Monday, February 09, 2009

Call for Proposals/Entries

Our global village has grown us technological arms that allow us to perform new and hitherto, unheard of tricks and behaviours. It has created new identities and intimacies while bridging distances and defining new spaces. We groove to a new cacophony of images, sounds and tools. We create avatars, imbued with spirit and magic, and dance with our multiplied selves. Experience our EVOLVING body at the Wifi_Body 4.

Call for Proposals: Choreographer’s Platform

International, local and regional contemporary dance works. The festival will program works and provide production grants to selected applicants.


Showcasing the best of Independent Contemporary Dance. Length: 20-60 mins.

Submit one page description. Proposal may be an existing work or a proposal for a new work. If proposing for a new work, the finished, complete work on video must be submitted by April 25, 2009. If an existing work, a video must be submitted together with the initial proposal.
Must be possible to stage with minimal set-up

Dance on Site

New site specific projects within the CCP. Length: 15-30min.

Must require only minimal audio set-up, if at all
Proposal must specify which site is intended for the work, and a detailed description of the intended work and its justification for such a site must be included.

2nd Step

A showcase of new works by former New Choreographers’ Competition finalists, mentored by founding Festival Director, Myra Beltran. Length: 15-20 mins.

Submit one page description of proposed new work.
Proponents should also discuss the impact of joining the New Choreographers Competition on their life and dance career.

Call for Entries:

1st Uncensored Bodies DANCE FILM Competition

On the 3rd year of the Uncensored Bodies Program of Dance Films we are happy to announce a competition for short dance films featuring the human body. Documentary footage of live performances are excluded from this contest. Length: 5- 10 mins.

Cash prizes as well as awards for BEST FILM, BEST STUDENT FILM, and an AUDIENCE PRIZE will be awarded.

For films created not earlier than June 2008.

Early Submissions: April 15, 2009
Final Deadline: June 1, 2008

3rd New Choreographers Competition

Explore the solo or duet form in 7-9 mins. For choreographers who have yet not created a major full-length work, and interested / committed in pursuing choreography as a profession

Solo or duet : 7-9min. to be performed at the CCP Main Theatre Stage with an approximate stage area of 28 ft. x 32ft.
Premieres the solo or duet, in full for the first time for the festival competition
The solo or duet can be performed by the choreographer or by dancers other than the choreographer.
Can be performed with basic lighting cues.
No sets allowed, only props essential to the dance are allowed.
Emphasis will be given to the level of dance research in theme, aesthetics, process and its innovative application.

A 100 word proposal of the work’s concept and a 3-5min. video in dvd / vcd / vhs of the work, the work-in-progress or the movement study of the proposed work must be submitted by: April 19, 2009.

Announcement of awards will be on July 5, 2009, after the Emerging Talent Showcase of the festival. There will be a first and second prize chosen by a panel of judges and one audience winner, voted by members of the audience. This year the competition will also award a 3rd place prize.

The winners shall receive cash prizes courtesy of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Japan Foundation. First place winner will receive a medallion and will be automatically programmed for the CCP’s “Waiting in the Wings” project, or will have the privilege to perform the work in CCP events through the year.

Submit all proposals, enclosing all contact information, queries etc to:

Videos and hard copy of materials can be sent to:
Contemporary Dance Network Philippines
36-e West Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact no. : 0917-5269724 or 09175211014

Announcements of participation will be made by April 26, 2008 at the gala performance of “Contemporary Dance Map 2009” to celebrate International Dance Day.

All local participants are obliged to join the newly formed Contemporary Dance Network – Philippines. Join us in bridging dance and society.

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