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A Contemporary Choreography Showcase

November 15 & 16, 2024


2024 Adjudicators

Lai Hung-Chung (Hung Dance, Taiwan)  |  TBD

Past Adjudicators:
Sidra Bell (Sidra Bell NY)  |  Qarrianne Blayr (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company)  |  Natalie Desch (Doug Varone & Dancers, Limón Company)  |  Travis Gatling (Ohio University)  |  Jon Lawson (
Azaguno|  Jeanne MamLuft (Mutual Dance Theatre)  |  Catherine Meredith (Dancing Wheels Company)    Jae Neal (A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham)  |  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 15 & 16 at 8pm, 2024. 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.




  • Applicant must be 18+ years of age and a resident of Franklin County (temporary residence is acceptable).

  • Works must be 6 - 15 minutes in length.

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

  • Submitted works must be complete or a final draft. Significant changes to the work submitted may result in non-consideration for performance.

  • Online submissions with video links or downloads only.  (No video-dance or dance-for-camera submissions will be considered at this time.) If the dancer(s) in the submission video will not be the ones performing, this must be outlined in the application with a list of the actual performers.

  • All performers must be 18+ years of age.

  • If selected, choreographer agrees to actively promote the showcase through all available means. This includes selling a minimum of 5 tickets to the show.

  • It is the responsibility of each choreographer to attain copyright permission for any recorded music or other copyrighted materials used in production. Choreographers must be prepared to provide evidence that they hold such permission if requested.

  • If selected, choreographer agrees to participate in an Artist Talkback session following both performances.

  • 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 6, 2024. 

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

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