The Walker Art Center and Guest Curator Rosy Simas are seeking dance makers of all forms to be presented in the 44th Annual Choreographers’ Evening.
Rosy Simas, an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation in Western New York, creates dance from a Native feminist perspective. Simas’ current work disrupts Eurocentric cultural norms by creating dance aimed at de-colonizing the Indigenous body. She is engaged in the dance field as a performer, teacher, curator, lecturer, panelist, activist, advocate and mentor to other Native artists and artists of color.
I see dance making as a way to reflect the times in which we live. My curatorial approach for this Choreographers’ Evening is to amplify the diversity of Minnesota dance and let dance makers lead the audience through a thought provoking, emotional, and kinesthetic 80-minute ride. I am excited to see and learn what Minnesota dance makers are stirring up in 2016. — Rosy Simas
Simas is a 2016 McKnight Choreographer Fellow, a 2016 First Peoples Fund Fellow, a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2013 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Dance Fellow. Her solo, We Wait In The Darkness, won a 2014 Sage Award for Outstanding Design and a 2014 City Pages Artist of the Year citation.
Choreographers’ Evening will take place on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. If your piece is selected, you must be available the week of November 21st (excluding Thanksgiving), as well as from noon through the performances on Saturday, November 26, 2016.
WHERE: The Walker’s McGuire Theater, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Mpls 55403
WHEN: Wednesday, August 24 from 6–10pm
Friday, August 26 from 2–6pm
Saturday, August 27 from 12noon–4pm.
– You will receive a call or email confirming your time slot
– Auditions are in 10 minute intervals
– Pieces are usually 3-6 minutes in length and may not exceed 7 minutes
– Vimeo submissions are accepted, although live performance is preferred
– Works in progress are accepted
– Choreographers must live in Minnesota
For more information and to schedule an audition, please email Rosy at email@example.com, or call the Walker at 612.375.7550. Additional questions may be directed to Anat Shinar at firstname.lastname@example.org.