The Choreographers' Scores: 2020

In the spring of 2020 during the early throes of the coronavirus pandemic, all dance and live performances were halted throughout the United States and much of the world. The impact to the livelihoods of dancers and choreographers was immediate and long-lasting.

The Choreographers’ Scores: 2020 was conceived and curated by Kristy Edmunds, director of MASS MoCA and artistic advisor at CAP UCLA as a collaboration with 26 US-based choreographers to create a handmade score to be editioned as fine art prints. Each artist received a commission to contribute a score in visual time, and to do so from wherever they were sheltering throughout the summer of 2020.

Among the 26 acclaimed choreographers whose works feature in the exhibition are YoungArts award winners Caleb Teicher (2011 Dance), Camille A. Brown (1997 Dance & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) and Shamel Pitts (2003 Dance), and YoungArts guest artists and mentors such as Ann CarlsonKyle AbrahamNora Chipaumire and Rosie Herrera.

The resulting edition is a rare collection of works on paper that reveal the unique and intimate explorations of these artists, and insights to their choreographic ideas while awaiting their return to the studios and stages.

The scores have been produced and editioned by The Lapis Press, creating 20 loose prints and 20 complete box sets. Each print is 21″ X 16.25”.

The artists, CAP UCLA and YoungArts are delighted to present The Choreographers’ Scores: 2020. The sale from the prints listed on this site will support YoungArts’ mission of identifying the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary and performing arts, and providing them with creative and professional development opportunities and support throughout their careers.