IGNITE! 2017 Call for Artists: Dance Series

Sage Theatre’s IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists – JUNE 6-10, 2017

Calling emerging choreographers and dancers interested in being involved in the creation and performance of original 8-12 minute works.

Who can apply?

The IGNITE! Festival Dance Series is geared towards emerging choreographers and dancers under the age of 30 who are pursuing a professional career in dance. All dance styles are encouraged to apply.

Selected artists will receive:

  • A performance slot on the main stage with 2-3 public performances
  • A group audition
  • Rehearsal space
  • Mentorship and technical/artistic support as requested
  • An IGNITE! Festival Artist Pass and honorarium

Choreographers, please include in your proposal:

  • A description of your proposed piece (max. 300 words). Please indicate the dance style(s) and number of dancers you wish to work with.
  • A statement of interest (max. 300 words). Tell us about yourself and why you are interested in creating for the IGNITE! Dance Series.
  • CV (max. 2 pages)
  • An online video sample of past or recent work.

Dancers, please include in your proposal:

  • CV (max. 2 pages) and photo
  • A statement of interest (max. 500 words). Tell us about yourself and why are interested in performing in the IGNITE! Dance Series.
  • If available, an online video sample of your work (please clearly indicate which dancer is you if it is a group number)

Both individual dancers and choreographers can apply, and be teamed up for the projects through an audition process. If you are applying with a team in mind, please include those details in your application.

Deadline: February 12, 2017

Applications should be sent to ignite_dance@sagetheatre.com.

Subject line: Dance Series Submission

PLEASE NOTE – While February 12 is our application deadline, we view the submission process as a conversation. The earlier you submit, the better conversation we can have!

General questions about IGNITE! 2017 can be directed to charles@sagetheatre.com.

About the Ignite! Festival of Emerging Artists

IGNITE! is a festival dedicated to supporting, mentoring and presenting emerging artists of all disciplines. IGNITE! allows artists to embrace risks in a supportive environment while providing resources, a bridge to the professional arts community, and meaningful opportunities for collaboration and community building with their peers.

Other opportunities

The IGNITE! Festival has a number of other series including Interdisciplinary, Club, and Site-specific. Please visit sagetheatre.com for full details. Artists are welcome to apply for more than one festival series.