Kuchipudi Kalanidhi seeks new choreography submissions for its 2010 Emerging Choreographers’ Showcase

Kuchipudi Kalanidhi seeks emerging classical Indian choreographers to submit new work to be performed in an Emerging Choreographers’ Showcase during its 2010 Festival of Indian Dance. Now in its third year, the festival is aimed at providing a platform for outstanding classical Indian dancers who are based in the United States, advancing the future of Indian dance by making it accessible to diverse audiences in this country. Each year, the festival attracts hundreds of spectators from the DC metropolitan area who share a passion for the arts and are strong supporters of classical Indian dance. The Emerging Choreographers’ Showcase will be an invaluable opportunity for young artists to gain exposure and present their work in the area. The Showcase will serve two main purposes: to provide emerging artists a forum to present their art, and to encourage classical Indian dancers to showcase new works that preserve the classical dance heritage while simultaneously making it relevant to current times.

Deadline: June 20, 2010

Choreography Guidelines: Choreographers may submit existing or new work. Submitted work must be between 5 and 15 minutes in length. Submitted work can be solo or group choreography. Choreographers may choose to perform in the Showcase themselves or choose dancer(s) to perform the work for them. Submitted work must be a classical Indian form or based in/inspired by classical Indian movement. No Bollywood, bhangra or folk pieces accepted.

Honorarium: Chosen choreographers will receive a $250 honorarium.

Time line: Choreographers are encouraged to use the Emerging Choreographers’ Showcase as an opportunity to reflect on and refine your work. Therefore, you are given an opportunity before the final performance to workshop your piece and receive feedback.

  • June 20, 2010: submission deadline for choreographers
  • July 20, 2010: choreographers and works are selected for the Showcase
  • Sept/Oct 2010: informal workshop of all the pieces; each choreographer is given a Q&A session with the audience to receive feedback on the work so far.
  • November 6, 2010: final performance at the Emerging Choreographers’ Showcase during Kuchipudi Kalanidhi’s 2010 Festival of Indian Dance

Submissions: Choreographers may choose to submit a digital video file or DVD of the work to be considered.

  • Choreographers must submit a digital file (should be playable on both PC and Mac) or DVD containing the entire work to be considered for presentation in the Showcase. The video must be recorded in a dance studio, or equivalent, and must show the dancers and choreography clearly. If the video is of a stage performance, the dancers and choreography must be clearly visible. Maximum length of work is 15 minutes. Submitted DVDs will not be returned.
  • Choreographers must write and submit a one-page narrative describing the work under consideration, and include all technical, musical, and other credits as applicable.
  • Choreographers must include your bio and resume with mailing address, email address, and phone number where you can be reached.

Deadlines: All submissions must be received by June 20, 2010. Choreographers will be notified of their status by July 20, 2010.

Submit to:
Anuradha Nehru, Artistic Director
Emerging Choreographers’ Showcase
Kuchipudi Kalanidhi
6816 Bradley Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
E-mail (for digital video files):

Questions? Email kalanidhi.dance@gmail.com or call (202) 361-3067

One response to “Kuchipudi Kalanidhi seeks new choreography submissions for its 2010 Emerging Choreographers’ Showcase

  1. Hello i’am Jerry
    i’am looking for a choreographing course on dancing meanly in Hip Hop and break dance category. Do your’ll have that opportunity so i can come and join and learn form you
    Let me know vry soon so that i can come and meet

    thank you


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