Call for Performers! The Encounter Workshop & Audition, January 27, 2024
Providence RI. Created in partnership with Motion State Arts!
The Encounter is an intergenerational physical-theatre project being developed with diverse communities around the world merging professional, pre-professional, and non-professional performers.
The work pulls from what we are currently carrying in our bodies – grief, hope, fear, desire, newfound power –
and pairs it with our dreams in this moment of reconciliation with time, as we dig our lives out of the pandemics of this age.
The burgeoning result is a cross-geographic, global conversation about the ferocious power of the body
as a form of communication and the potency of movement
as a connective language.
Current projects include locally cast works in:
New York City, New York @ Crossing the Line Festival in partnership with FIAF French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Pozzuoli & Perugia Italy @ Art Garage & Dance Gallery- a program of the Italian Ministry of Culture
Buffalo, New York @ Torn Space Theater
Akron, Ohio @ Rubber City Theatre in partnership with NCCAkron
Rockland, Maine @ The Rockland Strand
...with more 2024 dates to be announced!
NEW YORK CITY
The Encounter at Crossing the Line (2022), was created in partnership with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York City, New York.
Crossing the Line performances of The Encounter were made possible, in part, through FIAF’s commissioning funds; generous grants from NYS DanceForce and the Nathan M. Clark Foundation; Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance at the Center for Ballet and the Arts @ NYU; creative development residencies at Tremper Arts; a generative partnership and residency with Torn Space Theater (Buffalo); and individual donations from John Robinson and other patrons
The Encounter: Buffalo was made possible, in part, through support from the NYS DanceForce and Torn Space Theater’s lead funders Cullen Foundation, NYSCA, Erie County, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, Stenclik Family Charitable Foundation, Creative Arts Initiative, the June Farrington Fund, M&T Bank, and REDC.
The Encounter:Italia is made possible, in part, through funding from WomanMade, a winning project of Boarding Pass Plus '21/'22, an initiative of the Italian Ministry of Culture in partnership with Jacob’s Pillow and American Dance Abroad
The Encounter: Rockland, created in partnership with The Strand Theater's New Century series, is made possible, in part, with grant support from Maine Arts Commission and by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.
The Encounter: Akron created in partnership with the National Choreographic Center @ University of Akron/NCC-Akron is made possible in part by NCCAkron with additional support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation