Turn 2013 - call for proposals

19 + 20 April 2013 Contact, Manchester

A hÅb, Contact, Dance Initiative Greater Manchester, Live at LICA co-production and a greenroom legacy project.

North West dancers and dance-makers (aged 18+) are invited to submit proposals of short pieces of work, works in progress or extracts of longer works for inclusion in this event. 

Closing Deadline 5pm Friday 18 January 2013.
An open submission dance platform for North West dancers and dance-makers:
·       Short finished pieces
·       Excerpts
·       Works in progress
·       Sited works in and around the building also welcomed.
Proposals should be for pieces with some live presence, 20 minutes maximum for show-type work, technically simple, adaptable to quick turnarounds and suitable for showing alongside other pieces.
Sited and intervention-based works in and around Contact are also strongly encouraged. 
We are also accepting proposals for video based work to be screened around the building.
·       a public platform
·       an opportunity for artists to meet, show and peer review work
·       an artist networking event.
·       a selection platform for the Turn Prize, a small, supported commission, supported by hÅb, Dance Initiative Greater Manchester, Contact, Live at LICA
We are looking for dance in any form which uses the artists' creativity, has strong concept, original choreography and professional aspiration.  For example, alongside Contemporary, we'd be interested in hearing about street dancers who are looking to choreograph a piece rather than to present a demonstration of  skill; or classical work (from Ballet to Kathak, African and Chinese dance to Bharata Natyam) that is being re-imagined or re-explored, rather than a straight re-presentation of classic choreography.
Priorities are for high quality and exciting dance based work by North West artists, which has not been seen in Manchester before.
To apply:
This year we are piloting a new online proposal form.  We would appreciate it if everyone could use it, but if you have significant difficulties, contact turn@habarts.org for a .doc version.

1. Download the tech specs and Contact's policies and procedures.
2. Complete and submit the proposal* & monitoring forms.

Direct links: http://habarts.wufoo.eu/forms/turn-2013-proposal-form/  http://habarts.wufoo.eu/forms/hab-monitoring-form/

3. Include a short (compulsory) video submission - upload to your own YouTube/Vimeo or similar page and include the link in the proposal form.

Alternatively send via https://www.wetransfer.com (or similar) to turn@habarts.org or send dvd to hÅb, c/o Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA.

Video should be short (10 mins) and does not have to be high quality.  It can be from camcorder, digital camera or mobile phone.  Rehearsal footage, a video sketch of ideas or a video proposal with clips of previous work are all good ways of showing us your style and what you are proposing. 

Closing Deadline 5pm Friday 18 January 2013.


The proposal form must be completed at one sitting (you can't save and return to it later) so please copy and paste the longer elements from another document.

Turn cannot offer fees or expenses.

There will be a technical meeting for all selected artists on Saturday 6 April 2013.

Enquiries: turn@habarts.org