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Wednesday, 21st November 2012

Open Call – Re-Presenting Ireland

RE-PRESENTING IRELAND: A SHOWCASE INITIATIVE BY CULTURE IRELAND, DANCE IRELAND AND DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL

DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL 14-26 MAY 2013

STRAND 1: Work-in-progress mixed bills at DanceHouse
STRAND 2:  Fully staged work(s) at the Abbey Theatre, on the Peacock Stage

Open Call Deadline: Wednesday 19 December @ 12noon

Dance Ireland in association with Dublin Dance Festival and Culture Ireland, invites proposals from choreographers and dance companies (Dance Ireland members) to submit work for consideration for Re-Presenting Ireland: a showcase initiative by Culture Ireland, Dance Ireland and Dublin Dance Festival.

Re-Presenting Ireland is an opportunity for national and international programmers and audiences to experience some of the work currently being made in Ireland. It is our intention to curate a programme that is representative of current dance practice and of the very highest standards.

It is also a networking opportunity for dance makers to present themselves to their international peers and press during the festival, with the attendant panel discussions, encounters and festival receptions.

For 2013 Re-Presenting Ireland will take two forms:

Strand 1: mixed bill platform to be held over two weekends at DanceHouse. This is an opportunity to present work-in-progress in a studio-based showcase (up to a max length 15mins) with no technical and minimum set-up requirements.

Strand 2: in a new development, applications are invited for proposals for re-staging premiered dance work (or extract from a work) over one weekend at the Abbey Theatre, on the Peacock stage. Works previously staged in the DDF programme will not be considered.

•    For Strand 2 proposals, please enclose a technical rider.
•    Theatre rental and technical costs (equipment hire and technical supplies) will be covered; however successful artists / companies may be required to contribute towards the costs of re-mounting the work.

Assessment process and criteria

•    All proposals will be considered by a peer panel, comprising representatives from Culture Ireland, Dance Ireland, Dublin Dance Festival, national and international colleagues.
•    Selection will be based on the choreographer’s track record, suitability of the work and feasibility.
•    For Strand 2 proposals, the potential of the work to be presented in an international context and the capacity to tour internationally will be an important factor in the selection process.
•    Final selection will be made by the end of January 2013.
•    Successful applicants will be invited to a Re-Presenting Ireland briefing session in advance of the festival with representatives from Culture Ireland, Dance Ireland and Dublin Dance Festival.

How to apply

Proposals should be submitted using the Re-Presenting Ireland application form, and must be accompanied by 5 copies of a DVD of the proposed work; for Strand 2 proposals, please enclosed technical rider.

Completed applications should be sent to: Re-Presenting Ireland, Dance Ireland, DanceHouse, Foley Street, Dublin 1, to arrive no later than Wednesday 19 December at 12noon.

•    Applications will be acknowledged by email, as they are received and checked.
•    Please note, late applications cannot be accepted.
•    All applicants (independent dance artists and/or companies) must be members of Dance Ireland.

DOWNLOAD YOUR APPLICATION FORM HERE

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Contact: Inga Byrne
Telephone: 01 855 8800
Email: inga.byrne@danceireland.ie

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