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Apply For Spanish Harlem Creative Movement Fest 2022 (DEADLINE: MAY 10)

Apply For Spanish Harlem Creative Movement Fest 2022 (DEADLINE: MAY 10)


Dance10 Project


El Barrio's Artspace
New York, NY


Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 12:00am daily through May 10, 2022



Dance10 Project

Spanish Harlem Creative Movement Fest 2022 is a dance festival that celebrates the influence of Latinos in America as a place of immigration and mixed cultures; while seeking to showcase dance artists who explore a range of narratives of Latino culture and/or current issues: immigration, forced displacement, identity, and transculturation. Featuring 6 dance artists with hybrid choreographic practices (combining dance movements with other forms/styles, including physical-theater, mime, video or incorporating performative methods on stage).

Dance10 Project intends to provide opportunities for positive exposure and career advancement in dance making to underrepresented, emerging artists, especially Latinos, dance artists of color and LGBTQ members. The Fest wants to expand the creative force around contemporary dance by increasing the audience's knowledge; bringing cultural enrichment to those communities through dance-theatrical performances and set a platform for dance in East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem or El Barrio; which is one of the largest predominantly Hispanic communities in NYC. The festival is a way of showing that dance as a social activity can entertain, educate, and connect communities, dance as diplomacy tool: bringing people together and combating racial stereotypes. ​


The Fest's Three Components:​

The Fest: Live dance performances on stage that tell stories about immigration and cultures. The work of immigrant dance artists can help immigrant audiences connect with their identities and restore pride in their communities.​

Choreographers Talk: Post show conversations will bring to audience members an open conversations with dance creators and their experiences.​

A Dancing Community: Getting a sense of identity and belonging to a locality or cultural group; the activities set for this part could help increase and widen the audience, thus strengthening engagement and impact. Here dance is a connector agent (cultural, social, and creative) to build strong strategic relationships with the health and well-being sector. The Fest and its presenters would serve as community connector with shared vision of comprehensive service agencies to offer support services and key information for immigrants of NYC​.


How To Participate:

Each choreographer/dance troupe may submit up to two applications for Spanish Harlem Creative Movement Fest (each application requires a separate application form, video, and application fee). The fee is non-refundable. We are looking for choreographers who flavor the creative water; and for those stories ripped from mixed cultures, clash of cultures and related issues (immigration, forced displacement, identity, and transculturation). The call is open to all choreographers and backgrounds; however the topics/themes must be those framed by the festival. * Please read the Guidelines for more details.​​

APPLICATION: (Download here)​

SUBMISSION GUIDELINE for Spanish Harlem Creative Movement Fest (Download here)​

The Venue is El Barrio's Artspace in Manhattan. El Barrio's Artspace's mission is to create, foster and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations.​


Timeline Submissions:

Open call: From April 04 to May 10/2022

Selected dance artists will be announced: June 03/2022

Orientation meeting: (between June/July))

Tech rehearsals: Sep 13 / Sep 14 (each dance work will have 2 hrs slot)​

Live performances: Sep. 15 to Sep 18 / 2022.

About the Organizers

The festival is headed by Artistic Director & Choreographer Elliott Ortiz.

Co-producers: Pilar Cordoba and John McGee are also associate curators.

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