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. 

To Apply:

  • Submit a video to
    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

Saturday, May 9, 2020 (Stationary Performance) & Sunday, May 10, 2020 (Walking journey through the Garden)
Topiary Park - 480 E Town St.

"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