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Call for Choreographers – Dance Canvas’ 2018-19 Choreographer Career Development Initiative (Atlanta, GA) 2018-19 Season (Beginning September 2018; Performances March 2019)

Call for Choreographers – Dance Canvas’ 2018-19 Choreographer Career Development Initiative (Atlanta, GA) 2018-19 Season (Beginning September 2018; Performances March 2019)
Deadline: August 20, 2018
Online Application:
Fee to Participate or Apply: No fee to apply; $150 tuition for selected choreographers

Description Of Opportunity:


Dance Canvas is kicking off our 11th season and we are looking for Emerging Choreographers or movement based artists who are interested in creating new works for our 2018-19 Choreographer Career Development Initiative. For this year’s program, we will select up to 10 choreographers to work with Dance Canvas to be presented in our 2019 Performance Series at the Ferst Center for the Arts on March 22nd & 23rd 2019.

Choreographers will spend 5 months conceiving, work-shopping concepts, and receiving feedback/mentorship with the end goal of presentation in our performance series. We encourage choreographers from all genres of dance to consider applying. In the past, we have presented ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, aerial, and tap choreographers, as well as multimedia and dance filmmakers. Don’t be afraid to pitch something unique…Originality is a factor in our selection process. Applications are open to Atlanta-based and out-of-state choreographers. (*Scholarships available for out of state choreographers)

We define “emerging professional” as:

– Artists with professional credentials in dance/art industry (*If applicant does not have professional experience, we encourage collaborations)

– Less than 10 years of experience choreographing for professional companies

– An artistic transition for an experienced choreographer (*ie. An experienced Hip Hop choreographer, transitioning to dance filmmaker)

– A new dance company or collaborative

– An established dance company that is supporting the work of a resident emerging choreographer

Emerging Professional applicants must be at least 18 years old, and not currently enrolled in an undergraduate college, university or conservatory program (*Exceptions: Kennesaw State University or Georgia Tech student choreographers should contact their department heads for more information on our collegiate partnership opportunities). Graduate/Doctoral candidates can apply.

Selected Choreographers receive:

– Discounted/Free Studio Rehearsal space

– Access to professional dancers (assistance with dancer casting/auditions)

– Professional photography and video of the performance

– Marketing/Promotion of your project

– Workshops and Mentoring opportunities

– Performance (rehearsal/tech time) at the Ferst Center for the Arts

– Industry network connections (Complimentary tickets)

– Teaching/residency opportunities (*based on request from partner institutions)

How To Apply:

Application DEADLINE 11:59 pm on August 20, 2018

For more information and to APPLY:

Contact Email:[email protected]







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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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