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For the fourth year, we are partnering with LaGuardia Performing Art Center to present the

Emerging Choreographer Series 2017 (ECS#4)

We are proud to announce and welcome the ECS 2017 participants:
Felipe Galganni, Margaret Jones, Jacob Kruty, Patrick O’Brien, Michelle Sagarminaga, Jiemin Yang

ECS 2017 will also feature
Jacqui Dugal (Returning choreographer from ECS 2016)
Carmine Caruso (International choreographer – selected during an audition at Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome, Italy)

Click here to learn more about the program, timeline and details.

We are now casting dancers for six different pieces.

Dancers will have the opportunity to
– Rehearse weekly with designated choreographer
– Participate to selected studio showing
– Participate to a mid-term feedback session with professional choreographers.

Dancers can audition for more than one choreographer.
Each piece will be casted based on choreographer/dancer mutual interest and schedule compatibility.

Watch the ECS promotional video.

DATE: Tuesday Nov. 15, 2016
TIME: 3-8pm (please arrive at 2:45 to check in)
LaGuardia Community College – Building C
ADDRESS: 29-10 Thomson Avenue, LIC
DIRECTIONS: 7 train to 33rd/Rawson – E,M,R trains to Queens Plaza – G train to 23rd Ely/Court Square

Rehearsal start date: Wednesday January 4, 2017
Performances: Monday February 27 & Tuesday February 28, 2017

Pre-registration needed
In order to register
1) Fill the ECS 2017 Dancers Registration Form
2) Send a resume at

* ECS includes studio showings and feedback sessions where all dancers are needed. Your availability to attend those dates will influence your eligibility to partecipe in the program.

Choreographer: Jacqueline Dugal
Style: Contemporary Modern
Seeking: 2-4 dancers – any gender
Notes: Seeking 2 to 4 dancers who are comfortable with improvisation, floor work, partnering, and being part of the collaborative process. For further reference,

Choreographer: Jiemin Yang
Style: Contemporary
Seeking: 1 female and 2 male dancers
Notes: Dancers must have excellent contemporary/modern technique with an artistic mind and excellent performance quality. Must be comfortable with floor work and partnering. And must be open-minded and committed to the experimental and creative process. Should be genuine, organized, and nice to work with!

Choreographer: Jacob Kruty
Style: Modern/Contemporary
Seeking: 1 dancer – any gender
Notes: Looking for one dancer with strong technique and a creative mind. Must be willing to interact with a camera on stage.

Choreographer: Michelle Sagarminaga
Style: Contemporary
Seeking: 6 dancers – FEMALE ONLY
Notes: Looking for female dancers for a new creation. Applicants should have strong improvisation skills and strong stage presence. Dancers MUST be very comfortable exploring emotional boundaries in rehearsals and on stage.

Choreographer: Carmine Caruso
Style: Contemporary
Seeking: 2-4 dancer – MALE ONLY
Notes: Looking for dancers with strong stage presence who can improvise. This piece might include some floor work, emotional explorations and speaking on stage therefore dancers with all or some of these skills are a big plus. Actors with some dance experience are also encouraged to audition.

Choreographer: Patrick O’Brien
Style: Contemporary
Seeking: Dance artists of any gender identification
Notes: Artists must be confident in improvisation, partnering, and extensive floor work. Dancers must have a strong, grounded sensibility in the lower body in order to achieve intricately detailed movement in the upper body. The work requires personal knowledge of connectivity, fluidity, and proper use of momentum. I’m looking for a willingness to explore a concept by performing collaborative, physical research that exhausts an individual idea until all possible outcomes have materialized.

Please be aware and available for the choreographer’s call backs:

Wed. Nov. 16
6-8pm – Carmine Caruso

Fri. Nov. 18
2-4pm – Jacqueline Dugal

Sat. Nov. 19
12-3pm – Patrick O’Brien
3-4:30pm – Jiemin Yang
4:30-6pm – Jacob Kruty
6-8pm – Michelle Sagarminaga

For more info and questions contact us

Photo Credit: Gisella Sorrentino/Gaze Photography
Top Row:
Jacqueline Dugal and Dancers (left)
Mirko Giordano & Linda Bombelli (right)
Marissa Brown and dancers
Bottom row:
Natalia Roberts and Dancers (left)
Pavel Machuca and dancers (right)

Watch the ECS 2016 interview with Kevin Albert and Nicola Iervasi

Watch the Emerging Choreographer Series Promo


Check out our new videos

The Wave Within! turns 10

Movement Theater training class demonstration at CUMBE Dance Center as part of New York Foundation for the Arts Bootstrap Festival

The Young Wave! promo

We would like  to thank Woodside on The Move and Queens Council on the At for their support and collaboration