January 22-31, 2015
The Irondale Center
Ft. Greene, Brooklyn

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Tickets to FLICfest 2013 Now Available

Tickets to FLICfest 2013 are now available. Please visit our Tickets page for more information.


FLICfest 2013 Choreographers Announced

New York, NY, October 25, 2012 – The Irondale Center is pleased to announce the lineup for FLICfest 2013. Curated by Jeramy Zimmerman/CatScratch Theatre, FLICfest presents independent dance artists working in a broad range of contemporary performance styles. Presented over two weekends, January 24 to February 2, FLICfest 2013 will feature 12 full-length works by 14 choreographers as well as a late-night cabaret and other public programs. All performances and events will take place at the Irondale Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

FLICfest offers artists and audiences an opportunity to engage with feature-length dance in a lively festival setting. In addition to the performances, FLICfest 2013 will offer movement workshops and a series of discussions that focus on creating feature-length work and self-producing. This season, FLICfest also introduces its Featured Brooklyn Dance-Maker program. Choreographer Alexandra Beller has been selected to be the first “featured” artist for her expertise in self-producing work. Beller will play an active role in the discussion series, which is open to the dance and performance community.

FLICfest 2013 will present two full-length works in Irondale’s main space on each of the six evenings. The late-night cabaret will be held in the venue’s balcony lounge each evening following the main stage performances.

Flicfest 2013 lineup:

Week 1

Thursday, January 24:  Jillian Sweeney, Summation Dance Company

Friday, January 25: Chris Masters, Yin Yue

Saturday, January 26: Amy Cova, Jordana Che Toback

Week 2

Thursday, January 31: Sarah Konnor & Austen Selden, Maurice Fraga

Friday, February 1:  Dana Salisbury & Mari Meade Montoya, Sari Nordman

Saturday, February 2: Alexandra Beller, Stanley Love 

Program details and the lineup for the late-night cabaret will be announced in December.


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