Attention Boston based choreographers!

by Karen Krolak

Green Street Studios is accepting applications for its Winter 2009 Emerging Artists Program. Selected choreographers will receive 40 hours of rehearsal space, participate in 2 mentoring sessions with Martha Mason and Anna Myers, and be included in a concert in March. This is an amazing opportunity to create a new group piece and to network with other members of the dance community.

The 2008 Emerging Artists concert mentored by David Parker and Nicole Pierce featured a dynamic range of pieces by Jimena Bermejo, Kelli Edwards, Betsi Graves, and Gabrielle Orcha. The juxtaposition of Jimena's "Monster" alongside Kelli's somber trio was especially satisfying to me.

Having presented a new piece through a Space Grant, a similar program at Green Street, I really urge anyone who might be interested to apply. My assigned mentor, Tommy Neblett of Prometheus Dance, really challenged me to break my habits and investigate new methods of generating movement. The project prompted me to seek out new dancers, Julia Marx, Nikki Sao Pedro, and Caitlin Meehan, (who will all be dancing in Monkeyhouse's First Night performances).

Good luck, applications are due December 12.

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