FAQ

Can I apply to be both a dancer and a choreographer?

You can apply for both, but you may only be selected for one.

Do I have to be at all the rehearsals?

RIWCP is very understanding of the fact that you have other commitments. Leading up to the project, we will send a form asking about your specific scheduling conflicts. As long as you communicate your needs to us, we are willing to work with you. The only dates we ask that you make yourself fully available for are 5/29-5/31: the tech and show dates.

As a choreographer, what if I change my mind about my piece?

Things change all the time! Just give us a general idea of where your piece is currently headed. You do not need to follow through with your original vision if inspiration leads you elsewhere!

Can I rework a piece that I’ve already choreographed?

No. We are only accepting proposals for new work at this time.

Can artists from any area apply?

Applications are open to any and all artists, with the understanding that the performances are in Providence, RI. Keep in mind that one of the purposes of the project is to highlight the arts in Rhode Island, and our goal is to help continue to elevate this vibrant community.

Can I pick which dancers I choreograph on?

Following the initial application process, you will be able to let us know if there are specific dancers that you would like in your cast. Please note that all casting decisions must go through the directors first.

Can I bring in my own dancers?

You are welcome to invite your own dancers to be in your piece, but please be aware that dancers outside the official RIWCP dancer pool will not be paid a stipend through RIWCP.

If you will be using the Festival Ballet Providence studios, your dancers will be asked to fill out schedule conflict forms.

Didn’t see your question above?

Please email us at womenschoreographyproject@gmail.com and we will be happy to help you.