Call For Applications: Marigny Opera House New Dance Festival

January 4, 2016

 

 

Eligibility: Choreographers based in the New Orleans Metro Area (including Orleans,

Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Plaquemines parishes).

Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

Choreographers to be Announced: March 1, 2016

Performances: June 9-12, 2016 at the Marigny Opera House

Contact: Spencer Doyle, General Manager: spencer@marignyoperahouse.org

 

Background

The Marigny Opera House founded the Marigny Opera House New Dance Festival in 

2012, and produced and presented a weekend of new work by four emerging 

choreographers, performed to live, acoustic music. The great success of the inaugural 

Festival was repeated in 2013, when new work by six local choreographers was 

presented. The Festival will be resumed in 2016, organized and directed by Marigny 

Opera House directors Dave Hurlbert (Executive Director) and Spencer Doyle (General 

Manager). 

 

About the 2016 Festival

Up to six choreographers based in Greater New Orleans will be commissioned to create 

original 20-minute dances to be performed to live, acoustic music at the Marigny Opera 

House during the weekend of June 9-12, 2016. The choreographers will be selected by 

a dance panel of local and national professionals, who will choose at least three and as 

many as six choreographers based upon the applicant’s training and experience, as well 

the applicant’s overall goals. Most importantly, selections will be made based upon the 

applicant’s concept of the piece he/she would create, including the proposed 

music/musicians.

 

The selected choreographers will each receive a stipend of $1,500.00, to cover the fees 

and expenses necessary for producing the new works, including choreography, music, 

dancers, musicians and costumes. Choreographers will receive half of the stipend upon 

signing performance contracts with the Marigny Opera House Foundation, and the 

remaining half directly after the final performance of the New Dance Festival on June 

12th, 2016.

 

Selected choreographers will be required to attend a kick-off session with the Directors 

directly following their acceptance of the commission. The kick-off session will be 

scheduled during the first week of March, 2016. A detailed schedule will be drawn up 

during this session, including free rehearsal time as scheduling allows at the Marigny 

Opera House.

 

Assuming that six choreographers have been selected, the new works will be grouped 

into two programs for performance. Program A – of three works—will be performed June 

9 and 11; Program B on June 10 and 12. Tickets will be sold for all shows, priced at $30 

General Admission and $20 Students/Seniors. 

 

For an Application Form, please contact Spencer Doyle, General Manager, 

Marigny Opera House: spencer@marignyoperahouse.org

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