Choreography Showcases and Festivals
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Call for Artists - CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, A Contemporary Dance Festival
WHO: For individual artists and dance companies working in contemporary dance
WHAT: CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, a contemporary dance festival
WHEN: February 17 & 18, 2018
WHERE: The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 11:59 PM (PDT), Tuesday, July 11, 2017
CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work is seeking individual artists and dance companies with contemporary dance work to be presented at the 2018 Festival (February 17 & 18, 2018), alongside master classes and a free community outreach program. Approximately eight individual artists and/or dance companies will be selected and their work will be presented in both Festival performances (Saturday evening and Sunday matinee). In addition to the Festival performances, selected artists have the opportunity to offer a master class and participate in lecture/demonstration(s) on the art of choreography.
ELIGIBILITY & FEE
This call is open to all individual artists and dance companies residing in the U.S. and Canada. Works presented at CHOP SHOP will not exceed 10 minutes total in length. "Works in progress" are accepted and considered, but your video work sample should show at least 75% of the completed piece. Works still in conceptual form will not be considered.
A modest performance fee is paid to participating individual artists and dance companies. Artists offering master classes and/or community outreach classes receive an additional teaching stipend. While we encourage applications from beyond the Pacific Northwest, please be advised that the Festival is unable to assist with travel, transportation, and/or accommodation costs.
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/chopcall3.
Open Call for Choreographers
PUSH Dance Company seeks original, finished pieces of 5-8 minutes in length by emerging and mid-career choreographers to present at its 4th annual PUSHfest dance festival. This year's Festival will take place at ODC Theater (3153 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110), a premiere arts venue in San Francisco on September 22- 24, 2017.
PUSHfest is a mixed-genre dance festival that features works spanning a variety of performance genres and is open to choreographers working locally, nationally and internationally. From your submissions, our curatorial team selects fourteen compelling works to showcase on the big stage in one of two Festival programs.
PUSHfest's growing popularity yielded sold-out and near sold-out audiences for all four performances of the Festival in 2016. In addition to the opportunity to connect with large new audiences, the Festival provides a platform for choreographers to develop lasting relationships with Bay Area artists and art sector professionals. PUSHfest choreographers also benefit from increased visibility by way of PUSH Dance Company's widespread promotional campaign. For more information visit: www.pushdance.org/PUSHfest.
How to submit your choreography to PUSHfest 2017
Fill out our online application at www.pushdance.org/PUSHfest. Note that the application requires a link to a youtube or Vimeo video of your completed 5-8 minute work. Please direct all application inquiries to: email@example.com, with the Subject Line: PUSHfest Application Inquiry.
Deadlines & Fees
February 28, 2017: Open application deadline
March 28, 2017: Festival participants are notified
April 11, 2017: Festival participants are publicly announced
Application Fee: $35
If accepted, balance due April 11, 2017:
5 minutes max- $35 (for a total of $70)
8 minutes max- $105 (for a total of $140)
Choreographers working in all styles and disciplines are encouraged to apply. Only completed works are eligible for submission to the Festival. No works-in-progress will be considered.
Performances - Dates & Venue
Selected works will be performed twice over the course of the Festival as part of one of two programs. All performances will take place September 22-24, 2017 at ODC Theater (3153 17th Street, SF) located in the heart of SF's Mission District.
Emerge is a choreographer's showcase designed to provide emerging choreographers with the space and opportunity to present new and existing work. Choreographers will be invited to a feedback session at the close of the show where professional dancers and choreographers will provide constructive thoughts to help the choreographer grow in his/her process.
Show is Feb 11, 2017 at Michelle's Academy of Dance in Brighton, MI
Application Submission $25
Notification of acceptance or regret by Dec 1, 2016
|Company Name||Dogtown Dance Theatre|
|Audition Date||Submissions accepted Oct. 3, 2016 - Jan. 31, 2017|
|Audition Location||Online Submission|
|Location Street Address||109 W. 15th Street|
|Location City, State Zip||Richmond, VA 23224|
5th Annual Festival
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 10th, 2016
Performances (7:30pm): Friday, October 7th & Saturday, October 8th
All submissions will be considered (works must not exceed 10mins)
Submissions must include:
-Application form: www.MovementinC.org (click on Appetizer)
-Application fee $35 non-refundable (can be paid via PayPal (link on website),
check, or money order made out to Movement in C),
-DVD of sample materials/Youtube link
Simple lighting will be provided as well as one tech time slot per piece.
Questions: contact Salma Allam @ info@MovementinC.org or 646.592.0673.
The Bell House will present the 4th EXCHANGE Choreography Festival, to be held August 25-27th. EXCHANGE provides a meeting point for professional dancers to showcase their choreographic work and engage in dialogue about process. Performances, workshops, and networking events are also included in the festival weekend. Only 15 choreographers are selected by The Bell House to present original dance works up to 10 minutes in length.
Internationally renowned dance-maker and teacher of choreography, Susan Rethorst, is The Bell House's honored guest artist for 2016. She will be spending much time with festival participants at performances and roundtable discussions as well as an exclusive workshop on Rethorst's signature method of choreographic Wrecking (c).
The festival will be held at Tulsa Ballet Studio K, 1212 E. 45th Place, in Tulsa.
For more information on the festival in general or about our featured artist, Susan Rethorst, contact (918) 549-1231 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
11th Annual REVERBdance Festival
Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York City
Application Deadline: August 20th 2016
Performance Dates: November 3rd-6th
A $35 application fee needs to be submitted with application. Can be paid via our website on the application page.
American Dance Festival
ADF's programs are developed based on its mission to encourage and support the creation and presentation of new modern dance work by both established and emerging choreographers.
American Swiss Ballet Company's Choreographers Showcase
New York, NY
Bailando Dance Festival
Corpus Christi, Texas
Bailando Dance Festival offers a platform for aspiring choreographers to showcase their works and also take master classes from experts in the dance world. This three day festival features master classes on Friday and Saturday, two evenings of adjudicated concerts followed by the Saturday evening Gala performance.
A week long summer dance celebration including performances, classes and networking for youth, teens, college students, professionals and dance educators.
Built on Stilts
Martha's Vineyard, MA
The Built on Stilts Dance Festival is comprised of work by members of the Vineyard Community and professional performing artists from the island and beyond.
Charlotte Dance Festival
In addition to inviting companies to submit work for our established repertory performance, Dance Charlotte, we are open to submissions for dance films and independent shows as well.
The CURRENT SESSIONS has built a reputation as an organization that offers unique and memorable experiences for dancemakers, their collaborators, and spectators alike. Biannually, the CURRENT SESSIONS brings together passionate artists from NYC, the US and abroad to develop new relationships; a 3-day festival of curated performances, movement workshops and an open forum/discussion allow accepted artists to exchange in both conversation and craft.
Applications for the performance series can be found in April for the August series and November for the March series. The CURRENT SESSIONS is interested in working with emerging and midcareer choreographers, collaborative groups and film makers.
Full guidelines + application can be found at: www.thecurrentsessions.
Chop Shop: Bodies of Work
Meydenbauer Theatre, Belleuve, WA
Dance Now NYC
New York, NY
Our DANCE NOW Joe's Pub programming, including our signature FESTIVAL series and Dance-mopolitan Commissioned Artist Series challenges artists to investigate new directions through the unique limitations of the pub's intimate cabaret setting. Our partnership with the Gibney Dance Center contributes to DANCE NOW's ability to identify and mentor new and young artists through our DANCE NOW Raw Studio Show.
Boston Contemporary Dance Festival
Dance Up!—The Next Generation
92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center
New York, NY
JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL
INSIDE/OUT PERFORMANCE SERIES
The Inside/Out series is free and open to the public, featuring a variety of styles and genres, from contemporary dance theatre to ballet to hip-hop and culturally specific forms. It is a venue geared especially toward educating audiences about dance in a relatively informal way, and giving the opportunity to all people, regardless of their financial means, to experience dance. The Inside/Out performance series includes both emerging and established dance companies in a variety of genres from across the United States.
To apply and to find out more please visit: http://www.jacobspillow.org/about/insideout-participants-artist-submissions.php
Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival
New American Talent/Dance
AMERICAN CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION & FESTIVAL
The only dance competition dedicated to providing a platform for up and coming choreographers of all genres
- Get your creative talents seen by leading industry professionals
- Receive helpful feedback, tips, & advice
- Make connections with dancers, choreographers, & industry professionals
- Enter for your chance to have your choreography performed live at the American Choreographic Festival
- Launch Your Choreographic Career!
ScreenDance Diaries @ Cultural Weekly is launching the first ever Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival.
Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival gives trained professional dancers, self trained and/or instinctive dancers, and people of all kinds an opportunity to go out and find or make dance films in public spaces. Raw or polished, professional or pedestrian, choreographed or improvised, shot on an HD cam or an iPhone, we dare you to get out of your houses, and out of your studios, offices, and cars, and go out into public spaces to find or create the dance in your city.
This is a new online film festival and open to people internationally. You can follow us on Instagram at @ScreenDanceDiaries or on FB at http://on.fb.me/1kDQ3Xw
The Red Rock Dance Festival
The Red Rock Dance Festival, a three day dance festival held just outside St. George Utah at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Classes, workshops, choreography showcase and adjudication. Cash prizes are $500 judges choice and $500 audience choice.435-773-1221
New York Jazz Choreography Project
Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc.
New York, NY
Chen Dance Center
New York, NY
Columbus Arts Festival
The Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation annual Choreography Showcase is a curated performance that provides emerging and/or established artists with the opportunity to show choreographic work, in a fully equipped theater, with the aim of enriching the greater Westchester community through dance. Selected choreographers are provided with a DVD, high resolution photos and a small stipend. The performance date is Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3:00pm at The Dance Theatre Lab at Purchase College (technical rehearsals will be earlier that same day). Group works must not exceed 6 minutes; solos are limited to 4 minutes. Artists must be available from 10:00am-5:00pm the day of the performance. Applications are due SEPTEMBER 15, 2015. For more information and application visit: http://www.
Northeast Choreographers Festival Call to Artists
Fusionworks Dance Company invites choreographers from the Northeastern region of United States to submit their work to the 2016 Northeast Choreographers Festival to be presented in November of 2016 in Providence, RI. This year's festival will showcase the works of four emerging and established choreographers from the Northeastern U.S. Three finalists will be paid a $1,000 stipend to do a week-long residency in either May, June, or August, during which they will set their work on Fusionworks Dance Company. One runner-up choreographer, who must specifically be from Rhode Island or South Eastern Massachusetts, will be paid a $500 stipend to set his/her work on the youth company, Fusionworks II.
Deadline for submissions is January 1, 2016.
For questions, please e-mail artistic director Deb Meunier at email@example.com or call her at (401)334-3091.
International Choreographers' Showcase
Detroit Dance City Festival
Detroit Dance City Festival is three-day community building event celebrates dance in its various forms and disciplines with workshops, performances and networking opportunities. The Detroit Dance City Festival will showcase the work of over 30 local, national and international performing artists and companies.
New York, NY
We are looking for brand new work at all stages of development. All work at Dixon Place is curated. We have performances 6 nights a week. We do not accept submissions for full-scale productions, nor do we present work that has already been produced.
New York, NY
The Hong Kong Ballet
Hong Kong, China
Hatch Presenting Series
Jennifer Muller/The Works
New York, NY
This is an informal, cost-free space in which to present the work of emerging and established choreographers. The intimate studio environment supports showcasing work in a "bare bones" state. Showings will also be followed by an audience/artist discussion.
Dance Project, Youth Dance Project, Percussive Dance Project
Joy of Motion Dance Center
Jump on the DanceWagon
New York, NY
Jump on the DanceWagon provides four choreographers/dance companies with 20 minutes to show work in any arrangement of their choice. All participants invest a percentage in the production costs and, in turn, are returned that same percentage back from the box office sales.
Come Together Dance Festival
Koresh Dance Company
33 companies unite for 5 nights to display the diversity, creativity, and technical excellence of Philadelphia's dance community. Koresh Dance Company and the Knight Foundation present Come Together, an annual festival celebrating styles from hip hop and modern to contemporary ballet, tap and acrobatic physical theater.
Mudson Works-in-Progress Series
Salt Lake City, Utah
National Choreographers Initiative
Corona del Mar, CA
Richmond Choreographers' Showcase
Emerging Choreographers Showcase
Pasadena Dance Festival
The Moving Beauty Series
Contact: Erienne Elisabeth Poitier firstname.lastname@example.org
New Prague Dance Festival
Prague, Czech Republic
New York, NY
NYC10 is a unique dance show. Each show provides opportunities to 10 emerging dance companies to showcase their work (up to 10 minutes each) and receive feedback and reviews. It is a free dance platform for development and expansion of unique repertoires.
REVERB Choreographic Project
San Jose, CA
Performances Lab Series
Steps on Broadway
New York, NY
Chop Shop: Bodies of Work
Stone Dance Productions
GO! Emerging Artist Commissioning Program
Dumbo Dance Festival
Designed to showcase the work of emerging and established choreographers and dance companies, the Dumbo Dance Festival seeks cutting-edge dance works that seek to expand the boundaries of the art form.
Modern Atlanta Dance Festival
Full Radius Dance
NYC Festival of Dance Schools
Kat Wildish Presents
New York, NY
Performing in NY Showcase
Kat Wildish Presents
New York, NY
PUSH Dance Company
ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA
National Choreography Intensive
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
The RDA National Choreography Intensive (NCI) is a multi-faceted program, providing dancers, emerging choreographers and seasoned choreographers the unparalleled opportunity to work, study and create under the guidance of nationally recognized professionals in the fields of music and dance.
Springboard Dance Montreal Emerging Choreographers Project
The Emerging Choreographers Project provides selected artists with elite dancers, 26 hours of studio space, and the opportunity to present work alongside our Principal Companies. Candidates are selected based on experience and the quality of their previous work. In addition to this unique professional development, Springboard provides each Emerging Choreographer with the opportunity to engage with talented dancers who may become future collaborators as well as mentors who facilitate the creative process.
The Young Choreographer's Festival
New York, NY
Philadelphia Screendance Festival
Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet
We are thrilled to present, in its first year, the Philadelphia Screendance Festival! This festival will take place over six days in the newly renovated Christ Church Neighborhood House Theater, a 110-seat black box theater in the Olde City section of Philadelphia. What we're looking for: Videos 3 - 12 minutes in length that feature movement in any genre that was created/captured specifically for the medium of film/video. (No documentaries or documentation of performances.) We want videos that are cinematically engaging, where the camera is used as a choreographic tool.
"So why did you quit?"
It's a question I've been asked hundreds of times since I stopped dancing over a decade ago. My answer has changed over the years as my own understanding of what lead me to walk away from greatest love of my life has become clearer.
"I had some injures," I would mutter nervously for the first few years. This seemed like the answer people understood most. Then it became, "I was just not very happy." Finally, as I passed into my 30s, I began telling the uncomfortable truth: "I quit dancing because of untreated depression."
Improvisation, in its many forms, can be a door to the body's imagination. One of the few festivals to delve into it is the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, July 30 to Aug. 6. This year the intensives are led by risk-taking teacher/performers including Hilary Clark, Anya Cloud, Joe Goode, Angie Hauser, Andrew Marcus and Taisha Paggett. Some of them (it's an improv festival, so last-minute decisions are the name of the game) will participate in the full-day "Dance Innovators in Performance" event on Aug. 4. velocitydancecenter.org.
The best day of the year is finally upon us—National Dance Day is tomorrow!
In case you've been living under a rock and haven't celebrated NDD before, it's an annual event established by Nigel Lythgoe and the Dizzy Feet Foundation where dancers and non-dancers across the country are encouraged to get movin'.
To be honest, we never tire of watching non-dancers tackle a day in the life of the pros. From athletes to average Joes, these videos always give us a good laugh, and they remind the rest of the world that a whole lot of work goes into every dance performance you see. But often times, these dancer-for-a-day videos don't fully understand the importance of training (i.e., you can't just throw on a pair of pointe shoes and give it a go).
That's why we're especially loving this video by Refinery29 that actually gets it. Lucie Fink, host of the R29 YouTube series Lucie For Hire , got a private lesson from American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston, and it was endlessly entertaining.
We'd love to know what it is that has Pina Bausch, Rudolf Nureyev and Gerard Violette so amused, or what Toer van Schayk (far right) is thinking here, but one thing's for certain: We're terribly envious of the journalist (second from right) who got to be there when this shot was taken in 1986.
It's the end of a long rehearsal day for the dancers of Abraham.In.Motion. They're reviewing phrases of a new work, Dearest Home. It's a pretty typical rehearsal scene. Some dancers cluster around a laptop trying to piece together steps learned long ago. Others review choreography together, working to figure out who remembered which arms correctly.
What isn't typical: The company's director and choreographer, Kyle Abraham, is nowhere to be seen.
That's because while the company is based in New York City full-time, Abraham spends most of his year teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he joined the faculty last September. It's an unconventional model for a single-choreographer–led troupe, almost functioning like a repertory company in which choreographers drop in for a week to set a piece, leaving it up to the rehearsal directors and dancers to keep the momentum going.