CALL FOR PROPOSALS
WORLD DANCE DAY 2023

DANCE IN RESPONSE TO SOCIAL THEMES
Sat, 29 April 2023 | 4 pm – 7 pm 
ALL DANCE FORMS WELCOME


DEADLINE
Saturday, 20 March 2023
All selected participants will be informed no later than 25 March. 

THEMES

'DANCE AND DANCERS IN RELATION TO THE CURRENT CLIMATE AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

'DANCE AND DANCERS IN RELATION TO THE DIGITAL WORLD AND THEIR RESPONSES TO IT. 

OPEN STRAND – FOLK DANCE FORMS (these do not need to respond to the themes). 



We invite choreographers/dancers/dance companies to submit their interpretations and responses to the above themes. The interpretation can take any form including but not limited to agreeing, disagreeing, efforts to change it, the political aspects, individual experiences, adapting to it, passive observations, and interweave the complexity of identity, lived experiences, societal and political climate, etc. Pieces can be previously performed or choreographed for this occasion. The pieces can also be extracts of longer works.
A total of fifteen performances will be selected for the event. We are looking for all forms including Indian classical, semi - classical, contemporary.

RULES: 


* Minimum number of participants in a group is 3 and max is 8 (no solos or duets). 


* Music – only recorded music allowed. 

* Duration – Each performance will be a maximum of 8 minutes (excluding any set up). The use of video/digital media or projection are welcome.  

* Age – It is open to all choreographers, dancers, and dance institutions. The age of individual dancers in a performance is left to the choreographer’s discretion, and we will need to know the details of any performers below the age of 16 in advance. Also, any performances needing any other special requirements will need to be informed during the time of submitting the proposal if possible. 

* At least two slots for new choreographies will be allocated depending on the strength of the supporting materials. 
All groups will be offered one tech rehearsal on stage, full support on the day of the performance, and marketing. 

PROPOSALS SHOULD INCLUDE: 

* A detailed description of the proposed performance and which theme it responds to. 

* Genre/dance form 

* Number of performers (We understand this can change, but please give an approximate number)


* Details of the choreographer (and performers where possible) 

* Any use of videos/digital projection 

* Duration of the performance

* Previous videos (of the proposed performance where possible/suitable) or videos of other works in case of proposing a new choreography 

* Any other material to support your application. 

DEADLINE
MONDAY, 20 March 2023
All selected participants will be informed no later than 25 March. 
Please send your proposals and any further questions to marketing@bhavan.net with the subject line clearly stating – APPLICATION FOR WORLD DANCE DAY 2023