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A Contemporary Choreography Showcase

November 10 & 11, 2023


2023 Adjudicators

Natalie Desch (Doug Varone & Dancers, Limón Company)  |  Jae Neal (A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham)

Past Adjudicators:
Sidra Bell (Sidra Bell NY)  |  Qarrianne Blayr (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company)  |  Travis Gatling (Ohio University)  |  Jon Lawson (
Azaguno|  Jeanne MamLuft (Mutual Dance Theatre)  |  Catherine Meredith (Dancing Wheels Company)    Crystal Michelle Perkins (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company)  |  Billy Smith (Mark Morris Dance Group)  |  Laurel Snyder (Faye Driscoll)
  • To promote the artistic development and visibility of local dance artists
  • To promote continual artistic growth for all artists through adjudication and feedback
  • To promote central Ohio dance artists to the wider community and outside professional adjudicators
  • To grow the audience for modern/contemporary dance in Columbus and the surrounding areas

Successful applicants will have their work presented in a fully-produced show at Columbus Dance Theatre located at 592 East Main Street, Columbus, OH on November 10 & 11 at 8pm, 2023. Choreographers will receive a digital video recording of their piece after production. All chosen choreographers will receive an honorarium for presenting. We strongly encourage dance makers from historically marginalized communities to apply.




  • Must be 18+ and be a resident of Franklin County (temporary residence acceptable)

  • Works must be 5-12 minutes in length.

  • Works must incorporate modern or contemporary dance style. Fusion works that incorporate contemporary dance style welcome.

  • You may submit incomplete pieces if they are in a near-finished state.

  • Online submissions with video links or downloads only.  (No video-dance or dance-for-camera submissions will be considered at this time.)

  • If selected, choreographers agree to actively promote the showcase through all available means.

  • It is the responsibility of each choreographer to attain copyright permission for any recorded music or other copyrighted materials used in production.

  • No more than two applications per choreographer.

  • Choreographers currently enrolled in dance degree programs are welcome to submit.

  • Black box style space with sprung floor, black marley, and small wings.
  • 38’ wide x 42’ deep
  • Full sound system
  • Lighting
  • Dressing Room area available
  • All performers will have shared time to warm-up on stage prior to each show
  • Unfortunately, due to the nature of the performance space, we cannot accommodate large set pieces or rigging that requires a fly system.

Please submit your completed application form and $25 non-refundable fee no later than 11:59pm on September 4, 2023. 

Questions? We are here to help! Please email us at

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