Mind The Gap

Dance Source Houston is accepting applications for a fall virtual Mind The Gap performance. Typically Mind The Gap takes place at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, featuring up to 7 works from a range of cast sizes, and provides participants with support in production planning and management.
This Mind The Gap offering will look very different from past showcases due to the pandemic and our collective response to it. DSH is calling for applications that propose live remote solo dance works, 3-5 minutes in length, that will be shared live through YouTube via Zoom on October 5 at 7:00pm. To ensure health and safety of participants, streamline communications, and avoid unnecessary technical difficulties, we are requiring that the choreographer and performer must be the same individual.
We recognize these limitations make this Mind The Gap performance a commissioning project instead of the usual format, and because of that selected artists will receive a $500 guaranteed stipend.
A maximum of 5 choreographers will be selected for the October 5 performance. Applications will be curated by the DSH staff, with a strong focus on showcasing a diversity of perspectives and elevating Black, POC, Indigenous, queer, trans, disabled, and immigrant artist voices.
Applicant Eligibility
  • The choreographer/performer must be 18 or older and based in the Greater Houston region, as defined by Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Walker, and Waller counties.
  • Proposals from all dance genres are encouraged.
  • Proposed work must be a solo, where the performer and choreographer are the same individual. No duets, trios, or larger group works are eligible for consideration.
  • Proposals should be for live works, not pre-recorded dance for camera works.
  • The proposed work does not have to be in progress at the time of submission.
 
Requirements
  • Once selected, each participating artist will be required to attend all mandatory meetings, a production meeting (September 9th 6p – 7pm), a tech rehearsal (September 21st 6p – 9pm), a dress rehearsal (September 28th 6p – 9pm) and the performance (October 5th 6pm – 9pm), all remotely through Zoom.
  • Attendance at all meetings following the production meeting and the performance should take place from the artist’s home to allow for troubleshooting any lighting and technical issues. 
  • Artists must prove they have rights to audio and any additional media used in their performance. This can include Creative Commons, royalty-free, or original music created by an artist who has allowed usage.
  • Artists must participate in social media, email, and personal network marketing of the virtual performance.

The application is currently open now and the deadline to submit is Wednesday, September 2 at 11:59pm CT. Apply here 

Have any questions? Please send them to danceinfo@dancesourcehouston.org.

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