Jan 15, 2009

Dance@DMAC- June 2009 Commissions

Dear Choreographer:

We are thrilled to announce our second new works commission series of Dance@DMAC. Our first commission program was presented this fall and consisted of new works, by Keely Garfield, Julian Barnett, Maria Hassabi, Anna Sperber and Alex Escalante.
As we expand our dance programming, DMAC is seeking to commission 10 new dance works. The new works will be premiered during the first two weeks of June 2009 at our beautiful turn of the century playhouse. Each program will consist of 3-4 new works no longer than 10 minutes in length and will be presented on three separate evenings. Choreographers will receive a commission fee of $500.00 and adequate rehearsal time in one of our studios. If you would like to apply please complete the form below.

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Print out this form and send completed along with:
* brief bio - 1 page long
* dvd with an example of your work (preferably one full length piece)
* a one paragraph description of proposed work and number of dancers
* the work should not have been previously presented in any form nor should it
be a work in progress or part of a larger piece. We seek to commission new works
created specifically for our space.
*press clippings
*technical requirements (Our stage dimensions are 23'width x 37'depth.We
recommend that pieces have a maximum of 6 dancers.)

Deadline: must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2009

Click to download Application PDF

"Six weeks is not much time to make a dance — not sufficient, really, for most choreographers to see a vision fully to life. But it is enough to get some rich ideas cooking, and that is what the Duo Multicultural Arts Center in the East Village presented on Wednesday in its inaugural Dance@DMAC commissioning series, an exciting addition to the contemporary performance scene." Claudia La Rocco NY Times