Open Call


DIDA will accept proposals for Season 6 until August 31, 2019. 

For DIDA Season 6, we’re breaking the mold. We are working with community curators to commission artists to perform at three Durham house parties throughout our season. Parties will occur in September 2019, February 2020 and April 2020, exact dates TBD. We are looking for proposals rooted in movement, but this call is not limited to dance artists. All performers should consider that performances will not take place on a sprung floor and that performances at each event may be occurring simultaneously. This is a paid performance opportunity.


As this is a nontraditional performance opportunity, strong applications will join DIDA in envisioning new ways of presenting work. This process will not provide rehearsal or extensive tech, so improvisation and similar flexible structures that are adaptable to site will be better suited for these events. DIDA is interested in creating spaces for spontaneity, co-authorship, and building stronger community around performance.

For consideration, send DIDA:

  • A written summary of the concept for your performance. Note that performances can be improvised but a general concept is still required. Feel free to note what kind of space you’d like to perform in - hallway, bathroom, front yard, etc.

  • Your availability in September, February and April 

  • Work sample(s): links to video (Vimeo, Youtube, other social media) or jpg/png/pdf/doc files of your past work that will help us get a solid understanding of your idea. 

  • Three hi-res photos (at least 300 dpi) that give a sense your work. 

This call for proposals ends at 11:59 PM on Saturday, August 31st. Proposals should be e-mailed to with House Party Proposal in the subject line.

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