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RIWCP Presents: HERE & NOW

A festival of dance powered by and for artists that are traditionally underrepresented in the dance world. 

Project Overview

RIWCP 2024 will take place from August 5, 2024 through August 25, 2024. New choreographers often start as freelancers and are faced with the full brunt of upfront costs such as studio rental, dancer stipends, costumes, and more. Our choreographers are relieved of these logistical and financial burdens and are provided with studio space, dancers, and access to a mentorship program. 
RIWCP rehearsals will take place in studios throughout Providence. At this time we can confirm two of the rehearsal spaces: Providence Ballet Theatre (194 Oxford St, Providence) and Ballet RI (825 Hope St, Providence). Rehearsal hours will be based on studio availability, but will not be earlier than 9:30am or extend past 6:00pm. Choreographers do not need to be available for the entire rehearsal day.
The 3-week rehearsal period culminates in three public performances presented at Ballet RI’s Black Box Theatre in Providence, RI on Saturday August 24 and Sunday August 25.
Key Dates

January 2, 2024

Choreographer applications open


February 18, 2024

Choreographer applications close


March 4, 2024

Choreographers receive status notification

Dancer applications open


May 3, 2024

Dancer applications close


Mid June 2024

All 2024 participants receive final casting. Tentative rehearsal schedules for all three project weeks as well as tech and performance schedules are released


Monday August 5

RIWCP 2024 Rehearsals begin


Wednesday August 21 - Friday August 23

 Technical rehearsals and dress rehearsal

Saturday August 24 & Sunday August 25 

Public performances

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