Call for Submissions

Seeking NYC-based Emerging Choreographers

Mare Nostrum Elements

39-48 64th Street 2nd Floor
Queens, NY 11377


Jan 15, 2021


Jan 06, 2021


Mare Nostrum Elements (MNE) is seeking choreographers for the eight edition of the EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHER SERIES (ECS#8) presented in partnership with LaGuardia Performing Arts Center-CUNY in Long Island City.

ECS is a comprehensive program providing up-and-coming dance makers with tools, means and support to create, develop and premiere a new finished work. This is a ten-week crash course in self producing a 10-minute max choreographic work ready for future festival & venue showings. ECS encompasses a space grant, career development consultations, professional mentorship and numerous connections within the dance community, culminating in a two-evening fully produced performance at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (CUNY) in Long Island City.

Due to COVID-19 this year’s performance may be virtual. Exact details TBD.

The program is free of charge–no application fees, no production fees, and no rental costs will be charged to the applicant/choreographer. The total value of the program is estimated to $7,000/choreographer. The ECS also provides a modest budget to remunerate choreographers, dancers and cover production expenses such as costumes, props and travel reimbursements.

Dance makers of all dance styles and fusions, including but not limited to Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, tap/flamenco/percussive, ethnic, commercial and dance theater are encouraged to apply.


Due to COVID-19, we highly encourage solos, duet, and trio applications. Only pieces with a maximum of five people will be considered (4 dancers + 1 choreographer.)

ECS pieces must be a new work proposal. Works that have been in process, already been performed live or virtual, or are scheduled to be performed before May 22nd, 2021 will not be considered.

ECS supports stage work, dance film or media projects will not be considered.

New work proposals should be 10 minutes or less in length.

Participants unable to fully commit to the program dates will not be considered.

Selected participants will need access to the internet, Google Drive, and their own laptop or device to access Zoom meetings.

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