CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHY FOR
The American Dance Guild’s 60th Anniversary Performance Festival
September 7, 8, 9, 10, 2017 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 W. 55th St. (9th Ave.) New York City
Deadline EXTENDED TO MAY 12, 2017
E-mail applications to: email@example.com
Announcing our HONOREES:
THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS
“A truly multigenerational celebration which cracks open the definition of who dancers are …” choreographer Catherine Gallant
The American Dance Guild (ADG) continues its mission of serving artists and audiences through our annual performance festival. The festival will take place over four days, Thursday through Sunday, September 7, 8, 9, and 10 at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, in the heart of midtown Manhattan.
We invite applications from contemporary dance artists of diverse backgrounds, ages and aesthetics throughout the United States and internationally. ADG is dedicated to presenting the range and diversity of expression in current dance art practice and to remembering our historical modern dance roots. The festival is unique in that each year we honor and present the work of several dance legends making the programs a vibrant blend of old and new.
This year’s honorees are Garth Fagan (the Lion King returns!); Martha Myers (beloved educator, former dean of American Dance Festival); Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, directed by Louis Mofsie (holding to our country’s roots generation after generation).
TO APPLY: It is not necessary to adhere to any theme (our overall theme is “Celebrating Diversity”). You must submit finished professional work that will not have been seen in NYC in the 3 months prior to Festival time. Student works are not accepted. If you applied in the past and were not accepted, PLEASE apply again! Submissions will be adjudicated by an invited group of professionals in the field. Technical Requirements. Please keep technical requirements to a minimum.
TIME LIMITS: Solo: up to 7 minutes. Duet or Group Work: up to 10 minutes.
Decisions will be announced no later than June 10.
Questions: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AMERICAN DANCE GUILD – FESTIVAL 2017 – APPLICATION
We are only accepting applications electronically. Please submit via email:
In subject line put: Last Name / First Name / adgfest2017
APPLICATION FORM BELOW CAN BE COPIED AND EMAILED.
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WORK SAMPLE INFORMATION:
Time limit: Solos up to 7 min., Group work up to 10 min.
The video you submit must be the same piece you intend to perform.
RECOMMENDED: Please send one or more high resolution photos in jpeg format.
Password for Link: ___________________
Length of piece: _____________________
Number of dancers: __________________
Video cueing instructions: _____________
Brief description: (100 words max)
Brief Bio: (200 words max)
PAYMENT IS DONE ONLINE. Go to our website www.americandanceguild.org. Click on DONATE page and it will take you to Paypal where you can pay with your own Paypal account or a credit card.
$25 application fee per piece submitted.
If your piece is selected there will be a $120 production fee.
This fee includes your membership in the American Dance Guild.
Fee for video and photo to be determined later.
The American Dance Guild, an artist-member run organization, has served the dance field in many capacities since its inception in 1956, including publications, conferences & festivals. The Annual Festival brings together artists from across the nation and around the world. Other member-generated events include performance opportunities, university dance dept. collaborations; the annual Erna Lindner-Gilbert ADG Scholarship for summer study at Jacob’s Pillow; scholarly resources such as the New Dance Group Gala Video full of historic modern dance works, and publications such as “Branching Out: Oral Histories of Six National Dance Organizations” and Dance Scope (out-of-print but many copies still available upon request). We welcome the active creative participation of our members. ADG is a 501c3 not-for-profit tax- exempt organization incorporated in NY State. Contributions are welcome and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Photographs above: Julie Lemberger
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