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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Choreographers Call! Uptown Rising Performance Series Fall/Winter '22-23 Season at the Bridge for Dance


After presenting over 200 artists since it's inaugural 2018 season, the Bridge for Dance is excited to bring back it's flagship choreographers showcase - the Uptown Rising Performance Series!

Designed with the choreographer in mind, Uptown Rising provides choreographers the space and opportunity to premeire new ideas and revisit previous works in an intimate setting. Our shows are hosted in our large studio-turned-black box space. Additionally, each audience member is given the opportunity to write down feedback after each piece, which we send to the choreographers post-performance. We then close out the evening with a moderated Q&A with all the choreographers and a brief post-performance reception. 


SHOW 1 - Saturday, November 19 | 7:30 PM

TECH - Friday, November 18 | Application Deadline: Sunday, October 16

SHOW 2 - Saturday, December 17 | 7:30 PM

TECH - Friday, December 16 | Application Deadline: Sunday, Nov 6


SHOW 3 - Saturday, January 28 | 7:30 PM

TECH - Friday, January 27 | Application Deadline: Sunday, December 11


SHOW 4 - Saturday, February 25 | 7:30 PM

TECH - Friday, February 24 | Application Deadline: Sunday, January 15


Participating Artists Will Receive:
- Space to premiere new ideas or works in progress
- Audience written feedback
- Post-performance Q&A w/ audience
- Discounted rehearsal space courtesy of the Bridge for Dance (from program acceptance - performance)
- Photos taken at tech and show ($30 package rate to be paid directly to photographer)

Audience will vote on their favorite piece of the evening, UR Audience Favorite will recieve:

- Free 2 hour workshop to be taught at Bridge for Dance (optional)

- 2 hrs of free space at Bridge for Dance studios

- Complimentry slot in the next Uptown Rising showcase (Spring/Summer/Fall 2023) 


*$8 application fee 
**$40 participation fee to be paid prior to tech rehearsal

***We understand that financial affordability looks different for everyone. If you would like to apply for Uptown Rising but cannot afford the application/production fee, please email Robert Redick at 


We can't wait to see your artistry!

Robert Redick - Bridge for Dance Production Coordinator | 212-749-1165

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