New Work Award
Thanks to a generous donor, the Dance Department has an annual commissioning project open to our alumni (BA, BFA or MFA). The New Work Award offers a $4000 commissioning fee to create a new work on dance majors (with an additional $1000 for .
During the first four-year cycle, UWM Dance presented the following works:
- Suniti Dernovsek (BFA 2003), premiered "Always Merry and Bright" on Winterdances: Identity in February 2010
- Gerald Casel (MFA 2007), premiered “Mount Hope” on Summerdances: Essential/Essensual in June 2011
- Colleen Thomas (MFA 2003) premiered “The Year of Unremarkable Laughter” on Summerdances: Destiny/Chance & Circumstances in June 2012.
- Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner (MFA 2010) premiered “A Very Old Man” on Winterdances in January 2013
The second four-year cycle begins in 2013. Please download the Dance New Work Award Guidelines to view the eligibility requirements, timeline, and application requirements and deadlines.