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WELCOME TO DETROIT DANCE CITY FESTIVAL 2018

ArtLab J is pleased to present the 6th Annual Detroit Dance City Festival(DDCF) in midtown Detroit. 

The three-day community building event celebrates dance in its various forms and disciplines with workshops, performances and networking opportunities held at Detroit Institute of Arts throughout the city August 10th, 11th and August 12th, 2018.

The mission of DDCF is to educate audiences about the impact of dance, provide opportunities for artists to share their work, and create artistic networks between Michigan, the United States and the world.

 

REQUIREMENTS: Choreographers and dancers expected to attend all three days of the festival.   

The festival will begin with an orientation in which everyone will be required to attend. There will also be networking events all three days of the festival, in which everyone will be expected to attend.


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SUMMER STAGE

 

Performances by dancers, musicians, and performance artists. Activities such as face-painting and games make this family-friendly event a highlight of the Festival.

Date: Saturday, August 11th or Sunday, August 12th
Time: Afternoon
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts

 

 

 

FRIDAY FUNK NIGHT


A one night dance party celebrating dance, funk, and art! Crews and dance groups will be performing throughout the night as well as open opportunities to freestyle on the dance floor! 

Date: Friday, August 10th
Time: Evening
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts, Woodward Plaza

 

 

 

**Early Bird Application fee: $10 per work (by February 9th)
**Regular Application fee: $25 per work (by March 9th)

 

 

Application Guidelines:

  • Choreographers and dancers expected to attend all three days of the festival.   
  • Group pieces must be 10 minutes or less.          
  • Solos must be 7 minutes or less (including set-up and strike).
  • Any style of dance is welcome to be submitted.
  • A complete submission includes application form and application  fee per work submitted
  • Companies can submit up to two applications. Each  application must have a separate form and fee.  
  • Your application will not be complete until we receive your application fee.
  • The application fee is non-refundable. 
  • All materials must be received by deadline.
  • We accept the application fee check or credit card
  • Please make check payable to ArtLab J.

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CHOREOGRAPHERS SHOWCASE

Providing a platform to show their work, DDCF’s choreographers showcase is an opportunity to bring together choreographers and dancers from across the globe to exchange ideas and show what they have been working on. 

Date: Saturday, August 11th
Time: Evening
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Film Theater

 

 

**Early Bird Application fee: $35 per work (by February 9th)
**Regular Application fee: $50 per work (by March 9th)

 

OPPORTUNITY - ARTIST EXCHANGE PROGRAMS


NATIONAL ARTIST EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES
One Choreographer will be selected to participate at the Dumbo Dance Festival in NYC.
One Choreographer will be selected to perform at Detroit Dance City Festival 2019

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST EXCHANGE PROGRAM
One Choreographer will be selected to participate at the New Dance for  Asia (NDA) in South Korea.
One Choreographer will be selected to participate at the New Dance Festival International Festival in South Korea

 

 

Application Guidelines

  • Early Bird Application fee: $35 per work (by February 9th)
  • Regular Application fee: $50 per work (by March 9th)
  • Choreographers and dancers expected to attend all three days of the festival.   
  • Length of submitted work (including set-up and strike).
  • Group pieces must be 10 minutes or less.         
  • Solos must be 7 minutes or less (including set-up and strike).
  • A complete application includes a form and fee per work submitted
  • Companies can submit up to two applications. Each application must have a separate application form and fee. 
  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • All materials must be received by deadline.
  • We accept the application fee check or credit card(www.detroitdancecityfestival.com)
  • Please make check or money orders payable to ArtLab J.
  • Your application will not be complete until we receive your application fee.

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SCREEN DANCE INTERNATIONAL

Dance Film Fest becomes
Screen Dance International
in 2018

 

Screen Dance International partners with ArtLab J to bring screendance shorts and artists from around the globe to Detroit Dance City Festival 2018.  Serving as the opening event for DDCF, Screen Dance International takes place in the lecture hall at the majestic Detroit Institute of the Arts, on Friday, August 10.  At the intersection of dance, film, music, and the visual arts, SDI aims to stretch the imagination through adjudicated screendance shorts that are sometimes serious, sometimes funny, but always timely and inspiring. Founded by Joanna McNamara, JMc/Productions, SDI is a traveling screendance festival highlighting a wide range of dance genres including urban street dance, post modern dance, contemporary dance, world dance, ballet, dance theatre, jazz, experimental dance, animation and tap dance.  Submissions for entries are open on FilmFreeway!!! Just click the button above to submit.


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ArtLab J - Detroit Dance City Festival Internship Program

 

ArtLab J seeks reliable interns for our upcoming event Detroit Dance City Festival and general duties involved in hosting this major dance festival. There will be two internship programs, the first will run from March through May, and the second June through August.

 

WHY INTERN, AND IS IT FOR YOU?

  • You will gain professional experience and build your resume in the dance field in Detroit

  • You will learn a variety of skills on the job, and be a valuable part of the creative and administrative team.

  • You will have many opportunities to network with artists from around the world!

  • You will be mentored and encouraged to ask questions, give input, and receive feedback

 

TO APPLY:

submit a cover letter (detailing your interest in working with ArtLab J, your particular skills, and what you hope to accomplish with this internship), up-to-date resume, and completed application (button below) via email to info@artlabj.com. This internship does not include a stipend, but can be taken as an opportunity to gain professional experience and build your resume in the dance field . Interns are expected to be available until either the end of May or through August 12th.