ICoachDance presents

A Virtual Dance Festival

Curated and Directed by Peter Chu and Hosted by chuthis.

December 4-6, 2020

VIEWPOINT is a Virtual Dance Festival curated and directed by Peter Chu, produced by ICoachDance, and hosted by chuthis. Over three days, festival participants will be offered workshop classes, lectures, and live interviews with professionals in the field, in addition to two evenings of live-streamed performances. Schools, studios, pre-professional, and professional dance companies are invited to submit work for adjudication and to be considered for a festival performance slot. chuthis. Company Members and Educators will adjudicate all submissions and deliver individualized feedback. Sixteen works will be chosen for performance slots throughout the festival, with live adjudication from distinguished guests and performances from professional dance companies.

Festival Details

Important Dates:

September 8th – VIEWPOINT Registration Launch

September 15th – October 5th – Individual Movement Mentoring & Adjudication for registered VIEWPOINT Attendees

October 5thNovember 2nd – Open Registration for Individual Movement Mentoring & Adjudication

November 9th – Submission & Payment Deadline for Group Adjudication

November 20th – Group Adjudication Feedback Delivered / Performance Slots Announced

December 2nd – Last Day to Register as an Individual Festival Participant

December 4th-6th – VIEWPOINT Workshop & Festival

Adjudication Submission Guidelines:

1.  Each organization may submit up to 30 minutes of work to be adjudicated and considered for a performance slot in the festival. Pieces of all lengths are welcome, as long as the total length submitted does not exceed 30 minutes.
2.  Works must have a minimum of 3 dancers and a minimum average age of 11 years (as of submission date.) There is no maximum age requirement.
3.  If interested, you may submit a work in progress for adjudication only. Please indicate this preference on your application.
4.  All genres of dance are eligible for submission.
5.  Please record each work in the space you will utilize if chosen for a live stream performance slot in the festival. Space is not limited to dance studios or theaters; site specific and/or installation work is invited.
6.  We ask that all works be filmed and presented in rehearsal attire rather than formal costumes. We recommend choosing similar attire for consistency.
7.  Please do not use any extra stage lighting.
8.  If chosen for a performance slot, we ask that you be prepared to re-film the piece for performance week. We will have this recording on standby in the event of technical difficulties on performance day.
9.  Each organization selected for a live stream performance slot must be available the week of the festival for a dress rehearsal. Barring any major technical issues, attendance is only required at one rehearsal; you will be assigned a slot on November 20th. Please hold the following days/times for these rehearsals: Monday, 11/30, Tuesday, 12/1, and Thursday, 12/3 from 4pm-7:30pm PST.

Individual Movement Mentoring and Adjudication 

ICoachDance and chuthis. will be offering Individual Movement Mentoring and Adjudication in partnership with VIEWPOINT. Upload a video of movement for adjudication, and schedule a 30-minute mentoring/feedback session from a chuthis. Company Member and Educator. As a bonus add on, we will offer senior post-high school mentoring sessions with Peter Chu, Jenni Gordon or Krystal Matsuyama-Tsai, designed to help you navigate your next steps after graduation. Two scholarships for full access to VIEWPOINT will be awarded to movement mentoring participants! 

  • Minimum age for adjudication is 11 years. There is no maximum age for submission
  • Your submission should be a minimum of 1 minute and a maximum of 4 minutes
  • Examples of submissions: choreographed solo, improvisation, phrase-work from repertoire, phrase-work from classes, etc
  • You are not required to be in a dance studio – we will work within the space available to you!
  • You are not required to be associated with a dance studio, independents are welcome
  • Priority will go to registered festival attendees 
  • Open Registration for Individual Movement Mentoring will occur on October 5th
  • Final day for mentoring sessions is November 2nd 
  • Scholarship awardees will be notified by November 6th 
  • The cost for Individual Movement Mentoring and Adjudication is $125
Adjudication Submission Fees

Fees for adjudication submissions are based on the total length of work submitted. For example, if submitting two 10-minute works, the total length for adjudication is 20 minutes; therefore, the fee is $900. Please note that all dancers performing for adjudication must also register as a festival participant; these fees will be calculated into your fee total. 

  1. 00:00-05:00 Adjudication Fee: $200
  2. 05:01-10:00 Adjudication Fee: $400
  3. 10:01-15:00 Adjudication Fee: $650
  4. 15:01-20:00 Adjudication Fee: $900
  5. 20:01-30:00 Adjudication Fee: $1,250
Workshop & Festival Details and Fees

Friday, December 4th: 2 hour VIEWPOINT Welcome Event hosted by chuthis.

Saturday & Sunday, December 5th-6th: 3.5 hour workshop taught by distinguished guest adjudicators and hosted by Peter Chu/chuthis.

VIEWPOINT Livestream Festival will begin one hour after the workshop

Festival Participant Fee: $200* (includes 3 days of workshops, lectures, and 2 live-stream performances)

Independent Festival Viewer Fee: $15/day or $25 for both days (includes access to one or both livestream performances) 

*All dancers performing for adjudication must also register as a festival participant. Festival participants must be 11 years old as of December 4, 2020. Exceptions will be made for dancers performing in the livestream festival. 

VIEWPOINT School/Studio Scholarship Program 

For schools or studios in need of financial assistance, we will be offering two full scholarships for both adjudication and festival participation. The scholarship will extend to the dancers in the works performing for adjudication, not to exceed 50 dancers. We are looking to promote inclusivity and diversity within the festival: programs with a large percentage of minorities within their student body will be selected.

To apply, you will need the following:

  • Link to School/Studio website and/or social media handles
  • Detailed description of financial need and hardships your organization is facing
  • Detailed description of your student body that will be attending the festival, including demographics (age, racial/ethnic backgrounds), and number of students
  • Detailed description of your annual curriculum 
  • Detailed description of any grants or subsidies your organization has received in 2019 or 2020
  • Click the link in the registration form to apply


Register for Viewpoint: