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Sandbox Series



Get paid to experiment! Get paid to dance!

The Sandbox Series is designed to support artistic exploration in the Bay Area Dance Community. In December 2013, 3 choreographers will be offered twelve 2-hour sessions or 8 3-hour sessions of studio time over a period of one month purely for the purpose of creative exploration. This project is meant to support imagination and risk; it is not intended to replace the traditional pre-production rehearsal process.

Each choreographer will choose up to 6 dancers (with whom they have not worked before) in one large open audition. For participation in the project, choreographers will be paid $1000, and each dancer will be paid a weekly fee of $90/week. (Choreographers may use up to $2160 for dancers’ participation fees which they may allocate to the number of dancers they choose, up to a maximum of 6.) The 24 hours of rehearsal space is paid for by ODC. Choreographers must have 8-10 years of professional production experience. Dancers must have professional performance experience.

Previous Sandbox choreographers have included Katie Faulkner, Rachael Lincoln, Kim Epifano, Jo Kreiter, Scott Wells, and more!


December 1: Choreographer Applications due


February 17 – March 14: Session 1
March 17 –April 11: Session 2
April 15 – May 9: Session 3

Choreographers and dancers will meet either MWF from 12:30-2:30 for 4 weeks, or MW from 12:00-3:00 for 4 weeks, based on choreographers’ choice.

Applications are now open. To apply as a choreographer, please write a description of what you want to explore (no longer than one typewritten page), and attach a resume and a reference. Send to Kimi Okada,

Sunday, January 26, 1:00-4:00 Sandbox Dancer Audition
Sunday, February 2, 1:00-4:00 Sandbox Dancer Callbacks

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