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Call for performance submissions: Between the Seas Festival (NYC)

Between the Seas Festival, New York City’s only international Mediterranean festival, is inviting submissions for its fourth edition (July 21st to July 27th at the Wild Project). Deadline: January 20th. More info: www.betweentheseas.org

We are looking for full and short length works, fully developed or works in progress, original or previously presented, in the fields of theater, dance and music by artists of the Mediterranean and Mediterranean diaspora. Selected applicants will perform alongside a group of curated artists in a total of approximately 15 different performances during one week. Some of the themes that the works may address are:

  • Mediterranean identity/ies: Works that explore or are inspired by life, identities and histories in or across Mediterranean societies

  • Living in-between: Works exploring or inspired by diasporic Mediterranean identities

  • Contemporary works and adaptations; Performances of existing and new works by contemporary Mediterranean playwrights/choreographers/composers. Adaptations or new interpretations of the classics in ways that highlight contemporary Mediterranean realities or explore new aesthetics; original works showcasing techniques, interests and interpretive models emerging in the Mediterranean region.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit

  • A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the festival

  • A detailed project description (not longer than 3 pages). Make sure to specify your technical needs. We strongly advise that you keep your technical requirements very simple as all performances will be staged in the same theater space using the general festival lighting plot. Make sure to check the theater space and its technical specs to determine if it meets the needs of your work: www.thewildproject.com

  • Work samples. These may include: videos and photos of past work or of previous presentations of the proposed project; script (please send us the full script); reviews and press clippings of your show.

  • Resumes of the primary artists involved and company information

  • A non-refundable application fee of $40 [USD]. The application fee can be paid online on our website.

The deadline for applications is January 20th 2014. Application materials can be emailed to betweentheseasfestival@gmail.com (please indicate “BTS PERFORMANCE submission” in the subject line)

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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