Wendy Jehlen Open Rehearsal. Photos by Andrea Blesso.


The Dance Lab at BCA offers choreographers and dancers the opportunity to further research and revise works that address pressing issues and reflections on humanity. Through a series of open rehearsals, the artists create a feedback loop with mentors and those impacted or involved in the addressed topic.

Dance Lab supports a handful of dance-based artists to continue to explore and develop existing work through the lens of process extending beyond the initial premiere of a work. Resources such as rehearsal space, industry advocacy, and dramaturgical support will be tailored for each artist’s needs and point of their artistic arc.

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 30, 2023.


Dance Lab Application

Find out more and watch Andrea Blesso, Director of Dance and Interdisciplinary Arts at Boston Center for the Arts and Debra Cash, Executive Director of Boston Dance Alliance give an overview and answer questions about the 2023-24 Boston Dancemakers Residency.