Solar Powered Again

Solar One is currently accepting submissions for its Second Annual Solar Powered Dance Festival to take place over two weekends this summer, as part of the 2006 Solar Powered Arts Festival. Emerging artists are strongly encouraged to submit materials for consideration by the festival selection panel.

DEADLINE: February 28, 2006

After last year’s successful inaugural season, Solar One is pleased to announce its second annual Solar Powered Dance Festival. Over the course of our 2005 festival, hundreds of visitors and artists
appreciated and enjoyed the richness of the arts experience at our unique solar-powered venue in Stuyvesant Cove Park, located on Manhattan’s East River waterfront. This year, we will again
provide a much-needed new venue for dance and produce an exciting line up of performances by emerging choreographers.

Solar One’s 2006 Solar Powered Dance Festival will be held over two weekends in Summer 2006 and will be divided into two three-day programs (Program A: July 27-29; Program B: August 3-5).
Performances will take place in the evening on our 20-foot by 24-foot eco-outdoor stage, made from recycled materials and overlooking the East River. (Please note that the stage design does not include curtains, wings or lighting equipment.) As with our 2005 festival, the sound system for the Solar Powered Dance Festival will be powered entirely by energy collected on the solar-paneled roof of the Solar 1 building. Each soloist or group will perform three evenings and is expected to contribute pieces ranging anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes in length. Performances should be accessible to a general audience and appropriate for all age groups. Ten hours of free rehearsal time
on stage will be allotted to each individual or group, and each choreographer will receive an honorarium.

Those interested in participating should send in a complete piece of work, cued to a five-minute segment, on DVD or video, preferably the piece they intend to perform for the festival, along with contact information and a brief bio. Please deliver submissions to Solar 1, located at East 23rd Street and the East River in Manhattan (10am – 5pm, Monday – Friday) by February 28, 2006. Submission materials, postmarked no later than February 25, 2006, may also be mailed to:

Solar One
2006 Solar Powered Dance Festival
24-20 FDR Drive, Service Road East
New York, NY 10010

If you would like your materials returned to you, please include a self-addressed stamped mailer with submission. (Materials may also be picked up at Solar One during the first week of April.)For additional information regarding this year’s Solar Powered Dance Festival and Solar One’s summer arts programs, please visit our website at or contact Artistic Director Tamar Rogoff at

Solar 1 is New York’s only stand-alone, solar powered learning center. Through unique green energy, education and arts programming, Solar One has dedicated itself to inspiring New Yorkers to embrace energy-conscious and environmentally responsible lifestyles.

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