Detroit Dance City Festival 2023

Detroit Dance City Festival (DDCF) is an annual community building event that celebrates dance in its various forms and disciplines. Now in its eleventh year, DDCF includes performances, master classes, and networking opportunities all held in the vibrant city of Detroit at the festival’s central venues, the Detroit Institute of Arts and Chroma Detroit. Our mission is to educate diverse audiences about the impact of dance, provide opportunities for artists to share their work, and create an artistic network linking Michigan, the greater US, and the world!

Applications are now open for the 2023 Detroit Dance City Festival! Open to professional, pre-professional and youth artists from all around the world this is an opportunity to share your work in front of an international audience!

Looking for a performance opportunity? We’ve got THREE for you!

Rivera Court Stage / Choreographers Showcase / Summer Stage

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ALL APPLICANTS:
The 2023 DDCF will be held September 8-10, 2023 at the Detroit Institute of Arts and Chroma Detroit.

Length of your submitted work:
Group pieces must be 10 minutes or less (including set-up and strike).
Solos must be 7 minutes or less (including set-up and strike).
Applicants are welcome to submit work in any style of dance. 

There are 2 steps required to complete the application process:
1) Fill out and submit the appropriate application form.
2) Submit your application fee payment at http://www.detroitdancecityfestival.com/artists
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CHOREOGRAPHERS SHOWCASE
Date: Tentatively September 8 and/or 9, 2023
Time: Tentatively 7:00 p.m.
Location: Detroit Film Theatre, at the Detroit Institute of Arts

The Choreographers Showcase is one of DDCF’s most highly anticipated indoor performance events, providing a platform for choreographers to present their work on the majestic Detroit Film Theatre stage. DDCF’s Choreographers Showcase is an opportunity to bring together artists and dancers from around the world to share their current projects with each other, and with DDCF audiences alike. Pieces will be thoughtfully selected to showcase an inclusive representation of local, national, and international talent.

DDCF FESTIVAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
All accepted Choreographers Showcase participants will automatically be considered for the DDCF Festival Exchange Program. This unique initiative gives presenters at the 2021 Choreographers Showcase the opportunity to be selected to perform their work again the following year at one of DDCF’s partnering international festivals, listed below. Festival Exchange Program recipients will be selected from among our Choreographer Showcase presenters by a panel of adjudicators who represent excellence and expertise in the field.

*National Opportunities:
One Choreographer will be selected for the opportunity to return as a guest performer
at the 2024 Detroit Dance City Festival.
*International Opportunity:
One Choreographer will be selected for the opportunity to perform at the 2024 New Dance Festival in Daejeon, South Korea.
One Choreographer will be selected for the opportunity to perform at the 2024 Tanzhafen festival in Linz, Austria.

APPLY AT: https://forms.gle/Ayxoo9xJwLRL5iE66
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RIVERA COURT STAGE
Dates: Tentatively September 8, 2023
Time: Late morning/early afternoon; exact times TBD
Location: Rivera Court located in the beautiful atrium of the Detroit Institute of Arts

As the main event of our lunchtime showcase, DDCF’s “Rivera Court Stage” is a series of performance showcases taking place in Rivera Court located in the beautiful atrium of the Detroit Institute of Arts. This unique showcase is designed to highlight local, national, and international talent, sharing diverse styles of dance with DDCF audiences in an inspiring museum setting.

APPLY AT: https://forms.gle/DXJdKXSnUfBPdT2F9
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SUMMER STAGE
Date: Tentatively September 9 & 10, 2023
Time: Late morning/early afternoon; exact times TBD
Location: Chroma Detroit, Outdoor

Similar to the River Court Stage however held on an outdoor stage, Summer Stage is a series of showcases designed to highlight local and national talent, sharing diverse styles of dance all the while DDCF audiences enjoy the beautiful summer weather at our new partnering venue, Chroma Detroit.

APPLY AT: https://forms.gle/pfKGhPDbsgQA7aQv8

Details

Deadline: 02.23.2023

Link: http://www.detroitdancecityfestival.com

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