Erasing Borders dance competition deadline

4/30/2019 5:00 PM

Erasing Borders dance competition deadline
Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance 

Dances & Choreographers - Apply Now to Present Your Work at the 2019 Festival
The Erasing Borders Dance Festival of The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) invites applications from dancers, dance companies and choreographers across the world to present works of artistic excellence sharing movement, heritage and inspiration from the Indian subcontinent. The festival is curated for the New York City public.
Deadline for applications: April 30th 2019
Festival date: Late September 2019
We are looking for:
  • Exciting works and new voices from within traditional Indian dance.
  • Original works in multiple or new vocabularies and forms deriving from or relating to the traditions of Indian dance.
  • Works that are challenging or critically thinking on their own terms.
Professional works of 8-20 minutes duration (you can submit multiple works for us to consider).


  • Completed Application Form, which will include a place for you to send us a link to the performance piece you want to showcase at the festival.
  • Video: Applicants need to submit the entire video recording of the proposed works (not excerpts or sampling of past works).
  • Only professional level performances will be considered for the festival.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $20.

Only digital applications will be accepted:
  • First, review the Curatorial Guidelines we have compiled. These guidelines will help you submit a strong application which catches the eye and interest of our curators.
  • Next, complete your application form. Bear in mind that you will not be able to save your application and come back to it later. So, it is recommended that you first draft your answers in a separate document, and then enter them on this online form in one sitting.
  • Pay your $20 application fee through PayPal paypal(using any credit card) Click here >>
  • If you have any questions, check the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ). We keep updating this FAQ as new questions are received. If the FAQ does not address your questions, you can email us via this Inquiry form. Please note that we will only respond to questions that have not been addressed in the FAQ, so make sure to check the FAQ first!
  • New policy due to unforeseen circumstances: Invited dancers are requested to organize their own visas and airfares to the Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance 2019.
Erasing Borders:Festival of Indian Dance
Erasing Borders:Festival of Indian Dance
Erasing Borders:Festival of Indian Dance
Erasing Borders:Festival of Indian Dance
Erasing Borders:Festival of Indian Dance
Erasing Borders:Festival of Indian Dance
Erasing Borders:Festival of Indian Dance
INDO-AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization passionately dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building an awareness of the arts and artists whose heritage lies in the Indian subcontinent in the performing arts, visual arts, literary arts and folk arts. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. For information please visit

Indo-American Arts Council Inc. 303 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1007, New York, NY 10016. Phone: 212 951 7395
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