2016 Winter CREATIVE TOOLS Choreographers Symposium- February 26th

Calling all aspiring modern/contemporary choreographers! We have a wonderful opportunity we are so excited to share with you! 

Melanie Van-Allen, Francesca Harper, and Elisa Monte; By:Ian M.

Melanie Van-Allen, Francesca Harper, and Elisa Monte; By:Ian M.

Elisa Monte Dance is hosting its 2nd installment of the Creative Tools Choreography Symposium for Winter 2016!

  • Are you an aspiring or budding modern/ contemporary choreographer?

  • Are you looking to have your work constructively reviewed by industry professional and the general public?

The goal behind this gathering of creative minds is to inspire an open dialogue between future choreographers and industry professionals of the modern and contemporary dance styles. The symposium will consist of 3 panelist who will review and share feedback of choreographers work. We are encouraging ongoing connections between all professionals involved to help boost an environment for growth. Check out some feedback below from previous Creative Tools participants! 

Submit a complete work sample of a previous work to be considered for the 2016 Winter CREATIVE TOOLS Choreographers Symposium.

One paragraph response: Why would you like your work to be reviewed by the CREATIVE TOOLS panelist?


Videos submitted DO NOT have to be the work presented at the coming Symposium.

If accepted into Symposium:

Presented work must be a work in progress.

Presented work must be a maximum of 7 minutes. 

Choreographer must be open to constructive criticism and feedback.

Submit HERE


Presentation Date : February 26th, 2016

Presentation Location: Ailey School Studios- 405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

Time: 7pm (Reception to follow)


Feedback from previous participants:

"The feedback was probably the most valuable thing I received from the symposium, it changed the way I look at choreography; it gave me an analytical perspective to my work as well as a safe environment for me to openly discuss it with the audience and the panel." -Ana Sosa
"As the director of a production collective I don't often receive the opportunity to hear honest and powerful feedback. For me, Elisa Monte Dance's Creative Tools Symposium provided me exactly that: the chance to hear from qualified dance professionals who owed me nothing and gave me what I could not see for myself. More than that, this feedback allowed me to turn around and reflect on my oeurve with new eyes. I have habits, and choreographic cheats, and because I am in the middle of it, I cannot see what is really happening onstage. Thank you for providing me this chance to see the truth."  -Juan Michael Porter II; The Moving Beauty Series
"To participate in theElisa Monte Dancer's Symposium was truly a gift! It's not often you get free consultation and constructive feedback on your work as a choreographer from skilled professionals such as Elisa Monte. Thanks to the Elisa Monte Dancer's Symposium, I was able to refine my choreography and am now truly proud of my work!" - Kacie Devaney