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EOE Festival 2021 Extended Seeking Submissions from BIPOC Artists

EOE Festival 2021 Extended Seeking Submissions from BIPOC Artists


Smush Gallery


Smush Gallery/Virtual Event
340 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306


Friday, January 15, 2021 - 11:59pm daily through January 22, 2021



Smush Gallery

Somatic Movement, Dance, and Film Festival exploring other narratives involving trauma, PTSD, and healing


Essence of Embodiment 2021 Festival to be held March 2021
Online and in person* in Jersey City, NJ

We've extended the call to invite submissions from Artists of Black, Latinx, Asian American Descent, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific, Non-Binary, Queer Artists, and Artists with Disabilities 

Extended Lifeline: January 22nd, 2021 by 11:59 PM ET
Notification: January 31st 2021


We are excited to announce the call for entries for the Essence of Embodiment Festival to be presented in March 2021. Join us next spring in Jersey City and online, as we highlight emerging and established movement practitioners, directors, dance artists to Essence of Embodiment. Exploring other narratives involving trauma, PTSD, and approaches to healing. We're looking for class proposals and dance films that have a framework to explore joy, caring for your body, processing trauma, and healing.

To submit workshop proposals and dance films, apply here:


All questions should go to:

Iman Louis-Jeune


Essence of Embodiment is curated by Iman Louis-Jeune, one of the curatorial dance fellows at Smush Gallery '20-21 and a dance-filmmaker herself. She actively works to uplift and engage in work that is cathartic rather than escapist.

*Films will be screened online as part of an online programming for the Essence of Embodiment Festival, in addition to a dance intensive, published zines, and a gallery exhibition. Due to COVID-19 we may have a limited in-person screening of accepted films. Due to limited physical space, we may be able to accommodate small/less-involved film installations, but our primary focus is showcasing the film itself.


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