Our 2015 open call for artists is now open. Apply HERE!
Applications are for 2015 will open this spring. Check back soon!
The Wassaic Summer Festival runs the first weekend in August (this year July 31 – August 2, 2015) and is open to the public. As an artist-run program, The Wassaic Project is proud to have presented art, music, film and dance as part of its annual summer festival for five years. Dance performers have included Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, Corey Hutchins, Jason E. Bernard, Ase Dance Theatre Collective, Katie Rose McLaughlin, Alexis Convento, Barbara Mahler and Pauline Legras to name only a few. Our dance performances sometimes happen inside, among the art installations, but always outside on the deck of the wonderfully refurbished Maxon Mill built in 1950. The Maxon Mill now stands as the focal point of the town, and the deck is our main performance area.
Each year 8 artists are chosen to participate in Dance @ The Wassaic Project. At least 6 early career artists and 2 select artists are nominated by our panel to present their work in this very unique Festival. Artists are selected to perform only once either on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon or mid-morning on Sunday in our open/informal space where audiences come and go throughout the Festival. The audience sits in the round on hay stacks, some chairs, the railing, or the wooden area of the deck.
Artists are invited to present as part of the program only twice so that we are able to welcome other applicants. As you consider applying, do take some time to visit our website so that you can get a feel of the Festival and hopefully give attention to this as you choose the work you will submit. Only those chosen will be contacted. If you were not chosen this year, we sincerely thank you for your interest in Dance @ The Wassaic Project Festival and encourage you to apply in the future.
PAST DANCE SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS INCLUDE:
Arthur Aviles, Bessie Award-winning dancer/choreographer, former company member of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and director of The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
Noémie Lafrance, acclaimed site-specific Choreographer, Director and Producer, known for her innovative use of public spaces and architecture to stage large-scale performances and films
Earl Mosley, choreographer/teacher/dancer and founder/artistic director of Diversity of Dance, Inc. and the acclaimed Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts (EMIA) in Kent, CT.
Jennifer Wright Cook, Executive Director of the nationally recognized arts service organization, The Field
Charmaine Warren, Dance Director/Lead Curator
MUSICIANS & FILMMAKERS
Our film and music programming is selected by our advisory committees. If you would like to share your work, you can email us information about your film or band to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be in touch if we think your project will fit with our programming. We are unable to respond to every submission.