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 Eden's Expressway. Admission is free and there are no reservations. A suggested donation of $3 or more is asked of those able to contribute. 


The open call for Open Performance Fall 2017/Winter 2018 has ended. Open Call for Spring 2018 will occur in Fall 2017! 

See below for guidelines for the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Open Call, FOR REFERENCE ONLY. Guidelines for Spring 2018 will be available in the Fall. 

Registration is processed by online form only (see below) in the order they are received. Phone calls or emails will not be accepted. 

Sign up is first come, first served, starting Saturday May 20, 2017 at 10am. There is no application process, as this is a non-curated program, and we strive to accommodate as many artists as possible. The registration form will be available here. 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.

All performances are 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 Spring 2017 season you cannot apply for Fall 2017/Winter 2018. This helps us achieve our goal of accommodating as many artists as possible.


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Open Performance

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

Open Performance

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

Open Performance

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

Open Performance

June 06, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

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

Open Performance

May 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

May 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Apr 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Apr 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Apr 4, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Mar 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Mar 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Mar 7, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Performance

Feb 28, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Performance

Feb 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Performance

Feb 14, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Performance

Feb 7, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Performance

Jan 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Performance

Jan 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Performance

Jan 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Performance

Jan 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Performance

Jan 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Performance

Dec 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Performance

Dec 13, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Performance

Dec 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Performance

Nov 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Performance

Nov 15, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Performance

Oct 25, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Oct 18, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Oct 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Sep 27, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Sep 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Sep 13, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
28 additional events

Anyone can sign up to present work at Open Performance through an "open call" process. The open call takes place twice annually, in May for the Fall season, and in November for the Spring season. 

The open call for Open Performance Fall 2017/Winter 2018 has ended. Open Call for Spring 2018 will take place in November 2017! 

See below for guidelines for the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Open Call, FOR REFERENCE ONLY. Guidelines for Spring 2018 will be available in the Fall. 

Registration is processed by online form only (see below) in the order they are received. Phone calls or emails will not be accepted. 

Sign up is first come, first served, starting Saturday May 20, 2017 at 10am. There is no application process, as this is a non-curated program, and we strive to accommodate as many artists as possible. The registration form will be available here. 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 Spring 2017 season you cannot apply for Fall 2017/Winter 2018. This helps us achieve our goal of accommodating as many artists as possible

Registrants will choose from the following dates when registering:

TUE Sept 12, 2017
TUE Sept 26, 2017
TUE Oct 3, 2017
TUE Oct 10, 2017
TUE Oct 24, 2017
TUE Oct 31, 2017
TUE Nov 7, 2017
TUE Nov 14, 2017
TUE Nov 21, 2017
TUE Dec 5, 2017
TUE Dec 19, 2017
TUE Jan 9, 2018
TUE Jan 16, 2018
TUE Jan 23, 2018
TUE Jan 30, 2018