[ARCHIVE] Call for 2013 Area Choreographers Festival Submissions


The information below is for reference, only.

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Contemporary Dance Theater has proudly supported the efforts of local artists for 40 years.

Each spring, Contemporary Dance Theater produces a Choreographers Without Companies Concert or an Area Choreographers Festival.

For the 2012-2013 Season, Contemporary Dance Theater will be presenting an Area Choreographers Festival. Choreographers who are part of a company, choreographers who have a company, and choreographers without companies may apply.

Choreographers may apply to present a new work or a reconstruction of a work.

Priority consideration will be given to artists with ties to the Greater Cincinnati region who are making contemporary dance and are seriously committed to choreographing for area professional-level dancers.


The deadline for the 2012-2013 season is November 5th, 2012 for the Area Choreographers Festival to take place May 3-4, 2013. Notices are expected to be sent by January 15, 2013.

Materials that are transmissible by email should be sent to jefferson@cdt-dance.org.

Applicants may send other completed application materials to:

Contemporary Dance Theater
Attn: Area Choreographers Festival
1805 Larch Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224-2928

Applications for Choreographers Without Companies Need to include:

1. A video of recent work (within the last 3 years).

2. A bio (one page or more) of the choreographer (should include training and previous choreographic experience).

3. A description of the work; this should include as much information as is known at the time, such as: subject matter or style; accompaniment, number of dancers; length in minutes; new or reworked; technical demands; set and or costume issues; rehearsal needs or plans.


    • The work may not exceed 15 minutes.
    • The work cannot be a work created to satisfy an educational requirement (master’s project, thesis project, etc.).
    • While new work is encouraged, a reworking of a piece will be considered.
    • Applications that are late or substantially incomplete will not be considered, however all the information about the project need not be determined by submission time.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of peers and the finalists will be notified soon after.


Please email Artistic & Executive Director, Jefferson James at jefferson@cdt-dance.org or call her at (513) 591-2557.

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