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By Rosie Gaynor

Time to pull out your calendars: Against the Grain/Men in Dance has set the date for its 2010 show. Well, dates: 10/8, 9, 10 and 10/15, 16, and 17. This show was, I think, the first contemporary dance I saw in Seattle, and I loved it. Some of the works at the A.W.A.R.D. show at OtB earlier this season had their premiere at Men in Dance, if I remember rightly.

For those of you who are choreographers, the organization’s Call for Choreographers appears below verbatim. Break a leg!

“Call For Choreographers

Against the Grain/Men in Dance is seeking male and female choreographers for its 8th festival to be held October 8th, 9th, and 10th and October 15th, 16th, 17th 2010 at the Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill. Pieces chosen will perform one or possibly both weekends. An honorarium will be provided. More money for group pieces of four or more dancers; fees will also increase depending on fundraising and ticket sales. Cultural and Site specific performances also encouraged for pre and post shows.

APPLY BY March 31st
Please Send:

1. Proposal of intended work- 10 minutes maximum, including the number of dancers you are planning on using. Please provide the dancer’s names if they are known. All performers must be male. We are looking for a mix of solos, small groups and large groups.
2. Resume with reference phone numbers
3. Sample video, or DVD, showing no less than two pieces, with a minimum of 3-5 minutes of unedited work.
4. If submitting a previously performed work, please provide a
video/DVD of said work and history of it’s performances and
reviews if they are available.

Mail To: Against the Grain/Men in Dance, 728 N 83rd Seattle,WA 98103
(Include a self addressed and stamped envelope for return of materials.)
We will be contacting all choreographers about their applications by May 16th.

For questions, email
For more information about us, go to our website

Against the Grain/Men in Dance is a 501-c3, non-profit organization that promotes the awareness and appreciation of men dancing across a broad age range and cultural context.