Workshop Details Nicola Iervasi and Kevin Albert - Master Class/Audition for Emerging Choreographer Series 2020

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Nicola Iervasi and Kevin Albert - Master Class/Audition for Emerging Choreographer Series 2020 Nicola Iervasi and Kevin Albert - Master Class/Audition for Emerging Choreographer Series 2020
Nicola Iervasi and Kevin Albert Oct 6, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019; Sun

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mare Nostrum Elements is seeking choreographers for the seventh edition of the EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHER SERIES (ECS) presented in partnership with LaGuardia Performing Arts Center- CUNY. ECS is a FREE, fully curated, two-month residency-style crash course in self-producing that includes a space grant, career development consultations, and performance providing up-and- coming choreographers with the tools to create, develop and premiere a new work.
Download the Download the ECS audition packet for complete timeline.

Selected participants will receive a space grant, logistical support, marketing and advertising material, professional lighting and technical support, and production advice. Participants will work directly with MNE’s artistic director Nicola Iervasi (Graham 2), in-house director Kevin Albert (Boston Conservatory) and fellow participants in order to expand their choreographic ideas, broaden their professional network and understanding of the industry. Works developed during the program will premiere at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center on Feb. 24 & 25, 2020.

Emerging or aspiring choreographers of all ages are welcome!!!
All dance styles and fusions, including but not limited to Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theater, Latin/Ballroom, Hip Hop/Street Dance, African and Ethnic Dance will be equally considered.
The audition will follow the structure of MNE signature method The Wave Within and will be conducted in an interactive manner, no need to bring a pre-existing work or own dancers.

Pre-registration highly recommended.

> 8-week rehearsals: January 3 – Feb 22, 2020
> 2 performances at LPAC: Feb. 24 & 25, 2020
> Weekly meetings with MNE’s directors and fellow choreographers
> UP TO 50 HOURS of FREE rehearsal space
> Production element consultations with professionals in the field
> Stipend to cover basic expenses (dancers, costumes, props etc)
> One-on-one mentorship from a NYC-based established choreographer
> 1 informal showing with panel of professionals for feedback and advice
> Opportunities for future commissions, festival participations and more

For complete timeline and program details visit our website
For questions please email

Workshop Fees
Pre-Registration before Oct 4: $25.00
Day-Of: $30.00


Photo Credit: Gisella Sorrentino/Gaze Photography
Choreography: Patrick O’Brien - ECS Alumni
Dancers: Andrew McShea, Margaret Jones, Jill Pajer