January 23 through
February 1, 2014
The Irondale Center
Ft. Greene, Brooklyn

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FLICfest Launch Party October 21

Join us as we announce the 2013 FLICfest choreographers and kick off our third year! Enjoy the DJ stylings of Manchild Black, see performances, and toast FLICfest choreographers with a special cocktail by Josh Hoffman. Tickets are $20 at the door (includes 2 drinks).

When: Sunday, October 21 6-10 pm

Where: Irondale Center, 85 S. Oxford St, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn (C to Lafayette, G to Fulton, or B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic)

Buy tickets here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/918530 or pay at the door.


FLICfest 2013 Submission Guidelines

Hello! We’re happy that you want to be part of FLICfest 2013.

FLICfest strives to present a well-rounded program of feature-length modern dance. Our definition of dance is broad, so if you consider your work dance, we welcome your submission. Twelve (12) choreographers will be chosen by a selection committee to present a 50-minute work one time during FLICfest (January 24-February 2, 2013). Submitted work may be completed work that has already been performed or brand-new work.

The submission deadline is August 6, 2012. Please submit all materials by email to jeramy@flicfest.org.

Here are our guidelines. Please answer the following questions:

  1. WORK SAMPLE Please submit online by sending us a link to your work on Vimeo (or an equivalent service) or uploading your work to a Dropbox folder and sharing it with us. If you are submitting a completed work, please use a recording of a performance of that work. If the work is new, please send us work that represents the work you propose. Submit a 15-minute section and let us know if it is a complete work or an excerpt of a larger work. Do not submit an edited or “highlights” recording.
  2. DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED WORK: Please submit a one-page description of the work you propose to perform in FLICfest.  Include the title of the work. Where are you in the process of the work? Will the work premiere at FLICfest? If not, where and when did it premiere? Were there subsequent performances of the work?
  3. BIO: Please submit a one-page narrative bio of your choreographic work and philosophy. Please include links to any relevant press.
  4. YOUR PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: What performances do you have scheduled July 2012 – March 2013?
  5. PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS: The dates for FLICfest 2013 are January 24-26 and January 31-February 2. Tech rehearsals will be Monday-Wednesday evenings and performances will be Thursday-Sunday evenings. Each piece will have one tech slot and one performance slot. Additional rehearsal will be available in the space during the day. Please list any conflicts that you have during the two weeks of FLICfest.
  6. AUDIENCE: How have you promoted your work in the past? How large is your email list? How often do you email your list? Are you comfortable emailing your list? What social media do you use to promote your work? Do you feel that you’ve been successful in promoting your work? Have you been successful in raising money for your work?

MONEY AND FUNDRAISING: FLICfest is committed to paying choreographers to present work. In 2013, we have set compensation at $750 and will raise compensation to $1000 if our fundraising goals are met. We will only meet our fundraising goals with your help. To that end, we are asking each choreographer/company to commit to being responsible for raising $250 during FLICfest’s direct appeal and Kickstarter campaign.

AWARENESS: FLICfest is committed to building new audiences for feature-length dance. This year, we are asking each choreographer to commit to bringing 10 people to the FLICfest launch party, date TBA (fall of 2012). Selected choreographers will also be expected to send emails and/or reach out on social media for the launch party, fundraising efforts and performances.

PRESS AGREEMENT: By submitting work to FLICfest 2013, you agree that your work is open to review by dance press and that you will make yourself reasonable available to press requests leading up to FLICfest.


Calling all choreographers for FLICfest 2013!

FLICfest 2013 is underway! The submission deadline is August 6. In order to submit your work, you must attend an Info Session (or send a representative from your company), on July 16 at 6:30 pm, at the Irondale Center. Attendance is mandatory. If you cannot attend and cannot send someone to represent you, contact jeramy@flicfest.org.

FLICfest (Feature-Length Independent Choreography) is in its third year of presenting exciting dance theatre in Brooklyn, at the beautiful Irondale Center in Ft. Greene's BAM Cultural District. If you are a choreographer making feature-length work (50-60 minutes), FLICfest is for you. More than just a performance opportunity, FLICfest is an opportunity to be a part of building a thriving community. Come to an Info Session to find out how you can be a part of our 2013 festival. 

The Irondale Center is located at 85 S. Oxford St., in Ft. Greene. Trains: C to Lafayette, G to Fulton, or B/D/N/R/Q/2/3/4/5 to Atlantic/Pacific.

RSVP to info@flicfest.org
We can't wait to see you!   


Panel postponed; Performances on!

Saturday 1/21/2012: This morning's panel, "Choreographer as Producer" is postponed due to the snow! We'll let you know when we're able to reschedule it. This evening's performances are still on as planned though! See you at Irondale (85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn) at 7:30pm.


FLICfest 2012 Full Schedule

Below is the complete schedule of FLICfest 2012 events. You can purchase tickets online ($25/evening) or at the door ($30/evening).

Thursday 1/19/12
7:30pm Erica Essner
9:00pm Keith Thompson

Friday 1/20/12
7:30pm Brittany Bailey
9:00pm Adrian Jevicki and Run Shayo
10:00pm Cabaret: Host Sarah Maxfield; performances by Jillian Sweeny & Carl Riehl, Aaron Mattocks, Jodi Bener & Erin Cairns, and Emily Wexler

Saturday 1/21/12
11:00am Panel Discussion: "Choreographer as Producer" moderated by Alexandra Beller with Alberto Denis, Abigail Levine, and Jordana Toback
7:30pm Carlos A C Velazquez
9:00pm Merrymakers
10:00pm Cabaret: Host Jessica Lurie with Katie Down

Thursday 1/26/12
7:30pm Mana Kawarmura
9:00pm Elke Luyten & Kira Alker
10:00pm Cabaret: Host Jonathan Mann

Friday 1/27/12
7:30pm Robin Neveau-Brown
9:00pm Niles Ford (admission to the 9pm show will be by suggested donation)
10:00pm Dance party to celebrate the life of Niles Ford

Saturday 1/28/12
11:00am Panel Discussion: "Making feature-length dance" moderated by Reggie Wilson with Tanya Calamoneri and Dan Safer
7:30pm Company SoGoNo
9:00pm Jordan Fuchs
10:00pm Cabaret: Host Luke Miller


In Memoriam: Niles Ford

We are shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden loss of our friend and colleague, Niles Ford. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family and loved ones at this difficult time.

Plans are underway for a tribute to Niles and his work to take place on Friday, January 27th; the evening of his scheduled performance at FLICfest 2012. Details will follow in the coming days.


On Friday January 27th at 9:00 pm, Niles Ford's work will be performed at FLICfest. Afterward, there will be a video tribute and time to meet and greet and dance with a DJ.

On Saturday, January 28th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm, there will be a memorial gathering, also at Irondale Center (85 S. Oxford St, Brooklyn). Please bring kids, food and drinks. There will be some musical tributes, video and time to speak. THANK you all. Let's celebrate Niles life.


Tickets for FLICfest 2012 now on sale!

Tickets for FLICfest 2012 are now on sale! Click here to purchase your tickets today.

Advance tickets for each day of FLICfest are available for $25 each. (Tickets will be $30 at the door.) Tickets are valid for the full day of FLICfest, including both the 7:30pm and 9:00pm shows and the late-night cabaret.

We also offer a festival pass for $99, with complete access to all 12 performances of FLICfest.

The schedule of FLICfest 2012 performances is as follows:

Thursday, 1/19/12
7:30 Erica Essner
9:00 Keith Thompson

Friday, 1/20/12
7:30 Brittany Bailey
9:00 Adrian Jevicki and Run Shayo

Saturday, 1/21/12
7:30 Carlos A C Velazquez
9:00 Merrymakers

Thursday, 1/26/12
7:30 Mana Kawarmura
9:00 Elke Luyten & Kira Alker

Friday, 1/27/12
7:30 Robin Neveau-Brown
9:00 Niles Ford

Saturday, 1/28/12
7:30 Company SoGoNo
9:00 Jordan Fuchs

Details on each company can be found on our Choreographers page.

Be sure to buy your tickets now! We look forward to seeing you at FLICfest 2012.