Cleveland dance fest 2018

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november 9th & 10th, 2018

The Movement Project's Cleveland Dance Fest is set to return for its 3rd season November 9th & 10th, 2018 at the beautiful Pilgrim Church in Tremont! The 2-day festival will feature master classes by CDF artists and performances featuring Cleveland dance artists.  

Now accepting APPLICATIONS for the 2018 festival!

CDF 2018 will be taking applications for performance pieces starting May 24th, 2018. CDF is open to professional artists (independent artists & dance companies) and emerging artists (college artists & works in progress). Applications are due July 13th, 2018 by 11:00 pm. 


Submission criteria

PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS

1. NE Ohio independent dance artists or dance company (artists who reside outside Ohio may apply, see below)

*CDF's mission is to provide support and a platform for artists who work, live or have a strong connection to Cleveland. This year we will be accepting applications for those who reside outside of northeast Ohio or the state, but do note that the majority of artists selected will be from the area.

2. All applicants, including casts, must be professional dancers. (Grad students welcome to apply)

*If you are a college dance student, please submit through the Emerging Works Concert application for emerging artists below.

3. All applicants must adhere to the time limits below at time of submission (pieces submitted that don't adhere to the min & max time requirements will not be considered):

  • Large Group Pieces (5 or more dancers)
  • Length of work: Between 10-15 minutes (must not exceed 15 minutes)
  • Small Group Pieces (2-4 dancers)
  • Length of work: Between 8-15 minutes (must not exceed 15 minutes)
  • Solos (1 dancer)
  • Length of work: Between 5-10 minutes (must not exceed 10 minutes)

4. Rehearsal footage of new work is acceptable but only if the piece is complete. All works submitted must by completed at time of submission. Unfinished work will not be accepted.

5. Upon receiving your application, an invoice will be sent to each applicant with payment instructions. Applications will not be adjudicated until the $30.00 Application fee is paid, and all supplemental materials have been submitted. (Application fee is non refundable)

Note: Applicant's can submit up to two applications. A $30 application fee will apply to your first submission and a $15 application fee will apply to your second submission.

6. All selected artists will be required to sell an allotted amount of tickets to their performance (details will be outlined in contract).

7. The choreography or representative of the dance company applying must be available the following dates. (DATES ARE MANDATORY, NO EXCEPTION)

  • Sunday, August 12th (Information & Contract Meeting - Conference Call) - Specific time TBD
  • Thursday, November 8th: Between 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (Tech Rehearsal - each artist will be given a 30 - 50 minute time slot) - You will be assigned a specific tech time by August 12th, this way you can plan your schedule around the time you are required to be in the theater. 
  • Friday, November 9th or Saturday, November 10th (Applicants accepted may be asked to perform in both dates or 1, dependent on how many artists selected)

8. If you are interested in offering a master class at the festival, please indicate so and fill out the appropriate boxes in your application.

9. Compensation: 

$150 (Solos)

$300 (Small Group Piece - between 2-4 dancers) 

$400 (Large Group Piece - 5 or more dancers) 

10: TMP will provide the following resources and benefits:

  • performance stipend 
  • professional video footage of your piece (digital copy)
  • marketing & promotional support
  • dressing room & warm-up space
  • marley stage floor, professional lighting, lighting designer & stage manager
  • free parking
  • full tech rehearsal
  • designated place to display your marketing material in the lobby
  • each participating artist will receive a discounted ticket to an upcoming TMP performance

 

Emerging Works Concert - Emerging Artists/Works in progress

1. College artists & works in progress

2. All works submitted must not exceed 12 minutes

3. All applicants, including casts, must be 18 and older. (It is not required to be enrolled in a undergraduate dance program)

4. All applicants are required to submit a video of the proposed work. Rehearsal footage accepted. If you are submitting a work in progress, your piece should be at least 50% completed at the time of the submission.

5. Upon receiving your application, an invoice will be sent to each applicant with payment instructions. Applications will not be adjudicated until the $10.00 Application fee is paid, and all supplemental materials have been submitted. (Application fee is non refundable)

Note: Applicant's can submit up to two applications. A $10 application fee will apply to your first submission and a $5 application fee will apply to your second submission.

6. All selected artists will be required to sell an allotted amount of tickets to their performance (details will be outlined in contract).

7. All selected artists will be required to participate in a conference call which will be scheduled at a later date.

8. The Emerging Works Concert will take place Saturday, November 10th. Specific time TBD. 

9. TMP will provide the following resources and benefits:

  • $50 performance stipend
  • professional video footage of your piece (digital copy)
  • marketing & promotional support
  • designated place to display your marketing material in the lobby
  • dressing room & warm-up space
  • marley stage floor, professional lighting (basic stage lights up and down)
  • free parking
  • the opportunity to share work with an audience

How to Apply: Professional & Emerging Works Application

Part 1 & 2 applications - Due July 13th, 2018 by 11:00 pm 

1. Fill out the form below (Application Part 1)

2. Email the following support material to info@themovementproject.org (Application Part 2)

a. Resume or Company CV

b. Please provide 2-3 high quality photographs of the proposed work or artist. (300 dpi)

 

Application Part 1

Name (Main Contact) *
Name (Main Contact)
Select 1 *
If you would like to submit more than one work or to both application types, you will need to complete separate applications for each piece submitted.
Phone *
Phone
If applying as a dance company
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Select 1 *
If submitting more than one work, you will need to fill out a separate application.
Professional Application: Large Group Pieces (5 or more dancers) Length of work: Between 10-15 minutes (must not exceed 15 minutes) Small Group Pieces (2-4 dancers) Length of work: Between 8-15 minutes (must not exceed 15 minutes) Solos (1 dancer) Length of work: Between 5-10 minutes (must not exceed 10 minutes) Emerging Works Application: All works must not exceed 12 minutes
Please submit a high quality video of proposed work (vimeo, youtube, website, dropbox). If the work is an excerpt, please indicate the section that will be performed.
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If you are interested in offering a master class please indicate so below and fill out the appropriate boxes. *

Application Part 2

Email the following support material to info@themovementproject.org (Application Part 2)

a. Resume or Company CV

b. Please provide 2-3 high quality photographs of the proposed work or artist. (300 dpi)

Once we receive your application & supplemental materials you will receive a application fee invoice via the email you provided. If you have any questions email us at info@themovementproject.org.