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St. Louis Contemporary Dance Festival

Hosted by RESILIENCE Dance Company

June 15th, 2024


St. Louis Contemporary Dance Festival


An exciting new event hosted by RESILIENCE Dance Company at Intersect Arts Center in St. Louis, MO on June 15th, 2024.


This one-day event will include dance jams, classes, and resource sharing throughout the day, culminating in an evening performance, post show talk balk, and networking reception. St. Louis Contemporary Dance Festival will foster artistic dialogue, connect artists throughout the country, and provide a platform to support groundbreaking contemporary dance-making.


Through a formal application and adjudication process, RESILIENCE will select 8-10 choreographers - a mix of local, regional and national artists - to participate in the curated festival.  


We are looking for participants who have powerful choreographic voices, embody diverse perspectives, and who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary dance. 

Sound like you? See below for more info on how to apply to the festival. 

Application Information

Festival Performance:  

June 15th, 2024 | 7:00 pm 

Intersect Arts Center

3636 Texas Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

Submission Deadline: 

March 1st, 2024

Submission Notification:

March 15th, 2024

Tech Times: 

Saturday, June 15th

1pm - 6pm, 20 - 30min slots

Application Fee:


Submission Length:

Should not exceed 8 minutes in length

Compensation: Applicants selected to participate in the festival will receive a stipend for their work. Local artists will receive a $350 stipend while artists from out of town will receive a $500 stipend to help with travel costs. 

Works can fall broadly within the definition of contemporary dance, whatever that means to you as an artist in this moment. Please submit an application for your own work only. Companies may not submit work on behalf of choreographers. Companies who create original works as a collaborative are welcomed to submit as a company - excerpts allowed. Choreographers may submit up to two works - they should fill out two applications and pay two application fees. Please note choreographers and performers must be 18+.


Festival Programming


During the Day

Artist Welcome Brunch at Intersect

Open Level Dance Improvisation Workshop and Jam


Resource Fair for Dance Professionals​


...and more! Stay tuned for updates!


Evening Performance 

The 7pm performance will feature choreography from local and out of state artists, an excerpt from RESILIENCE's newest evening length work, "Falling Forward", and a piece from RDC's Choreography Project students choreographed by Xi Zhao.


Tickets will be available for $10 each. 


 Talkback & Reception

Directly following the performance, RDC will host an audience/artist talkback and a reception in Intersect Arts Center's art gallery space, accompanied by light snacks and drinks.


Have questions? Feel free to contact us at

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