Call for Choreography
60th Anniversary Festival
September 7-10, 2017
Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 W. 55th St. (9th Ave.) New York City
Deadline: Monday April 24, 2017
E-mail applications to:
"A truly multigenerational celebration which cracks open the definition 
of who dancers are ..."   2013 choreographer Catherine Gallant
The American Dance Guild (ADG) continues its mission of serving artists and audiences through our annual performance festival.  The festival will take place over four days, Thursday through Sunday, September 7, 8, 9, and 10 at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, in the heart of midtown Manhattan.
We invite applications from contemporary dance artists of diverse backgrounds, ages and aesthetics throughout the United States and internationally. ADG is dedicated to presenting the range and diversity of expression in current dance art practice and to remembering our historical modern dance roots. The festival is unique in that each year we honor and present the work of several dance legends making the programs a vibrant blend of old and new. This year's honorees TBA soon.
TO APPLY: It is not necessary to adhere to any theme. You must submit finished professional work that will not have been seen in NYC in the 3 months prior to Festival time.  Student works are not accepted. If you applied in the past and were not accepted, PLEASE apply again!  Submissions will be adjudicated by an invited group of professionals in the field.  Please keep technical requirements to a minimum!
TIME LIMITS:  Solo: up to 7 minutes.  Duet or Group Work: up to 10 minutes.
Questions: Email:  
We are only accepting applications electronically.   Please submit via email:
In subject line put:   Last Name / First Name / adgfest2017
Name: _____________________________
Address: ___________________________
City/State/Zip: ______________________
E-mail: ____________________________
Home phone: _______________________
Cell phone: _________________________
  • Time limit: Solos up to 7 min., Group work up to 10 min.
  • The video you submit must be the same piece you intend to perform.
  • RECOMMENDED: Please send one or more high resolution photos in jpeg format.
Title: ______________________________
Link: ______________________________
Password for Link: ___________________
Length of piece: _____________________
Number of dancers: __________________
Music: _____________________________
Video cueing instructions: _____________
Brief description: (100 words max)
Brief Bio: (200 words max)
PAYMENT IS DONE ONLINE. Go to our website  Click on DONATE page and it will take you to Paypal where you can pay with your own Paypal account or a credit card.
  • $25 application fee per piece submitted.
  • If your piece is selected there will be a $120 production fee.  
    • This fee includes your annual membership in the American Dance Guild. 
  • Fee for video and photo to be determined later.
The American Dance Guild, an artist-member run organization, has served the dance field in many capacities since its inception in 1956, including publications, conferences & festivals. The Annual Festival brings together artists from across the nation and around the world. Other member-generated events include performance opportunities, university dance dept. collaborations; the annual Erna Lindner-Gilbert Scholarship for summer study at Jacob's Pillow; scholarly resources such as the New Dance Group Gala Video and publications such as "Branching Out: Oral Histories of Six National Dance Organizations" and Dance Scope. We welcome the active creative participation of our members. ADG is a 501c3 not-for-profit tax- exempt organization incorporated in NY State. Contributions are welcome and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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