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The Museum of Russian Art

Call for Dancer/Choreographer

Location: MN — Twin Cities Metro
Type: Call for Submissions

Deadline: 02/03/2024

Other Criteria:
Paid opportunity ($400)


The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) seeks a dancer/choreographer to create a short work inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Zoran’s Surrealist Sculptures: Dry Neck of the Pig and Other Curios. We are interested in movement as a form of museum interpretation, and we imagine dance as embodied knowledge, offering museum visitors a unique way of experiencing artwork.

We anticipate a two-part process: first, getting to know the exhibition, engaging with the artwork, learning the space, and experimenting with movement. Second, performing the short work (completed or in-process) 2-4 times over the course of the exhibition, which runs from 2/3/2024 through 5/26/2024. Compensation is a flat fee of $400.

Possible themes for exploration might include surrealism, the relationship between humans and nature, environmental care, materiality, power, ecology, sustainability, climate, folklore (and we’re sure there are many other possibilities!).

Interested dancers should submit a resume and brief statement of interest (a paragraph is great!) to by February 2, 2024. We encourage submissions from students, emerging choreographers, scholar-practitioners, and those wishing to explore nontraditional dance spaces. Solo artists and/or small ensembles (2-3 dancers) are welcome to submit.

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) promotes understanding of the art, people, and culture of Muscovite Russia, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and its former republics through outstanding exhibitions, cultural presentations, and educational programs serving the people of Minnesota and the nation. The Museum upholds an independent voice and the freedom of expression to carry out its mission unconstrained by influence from foreign governments, political actors and/or corporate or individual interests.