New Dances 2018 - Call for Choreographers and Dancers

For over 30 years, New Dances has fostered new dance creation as one of Chicago’s first and most extensive in-house choreography incubation programs. Founded by The Chicago Repertory Dance Ensemble in the 1980’s and continued since 2000 by Thodos Dance Chicago, New Dances offers opportunities for emerging choreographers to realize and share their creative vision with the community.

Today, Thodos Dance Chicago (TDC) and DanceWorks Chicago (DWC) announce a unique partnership to present New Dances 2018, continuing the annual tradition of developing choreographic talent and bringing New Dances home to its birthplace in the newly-renovated Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

CHOREOGRAPHERS: Application requirements include a resume, references, work sample, and artistic statement. Dancemakers should be residents of the Chicago area and be available for the dancer audition on May 6 as well as for the creative, production, and performance period from June 11 – July 1. Choreographers will be selected by Artistic Directors Melissa Thodos (TDC) and Julie Nakagawa (DWC). Electronic submissions are due by Monday, April 2 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit:

DANCERS: Dancers should be residents of the Chicago area. Selected artists from the community will be invited to join members of DWC to comprise a New Dances Company. Auditions will be held at the Ruth Page Center at 3:30p.m. on Sunday, May 6.Technically-proficient and artistically-inclined dancers should bring a resume and headshot and be available for the creative, production, and performance period June 11 - July 1. Audition information forthcoming.

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