Dance Omi Residency

Artist Residency: The Dance Omi International Dance Collective

Application Deadline: March 1, 2007
Residency Dates: August 21 to September 9, 2007

The Omi International Arts Center (in Ghent, New York, USA)

This program at the Omi International Arts Center brings together 10 international dance artists to spend 2 and a half weeks exploring collaboration. Though the program culminates in two informal showings on the Omi campus and in New York City (the latter presented by Dancenow/NYC in The Festival @ Dance Theater Workshop), the most unique aspect of this program is the absence of pressure to create a performance product. Rather, the program’s gently facilitated process emphasizes exploration, experimentation and collaboration. Applicants should be experienced professional dancers and/or choreographers who want to share ideas and process with other dancers from around the world. Applicants may be primarily choreographers or performers, but should have some proficiency in each of these areas. Dancers of ALL backgrounds and styles are welcome to apply (Modern, Contemporary, Ballet, Contact Improvisation, Ethnic Dance Forms, etc). It is recommended that applicants do not have specific projects in mind, and are open to working together with others on jointly conceived dance projects. Selected residents receive free room, board, studio space and access to Omi’s 300-acre facility and Sculpture Park (note that Omi is unable to provide travel funds) and commit to remaining for the entire residency and participating in the final concerts.

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Christopher K. Morgan at