LINK Dance Festival
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
- 20 stage works
- 2 Installations
- Chance to submit work for feedback
- 200+ invited guests including Presenters, Agents, Managers, Artistic Directors, Teachers, Choreographers, and Dancers from companies across the region
May 20-25, 2019
AUDITION FOR COMPANIES ACROSS THE NATION
FEATURING: The LINK Choreography Festival
Choreography Submission Deadline – April 1
Housing option available until April 1
Registration closes May 1
Location: Marriott Center for Dance, University of Utah
LINK aids the professional dancer at the various stages of their career by developing skills, broadening career opportunities, and increasing exposure.
**Registration for the full festival is now closed – However morning classes are still available!**
15 dance company directors, including SALT, will be watching classes throughout the week to audition dancers for their company and/or projects. See list of companies and projects below.
Each morning dance classes will be offered in a variety of styles for participants. See schedule below.
LINK participants start the week by joining us for an opening social! This is a great opportunity to get to know the fellow dancers, choreographers and company directors participating in the LINK Festival.
Festival participants can sign up to join Dine-arounds to go on networking dinners.
To conclude the festival, there will be a closing social on the studio balcony of the Marriott Center after the show.
Participants will have the option to submit a dance film they created to be screened on Saturday night before the New Works Concert.
Thursday is RESTORATIVE NIGHT. This night aims to release mental tension and physically restore the dancing body after a rigorous week of movement exploration, creation, and motion. The Restorative Night facilitates relaxation for the body and mind by utilizing yoga practice and a guided somatic-based relaxation improvisation.The Restorative Night better insures space for you to understand where tension is being held in the body and/or identify stressful movement patterns while bringing anatomical balance through movement. Your body will thank you for taking the time to reconnect to your body and mind within this movement based night of restoration.
Lunch seminars will be given on navigating the world of concert dance.
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.
Submit solo or group works to be adjudicated; receive individualized feedback on your choreography. Winner will be presented at the Saturday evening performance.
DANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Submit your dance film along with your registration and it could be shown during the Dance Film Screening!
**This is NOT the same as the Choreography Festival submissions, it is a separate part of the festival.
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