DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Thursday, November 17th, 2022 at 11:59 MST. Extended until December 1, 2022 at 11:59 MST
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FOUR SELECTED CHOREOGRAPHERS: Friday, December 16, 2022
Each submission will be reviewed by Repertory Dance Theatre with four submissions being selected to compete in the Regalia event on February 4, 2023. Questions regarding submissions can be directed to Nicholas Cendese at email@example.com.
The four selected competitors will be expected to attend the Regalia event on Saturday, February 4th, 2023 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center from approx. 2:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Each choreographer will work with 6-8 dancers during 4 hours of rehearsal time to create a 5-7-minute minute piece. The audience will vote for their favorite and the winner of the competition will be awarded a new commission with Repertory Dance Theatre during its 2023-2024 season.
NEW for 2023 – guest choreographers and guest dancers will be invited to stay and enjoy the Regalia party after the show; however, RDT will NOT be announcing the winner of the competition on February 4th, 2023. Digital performances will be edited and released online allowing each choreographer the opportunity to promote and gather more support for their work with the winner of the competition being announced a week after the live event on February 11, 2023.
Travel, per diem, housing, and transportation costs will NOT be covered by RDT.
"Few dance companies in the U.S. would take the audacious path of holding a choreographer’s competition in which the audience determines the winner with the prize of a commission for a composition to premiere in the company’s next season. However, the format of Regalia, the largest fundraising event each year for Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT), has proven to be a winner, capped by consistently excellent premieres of new work in the following seasons."
"I come almost every year. I sort of miss the hilarity from when it was kind of a fake contest, but I do like that it's a real prize for the winner, and I like coming back to see the final work."