Detroit Dance City Festival 2023 applications now open
Applications for the Detroit Dance City Festival (DDCF) Choreographers Showcase, Rivera Court Stage and Summer Stage are now open. Don’t miss your chance to submit choreography to an international dance festival and network with thousands of dancers. The 2023 DDCF will be held September 7-10, 2023 at the Detroit Institute of Arts and Chroma Detroit.
The Choreographers Showcase is one of DDCF’s most highly anticipated indoor performance events, providing a platform for choreographers to present their work on the majestic Detroit Film Theatre stage. DDCF’s Choreographers Showcase is an opportunity to bring together artists and dancers from around the world to share their current projects with each other, and with DDCF audiences alike. Pieces will be thoughtfully selected to showcase an inclusive representation of local, national, and international talent.
All accepted Choreographers Showcase participants will automatically be considered for the DDCF Festival Exchange Program. This unique initiative gives presenters at the 2021 Choreographers Showcase the opportunity to be selected to perform their work again the following year at one of DDCF’s partnering international festivals, listed below. Festival Exchange Program recipients will be selected from among our Choreographer Showcase presenters by a panel of adjudicators who represent excellence and expertise in the field.
One Choreographer will be selected for the opportunity to return as a guest performer at the 2024 Detroit Dance City Festival. One Choreographer will be selected for the opportunity to perform at the 2024 New Dance Festival in Daejeon, South Korea.
As the main event of their lunchtime showcase, DDCF’s “Rivera Court Stage” is a series of performance showcases taking place in Rivera Court located in the beautiful atrium of the Detroit Institute of Arts. This unique showcase is designed to highlight local, national, and international talent, sharing diverse styles of dance with DDCF audiences in an inspiring museum setting.
Similar to the River Court Stage however held on an outdoor stage, Summer Stage is a series of showcases designed to highlight local and national talent, sharing diverse styles of dance all the while DDCF audiences enjoy the beautiful summer weather at new partnering venue, Chroma Detroit.
Group pieces must be 10 minutes or less (including set-up and strike). Solos must be 7 minutes or less (including set-up and strike). Applicants are welcome to submit work in any style of dance. There are 2 steps required to complete the application process: Fill out and submit the appropriate application form, then submit your application fee payment at http://www.detroitdancecityfestival.com/artists
Apply by January 27, 2023 to save on your application fee with an early bird payment of $45 for the Choreographers Showcase and $40 for Rivera Court Stage and Summer Stage