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NEW Dances 2019 Dancer Audition Registration
Thank you for your interest in NEW Dances 2019!

Thodos Dance Chicago and DanceWorks Chicago are excited to build on last season's pilot collaboration and continue a shared tradition of developing choreographic talent while serving and supporting Chicago's dance community. Part of Chicago's dance history for over 30 years, NEW Dances offers Chicago-based choreographers the opportunity to develop work with a community of professional dancers and share their creations with an engaged audience. NEW Dances 2019 venue partners include Athenaeum Theatre, Ballet Chicago, and Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

Selected Chicago-area dancers will be invited to join the NEW Dances Company, joining with DanceWorks Chicago dancers, training, rehearsing, performing, and building community. Dancers will receive an honorarium of $550 to cover the creative and performance period.

Please complete this Dancer Audition Form in order to be considered. The application period will close at noon (Central time) on Friday, April 5. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. NEW Dances choreographer will assess applicants and invitations will be extended to a select group of dancers. Each applicant will hear back regarding the status of their audition by Saturday, April 20.

We look forward to seeing you dance!

BEFORE you begin, please note:

Residency Requirement:
Dancer must be living in Chicago or a suburb of Chicago as of April 7, 2019.

Email address *
Required Commitment includes:

Dancer must be available for each of the following events:

Sunday, April 7, 11am-3pm: Dancer Audition at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts
Monday-Friday, June 3-7 and Monday-Friday, June 10-14, 9:30am-4:30pm: Creative Period at Ballet Chicago
Saturday, June 8, 10am-2pm: Panelist Showing at Ballet Chicago
Monday-Sunday, June 17-23, times TBA, Production Week at the Athenaeum Theatre, Black Box Studio 2
Wednesday-Sunday, June 19-23, times TBA, Performances at the Athenaeum Theatre, Black Box Studio 2

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Thodos Dance Chicago and DanceWorks Chicago


Dancer Audition: Ruth Page Center for the Arts, located at 1016 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610

Rehearsals: Ballet Chicago, located at 17 N State St 19th floor, Chicago, IL 60602.

Tech Week and Performances: Studio 2 Theater at the Athenaeum Theatre, located at 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.

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