LINK

Utah’s newest career development & all-inclusive audition resource for dancers & choreographers

What is Link?

  • 15 Dance companies and projects from across the region
  • 12 Emerging choreographers from across the country
  • 54 hours of rehearsal and training
  • Auditions with 15 companies or projects looking to hire
  • 6 days of 3-hour workshops with choreographers
  • 15 morning classes (ie: ballet, contemporary, Gaga, partnering, etc)
  • 1 professional seminar
  • 2 evenings of performances by invited companies, projects and choreographers
  • 25 stage works
  • 2 Installations
  • 450+ invited guests including Presenters, Agents, Managers, and Artistic Directors from companies across the region

May 14-19, 2018

Classes: The Pointe Dance Academy – 10981 North 5600 West Highland, Utah 84003

Performances: Cottonwood Heights Theater – 530 S 2700 E, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

Evening Events: TBA

LINK aids the professional dancer at the various stages of their career by developing skills, broadening career opportunities, and increasing exposure.

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Events

New Works

Each invited choreographer will be create an original work on a group of 10-15 dancers. Each dancer will work with 2 different choreographers, for 2 hours each day. These works will be presented in the Saturday evening concert. Throughout this process the dancers experience various artistic approaches and choreographic processes.

Auditions

15 dance company directors, including SALT, will be watching classes throughout the week to audition dancers for their company and/or projects.

Classes

Each morning dance classes will be offered in a variety of styles for participants.

Choreography Festival

Submit solo or group works to be adjudicated; receive individualized feedback on your choreography; take classes to improve your creation skills; co-create a new work to be presented at the Saturday evening performance.

Evening Events

During the week, the dancers are immersed in six immersive experiences including:

  • Networking events: such as the opening social (Monday) and the pre-show gala party (Friday)
  • Pop up Dance Film Festival: Dancers will work with a videographer to shoot edit and present a short dance promo film
  • Improv Jam & Hip Hop Battle: Dancers will come together in a fun and creative environment of improvisation
  • Restorative Classes: health professionals and specialists offer services and teach restorative movement classes focused on dancers needs
  • Two Evening Concerts: Invited Dance companies and projects (Friday), Invited choreographers and the new works created on LINK participants (Saturday).
Seminar

Saturday professional seminar will be on navigating the world of concert dance

Schedule

(Subject to change)

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:30 – 10:00 AM TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Choreography Festival
10:00 – 11:30 AM TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Choreography Festival
11:30 – 12:00 PM Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Seminar
12:30 – 5:00 PM Choreography Choreography Choreography Choreography Tech 4:00 – 6:00 PM Tech and Dress
5:00 – 6:00 PM Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Pre-Show Party 6:00 PM
Evening 6:00 PM Opening Social 5:00 – 10:00 PM: Pop-up Dance Film Festival in SLC 7:30 – 9:00 PM: Improv Jam Hip-Hop Battle 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Energy Restore Classes 7:30 PM Concert: Invited Companies and Projects Emerging Choreographers New Works Concert

Price

Full LINK Festival Admission (includes all events Mon-Sat) $400

Mornings Classes Only (Mon-Fri) $50/day

Evening Events (price varies per event)

Choreography Festival Submission (Sat)

Solos: $55
Duets/Trios: $65
Group (4+): $80 + $5/dancer

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Guest Companies

COMING SOON: Announcing the guest Dance Companies who will be presenting and auditioning at LINK Dance Festival!

Emerging Choreographers

COMING SOON: Announcing LINK’s Emerging Choreographers who will be creating new works at the LINK Dance Festival!

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