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29 March 2018
Author: The Place

WooFest: Applications Now Open

The Place is proud to announce the first ever UK contemporary dance festival for dogs, putting the spotlight on previously overlooked canines who display rebarkable flair.  

The amount of dance by dogs on UK stages is at a shocking low, so we want to offer them this platform and give them the opportunity to break into the industry. Every industry needs more diversity, and hopefully this will level the playing field.

Anna Pawvlova commented:

“It’s great to finally see a platform like this – there just aren’t enough places for us to share our artistic outputs. Put your paws up in the air and wag those tails like you just don't care!”

We will welcome 20 pooches to create original work for one of the most exciting developments in contemporary dance history. WooFest exists to support and celebrate the UK’s emerging dog-art scene and continues to push boundaries of species stereotypes. We want to attract innovative dogs from all different breeds.

For questions or further information please contact woofest@theplace.org.uk. Please note we cannot accept applications outside of the allocated species and we do not accept submissions via pawprint.

No experience required but a love of dance and slight obsession for postmen is essential. Antihistamines available upon request.


Image: Cinnamon offering a riveting performance as a dog in 'Shakespeare in Love.' (Photo: South Coast Repertory Theater)

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