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Dance Montage turns 50!

Call for Proposals

The Dance Montage Selection Committee invites choreographers of all genres and levels of experience to submit a proposal for the 50th annual Dance Montage. Dance Montage includes an audition for casting and ten weeks of rehearsal at the UCalgary campus (once a week). Rehearsals culminate in four public performances at the University Theatre. Dance Montage welcomes submissions of new dance works, remounts, or excerpts of existing work from beginning, mid-career and established choreographers. Montage brings artists together, builds community and provides a platform for all to engage in the arts, and we encourage you to spread the word.

About Dance Montage

Dance Montage is a proud tradition at the University of Calgary. Since its inception in 1969, Dance Montage has created lively performance opportunities for beginning to experienced dancers. Originally an opportunity for Kinesiology students to showcase their dance class projects, Montage has evolved, becoming a hub of creative exchange. Montage welcomes the spirit of community through dance and serves as an opportunity for people from a variety of dance worlds to meet, create, and learn about each other’s work. In the course of 50 years, Dance Montage has included hundreds of choreographers and thousands of dancers performing a wide variety of dance genres and styles including: world dance, folk dance, contemporary, ballet, hip-hop, jazz, ballroom, tap, rhythm, dance theatre, and many more. In our 50th year, we look forward to presenting pieces from across the spectrum of dance while encouraging artistic development for dancers at all levels.

All choreographers will commit to the following schedule (subject to change):

  • Auditions: Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (a 1 hr slot) in the Kinesiology Building
  • Rehearsal Period: September 15–November 24, 2019 (10 weeks; 2 hr slots on Sundays)
  • Studio Showing: Weeknight at end of October/early November; exact date TBA
  • Tech Week: November 25–30, 2019
  • Performance Dates: November 28–30, 2019 at 8 p.m. and November 30, 2019 at 2 p.m.
  • Performance Location: University Theatre

How to apply

  1. Download the Dance Montage 2019 Choreographer Application Form
  2. Submit completed Application Form to dancemontage@ucalgary.ca
  3. Deadline: May 25, 2019 at midnight

All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application by the end of June.

Thank you and we look forward to another exciting year of dance making!