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Winning Works

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2019

This year, the Joffrey Academy of Dance celebrates 10 years of the Winning Works Choreographic Competition. It is an honor to reach this milestone and continue to recognize talented and emerging ALAANA choreographers.


The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces a national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for The Joffrey Academy’s Tenth Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. The goal of the award is to recognize talented and emerging ALAANA choreographers whose unique perspective will ignite creativity in the form of original works of dance.

 

The winning choreographers will be awarded a $5,000 stipend and given a minimum of 30 rehearsal hours. Choreographers will also be provided with travel and accommodations for the duration of their residency. The choreographic work must be original and developed by the applicant. The finished piece must be at least 10 minutes long (maximum of 12 minutes) and include a cast of at least 10 dancers. They will set their piece on the members of the Joffrey Studio Company and the Joffrey Academy Trainees, with the opportunity to seek guidance from The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of the Joffrey, Ashley Wheater, and Head of Studio Company and Trainee Program, Raymond Rodriguez. The Joffrey Academy of Dance’s Winning Works program will be presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s Edlis Neeson Theater, 220 E. Chicago Avenue.


TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION:


Applicants must complete the online Application Form, including:


- Video clip containing 2 or more choreography excerpts, along with a brief written description. Each choreography excerpt should not exceed 5 minutes. Submitted excerpts must include a work containing at least 8 dancers in the piece. In-studio rehearsal footage is also encouraged. Excerpts may be combined into one video or submitted in separate video clips.


- A letter of intent describing your interest in the competition and the kind of work you will create in 500-1,000 words


- Headshot


- Curriculum Vitae


- Three References (contact information only)

 

There is no submission fee.

The deadline to submit applications is July 15, 2019.

 

Questions? Email winningworks [at] joffrey [dot] org 

 

Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

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Winning Works

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2019

This year, the Joffrey Academy of Dance celebrates 10 years of the Winning Works Choreographic Competition. It is an honor to reach this milestone and continue to recognize talented and emerging ALAANA choreographers.


The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces a national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for The Joffrey Academy’s Tenth Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. The goal of the award is to recognize talented and emerging ALAANA choreographers whose unique perspective will ignite creativity in the form of original works of dance.

 

The winning choreographers will be awarded a $5,000 stipend and given a minimum of 30 rehearsal hours. Choreographers will also be provided with travel and accommodations for the duration of their residency. The choreographic work must be original and developed by the applicant. The finished piece must be at least 10 minutes long (maximum of 12 minutes) and include a cast of at least 10 dancers. They will set their piece on the members of the Joffrey Studio Company and the Joffrey Academy Trainees, with the opportunity to seek guidance from The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of the Joffrey, Ashley Wheater, and Head of Studio Company and Trainee Program, Raymond Rodriguez. The Joffrey Academy of Dance’s Winning Works program will be presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s Edlis Neeson Theater, 220 E. Chicago Avenue.


TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION:


Applicants must complete the online Application Form, including:


- Video clip containing 2 or more choreography excerpts, along with a brief written description. Each choreography excerpt should not exceed 5 minutes. Submitted excerpts must include a work containing at least 8 dancers in the piece. In-studio rehearsal footage is also encouraged. Excerpts may be combined into one video or submitted in separate video clips.


- A letter of intent describing your interest in the competition and the kind of work you will create in 500-1,000 words


- Headshot


- Curriculum Vitae


- Three References (contact information only)

 

There is no submission fee.

The deadline to submit applications is July 15, 2019.

 

Questions? Email winningworks [at] joffrey [dot] org 

 

Photo by Todd Rosenberg.