International Composition for Dance Competition

International Composition for Dance Competition
May 19, 2021 Presenting Denver

The Colorado Symphony along with Wonderbound, a contemporary ballet company here in Denver, are seeking original compositions for a collaborative performance premiering in Denver, Colorado. Two world premiere dance works will be created and performed live by the Colorado Symphony and Wonderbound. Composers may submit compositions for one of the two choreographic narratives, and two winners will be selected.

As the ballets will be world premieres, the process will be a highly collaborative endeavor. This collaboration harkens back to the golden age of artistic partnerships such as Sergei Diaghilev and Maurice Ravel or George Balanchine and Paul Hindemith. The choreographers, Wonderbound Artistic Director Garrett Ammon and Wonderbound Associate Choreographer Sarah Tallman, will work with the composer and the Colorado Symphony regarding expansion and revision of each work, which will ultimately be 35-45 minutes in length per piece. Composers are encouraged to explore multiple musical themes in their initial 8-10 minute submissions, as the work submitted by May 31, 2021 will not be the final product. To submit work visit: https://coloradosymphony.org/composition-competition

Application Deadline: May 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. MST

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