Bessie Schönberg Laboratory in Composition with Tere O’Connor

June 22-26 from 9:30am-2pm daily
All sessions held at New York Live Arts


Begun by Dance Theater Workshop, the Bessie Lab provides choreographers with the opportunity to hone their craft in an intensive, process-based experience led by a well-established choreographer. This year’s Bessie Lab will be led by Tere O’Connor. The 5-day intensive inspires participants to refine their creative process through focused discussions, targeted writing, examination of cross-disciplinary ideas of choreographic thought, increased awareness of default actions and assumptions, and the creation of a highly individualized set of tools rooted in their own values and existing process. To read more from Tere O’Conor about this year’s Bessie Lab, click here.

Class size is limited to 10. All interested makers should have a well-established choreographic practice and must submit an application by April 29. New York Live Arts will notify applicants of their acceptance into the program no later than May 6.
Please click here to apply!
About Tere O’Connor
Tere O’Connor has been making dances since 1982 and created over 35 works for his company. He is recognized as one of our nation’s most influential contemporary choreographers. Among numerous awards he is a 2009 United States Artist Rockefeller Fellow, a 1993 Guggenheim Fellow, and has received funding from numerous foundations. An articulate and provocative educator, O’Connor has taught at the Bates Dance Festival, American Dance Festival, Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, Arizona State University, at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, and ImpulseTanz. He is currently a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, dividing his time between New York and Illinois.

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