2023 Summer Immersion Project
The Summer Immersion Project (SIP) is designed as a rigorous training experience for motivated dancers, ages 18 and older, within a professional contemporary repertory dance company environment. During SIP you will study, rehearse and perform with co-artistic director Jessie Jeanne Stinnett and the dance artists of Boston Dance Theater. SIP provides a deep dive into learning BDT repertory and rehearsal process.
Each morning SIP participants will take BDT's daily company technique class taught by current Core Members (see styles below). Afternoon sessions will focus on learning BDT's current repertory. On the last day of SIP there will be an informal sharing during which participants will present the work they have learned to a closed audience of friends and family. Upon completion of the program SIP participants may be considered for positions within the Trainee Program or Company.
August 28-September 1, 2023
Greater Boston Area - Accessible by MBTA (finalized location to be released soon)
Tuition & Fees
$550 + No application fee
(does not include meals or housing)
Who Should Apply
Please review BDT's Community Agreements when applying.
Advanced dancers ages 18 years and older who possess a strong technical background, a regular improvisation practice, and value somatic awareness. Applicants should have an interest in refining their technical abilities and learning physically dynamic choreography in a fast-paced environment. It is strongly recommended that prospective participants research the choreographers whose works are part of the company's repertory before completing the SIP application. Please note that proof of vaccination will be required to attend SIP.
How to Apply
July 24, 2023 at 11:59PM EST
BDT Commissioned Choreographers
Itzik Galili, Marco Goecke, Micaela Taylor, Rena Butler, Rosie Herrera, Yin Yue, Shannon Gillen, Sidra Bell, Karole Armitage
Faculty + Company
Israeli Contemporary Forms
9:30am - 10:00am: Warm-up/Improvisation
10:00am - 10:15am: Short break
10:15am - 12:15pm: Class
12:15pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Rehearsal/Repertory
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Notes
5:00pm - 5:30pm: Pack-up