Program & Location: Call For Choreographers/Performers, Milwaukie, OR 

Application Deadline: Saturday, December 15, 2018

Project: From January through March 2019, Chapel Theatre is partnering with the City of Milwaukie to host the Second Sundays Winter Performance Series. These performances will include a variety of performance styles in an effort to engage Milwaukie audiences with various art forms in a warm and community-centered environment. They are looking for choreographers for the 3rd event during which choreographers will work with a local Sommelier to pair a performance piece with a glass of wine.

The event will begin with the choreographer describing their artistic process and their artistic choices for their piece. The Sommelier will then describe the wine chosen to pair with the piece, why it relates to the artistic expression of the dancers, and how the audience might experience the taste in relation to the art. The audience will enjoy their glass of wine during the performance and repeat the same process three more times.

They are seeking: four choreographers who are interested in showing their work to new audiences in Milwaukie and the greater Portland area. They are seeking four pieces in a variety of styles that will be paired with wine so audiences may connect the work they see with the taste they consume.

The piece may involve as many dancers as you choose. The pay is the same regardless of the amount of people involved in your piece. You will be expected to describe your work to the audience as outlined above, as well as provide a description of your piece to the Sommelier so he may choose a wine to pair with your work.

Pay: Each choreographer will receive $250 for this performance.

Timeline:

  • November: Start accepting applications
  • December 15: Applications due for choreographers
  • December 29: Choreographers notified
  • February 20: Connect choreographers with Sommelier to begin discussions around wine choices
  • Early March: Dress Rehearsal
  • March 10: Event date

To Apply: Please submit your dance style (ex: ballet, bellydance, tap, etc), a short description of the piece you plan to create, and a video sample of your work (either performance reel, choreography reel, or video of you dancing) to Corinn deTorres at [email protected]. For questions, you may contact Corinn by email or at (971) 350-9675.

To view this opportunity on the Chapel Theatre website, visit: https://chapeltheatremilwaukie.com/2018/11/18/call-for-choreographers/

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