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.
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!
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!
"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
"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