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. 

Anyone can sign up to show work at Open Performance. This program has no application process; sign up is strictly on a first come, first served basis through an online registration form twice a year. The Open Call typically takes place in May for the Fall/Winter season, and in November for the Spring season.

Open Call LIVE as of Saturday, November 18 at 10:00am EST for Spring 2018 Season (February – June)

This is the start time for the open call, not the deadline. Submissions will only be accepted after this time, in the order they are received.

For more information and guidelines, click on the "Sign Up" tab above.


Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance by contacting Greer Dworman at [email protected] or 212.598.0551 (voice only).



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

Open Performance

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

Open Performance

November 07, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

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

Open Performance

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

Open Performance

Oct 10, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

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

Open Performance

Sep 26, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Sep 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Jun 27, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Jun 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Jun 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

Jun 6, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Open Performance

May 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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
37 additional events

Open Call LIVE Saturday, November 18 at 10:00am EST for Spring 2018 Season (February – June).  Register for Open Performance HERE!

Please note: This is the start time for the open call, not the deadline. Submissions will only be accepted after this time, in the order they are received.

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

Open Call LIVE as of Saturday, November 18 at 10am EST.

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 2017/Winter 2018 season you cannot apply for Spring 2018. 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:

FEB 6, 2018
FEB 13, 2018
FEB 20, 2018
FEB 27, 2018
MARCH 6, 2018
MARCH 13, 2018
MARCH 20, 2018
APRIL 3, 2018
APRIL 10, 2018
APRIL 17, 2018 OR APRIL 24, 2018
MAY 1, 2018
MAY 15, 2018
MAY 29, 2018
JUNE 5, 2018
JUNE 12, 2018