The Bridge for Dance Inc. presents

 Uptown Rising Performance Series 

Artist In Residence Edition


The Uptown Rising Performance Series returns this Fall with our new Artist In Residence Performance Program!

Four unique artists will present work in a triple bill program alongside our artist in residence, kaycruddenco over two nights:

Night 1 : Friday, September 21, 2018 @7:30pm - Artists 1 & 2

Night 2 : Saturday, September 22, 2018 @7:30pm - Artists 3 & 4

All Choreographers will receive:

  • Video of performed work

  • Photos from tech and showcase 

  • Full Tech & Dress

  • Half price rehearsal space at Bridge for Dance Studios

  • Post performance networking session with the audience

  • Written feedback from the audience about their piece

  • Opportunity to showcase previously choreographed works, works in progress, or premiere new work. 

  • Chance to be selected as our next resident artist. 

Artist Requirements:

  • Pieces must be between 8-10 minutes in length

  • Group pieces are highly encouraged!


Tech & Show Dates:

Show 1: Saturday, September 21 @7:30pm

  • Tech Show 1: Friday, September 14 6:30-9:30pm

Show 2: Saturday, September 22 @ 7:30pm

  • Tech show 2: Saturday, September 15 6:30-9:30pm


About the Uptown Rising Performance Series:

Designed with the choreographer in mind, URPS strives to create affordable programs, workshops and performance opportunities that connect artists to the space, their art, and the to the growing community at the Bridge. Performances are held in our large studio turned black box theatre, providing the opportunity to explore new ideas, revisit works in progress, and build on the creative process; all within the comfort of an intimate setting! 


APPLY HERE

Application Deadline: Friday, August 10th

*A $10 application fee will be due to complete the application, if accepted, choreographers will be responsible for a $25 production fee.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation and understanding!


Keep scrolling for additional information on our resident artist & memorable moments from our previous performances!


About kaycruddenco: 

"We are currently in the process of creating a work which begins to unpack the complicated relationship between American society and the female body. Inspired by Alice and Wonderland, the article “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema", and Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues and The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History, the piece forces us to question our societal obsession with and oppression of the female body. We are interested in comparing, contrasting and juxtaposing contemporary control of the female body with that of the past. Text and contemporary pop music paired with pedestrian and athletic movement aims to both showcase progress made through the waves of feminism, expose areas where advancements haven’t been made, and challenge the audience to face their own associations with the female body." -kaycruddenco

 

 

 

  Uptown Rising Artist In Residence: Kailey McCrudden   2014 Diamond Research Scholars Grant recipient, Kailey McCrudden received a BFA in dance from Temple University in May 2015, summa cum laude. She performed in works by Andrea Miller and Larry Keigwin. Kailey also studied under Kun Yang-lin, Jillian Harris and Merian Soto. Now a NYC based choreographer and dancer, Kailey's work has been performed at various venues in NYC, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Atlanta. Kailey is currently a community actionist dancer at Gibney Dance Center, in addition to dancing for Erick Montes/danceable projects, Sophie Sotsky, Aaron Mcgloin Dance, mizantymoves, and Designated Movement, among others.  Her work has been commissioned by Nacre Dance Company, Ballet Forte, Triskelion Arts and was most recently selected as the first Uptown Rising Artist in Residence at the Bridge for Dance. 

Uptown Rising Artist In Residence: Kailey McCrudden

2014 Diamond Research Scholars Grant recipient, Kailey McCrudden received a BFA in dance from Temple University in May 2015, summa cum laude. She performed in works by Andrea Miller and Larry Keigwin. Kailey also studied under Kun Yang-lin, Jillian Harris and Merian Soto. Now a NYC based choreographer and dancer, Kailey's work has been performed at various venues in NYC, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Atlanta. Kailey is currently a community actionist dancer at Gibney Dance Center, in addition to dancing for Erick Montes/danceable projects, Sophie Sotsky, Aaron Mcgloin Dance, mizantymoves, and Designated Movement, among others.  Her work has been commissioned by Nacre Dance Company, Ballet Forte, Triskelion Arts and was most recently selected as the first Uptown Rising Artist in Residence at the Bridge for Dance. 


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"As a choreographer, I am interested in generating questions about the daily embodiment of the human experience. My work is interested in realizing the arbitrary nature of our mutual understanding and assumptions by connecting the audience with movements humans do every day, taking a simple nod of the head out of context provokes thoughts about the socially constructed way we move through life without second thought." - Kailey McCrudden

Photos of Past Performances