A Contemporary Choreography Showcase


November 2 & 3, 2018

Adjudicators for 2018

Crystal Michelle Perkins

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Jon Lawson

Fellow Collective

Catherine Meredith

Dancing Wheels Company

City Dance Showcase invites choreographers and dance makers from Columbus, Ohio and its immediate surrounding areas to submit completed dance works for presentation. Our mission is to promote the artistic development and visibility of local dance artists through an adjudicated performance opportunity. Dance artists from outside of the greater Columbus area serve as adjudicators and provide written feedback to all submitting choreographers. We want to promote continual artistic growth for all artists, whether they are emerging or established in their careers. Choreographers currently enrolled in dance degree programs are welcome to submit.
Successful applicants will have their submitted work presented in a fully-produced show at The Fisher Theatre located at the Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 East Main Street, Columbus, OH on November 2 & 3, 2018 at 8pm. Lighting design and basic tech work will be provided for each piece. Choreographers will have 30-60 minutes to space/tech their work on stage. Choreographers will also receive a digital video recording of their piece after production.
Stage Info
  • 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.
  • Submitting choreographers must be 18+ and be a resident of Franklin County.
  • Works must be 4-10 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. Preference will be given to completed works.
  • If you are unable to attend the adjudication, you may submit work through video. Please provide a link to the online video sample you wish to submit. Videos should be high quality and easy to view. No video-dance or dance-for- camera submissions will be considered at this time.
  • If selected, choreographers agree to actively promote the showcase through social and digital media, distributing printed promotional materials, and any other means available. Printed promotional materials will be provided.
  • 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.
Please submit your completed application form and $15 non-refundable fee no later than 11:59pm on July 27, 2018. Each applicant will request 2 adjudication time slots when applying. We will do our very best to give you one of your preferred time slots. We strongly encourage in-person adjudications.
Adjudication Info
August 4, 2018
The Ohio State University, Room 290
11:00-5:00pm (20 minute time slots per application. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your time slot.)
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Questions? We are here to help! Please email us at citydance@hixondance.com