Call for proposals – Going Solo

by antonydunn on February 11, 2014

Autin Dance Theatre: Taksim Square Reloaded, choreographed & performed by Johnny Autin. Part of Cloud Dance Festival at The Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Tottenham, London on November 15, 2013. Photo: Arnaud StephensonCALL FOR PROPOSALS: Going Solo
Friday 4 April 2014, Yorkshire Dance

We invite proposals of solo work as part of an evening dedicated to the art of solo performance (dance). 

Closing deadline for applications is MONDAY 10 MARCH 2014.

Download an application form here

Proposals should be for pieces between 5 and 15 minutes maximum, technically simple, adaptable to quick turnarounds and suitable for showing alongside other pieces.

Although proposals for longer, durational and technologically complex work will be considered, and included if feasible, due to the platform nature of the event, the majority of work should be:

• 15 minutes max in duration
• Technically simple and adaptable to quick turnarounds
• Self-supporting in terms of props/set/equipment and technology beyond the provision of Yorkshire Dance

70% of box office will be split between all participating artists/companies.
Please note that Yorkshire Dance cannot offer any other fees or expenses.

If possible Yorkshire Dance would like to support the rehearsal of work in weeks leading up to this evening through its standby space if and when possible.

Please also note that, due to the nature of the event, warm-up space and dressing rooms might be limited.  We will do our best to meet your needs, but please consider this carefully before applying.


1. All applicants MUST complete and submit an online performance proposal form.
2. Inclusion of a video submission/internet link to a recording is essential
(if a recording of the work is not available then please send us a link to your previous work or at the very least some images of your work).


All proposals will be considered by Yorkshire Dance. Short listing of work for inclusion will be on the basis of suitability to the artistic parameters of the event, technical and logistical feasibility. Due to heavy demand, the following selection criteria have been developed:

1. Artistic merit of proposed ideas is paramount (choreographic content, ideas and performance execution)
2. Priority will be given to practising professional work from the Yorkshire region
3. Track record of artists will be taken into consideration
4. Final year degree and post-graduate work will be eligible

Download an application form here

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