Call For Work for the 6th Annual J.U.i.C.E. Hip-Hop Dance Festival

Hip-Hop Dance Festival
Deadline for submission: Wednesday April 30th, 2014

The J.U.i.C.E. Hip Hop Dance Festival is an annual showcase of cutting-edge street dance choreography and Hip-Hop culture produced by J.U.i.C.E. at the outdoor, 1,241-seat Ford Amphitheatre. It will take place on Friday, Aug. 22th, 2014.

JHHDF unites the rhythmic virtuosity and extreme physicality of street dance to “expand [Hip-Hop’s] creative horizons” (Lewis Segal, L.A. Times). Artistic Director Emiko Sugiyama brings LA’s freshest street dance choreographers to the stage to celebrate and to reinvent Hip-Hop culture.

JHHDF is looking for street dance-based choreography that captures the essence of the hip hop and pushes the boundaries of creativity. We highly encourage the submission of multi-media performances that overlap street dance with live music, visual art, poetry, and theatre. Proposals should address how the artist plans to creatively take advantage of the particular features of the unique, bi-level, outdoor Ford Amphitheatre stage. Pieces should be a completed work between 8 – 10 minutes long.

For a map of the Ford Amphitheatre stage go Click on the “Rent and Tech” menu, select “Tech info”, then click on Ford 2013 Amphitheatre PLOT and scroll down to view the stage map. Or check out J.U.i.C.E Hip Hop Dance Festival past performances on Youtube

All performers must be available for dress and tech rehearsals during the week prior to the show (Aug. 20tth- 21th Between 6PM ~ 12AM). Music for each piece, as well as backdrop and projected artwork must be submitted to J.U.I.C.E one month before the show. Performers must have the rights to the music and images they provide. Performers must also provide bios and photos for JHHDF marketing materials.

Each selected performing group will receive a small stipend to be determined based on the number of performers, particular needs of the piece, and festival budget. Performing groups will be listed in the press release, radio announcements, and J.U.i.C.E. website. If you are out-of-town performers, you are responsible for your transportation and accommodations.

To download the submission form click here.

JHHDF_Call4Work 2014

Applications must include a completed submission form, a resumé, a photo of the performers, and a YouTube link of the finished dance piece, or performance. Send applications by email only to “emikojhhdf at gmail dot com”.

Applications materials must be RECEIVED by Wednesday April 30th, 2014. Applicants will be notified of decisions by the end of May 2014 by email.

Contact Emiko Sugiyama at “emikojhhdf at gmail dot com”.

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