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PUSHfest 2019 – Call for Artists

Tue, Jan 1, 2019: PUSHfest Application Opens
Tue, Jan 22, 2019: Discount application deadline
Sat, Feb 15, 2019: Open application deadline
Fri, Mar 29, 2019: Festival participants are notified
Thu, Apr 18, 2019: Festival participants are publicly announced

PUSH Dance Company invites choreographers of all disciplines to submit original, finished works of 5-8 minutes in length to be considered for its 6th annual PUSHfest Dance Festival September 20-22, 2019. From your submissions, their curatorial team will select fourteen compelling works to showcase in one of two Festival programs at ODC Theater.


ODC Sandbox

Mon, Dec 10, 5pm

Choreographers with 10 or more years of professional choreographic and performance experience are invited to apply for the 2019 ODC Sandbox Series.

Chosen choreographers will be given a $1,000 stipend, time, space, and up to 6 dancers (whom they have not worked with before) to explore and experiment.

Dance in Panama or Brazil

Spring/Summer 2019

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Join an international dance exchange in Panama or Brazil this Spring or Summer! Teach dance abroad at youth foundations, take class from local dance professionals, and discover history and culture through movement. Help make dance education accessible to all!


Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency

Deadline: Fri, Dec 15
Residencies Announcement: Mon, Jan 28
The Dresher Ensemble Rehearsal Studio, Oakland

Application Info Sessions:
Sat, Dec 1, 1-2 pm & Wed, Dec 5, 7-8 pm

The Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency [D.E.A.R.] was established in 2012 to support Northern California artists who are actively exploring new aesthetic and cultural premises and pushing the boundaries of conventional art forms and media. The program provides early to mid-career artists free studio space and up-to-date equipment to create new work in the time-based arts such theater/performance, dance/movement, music/sound art/instrument invention, including collaborative and interdisciplinary work.

Each residency receives up to 4 consecutive weeks of uninterrupted access to a well-equipped rehearsal studio in West Oakland, near the Eastern anchor of the Bay Bridge. Priority will be given to projects whose realization requires continuous and/or multi-day access to the space and available technologies as well as artists working in diverse disciplines and from culturally-diverse perspectives.

D.E.A.R. grants 4 to 6 awards annually to individual artists or to collaborations. The lead artist must be a resident of Northern California.

Full-time access of 1 to 4 weeks in the Ensemble’s West Oakland rehearsal studio (40” x 45” with sprung dance floor with Marley floor covering) and fabrication shop. Residency weeks may be contiguous or spread out over a period of months. They do not provide any housing.
Access to state of the art sound, lighting, projection, and recording equipment;
Technical, financial, and managerial assistance from professionals on the Ensemble’s staff.

SUPPORTED DISCIPLINES (Collaborative and Interdisciplinary):
theater / performance
dance / movement
music / sound art / instrument invention

Experimenting with new creative concepts, approaches, or methods
Researching or developing new technologies for performance, including electronic audio and visual media and the invention and construction of new musical instruments;
Preparing the premiere of an in-progress or existing work;
Creating a new work in music, theater, dance, media art and interdisciplinary performance.

The artistic quality and potential impact of the project
Projects whose realization requires continuous and/or multi-day access to the space and our available technologies
The appropriateness of the project in relation to the Ensemble’s physical space and technical equipment
Special consideration will be given to artists working in diverse disciplines and from culturally-diverse perspectives

Open Call for Dancers for Artist Residency (performance space included)

Fri-Sat, Apr 26-27, 2019
Deadline for auditions: Sat, Dec 15

Dancers and budding choreographers wanted for project highlighting the psychological conflict of remaining present in both the physical and digital worlds at once. Potential for all bodies and dance styles to innovate, collaborate, and be seen under the guidance of the art director.

Event date has been set, and practice space is reserved. Auditions will be held on an individual basis. For an opportunity to audition please email Anna with your name, short bio, and links to your work if possible.


Apply to Choreograph/Teach at DanceBARN Festival

Mon-Sun, Jul 22-28, 2019
Application Deadline: Mon, Dec 31
Battle Lake, Minnesota

The DanceBARN Festival is an annual event held in Battle Lake, MN that brings professional dancers, choreographers, and dance educators together for one week of dancing, creating, relaxing, and performing in the heart of the lakes.

For their 5th annual festival DanceBARN will revolve around the theme of Screendance. On top of daily movement classes, artists attending the festival will have the opportunity to collaborate as a choreographer, videographer, and/or dancer for the 3-5 dance films being created during the week! Already established videographer/choreographer duos are encouraged to apply, as well as artists willing to collaborate with someone new!

Artists will also have the option of screening works in progress at our annual Screendance Festival that happens during the week on Saturday, July 27th!

Apply by December 31st
Visit their website for more details on the festival and application.

Contact: DanceBARN Collective,

Performance Opportunity – Call for Moving Bodies

Rehearsals: Sundays & Fridays, Dec 2-Jan 5, 7pm
East Bay
Performance: Fri-Sat, Jan 4-5, 8pm
Joe Goode Annex, SF

Bay Area based Choreographer Byb Chanel Bibene is looking to work with twenty (20) moving bodies, dancers and/or “non-dancers” to participate in the project titled 350 & Millions Moving Targets. The project tackles the current issue of mass immigration and refugees in the world with an emphasis on migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Northern Africa to join the coasts of Europe.
The piece will premiere at the FRESH Festival on January 4-5, 8 pm, 2019, in San Francisco.

You don’t need to be a dancer to be a part of this project. Movers/dancers will attend seven (7) rehearsals total included tech rehearsal. Rehearsals start on December 2nd, Sundays and Fridays evening in the East Bay. There is no monetary compensation for this project; however, you will be a part of a unique experience raising awareness on this long-lasting human crisis. You will also have the opportunity to share the stage with some of the Bay most artists doing thought-provoking work.

If interested, please email with your short bio (50 words max). They will follow up with extensive details.

Contact: Byb Bibene,

Margaret Jenkins to mentor local choreographers for CHIME San Francisco Bay Area 2019.

The Margaret Jenkins Dance Company (MJDC) is pleased to announce the return of the highly successful CHIME (Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange) program. For next year’s program, called CHIME San Francisco Bay Area 2019, founder Margaret Jenkins will serve as the CHIME mentor, working with local choreographers over the course of the year.

Guidelines and Applications for CHIME San Francisco Bay Area 2019 are now available at

Healthy Dancers’ Clinical Volunteers, PT, MD, DO

ODC Healthy Dancers’ Clinic
ODC Dance Center, SF

The ODC Healthy Dancers’ Clinic is currently seeking clinical volunteers PT, MD, DO, Nutritionist, NP. They are looking for primarily those with an interest in Dance Medicine. They will be having a large event, a Day for Dancers’ Health in early 2018 and will need volunteer staffing for that event.

44 Gough St, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 920-9181 phone
(415) 920-9173 fax