The Dance Omi International Dance Collective Summer 2016 Residency Applications

The Dance Omi International Dance Collective Is Accepting Applications for its Summer 2016 Residency

Application Deadline: Jan. 4, 2016

Residency Dates: July 19 – August 8, 2016

For Immediate Release

Ghent, NY – The Dance Omi International Dance Collective is now accepting applications for its 12th Annual Dance Residency. Each summer, Dance Omi invites ten international dancer / choreographers to upstate New York for three weeks of artistic and cultural exchange. This year’s residency will take place July 19 – August 8, 2016 at the Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, New York.

Under the direction of Dance Omi Director Christopher K. Morgan and the 2016 Guest Mentor, Stephanie Miracle (Dance Omi alumna from 2012, from the USA but currently living in Germany), the selected group of ten highly accomplished, diverse dance artists will experiment, create, and collaborate in a facilitated, supportive setting. Although the Residency will include informal showings, it does not emphasize the creation of a final performance product; instead, it emphasizes the process of experimentation and collaboration.

Applicants active as both dancers AND choreographers, who work within any style of dance, are encouraged to apply. It is recommended that applicants do not come with specific projects in mind, but that they are open to working with others on jointly conceived projects. Applicants must have a genuine openness to collaborating with multi-national artists of diverse cultural, socio-political, linguistic and dance backgrounds.
All awarded fellows must commit to staying for the entire residency and receive full room and board during their stay at Omi. Please note that Dance Omi is unable to provide travel funds.

More information, guidelines and the online application for the 2016 Dance Omi International Dance Collective can be found at: The deadline to submit applications for the Summer 2016 Residency is January 4, 2016. Notification will take place by March 2, 2016.

Contact: Christopher K. Morgan

About Omi International Arts Center
Omi International Arts Center is a not-for-proft arts organization with residency programs for international visual artists, writers, translators, musicians, and dancers. Omi seeks to foster an environment of creative exploration and exchange, professional opportunity and exposure, and a stylistically and culturally diverse community for creative artists from around the world. Through our programs and resulting public events – including our Residency Programs, The Fields Sculpture Park, Architecture Omi, and Education Omi – Omi contributes to a vibrant arts culture locally, regionally, and internationally.

About Dance Omi
Dance Omi is a unique opportunity for a collection of international dance artists to explore the process of collaboration through dance. The Residency consists of three weeks of artistic process and sharing. Uninterrupted by the constraints of lack of space, time, or other artists with whom to work, the richness of this residency is that it is an exploration. Residents are encouraged to collaborate with each other, without the pressure of having to create a performance product. It is a model for artistic process and international community building.

Photo Credits: Ross Willows

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