Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Deadline Approaching! Uptown Rising Performance Series is now accepting applications for Summer 2019 Season!


The Bridge for Dance Inc Presents: The Uptown Rising Performance Series

The Bridge for Dance Uptown Rising Performance Series is now accepting choreographer applications for their Summer 2019 Season!

After presenting 50+ artists in our inaugural 2018 season, Uptown Rising returns in 2019 with the Emerging Choreographers Series! We are proud to give artists the affordable opportunity to present their work, receive written audience feedback, and the chance to win free rehearsal space and an optional workshop courtesy of the Bridge for Dance!

About Uptown Rising:

Designed with the choreographer in mind, the Uptown Rising Performance Series strives to create affordable programs, workshops and performance opportunities that connect artists to the space, their art, and to the growing community at the Bridge.

Performances are held in our large studio turned black box theatre, providing the opportunity to explore new ideas, revisit works in progress, and build on the creative process; all within the comfort of an intimate setting!

Choreographers will receive written feedback submitted by the audience and gain access to half-priced space throughout their process. The audience will vote for their favorite piece from each night; following the performance will we host a Q&A session and networking reception, allowing artists the space to discuss their work and process!


Chosen Artists will receive:
-Video of performed work
-Full tech & dress rehearsal
-Discounted rehearsal space at Bridge for Dance Studios
-Exclusive choreographer showings to network with the fellow artists
-Post performance Q&A session and networking reception
-Written feedback from the audience
-Opportunity to showcase previously choreographed works, works in progress, or premiere new work

*Choreographers can request photos be taken during tech rehearsal for a rate of $25

-All images taken during Tech Rehearsal

-Images in JPEG format, both full size for print and web ready versions.

-Custom processing and cropping.

-Images delivered via DropBox.


Audience Favorite Uptown Rising Choreographers will receive:

-4 hours of free rehearsal space at Bridge for Dance Studios
-4 months of half-priced space at Bridge for Dance
-Optional 1 ½ hr workshop to be held at Bridge for Dance

Following the performance will we host a Q&A session and networking reception, allowing artists the space to discuss their work and process! 



*Choreographers will be featured in one of the three shows based on their availability and preference!

- Show 1 - 

Saturday, June 29 | 7:30pm

Tech: Friday, June 28

Application Deadline: Friday, May 24

Notification of Acceptance: Saturday, May 25

Choreographers Meeting: Friday, June 21 | 6:00pm


- Show 2 - 

Saturday, July 27 | 7:30pm

Tech: Friday, July 26

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 20

Notification of Acceptance: Friday, June 21

Choreographers Meeting: Friday, July 19 | 6:00pm


- Show 3 - Musical Theatre & Jazz 

Saturday, August 24 | 7:30pm

Tech: Friday, August 23

Application Deadline: Friday, July 19

Notification of Acceptance: Saturday, July 20

Choreographers Meeting: Friday, August 16 | 6:00pm



*$12 application fee will be due upon submission.

**Participating Choreographers will be responsible for a $50 production fee and can be paid in installments.

We can't wait to see your artistry!

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