Founded in 2010, the Dance & Performance Institute is an international community of dance and performance artists, a forum for exchange, and series of programs on contemporary dance & performance.
The Artist in Residence Program offers self-directed residencies to professional international dance and performance artists in Trinidad & Tobago. Self-directed residencies are opportunities where the artist is free to experiment and explore new directions in the production of their work. Interaction with other artist residents is encouraged through creative collaboration and informal discussion. The next call will be announced in 2013.
The New Waves! SUMMER Institute offers intensive master classes and workshops in contemporary dance, Caribbean dance, composition and repertory with an outstanding faculty of international dance artists. Through informal dialogues and Institute programs, participants create community, build connections with other dance professionals, and experience the unique cultural landscape of Trinidad & Tobago. Courses are held at the University of Trinidad & Tobago, Academy for the Performing Arts, held within the National Academy of the Performing Arts in the heart of the nation’s capital, Port of Spain.