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

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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.


Announcing the FLICfest 2012 Lineup

CatScratch Theatre and The Irondale Center are pleased to present the second annual FLICfest, January 19–28, 2012, at The Irondale Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The 2012 festival will feature full-length works by 12 choreographers as well as a variety of post-show cabaret performances and new public programs. 

Founded in 2010 by Jeramy Zimmerman, Artistic Director of CatScratch Theatre, FLICfest celebrated its inaugural season in January 2011. A platform for the presentation of feature-length work, FLICfest presents choreographers with diverse approaches to artmaking and theatrical aesthetics. The festival also focuses on community building, providing a forum for choreographers to share ideas, cross-promote, and develop new audiences. The 2012 season will offer two new public programs: a series of technique and composition classes, and panel discussions focusing on self-producing performance and creating feature-length work.

Choreographers/companies participating in the 2012 festival include: Brittany Bailey, Robin Neveu Brown, Tanya Calamoneri/Company SoGoNo, Carlos A. Cruz- Velázquez, Erica Essner, Niles Ford, Jordan Fuchs, Adrian Jevicki/Run Shayo, Mana Kawamura, Elke Luyten/Kira Alker, The Merrymakers, and Keith Thompson. More information about the artists can be found on the Choreographers page.

Each evening of the festival will feature works by two choreographers in Irondale’s main space, followed by an informal late-night cabaret in the venue’s balcony lounge. The full performance and program schedule will be available in December. The Irondale Center is located at 85 South Oxford Street, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.


FLICfest Needs an Intern (or Two!)

FLICfest (Feature-Length Independent Choreography festival), now in its second year, is looking for two interns. If you are looking for artist management or production experience, and you want to make a great thing in Brooklyn even better, we may have a spot for you:

  1. Artist Coordinator: Begin October 1. Act as liaison between Choreographers and Artistic Director, Lighting/Tech Director and Press Agent. This position will largely consist of gathering information from the choreographers and passing it on to the appropriate person, so that press, tech and program deadlines are met. Position may also include scheduling (non-tech) rehearsal times in the space and being present for press opportunities.
  2. Production Intern: Begin early January 2012. Be present at production meetings in January, immediately leading up to FLICfest. Be present at tech rehearsals and performances January 16-28 to assist Artistic Director, Lighting/Tech director and Choreographers as needed to keep tech rehearsals on schedule. Check in artists at tech rehearsals and performances. Act as overall troubleshooter, bringing problems to the attention of Lighting/Tech Director or Artistic Director.

To apply for either position (or both), contact Jeramy Zimmerman, Artistic Director (jeramy@flicfest.org).

FLICfest is the first Brooklyn festival dedicated solely to the art of the feature-length dance. Because feature-length dance is an important form for the exploration of adventurous art and cutting-edge ideas, FLICfest gives artists a platform to explore the depth of their visions and for audiences to embrace adventurous work. FLICfest strives to cement Brooklyn as a renowned destination for creativity and leadership in modern dance, while simultaneously strengthening the dance community through a platform for sharing ideas and information.


Reminder: Deadline for Submissions is Monday 8/22

A reminder to all choreographers interested in submitting work for consideration in FLICfest 2012: submissions are due by 11:59pm ET on Monday, August 22nd. 

Complete guidelines can be found here.

Submissions should be e-mailed to submissions@flicfest.org.

For any questions, comments or concerns, contact Jeramy Zimmerman, artistic director of FLICfest, by e-mail at jeramy@flicfest.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

-The FLICfest 2012 Team