Fall 2023 – Call for Dancers | The Kitchen x Matthew Lutz-Kinoy

Fall 2023 Project Overview - Casting Call

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy: Filling Station

Artist(s): Matthew Lutz-Kinoy

Project/Artwork Title: Filling Station

Year: 2023

Format/Medium: Performance

Duration: 3 presentations over 3 days


  • Performances and project launch September 2023 – dates / timing at bottom of casting call
  • Two performances will be presented at a gas station in lower Manhattan, and one performance will take place at Dia Beacon as part of a multi-year collaboration between Dia Art Foundation and The Kitchen

Dates: Fall 2023

Project Summary:

In Fall 2023, The Kitchen will present Filling Station, a new commissioned project by Paris-based American multidisciplinary artist Matthew Lutz-Kinoy that comprises three live dance performances across two different sites. For this project, Lutz-Kinoy reinterprets the one-act ballet “Filling Station,” originally staged by Ballet Caravan in Hartford, CT in 1938 that is credited as the first ballet by American creators and performers based on an American theme. The artist reimagines this work viewing its material through a contemporary lens, creating a queered space while reflecting on the works original themes of race, class, and gender.*

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy: Filling Station is organized by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator with Angelique Rosales Salgado, Curatorial Assistant. 

Artist Bio:

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy (b. 1984, Brooklyn, NY) lives and works in Paris. Known for his large-format paintings, his work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Le Consortium, Dijon and MoMA PS1, New York. Working across various mediums including sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, and painting, Lutz-Kinoy’s allegiance is not fixed to a single medium but depends on their shared developments in form and a simultaneity in practice. Embracing the spirit of collaboration, the breadth of techniques and references used across his practice are the result of many collaborative ventures.Influenced by histories of queer and collaborative practice as well as his background in performance, his live work explores the interplay of narratives that are created and constructed between individuals and social spaces. 

Call for Collaborators & Dancers:

Call for seven dancers with ballet experience, but not exclusive to the ballet form, for three performances that will happen both indoors and outdoors this September, with rehearsals to collaboratively build material over summer 2023. Dancers should have experience developing their own choreography and working collaboratively. Looking to fill specific roles that include pantomime, acrobatics, partnering, and virtuosic jumps. QTBIPOC dancers are highly encouraged to apply. 

Required Availability:

  • Castings will be done at The Kitchen Westbeth or via Zoom.
  • Rehearsals : 
    • 1/ June 20 – 23 at The Kitchen Westbeth
    • 2/ August 14 – 25 at The Kitchen Westbeth
    • 3/ final rehearsals prior to the September performances TBA
  • Performances:
    • 1/ Outdoors performance in New-York: September 14
    • 2/ Outdoors performance in New-York: TBC in September
    • 3/ Indoors performance at Dia Beacon: September 22

Paid/Performer Fee: $25/hour and $300 per performance

List of characters

  • MAC station attendant lead role, virtuosic dance, leaps, jumps, lifts
  • TOURIST / POLICE OFFICER pantomime / dynamic ballet 
  • RAY truck driver / ACTIVIST 2 acrobatic / acrobatic and pantomime
  • ROY truck driver / ACTIVIST 3 acrobatic / acrobatic and pantomime
  • RICH COUPLE 1 duet with liftings
  • RICH COUPLE 2 duet with liftings
  • ACTIVIST 1 elegant and graceful and pantomime


Please introduce yourself, share CV / experience / reels / dance photos to angelique@thekitchen.org


*Confidentiality Disclaimer:

A formal and detailed announcement about this newly commissioned project within The Kitchen’s upcoming Fall 2023 season will be made public in June 2023. 

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