New Century Dance Project
Presented by Francisco Gella and Repertory Dance Theatre
August 10-15, 2020
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 West 300 South // Salt Lake City, UT 84101
By breaking down the barriers between diverse styles and genres of dance, as well as generational differences, this festival that highlights the talents of young artists but celebrates the artistry of dancers in all stages of their careers, is bringing together some of the very best dancers to learn and perform together. This highly participatory, educational and nurturing event brings together the best parts of every kind of dance experience that student performing artists are accustomed to; master classes, performances, workshops, career exploration, mentoring from professionals and opportunities to make new friends.
All activities are geared toward the art of performance and the craft of choreography. Student participants will spend their five days learning new choreography to perform at the closing gala concert. Participants will be given the time and tools to explore creating their own work. The diverse master classes and workshops offered during the festival will be a safe space to encourage risk-taking and self-exploration - essential elements to performing and choreographing.
Francisco Gella, founding artistic director of the New Century Dance Project (NCDP), invites the submission of choreographic work to be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Festival Works Concert on Friday, August 14 and the Student Choreographers Showcase on Thursday, August 13. Choreography selected for Festival Works Concert will be presented in Downtown Salt Lake City’s 550-seat Jeanne Wagner Theatre, home to resident companies Repertory Dance Theatre and the Ririe Woodbury Dance Company. The work of student choreographers will be showcased in the Leona Wagner Black Box.
Choreography in any dance genre or style may be submitted. The festival’s creative team encourages innovative and contemporary approaches to choreography, including fused forms (e.g. contemporary ballet, contemporary jazz, African-modern, contemporary hip-hop, etc.), dance theater, and experimental work; international dance styles and traditions, and work influenced by such are also encouraged. Diversity of work, performers and choreographers is highly valued.
There are three categories available for submission. Click on any button below to learn more.