DEVICES Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program in NYC | 2019
May 26-May 31, All Day
Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, 614 Thomas Hunter

DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program in NYC Led by Doug Varone and the Company Dancers  |  Enrollment: 10 – 12 choreographers

Application Deadline: April 7 Designed for experienced choreographers of all levels, this unique mentorship with Doug Varone is divided into three distinct parts over the course of several months beginning on May 26 with an intensive retreat in New York City. Up to 12 participants are selected through application.


DEVICES kicks off with an intensive retreat from 9am – 5:30pm in the dance studios of Hunter College in New York City. Over the course of six days, Doug will share ideas about craft, design and composition. Key to Doug’s process has been the development of finely honed creative games and devices, in which an abundance of material is built quickly then shaped and molded carefully to the specific needs of each dance. A “creation board” of dancers selected by Doug and the Company will be on hand so that participants can create their exercises and studies with dancers versed in this way of working. Company members will serve as guides and moderators throughout the week. Each day will begin with a warm-up improvisation class to prepare for the day’s activities. Various devices will be explored daily, allowing participating choreographers ample time to create small studies that embrace each new idea.


Following the conclusion of the week-long retreat, Doug will continue to mentor the participants one-on-one over the summer as they each create a new dance on their own dancers. Doug will be available for studio and video feedback.


The full slate of new dances will be presented in a mini-festival format in a New York City theater with full lighting capabilities and seats for up to 100 audience members (theater and dates to be announced).


Nonrefundable application fee: $35 Tuition for entire program: $1,500 We have a very limited pool of funds available for need/merit-based scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded based on the supplemental application materials that you submit; no additional materials are necessary. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, you must provide a brief statement of need (submitted with your supplemental application materials), detailing your financial situation and the funds that you have available. Application deadline: April 7


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