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The Movement Performer Plug In Program đź’«

Showcase your talent and Plug In as an official festival movement-based performer.

Pop-up performances and merriment flutter throughout The Forest – earn the opportunity to perform throughout The Forest and be featured through one grand talent showcase. Embracing a variety of movement-based skills, those who may consider this program include…

  • Skilled dance performers
  • Contortionists and acrobats
  • Skilled flow arts performers (hula hoop, poi, staff, etcetera)
  • Magicians and mimes
  • Any movement-based act that requires little production and is fit for both the stage and pop-up performances on the festival grounds.


Our palette of human character traits are survival instincts shared by the creatures of this world. Each communicates and interacts with a unique imprint on the diverse tapestry of its ecosystem.

By observing and communing with nature we can merge with the primal wisdom and power found in the Animal Kingdom. Every creature offers wisdom when we listen.

Please choose a Forest Creature with attributes you identify with or draw inspiration from. What are their movements, habits, abilities or physical appearance that you connect with? Creatively channel the energy of this guide’s power in your performance submission video.


  • Two (2) Staff Wristbands
  • Staff Camping: Performers will camp, inspire, and enjoy Electric Forest together (Winners must provide own camping gear and transportation to and from event)
  • One (1) Staff Vehicle Pass
  • Food Vouchers: Two (2) meals per show day (Thursday through Sunday) to be used at Electric Forest Vendors
  • Opportunity to perform as part of the Official Movement Performer Showcase
  • Support pre-event and on site from the Movement Performer Plug In Leader including creative exchange
  • The opportunity to perform alongside other roaming Forest Performers!

Video auditions will be accepted from March 2, 2023 through April 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern. The Performers will be selected and announced in April, 2023.


Judged by: The Plug In Team and Movement Performer Coordinator
Judgment method: By reviewing videos and comparing the best auditions
Judged on:
  • 40% Skill
  • 40% Stage Presence
  • 20% Costume & Theme

  • Read and follow all application and video guidelines and rules.
  • Choose the aspect of the theme that inspires you.
  • Create and practice your choreography.
  • Get funky or formal on the appropriate costume front.
  • Submit application with video included. Audition video must meet all of the following requirements – videos that do not follow guidelines will not be considered!
  • Film video & upload it to YouTube with the title “Electric Forest 2023 Performer Audition.”
  • Share video with the hashtag #EF2023Performer, and tag Electric Forest! Submissions must be in video format only & upload videos to YouTube ONLY.
  • Introduce yourself, your medium, and your concept to the camera. Show lots of big personality and large moves – appropriate for winning minds and hearts in The Forest!
  • Video must be 3 minutes or less.
  • Performance must reflect the theme in your costume choice, music choice, and character.
  • Video does not have to be taken in one shot, although it must offer a good sense of your stage-ready act. Show a developed concept and amazing movement skills more than your video editing skills.
  • Partner acts are welcome.
  • Use of props, music, post-production effects, and other people in the video is acceptable.
  • The applicant must physically be the person featured in your audition video.
  • Applicant agrees to take this role seriously and consider oneself a high profile part of the event.
This is not an appropriate program for acts that rely on sound, acts that include fire, or acts that include large props to activate.


The 2023 Performer Coordinator

Noah Moore has spent his life amassing seemingly useless skills to entertain any audience. From streets, stages, festivals, circus tents, casinos, and even Cirque Du Soleil special events, Noah strives to unite audiences across the globe in a shared magic moment. Wittiness, object manipulation, acrobatics, balance and muscles are this troubadour’s weapons of choice. Years of organizing performance tours and coaching youth circus programs showed Noah the exponential increase in quality that accompanies a cohesive troupe, beyond a solo performance. At this year’s Electric Forest, Noah will guide a full spectrum of talent as it coalesces into a symbiotic performance organism that prowls the woods, enveloping all in stunningly sexy silliness.