Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Corrie Befort (Anacortes) received a 2009 GAP to help defray costs associated with development, including rehearsal space and artist fees, in the creation of “Man On The Beach,” a new dance and sound piece selected for On the Boards’ Northwest New Works Festival in Seattle. The piece will be a series of darkly humorous, highly physical, sound-soaked vignettes, including a duet in which a quiet man walks with his head in a cloud of swirling, crashing white chairs.

Corrie received a 2004 GAP to assist with post-production costs for What Remains—an evening length dance performance—including final payments to contributing artists and residual space and equipment rental costs. What Remains premiered in May of this year at Seattle’s Velocity MainSpace Theater and featured the choreography of Befort in collaboration with Seattle composer Tom Baker who created the score. “What Remains is about the stories our bodies hold. Events and relationships that shape identity are exposed and unraveled through hyper-articulate physicality.”

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.
From the Artist

The GAP allows me to apply funds to details that would otherwise have been less attended to. I can offer the artists working with me more money for their time, strengthening both the work and our future working relationships…. Competition for the GAP is quite high and receiving it is considered a distinguished accomplishment. I find that it opens doors to other funding opportunities for future works.

Corrie Befort