photo- Hugh Burckhardt
EVDP Teen Company
A pre-professional performance troupe for dedicated dancers ages 10+.
Audition: Saturday, Jan. 21st, 12:30-2:30pm
EVDP Teen Company offers a platform for youth to perform original, student generated choreography as well as repertory from talented guest choreographers.
The EVDP Teen Company is a pre-professional audition-based performance troupe based at the Avenue C Studio in the heart of the Lower Manhattan. Now entering its tenth year, the company offers a platform for area teens to perform original, student generated choreography as well as repertory from talented guest choreographers. Through weekly rehearsals and regular performance opportunities at a wide range of venues throughout New York and beyond, company members develop skills of collaboration, refine their performance technique, and experience the joys and rigors of working closely with other creative and gifted dance artists.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1- When are rehearsals?
The Teen Company holds weekly rehearsals on Saturday afternoons from 2:30 - 4:30pm. Because of the skills demanded by the work the company performs, students are encouraged to have taken over two years of continuous dance training.
2- Do I have to take class at East Village Dance Project?
During the time of enrollment in the company, members are required to take dance class at least twice a week, either at East Village Dance Project, or another established dance facility or school.
3- Is there a cost of being part of the teen company?
Participation in the company is entirely free of charge. Company members are encouraged to assist with occasional fundraising efforts to support guest choreographers as well as travel costs for any out of town performances.
4- Where does the Teen Company perform?
Depending on the year, the Teen Company performs in a wide variety of venues several times a season. Past venues have included La MaMa Theater, Long Island University, 92nd Street Y, Perdue University, New Museum Idea City Festival, and the Fourth Arts Block (FAB) Festival.
5- What style of dance does the teen company perform?
Primarily a modern dance based company, the troupe has also created contemporary ballet pieces, and expands to other genres of dance depending on the interest and enthusiasm of the members. Past guest choreographers have included Molly Lieber, Dante Brown and Amanda Loulaki. In 2012, the company had the unique experience of collaborating with a talented teen musician and composer who performed live with them at La MaMa Theater.