LOS ANGELES, CA: Apply for The San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts
Louise Reichlin, Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers
The San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts is a free family event, in the past featuring Dance, Music & Visual Arts/Crafts Booths. This year, our 15th, we approach it in a new way due to the dimensions of the recent Pandemic. The festival was again awarded a Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles Festival Grant + a grant to reintroduce the festival to the community. Sept 12 will be the re-introduction indoors at Alvas Showroom and Sept 19 will be outside on a large 32 x 28 stage in Anderson Park. We will be recording both performances to share on the internet and all performances will be live and free to the public, but with restricted audiences. Because of the additional grant, we will also be able to pay professional companies for the Alvas performance, something we have not been able to do in the past. There is also pay for the outside festival as usual for all professional companies.
We are interested in all dance forms performed by professional companies (usually about 20 selected, but may be less this year) including traditional ballet and modern as well as ethnic dance forms, tap, fusion, jazz, and hip-hop. Each day also includes 2-3 pre-professional companies or schools. All performances will be live. As LA County rules go now, any not fully vaccinated in your group will have to wear masks, and fully vaccinated will not whether inside or out. Any not fully vaccinated will be asked for tests 2 weeks or less before performances. At Alvas, there is some lighting and projection available, but outside it is daytime and no projections possible.
Last year we only used videos the companies provided, and we may have one short encore period in late summer.
Honorarium for all professional companies selected.
Early Deadline July 5, 2021
Final Deadline July 15, 2021
Professional companies length: 10 to 20 minutes
Pre-professional/ community: Under 10 minutes
We always receive many more applications than there is room for, so if you were not selected in the past, please try again, perhaps with a different piece.
We will have different works each day.
There is always great diversity in the programming. To apply:
1. Email louisehr@LAChoreographersAndDancers.org what you would like to perform with theme and music with a video link or video outline (if not yet performed), including a digital press packet, and contact info. Please include if you already have that work on video with dancer and music rights cleared, but this year is live.
2. Include an application fee of $30 (before July 5) Early Deadline
2a. Include an application fee of $35 (between July 6- July 15) Final Deadline
3. To pay, go to our website and type in the amount in Pay Pal. Attach your company name and "Festival". Or mail a check to LA C&D, 351 S. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles CA 90020.
The festival is produced by Louise Reichlin, Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers.
For information, kindly email louisehr@LAChoreographersAndDancers.org