Please provide a brief (250 word) biographical sketch of the artist or a history of the company in question. For orchestras, please also include a biography of the conductor. This information will be viewable by the public.
Chard Gonzalez Dance Theatre is a recently established nonprofit organization based in New Orleans. Our mission is to amplify the talents of dance theatre artists and to enhance the public’s appreciation of dance theatre through evocative productions performed locally, nationally and internationally.
Please cut and paste quotes from reviews and other publicity. If none, please indicate.
"Chard Gonzalez Dance Theatre reprised The Divine Feminine, which offered its own unique brand of slapstick humor. In both costumes and solo dances, the five women in the piece invoked and subtly mocked gender images, especially in relation to dance, for example a suffering ballerina. Interspersed between the women's solos, Chard Gonzalez and Christopher Forsyth, wearing spandex and exercise gear, reincarnated over-the-top scenes from the movie Flashdance, which featured an aspiring ballerina doing energetic dance routines, stretching the thin premise that the pure titillation of the film was some form of artistic expression for Jennifer Beals' character. Gonzalez pushed the madness further by doing one dance while spinning furiously on roller skates." - Will Coviello (March 29, 2011)
Please summarize the activities for touring or school activities.
Chard Gonzalez Dance Theatre provides entertainment and educational services through performances and workshops that aim to inspire and educate the public. Interactivity with the public is encouraged in both performances of our repertory and workshops for the public of all ages.
Do you provide a Teacher's Guide?
Please provide the details of your technical rider. Indicate where you have flexibility.
Chard Gonzalez Dance Theatre travels with an Associate Director and usually 7-8 dancers.
- costumes, props, scenery, and music for the performance
- music and educational materials for the workshop
- transportation to the performance/workshop site
- specific technical requirements when needed
Presenter agrees to provide:
- acceptable performance and workshop space(s)
- advertising for performance and workshop
- front of house staff including box office, ushers, security, janitor and other personnel as necessary
- lighting and sound equipment, soft goods, marley-like dance floor and crew
- technical director to be present at all crew calls
Required to give a dollar fee range. Please indicate your range with concise descriptions of activities at the upper and lower ends of the scale
Artist Fee for 60-90 minute performance:
$2500-$5000 or 50% of box office (which ever is greater).
Artist fee for 30-60 minute performance:
$1000-$2500 or 50% of box office (which ever is greater).
Artist Fee for performances under 30 minutes
$500-$1000 or 50% of box office (which ever is greater).
Artist/Teacher Fee for 60-90 minute workshop
FREE (assuming the workshop is supplemental to a performance)
Artist fee must exceed costs including transportation to performance site, accommodations and sustenance for the company.
All fees are negotiable, CGDT does provide FREE performances for special events.