Call for Artists

ABOUT

Theorist Fest is interested in presenting all dance forms and genres, in addition, to live music, physical theater, movement films, site-specific performances multi-media and visual art installations. We accept proposals for new works.

 

Submissions may also expand beyond the stage and include audience engagement, or educational components. Theorist Fest looks for experimental, courageous, crafted art that speaks to our role as artist citizens and connects us more deeply to ourselves, each other, and our environment. 

VISION

Finding Fisterra, the edge of the known world.

Our 2019 Season is in collaboration with Fisterra. Our mission is to promote personal and social well-being on a local, national and global scale through the arts, aided by science and technology. We look forward to experiencing what Fisterra means to you!

 

DEADLINE

July 15, 2019 11:59 CST

Artists will be notified within the month of acceptance.

 

 

APPLICATION FEE

1 submission | $30

2 submissions | $50

3 submissions | $60

*Artists living in Mexico or Latin America, use the code "dolcepan" and receive 50% off the application fee!

 

 

PERFORMANCE LENGTHS

Solos | 4-6 mins

Duets | 4-8 mins 

Group | 10-13 mins 

Music | 40 min sets

Film | 4-15 mins

Site-Specific | 10-30 mins

Visual Art | 1-2 day installation

DATES

October 24-27, 2019

 

 

VENUE

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

600 River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

HONORARIUM & ACCOMODATION

Selected performers will receive a performance contract detailing honorarium and accommodation upon acceptance. While The Theorists prioritize housing out of town artists, an additional list of travel and accommodation suggestions will be provided.

THE STAGE

The wooden stage is covered with dark grey Harlequin Cascade Marley. Dressing Rooms are provided. Theorist Fest crew members coordinate all technical needs and run sound during the performance. 

SITE SPECIFIC

The Zocalo main square is available for site-specific proposals in the entry way, courtyard, upstairs, and downstairs.

 

LIGHTING & PUBLICITY

The Theorists provide professional lighting design and publicity. 

PROPS

Performers are responsible for all props and costumes. No shoes, confetti or glitter, and please be environmentally conscious. 

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

Professional photography and videography are available for performers to purchase at an affordable, discounted rate. 

 

MASTER CLASSES

Selected choreographers will receive invitations to teach master classes as a part of the festival (these classes will be compensated) as well as attend TBX workshops pro-rated with international artists.

 

 

 

 

Photo © Jason Akira Somma

Let's Connect

The Theorists

Festivals • Residencies • Performances

info@thetheorists.org | Austin, TX | 817-692-2263 | © The Theorists 2019