FLICfest (Feature Length Independent Choreography) is the first Brooklyn festival dedicated solely to the art of the feature-length dance. Each night of FLICfest will feature complete works by two choreographers, as well as informal cabaret performances encompassing a wide range of styles.
We believe that evening-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.
As more choreographers create work that integrates movement, visual and musical elements into a new form of dance theatre, the support system for such work is deteriorating. Now more than ever, self-producing artists cannot take on the costs of presenting wholly completed work of 50-60 minutes and instead focus on creating short works that fit into showcases. By providing a venue and support to choreographers who are willing to take the risk and follow the vision necessary to create feature-length work, FLICfest is positioned to take a leading role in the revitalization and sustainability of the modern dance community.
FLICfest will take place over two weekends, January 20-29, 2011 at The Irondale Center in Ft. Greene Brooklyn. We put out a call for choreographers and are honored to have the following fantastic folks bringing work to the first ever FLICfest: Artichoke Dance Company, Emily Berry, Jonah Bokaer, Tanya Calamoneri, Theresa Dickinson/ZaZa Dance, Jenni Hong, John Pizza, Adam Scher, Tami Stronach, Layard Thompson, Dusan Tynek, and Jeramy Zimmerman.
FLICfest already has some committed support, but to make it a success, we need more! We are currently working on raising $21,000 to cover the cost of artistic and administrative personnel. Of that, we're committed to raising $5,500 on Kickstarter. That will go a long way toward paying the companies who are part of the inaugural FLICfest. Every dollar from our Kickstarter campaign will go directly to the choreographers and will help ensure the future of FLICfest.
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