Awards:


Novice Division (10-16 years of age)

  • 3 Top Choreographer Awards
  • Overall Top Choreographer Award
  • Overall Top Choreographer winner will receive $100 off of their 2019 Innovative Choreography Showcase participation fee.
  • Overall Top Choreographer Award winner will have their winning piece presented at the Flux Dance Concert in May 2019


Pre-Professional (17 years & up)

  • 3 Top Choreographer Awards
  • Overall Top Choreographer Award
  • Overall Top Choreographer winner will receive $100 off of their 2019 Innovative Choreography Showcase participation fee.
  • Overall Top Choreographer Award winner will have their winning piece presented at the Flux Dance Concert in May 2019.
  • Overall Top Choreographer Award winner will be able set a piece on Flux Dance Company.
  • Overall Top Choreographer Award winner will also receive a 30 minute private session with Tracie Stanfield directly following the showcase.


Professional (17 years & up)

  • 3 Top Choreographer Awards
  • Overall Top Choreographer Award
  • Overall Top Choreographer winner will receive $100 off of their 2019 Innovative Choreography Showcase participation fee.
  • Overall Top Choreographer Award winner will have their winning piece presented at the Flux Dance Concert in May 2019.
  • Overall Top Choreographer Award winner will be invited to set a piece for Flux Dance Company.
  • Overall Top Choreographer Award winner will also receive a 30 minute private session with Tracie Stanfield directly following the showcase.
  • Overall Top Choreography winner will receive a cash prize of $150.00


Judges Award

  • One of the Overall Choreographer winners (age 18-25) of the Innovative Choreography Showcase will receive a Scholarship for their Application Fee to The Young Choreographer’s Festival in NYC. If the Applicant is accepted, they will also receive a Scholarship for their YCF Production Fee


Audience Award

  • Each audience member will be allowed one vote for their overall favorite piece of the day. Audience award winner will perform their piece for the second time directly before the awards ceremony.




INNOVATIVE CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCASE -

APPLICATION GUIDELINES


NOVICE DIVISION: Choreographers ages 10 - 16


  • Submit application including a $10 submission fee and a video clip or link of your piece. This video link/clip must demonstrate the work that will be performed in the showcase. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube as unlisted.
  • To make the $10 submission payment via PayPal go to the shopping cart at the top of this page.
  • The dance piece must be 2-3 minutes in length and have at least four dancers.
  • The choreographer can participate in their dance. The dance can be created by a group of choreographers as well. All choreographers must be listed on application.
  • If there is more than one choreographer all choreographers must be between 10-16 years of age to enter in the Novice Division.
  • The release must be signed by each participating dancer and choreographer and turned in by November 9, 2018. The release can be found at the top of this page. You can email releases to info@fluxdancecompany.org


Novice Division video submission, payment and application deadline is October 15, 2018


Email Youtube link and application form to info@fluxdancecompany.org with the subject titled “Submission”. An esteemed panel of Adjudicators will select up to a maximum of 10 Novice Division pieces to participate in the live showcase. Accepted choreographers will be notified by October 22, 2018 via email. If selected, the $10 application fee will be applied toward the $150 participation fee.





PRE-PROFESSIONAL & PROFESSIONAL:

Choreographers ages 17 & up


  • Submit an application along with the $150 participation fee via PayPal. Go to the shopping cart at the top of this page to make payment.
  • Select from the following divisions: Pre-professional or Professional.
  • Pieces must be between 3-5 minutes in length and have at least 4 dancers.
  • Dances can be of any genre or style. They must show creativity and originality, demonstrate the choreographer’s individual voice and be unique in nature. The choreographer must have an ambition and desire to share their work.
  • The choreographer can participate in their dance. The dance can be created by a group of choreographers as well. All choreographers must be listed on application.
  • Choreographers may register more than one piece. A separate application and fee must be submitted for each piece. If you are registering more than one piece by the exact same choreographer(s); all pieces must be entered in the same division (Pre-professional or Professional)
  • The release must be signed by each participating dancer and choreographer and turned in by November 9, 2018. The release can be found at the top of this page. You can email release to info@fluxdancecompany.org


Pre-Professional and Professional registration and fee deadline is Nov 1, 2018







Incentives:


  1. All registered Choreographers participating in the showcase are welcome to attend a FREE Q&A with showcase adjudicators on Friday November 9th
  2. All registered Choreographers will receive a 50% discount to attend the Master Class with Tracie Stanfield on November 10th.
  3. All registered choreographers will be allowed to sign up for studio space on November 9th for a final rehearsal. Studio space is being donated by Contemporary Dance Studio.
  4. An opportunity to have your work presented at Heelan Performing Arts Theater, and to be seen by an audience of industry professionals, and the Siouxland community.
  5. Written critiques from adjudicators




Absolutely NO video recording of any kind. Video of your piece will be available for purchase.






Head Adjudicator and Master Class Instructor

Click here for more information on the INNOVATIVE Master Classes


Tracie Stanfield (Artistic Director/Choreographer of SynthesisDANCE is an award-winning choreographer and educator whose work has been presented throughout the US, as well as Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Japan, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Chile, Canada and Turkey. Her signature voice has helped create and define contemporary lyrical movement in concert and commercial dance. As Artistic Director of SynthesisDANCE, she crafts concert experiences that take audiences on a journey, fusing contemporary jazz, dance theater, abstract expressionism, and her signature charm and wit into a layered and compelling evening of dance.

www.synthesisdance.org
http://www.vimeo.com/traciestanfield

Adjudicator's Justine Ayala & Tracy Bennett

Justine Ayala started her training at a Conservatory in Orange County NY training exclusively in ballet. She then moved on to a studio closer to NYC to train in ballet under the direction of Michelle Lucci, former Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancer, and her husband Ted Kivitt, former American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer. After graduation Justine went on to attend Fordham University whilst continuing her training at the Ailey School. Throughout this time she began teaching at Central Park Dance where she worked closely with the director of the children’s program to create a curriculum that in 2010 contributed to the studio’s Best of Westchester Award. This led to her beginning to teach and choreograph for various schools in NYC. In 2015 Justine found her current home at Westchester Dance Academy one of NY’s most prestigious dance schools. Here she began working privately preparing children for YAGP, So You Think Next Generation, and various Capezio shoots. In addition to private instruction Justine also teaches technique classes and choreographs group routines for competitions. With WDA she travels throughout the US coaching her students to achieve national achievements. Justine has toured through the NY area, Midwest US and Alaska as a principal dancer with SynthesisDANCE. Her performance credits include Brooklyn Dance Festival, The Young Choreographers Festival , BAM Fisher, Salvatore Capezio Theatre, SummerStage NYC and Brooklyn Museum.

Tracy Bennett, co-director of the Siouxland Movement Arts Center in Sioux City, is coordinator for the Morningside College dance program, which has offered a dance minor since the fall of 2003. Tracy is currently artistic director of the Siouxland Civic Dance Association, a not-for profit organization that has produced quality dance in Siouxland for the past 40 years. Bennett has taught and written curriculum for the Sioux City public schools and served as choreographer for area theatres and dance studios. She holds a BS degree in speech and drama education from Morningside and has had more than 30 years experience in theatrical dance with an emphasis on classical forms. She has studied under many Master Teachers including: Gus Giordano, Michael Maule, Frank Hatchett, Edward Villella, Mia Michaels, and more. She studied two years with the National Academy of Dance at the School for the Performing Arts in Champaign, Ill. Bennett has had over 20 dancers perform on Broadway, Las Vegas, Cruise Ships, and run Dance Studios and companies.




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