2020-2021 COMMUNITY EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
Call for Submissions: "Composing Movement in Quarantine"
What: Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance would like to see your most creative choreography from the confines of your COVID-19 quarantine. Create a video work either as a solo or with individuals isolated at your same quarantine location (follow all social distancing guidelines). Be creative with lighting, costumes, set, music - how can you transform your space into a unique performance location? Or, develop a site-specific work! Submissions should be stage-length (typically 3-10min, but shorter/longer will be accepted). The winner will be the video that best brings hope & enjoyment to a remote audience, in keeping with CoMo's mission of Be Entertained. Be Included (virtually right now). Be Fulfilled.
Selection Process: All video submissions will be reviewed by CoMo's adjudicators: our board & directors.
When: Starting now! All submissions must be received by Monday, March 30 at 5pm EDT.
Stipend: A $75 stipend will be awarded to the selected choreographer.
Submit a video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choreography should be 3-10 minutes in length, though works outside this range will still be considered. The video must be new from the COVID-19 quarantine time frame. No existing video works. Genre can be any movement style. Video should be sent as a Google Drive or Dropbox link to the video file.
Include the piece title, choreographer name, dancer names, venue location (whatever you'd like to share publically. Ex: Gahanna, OH home residence), and date/time it was filmed.
You're also welcome to include a brief blurb about yourself and where you typically make art (teaching, performing, etc).
By submitting a video to CoMo, you give CoMo permission to share the video with our audiences via social media, youtube, our website, or in person.
We will share a selection of the submissions including the winner & other top applications with our audiences - as selected by our adjudicators.
Application Fee: $0
At CoMo Dance, it's part of our mission that everyone should Be Included. Feel free to submit your work to our adjudicators. All submissions will receive a personal response to your work. We value your time & artistry, and thank you for your submission.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted through Monday, March 30 at 5pm EDT.
Mother's Day Tea in the Topiary Park 2020
"Mother's Day Tea in the Topiary Park" is CoMo's 8th annual outdoor Springtime performance. Join us at the Topiary Park! This beautiful park is a Columbus highlight; the intricate topiaries are a whimsical re-creation of Georges Seurat's "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte." Follow modern dancers on a journey through the garden with site-specific dance works. (Note: Saturday performance will be stationary. Please bring a folding chair or picnic blanket to attend our accessible Saturday performance.) This event is FREE for the public. Donations to support CoMo's work as a nonprofit arts organization are gratefully accepted. This afternoon of dance is a CoMo favorite and the perfect outing for Mom & the whole family. Tea & cookies will be served at intermission.
WILL CALL: Upon confirmation of your ticket purchase, your name will be added to our guest list. Simply check in at our ticket desk when you arrive with the First & Last name provided on the ticket purchase. Thank you! Questions? 614-702-7090 or email@example.com