Please read this first!
‘Hot to Trot’ is a mentored project for young choreographers and dancers, giving you an opportunity to choreograph or dance in a short work with support in all aspects of the application process and choreographic process. It is an invaluable experience to develop as a dance-maker and/or performer. You will not only receive mentoring support, but also publicity, administrative support, and rehearsal and performance venues.
This project is open only to dancers that were in ‘This Poisoned Sea’, and those in the Pre-Tertiary and Senior Programs.
‘Hot to Trot’ is a subsidised project, with a project fee of $60 for choreographers and $30 for dancers. Assistance is available through our bursary program in case of financial hardship.
This project is about choreographic development. Reflecting this, everyone — dancers and choreographers — must participate in a ‘Hot to Trot’ Choreographic Workshop:
Sunday 8 September 9.30–11.30am at the QL2 Studio.
Who gets selected as dancers?
We hope all Quantum Leapers, and many others from our Senior Program will want to participate as dancers. Choreographers will also dance in other pieces. Not everyone who applies will necessarily be dancing — it depends how many applicatiosn we get, and how many of what kind of dancers are needed.
For dancers, applying is easy. Just scroll down to the form, let us know on the form how many pieces you are available for, check the schedule including the choreographic workshop, and note any dates you cannot do.
For choreographers, you need to meet with Ruth first. And the online form will ask you some difficult questions. Don’t be discouraged, and ask us for help if you need it!
The Selection Panel will be looking for:
- An interesting idea.
- An achievable process
- A well thought out application.
They will also take into consideration:
- Your creative input, group work, and responses to direction in previous Quantum Leap projects.
- Your attendance at classes.
- Your record in project admin: returning forms, giving us information in time etc.
They will choose approximately 8 pieces, aiming for diversity: including various group sizes, ages, genders and cultures. Not everyone will get in.
The panel will also have final say on who performs in what. They will aim to give each choreographer the number and type of dancers that they can work with successfully; but part of the goal is to challenge yourself, rather than just working with friends. We want to make sure that every dancer and choreographer benefits from their participation.