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Open Call for Choreographers for MAKING MOVES DANCE FESTIVAL 2020

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The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) invites NYC-based dance companies and choreographers to apply via open call for the 11th Annual Making Moves Dance Festival 2020 ~ Switchin’ It Up (MMDF2020). 

MMDF2020 offers paid performance opportunities for 11 choreographers on both the indoor and outdoor stages of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 and Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, with an Outdoor Kickoff Party on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.

MMDF2020 will not only showcase new, emerging and underrepresented professional choreographers, but we’re Switchin’ It Up by providing an additional way for creative choreographers and dance artists to represent the diversity that is Queens and NYC: an open-style, live-juried, audience-participating Community Dance Battle set for Thursday, Sept. 24, including a pot of money and prizes to the winner. The Dance Battle , followed by our season kick-off Dance Party , is free and open to the public.
 

Program Timeline : The open-call application portal will be active as of Feb. 10; the deadline for applications is April 15, 2020. The jury will meet in May 2020. Selected groups will be notified by early June 2020. Calls of inquiry regarding the status of an application will not be returned.

Eligibility : MMDF2020 is open to emerging and underrepresented NYC-based choreographers and companies with bold ideas and a progressive/contemporary nature. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must have presented work previously in a public format; students may apply only for the Community Dance Battle when sign-ups are made available in August 2020. Applicants must be NYC residents as of the application deadline or can demonstrate a significant, documented track record of artistic activity in NYC. Queens residents receive preference for all opportunities.

 

Selection Criteria : Applicants will be chosen based on the strength of their submitted work; quality samples are important. MMDF2020 jurors and JCAL's Director of Programs and Artist Services will base choices on clarity of choreographic vision and artist statement; ability of the artist (through visual aid, written or another form of communication) to share the choreographer's commitment to purpose, aesthetic and technique; a performing company of quality that is trained to represent the work of the choreographer; and a demonstrated desire and ability to share their work and vision.

 

Prizes: 

MMDF2020 Offers Four Opportunities for Choreographers and Dance Companies:

Major Commission : One choreographer will be commissioned to create a 30 to 45-minute work to be presented on the indoor stage at evening performances on Sept. 25 and 26. The commissioned choreographer will receive a stipend of $4,000 to create the work, and receive up to 80 hours of free rehearsal space at JCAL. The commissioned choreographer will also receive a $500 fee to deliver a public program developed over a residency period to support full development of the commissioned work. This public program may be a workshop, master class, free public performance or other community-based activity taking place in a JCAL studio. The commissioned choreographer will provide dancers, costumes, lighting, props, etc., out of commissioned funds.

Emerging Artists : Up to four emerging and/or underrepresented professional choreographers and groups will receive a stipend of $800 to present a 15 to 25-minute piece on the indoor stage on Sept. 25 and 26. The choreographers and/or groups will be able to demonstrate a track record of public performances, commit time to the choreographic process, and highlight their creative concepts.

Early-Career Artists : Up to four early-career professional choreographers and/or groups will receive a $500 stipend to present a 15 to 25-minute piece on the outdoor stage on Sept. 25 and 26 (presenting existing work is encouraged). The choreographers and/or groups will be able to demonstrate a track record of public performances, commit time to the choreographic process, and highlight their creative concepts.

New Artists : Two new choreographers and/or groups will receive a stipend of $350 to present a 12 to 15-minute piece on the outdoor stage on Sept. 25 and 26 (presenting existing work is encouraged).

 

Deadline: 
04/15/2020
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UNCSA Choreographic Development Residency

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EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE! APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 10!

The Choreographic Development Residency is a 5-week program to foster the development of new work by emerging to mid-career choreographers of exceptional promise. UNCSA Summer Dance will award four choreographers the opportunity to further their choreographic research and create new dance works by providing studio space, dancers, personal mentoring with Helen Pickett, weekly workshops and access to participate in daily technique classes. Participants will receive room, board and a stipend.

The residency culminates in a performance of the work set on students in UNCSA’s summer program at UNCSA’s Stevens Center. Through this initiative, UNCSA School of Dance looks to deepen its mission of developing original works, supporting artists and giving back to the broader community. Choreographers will be chosen from an open call for submissions. 

Choreographic Development Residency June 21 – July 24, 2020

 

The residency will consist of daily technique class (optional), morning mentoring sessions, workshops, and lectures, all led by esteemed Summer Dance faculty and guests.  Afternoon rehearsals with a cast of dancers from UNCSA Summer Dance will follow. In the evenings, choreographers will have access to UNCSA’s beautiful studios for further choreographic research.

The residency will culminate in a performance of the work. Video documentation of the work will be provided. The UNCSA Summer Dance Final Workshop Performance will be held July 24, 2019, at the Stevens Center.

 

Requirements

The program is looking for emerging and mid-career choreographers who exhibit a strong choreographic voice and exceptional promise. Two Contemporary choreographers and two Contemporary Ballet choreographers will be selected.

UNCSA’s Choreographic Institute is ideal for candidate’s that are open, creative, and driven. Though much of the time is structured in mentoring sessions—from application processes to costume design, much of the time on your own. We aim to give recipients the time to focus on creation, process and both personal and professional development. We hope to provide tools for this development, including but not limited to rehearsal studios, pre-professional and professional dancers on selected evenings, a library, mentors, an extensive arts library, a gym, etc.

 

This residency is two-fold in priority—one is your development as a choreographer, and the other is the work set on the students. The caliber of the work is expected to be high, with a prepared plan coming in to the session. We also expect recipients to coach and create a rehearsal environment in which  students can learn, be pushed and be supported. They are high school age students of varying, and the main stage choreography will be set on them. One of the intended outcomes of this residency is for there to be reciprocal growth between you and the students you are setting work on.

Choreographers must have two years of choreographic experience.

How to Apply

 

NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 10th. Selected choreographers will be notified by March 10th, 2020. In the body of the email include your name, address, email and phone number. Indicate which category you are applying for: Contemporary or Contemporary Ballet (you may only apply for one).

Include the following attachments to your application email:

Your choreographic C.V. in pdf format
One letter of recommendation in pdf format
An artistic statement (one page maximum) in pdf format
A link to a 5-minute video example of one of your choreographic works from the past three years. Video should be a 5-minute consecutive section. Prefer works with four or more dancers, since selected pariticpants will be choreographing on 15+ UNCSA summer students.

There is no fee to apply. Partial applications will not be considered.

If you have questions about the Choreographic Development Residency or the application process, email Summer Dance director Ashley Lindsey at UNCSAchoreoin@gmail.com.

 

 

Prizes: 

Four selected choreographers

Deadline: 
02/10/2020
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Open call for residencies with Bora Bora Residency Centre

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Bora Bora Residency Centre launches the open call to submit proposals for projects to be researched and/or developed in season 2020-21 (August 2020 to June 2021) in a residency with one of our Danish co-hosts.

*Deadline January 31st 2020 at 16:00 Copenhagen time*

There are a handful of residencies open to professional dance artists or dance ensembles or stage directors with a strong choreographic idea from all over the world.

DANISH OR BASED IN DENMARK?
In addition to our regular residencies, it is possible for Danish or Danish-based artists to also apply for consideration for our international and nordic residency programmes, which are based on exchanges with our Residency Centre partners.

International/Nordic Exchange Residencies are open to professional dance artists, dance ensembles or stage directors with a strong choreographic idea.

FOR RESIDENCIES
Bora Bora Residency Centre provides:
- economically sustainable set up with fees, travel and accommodation for an artistic team of up to four people for a period of two to three weeks.
- professional working conditions with our Danish partner venues and folk high schools who have joined forces at Bora Bora Residency Centre. Read more about our partners at www.bora-bora.dk/residency
- possible cooperation with the inhouse dramaturgs at Bora Bora, selected artistic mentors and external partners with in the field of new technology, education, research and outreach

*Deadline January 31st 2020 at 16:00 Copenhagen time*

Bora Bora Residency Centre is supported by Bikuben Foundation, Nordic Culture Fund, Danish Arts Foundation, The Augustinus Foundation and The Beckett Foundation.

Deadline: 
01/31/2020
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ChoreoLab - Made in Ulm

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“ChoreoLab – Made in Ulm 2020”. 249 Choreographic Failures.

Following the success of the choreographic works created, sold out performances and critical acclaim we are proud to announce our second open call for “ChoreoLab – Made in Ulm” in 2020. We are offering three choreographic residency opportunities to talented upcoming dance makers. This is an open call to choreographers up to 35 years young on the 21st of August 2020. We will commission talented emerging creators and give them the opportunity to conceptualise, create, execute and premier their work in a black box stage with four professional dancers. You will be collaborating with local choreographer Pablo Sansalvador to create an evening of dance inspired by this years theme and title: ‘249 Choreographic Failures’ (249CF).

The 2020 theme is in memory of Albrecht Ludwig Berblinger’s 250th birthday. Berblinger was an ingenious and a risk-taking inventor from Ulm. Better known as "Schneider von Ulm" he went down in history in 1811 for his failed flight attempt.
As part of the anniversary celebrations "Berblinger 2020” is generating artistic works based on innovation, inventiveness, courage and adaptability in our urban society. Berblinger’s resilience through failure is what defined him and what inspires us. “ChoreoLab – Made in Ulm” is honouring Berblinger by inviting dance makers to create choreography from a leaping off point that we constantly try to avoid; Failure.

We invite dance makers, choreographers, film-makers and artists to connect to create a 60 second short film demonstrating a ‘Choreographic Failure’. A jury will select 10 finalists of whom each will be awarded 100 euros for their efforts. Then the ten shortlisted films will be shared in a public space where people from Ulm can watch each film and vote for whom they would like to see awarded the residency. We have up to three one week residencies to offer. Be brave, there is no wrong way to fail.

How will the winners of the residency be selected?
A jury will select 10 finalists by the end of May and each will be awarded 100 euros. The ten finalist films will be displayed in a public space in Ulm's city centre and presented during the Ulm Moves Dance Festival in June 2020. Members of the public and dance aficionados will vote for up to three choreographers to create a short work representing ‘choreographic failure’ for ChoreoLab - Made in Ulm 2020.

Prizes: 

What does the residency offer?
-A fee for the creation of your work
-A travel budget to Ulm and local accommodation during your stay
-Four professional dancers to create the piece
-A creation week with a minimum of 32 hours rehearsal with the four dancers, inside the performance space
-A professional recording of your piece and a 60 second trailer
-Photographic documentation of your creation week and performance
-A ‘production week’ to establish lighting, costumes and final rehearsals
-Press release and press reviews
-Rehearsal and performance space

When will the residency take place?
There will be four creation weeks and one production week in 2020:
Creation Week 1: 20-25 July
Creation Week 2: 27th of July to the 1st of August
Creation Week 3: 3-8 of August
Creation Week 4: 10-15 of August
Production Week 5: 17-20 of August*
Performances @ 1900hrs on the 21,22,23 of August*
*Important: apart from the creation week, choreographers are required to be there for the entire production week and all three performances from the 17-23 August. Inside the online application you will be invited to state your preferred creation week.

Where will the residency and performance take place?
ROXY Ulm (LABOR 1|12) non-profit GmbH
Schillerstraße 1/12, 89077 Ulm, Germany

If you are offered the choreographic residency what requirements must you meet?
-Under the age of 36 years on the 21st of August 2020
-The capacity to portray this years ‘ChoreoLab – Made in Ulm’ theme ‘Choreographic Failure’ in a original and engaging manner
-An ability to create quality choreographic material under tight time restrictions
-The capability to work as a team player within a professional environment
-The capacity to create an original work with a duration between 12- 15 minutes
-Skills at creating your own lighting and executing a technical and production rehearsals efficiently
-Have a track record of previous choreographic works
-Living in Europe, preferably close to Ulm
-Appreciate the value in having the local community watch open rehearsals and previews of your work.
-Have ambition and vision to present and perform the work you created for the ‘ChoreoLab-Made in Ulm’ in other venues, festivals, theatres and choreographic competitions etc…

Deadline: 
03/30/2019
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