Choreography Competition 2022

by THE ARTISTS FORUM

Competitions     >    Spoken Word


THE ARTISTS FORUM is proud to announce the finalists for this year’s CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION, featuring works that best highlight our 2022 Competition Theme – Reflections on the National Psyche.

The Finalists are (in no particular order):

“-4” by Daryen Ru (USA)
“A Body Is” by Jaime Dezcallar (Spain)
“A Feast That Never Comes” by Maria Juranic, Sven Britt, Chris Masters (Croatia/US)
“Bite-Sized” by Lauren Blair Smith (US)
“Cod’ine” by Sasha Travis (US)
“Dignity (Würde)” by Nadja Görts (Germany)
“Introspection” by Katharine Larson (US)
“Nirvana” by Lin Niu (China)
“Purse First” by Brianna Lisle Campbell & Marisa Fernandez (US)
“When Nanay Comes Home” by Deborah Slater & Rachel Garcia (US)

Congratulations to all our Finalists!

Thank you to our 2022 Choreography Jury Panel: Todd Ford, Matthew Westerby, Amos White V

Winners will be announced at our Juried Arts Awards Ceremony on November 10, 2022 at the New York Institute of Technology – 16 West 61st Street, 11th Floor Auditorium, New York, NY. For Tickets, visit: Eventbrite.com


COMPETITION DETAILS

Each submission, reviewed by a panel of industry professionals, will be rated upon its individual merits. Finalists in each category will be judged against one another and a winner declared. Our list of competition jurors is forthcoming.

Our Grand Prize winner will be presented with an opportunity for mentorship sessions with a prominent dance industry professional.

All selected artists are eligible for a television studio or Zoom interview to be promoted on our online platforms and via THE ARTISTS FORUM TELEVISION – an arts-based cable TV program broadcasted from New York City since 2000.


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2022 CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION – FINALISTS

CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS LISTINGS

2022 CHOREOGRAPHY WINNERS
BEST ENHANCED PERFORMANCE: “A Body Is” by Marco Flores (Spain)
BEST ONE-TAKE PERFORMANCE: “Bite-Sized” by Lauren Blair Smith (US)
BEST BALLET PERFORMANCE: “-4” by Daryen Ru (US)
BEST BEST HIP-HOP / STREET DANCE PERFORMANCE: “Purse First” by Brianna Lisle Campbell & Marisa Fernandez (US)
BEST MODERN DANCE PERFORMANCE: “A Body Is” by Marco Flores (Spain)
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Katherine Larson for “Introspection” (US)

CHOREOGRAPHY FINALIST SUBMISSIONS

-4 – 6:45 min (2022)
BALLET (Enhanced)

Choreographer/Director: Daryen Ru (US)
Camera/DP: Louis Obioha (US)
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A BODY IS – 3:58 min (2021)
MODERN DANCE (Enhanced)

Choreographer: Marco Flores (Spain)
Writer/Director: Jaime Dezcallar (Spain)
Camera/DP: Enrique Millan Fuentes-Guerra (Spain)
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A FEAST THAT NEVER COMES – 5:59 min (2022)
MODERN DANCE (Enhanced)

Choreographer: Chris Masters (US)
Composer : Sven Britt (US)
Director: Maria Juranic (Croatia)
Camera/DP: Lara Aqel (US)
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BITE SIZED – 4:27 min (2020)
MODERN DANCE (One Take)

Choreographer/Director: Lauren Blair Smith (US)
Camera/DP: Eric Smith (US)
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COD’INE – 7:00 min (2022)
MODERN DANCE (Enhanced)

Choreographer: Nichelle Bane (US)
Director: Sasha Travis (US)
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DIGNITY (WÜRDE) – 6:02 min (2021)
MODERN DANCE (Enhanced)

Choreographer/Director: Nadja Görts (Germany)
Camera/DP: Jens Wirtzfeld (Germany)
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INTROSPECTION – 7:00 min (2022)
MODERN DANCE (Enhanced)

Choreographer/Director: Katharine Larson (US)
Camera/DP: Nathan Rommel, Ted Keener, Redwan Meslem (US)
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NIRVANA – 3:19 min (2022)
MODERN DANCE (Enhanced)

Choreographer/Director: Lin Niu (China)
Camera/DP: Ai Chung (Taiwan)
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PURSE FIRST – 3:58 min (2022)
HIP-HOP / STREET DANCE (Enhanced)

Choreographers/Directors: Brianna Lisle Campbell & Marisa Fernandez (US)
Music: Bob the Drag Queen (US)
Camera (DP): Kelvin Aultman (US)
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WHEN NANAY COMES HOME – 5:48 min (2022)
MODERN DANCE (One Take)

Choreographer: Deborah Slater & Rachel Garcia (US)
Director: Deborah Slater (US)
Camera (DP): Deborah Slater, Jacob Marks, Lydia Feuerhelm-Chiu (US)
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JUDGES

Todd Ford

Todd Ford is a Berlin-based American artist with a focus on live performance, cultural events, and corporate photography for real estate development

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Matthew Westerby

Matthew is the Founder and Artistic Director of the New York City based Matthew Westerby Dance Company. MWDC works extensively in education, providing year-round dance program. Additionally, the company is motivated to create projects that foster community, building works that are accessible to all – participants and audience alike.

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Amos White V

Amos is an inter-disciplinary multimedia artist, event producer, and exhibit designer. A graduate of the College of Human Ecology at the University of Maryland, College Park, Amos bridges his passion for the arts and human relations with the formation of THE ARTISTS FORUM.

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Baron Wright

Baron is an award winning multi-disciplined artist, and motivational speaker. He is also the founder of BaronArts Inc. – a company focused on experiential learning, supportive arts, and personal development coaching. With over a decade of creative and transformational work experience, Baron uses innovative art-inspired techniques to help his clients.

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