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Call for entries: Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival

In Call to Artists on August 23, 2010 by danceumbrella

Dance with us in 2011…. Call for Entries

Dance with us in 2011 at the 13th annual Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival from June 2 – 5, 2011

Entries are now being accepted – simply put together a submission package and mail it to our office. Information about each performance series can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Proposals must be postmarked by September 15th, 2010. Submission Packages must include:

a completed application form with all information available (click here for PDF)

all appropriate C.V.’s

a DVD (macintosh compatible) of the proposed work

your membership fee ($25 for regular membership or $50 for Dance Associate Membership).

Send completed packages to: Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival 
123 Woolwich Street, Second Floor 
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 3V1

Only complete submission packages will be considered. Because submissions are viewed by multiple referrees, we cannot accept applications by e-mail.

Thank you for your submission!

Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival 
Call For Submission Details

The annual Guelph Contemporay Dance Festival seeks innovative and experimental works to be presented in the On the Stage, In the Park, In the Street, CSA Nooner, In the Gallery and Youth Moves performance series. Artists may apply to more than one series.

The Central Students’ Association (CSA) Nooner performance is presented on the University of Guelph campus. Three professional artists performing in other festival series will be chosen to perform in this free public event and which promotes dance to university students and professors. This series occurs in November and the end of March.

In the Gallery is where dance is performed in an intimate and aesthetically friendly location, providing an off-the-beaten-path performance opportunity in a gallery setting. This series is also presented off the festival dates as a preview of the upcoming festival. A minimum of five years of professional choreography experience is required. Honoraria, travel costs, per diems and accommodations will be provided. Artists will perform 2 times. This series attracts approximately 200 patrons and typically occurs at the end of March or April.

On the Stage plays host to some of the most accomplished and innovative dance artists from across Canada. Six to nine short works, each under 25 minutes, will be chosen to be part of three distinct programs. Artists will perform once or twice in the 200-seat Co-operators’ Hall at the River Run Centre. Honoraria, travel costs, per diems and accommodations will be provided. A minimum of five years of professional choreography experience is required.

In the Park will feature four to six works, a maximum of 10 minutes in length, from professional dance artists. Artists must demonstrate an ability to create works that integrate the chosen site, Exhibition Park. Exhibition Park is a beautiful and large downtown community-friendly park with trees, open spaces, and a play centre, providing many potentially exciting locations for site-specific works. Artists will perform three time for this family-oriented event which attracts approximately 700-1000 people. Honoraria, travel costs, per diems and accommodations will be provided. A minimum of five years of professional choreography experience is required.

On the Street is open to emerging dance artists. This Friday noon-time performance is created specifically for St. George’s Square, the public area located in the heart of downtown Guelph. This free, outdoor event finds the artists interacting with a wide range of the community, from the lunchtime crowd of café patrons to those waiting for the buses that meet at the Square. Works should be under 10 minutes in length. A small honoraria is provided.

Youth Moves is open to all Southern Ontario dance companies with performers under the age of nineteen. Eight works, each under 10 minutes in length, will be chosen. Performances occur on both Sunday during the festival dates in the 200-seat Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre.

Deadline:

Applications must be postmarked by September 15th, 2010. All applications must include a current cv, a relevant DVD (macintosh compatible) of proposed choreography, an application form and a membership fee ($25 for regular membership or $50 for Dance Associate Membership). Please address cheques to the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival.

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