Wine & Works-in-Progress

Wine & Works-in-Progress | December 2, 2017


Call for Submissions | August 15-September 15, 2017 at midnight MST

Presenting Denver is seeking original choreography submissions from professional choreographers or advanced level middle school, high school, or university students in all dance genres for its Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate aerial dance or dance genres that require hard sole shoes or street shoes at this time. Selected works will be shared in an informal showing at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Conservatory Theater at the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education on December 2, 2017. The informal performance of each work will be followed by an audience feedback session led by a facilitator. Six choreographic pieces will be selected for the Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session.

Applications will only be accepted from choreographers who are residents or university students living in the state of Colorado. All applicants, choreographers, and performers must be 13 years or older. Please complete all information in the format requested. Mark N/A if a required question does not apply. Refer to the “Wine & Works-in-Progress Submission Guidelines”, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Judging Criteria, and Technical Specifications for requirements and full details prior to completing the online application.

Application Deadline: Submissions are accepted between August 15-Sept 15, 2017 at midnight MST. Late submissions will not be considered, including non-refundable application fees received after the submission date has passed.

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Please note that alcohol will not be served to individuals under the age of 21 years.  Artists ages 21 years and older performing in the Wine & Works-in-Progress will not be able to consume any alcoholic beverages until after their performances at the event.

 

Still need to pay your application fee, but don’t have time to mail it?  You can drop off your application fee in person between the hours of 9am-5pm on September 15, 2017 to Meredith Hutson at 925 Lincoln Street, Unit 14G, Denver, CO 80203.  Please call 720.577.5514 with questions.  Metered street parking can be found surrounding the building. If application fees are unpaid by the call for submission deadline your application will not be considered. Please do not contact Presenting Denver requesting alternative drop off times.  Be sure to reference the types of application payment types we accept in the submission guidelines.

Submission Guidelines

DEADLINE: Submissions are accepted between August 15-Sept 15, 2017 at midnight MST. Late submissions will not be considered. All application materials and the non-refundable application fee must be received by the deadline. Accepted pieces will be a part of the 2017 Presenting Denver Wine and Works-in-Progress Feedback Session taking place on December 2, 2017. 

SUBMISSION & APPLICATION GUIDELINES: Presenting Denver is seeking submissions from professional choreographers or advanced level middle school, high school, or university students ages 13 years or older in all dance genres for its Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate aerial dance or any choreography that would require hard sole shoes or street shoes at this time (i.e. tap, flamenco, irish step, high heels, sneakers etc).  Selected works will be shared in an informal showing at The Conservatory Theater at the Newman Center’s Denver Center for Education on December 2, 2017. The informal performance of each work will be followed by an audience feedback session led by a facilitator.

All applicants and/or choreographers must be Colorado residents ages 13 years or older.  All performers must be ages 13 years or older.

Our audience spans a wide variety of ages and cultures, please be mindful of the content you choose to submit. Due to the expected attendance of children, nudity, explicit sexual content and profanity will not be permitted.

To apply, complete the online “Wine & Works-in-Progress Application” and include the following information:

Primary Contact Information:

  • Presenting Denver communicates primarily through email.  Please provide the contact information of your main point of contact.  That person will be responsible for communicating with the rest of your group, organization or company for all items relating to the Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session.

Previous Work Example:

  • Submit electronically 1 previous work example in a non-password protected link (example: YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, Dropbox).
  • The previous work example must be no less 2 minutes and no more than 10 minutes long.  Previous work examples can be full choreographic pieces or excerpts.
  • It is not required that the dancers in the work example are the performing artists that will be in the showing, but it is required that the performance capability of the dancers you work with, if chosen for the showing, is comparable.
  • Please note that selection committee may only be viewing up to 2 minutes of the video submissions.

Work-In-Progress Description:

  • Artists may submit 1 Work-in-Progress description for consideration as part of the 2017 Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session. In 100 words or less, please submit a short, one paragraph description of your piece which includes the dance genre, number of anticipated dancers, and the anticipated length of the completed work.  The Work-in-Progress description can be a piece you are currently working on, a previous work, or an idea about a piece you would like to create.
  • Please do not send any personal notes, links, directions, or documents for the selection committee to review as part of your application, as that material will not be taken into consideration.
  • Pieces must be no less than 2 minutes and no more than 7 minutes long at the time of the presentation.
  • All applicants and/or choreographers must be Colorado residents ages 13 years or older.  All performers must be ages 13 years or older.
  • Our audience spans a wide variety of ages and cultures, please be mindful of the content you choose to submit. Due to the expected attendance of children, nudity, explicit sexual content and profanity will not be permitted.
  • Small props may be used in choreography, but sets are not permitted. Props must be approved by Presenting Denver.
  • Pieces may have a maximum of 10 performers.
  • We are only accepting one application per artist.

Application Fee:

  • There is a non-refundable application fee of $20.00 per application. The application fee can be paid online by selecting the button called “Pay Application Fee”  or by mailing a check, cashier’s check, or money order to Presenting Denver, 925 Lincoln Street, Unit 14G, Denver, CO 80203.  Cash will not be accepted.
  • Please make the check out to “Presenting Denver” and in the memo line write “WWP Application Fee”. If making an online payment, please write “WWP Application Fee” in the notes as well as the primary contact name in the application so that we are able to correlate the application and payment.
  • If the non-refundable application fee is unpaid by the call for submission deadline your application will not be considered.  Application fees can be dropped off in person on September 15, 2017 between the hours of 9am-5pm.  Please do not contact Presenting Denver requesting alternative drop off times.

 

MARKETING REQUIREMENTS:

  • All selected artists will be required to supply Presenting Denver with photo and video for marketing and promotional purposes in the format determined by Presenting Denver. Please be advised that by providing images to Presenting Denver for its use on its website, email marketing, social media, and any other marketing channels it may employ, you acknowledge and attest that you or your organization have obtained the correct and appropriate usage release rights from your photographer(s), dancer(s)/model(s) and any other professional to release the images to Presenting Denver, and that you will indemnify Presenting Denver against any and all claims, actions, demands, or suits that may arise from the use and distribution of such images by Presenting Denver. Images with watermarks will not be considered. Photo/film credits must be provided.
  • All participating artists will be required to complete a photo/film release form for all photo imagery or film taken by Presenting Denver, and its personnel, employees, contractors, volunteers, agents, associates, and affiliates . Artists will not be able to use this content for their personal or professional purposes.
  • All selected artists will be asked to assist in marketing of the event to their networks using a digital outline that will be provided.

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

  • Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
  • Accepts Mail Submissions: No
  • Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
  • Application Processing Period: September 15 – September 30, 2017
  • Selection Committee Reviewing Period: October 1 – October 10, 2017
  • Artist Notification: Selected artists will be notified by October 31, 2017
  • Insurance: All selected artists will be required to present proof of insurance if accepted to be a part of the Wine and Works-In-Progress Feedback Session and add Presenting Denver as an additional insured onto your policy.
  • Release Forms: All selected artists will be required to provide Presenting Denver and The Denver Center for the Performing Arts with a signed release of liability waiver and photo/film release form from all participants in your group. All artists under the age of 18 years will need a parent or guardian signature.
  • Contracts: All selected artists will be required to review and sign a contract provided by Presenting Denver. All artists under the age of 18 years will need a parent or guardian signature. Alterations to the contract will not be considered.
  • Compensation: There is no compensation. All travel, transportation, food, drink, and other accommodations or fees are the responsibility of the artists, not Presenting Denver. Any and all other costs associated with participation in Wine and Works-In-Progress Feedback Session, including but not limited to rehearsals, costuming, music/sound and any other pre-production or post-production elements to execute your performance, are the responsibility of the artists, not Presenting Denver.

Please be sure to reference the Submission Guidelines, Technical Specifications, Judging Criteria, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) prior to submitting your application.  If you have questions, please email Presenting Denver at info@presentingdenver.org.

*Information is subject to change.

Six pieces will be selected for the Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session event. At least 1 piece will be a student work. The following criteria will be what the selection committee refers to when considering works. Please note each category will be weighted as outlined below.

Diversity (50%) – Diversity of dance styles and technique, theme, music, and/or dancers.

Craft (25%) – Thoughtfulness in movement invention and choreographic manipulation, use of sound, crafting of space, time, and energy, and development of theme, approach, and/or subject matter.

Artistry (25%) – Innovation in craftsmanship, dancers’ technical prowess, dancers’ performance quality, dancers’ musicality, creative staging and use of space, production elements, audience connection, performance precision, inventiveness of choreography, artistic excellence and overall execution.

  • Venue: The Conservatory Theater at the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education, located adjacent to the Denver Performing Arts Complex at 1101 13th St. Denver, CO 80204.
  • Dressing Rooms: Group dressing rooms will be provided.
  • Warm-up area: A small group studio will be provided.
  • Stage Size: 19 feet deep x 30 feet wide
  • Wings: Legs are 10 feet wide the wing space beyond the legs is approximately 5 feet beyond the legs –4 spaces: upstage of the grand and 3 legs
  • Floor Type: Stage floor with marley.
  • Stage Elements: Front edge to back wall: 24′-9″ including the pit. To back wall: 34′-6. Proscenium opening: 34′-0″. Wall to wall, SR to SL: 69′-0″
  • Accommodate Aerial Dance: No.
  • Video Projector: No
  • Screen: No
  • Sets Allowed: No
  • Props Allowed: Yes. Small props only. If clarification on prop use is needed please contact Presenting Denver.
  • Lighting: None
  • Sound System: Music files will be need to be provided to Presenting Denver ahead of time in the format specified by Presenting Denver.
  • Live Music: No electricity will be provided. Hand held instruments allowed only. Please check with Presenting Denver to confirm.
  • Electricity: No electricity for props, instruments or any other devices will be provided.
  • Additional Technical Needs: No additional technical request will be considered for this performance.

*Information is subject to change.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Presenting Denver is seeking submissions from professional choreographers or advanced level middle school, high school, or university students in all dance genres for its Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate aerial dance or dance genres that require hard sole shoes at this time. Selected works will be shared in an informal showing at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Conservatory Theater at the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education on December 2, 2017. The informal performance of each work will be followed by an audience feedback session led by a facilitator. Six choreographic pieces will be selected for the Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session.

We strongly encourage all applicants to read in detail the submission guidelines, technical information, and judging criteria located on our website before submitting an application to avoid paying another application fee to submit a new and corrected application.


Who is the selection committee?

The selection committee is the Presenting Denver Events Committee.  Please visit your website to view our committee members at http://presentingdenver.org/about/.

If I applied for the 2018 Presenting Denver Dance Festival, can my Work-in-Progress description be the same as what I submitted in my application for the “New Work Concept Description”?

No, if you applied for the 2018 Presenting Denver Dance Festival, the Work-in-Progress description cannot be the same description of submitted in the “New Work Concept Description” in your application for the Presenting Denver Dance Festival, as those applications are still being processed.  Please submit another idea.

Can my Work-in-Progress description be an excerpt of a longer work?

Yes. However, if you applied for the 2018 Presenting Denver Dance Festival, the Work-in-Progress description cannot be the same description of submitted in the “New Work Concept Description” in your application.

Can my Work-in-Progress description be a previously completed work that I would like to revisit and receive feedback on?

Yes.

Can my Work-in-Progress description be a restaged piece that is choreographed by someone else?

No. We are seeking original choreography.

Can my Work-in-Progress Description be a piece I am already working on or have worked on in the past?

Yes. However if, you applied for the 2018 Presenting Denver Dance Festival, the Work-in-Progress description cannot be the same description of submitted in the “New Work Concept Description” in your application.

Should my previous work example be a compilation of excerpts or a full concert piece?

Either is fine. We suggest that you submit previous work examples that will best correlate to our judging criteria.

What if I don’t have a professional previous work example?  Can I submit a video of phrase work of me and/or my dancers working in the studio?

Yes. We suggest that you submit previous work examples that will best correlate to our judging criteria. Please note that selection committee may only be viewing up to 2 minutes of the video submissions.

How current does my previous work example need to be?

This is up to the applicant. We suggest that you submit previous work examples that will best correlate to our judging criteria. Please note that the selection committee may only be viewing up to 2 minutes of the video submissions.  

Do my dancers need to be the dancers in the previous work example video?

No. It is not required that the dancers in the work example are the performing artists that will be in the showing, but it is required that the performance capability of the dancers you work with, if chosen for the showing, is comparable.

How long does my piece need to be if I am selected to perform?

Pieces must be no less than 2 minutes and no more than 7 minutes long at the time of the presentation.

Do applicants and choreographers have to be Colorado residents?

Applications will only be accepted from choreographers who are residents or university students living in the state of Colorado. All applicants, choreographers, and performers must 13 years or older.

Do performers need to be Colorado residents?

No.

Can applicants, choreographers or performers be under the age of 13?

No. All applicants, choreographers and performers need to be 13 years or older.

What type of link can I submit in my application for the previous work example?

Links can be YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive or any other types of media sharing links. Please do not send links to your website.  All links must be active and non-password protected.

How do I pay my application fee?

There is a non-refundable application fee of $20.00 per application. The application fee can be paid online by selecting the button called “ Pay Application Fee” or by mailing a check, cashier’s check, or money order to Presenting Denver, 925 Lincoln Street, Unit 14G, Denver, CO 80203.  Cash will not be accepted. Please make the check out to “Presenting Denver” and in the memo line write “WWP Application Fee”. If making an online payment, please write “WWP Application Fee” in the notes as well as the primary contact names in the applications so that we are able to correlate the application and payment.

If non-refundable application fees are unpaid by the call for submission deadline your application will not be considered.  Application fees can be dropped off in person on September 15, 2017 between the hours of 9am-5pm.  Please do not contact Presenting Denver requesting alternative drop off times.

If you don’t have a checking account, we suggest contacting your bank about payment options or getting a money order.

Is there going to be theatrical stage lighting at the event?

No.

Can I use resin on the stage?

No.

What type of shoes to you allow on the stage?

We are not able to allow hard sole street shoes or hard sole dance shoes on the marley or stage.  Shoes like soft sole ballet slippers, pointe shoes, character shoes, jazz shoes are acceptable.  Hard or pointed heel shoes of any kind are not allowed. Street shoes are not allowed.

If I am selected, do the dancers need to be in costume?

This is up the applicant. Costumes are not required.

When will I find out if I have been selected to perform?

Selected artists will be notified by October 31, 2017

Who do I contact with questions?

Contact Presenting Denver at 720.577.5514 or info@presentingdenver.org.

*Information is subject to change.

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