Female standing on a rocky beach in front of a large lake with blue mountains in the background. Woman is wearing a grey/blue silk tunic and leaning back to the right in an upright twist.
Female standing on a rocky beach in front of a large lake with blue mountains in the background. Woman is wearing a grey/blue silk tunic and leaning back to the right in an upright twist.
Traces 2021 Call for Choreographers

Traces, a day of outdoor dance happenings, will celebrate the change into summer, dancing in public spaces, and connection of community. Scheduled for Saturday June 12th 2021, this year's festival will include educational workshops and performances, and will take place in three towns simultaneously: White River Junction, Burlington and Montpelier. Each town's event will be near a body of water, and will be open and free for the public. Each event will feature an in-person workshop that merges dance and education with themes of water conservation and will offer a tour of dances by up to 6 choreographers in each region.

We are seeking submissions from choreographers from throughout the state, any age, genre and style will be considered. Artists will be selected on a first come first serve basis.

The Google Form applications will close at 11:59pm on April 16th.  All artists will be notified by April 26th via email.

Please only fill out the application for the town you wish to perform in.

White River Junction https://forms.gle/EQCKqBkzjiow1J3h6

Montpelier https://forms.gle/GDoUHwgrjqr7dAEDA

Burlington https://forms.gle/CE4TVfx1HMDGVe2y9

 

DETAILS FOR MONTPELIER AND BURLINGTON SITES COMING SOON

 

INFO FOR WHITE RIVER JUNCTION:

 

Lyman Park sits along the banks of the White River. It is a two level park with a varied landscape.

Upper level: There are flat grassy spaces with plenty of room for the audience and dancers. There is a small stage. Neither of these spots have direct viewing of the river.

Lower level: There is a smaller grassy area. There is also an open area that has about 12 trees sited within the grassy area. This area would allow for interaction with the trees. The river can be seen from this lower level.

Lastly, there is an area with two large boulders that is grassy and has a very slight incline. This is closest to the river.

The river would not be safe for performing in unless performers used some sort of floating device ( inner tube, boat, raft). The current is varied but can move quickly at times.

Accessibility: The terrain is flat enough for most people to walk on. Wheelchairs could be pushed but it would not be easy. There is a parking lot near both the lower and upper level that could be a viewing place for folks in wheelchairs if need be.

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$10 application fee for non-VDA members, Free to apply for VDA members with a visible profile.