First Look

First Look is an annual curated program of work by emerging and established dance artists presented by Brooklyn Ballet.

Applications are now open for Brooklyn Ballet's 2017 First Look program, taking place July 21-22 at The Actors Fund Arts Center.

First Look is an annual curated program of work by emerging and established dance artists presented by Brooklyn Ballet. Selected artists present work up to 12 minutes-long with full stage lighting, a technical rehearsal, technical staff and marketing support, all free of charge. First Look aims to give Brooklyn audiences a “first look” at a dance work - either a new piece or a work not yet seen in Brooklyn.

We welcome applications from emerging and established choreographers exploring new work. Works of any genre will be considered, and works in progress are welcome. Performances will take place at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Downtown Brooklyn. Preference will be given to work showcasing creative investigation and inquiry. We look for choreographers who display thoughtfulness and curiosity about their craft.

Benefits to the Artists:

  • Fully produced dance work with stage lighting and technical staff.

  • Video footage of the work.

  • $5/hour rehearsal space at Brooklyn Ballet studio (pending availability).

  • Marketing support.

Application Requirements:

  • The work presented must be 12 minutes or less.

  • It must be a new work, or a work created within the last two years.

  • The work must not have been presented in Brooklyn within the past three months.

  • The work sample may be different than the piece you wish to present, but choreographic reels, or edited footage will not be accepted.

  • Only 1 piece per choreographer will be accepted.

Application deadline is May 25, 2017 at 11:59pm.

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For questions or further information, please email info@brooklynballet.org.