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Theorist Fest Application

Theorist Fest is interested in presenting all dance forms and genres, in addition to live music, physical theater, movement films, fashion displays, and visual art instillations. Submissions may also expand beyond the stage and include audience engagement, or educational components.

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Theorist Fest Application
Theorist Fest Application


Apr 27, 2018, 11:59 PM – Apr 28, 2018, 12:00 AM

Austin, Austin, TX, USA

About REST Fest

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.


April 27, 2018 11:59 CST

Artists will be notified Mid-May


Zilker Hillside Theater

2206 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA


1 submission | $30

2 submissions | $50

3 submissions | $60


Solos | 4-6 mins

Duets | 4-8 mins

Group | 10-13 mins

Music | 20 min sets

Movement Film | 4-6 mins

Visual Art | 1-2 day installation


Selected performers will receive a performance contract and small honorarium upon acceptance. A list of travel and accommodation suggestions will be provided.


As a part of the festival you will be provided with a performance at the historic Zilker Hillside Theater during its 60th anniversary Season.

The stage is 40′ wide by 36′ deep. The wooden dance floor is covered with dark grey Harlequin Cascade marley. There are two unisex air conditioned dressing rooms and bathrooms backstage. Theorist Fest crew members coordinate all technical needs and run sound during the performance.


The Theorists provide professional lighting and publicity. Due to the nature of an outdoor performance, lighting will focus on highlighting the movement quality and natural atmosphere rather than intricate cues. The trees of the iconic Barton Springs and Zilker Park provide a unique backdrop characteristic to Austin.


Performers are responsible for all props and costumes. Nothing may come in contact with the trees. No confetti or glitter, and please be environmentally conscious.


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


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 Oct 23-27, 2018.


Friday Oct 19 | 12pm-6pm | Tech Theorist Fest "Emerge"

Friday Oct 19 | 8pm-9:30pm | Performance Theorist Fest "Emerge"

Saturday Oct 20 | 12-6pm | Tech Theorist Fest Gala

Saturday Oct 20 | 8pm-9:30pm | Performance Theorist Fest Gala

Sunday Oct 21 | Theorist Fest "Emerge" rain date

Saturday Oct 27 | Theorist Fest Gala rain date

*schedule updates are TBD by discretion of Theorist Fest Team


Zilker Hillside Theater

2206 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78704


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