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DANCE UMBRELLA FESTIVAL 2018
Celebrating 30 years of Contemporary Dance

March 7-18, 2018
PROGRAMME INFORMATION SHEET

In 2018, the Dance Umbrella, will celebrate its 30th anniversary and applications are invited for the following:

THE MAIN PROGRAMME
Commissioned and/or selected work by South African choreographers and international works and selected outcomes of the Dance Exchange; if you want to be considered for a commissioned work please ensure you complete the correct application form.  

STEPPING STONES YOUTH PROGRAMME
This will take place on SUNDAY, MARCH 11 at the WITS THEATRE and we welcome entries from young choreographers in any form of dance.

DANCE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
We invite applications for the Dance Exchange Programme which must focus on bringing artists together to create a new work. The process must also include young artists who will also learn through the process.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. There is NO GUARANTEE THAT ALL ENTRIES WILL BE PROGRAMMED - PLEASE BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE ENTERING AND SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THIS INFORMATION - do not wait until the last minute as your entry may NOT be accepted.  WE CANNOT GO BEYOND THE TIME WE HAVE AVAILABLE SO IT’S FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
  2. If you are presenting a PERFORMANCE ART WORK PLEASE STATE THIS CLEARLY ON THE ENTRY FORM.
    The selection of works and the sequencing of the programmes are done at the discretion of the organisers, the artistic director and consultants. Their decision is final.    
    The venues for Dance Umbrella and all technical facilities within the budget, the theatre, publicity, posters and programmes are provided free, at no cost to the participating choreographers, dance companies or groups.
  3. Should the technical requirements EXCEED THE ALLOCATED BUDGET WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU FURTHER
    Transport and accommodation costs and all costs directly related to staging the work, such as costumes, musicians’ fees, music copyright fees, props, etc. are the responsibility of the participants and/or choreographers.
  4. Please note: each venue will be supplied with basic technical back up which will include a DVD player, video machine and lighting. Should you require anything additional, this will be for your own account.
  5. Use of fire and water will only be allowed in negotiation with the production crew.
  6. If there is NUDITY or STRONG LANGUAGE in the work, please inform us before the event.

Please fill in the entry forms for Dance Umbrella 2018 and please note THE CLOSING DATE IS  AUGUST 18, 2017 – no entries will be accepted after this date!

Please return your completed form to:

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For queries: Telephone: 011 492 0709/2033/ 011 6730035

Kind regards

GEORGINA THOMSON
DIRECTOR: DANCE FORUM

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