Fresh Tracks

Photo: Yi Chun Wu

Through the Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program, New York Live Arts provides an opportunity for new artistic voices to gain professional experience and recognition. Each year six early career artists are selected by a panel through a live audition process. Artists selected receive research, development, and performance support.

Fresh Tracks engages artists directly with peers, arts professionals and Live Arts staff in dialogues about their work within the context of the professional contemporary dance and performance field. In the spring, following their initial performances, each member of the group receives a 50-hour creative residency along with introductory level professional development workshops in marketing, fundraising and career development. Artists also participate in Dialogue sessions facilitating open discussion about their creative process and one-on-one consultations, both with Artistic Advisor Levi Gonzalez.

"Established in 1965 as the Studio Series program, the open call for emerging choreographers evolved into the Fresh Tracks program in 1984."
— Carla Peterson, Artistic Director

Previous Fresh Tracks artists include: Jeff Duncan (1965), Deborah Jowitt (1968), Wendy Perron (1970), Alice Teirstein (1974), Bill T. Jones (1977), Bebe Miller (1978) Elizabeth Streb (1979), Tere O’Connor (1984), Amy Sue Rosen (1986), Ron Brown (1987), Reggie Wilson (1989), Yasuko Yokoshi (1998), RoseAnne Spradlin (1990), Rosane Chamecki (1991), Maura Nguyen Donohue (1995), and Ivy Baldwin (2000), and more recently Jen Rosenblit (2009) and Vanessa Anspaugh (2010).

Fresh Tracks Auditions
Thank you to all the artists who submitted audition applications for the random drawing. The full audition schedule is available to view below. If you submitted an audition application and have not been contacted by Live Arts, please check for your name in the schedule.

The next call for audition applications will be in spring 2014, for the 2014-15 Fresh Tracks program.

Download the 2013-14 Audition Schedule

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Thu. 1/29 - Sat. 1/31

Created in 1965 by Dance Theater Workshop and now continued as a signature program of New York Live Arts, the Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program selects six early career artists annually to receive comprehensive performance and residency support. The program begins with a showcase performance, followed by a 50-hour creative residency in the New York Live Arts studios along with introductory level professional development workshops. Artists also participate in dialogue sessions facilitating open discussion about their creative process and one-on-one consultations with the Fresh Tracks Artistic Advisor.

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