Millennium Dance Complex Pittsburgh, in partnership with RAE Productions, is proud to provide local dancers and choreographers with opportunities to showcase their talent. Auditions for these performances are held throughout the year and are added as they are scheduled.
The Dance on Film Experience is an opportunity for dancers to put their skills to use during an exclusive video shoot at IAF Studios in Los Angeles and then bring their choreography to life during a live performance at Ascendance Pittsburgh.
An audition for the Experience will be held from 2:30-4:00PM on Saturday, June 17th. Dancers must be at least 13 years old (younger dancers must get approval to audition) and should be strong contemporary and jazz dancers. Dancers should wear all black and have hair pulled neatly out of the face; be prepared to be on camera during the audition.
Dancers who audition for the Experience should be available for the following performance and rehearsal dates:
June 19-20: Choreography rehearsals at Millennium Pittsburgh (tentatively scheduled for 9am-12pm each day)
June 27 – August 1: Rehearsal at Millennium PGH from 7:30-9:00 p.m. (no rehearsal on Tuesday, 7/4).
August 6-9: Video Shoot at IAF Studios; dancers will also attend the IAF Experience and other exclusive events during this trip.
September: Rehearsal schedule for Ascendance will be determined based on dancer availability.
October 1: Tech rehearsal in the evening for Ascendance at MDCP
October 7-8: Ascendance Pittsburgh at New Hazlett Theater
Please list on your audition registration any conflicts that may prevent you from being at rehearsals. If you cannot attend the video shoot in LA or the performance at Ascendance, please do not audition.
Experience expense estimate: $650.00 (includes choreography and rehearsal fees, participation in the video shoot at IAF Studios, registration for the IAF Experience in LA, and the performance fee for Ascendance; does not include travel expenses or a costume fee) – Dancers cast will have the option to set up a payment plan; please email email@example.com for more details
We are excited to announce choreography submissions for our annual showcase, Ascendance! Starting May 1st, we will be accepting submissions for the 2017 showcase, which will be held October 7-8 at the New Hazlett Theater. This show is designed to feature local choreographers and provide a collaborative performance opportunity that celebrates Pittsburgh dance.
We will be accepting submissions for solos, duets/trios, small groups and large groups. All submissions are due by July 15, 2017. To submit your piece, please include the following:
- A video showing at least 90 seconds of your choreography with your final cast of dancers. Dancers not included in the video will not be able to perform in the show. Pieces can be no longer than 3 minutes.
- Music for your piece in .mp3 format. Music MUST be clean, no exceptions!
- Choreographer’s full name, phone number and email address.
- List of names for all dancers in the piece.
- A brief description of the costumes for the piece. Please keep in mind that this is a family-friendly showcase and costuming must be appropriate.
- Choreographers must be at least 16 years old. Choreographers younger than 16 must get approval to submit.
- Choreographers may submit more than one piece.
All submissions must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Ascendance Submission – Choreographer Name”.