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Call for proposals: No Dress Code, Scratch Night

Lucy Starkey - Into Our Skies © Rebecca Richards
No Dress Code, Scratch Night
Friday 22 November 2019


No Dress Code is our informal scratch night which offers artists the opportunity to showcase works in progress* and receive feedback from an audience in a relaxed environment.

*By ‘works in progress’  we mean new work which has already undertaken research and development and is being structured into a performance.


The evening aims to bring together independent choreographers and dance companies from across Yorkshire to showcase their work in a supportive environment offering audience the opportunity to ask and answer questions about the work.

We are looking for:

• Short new pieces of work, which have had little or no previous audience exposure
• Excerpts from a longer work-in-progress performance
• Work in progress that has had at least two weeks development in a studio

Proposals should be for pieces that are:

• Between 5 – 15  minutes in duration
• Technically simple and adaptable to quick turnarounds
• Self-supporting in terms of props/set/equipment

Yorkshire Dance will provide each company with a fee of £50 for taking part in No Dress Code.

How to Apply:
Complete our online application form here.

The submission of video content of your work is strongly encouraged to give us a better sense of your practice and style.

If you require this application in a specific format, or would like to submit an application in an alternative way (e.g. a written application), please email Assistant Creative Producer Megan Hamber at meganhamber@yorkshiredance.com or call on 0113 259 5702

Disclaimer: Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications from current BA (or equivalent) students. This opportunity is open to graduates, post-graduate students and anyone who is no longer studying.

Application deadline:  Monday 7th October 2019.

Selection Process

Shortlisting of work will be on the basis of the strength of the artistic idea and the suitability for this particular event (including technical and logistical feasibility). We will let you know if your application has been successful by Friday 11th October, 2019.

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