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

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FLICfest Submission Guidelines

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 19-28, 2012). Submitted work may be completed work that has already been performed or brand-new work.

The submission deadline is August 22, 2011. Please submit all materials by email to submissions@flicfest.org.

Here are our guidelines. In your submission, please answer the following questions:

  1. WORK SAMPLE: If you can, submit it online by sending us a link to your work or uploading your work to a shared website. If you are submitting a completed work, please send us 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 full piece, and tell us where to begin watching a 10-minute segment.
  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 developing 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 between July 2011 and March 2012?
  5. PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS: The dates for FLICfest 2012 are January 16-28. 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 MAY 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 send email to 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?
  7. TEACHING: FLICfest 2012 will include a series of workshops and classes. Are you interested in teaching a class or workshop? What would you like to teach?

MONEY AND FUNDRAISING: FLICfest is committed to paying choreographers to present work. In 2012, 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 2011). 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 2012, you agree that your work is open to review by dance press and that you will make yourself reasonably available to press requests leading up to FLICfest.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Jeramy Zimmerman, artisitic director of FLICfest, at jeramy@flicfest.org


Choreographer Info Sessions

It's been five months since FLICfest 2011 came to a successful close, but in that time, we've been hard at work planning FLICfest 2012!

We're pleased to kick-off FLICfest 2012 with the announcement of choreographer info sessions for those interested in submitting work for consideration in FLICfest 2012. 

All choreographers interested in submitting their work for FLICfest 2012 are required to attend one of the three available sessions. Info sessions will cover submission requirements, selection criteria, festival policies and a walkthrough of the performance space, along with time for questions. Submissions from choreographers who have not attended an info session will not be considered.

Info sessions will be held on the following dates:

Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:30pm
Monday, July 18, 2011 at 6:30pm
Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 12:00pm

All sessions will be held at the Irondale Center, 85 S. Oxford St., Brooklyn (directions).

Please e-mail submissions@flicfest.org with any questions you may have. If you're interested in submitting work for FLICfest 2012, we hope to see you there!


Thank you!

The first ever FLICfest has concluded! It was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without you. Whether you danced, donated, volunteered, came to watch or just sent us encouraging email, we thank you! Through 12 mainstage performances and 22 Cabaret acts, we had a great time and hopethat you did too. We’re already planning FLICfest 2012, so be sure that you’re on our email list so we can keep you in the loop. We could not have asked for a better inaugural year and can’t wait to bring you many more!

Thank you again!

Jeramy Zimmerman
Founder and Artistic Director 


New York Times Review of Layard Thompson at FLICfest

Claudia La Rocco of the New York Times has published a review of “Spellin’ Flashhhh Lightsssss," the work performed by Layard Thompson this past Friday during the second weekend of FLICfest. 

Ms. La Rocco says, "What must it be like to rocket between politically conscious queer cabaret and a commune in the rural South? You see these shifts in Mr. Thompson’s physicality, which marries arch deconstructions with a particular ferociousness; you can pet him, but he isn’t housebroken."

Read the full review at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/arts/dance/31flicfest.html.


FLICfest opens tonight

FLICfest kicks off tonight, January 20, 2011. At 7:30pm, we present the work of Jonah Bokaer. At 9:00pm, we present Adam Scher. Tickets are still available at flicfest.org/tickets or at the Irondale Center box office. 

The Irondale Center
85 South Oxford St. 
Ft. Greene, Brooklyn

See you there!


Less than a week to opening night!

FLICfest starts in just 5 days! Tickets are available online by visiting our Tickets page.

Below is a quick reminder of the festival schedule:

Thursday, 1/20/11
7:30 Jonah Bokaer
9:00 Adam Scher

Friday, 1/21/11
7:30 Theresa Dickinson/ZaZa Dance
9:00 Emily Berry

Saturday, 1/22/11
7:30 Artichoke Dance Company
9:00 Jenni Hong

Thursday, 1/27/11
7:30 CatScratch Theatre
9:00 Dusan Tynek Dance Theater

Friday, 1/28/11
7:30 John Pizza
9:00 Layard Thompson

Saturday, 1/29/11
7:30 Company SoGoNo
9:00 Tami Stronach

A ticket to an evening of FLICfest gains you admission to both of that evening's performances, as well as the late-night cabaret and bar that follows. Advance tickets are only $20 (or $25 at the door). A weekend pass, which includes 3 evenings - 6 performances in all - is available for $50. A full-festival pass, including admission to all 6 evenings and 12 performances is only $99. Get yours today by visiting flicfest.org/tickets


FLICfest featured in the Wall Street Journal

FLICfest founder and choreographer Jeramy Zimmerman has been featured in the Wall Street Journal's Donor of the Day column. The column discusses Jeramy's motivation behind creating FLICfest - not only to help grow and enrich the dance community in New York, but also to present a framework within which independent choreographers can fund and present their own work.

Be sure to check out the full article in today's Wall Street Journal (online).