darlingdance and Washington Project for the Arts invite local female-identifying artists to participate in "KUVV", a multidisciplinary, collaborative performance exploring the relationship between home, familial lineage, and the body. Artists will collaborate with choreographer Hayley Cutler on 10-15 minute solo or small works that will come together to form a larger, evening-length presentation this fall.

Artists are asked to respond to the following prompt: 

How does your familial lineage live in your physical body today, and how does that contribute to your sense of home as it relates to your identity? Responses may be delivered via movement, spoken word, song, installation, etc. 

Who Should Apply:

Performance artists and visual artists who work within a performance art context and are based in the larger DC region.

Submission Deadline (EXTENDED):

Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 11:59pm

Performance Dates:

September 25th & 26th

About the Choreographer

Hayley Cutler is a choreographer, performer, and dance educator based in Washington, DC. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of darlingdance, a feminist dance theater company celebrating its 10th anniversary season. As a maker and performer, Hayley pushes the boundaries of intimacy and comfort and encourages her audience to expand their notions of what dance making is. Her work aims to portray what total autonomy looks like for female bodies in public spaces. Her work has been performed in traditional theater spaces, art galleries, on basketball courts, at city bus stops, in studio apartments, and in her local CVS store. Hayley is a 202Creates Resident Artist alumna and a three-time recipient of a DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship. Her next project is a large scale site-specific work that will be presented by the Kennedy Center in Spring 2021.


This and other WPA projects are made possible by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Bloomberg Philanthropies; The Corcoran Women's Committee; The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Hickok Cole Architects; White&Case; and many other generous foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Photo by Mariah Miranda c/o darlingdance


DEADLINE: Sunday, June 14 at 11:59pm EST