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Project Description:

Pleiades Dance Concert in the Park is an elevated and exciting contemporary dance performance that is free and open to the public. The performance will be held at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park in Tucson, AZ. In an evening of dance under the stars, this concert features artists who represent the forefront of contemporary dance today, both regionally and as part of the national landscape. Hosted by Hawkinsdance, this performance will feature choreography by Artistic Director Shelly Hawkins, Commissioned Artist Charlotte Adams, company dancers, and a curated selection of works submitted by other artists. This event offers an engaging and inspiring experience for all, and brings the art form of contemporary dance front and center in the Tucson community.

Performance Date: March 14th, 2020

Deadline to Submit: January 25th, 2020

Selections Announced: February 1st, 2020

- There will be a social event on the evening of Friday March 13th, 2020 for all choreographers and performers. 

- Technical rehearsals will be in the afternoon the day of the performance. 

- Hawkinsdance will provide a $100 stipend for all choreographers who present work. 


- Artists must complete the submission form below. 

- Choreographers and dancers must be available for the entire day of March 14th, 2020 as we will be holding tech rehearsals during the day, before the evening show. 

- If traveling to Tucson, artists are responsible for all accommodations and transportation, however, we will do our best to help facilitate your needs and find accommodations. 

What we're looking for: 

Hawkinsdance is seeking new or existing contemporary dance works to be presented in the Pleiades Dance Concert in the Park on March 14, 2020. Through curating this performance, we are interested in demonstrating diversity of form and subject matter and seek to provide a platform for those artists who have a clear vision. we are looking for work that is wild, unexpected, powerful, and thoughtful. Works may be technically challenging, conceptually innovative, challenging to current constructs or norms, or embody stylistic qualities that reflect the evolution of the art form. We do not have a set number of works we will be accepting but please consider that works over 15 minutes in length may be difficult to program. 

Pleiades Dance Concert in the Park 

Call for Choreography

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