International Commissioning Project
The development of new work is of key importance at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. As part of its mission to identify and nurture young choreographers, Hubbard Street 2 (HS2) initiated the National Choreographic Competition in 1999.
Renamed the International Commissioning Project (IC Project) for its 15th anniversary, the program continues to provide residencies to choreographers, offering them the opportunity to create original works for HS2’s dancers and to conduct master classes.
Hubbard Street is pleased to announce its call for proposals for IC Project residencies in 2016. Applications will be accepted November 9, 2015 through January 9, 2016.
About the International Commissioning Project
The IC Project — part of Hubbard Street’s Choreographic Development Initiative — has gained an esteemed reputation, international recognition, and produced 43 original works to date. Notable grantees include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater artistic director Robert Battle, Aszure Barton, Camille A. Brown, Norbert De La Cruz III, Gregory Dolbashian, Jonathan Fredrickson, Shannon Gillen, Ayman Aaron Harper, Maurya Kerr, Alex Ketley, Gabrielle Lamb, Jessica Lang, Edwaard Liang, Andrea Miller, Yarden Ronen, Ihsan Rustem, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Samar Haddad King, Dominic Walsh, Yin Yue, and Edgar Zendejas.
Learn more about the International Commissioning Project
HS2 2015–16 Season promo on YouTube
The majority of HS2’s 2015–16 Season choreography, as seen in this video by HMS Media, was developed for IC Project creations by Bryan Arias, Victor Alexander, and Ihsan Rustem.
“The next wave for Hubbard Street 2”
Laura Molzahn reports for the Chicago Tribune.
"Here we Grow"
HS2 alumna Lissa Smith reflects on teaching her Summer Intensive students HS2 repertoire developed through the program in 2013.
About the Process
HS2 Director Terence Marling and Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton encourage experienced dancemakers to apply for commissions through HS2’s 17th annual International Commissioning Project.
About Your Proposal
To apply for consideration, please fill out the easy online application form, which will prompt you to provide:
- A Vimeo or YouTube link to at least one complete choreographic work
- Details regarding your dates of availability
- Your current professional biography
- A proposal of choreographic intent, maximum 1000 words
- Information about any existing recordings of music you may use
- A $15 Application Fee, payable through the donation module on hubbardstreetdance.com
These applications and materials must be submitted via the online form by January 9, 2016.
2016 IC Project choreographers will create and premiere their works during Hubbard Street 2’s 2016–17 season.
Questions about the application process or program details are welcome via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the 2015 International Commissioning Project winners!
Past winners include:
Norbert De La Cruz III
Samar Haddad King
Ayman Aaron Harper
Millicent M. Johnnie
Camille A. Brown