Sunday, May 12, 2019

7MPR Themed Dance Theater Program: The Third Midnight Performance (Application Deadline: June 1)

7MPR Themed Dance Theater - The Second Midnight Performance / 7MPR Finale Dance

7Midnights Physical Research: Themed Dance Theater


7Midnights Physical Research is dedicated to the exploration of 7 social issues: Class, Education, Ability, Sexuality, Race, Age, Gender. Seven performances will take place throughout the year, and each performance will cover two or more than three topics of these social issues through dance. Each choreographer's work will express one or more themes of the seven social issues aligning with their thinking of dance and society. 

The 7 topics of social issues are going to be depicted by the dance movements through our "Themed Dance Theater" program. Our 7 topics are inspired by the 7 deadly sins and are aimed at investigating the dark side of humans and how they are shaped by our society.

We hope to bring out seven midnight performances in 2019. Each midnight performance will present 8-10 (experimental) dance pieces created by different choreographers, addressing one or more social issues in our society. In this way, we hope we can participate in the broader discussion of the relationship between dance and society.


About the topics of 7MPR Themed Dance Theater Performances

"Dark Lip"- Gender 

"Falling Apple"- Sexuality

"Milk Bottle"- Education 

"Moon Coin"- Class

"Cloud Balloon"- Ability

"Gray Bubble"- Race

"Tiny Wings"- Age

Important Notes: For Third Midnight Performance, dance works based on the themes of Education, Class, and Race issues will be directly selected to our Third Midnight Performance. Choreographer’s dance works must be in relation to one of the social issues! Each midnight performance will include different themed dance works based on choreographer’s application. For example, the First Midnight and Second Midnight Performance showed many works based on the themes of Dark Lip(Gender), Falling Apple(Sexuality), Tiny Wings(Age), and Cloud Balloon(Ability). And now, we hope to see more dance works addressing the themes of Class, Education, and Race issues in our upcoming performances.


7MPR Themed Dance Theater Program- Performance Dates 2019

The First Midnight in February 23, 2019

The Second Midnight in April 26, 2019

The Third Midnight in June 28, 2019

The Fourth Midnight in July, 2019 (Date TBA) 

Following Performance Dates TBA

The Fifth Midnight 

The Sixth Midnight 

The Seventh Midnight


Logistics of 7MPR Themed Dance Theater Program

Each of work must be no longer than 12mins.

Dress rehearsal will be at 3-7pm on the performance day. Each work will be allowed 20 minutes within this four-hours block.

Due to the nature of the space, lighting will be low-key but simple requests can be accommodated. 

There will be a Discussion Party with beers and snacks following each show, no longer than an hour. Beer will be for sale for $4, snacks will be complimentary.

The Third Midnight Performance will take place in June 28, 2019. Each performance will be an hour and 30 minutes in length (8-9:30pm).

(There might be a 10 minutes intermission based on different shows! )


How to Apply for 7MPR Themed Dance Theater Performance

Applicants will receive an Application Form after contacting us by our email: . Choreographers will be asked to fill out basic information about their proposed works. A link of work sample video is required for application, which can be a completed work, a previous work, or a work-in-progress.


Application Fee

Each applicant will be charged a $20 application fee, which is required and non-refundable. There will be an additional $30 for photograph and videotape, if choreographers would like to have their dance photo and video from us. Applicants will see the link of Paypal: PayPal.Me/7mpr on the bottom of the application form. Just click on it to submit your payment.  All the payment for photography and videotape must be done before the performance date.



Entrance Fee $15 (Donations Suggested)


The Venue of 7MPR Themed Dance Theater

7MPR Themed Dance Theater will take place at Arts on Site ( 3rd or 4th floor), which is located at:

12 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10003

(Performance will be on either 3rd or 4th floor)


If interested, please contact us at the email address listed:  / or 

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