Now in its second year, ADI’s Incubator program was established as a way to provide literal and emotional space around forward-thinking artists to cultivate and introduce new, important works to the world of American dance.
As a presenting organization, we believe that it is our obligation to support the creation of new works as much as we celebrate the product. While there is powerful value in supporting artists as they create, we also hope our audiences will have a more fulfilled artistic experience being allowed to participate in the creative processes of some of our country’s most innovative artists.
“The good news is there is an abundance of residency opportunities around the world open to dance in general. The bad news is…there is a scarcity of residency programs with the capacity to fully support the specific needs of dance, particularly in the mid and late stages of developing new work.”
-Alliance of Artists Communities
ADI’s National Incubator is one of only a few late-stage residency programs in existence dedicated solely to the creation of new choreographic works. Designed for choreographers and companies based outside of the DC Metro area, the program provides travel support, housing, unfettered use of tech, a public showing and an artist per-diem/stipend. The National Incubator is currently by invitation.
Metro Incubator provides artists from the metro DC free rehearsal space for eight months to collaborate pressure-free on a piece of original work. At the end of the eight months, these resident artists will showcase their new work to the ADI audience. Metro Incubator is currently accepting applications for 2013/14.
Support ADI’s efforts to provide literal and emotional space around forward-thinking artists to cultivate and introduce new, important works to the world of American dance by contributing to its National Incubator Fund. Your contribution will directly benefit artists in ADI’s National Incubator program by helping offset costs including housing, travel, production support and a monetary stipend. Help choreographers receive the time and space necessary for the creative exploration and innovation needed to expand the catalogue of American dance by donating to ADI’s National Incubator Fund today.
2013 National Incubator Artists
FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS
ADI Metro Incubator Artists
Erica Rebollar/Rebollar Dance was named a “Top Pick” of Washington City Paper’s 2011 Fall Arts Guide and highlighted in City Paper as one of the “Most Memorable Dance Performances of 2011.” The company was nominated for a 2011 Metro DC Dance Award for Outstanding New Work, and in 2012, Erica received the Kennedy Center’s Local Dance Commissioning Project grant.
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In 2008, Karen Reedy was a recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Local Dance Commissioning Project grant for the creation of her site-specific work, Sleepwalking. Karen Reedy Dance was named one of the “Best in Dance 2011” by Sarah Kaufman in The Washington Post.
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Vincent Thomas is a recipient of a 2009 Best of Baltimore Choreographer Award, 2009 Baker Artist Choice Award, 2009 Metro DC Dance Award for Outstanding Overall Production, 2008 Kennedy Center Local Dance Commissioning Project grant. Vincent’s work We Hold These Truths…was selected for the 2012 National ACDFA Festival at the Kennedy Center.
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