Choreographers Pontus Lidberg, Brian Brooks and Beth Gill have been awarded New York City Center’s 2012-13 Choreography Fellowships. The Fellowship program was launched in conjunction with the theater’s reopening season in 2011-12 with a mission to support choreographers at critical stages in their careers. It reflects City Center’s long history of nurturing dance makers from George Balanchine to Christopher Wheeldon.
The Fellowship provides choreographers with a creative home at City Center for one year. The recipients receive a generous stipend in addition to rehearsal space in the City Center studios and a performance opportunity at City Center. Technical assistance is also offered to the Fellows, who have full access to City Center’s expertise in fundraising, finance, technology and marketing.
Pontus Lidberg's incredible films RAIN and LABYRINTH WITHIN have reached wide audiences, and his striking development of the latter into an evening-long meshing of live and filmed dance made a vivid and poetic impression at The Joyce earlier this season.
Photo of Pontus Lidberg courtesy of Wendy Whelan.Pontus Lidberg