Choreographer’s Showcase

Photo by Cassi Hayden

Choreographers’ Showcase celebrates 35 years of rich history as one of the longest-running showcases of new and established choreographers in the country.  Presented in partnership with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Showcase has been inspiring dance audiences and supporting scores of dance makers the DC/MD/VA community since 1983.  

Auditions are held each Fall with visiting adjudicators, and six choreographers are chosen to perform in the Showcase held each January. All auditioning choreographers receive adjudicator feedback. In addition to a stipend, the audience at the Showcase votes on their favorite piece, and the winning choreographer wins the Audience Choice Award.

The Audience Choice Award recipient is eligible for participation in The Clarice's NextLOOK. NextLOOK is a partnership with Joe’s Movement Emporium that cultivates work in development by regionally based artists by providing time, space and dollars in the Joe’s Movement Emporium theatre venue for five days. The residency culminates in a public performance with an opportunity for audience feedback.

How To Audition

Audition registrations for the 2018 Showcase will begin on September 1, 2017, and check this space for a link to the audition registration form!

Auditions will take place on Saturday and Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017. The 35th Annual Choreographers’ Showcase will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Deadline for audition application is Monday, October 30, 2017