Bridge Project 2019 Choreographer Application / Winter Session
The Bridge Project is Velocity’s four-week program for movement-based artists new to making work in Seattle, or who have been making work in Seattle for three years or less.

This intensive residency offers four artists the opportunity to receive creative, financial, and administrative
support of a fully produced weekend of performances at Velocity. Choreographers receive up to 45 hours of free rehearsal space for a new project while working with a cast of auditioned dancers.

The project simultaneously offers dancers and choreographers the opportunity to bridge the gap between classroom work and performance while establishing relationships with a choreographer and other dancers.

We are now accepting applications for both Winter 2019 Bridge Project, and will be expecting four artists (one a UW Dance Resident).

Winter 2019 Bridge Project Dates:
• Audition // Saturday, December 8, 2018 / 3PM-5PM
• Intensive Residency // January 7-31, 2019 / M-F three (3) hours each day
• Tech Sharing // January 24, 2019 / 6PM-9:30PM
• Technical Week // January 28-31, 2019 / three (3)-hour tech + dress rehearsal
• Performances (four shows) // January 31-February 3 2019

For Winter 2019 Bridge Project, we are happy to continue the Bridge Project UW Dance Residency, a
partnership of Velocity and the UW Dance Program. This award will go to a graduate of the University of
Washington who has been choreographing in Seattle, outside of school, for three years or less. Graduate
must be available to rehearse at UW weeknights 6:30PM-9:30PM M-F (or have availability on weekends)

Bridge Project choreographers receive:
• Fully produced weekend of performances in Velocity’s Founders Theater
• Three (3) weeks of rehearsal space at either Velocity or UW (graduate applicant only), three (3)
hours a day (M-F)
• One (1) week of technical rehearsals and performances
• Costume stipend
• Velocity-produced audition to find your cast
(Performer audition is Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 3-5 pm in Founders Studio. Choreographers must be available at this time to teach material, select a cast, and stay afterwards to discuss casting and The Bridge Project artists.)

Questions? Email Velocity Associate Producer Erin Johnson: erinjohnson@velocitydancecenter.org

Name *
Address *
Email *
Phone Number *
Names and emails of major project collaborators, if applicable.
Provide a clear description of your proposed new project. Help us envision the ideas and concepts you hope to explore in this process, including as many details as possible. Please be sure to include the number of dancers you would like to work with. *
Note any technical considerations you foresee.
Please be specific
Why you think this project would be appropriate for The Bridge Project format? What do you hope to gain from the process? *
Your FIRST CHOICE rehearsal time preference for intensive residency(ies): *
Your SECOND CHOICE rehearsal time preference for intensive residency(ies): *
Your THIRD CHOICE rehearsal time preference for intensive residency(ies): *
Please paste a link to an online work sample (via Vimeo, Youtube, etc). Choose examples of your work in the studio or onstage that demonstrate ideas or concepts articulated in your project description. Samples should be between 3-5 min. in length, and should draw from no more than 3 works. If your sample is part of a longer video, please indicate where you would like the panel to start viewing. *
Password to link, if applicable.
Provide a description explaining what the work sample is, specifically how it relates to your application (choreography? abstract themes? artists?), and names of collaborators involved. Please indicate if you are in the sample provided (explain how we can identify you if so), as well as when the sample was recorded. *
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Are you a graduate of the University of Washington? *
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