Oct 2019

Nextfest 2020: Call for Emerging Choreographer

Dance   /  

We’re in search of an emerging choreographer to create a new work for Dance at Nextfest 2020, June 4- 14.

Who can apply?
Dance at Nextfest is geared towards emerging choreographers and movement artists under the age of 30 who are pursuing a professional career in dance.

Who will you be working with?
As choreographer, you will be working with a group of 15 to 25 dancers from Victoria School for the Arts to create a new movement piece.

Artistic mentorship and guidance will be available to you from a valued artist in the community. Attendance at all of your rehearsals will be expected.

What does the creative process involve?
Rehearsals will run Monday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:00 pm on the following dates:
March 30
April 6
April 20
April 27
May 4
May 11

You will need to be available for all of the above rehearsals and the technical and dress rehearsals (exact dates TBA, likely between May 31- June 3, 2020)

Where will you rehearse?
Studio space will be provided at Victoria School for the Arts.

What kind of payment is there?
You, the choreographer will be guaranteed a minimum honorarium of $400 for the creation and presentation of your work in Nextfest.

How do you apply?
To apply as a choreographer for Dance at Nextfest 2020, please send the following information to becky@goodwomen.ca:

  • Statement of interest – Description of work/ why you would like to create new work to be mentored and presented at Nextfest
  • Artistic Statement – Describe your choreographic style and interests
  • Link to online video documentation – Video footage of the proposed work is preferable. This can include in-studio rehearsal footage. Documentation of previous work can also be submitted. Please send a video link—do not send a hard copy.
  • Choreographer’s CV

When is the deadline to apply?
January 27, 2020 at 11:59pm (MT)

Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

When will you know the results of your application?
You will be contacted by February 10, 2020

If you have questions please contact us at becky@goodwomen.ca


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