The Bridge for Dance, Inc. presents

 Uptown Rising Performance Series


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About the Uptown Rising Performance Series:

After presenting 50+ artists in our inaugural 2018 season, Uptown Rising returns in 2019 with the Emerging Choreographers Series! We are proud to give artists the affordable opportunity to present their work and receive written audience feedback. Additionally, one choreographer from each show will win free space and the opportunity to teach a 2 hour workshop at the Bridge for Dance!

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! 

All choreographers will receive:
-Video of performed work
-Full tech & dress rehearsal
-Discounted rehearsal space at Bridge for Dance Studios
-Exclusive choreographer showings to network with the fellow artists
-Post performance Q&A session and networking reception
-Written feedback from the audience
-Opportunity to showcase previously choreographed works, works in progress, or premiere new work

*Choreographers can request photos be taken during tech rehearsal by

Eric Bandiero of On Pointe Photo

$25 Photo Rate will include:

-All images taken during Tech Rehearsal

-Images in JPEG format, both full size for print and web ready versions.

-Custom processing and cropping.

-Images delivered via DropBox.

Additionally, Audiences will vote on their favorite artist from each show!

Audience Favorite Uptown Rising Choreographers will receive:

-4 hours of free rehearsal space at Bridge for Dance Studios
-4 months of half-priced space at Bridge for Dance
-Optional 1 ½ hr workshop to be held at Bridge for Dance

Following the performance will we host a Q&A session and networking reception, allowing artists the space to discuss their work and process! 

Apply Now for Summer 2019!

*Choreographers will be featured in one of the three shows, and should provide two choices based on their availability and preference!

- Show 1 - 

Saturday, June 22 | 7:30pm

Tech: Friday, June 21

Choreographers Meeting: Thursday, June 13 | 6:00pm


- Show 2 - 

Saturday, July 27 | 7:30pm

Tech: Friday, July 26

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 20

Notification of Acceptance: Friday, June 21

Choreographers Meeting: Friday, July 19 | 6:00pm


- Show 3 - 

Saturday, August 24 | 7:30pm

Tech: Friday, August 23

Application Deadline: Friday, July 19

Notification of Acceptance: Saturday, July 20

Choreographers Meeting: Friday, August 16 | 6:00pm



*$12 application fee will be due upon submission.

**Participating Choreographers will be responsible for a $50 production fee

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Photos of Past Performances