Urbanity Dance

1180 Washington Street Suite #100
Boston, MA 02118

Date Posted:
August 01, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Urbanity NEXT Residency


Urbanity Dance is seeking artists of all types to apply for the 2019-2020 Urbanity NEXT Residency. This residency runs from November to March, 2020 and gives artists the opportunity and resources to create and present new work right here in Boston. We are looking for two textured and engaging artists to create a work under 10 minutes, a new movement piece with Urbanity dancers that would be performed at Urbanity NeXt in March.

Rehearsals will be scheduled based on the chosen choreographer's preference, but may fall within Urbanity's regular schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12-2pm. There are several options within that timeframe: One option may be every Sunday until show, another possible option is a 2-3-week focused period, utilizing all four rehearsal options.

Benefits for the selected choreographers include providing dance space and dancers, working with dance and administrative professionals, photo/video to document your work, press/marketing opportunities, as well as possibilities to collaborate with the company in the future.

Urbanity is committed to providing the infrastructure and support you need to succeed. Choreographic mentorship is optional, but available. For an artist with no movement experience, the dancers are prepared to help translate your ideas into dance and movement. A choreographer with experience is available to assist you upon request. For the performance itself, Urbanity has a professional lighting designer, stage manager, and production team to help enhance your vision. Props, sets, and costumes are welcomed - Urbanity does have a costume closet with extensive costuming options, but not an additional budget for new sets and costumes.


1) For an artist with prior choreographic experience:

  • 1-2 previous works

  • Description of proposed work - Consider: theme of piece, needed cast size, costumes, lighting, outside materials needed (projectors, set pieces etc.)

  • Description of you and what your point of view will provide to dancers.

  • What additional support, if any, do you see yourself needing to complete this experience?

How To Apply:
Apply by:
September 26, 2019
About this Organization:

Urbanity Dance, a Boston-based nonprofit dance organization, is committed to empowering individuals and strengthening diverse communities through dance. We aim to engage people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, both in their own communities and in our own studio space, by helping them discover the joy of movement. Our wide range of partnerships with schools, health centers, local arts institutions, enrichment camps, and juvenile detention centers allows us to share quality dance experiences with the Boston community.

Urbanity’s professional Company aspires to push the limits of contemporary dance technique, inspiring audiences with its cutting-edge artistry and startling unpredictability. The Company is dedicated to providing provocative, visually arresting and musically stimulating performances for diverse audiences of all ages.

Multi-sensory works spring from collaborations with composers, visual artists, architects, fashion designers, and light designers. Our dancers are lifelong learners chosen for their sharp adaptability, dancing prowess, and creative vision.

The School at Urbanity offers quality contemporary dance training for students of all ages. Our nurturing classroom environment is designed to encourage a generation of lifelong movers and dance enthusiasts. Company dancers and faculty, all from diverse cultural and dance backgrounds, strive to support each student in his/her dance experience. Urbanity strives to help diverse communities explore the expressive possibilities of movement.

Visit the website for Urbanity Dance:http://www.urbanitydance.org