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Performance Space Rental

Performance Space Rental 1

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for inclusion in the PERFORMANCE SERIES at The Dance Complex for the 2018-2019 Season:

Proposals sought for inclusion in for the 2018-2019 season at The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA.
Priorities for inclusion for either individual artists or companies include artistic quality, unique programming, solid and successful self-production history. The Dance Complex seeks a balance of a variety of genres overall for the series.

The Dance Complex assists artists who produce their work in our space. We do not, generally, “produce” events. It is the expectation that the artists involved will lead pr/marketing efforts, as well as self-produce all aspects of their production.

The Dance Complex will support the series and artists with augmented press/media, professional advice in both production and artistic concerns. Options for sharing evenings/weekend among more than one artist is possible and encouraged, as is interest from artists beyond the immediate region.

A general description of the Julie Ince Thompson Theatre is included on our website. Requests for performances in alternative spaces in the building, including our new street level Studio 7, will be considered. Fees will be determined in dialogue with The Dance Complex and factor space usage and other variables.
Request for Proposal/Interest will be accepted from this posting date ongoing; earlier submission encouraged.


We realize that things change as a production develops. Please answer the following to the best of your ability. If accepted, artists will be asked to meet with staff at The Dance Complex.

Information requested:
-Company/Artist Name & Contact information;
-Professional Resume with list of previous production highlights;
-Program specifics: repertory, full evening; collaborators, live/recorded music, video, props. (no more than 1 page);
-3 – 5 sentences describing the performance/works in the performance;
-Presentation date preferences for 2018-19 season (specific dates will be considered; a range of dates offered will allow us flexibility in scheduling);
-Video clips as available; vimeo or other online links of previously produced work, full length not excerpts (preferred); please indicate if any of the work samples submitted is work proposed for the series or how it relates to work proposed;
-Professional reviews; company bio, history; YouTube or vimeo links to demo reel (for publicity purposes);
-Pictures in jpeg format, with photographer’s credit short paragraph (three sentences) with proposed title for concert describing the major themes and/or works in the concert;
-Any press quotes about the company and/or the work being presented, including source of origin;
-Approximate number in cast;
-Approximate length of concert; one act or two, separated by pause or intermission.Please send to The Dance Complex at [email protected] with “2018-19 Season RFP” in the subject line.

  1. The Dance Complex sustains artists, audiences and community through programming that educates, engages and entertains. We enable the creation, study and performance of dance, celebrating and investing in the connection of moving bodies to ideas and to curiosity. We advance the role of dance and movement for all regionally, nationally and beyond.