A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process.

Open Performance takes place on Tuesday evenings at 7pm at MR, 122CC in the Ninth Street Studio. Admission is free and there are no reservations. A suggested donation of $3 or more is asked of those able to contribute.

Open Performance takes place on Tuesday evenings at 7pm at MR, 122CC in the Ninth Street Studio.

The Ninth Street Studio is 2250 sq ft. (approximately 26' x 86').

Movement Research, 122 Community Center is an accessible space. Studios are wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are wheelchair accessible and are all gender. Please contact Julienne Rencher, [email protected] or (212) 598-0551 (voice only) for further access requests or questions.



Open Performance

Open Performance Open Call for the Spring 2020 Season will open November 16 at 10am.


About the Program

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Open Performance was started in 1983. Below is a recent history Open Performance events and participants, dating back to September 2016 since the launch of this new website.

Comprehensive history of participants coming soon.

Open Performance

November 12, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

November 05, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

October 29, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

October 22, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

October 15, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Oct 8, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Sep 17, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Jun 11, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Jun 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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May 21, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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May 14, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

May 7, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Apr 30, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Apr 23, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Apr 9, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Apr 2, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Mar 26, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Mar 19, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Mar 12, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Feb 26, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Feb 19, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Feb 12, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Feb 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

Dec 18, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Dec 11, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Dec 4, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Nov 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Nov 13, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Nov 6, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Oct 30, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Oct 23, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Oct 16, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Oct 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Oct 2, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Sep 25, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Sep 18, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Jun 12, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Jun 5, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

May 29, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

May 15, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

May 1, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Apr 17, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Apr 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Apr 3, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Mar 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Mar 13, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Mar 6, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Feb 27, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Feb 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Feb 13, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Feb 6, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Jan 30, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Jan 23, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Jan 16, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Jan 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Dec 19, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Dec 5, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Nov 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Nov 14, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Oct 31, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Oct 24, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Oct 10, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Oct 3, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Sep 26, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Sep 12, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Jun 27, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Jun 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Jun 13, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Jun 6, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

May 23, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

May 16, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

May 2, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Apr 25, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Apr 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Apr 4, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Mar 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Mar 14, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Mar 7, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Feb 28, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Feb 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Feb 14, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Feb 7, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Jan 31, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Jan 24, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Jan 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Jan 10, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Jan 3, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Dec 20, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Dec 13, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Dec 6, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Nov 22, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Nov 15, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Oct 25, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Oct 18, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Oct 4, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Sep 27, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Sep 20, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Sep 13, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
94 additional events

Open Call for the Spring 2020 Season opens on Saturday November 16th, 2019 at 10am EST

The Open Performance Open Call takes place twice a year, once for the Fall/Winter season (September - January) and once for the Spring Season (February-June). Sign-up is strictly on a first come, first served basis; there is no application required. Open Call generally takes place in mid-November for the Fall/Winter season, and in mid-May for Spring season.

Once the sign-up form opens, artists are asked to submit their contact information and date preference. Any forms received before the deadline will not be considered. Please note that if you are confirmed to share a work-in-process at Open Performance, you must wait a full season before you sign-up again through the Open Call process.

Open Call will go live on Saturday, November 16, 2019 for the Spring 2020 Season.

There is no application process, as this is a non-curated program, and we strive to accommodate as many artists as possible. REGISTRATION FORM COMING SOON. You will select your top five choices from the list of dates, and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please give us as much availability information as possible. Also, please keep in mind that this is a studio venue, and is therefore low-tech.

Open Performance takes place on Tuesday evenings at 7pm, with a discussion following. Each choreographer is able to show up to 12 minutes of work-in-process.

Requests are accepted via the online form only, and we will not accept submissions in advance of the registration call time, nor will we accept registration by phone or email. Once the season has been programmed, you will be informed by email whether or not you have received a place and on what date you are programmed. Once you receive this email, you MUST REPLY, either to confirm or withdraw from the program or alternate list. In the event of cancellation, you must give 2 weeks notice or risk being unable to apply for the following season.

Also, those who have been programmed in a given season are required to sit out a registration period before applying again. For example, if you are showing work in the Fall 2019/Winter 2020 season you cannot apply for Spring 2020. This helps us achieve our goal of accommodating as many artists as possible.

Please note there is a minimum age requirement of 18 years for lead artists.

Registrants will choose from the following dates when registering:

March 3, 2020
March 10, 2020
March 17, 2020
March 24, 2020
March 31, 2020
April 7, 2020
April 14, 2020
April 28, 2020
May 5, 2020
May 12, 2020
May 19, 2020
May 26, 2020
June 2, 2020
June 9, 2020
June 16, 2020