The 2020 NCDP Festival


Entries for the 2020 festival are now closed. If you’d like to be notified when the 2021 Call for Choreography opens up (November 2020), enter your information below.

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.

Click on the appropriate button below for category requirements, details and instructions, and to submit your work online. Please be sure to follow all instructions carefully. Eligibility and submission requirements must be strictly adhered to or applicants risk disqualification.

Student Choreographers

Seeking high school and undergraduate students who wish to explore choreography and experiment in producing work in a supportive, learning environment and have their work seen in a professional theatre alongside work from professional choreographers.

Emerging or Professional

Seeking choreographers who are just beginning or who are further along in their dance-making career for a unique opportunity to have their work seen in front of professional directors, leaders and influencers with potential for awarded commissions.

Companies, Studios, or Schools

Seeking professional and youth companies, studios or schools that would like to support their own choreographers with their own students or company members performing their work; and have their work and their company be seen by other professionals in the field.

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