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Call for entries - 9th Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival due 10/21

call for entries (2018)

9th Annual Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RAD Fest)
March 9-11, 2018, Kalamazoo, MI
(Entry Deadline: October, 21, 2017)
APPLY ONLINE AT http://www.midwestradfest.org/call-entries-2018

The Midwest RAD Fest is an exhilarating weekend of sold-out performances, workshops, master classes and activities. RAD Fest focuses on supporting its artists by providing free media promotion, networking opportunities, and provides complementary concert tickets to Chairs of University dance departments seeking potential residencies and Artistic Directors seeking commissioned works. Additionally, RAD Fest encourages the spirit of artistic collaboration and dialogue by providing its artists with discussion panels, topic-based dialogue sessions, master classes, and social events. Artists who submit in the Live Performance and/or Alternative Spaces Live Performance category, may receive a travel stipend of $50-$300 depending on how far they must travel to attend. RAD Fest also organizes a Host an Artist program, which seeks to match potential hosts with artists to defray boarding costs.
 
There are four categories of submission: Live Performance, Alternative Spaces Live Performance, Youth Live Performance, and Screendance. All submissions are adjudicated for acceptance into RAD Fest. Applicants will be notified of admittance status by Nov. 21, 2017. Choreographers/improvisors are limited to one submission per category. Companies/collectives may submit more than one piece in a single category if the pieces are by different choreographers/improvisors.
 
Live Performance
Submissions must be in the modern, post-modern, contemporary, or physical theater genres at a 10 minute maximum length. Works chosen for the Live Performance category will be performed once during the festival on the evening of either Friday, March 9, or Saturday, March 10, at The Wellspring Theater in The Epic Center, Kalamazoo, MI. A $30 application fee will apply. If accepted into the Live Performance category, choreographers/improvisors/directors may receive a travel stipend from $50-$300 depending on distance traveled and available funds.
 
Alternative Spaces Live Performance
For works that are not meant to be viewed by a frontal audience. Pieces accepted into the Alternative Spaces Live Performance Category will be performed in the Judy Jolliffe Theater across the atrium from the Wellspring theater. The Judy Jolliffe Theater contains limited lighting, but the audience may be set up in any way the Artists see fit. This space works well for audience interaction. Submissions must be in the modern, post-modern, contemporary, or physical theater genres at a 10 minute maximum length. Pieces will be performed either Friday, March 9 or Saturday, March 10. If accepted, choreographers/improvisors/directors may receive a travel stipend from $50-$300 depending on distance traveled and available funds.
 
Youth Live Performance
Submissions must be in the modern, post-modern, contemporary, or physical theater genres at a 10 minute maximum length (competition pieces will not be accepted). The performers must be 18 years or younger or/and the choreographer/improvisor must be 18 years or younger. Works chosen for the Youth Live Performance category will be performed in a matinee concert on Sunday, March 11 at The Wellspring Theater in The Epic Center, Kalamazoo, MI. A $30 application fee will apply.
 
Screendance
The work must be designed specifically for film at a 12 minute maximum length. Works chosen for the series will be shown in the RAD Fest Screendance on Saturday, March 10 at a local cinema. Choreographers/improvisors/directors may submit one piece per choreographer/improvisor/director in any or all submission categories. A $30 application fee will apply.