THE SPRING 2024 WIP APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!
Applications Due: February 29th 11:59pm
Performance: May 10 7pm at 33 Hawley St
The Spring 2024 WIP will be a part of the
Improvisational Performance Weekend: Celebrating the lives of Nancy Stark Smith and Peter Schmitz.
*We will only be programming improvisational works for this round of WIP.*
Each season, WIP artists are selected by a rotating panel of peer artists. The panel selects a range of artists: established and emerging, local and visiting, who demonstrate a spirit of inquiry and experimentation. We have showcased artists ages 20-65, and focus on programming artists of color, and artists who identify as female, queer and non-binary.
What is WIP?
The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought presents WIP (works-in-progress), a performance series that showcases developing movement-based works on Sunday afternoons. WIP values sharing research and experimentation, rather than presenting finished works, and welcomes applications from emerging and established artists.
The curatorial team choosing WIP choreographers is composed of fellow dance artists located in the Pioneer Valley. We are looking to create performances showcasing a diverse range of established and emerging artists, as well as those local to the valley and beyond.
Students are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to artists who are not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. Preference will also be given to those who have not yet shown in the WIP series.
We ask that works presented in WIP do not exceed 15 minutes.
WIP is curated by a rotating team of working choreographers and movement artists.
BIG thanks to our past curators, Meredith Bove, Mary Beth Brooker, Dante Brown, Sofia Engelman, Lesley Farlow, Nikki Lee, Kate Martel, Katie Martin, Madison Palffy, Kate Seethaler, Cat Wagner, and Lailye Weidman!
Spring 2023 WIP Photos:
Spring 2022 WIP photos:
Photos by Peter Raper from WIP XVIII (March 13, 2022)