Dancer Open Call for Physical Prizes - January 15

Zoë Koenig and Nora Nygard seek dancers for a new evening-length work, Physical Prizes

Physical Prizes will study and satirize the rehearsal and performance experience of dancers in professional, social, and competitive settings. How do dancers navigate situations in which they are forced to override their impulses and needs to conform to a choreographer’s vision? How do those conditions impact audience perceptions of performance? What mechanisms drive the systems that place pressure on artists seeking recognition to cultivate certain classifications of self? How do performance behaviors shift or constrict as artist identities become market categories?

Rehearsals will take place in Minneapolis from February through July 2024. Dancers will be compensated at $17/hour. 

February and March rehearsals will be held on Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30pm.
April and May rehearsals will be held on Mondays, 5:00 to 7:30pm.
June and July rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, 5:00 to 7:30pm.
There will be no rehearsal on March 11 and May 13.
Dancers with partial availability will still be considered. 

This first stage of the development process will include a public roundtable discussion in March, an open rehearsal in May, and a work-in-progress showing in July. 

To apply, please submit application materials via this form before January 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. CT. 

Contact Info

Zoë Koenig
Deadline: January 15, 2024