2022 ChoreoLab Performance Trailer


What is ChoreoLab?

The Junction Dance Festival, Inc., has created this program to financially assist choreographers/performers in their artistic career. Eligible participants are invited to use a well-equipped studio/performance space at no charge for two months in the spring. In addition the choreographers/performers will have the opportunity to perform their new work at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction during The Junction Dance Festival summer event .


The program is limited to five performers or choreographers (or groups of performers/dancers). The applicants must be residing in Vermont or New Hampshire or have strong connections to VT/NH (for example: having been raised and gone to school, or having family in the twin states). Candidates will be selected on the strength of their application and their time commitment.

The studio/performance space:

Located in Corinth, VT, the Barn was completely renovated in 2020. It is now a gorgeous, newly climate controlled dance studio with a professional floor, mirrors and barre. It has high ceilings and is free of structural barriers. Floor dimensions are 30’ width x 25’ depth. There is a separate entrance and a loft area for changing and for breaks. The space is well suited for small performances: it has professional lighting, audio and wireless internet.


2023 dates TBA. The two month spring program is specifically designed for local artists.  Participants will be given a weekly time slot to use the studio through the duration of the program and for a minimum of three hours per day but not necessarily each day of the week. For example, participant A, who is working on a solo, may need the studio every Tuesday for 3 hours, while participant B, working with a group of dancers, may want to have more time and reserve the studio 4 hours on Mondays and Wednesdays. Saturdays and Sundays spots are available but will be reserved for special situations when participants are working during the week and can only be free on weekends. Participants will be assigned a final schedule according to their choreographic needs. The studio is open from 10:00am to 9:00pm, daily. On certain conditions a short residency (up to three weeks), can be arranged. Please contact Elizabeth at info@thejunctiondancefestival.org for information on this option.


Choreographers/performers must create an original work (has not been seen before), and will have the opportunity to present their piece at the Barn and at Briggs Opera House during the summer festival. Choreographers must also be available for a mid-program work-in-progress showing.

Other considerations:

  • There is a $25 nonrefundable application fee.
  • You must be 16 years of age and be able to drive to apply or, be chaperoned by an adult.
  • Performers/dancers with limited experience or new to choreography are encouraged to apply. We can offer mentoring assistance from seasoned artists.
  • There are no lodging facilities on premises although camping (tents only) can be arranged. Nearby Airbnb rentals are also an option.

If accepted you agree to adhere to your appointed schedule, to be punctual and to respect the studio space and its environment.

If necessary COVID precautions will be implemented for the duration of the program.

The Junction Dance Festival does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, and sexual orientation. Artists from the BIPOC and non-binary community are welcome to apply.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Kurylo at info@thejunctiondancefestival.org or call (802)439 9117.

2022 Selected Artists

 Erin McNulty

Zoey November

Claire Cook

Erin McNulty is a contemporary dance artist and educator working in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. Her current interests center on text-based process, amplified sensory experience through movement, and the intersection of mythology and dancing. She holds a B.S. from Boston University, a Postgraduate Diploma from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in London, and is beginning her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts through Goddard College this summer. http://erinkmcnulty.com

Claire Cook is a dance artist living and working in the Upper Valley. She spends a great deal of time thinking about human emotion and potential, and dance’s power to help people feel and heal. She believes everyone can dance, and hopes more people will.

Zoey November is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher from Huntington, VT. Currently based in Montpelier, she specializes in teaching adaptive dance for folks of all abilities. Her creative work for the ChoreoLab investigates the ephemeral nature of able bodies and the human capacity for compassion.

Past ChoreoLab Performance at the Barn 

July 07/30/2021

Premiere screening of Our Voices, Bodies Rising

by Peggy Brightman – Director /Choreographer

Carla Kimball – Filmmaker

Dogs and Horses

By Martina Lundstrom, ChoreoLab artist

Passacaille de Persée

Choreography Guillaume Louis Pecour 1682

Music Jean Baptiste Lully from the opera Persée

Danced by Ellis Broderick and Julie Frew

Taught by Elizabeth Kurylo from the Beauchamps/Feuillet notation

your eyes need tears to work correctly

Choreography: Mary Chris DeBelina, ChoreoLab artist

Music: partita: II. Sarabande by Caroline Shaw

The Water Rises by Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet

Flow by Laurie Anderson performed by Kronos Quartet

With Ellis Broderick, Leila Faulstich, Anna Goodling and Elizabeth Kurylo

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