Choreography Showcases and Festivals

PUSHfest 2017

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: info@pushdance.org, 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)

Eligibility

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

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

4th annual Richmond Dance Festival. Submissions are welcome through Jan. 31, 2017.
Company Name Dogtown Dance Theatre
Audition Date Submissions accepted Oct. 3, 2016 – Jan. 31, 2017
Audition Time N/A
Audition Location Online Submission
Location Street Address 109 W. 15th Street
Location City, State Zip Richmond, VA 23224
Website www.dogtowndancetheatre.com

EXCHANGE 2016

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:bellhouseart@gmail.com.

 

American Dance Festival

Durham, NC

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.

americandancefestival.org

 

American Swiss Ballet Company’s Choreographers Showcase

New York, NY

646-580-7311

asballetny.com

 

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.

361-854-7969

www.ccbailando.com

 

Brighton Dance Festival

Brighton, MI

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.

builtonstilts.org

 

Charlotte Dance Festival

Charlotte, NC

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.

charlottedancefestival.org

 

the CURRENT SESSIONS
About the performance series:
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.com/apply/

 

Chop Shop: Bodies of Work

Meydenbauer Theatre, Belleuve, WA

stonedancecollective@hotmail.com

chopshopdance.org

 

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.

dancenownyc.org

 

Boston Contemporary Dance Festival

The Boston Contemporary Dance Festival brings a diverse array of contemporary dance artists together from across the United States, inviting the greater Boston community to experience this art form at its finest. Participants and audience members are invited to meet and mingle with critics, producers, photographers, and leaders in the national dance community, all while exploring contemporary dance as a site of social change and progress.

 

Dance Up!—The Next Generation

92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center

New York, NY

212.415.5552

92Y.org/dance

 

JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL
INSIDE/OUT PERFORMANCE SERIES

Beckett, MA

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

Kalamazoo, MI

269.342.4354

midwestradfest.org

 

New American Talent/Dance

Ballet Austin

Austin, TX

512.476.9051

balletaustin.org

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!

http://www.americanchoreographicfestival.com/

 

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

http://www.culturalweekly.com/dare-to-dance-public-film-festival-launches-today/

Follow us on FACEBOOK at https://www.facebook.com/daretodanceinpublicfilmfestival/ and on Instagram at @ScreenDanceDiaries.

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

http://redrockdancefestival.com/

New York Jazz Choreography Project

Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc.

New York, NY

212.369.9036

jazzchoreographyenterprises.org

 

newsteps

Chen Dance Center

New York, NY

212.349.0126

chendancecenter.org

 

Columbus Arts Festival

Columbus, OH

columbusartsfestival.org/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.steffinossen.org/2015-choreography-showcase/

 

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.

http://www.fusionworksdance.org/ne-choreographers-festival.html.

For questions, please e-mail artistic director Deb Meunier at fusionwk@cox.net or call her at (401)334-3091.

 

International Choreographers’ Showcase

Dance-Forms Productions

Louisville, KY

502.222.2273

danceformproductions.com

 

Detroit Dance City Festival

Detroit, MI

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.

detroitdancecityfestival.com

 

Dixon Place

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.

dixonplace.org/submit-work/

 

FAB! Festival

New York, NY

fabnyc.org

 

Choreographic Showcase

The Hong Kong Ballet

Hong Kong, China

2573 7398

hkballet.com

 

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.

jmtw.org

 

Dance Project, Youth Dance Project, Percussive Dance Project

Joy of Motion Dance Center

Washington, DC

202.399.6763

production@joyofmotion.org

joyofmotion.org

 

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.

ellen-inc.com/jump-on-the-dancewagon

 

Come Together Dance Festival

Koresh Dance Company

Philadelphia, PA

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.

koreshdance.org/cometogether.php

 

Mudson Works-in-Progress Series

loveDANCEmore

Salt Lake City, Utah

lovedancemore@gmail.com

lovedancemore.org

 

National Choreographers Initiative

Corona del Mar, CA

949.675.4579

nchoreographers.org

 

Richmond Choreographers’ Showcase

Richmond, VA

sfdproject.org/performances.htm

 

Emerging Choreographers Showcase

Pasadena Dance Festival

Pasadena, CA

626.844.7008

lineagedance.org

 

The Moving Beauty Series

Contact: Erienne Elisabeth Poitier info@beautymoving.com

beautymoving.com

 

New Prague Dance Festival

Prague, Czech Republic

praguedancefestival.cz

 

NYC10

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.

nyc10dance.wordpress.com

 

REVERB Choreographic Project

Reverb Dance

Purchase, NY

reverbdance.org

 

ChoreoProject Award

sjDANCEco

San Jose, CA

408.924.5041

sjdanceco.org

 

Performances Lab Series

Steps on Broadway

New York, NY

212.874.2410

stepsnyc.com

 

Chop Shop: Bodies of Work

Stone Dance Productions

Seattle, WA

stonedancecollective@hotmail.com

chopshopdance.org

 

GO! Emerging Artist Commissioning Program

STREB

Brooklyn, NY

718.384.6491

streb.org/go

 

WAXworks

Triskelion Arts

Brooklyn, NY

718.599.7997

wax205.com

 

Dumbo Dance Festival

White Wave

Brooklyn, NY

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.

whitewavedance.com

 

Modern Atlanta Dance Festival

Full Radius Dance

Atlanta, GA

fullradiusdance.org/experience/mad/apply

 

NYC Festival of Dance Schools

Kat Wildish Presents

New York, NY

kat@katwildish.com

nycfestivalofdanceschools.com

 

Performing in NY Showcase

Kat Wildish Presents

New York, NY

kat@katwildish.com

katwildishshowcase.com

 

PUSHfest

PUSH Dance Company

ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA

info@pushdance.org

pushdance.org/pushfest

 

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.

nationalchoreographyintensive.com

Springboard Dance Montreal Emerging Choreographers Project

Montreal, Canada

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.

springboarddansemontreal.com/emerging-choreographers

 

The Young Choreographer’s Festival

New York, NY

917.675.7311

youngchoreographersfestival.com

 

Philadelphia Screendance Festival

Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet

Philadelphia, PA

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.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-philadelphia-screendance-festival-tickets-17712069276?ref=estw