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Moving With The Times 2021: CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS! (Check back for more details about artists’ submissions in late June 2020)

A commissioned evening of dance by Dancin’ Oxford and Pegasus Theatre

Part of Dancin’ Oxford 2021 Spring Dance Festival

 Dancin’ Oxford and Pegasus Theatre are delighted to announce that Moving With The Times will continue in 2021, with the offer of three commissions to dance artists/companies to present and showcase work. Each selected company or artist will receive a guaranteed £1,000 commission fee to create the work, plus technical support and marketing / promotion provided by Pegasus and Dancin’ Oxford (including specific print produced for the show). Pegasus may be able to offer some free daytime studio rehearsal space (if available) leading up to and during the production week (wk commencing TBC). Selected artists will be invited to attend a meeting with the Technical / Marketing team in late Autumn (Date TBA) to discuss technical possibilities and deadlines for technical / marketing information.

There will be a Moving With The Times Preview Evening (called ‘First Look’) at Pegasus on DATE TBC. NB: All selected artists will be expected to perform an extract of their piece at the ‘First Look’ event, at which there will be the opportunity for facilitated audience feedback. More details to follow on this event in due course.

BRIEF for the work:-

  • Max 20-30 mins in length for each piece;
  • Finished piece of professional work (not work-in-progress);
  • Group, solo and duet work are all welcome;
  • Work involving cross-art form collaboration is welcome;
  • Pieces should engage in some way with the title / theme of the show ‘Moving with the Times’;


As part of the selection process, all shortlisted artists / companies will be required to meet with the selection panel to discuss their proposed work. This meeting will take place during the day (between 10-3pm) on DATE TBC at Pegasus Theatre. The selection panel will include representatives from Pegasus Theatre, Dancin’ Oxford plus external representatives.

Criteria for selection will be based on:

  • Quality of proposal and proposed work (applicants will need to demonstrate quality within the proposal – this can include videos / reviews / outline of how quality will be ensured)
  • Work involving a collaborative approach to outline the nature of the collaboration
  • Impact on artist / company’s own professional development (placing the MWTT show within the wider context of your work, including longer term aspirations for the work to be created)
  • Clarity on who your audience is and where the work is pitched in order to market it effectively

The deadline for proposals is DATE TBC

Successful applicants will be informed as soon as possible following the panel meeting.

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