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The Dance Department at Temple University invites choreographers to submit proposals for its 2014 Reflection:Response choreographic commission. THE FUTURE OF THE BODY & DANCE: WITHIN & BEYOND CULTURE, TECHNOLOGY AND NATURE.
Whether you locate your work in somatic investigation or socio-political inquiry, we welcome dance- makers from all backgrounds.
The Commission Brief:
You are asked to create a new work that speaks to the theme of Reflection:Response/ THE FUTURE OF THE BODY & DANCE: WITHIN & BEYOND CULTURE, TECHNOLOGY AND NATURE that will be presented on October 24 and 25 at 7:30 PM.
You will be given a $5000 grant and you will have regular access to rehearsal space in Temple University Department of Dance studios throughout June-August 2014. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to offer travel, accommodation or per diem.
You have the option to stage the work in the Conwell Theater at Temple University Main Campus, or at an alternative site within the Main Campus or North Philadelphia area. We can provide stage management, lighting and sound technicians if you choose to present the work in Conwell Theater. In addition to the performance, you will also be asked to offer a master class and lecture demonstration to students in the Dance Department in mid October 2014.
New this year, we are offering an exciting opportunity to connect with a dance scholar from Boyer College of Music and Dance. A dance scholar/theorist will be assigned to work with the commissioned choreographer in a mutually agreed upon capacity which could range from dramaturgy to writing a critical text on the artist's work. Choreographers should note in the proposal how they might envision working with an author.
Please submit a 2-page application as an email attachment (with your full name in the subject heading) that states:
In addition to the written application, you are asked to provide a 5-minute sample of your work (please send a link to You Tube or Vimeo - No DVDs) with a brief statement outlining why you would like us to look at this particular section (150-word max).
Deadline for proposals: MARCH 24, 2014
Please send your proposal to:
Julie B. Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the Selection Committee will meet to review applications in mid-April and you will be notified about the outcome of your application by: April 28, 2014.
Merián Soto, Committee Chair
Julie B. Johnson, Graduate Assistant
Please send any questions to email@example.com