Dance

Showcase your dance culture and traditional costumes

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Share an elegant fan dance or an exciting dragon dance of the Chinese culture. Show off the complex rhythms and footwork in traditional Irish step dance, Spanish Flamenco or American tap.  FusionFest welcomes the many folkloric dances of North America, Africa, the Caribbean, Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Europe in authentic costumes to be performed to traditional music all in one place. Or explore new movements and create a new work in the Fusion Contest that blends elements from different parts of the world.

Dance of Your Heritage

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Intent to Participate Deadline: September 1, 2020.
  • Acceptance Notification: October 1, 2020.
  • FusionFest: November 28 & 29, 2020.

 

THE PERFORMANCE

FusionFest is designed to allow the audience to “sample their way around the world”. Performances are short samples usually of 10 to 12 minutes. We found this format encourages the audience to stick around longer to see what is next.

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • A stipend of $50
  • Listing on the website with short bio and photo
  • Post with tag on Facebook and Instagram

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Intent to Participate Deadline: September 1, 2020.
  • Acceptance Notification: October 1, 2020.
  • Preliminary: Friday, November 13 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, November 14 at 3 p.m.
  • FusionFest: November 28 & 29, 2020.

 

THE CONTEST

Create never-before-seen combinations of dance from different geographic regions in the FusionFest Contest. Finalists will have the opportunity to perform their competition fusion dance as well as their heritage dance for festival audience. Performances must be 5 minutes or less, including entrances, exits and any bows or narration.

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • An opportunity to win $1,000 cash prize
  • Listing on the website with short bio and photo
  • Post with tag on Facebook and Instagram