Call for entries: Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition (USA)


Submissions to NW Dance Project’s 2020 Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition are open.
Deadline: March 31, 2020.
For submissions info, please see the see APPLICATION

Creative Center
211 NE 10th Ave (at Davis St)
Portland, OR 97232

At the start of each year, NW Dance Project announces our call for entries for our annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition to identify two emerging choreographers who will have an opportunity to create original works during our annual summer LAUNCH project.

NW Dance Project is committed to working with artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds, and utilizes our Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition as a way to discover and help develop voices in contemporary dance.

Previous winners include Maurice Causey, Loni Landon, Lauren Edson, Pedro Dias, James Gregg, Marina Mascarell, Gregory Dolbashian, Hanna Kiel, Robyn Mineko-Williams, Alex Soares, Simone Orlando, Rachel Erdos, Yin Yue, Eric Handman, Yoshito Sakuraba, Banning Bouldin, Luca Signoretti, Anton Rudakov, Alysa Pires, Alice Klock, Lesley Telford, Kristen Céré, Menghan Lou, Kaloyan Boyadjiev, and Joseph Hernandez.

Both selected choreographers will participate in a six-day summer residency during our acclaimed LAUNCH project in July. During the residency, the two winning choreographers will be provided with two three-hour daily creative periods with each of the two groups of dancers during which they will have an open forum to create and develop new choreographic material.

Choreographers will be asked to work with all our LAUNCH dancers, but the developed piece can be set on a smaller group of dancers. NW Dance Project’s Artistic Director, Sarah Slipper, will help guide this residency.

The resulting “works-in-progress” or completed works will be performed in a public showing at Lincoln Performance Hall.

Each choreographer will be provided with professional videos on their work(s).

Please see “Application”  for more information.