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Application Process

For full consideration, you will need to provide the following pieces of information for our Online Application .

  1. Title of the dance with the year of its premiere in parentheses.

  2. Performers - Please list the names of all the live performers.

  3. Music - Please list the names of any recorded music or sound. (Please secure the copyright permission.)

  4. Description -  Succinctly describe your work and how you think it constitutes Africanist dance. Please include when and where it was last performed.

  5. Biography  - Please provide a 50-word biography that highlights your eligibility for consideration. ( Please refer to "Who should apply..." description.)

  6. Contact email and phone number

  7. URL - Link to video footage of the work you wish to be considered (must be complete OR well in progress – 75% complete) no passwords

    • Works should be no more than 12 minutes

    • No more than 5-7 dancers

  8. Headshot Photo - You will also need to upload a color headshot photo ( jpeg) 

Selection, Results, Notification, and Remittance

  • Selections will be made by the concert director in consultation with the NAAADT concert producing team.

  • Priority will be given to those who adhere to the requested criteria.

  • Further consideration will be given to the work that showcases high level dancing, well-developed choreographic skill, a creative artistic/aesthetic point of view, and an impactful presence that sits well with the other work to express the fullness and possibility of Africanist dance.

  • Approximately 5 works chosen to participate, given production and curatorial needs.

  • Selected applicants will be notified via email by or before Friday, January 19th , 2024.

  • Selected applicants must remit a mandatory $150 Production Fee to secure their place in the concert (paid to NAAADT – remittance details will be shared).

  • Selected applicants will receive constructive criticism/requests regarding their work (without compromising the work itself) that aligns it to the aesthetic and curation process of the production.

  • Results will be shared, individually, to the applicant.

  • Works selected for the showcase will be announced to the public along with concert marketing and publicity.

  • Selected applicants must secure licenses the use of any and all copyrighted material (music, poetry, etc.) by Friday, March 1, 2024.

  • Selected applicants must submit a clear video of completed work (if previously unfinished) by Friday, April 12, 2024.

  • There is no payment/honorarium associated with this opportunity.



Concert Director

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