Wine & Works-in-Progress

Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session | March 8, 2019

Call for Submissions | August 1-August 31, 2018 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 March 8, 2019. 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), Deadlines, and Judging Criteria for requirements and full details prior to completing the online application.

Application Deadline: Submissions are accepted between August 1-August 31, 2018 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.

VENUE LOCATION

Submission Guidelines

DEADLINE: Submissions are accepted between August 1-August 31, 2018 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 2019 Presenting Denver Wine and Works-in-Progress Feedback Session taking place on March 8, 2019.

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 Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Conservatory Theater at the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education on March 8, 2019. 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 be aware that selection committee may only be viewing up to 2 minutes of the video submissions.
  • Please note that if you are chosen to share your choreography in Wine & Works in Progress, the previous work example that you submit may not be presented as a part of this event. All choreography for Wine & Works in Progress must be new works in progress, and may not include works previously presented in other contexts.

 

Work-In-Progress Description:

  • Artists may submit 1 Work-in-Progress description for consideration as part of the 2019 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 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 8 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 at midnight MST your application will not be considered.

 

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 1-15, 2018
  • Selection Committee Reviewing Period: September 15-October 15, 2018
  • Artist Notification: Selected artists will be notified by November 30, 2018.
  • 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), and Deadlines 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 based on your previous work example and Work-in-Progress description. Please note each category will be weighted as outlined below.

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

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 Street, 3rd Floor, Denver, CO 80204.
  • Dressing Rooms: Group dressing rooms will be provided. Seperate male and female dressing rooms will be assigned and individuals will be asked to stay in their assigned dressing rooms.
  • Warm-up area: A small group studio will be provided (Studio 12).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marley: Not provided
  • Video Projector: No
  • Screen: No
  • Sets Allowed: No
  • Props Allowed: Small props only. If clarification on prop use is needed, please contact Presenting Denver.
  • Lighting: None
  • Sound System: Music will be supplied on an mp3 file to Presenting Denver at a deadline 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 March 8, 2019. The informal performance of each work will be followed by an audience feedback session led by a facilitator. Six choreographic pieces will be selecting for the Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session.

We strongly encourage all applicants to read in detail the submission guidelines, technical information, deadlines, 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 Dance Events Committee. Please visit our website to view our committee members at http://presentingdenver.org/about/.

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

Yes, as long as the portion of the work that you intend to share if chosen for Wine & Works-in-Progress has not been presented in any other contexts.

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

No. All choreography for Wine & Works-in-Progress must be new works in progress, and may not include works previously presented in other contexts.

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?

It can be a piece that you have worked on in the past, but not that you have presented publically.

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 5 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 and Colorado residents or university students living in the state of Colorado.

Do performers need to be Colorado residents?

All performers must 13 years or older and Colorado residents or university students living in the state of Colorado.

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.

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 rosin on the stage?

No.

What type of shoes do you allow on the stage?

We are not able to allow hard sole street shoes or hard sole dance shoes on the 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 November 30.

Who do I contact with questions?

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

*Information is subject to change.

Deadlines set by Presenting Denver are to ensure administrative, marketing and production plans and deadlines stay on schedule. Selected artists missing these deadlines will slow down the production timeline or cause deadlines to be missed altogether. Deadlines set by Presenting Denver are firm and materials submitted in a timely manner are greatly appreciated. An overview of Presenting Denver’s deadlines for this event are below for your reference. Please take this into consideration prior to submitting an application.


November 15, 2018:

Contract and Requested Forms – sent via Docusign

  • Selected artists will be sent the following documents. If under the age of 18 years, the forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
        • Contract
        • Event Release of Liability Form
        • Photo/Film Release Form

Marketing

  • Photo: Selected artist will be asked to submit the following:
      • 1 image with photo credit
        • Jpg file only
        • Include the photo credit in the file name of the image
          • Example: Presenting Denver. Photo by John Doe.
        • The photo needs to be in a horizontal format. We can not accept vertical formats.
        • Send 2 versions of the image
          • High resolution (printable)
          • 600 x 400 (web size) 600 is the width and 400 is the height
        • No watermarks please
  • Selected artists will be asked to complete an online form with the following details
    • Video (if available)
      • Please submit a video link that can be embeddable on our website.
    • Name – How would you like your name (company or choreographer) to appear in marketing and in print
    • Company Bio and/or Choreographer Bio
      • Short 1 paragraph description
      • No more than 100 words
      • This will be used for marketing and promotion purposes

January 2, 2019:

Program Notes – Selected artist will be asked to submit an online form with the requested information. Artist will not be receiving a proof prior to print. We will not be placing inserts into the program for corrections.

      • Name of company/artist
      • Name of choreographer
      • Title of piece
      • Names of Dancers/Performers (in alphabetical order by last name)
      • Musician Credit (if music is performed live)
      • Music Credit
      • Costume Credit (if applicable)
      • Prop Credit (if applicable)
      • Short Description about the company/artist and/or choreographic work
        • One paragraph. No more than 100 words. We may ask you to shorten this description based on space.

Release forms for Performers

  • Selected artists will be asked to submit an online form with a list of all your performers/dancers/personnel full name and email address. Persons not on this list will not be allowed backstage. Presenting Denver will email each person the release forms using a docusign program to be signed digitally. Forms must be signed by all artists (including all performers, choreographer and any other group members or staff who will be present etc.) If under the age of 18 years, the forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. The following forms will be sent:
    • Event Release of Liability Form
    • Photo/Film Release Form

February 1, 2019

Insurance

  • Selected artists will be asked to send a copy of your proof of insurance as outlined in the contract.

Questions

  • As this is a feedback session, selected artists will be asked to complete an online form with 3 questions you would like to ask the audience. These will be printed up for the audience to give you written feedback. These will also be provided to the moderator. Selected artists may be asked to address one or more of these questions to the audience live at the event.

Call to Order

  • As this is an informal performance, there will be no lighting cues. The lights will remain on the entire time. Selected artists will be asked to complete an online form with the below details.
    • Will the dancers start on of off the stage?
    • When does the music start? Before the dancers enter on stage, on a specific cue or pose, or on a specific time in the music? Please clearly indicate this.
    • When does the music end? When the dancers leave the stage, on a specific cue or pose, on a specific time in the music, or does it just run to the end? Please clearly indicate this.
    • Any music special request?
    • Anything else we need to know ahead of time?

Props

  • If applicable, selected artists will be asked to email their list of props. Small props only. If clarification on prop use is needed, please contact Presenting Denver.

Music

  • Selected artists will be asked to email their finished (edited and cut) Mp3 music file.  If using live music, no electricity will be provided. Hand held instruments allowed only. Please check with Presenting Denver to confirm.

March 8, 2019:

Performance Date

  • A tech schedule will be provided to selected artists.
  • Reminders:
    • This is an informal presentation. Dancers will be sitting in the audience prior to their performance and will take the stage when it is their turn. Performers and choreographers are already included in the event capacity limits and do not need to register for the event.
    • Please note that parking will not be provided. There are paid lots in downtown Denver. Please plan accordingly.
*Information is subject to change. Additional dates, details and deadlines will be provided to you as they come available.
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