Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life program showcases choreographers whose work demonstrates a strong understanding of site, space and architecture, challenges notions of form, and inspires an investigative spirit. Inaugurated during the 2012 River To River Festival, Extended Life is designed to extend the development processes and the public life of selected movement-based pieces thereby enhancing the practices and careers of participating artists. In the Extended Life program, artists are specifically provided with opportunities to develop multiple iterations of a work so that it may be adaptable for both traditional venues and non-traditional locations in Lower Manhattan and beyond.

With a focus on sustainability, LMCC offers expertise and solutions for creating and presenting in a manner that considers the environmental, social, and economic impact of the work. Additionally, LMCC will provide Extended Life artists with decision-making tools that aim to engender improvements in the sustainability of their careers, their connection to community, and development practices in the field of contemporary performance.

Participation is by invitation only.

  • Artist fees
  • Residency space to develop/adapt work for both site-based and venue-based presentations
  • Creative and professional development opportunities including access to content and site-based dramaturgical support (if applicable)
  • Audience development and presentation opportunities including participation in LMCC’s River To River Festival