Emerging Black Choreographers Incubator

“In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.” — Toni Morrison

We are seeking emerging and mid career Black choreographers to participate in the Mojuba! Dance Collective Emerging Black Choreographers Incubator. This cohort will complete an incubation experience that will serve to cultivate the next generation of dance voices and advocate for the sharing of bold, new works.
 

The Emerging Black Choreographers Incubator will consist of three phases that will address the identified needs of emerging choreographers through a systematic approach focused on Preparation, Process, and Performance.  Cohort participants will receive training through a mix of media, dance labs, seminars, live performances, discussions, and hands-on workshop experiences held virtually.  The cohort experience will culminate in a choreographer’s showcase during the Mojuba! Black Dance Fest.

 

​Interested choreographers should be prepared to submit the following:​​​
 

  • Recent Headshot & Biography

  • Resume/CV

  • Video Submission of Choreographic Work
    (via YouTube or Vimeo links)

  • Clear & Concise Artistic Statement

  • Links to Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website)

  • Letter of Support from a professional choreographer, mentor,
    colleague, and/or a Professor



 

Watch this video to find out more!

Applicant Requirements

All access application
Google account required application

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Identify as an emerging or mid -career choreographer 

  • Be 18 years of age or older (16 if attending an arts focused high school)

  • Identify as Black or of the African Diaspora

  • Access to computer/laptop and internet for virtual learning

  • Ability to attend workshops each week of the incubator

  • Have a video of at least one choreographic work

  • Demonstrated interest in social justice, identity, the Black narrative, or the like

Participant Benefits

Accepted participants will receive:

  • A professional video of their work performed during The Mojuba! Black Dance Fest

  • Opportunities to learn from esteemed mentors and scholars in the field

  • Technical support for live performance (lighting, sound, video etc.) 

  • Up to 12 hours of free dance studio space for dance making

  • Dancers to complete final choreographic work (if needed)

  • Marketing and exposure on MDC website, social media platforms, and networks

  • Membership in the incubator alumni network and continued learning opportunities

  • Free entry to The Mojuba! Black Dance Fest

  • Tickets to dance events and performances

Highlights from the 2020 cohort

Meet The Team

Kieron Sargeant

Incubator Tentative Schedule:

Sessions are held virtually and will include workshops twice a month on weekends throughout the duration of the program

  Applications for the 2021 cohort open January 15th, 2021

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2021

Questions? Email Errin Weaver at info@mojubadance.com

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