Under Construction

under construction

Apply to show your choreography and engage in a facilitated dialogue with audience members this July 14 in Under Construction at The Dance Foundation in Birmingham. Liz Lerman’s “Critical Response” method (https://lizlerman.com) will be used to facilitate dialogue with the audience. The process is designed to uncover audiences’ general perspectives, meaning inferred, as well as more subjective responses to the works.  

Selected choreographers will

•Begin choreography on a new work

•Show between 4-6 minutes in length of the work in progress

•Participate in Critical Response method with audience immediately following showings 

•Share website and social media handles, if applicable; and publicity photos of the work in progress 

•Receive an honorarium of $300 plus 4 hours of studio space (based on availability) at The Dance Foundation


•Be a local choreographer, age 18 or older, of any dance style. 

•Reside within 45 miles of The Dance Foundation (1715 27th Ct S, Birmingham, AL 35209) 

•Recruit performers for the work

To Apply

Send an email to rachael@thedancefoundation.org with the following information: 

•the words “Application for Under Construction” in the subject line 

•In body of e-mail list the following:

Name and Bio 

Phone number and complete mailing address 

Link to an online video of 2-3 work samples, not to exceed 5 minutes total.

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