Luminarium's 24-Hour ChoreoFest™

America's only 24-hour choreography festival

Welcome

Welcome to Luminarium's annual 24-Hour Choreofest, an event that gives local artists the opportunity to create and present new work all within the span of one 24-hour period. From its participants to viewers, ChoreoFest continuously provides an engaging and educational experience—demystifying the genre of dance for those attending, and stretching the limits of choreography and artistic collaboration for those creating new work.

 

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This year's festival is getting a shake-up! Stay tuned for more info as our next festival plans unfold.

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Enjoy videos, testimonials, and press below, or contact Artistic Director, and ChoreoFest founder, Kim Holman at kholman@luminariumdance.org with questions.

WHAT IS CHOREOFEST?

Luminarium pioneers this unique annual festival, in which five dance companies join Luminarium in locking themselves inside the famous Dance Complex overnight to create new work for a performance the following evening. Viewers are encouraged to watch the process unfold via live stream online throughout the 24-hour period.

 

It needs to be supported, hands down . . . People like the mayor, people from the white housethese important people need to be here to see how creative [Luminarium's ChoreoFest] is here in Boston.

 

Orlando Barrett

2014 ChoreoFest participant from Jamaica

ChoreoFest 2013

2013 participants included: Impact Dance, Intimations, Monkeyhouse, Paradise Lost, and Ryan P. Casey. All profits later used in Luminarium’s 2014 season, providing free classes for underserved communities.

 

ChoreoFest 2012

2012 participants included: 1,000 Virtues Dance, Sarah Mae Gibbons and Renée Amirault, Monkeyhouse, The People Movers, and Synthesis Aesthetics Project. All profits from the inaugural 2012 performance were donated to Young At Arts, an arts-based charity in South Boston MA.

 

Read our article in the Boston Globe

The overnight creative process:

 

Beyond the rehearsal space... Documentation, live stream, feedback, discussions, health, and sustenance:

 

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And ultimately...the culminating performances are not to miss:

 

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Throughout the night, companies take advantage of the 24-hour process by sitting in on each other's rehearsals and offering feedback on the new works.