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Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities & Funding:  Current listings for the U.S., Latin America, Europe & Asia: Princess Grace Choreography Award, NYC; Dance Camera West, CA; BalletX Open Call, Philadelphia; Fertile Ground Open Call, NYC; Chicago Dance Makers Forum Residency; Sibu Festival Open Call, Malaysia; TRIP Residency, Australia; Art Continuum Residency, Thailand; Goa Residcney, India; Nomades Residency, UK

New Works & Events: World premieres by Pontus Lidberg, David Dawson, Crystal Pite, Justin Peck, Stanton Welch, Cathy Marston, Bryan Arias, Felix Landerer, Jiří Bubeníček, Kaiji Moriyama, New Boston Ballet’s ChoreograpHER.

Trending: New York City Ballet Art Series: Shantell Martin

Learning Opportunities: BIDE in Barcelona; AFD at Duke University; ImPulse in Vienna

Competition: Choreographic competitions in Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, and UK

New Movies: Hamiltons Andy Blankenbuehler to choreograph Cats musical film adaptation

New Books: Physical Dramaturgy: Perspectives from the Field by Rachel Bowditch, Jeff Casazza, and Annette Thornton 






CALIFORNIA: Choreographers and dance companies in Southern California are invited to apply to the So-Cal Dance Festival.  The mission of So-Cal Dance Invitational is to provide access to professional concert dance to the public and to connect the diverse dance community of Southern California. Apply by February 9, 2019. Visit:


CALIFORNIA: Dance film choreographers are invited to consider Los Angeles’ Dance Camera West 2020, which is calling for submissions. The festival is open to film media in any dance style or genre. Categories include: short films, feature length, documentary, animation, and interactive dance media. Apply by June 16, 2019Visit:


ILLINOIS: Choreographers of diverse genres are invited to apply for Chicago Dancemakers Forum Residency. Select applicants, based on their artistic vision and potential for creative growth, will be invited to submit expanded proposals for a second round of consideration. Four selected awardees will each receive $15,000, combined with a year of mentorship supporting their research, development, and presentation of new work.  Apply by February 5, 2019. Visit:


ILLINOIS: Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is seeking choreographers for the 8th Annual Emerging Choreographers Showcase. The showcase creates the opportunity for emerging artists to debut and mature their voice, while simultaneously providing an environment in which established dancers and choreographers can experiment in taking their work in new directions.  Apply by February 22, 2019. Visit:


MARYLAND: US Artists International supports performances by American artists at cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe with grants of up to $15,000.  Apply by  April 3, 2019 for projects taking place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTS: XSection Dance and Science Film Festival seeks collaboration between dance - science - film and is now accepting submissions. The methodologies of scientific research and dance creation are abstract. Films can document visual forms and create a tangible record of these concepts. Apply by April 30, 2019Visit


MASSACHUSETTS: Through the New England Dance Fund, the New England Foundation for the Arts will award small, catalytic grants of $500 to $1,000 directly to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance.  Apply by February 8, 2019. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTS: National Dance Project Production Grants provide funding to artists/companies to create new dance works, as well as touring subsidies to U.S. organizations that bring that work to their communities. Apply by March 1, 2019. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTSThe Yard at Martha’s Vineyard offers Offshore Creation Residencies of two to three weeks, emphasizing the collaborative nature of dance making. Daily access to studio and/or theater will be provided, with option to lead community class or residency-related workshop and culminating in a minimum of two public performances. Residency artists are hand-selected by Yard staff after review of live performances or showings. There is no formal application process. Interested artists are encouraged to send press kits and information to The Yard for review. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces the ChoreograpHER Initiative, a multi-year commitment in support of emerging female choreographers from within the company and beyond. Boston Ballet’s ChoreograpHER initiative establishes a model for female dance students and professional dancers to develop choreographic skills and invests in new, innovative works by female artists. Visit:


MICHIGAN: The Rabbit Island Foundation and Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts announce a new 2019 residency opportunity: The three-week Choreographer and Composer Residency encourages collaboration between a choreographer and composer in a wild natural setting offering time, space, and financial support to explore environmental concerns through dance and music. Apply by February 15, 2019. Visit:


NEW JERSEY: Applications are open for Small Plates Choreography Festival, a curated dance performance series to be presented on May 11, 2019 in New Jersey. Performances in Richmond, Virginia will be on June 28 & 29, 2019. Apply by March 1, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Princess Grace Choreography Awards Program is now accepting applications for its Choreography Grant Opportunity, available between September 1, 2019 & August 31, 2020.  Apply by April 30, 2019.  Fellowships are awarded to an emerging choreographer through the nominating organization to help fund the creation of a new work. Visit:


NEW YORK: Creative Capital supports bold, challenging, and genre-stretching ideas from artists across the country. The program offers project funding, mentorship and advisory services, workshops, and webinars.  Apply by February 28, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Fertile Ground is a non-curated showcase for emerging and/or established artists produced with full production values. This series offers an excellent opportunity for participants to share new and developing work and receive informative feedback in a supportive environment.  Applications are accepted on an ongoing, first-come, first-served basis until the performance dates are full. Visit:


NEW YORK: The 47th Annual Dance on Camera Festival, running July 12 -15, 2019, provides a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, as well as intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works. Submissions are being accepted now. Apply by April 15, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: BRIClab is a commissioning and residency development program for Brooklyn- and New York City-based artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work.  Artists receive stipends and an intensive residency in BRIC’s artist studio with development time, opportunities for artistic mentoring, and work-in-process performances.  Apply by February 7, 2019Visit:


NEW YORK: Designed with the choreographer in mind, the Uptown Rising Performance Series strives to create affordable programs, workshops and performance opportunities that connect artists to the space, their art, and to the growing community at the Bridge. Apply by February 9, 2019. The performance will be on March 30, 2019Visit


NEW YORK: Concrete Temple Theatre’s, Concrete Boom: Volume 2, will support four artists/companies by presenting 15 minutes of an advance-stage work-in-progress at Dixon Place on June 11 & 12, 2019. Selected artists/companies will receive a $500 stipend to help defer their production costs. Apply by February 15, 2019. Visit:


NORTH CAROLINA: ADF’s Movies By Movers is a bi-annual festival dedicated to the celebration of the conversation between the body and the camera. Submissions for the 2019 season are now open.  Apply by February 23, 2019Visit


NORTH CAROLINA: The Choreographic Development Residency is a 5-week program to foster the development of new work by emerging choreographers of exceptional promise. UNCSA Summer Dance will award four choreographers the opportunity to further their choreographic research and create new dance works. Residency will run June 16 – July 20, 2019. Apply by February 28, 2019. Visit:


OREGON: NW Dance Project announces a call for entries for its Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition to identify two emerging choreographers who will have the opportunity to create an original work. Apply by March 31, 2019. Visit:


PENNSYLVANIA: BalletX artistic leaders and a distinguished panel of dance experts will select one promising choreographer to create a world premiere work on the BalletX Company. Apply by March 29, 2019. Visit:


WASHINGTON, DC: Dance Places New Releases Festival is an annual, audition-based mixed-bill presentation featuring new works by established and emerging choreographers. Sign up for audition on March 7 & 8, 2019. Visit:




AUSTRALIA: Australian Ballet is calling submissions from its female classically trained dancers/choreographers. The purpose of the initiative is to encourage and foster professional skills development for emerging female choreographers creating work in the classical and modern ballet genres. Apply by February 28, 2019. Visit:


AUSTRALIATRIP (Tasdance Residencies for Independent Practice) offers professional choreographic residencies from September to December to develop a new dance work, specific aspects or ideas within the resident’s dance practice, or for choreographic and other research.  Applications for 2019 are currently being accepted.  Visit:


AUSTRALIA: QL2 Dance offers curated residencies both to young people (up to age 26), and older artists. Curated residencies provide theatre or studio space without charge, and may also include other support.  Write to Artistic Director Ruth Osborne to apply.  Visit:


AUSTRIA: Atlas is a training program for emerging dance artists. It offers a dynamic environment that allows young dance artists with first choreographic experience to intensively work on their professional development. The program will take place July 11 - August 11, 2019. Apply by April 15, 2019. Visit:


BRAZIL: Casa Na Ilha Art Residency Program is based in a colonial house on the Island  of Ilhabela, Brazil. The residency program is an initiative to provide a space to encourage creativity and exchange of ideas among artists from different disciplines.  Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis. Visit:


CANADA: For emerging modern dance choreographers, the celebrated Circuit-Est Choreographic Centre in Montréal, Québec, offers residencies for generative and/or disciplinary works. To be considered for a residency you must: be involved in a career in contemporary dance; utilize a research perspective and questioning process in your work; demonstrate artistic quality and show a distinctive and promising choreographic signature; already have presented your work to the public (minimum of two productions in a professional context); and use the residency time to work on a creation intended to be broadcast. Apply by March 1, 2019. Visit:


CROATIA: Mediterranean Dance Center San Vincenti is now accepting applications for its residency. Apply by February 3, 2019. Visit:


FRANCE: La Manufacture, a non-profit center for dance in Aurillac, welcomes emerging artists and young companies for a period of one month to one year. The objective of this residency is to choreograph a piece or remount an existing piece. Visit:


GERMANY: Interdisciplinary choreographers are invited to apply for six- to twelve-week performing arts residencies at Dance Research NRW 2019. Residencies include rent-free accommodation and a grant of up to 6000Euros, plus personal support, mentoring, and guidance. Apply by February 18, 2019. Visit:


GERMANY: The Tanja Liedtke Foundation is now accepting applications from Australian dancers/choreographers for the Tanja Liedtke Fellowship taking place July 29-August 25, 2019Visit:


GERMANY: dance-techAIR at Lake Studios Berlin is accepting applications for its residency, which offers international interdisciplinary movement and media artists the possibility to live and make art in a peaceful artist-run working, living and performance space in Berlin. Rolling deadline. Visit:


GREECE: The highest-level event in the world of dance, 54th World Congress will take place June 26 - 30, 2019 in Athens. Open to researchers, dance teachers, and choreographers from all forms of dance. Visit:


INDIA: Omaggio Performing Company Goa is accepting applications for its residency. Submissions are accepted throughout the year. Visit:


IRELAND: The Irish Aerial Creation Centre is offering residency opportunities for aerial dance/circus artists between April and November 2019. Apply by March 1, 2019. Visit:


ITALY: The experimental dance festival Bellanda Suite IV has an open call to select short choreographic pieces by Italian and European performers who want to compete and show their own perspective. The festival will take place on May 25, 2019. Apply by March 31, 2019. Visit:


ITALY: Kulturfactory Performing Art Residency Program hosts artists seven times a year for one week/one month for a creative opportunity in a contemporary environment and to stay at the Villa Santa Maria Estate, located in one of the most creative areas in the world. Apply for residency by April 15, 2019. Visit:


MALAYSIA: Sibu International Dance Festival (SIDF) will run August 13-17, 2019. The festival is open to all forms of dance, traditional or contemporary, and welcomes artists from all age groups and diverse cultures. Apply by April 30, 2019. Visit:


NORWAYDansearena nord, a regional center in Northern Norway, is seeking emerging modern dance choreographers with both a national and international orientation for its residency program. Apply by February 10, 2019. Visit:


THAILAND: Art Continuum Residency is a creative environment and alternative education platform featuring workshops and events. Its focus is on the fields of poetry, dance improvisation, experimental theatre, and film. The residency will take place February 23 - March 18. Apply by February 20, 2019. Visit:


TURKEY: SOLO Contemporary Dance Festival will run June 28 - 30, 2019. As participants in the festival, choreographers and dancers from around the world are requested to perform a solo piece which is new, original, imaginative, unique and which displays unusual achievement. Apply by May 5, 2019. Visit:


UK: Affiliate of the Compagnie Maguy Marin, the RAMDAM is an art center that supports creation, artistic synergy, and interdisciplinary research. The call for residencies is open to artists or teams of all practices devoted to creation, research, or experimentation. Apply by February 3, 2019. Visit:


UK: Nomades Program 2019-2020 is calling for projects for its residency. The selected artistic teams will be invited to immerse themselves in different spaces to create a work. The Nomades program guarantees financial support for coproduction of 10,000 euros and lodging for 4 people maximum during the residency. Apply by February 15, 2019. Visit:






CALIFORNIA: San Francisco Ballet will present world a premiere by SF Ballet’s Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov. The performance will take place March 27 - April 7, 2019. Visit:


CALIFORNIA: San Francisco Ballet will present new work by Liam Scarlett from March 29 - April 9, 2019. The program also includes works by Justin Peck and Arthur Pita. Visit:


ILLINOIS: Led by choreographer Yuri Possokhov, world premiere of Anna Karenina is a collaboration between The Joffrey Ballet and The Australian Ballet. The ballet enlists an all-star creative team, including Possokhov and composer Ilya Demutsky, who was the 2016 Golden Mask Award recipient, Russia's most prestigious theater honor. Performance runs February 13-24, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: The boldly inventive choreographer and artistic director of Gallim, Andrea Miller, returns to The Joyce after a year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as its first choreographic Artist-in-Residence to present the world premiere of To Create a World. The piece is a culmination of research that began at the ancient Temple of Dendur and resulted in a unique movement language that takes audiences from a pre-human past to a post-human future. Performances take place February 12-17, 2019. Watch:


TEXAS: Houston Ballet features a world premiere created for the company by Justin Peck. The program also includes works by Azure Barton and Jiří Kylián. The performance will take place March 21-24, 2019. Visit:


TEXAS: Choreographer Stanton Welch AM brings his own interpretation to the classic story of the strong mythological heroine, the huntress Sylvia, and her love for a mortal shepherd. The ballet is set to Léo Delibes’ famous score and provides an opportunity to see the classic story through Welch’s unique and creative narrative. Houston Ballet’s performances run February 21 - March 3, 2019. Visit:


WASHINGTON STATE: The second mixed bill of Pacific Northwest Ballet season offers Peter Boal’s seasonal selections, handpicked to introduce the audience to dance makers who are evolving the art form. Boal’s interest in American choreographers Robyn Mineko Williams and Matthew Neenan prompted commissions to make new works for the company. These works are joined by a third new-to-PNB work by Justin Peck, set to a score by Sufjan Stevens. The performance will run March 15-24, 2019. Visit:




AUSTRIA: The Austrian performance company Liquid Loft, directed by choreographer Chris Haring, presents the new piece Models of Reality, an attempt to locate and develop a topography of the body using imaginary cartography and a varied spectrum of audio recordings. The performance will have its Austrian premiere on February 21, 2019. Visit:


CANADA: Jonathon Young and Crystal Pite revise an archetypal comic plot to serve as the basis for choreography in a true hybrid of contemporary theatre and dance. In Revisor, eight Kidd Pivot dancers embody the recorded dialogue of some of Canada’s finest actors, exploring conflict, comedy and corruption in the potent relationship between language and the body. World premiere is on February 20, 2019. Visit:


FRANCE: Meilleurs voeux et rendez-vous will take place May 17 - June 22, 2019. Choreographers from around the world will present their works.


FRANCE: Three unique visions of dance and theater are brought together for Paris Operas new program. Choreographers include German choreographer Marco Goecke, Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Performances run February 5 - March 2, 2019. Visit:


HONG KONG: The Hong Kong International Choreography Festival is modelled specifically after the residency (HKICAROS) to provide opportunities to local and international artists living and working in Hong Kong to interact and work with international artists from across the world. The festival will take place June 27-29, 2019Visit:


ITALY: Jiří Bubeníček will premiere Carmen with Teatro dellOpera di Roma. Bubeníček’s modern choreography harnesses musical characteristics and translates them into elegant yet visceral movement that uncovers new, unseen potentials in Bizet’s rich and masterfully crafted score. Premieres on February 2, 2019. Visit:


JAPAN: The Yokohama Dance Collection ’19 will run until February 17, 2019. The festival provides a platform for new and upcoming choreographers and features choreographic competitions and dance performances. Visit:


JAPAN: National Ballet of Japan will present choreographic works of the company’s dancers from March 29-31, 2019. The project began with former Artistic Director David Bintley, to provide company artists the opportunity to present their works. Visit:


JAPAN: Series 10, Mixture of Tradition and Future will premiere Hanago on February 22, 2019. Choreographed by Kaiji Moriyama, Hanago is based on Noh - Japanese traditional dance. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: Both Bryan Arias and Felix Landerer will create their first ever piece for NDT 2. Together with the critically acclaimed Midnight Raga by Marco Goecke and Simple Things by maestro Hans van Manen, this program shows a wealth of powerful pieces. The performance will take place March 7 - June 15, 2019. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: Dutch National Ballet Associate Artist David Dawsons Requiem is a monumental new work that explores the essence of faith as a fundamental belief in life. His choreography explores the behavior of angels and the concept of separating the soul from the body while imagining an existence free from the fear of death. Performances run February 9 - March 1, 2019. Visit:


UK: The 41st edition of Les Hivernales features 22 companies and 32 performances, including 16 premieres. In addition, Les Hivernales will offer 17 workshops to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diversity of contemporary dance. The festival will run until February 16, 2019. Visit


UK: As Richard Alston Dance Company enters its 25th year, the acclaimed company makes the first of its final two visits to Sadlers Wells with a mixed program featuring two new works and the revival of Proverb, one of Alston’s most telling pieces, set to the vocals of Steve Reich. Detour, Martin Lawrances new work, is set to Michael Gordon’s pulsing Timber with the choreographer’s customary quick-paced style. The programs are in theater on March 1 & 3. 2019. Watch:


UK: BalletBoyz has always been a company to forge exciting new collaborations and create inventive projects. Them/Us, is created closely with the dancers of the company and the Olivier Award-winning choreographer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Christopher Wheeldon. The performance runs March 5-9, 2019. Visit:


UK: Inspired by Greek mythology and historic Hellenic dances, Russell Maliphant’s The Thread explores the changing forms of traditional and contemporary dance. The Thread features the explosive electronic guitar music of Greek composer Vangelis, whose famous score for Chariots of Fire won him an Oscar in 1981. In theater from March 15-17, 2019. Visit:


UK: Northern Ballet will perform a new production of Victoria from March 26-30, 2019. Choreographed by Cathy Marston, this latest creation of Victoria reveals the life of one of history’s most intriguing women – a life so fascinating that her daughter Beatrice tried to rewrite history. Retold 200 years after Victoria’s birth, this major new production features dramaturgy by Uzma Hameed (Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works) and an original score by Philip Feeney. Visit:


UK: In 2016, English National Ballet made headlines when it commissioned three female choreographers to create work that both celebrated and promoted women’s voices in dance. In their follow-up to that, the Sadler’s Wells Associate Company, English National Ballet revives Annabelle Lopez Ochoas biopic of Frida Kahlo, Broken Wings and Pina Bauschs Epic, Harrowing And Ecstatic. And, for her first main-stage commission, Stina Quagebeur, a first artist with the company, takes inspiration from Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House in her new work, Nora. The performance will take place April 4-13, 2019. Watch:


UK: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch was forged over decades performing Pina Bausch’s huge catalogue of extraordinary work. Following the choreographer’s death in 2009, the company is now ready to embark on the expansion of this hallowed repertoire. New Piece I marks the creation of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s first full-length work by a guest choreographer, while also being the first work that Greek choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou has created outside of his own company. UK premiere is on February 14, 2019. Visit:


UK: Norwegian choreographer, director and award-winning playwright Alan Lucien Øyen takes on the challenge to create the second new full-length piece for the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. UK premiere is on February 22, 2019. Watch:


UK: The Royal Ballet makes its first appearance in the newly refurbished Linbury Theatre, performing five world premieres to contemporary music never before used for dance. Choreographers are Aletta Collins, Alexander Whitley, Goyo Montero, Royal Ballet Soloist Calvin Richardson and principal character artist Kristen McNally.  Performances are February 6-9, 2019. Visit:


UK: The Royal Ballet School and The Royal Ballet share the stage for a mixed programme. The Royal Ballet School presents a new work choreographed by Liam Scarlett that shows the wonderful appeal of dance through the skill of talented new dancers. Showing February 12-16, 2019. Visit:


TRENDING: New York City Ballet Art Series: Shantell Martin


The NYCB Art Series brings cutting-edge talent to the ballet by asking artists to create site-specific installations for its Lincoln Center home. During the 2019 winter performance period, British artist Shantell Martin brings her free-flowing black and white drawings to the NYCB Art series Visit:


In preparation for the project, Martin observed the dancers in class and rehearsal and delved into their psyches through a questionnaire to learn more about them.


“Speaking to some of the dancers, I’ve learned that this is more than a passion, it’s more than an art form, it’s more than a lifestyle. It’s incredibly inspiring to meet people working in a different medium that share a similar journey. I think these two art forms have always intersected. When it’s done right, it’s amazing.”


Martin’s drawings are on view at NYCB throughout the 2019 winter performance period. Special Art Series performances, including an after-party, will take place on February 2, February 8, & March 2, 2019.


Tickets cost $35 and audience members will receive an exclusive collectible takeaway gift designed by Martin. NYCB will also host free, public viewing hours, February 16 - February 24.






NORTH CAROLINA: Each year, over 400 dance students and artists from around the world converge on the campus of Duke University to discover the endless possibilities at the American Dance Festival School. Under the direction of Dean Leah Cox, the school hosts its core summer programs of the Summer Dance Intensive, the Pre-Professional Dance Intensive, and the Dance Professional Workshops. Apply by March 1, 2019 for scholarship. Visit:




SPAIN: Each year a Barcelona International Dance Exchange (BIDE) lab-meeting takes place in Barcelona with around 60 professionals in performing arts coming from 25 countries, welcoming dancers, choreographers and cultural managers for a networking and exchange platform.  Apply by April 1, 2019. Visit:


UK: Choreography Course with Seke Chimutengwende will take place from February 12 - March 5, 2019. The course allows participants to investigate the relationship between improvisation and choreography in a four-week course for adults. Visit:




GERMANY: 33. International Choreographic Competition Hannover 2019 will take place on June 21 & 22, 2019. Choreographers under the age of 35 may apply. Apply by April 17, 2019. Visit:


ITALY:  Young and emerging contemporary dance choreographers are invited to apply for the Premio Prospettiva Danza Competition in Padua. The competition is open to European dancers and choreographers ages 18-40. Four finalists will be chosen whose pieces will then be presented to an international jury in the Teatro Verdi. Apply by March 17, 2019. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: The Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition, a platform for choreographers, is calling for applications. Thanks to this competition, which features awards and an XL production award prize of 100.000 euros, the new choreographers will have the opportunity to develop themselves further by integrating into the professional dance world. The competition will take place June 27-29, 2019. Apply by March 1, 2019. Visit:


POLAND: Choreographic Competition 3…2…1…DANCE! (9th edition) includes solo works, duos, and trios based on widely perceived contemporary dance techniques. The main goal of the competition is for choreographers to confront their own choreographic work with a professional jury and to receive feedback, from both the jury and the audience. The competition will take place March 23-24, 2019. Apply by February 13, 2019. Visit:


SLOVENIA: The 11th International Competition of Young Dance Performers OPUS 1 is now accepting applications. The aim of this competition is to promote contemporary dance and discover fresh talent – not to push for competitiveness, but rather to foster the creativity of young performers. Apply by March 1, 2019. Visit:


UK: Sobanova Young Choreographers Competition 4th edition is accepting submissions from choreographers with less than 5 years of professional experience. The Association Sobanova supports and promotes emerging talent. The competition is on April 12, 2019. Apply by February 25, 2019. Visit




Hamilton’s Andy Blankenbuehler will choreograph Universal Pictures and Working Title's film adaption of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. The three-time Tony Award-winning choreographer previously served as the choreographer for the musical’s recent stage revival. Blankenbuehler received the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors for his work on Hamilton, for which he also won a Tony Award. The movie is set for release on December 20, 2019. Visit




Physical Dramaturgy: Perspectives from the Field, By Rachel Bowditch (Editor), Jeff Casazza (Editor), Annette Thornton (Editor), Routledge, 2018

While the traditional dramaturg shares research intellectually, the physical dramaturg does so viscerally and somatically. By combining elements of text, history, dramatic structure, and the author’s intent with movement analysis and physical theatre pedagogies, the physical dramaturg gives actors the opportunity to manifest their work in a connected and intuitive manner and creates a field that is as varied and rich as the theatre itself. Visit:








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