2024 Cucalorus Performances and Installations Application

2024 Cucalorus Performances and Installations Application

The 30th annual Cucalorus Film Festival takes place November 20-24, 2024 in Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The festival includes a range of performances and installations including Dance-a-lorus, the Bus to Lumberton, Screening Emcees, and whatever you've been dreaming about in your amazing brain balls!! This is the application form for alternative experiences at Cucalorus. Do you have a piece to submit for Dance-a-lorus? Do it here! Do you want to become a screening host - staging short performances before film screenings? Do you have an out of this world idea for a fringe-style theatre performance? This is your application! There is no entry fee associated with this application and the deadline to apply is August 2nd, 2024. We do request that you send us a recipe for the perfect funeral. Not real serious but have fun with it. It helps us get to know you and maybe is good for a few laughs?!

Please choose the category that seems most relevant for your application. We realize that some applications may be relevant across many categories within the overall Cucalorus program.
How you want the work to be billed.
Choreographer, director, band manager, etc.
This is how we will contact you.
Twitter, Instagram, etc.
Please display the runtime of your proposal in this format - min:sec (ex. 60:00). All Dance-a-lorus pieces must be 9 minutes or shorter.
25 words or less
125 words or less
Please list all previous performances, including venues and dates, of the work you are submitting. If the work will premiere at Cucalorus, please note.
If shown at Cucalorus in November 2023, what would be the premiere status?
50 words or less — for lead artists, or company/collective
Please list the above and their roles in the project.
Equipment you will provide or the equipment you need, specific flooring, how long it would take to install/tech and strike your work, do you need additional rehearsal time, ect.

Work Sample

Please provide a work sample of your proposed work — up to 5 minutes in length. For example, you may provide a link to video of performance footage or a link to video documentation of your installation. If you don't have any work samples of your proposed work, please submit a past work and speak to how it relates to your proposed project in the work sample description. You may also upload a PDF of your script. Please reach out to dan@cucalorus.org if you have any questions about what to submit.
Vimeo, Youtube, Soundcloud, ect
If applicable.
Please note the 5:00 minutes you would like us to review. For example, if your submitted work is 20:00 minutes long, you can enter 12:00- 17:00.
Maximum upload size: 268.44MB
Use this space to upload a PDF of your script, a deck, or relevant documentation.
Please describe your submitted work samples. For example, let us know if your video is of rehearsal footage, or if you are uploading images that document your installation design and floorplan.


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