Open Call: Audition Announcement for Choreographers’ Evening 2021
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Open Call: Audition Announcement for Choreographers’ Evening 2021

triptych of curator Valerie Oliveiro
Valerie Oliveiro. Photos courtesy the artist.

• Choreographers must live in Minnesota.
• Works typically range from 3 to 6 minutes in length and should not exceed 7 minutes.
• Works-in-progress are accepted. This can include a live sketch, video viewing at audition, images, fabrics, or other materials to communicate the work in its completion.
• Please audition with the same work that you would like to present.
• Live auditions are strongly preferred; however, video submissions will be accepted.

• The deadline to sign up for an in-person audition was Friday, August 6, 11:59 pm.
• Audition time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Auditions are held in 15-minute intervals.
• Masks and social distancing are encouraged in public spaces and inside the theater, except when you are auditioning.

Audition Dates:
• Thursday, August 12, 3–5 pm; 6–9 pm
• Friday, August 13, 3–5 pm; 6–9 pm
• Saturday, August 14, 11 am–1 pm; 2–5 pm

Audition Location:
Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403

• The deadline to submit video auditions was Friday, August 6, 11:59 pm.
• Video submissions must provide a URL link and passcode, if protected.
• Videos will be viewed up to 10 minutes. If the video is longer, please include start and end times.

The selected artists must be available to participate in the following event activities:
• Two-hour group photo shoot in October. (Date/time to be determined when artists are selected, based on everyone’s availability.)
• One-hour technical rehearsal with artists’ full company on Monday, November 22, or Tuesday, November 23, between 12 noon–10 pm. (Individual dates and times to be determined.)
• Dress rehearsal at 10 am, through performances at 4 and 7 pm, on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

The curator will contact artists directly with any questions during the audition process. Artists will be notified of final decisions from the curator by mid-September 2021.

For details on the tech support provided to artists by the Walker for the in-person auditions and performance event, please review the Tech Support Guidelines 2021.

For more information about the auditions, please contact Valerie Oliveiro at Additional questions can be directed to Julie Voigt at