LDF 2021 Summer & Fall Call to Artists

The London Dance Festival invites all dance artists to tell us what works for you this year. This form is part-application, part-survey. Do you have a dance piece to share or a workshop to offer? When and how would it work? Please tell us as much as you can, and get in touch at info@londondancefestival.ca if you have questions.

Daley Dance Co by Jason Sunio

Honestly? We don’t know exactly what the summer will bring in terms of the rules about public gatherings and performances.

. . . Should we have a virtual mini-festival in early July?
. . . Should we postpone until late summer or fall in case we can gather outdoors?
. . . Should we try to do a little of both?

Here is what we do know for sure:

  • Dance artists of all career stages and styles are welcome to apply.
  • BIPOC Artists are encouraged to apply, and to tell us how to serve you better.
  • For outdoor performances, movement and music content must be appropriate for a family audience. For indoor performances, if your piece is not family-friendly, please explain why.
  • Preference will be given to artists hailing from or currently living in London, Ontario.
  • Artists selected to present work will be awarded an honorarium.
  • Performances, workshops, and video shoots MUST maintain appropriate COVID-19 safety protocols.
  • If you are proposing a dance film, it must meet our Minimum Video Requirements (see below)
  • If you would like to present work in the early summer, your submission must be received no later than June 11, 2021, and your finished video must be submitted by June 25 (but sooner is preferred!)
  • We will be in touch with early summer applicants as soon as possible, and you’ll hear back from us by June 20 at the latest
  • Applicants for late summer/fall will be contacted in July or early August

Apply Here: https://forms.gle/5pS5aiSQrKLiVKen6

Questions? Email us at info@londondancefestival.ca

Minimum Video Requirements:
*Videos must be filmed in a minimum resolution of 1080p, in landscape format (horizontally)
*Movement and music content appropriate for a family audience
*Video locations must be chosen thoughtfully, and should add to the performance instead of distract from it
*Lighting and its relation to the visibility and the mood of the dance should be considered
*Video angles must be considered ahead of filming. Which angles will help the viewer to feel more present and connected to the dance?
*Videos should include credits (choreographer, dancers, videography, editing, music, etc)
*Videos should be submitted in .mp4 format

Questions? Email us at info@londondancefestival.ca

Apply Here: https://forms.gle/5pS5aiSQrKLiVKen6