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BASE Residency





BΛSE Audition Pre-Registration

    Application is Currently Closed


    Please apply by 12/15/22 at 11:59pm
    Please note: We are unable to process late applications at this time

    IMPORTANT DATES — subject to change —
    Notification: 12/28-1/5/2022

    Orientation: 1/20/23 

    Dancer/Mover Audition: 2/11-2/23

    Duration: 2-months/Weekly use of rehearsal space/Two weekends of final performance

    2023 SHOW DATES: 4/15 & 4/16

    The BΛSE Residency intends to engage 5 early-career dance and performance BIPOC & QTBIPOC teaching artists in artistic and pedagogical activities that empowers them to engage with their community at large, lead performance workshops, and ultimately create a final performance. We intend to accomplish this by providing space and marketing, along with awarding a $2000 stipend per resident to be used for residency, workshop, and production needs.

    During the BΛSE residency, Artists should plan on doing the following:

    • Presenting an original work developed during the residency in a low-tech group performance. 
    • Developing and investigating research, pedagogical, and performance practices associated with their specific cultures, rituals or traditions thereby creating an investment in dismantling whiteness in dance, movement, & training.
    • Presenting materials for a community audition for dancers and teaching 8 performance-style workshops 
    • Residents will also be responsible for submitting a survey/final report at the end of the program

    BΛSE will cover all production costs as defined by low-tech, a Technical Director, studio space for the performance workshops, and video documentation of the final performance. Both BΛSE and the resident artists will share in the promotion of the final performance and audition through a collaborative social media and marketing campaign.

    Submission Materials: 
    1. One-Page Resume/List of Performances
    2. Written/video response
    3. Work Sample (Links only)

    Selection: PUSH staff will consider applications for the residency. There will be careful consideration of artists who exhibit dedication and excellence in Engagement, Leadership, and Knowledge Bearing

    For inquiries and/or application support, please contact us at office[at]pushdance[dot]org


    The BASE residency is a pilot program of PUSH Dance Company’s BASE Network, funded by the California Arts Council.

    Because 447 Minna is a dance studio in San Francisco, current San Francisco public health mandates require that we verify that all resident artists are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for an eligible exemption.