Link Audition Festival

Virtual LINK: May 18-23, 2020

LINK (in person): August 3-8, 2020

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We have been continuously monitoring the guidance and changes around COVID-19. After careful consideration, we have decided it is in the best interest of LINK participants, choreographers, companies and staff to move the LINK Audition Festival.

LINK Audition Festival will be held August 3-8, 2020 at the University of Utah, as long as conditions allow.

Until then we will be offering the following experience exclusively for participants:

  • Virtual video auditions sent out directly to company directors
  • Virtual LINK classes & more during original May 18-23 festival dates
  • Private network group for exchanging resources and support during this time

What is LINK?

LINK is a project for advanced dancers (18+) to make professional connections, audition for companies/projects, and to experience an in depth exploration of contemporary dance. Our world-class line-up of teachers and choreographers provide an intense and powerful incubator for dancers to develop. Each day includes ballet, contemporary form (improvisation and more), and two creative processes. The week begins with a chance to see SALT perform and concludes with a showcase of the new works by our guest choreographers. LINK is truly an all-inclusive career development resource for dancers.

LINK serves as the audition for SALT and SALT2 along with many other companies. Dancers must attend LINK to be considered for these positions.

  • 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
  • 5 days of 3-hour workshops with choreographers
  • 15 morning classes (ie: ballet, contemporary, partnering, etc)

  • 1 professional seminar
  • 2 evenings of performances 
  • 20 stage works
  • 2 Installations
  • 200+ invited guests including Presenters, Agents, Managers, Artistic Directors, Teachers, Choreographers, and Dancers from companies across the region
  • 60% of last years participants were offered jobs!

AUDITION FOR COMPANIES ACROSS THE NATION

REGISTRATION:

  • Fee: $25
  • Submit an audition video of ballet, contemporary or improvisational work
  • Upon acceptance, you will receive an invoice for the remaining cost of the festival
  • Pay by date given, or your spot will be filled

Housing option available until February 1
Registration closes May 1

Location: Marriott Center for Dance, University of Utah

Video Audition Requirements:
In order to streamline and amplify this experience, we are adjusting our video audition preferences. If possible, please submit a video link using YouTube or Vimeo that includes the following:
  • 1 minute of center technique (ballet center exercises or contemporary sequence)
  • 1 minute of improvisation
  • 1 minute of performance footage (where you are clearly seen and identified)You can submit “living room” experiences if you cannot access a studio

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

CHOREOGRAPHERS

Amy Gunter Lolofie

Courtney Mazeika

Daniel Higgins

Eric Handman

Kiley Dolaway
(Vim Vigor)

Loni Landon

Marija Obradovic
(Vim Vigor)

Natalie Border
(Vim Vigor)

Nick Blaylock

Nicholas Palmquist

Shayla Bott

Megan Adelsberger

Russell Lepley

ON CAMPUS HOUSING

Registration Deadline for on campus housing
FEBRUARY 1st, 2020

Check in:  Sunday August 2, 2020
Check out: Sunday August 9, 2020

$40 a night
*There will be a form to fill out upon registration

**As of now, we are moving forward with our housing arrangements at this later date. Due to the date change, housing will no longer be on-campus. Participants who are signed up for housing will receive a new contract and further information as changes are made.

Location: University of Utah – Marriott Center Of Dance

The School of Dance at the University of Utah offers separate degree programs in the disciplines of ballet and modern dance. While honoring the dance forms’ sixty year plus legacies at the University, the School is also forging the future by providing expanding opportunities and collaborations. The School of Dance offers a BFA, MFA and Minor in Modern Dance, a BFA and MFA in Ballet, a Certificate in Studio teaching, and a Certificate in Screendance. The beautiful Marriott Center for Dance has 7 state-of the-art studios, 330 seat theater, black box theater, media lab, conditioning clinic, and classrooms.

For information on auditions, applications, curriculum, scholarships and more visit dance.utah.edu or email info@dance.utah.edu

PRICE

Registration Fee
$25

Full LINK Festival Admission
(includes all events) $600

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
(before January 1, 2020) $500

REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 1ST

**NO REFUNDS**

SCHEDULE

Monday

8:00am-9:30am
Registration and Orientation
9:30am-6:30pm
Classes and choreography
7:30pm
SALT Company Showcase

Tuesday-Friday

8:30am-6:30pm
Classes and choreography
Evening
Private Auditions/dine-arounds

Saturday

10:00am-5:00pm
Spacing and Tech
7:30pm
Showcase

COMPANIES

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