Walker and the Southern Theater are pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals for Momentum: New Dance Works 2008. The basic details are below:
The Momentum: New Dance Works 2008 series is a partnership between Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater, with support from the Jerome Foundation. The series will run July 17-19 and July 24-26, 2008 at the Southern.
Purpose of Series: The Momentum dance series was created to promote the work of an exciting new generation of dance and dance-theater creators in Minnesota. The series enables innovative, under-recognized choreographers to have their work presented by the Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater as well as provide professional development opportunities facilitated by the co-presenters. Momentum seeks out applicants from a full range of styles, cultures, aesthetics, and approaches that represent contemporary dance in the world today.
Choreographers/choreographic collaborations who have produced/presented their own choreography at least three times in a non-student context, but who have not worked as choreographers for more than ten years, are eligible to apply.
Previous recipients of commissions that were awarded during the first three cycles of Momentum (2001, 2002, and 2004) may apply, although preference will be given to new applicants.
Applicants must be a resident of Minnesota, have lived in Minnesota for at least one year prior to application, and have produced choreographic works while living in Minnesota.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
Full-time students are not eligible.
Applications due: Monday, August 6, 2007, by 4:00 pm
to The Southern Theater, Attn: Momentum Application
1420 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454
For official guidelines and a complete RFP and application information, click here.
Please contact Jeff Bartlett at the Southern Theater with any questions regarding these application guidelines: jeff(AT)southerntheater.org or 612.340-0155 x 12