Iris Fanger & Karen Krolak Mentoring SCC Concert

by karen Krolak

Has anyone else noticed that azaleas in the Boston are already budding up? Spring certainly seems to be creeping up quickly this year and so are the deadlines for a number of great opportunities for local choreographers. Speaking of which, applications are due for the upcoming Shared Choreographers' Concert at the Dance Complex in Cambridge on Friday, March 2 at 5:00pm. Dance luminary, Iris Fanger, and I will be the mentors for this concert. (I must confess that I am rather giddy about this as I have read countless articles by Iris Fanger but have never met her before. In fact, I just discovered that she is also a Northwestern Alum. Enough digressing, though.) Selected choreographers will recieve:
  • a $40 honorarium 
  • 6 free hours of rehearsal at the Dance Complex 
  • mentor feedback throughout the process
  • piece presented in a fully produced concert.

Proposal deadline: Friday, March 2, 2012 at 5:00pm in the Shared Choreographers' Concert mail slot or by mail to The Dance Complex/SCC, 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139.
Choreographers and dancers MUST BE AVAILABLE on all of the following dates
Showings: Sunday, March 11 and Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, April 12, 2012.
Concert: April 13 -14, 2012

Please submit a written description of your proposed piece by the deadline including:
  • information about your idea, 
  • number of dancers, 
  • movement style, 
  • concepts, 
  • music, 
  • props,  and
  • goals.
Be as specific as you can and make sure to include your phone number and email address. Finished dances can be up to 10 minutes long. Preference is given to never-performed pieces and to choreographers who have not participated in recent Shared Choreographers' Concert productions.

The Process: After the proposal deadline, the producers will call you to give you a time to show your work in progress on March 11th between 1:00-5:00pm (if you or your dancers have any time constraints, say so in your proposal). For each showing, there is usually 20 minutes to perform what there is of the dance and get feedback from the mentors. The producers will notify everyone within 2 days after this showing to let you know whether your piece is accepted, not accepted, or a maybe. If your piece is not chosen this time, you can submit it for another of the three Shared Choreographers' Concerts each year.

At the second showing on April 1st, it is expected that your dance will have evolved. Mentors will also provide feedback at this showing and at the dress rehearsal.

For more information contact scc.dancecomplex@gmail.com.

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