-- Gregory Dolbashian, New York City
Company | E is looking for great new works that speak to climate and ecology.
Three choreographers will be invited to set a new or reimagined work for live performance on Washington, DC's Company | E in summer 2021. Rehearsals are planned for spring of 2021, and the works will be premiered in concert in summer 2021 before a live and/or digital audience. All US and international choreographers are invited to apply.
We are seeking pieces related to the theme of climate change and the environment. This theme is purposefully broad to encompass many ideas and approaches; the interpretation is up to you. We encourage choreographers to consider approaches that demonstrate sustainable presentation, demonstrating how the performing arts can be shared with minimal environmental impact.
NEW or REIMAGINED works are eligible . Reasonable prop use is an option with conversation with the Artistic Directors.
DURATION - between 5 and 20 minutes in length.
CAST SIZE - maximum of five dancers.
REHEARSALS - will be in spring 2021 (March - May) and conducted VIRTUALLY unless the choreographer is local to the DC area. Rehearsals will be arranged with the choreographers to meet both the Company and the choreographer's availability. A minimum period of two weeks (10 working days) for each work is planned. Longer rehearsal periods may be scheduled if needed to support specific works.
REHEARSAL TIMES - Monday - Friday from 10.00 - 14.00 U.S. Eastern. Live performances are planned for June 2021.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE - must be received before 11:59pm Eastern U.S. time on February 7th.
SELECTION - Selected artists will be announced on Monday, February 15th. All applicants will receive notification by email from Company | E.
MUSIC RIGHTS - Must be secured by the choreographer prior to the start of the commission.
CHOREOGRAPHY FEE - $2,500.00 for a two year royalty free license. A renewal license may be agreed to upon the expiration of the original agreement. *ALL projected expenses must be part of the application and should be included with your submission. Expenses will NOT be deducted from the fee.
This is a virtual commisison, and no travel budget is planned.
ITEMS TO PREPARE FOR SUBMISSION:
1) Artist statement
2) Biography and CV(document or PDF)
3) Work Samples - examples of past works
4) Description of the planned work
5) Any additional materials you feel useful for the Artistic Directors to consider in making selections
QUESTIONS: Contact Co-Artistic Director Kathryn Pilkington
"NEXT: WARMER invites choreographers from all around the world to share their ideas and art. We're excited to share those ideas with our audiences and dancers."
-- Kathryn Sydell Pilkington, Company | E Co-Artistic Director
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-- Julianne K. - 2018 Student
What: 2021 NEXT: Warmer Commission
When: Commissions staged in spring 2021 with premieres in summer 2021
Deadlines: Apply by midnight February 7th
Details: New or existing works on the ideas of climate change, anthropomorphic change and the environment
Cast and length of work: Between 5 and 20 minutes. Maximum cast size of five