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« Last post by on February 10, 2018, 10:28:15 AM »
Participation in the contest for a solo is permitted for solos that are autonomous solo performances, the premiere of which took place between 1st January 2016 and 30th March 2018 or prepared especially for the Contest (premiere). The solo should not be shorter than 5 minutes and no longer than 20 minutes. One dancer can submit maximum two solos.
Solo pieces will be judged by an international jury composed of 5 members. The Jury will carry out the preselection and then will judge the finalists. There will be maximum 6 finalists. The Jury will judge the solos for their artistic value, technical level and originality, awareness of the performance space and dramaturgy of the choreography. In the Contest there are to be 3 prizes: 1st prize: 3.000 EUR, 2nd prize: 2.000 EUR and 3rd prize: 1.000 EUR.

Where: club Zak, Gdańsk / Poland

When: 11-15.06.2018

Deadline for applications: 31.03.2018

To apply, please visit

Participation free, we reimburse travel costs up to 150 euro, accommodation and two meals a day.

Contact details:
« Last post by on February 10, 2018, 10:26:53 AM »
From 5th till 8th of April 2018 Choreolab Europe will facilitate a Spring lab intensive in Amsterdam, where advanced and professional dancers, movers, dancing choreographers and dance students can participate.

Where: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

When: 5-8 April 2018
The Spring lab contains a.o. research labs, playgrounds and lectures guided by different (guest) choreographers & collaborators, such as:

Hayley Adams, Gabriela Suarez, Sandra Kramerová and the artistic team of Choreolab Europe: Anja Gallagher, Sanne Clifford and Jordi Ribot Thunnissen.

More information:—amsterdam.html

About the platform:
Choreolab Europe is an international, collaborative artistic research platform for dance and choreography. It provides an artistic playground for choreographers, dancers and movers from all over the world, where specific ideas on the creation of a movement for performance are researched in a peer-to-peer setting.

In the form of a four-day weekend, organized in a different European city at every turn, each choreolab offers a combination of diverse activities: practical labs guided by invited choreographers; open playgrounds where participants can fill in the time and the space with their own interests and questions – taking advantage of the possibility to work with the assisting choreographers as their coach; a theory based lecture on the poetics of movement; and a practical workshop given by a local dance-maker.
Early bird deadline: until 28/02/2018
Spring lab deadline: until 30/03/2018
How to apply:

Fill in the lab application form on our website with your short bio and motivation
Costs for participants
€ 165,- for a 4-day lab
€ 145,- for early bird bookings (Feb 2nd, deadline for this lab)
€ 135,- for dance/movement students at a professional dance or theatre university

Contact details
« Last post by on February 10, 2018, 10:24:43 AM »
Eastman and Artistic Director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui proudly announce the 2018 edition of the Eastman Summer Intensive, a workshop program for professional dancers and dance students age 18+. During ten workshop days, the participants work intensively with the artistic team of Eastman to enrich their skills and to learn innovative approaches towards movement and choreography, focusing on the dance culture of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Damien Jalet.

Where: deSingel International Arts Campus, Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium

When: August 6th to 17th 2018

Deadline for applications: 16 March 2018

This year we offer a unique opportunity to a group of 45 dancers to meet and train whilst focussing on the creation process behind Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s repertoire. The mentors of the program are Eastman artists Navala ‘Niku’ Chaudhari and Damien Fournier, who will provide professional guidance and feedback. Their experience as dancers in Babel(words), Puz/zle, Origine and Myth will be the starting point for the creation workshops. In the morning we offer a variety of guest classes by Eastman dancers and professional teachers. All participants follow the same curriculum during this year’s edition.

The Eastman Summer Intensive is part of the Summer School of deSingel International Arts Campus in Antwerp.

How to apply: You can audition online according to the instructions on the webpage

Costs for participants: €700,00 (including your registration cost, fee for 10 workshop days and lunch for 10 workshop days, excluding accommodation costs)

Contact details:
« Last post by on February 10, 2018, 10:22:40 AM »
The Festival 10 Sentidos is an international performing arts festival that looks for innovative proposals in art in order to reflect upon social issues. This year’s edition will talk about Invisibles,  people that we pass by in our daily lives without noticing their no presence.

The Choreography Competition 2018 is open to international dancers and choreographers that want to present a short dance work (no longer than 15 min) that relates and reflects upon the festival’s theme.

Where: Valencia, Spain

When: 9th and 10th May

Deadline for applications: 1st March, 11.59pm

More details about the competition, the guidelines and the application form can be found here.

To apply, please complete the application form on the festival’s webpage (

Costs: Free

Contact details:
« Last post by admin on February 03, 2018, 08:45:38 PM »
International Contemporary Dance Festival of Mexico City FIDCDMX, 2018. Third edition.


The first international contest for mature contemporary dance soloists, “Pina Bausch award”. The contest will happen in Mexico City within the frame of the FIDCDMX 2018.

The contest is open to contemporary dance soloists that are 40 years old and above.
The piece to present should be maximum 10 minutes long.
Where: Mexico City

Deadline for applications: May the 15th, 2018

III)  The technical requirements and the scenography proposed should be minimal and should be adapted to the conditions of the venues where the contest will be presented.

IV) The contest will consist of five facets: a) Proof of age and career b)  Pre-selection of the piece through  video c) Eliminatory d) Semifinal e) Final.

V) This year there will be only one economical award of a minimum of 500 euros ( to grow if more funding is gotten). The winner will be selected by a jury conformed by contemporary dance specialists.

VI) There will also be an ‘Audience award’ and an ‘Special mention’ that this year won’t receive any economical award.

VII) The winner of the ‘Pina Bausch award’ along with one more piece selected between the  ‘Audience award’ and the ‘Special mention’, will dance in the closure of the Festival, where the final results will be announced.

VIII) To apply, it is necessary to send the next information to the following e-mail:

An official document that proves to be 40 years old and above.
Small biography or CV, as well as Internet links which prove a career in contemporary dance.
A  video of the full piece with which the soloist will apply,  or else, a video of the work in progress. The video should be rigorously presented in a YouTube or Vimeo link (with password in case of being private); otherwise it would be impossible to consider it.
IX) The deadline for applying is May the 15th, 2018. If an artist (in order to apply for fundraising) to be able to come and participate, need to know their results before, it is possible to send the verdict of the preselection beforehand. It is important to notice that Festival will offer meals and accommodation during the stay of the participant; however plane tickets cannot be covered. In any case, the festival can help the artist with documents to apply for fundraising and be able to attend.

X) The official results will be published on July the 1st 2018. The interpreters who reach this phase will be opportunely notified about the venues where the contest will continue. However, it is important to notice that the availability required is from August the 1st to August the 13th.

Within only two editions, the Festival has brought more than 50 companies from 30 countries and has had direct access to almost 30,000 people. It is an unprecedented event, the only of its kind in Mexico City.

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Summer Programs / Wissahickon Dance Academy offers three summer camps
« Last post by admin on January 30, 2018, 09:05:42 AM »
Wissahickon Dance Academy offers three summer ballet camps plus Adult and Teen tap classes:  Summer Ballet Intensive​ for intermediate and advanced ballet students. The program stresses the highly structured Vaganova syllabus and closely resembles the program of study adhered to in the former Soviet Union; Beginner Dance Camp​, individual classes in beginner ballet, hip hop, and jazz; Dancing Fairy Tales, a Summer Pre-Ballet Dance Camp ​ for ages 4-6 that feature favorite stories from around the world explored dynamically through dance. All three programs take place at the Wissahickon Dance Academy at 38 E. Schoolhouse Lane, in the Germantown section of Northwest Philadelphia.
SUMMER BALLET INTENSIVE: Intermediate and advanced ballet students hone their skills in ballet, pointe, partnering, jazz, modern, character dance, historical dance and yoga.  Principal Dancer, Irina Komarenko, from the Donetsk Ballet will make the long journey from Ukraine to teach this three week program. WDA ballet mistress and former principal dancer from the Kyrgyz Opera and Ballet in Krygystan, Elena Tiuriakulova, has been on staff at WDA since 2003 and will also be teaching during the program. Additional faculty include Yosbel Delgado, formerly of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Donald Lunsford, Artistic Director of Philadanco II, Svetlana Lutz, former principal dancer of Stavropol Cossack’s Dance Troupe, and Carly McDade, yoga instructor of Blue Banyon Yoga. The Intensive is intended for serious students who want to improve their technique. Dancers should be between the ages of 10-22 and have at least two years of experience. A studio performance will be held at the end of the intensive and will be followed by a reception.
Dates: June 18 to July 13, 2018 (4 weeks), Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $1250 for the four week program or $325 per week
Discount: $25 discount if full payment before April 1
Audition Required: to schedule call 215-849-7950, or email
SUMMER BEGINNER DANCE CAMP - In two action packed weeks of camp, students ages 7 and up who have little or no training in ballet and other dance forms will learn the basics of Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Hip Hop in a fun and creative atmosphere, focusing on basic positions and movements and allowing for creativity.  At the end of camp students will perform their new talents for family and friends. The program will be taught by the popular Karina Banks.
Dates: July 16 - 27, 2018,  from 9AM to 12PM. 
Cost: $200 per week, or $375 for two weeks. (Full payment due by May 15)
Discount: Register by April 1 and receive a $25 discount
PRE-BALLET DANCE CAMP - Dancing Fairy Tales, for ages 4-6, will feature favorite stories from around the world explored dynamically through dance.  This one week dance camp will foster your child's creativity by using creative dance and Ballet as a springboard into exploration and discovery—expressing stories, ideas and dreams that go beyond performing a series of steps. The course will be taught by WDA’s very own Cara King.
Dates: July 30 - Aug 3, 2018, from 9AM to 11:30AM.
Cost: $180 for the week (Full payment due by May 15)
Discount: Register by April 1 and receive a $25 discount
BEGINNING TAP FOR ADULTS AND TEENS: For six weeks over the summer, adults and teens will have fun exploring the great American Art form, Tap Dance. This class will be for adults and teens who have had little or no experience in the this style of dance. We will introduce the basic steps of tap, while allowing the more advanced students to build on the technique they already have. Each class we will do a center warm up, travel across the floor and work on a combination. Combinations can be done through "Poly-rhythms" so that each dancer is able to work at their own level and at their own pace. Great exercise, great fun! Taught by Master Teacher, Corinne Karon.
Dates: June 19 – July 24 A six week series on Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30pm
Cost: $96 for the six week session.
For further information, contact Director Nancy Malmed, at 215-849-7950, e-mail, or visit
« Last post by art777art on January 29, 2018, 08:26:39 AM »
Biomechanics. Psychological Gesture. Physical Action

Retzhof Castle - Leitring, Austria
International Intensive Theatre Lab

Check the dates:

* find new collaborators and connections
* expand your acting and directing skills
* immerse into the performing arts week
* perform, improvise and create

The program is designed for actors of physical theatre, dancers, contemporary circus performers, mimes, choreographers and directors

 The practical training is focused on the psycho-physical approach to the art of acting relying on the teachings of Russian outstanding theatrical innovators - Vsevolod Meyerhold, Michael Chekhov and Konstantin Stanislavsky.

Participants will explore the principles of Biomechanics, the Psychological Gesture, the Physical Action and the Method of Active Analysis.

Check the dates:
International Conference
"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"

December 17 - 21, 2018
Retzhof Castle - Styria, Austria

"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" is the annual international multidisciplinary conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts.

Theatre - Dance - Music - Visual & Multimedia Art - Arts Administration - Performing Arts Training - Theatre Design & Technology

The conference meeting is highly recommended to performing arts practitioners and researchers from different countries interested in the traditional methods as applied to contemporary performing arts work, searching for international network opportunities and new collaboration partners: performing arts academics, arts educators and teachers, performers of various genres and techniques, theatre directors, dancers and choreographers, arts administrators and producers, musicians, stage designers costume designers, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics and arts journalists.

You are welcome to take part as a Presenter/Speaker or a Participant/Observer.

The conference offers the unique opportunity:
- to exchange experience and share ideas in contemporary performing arts education and training, rehearsal process and performance practice;
- to demonstrate diverse methods and techniques in contemporary performing arts inspired and formed in the connection with the world traditional heritage;
- to meet colleagues from all over the world, establish new contacts and lay the foundation for future networking and collaboration in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment.

At the moment the conference is accepting presentation proposals. Find out more...
The ITAC4 Programming Committee is seeking proposals from the global community that reflect the best thinking and practice in teaching artistry, informed by research and projects in the field. We particularly welcome proposals from artists working in developing countries.

Session Themes

The committee invites proposals that seek to present on the role, responsibilities and impact of teaching artistry, through presentations or practical sessions. Conference sessions and presentations (of between 20 – 90 minutes) should encourage critical reflection and participatory, hands-on exploration in response to these three conference questions:

What is the role of teaching artists as contributors to social justice?
What is the responsibility of 21st century artists as they engage in different communities?
How can artists transform schools and institutions of learning in radical ways?
Session Formats

Practical workshops
Roundtable discussions
Ted style talks
Short films
Performance/Artist Presentation
Proposal Evaluation Criteria

The overall program will be curated to encourage a diverse array of presenters and perspectives, from a wide global geographical spread, including those with different levels of experience, a variety of art-forms, a range of institutional/organizational types, as well as individual artists. Proposals will be selected to ensure the conference offers a comprehensive, non-commercial, objective, and diverse program. Please note – we are not looking for proposals that simply represent past work, but rather those that spark conversations and encourage active participation.

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their ability to:

Clearly state the purpose, objectives, and contribution to the conference themes
Instigate questions and exploration that continue beyond the conference
Present content and engage participants through a variety of approaches and learning styles
Explore issues and questions important to the international field of teaching artistry and participatory arts
Submitting a Proposal

The application to apply to ITAC4 and submit a proposal will open on January 8, 2018. Conference proposals will be accepted until Friday, February 16, 2018.

*Please Note: All presenters and co-presenters must register and pay for the conference. However, a small number of financial assistance packages are available for freelance/independent artists who meet the financial assistance criteria.

More information:
Summer Programs / Dance Italia 2018 (Lucca, Italy) Deadline – 05/30/2018
« Last post by admin on January 24, 2018, 07:42:46 AM »
Dance Italia 2018 (Lucca, Italy) July 16- August 4
Deadline: 05/30/2018
Online Application:
Fee to Apply: $25

Description Of Opportunity:

International Contemporary Dance Workshop
Founded in 2011, Dance Italia has developed into a vibrant community of international students, performers, educators, and choreographers. The Workshop offers a rigorous dance experience in a supportive atmosphere, fostering a creative exchange of ideas, encouraging exploration, and providing the opportunity to experience a diverse spectrum of dance/movement disciplines. Dancers expand their skills through daily classes, workshops, discussions, informal showings and performances. Four, week long Master Class workshops accompany a core technique schedule, each taught by a prominent artist/teacher currently working in the field.
Workshops Include:

Kidd Pivot


Flying Low/Passing Through

NobleMotion Dance

Sharon Estacio

Cristine Bonansea

& more!

How To Apply:

To Apply-

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