Movement & Dance Theater

Center For New Work in Movement and Dance Theater, M.A.D.

The Harold Clurman Center for New Works in Movement and Dance Theatre (MAD) creates and performs new dance and movement theatre work. The Board of Advisors for MAD is comprised of Mimi Garrard, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Margie Gillis, Alexandra Wells, Yoshi Oida, and Bill T. Jones. MAD gives space grants and administrative or artistic support to established, emerging and student choreographers and theater makers.

The mission of MAD is to create vital and visceral performance work that responds to our world and has meaning for our lives. These movement based works do not deny language, but rather, consider physical work to be the essential language of the play. Such physical theatre and dance theatre works will be created and performed by faculty members, guest artists, and graduates of the professional training program at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. MAD aims to expand the horizons of the student body (New York University and Adler Conservatory programs), and add to the students’ cultural education, by introducing them to new forms of creativity.

MAD AIR Residency Dates: TBA

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“(The MAD AIR Residency) was the first time in my life that I had space for the entire day! It changed my whole creative process. I also feel that it brought my company members together in a new way. These new bonds have a continued presence in my rehearsals today…it is a priceless addition to the creative and company experience.”
- Andrea Miller, MAD AIR artist

Programs

MAD Theatre
MAD Theatre enables the creation of new work by established choreographers.

MAD AIR
MAD AIR (Movement and Dance Theatre – Artist In Residence) This is a space grant which fosters new work of emerging artists who need support. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting provides artists with rehearsal studios and a black box theater for performance. This is a reciprocal endeavor where the invited artist and the students of The Stella Adler Studio (New York University and Adler Conservatory programs) will be able to experience each other’s creativity.

SO MAD
Student Organized Movement and Dance Theatre (SO MAD) provides space grants and some artistic consultation to college age students interested in making new work.

“The space grant we received for SOMAD during the summer of 2007 was essential in that it allowed us to revise and further our own work. The combination of the Adler faculty’s encouragement along with the opportunity to perform the piece again inspired us to create new work this year as a company.”-
Danielle, student and SO MAD artist

THE PILOT SERIES
The Pilot Series is a twenty-hour physical theatre laboratory that unites a director/choreographer, two dancers and two actors to create a new work. The purpose of the program is to create dialogue and enhance common vocabulary between artists of the dance/movement and theatre worlds.

MAD AIR – Movement and Dance Theatre Artist in Residence Application Information

Please read the application carefully and be sure to include all required materials. We do not accept applications online, so please mail them to the below address.

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Purpose of our grant:
This space grant fosters new work of emerging artists who need support. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting provides artists with rehearsal studios and a black box theater for performance. This is a reciprocal endeavor where the invited artist and the students of The Stella Adler Studio (New York University and Adler Conservatory programs) will be able to experience each other’s creativity.

Deadlines:
The next available space grant will be announced shortly.
Postmark deadline: TBA
Notification date: TBA

Residency dates:
TBA

Please mail all submissions to:
MAD- Attention Jena Necrason
c/o The Stella Adler Studio of Acting
31 West 27th St. 3rd floor
New York, NY 10001

Questions?
Please direct all inquiries to Jena Necrason, MAD Managing Director, at (212)689-0087 ext. 40 or at jena@stellaadler.com