Fresh Ground Pepper’s First Ever Interactive Dance Competition
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
Irondale Arts Center
85 S Oxford Street
FGP AEROBICS is a live, interactive dance competition where dance companies will compete against other performing ensembles (that think they can dance) in a celebration of athleticism, enthusiasm, and spandex. Each team that submits will be adjudicated by a panel of quasi-celebrity judges on Team Performance, an Audience Participation Round, and the all-important INTERVIEW SECTION.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR:
-Dance companies and dance teams
-Athletic teams and collectives
Each team will be tasked with building original aerobic choreography content for the event, as well as building full characters and team histories to put on display. Each team will engage with the audience to teach them new aerobic moves.
Full engagement with the mythology of aerobics and the celebrated 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobics Championship video is encouraged.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Send your submissions for “qualifying team” with your dance/ensemble’s history, your plans for how you will present your team, and any applicable video content of your performative work.
Qualifying Teams chosen for FGP AEROBICS will be given a small amount of rehearsal space to work on their act outside of the performance date. Teams should be able to rehearse during the day on March 31st at the space to learn the full group performance as well as teching their individual pieces. This time is mandatory.
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