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33. International Choreographic Competition Hannover 2019
21. and 22. of June, 2019

Dear Friends,

Next Year the Ballet Society Hanover organize the International Competition for Choreographers Hanover for the 33. time.

These are the competition guidelines: All participants, choreographers and dancers, ought to have professional training. Choreographers must be 35 or younger. The competition is open to any kind of style. Evaluation is based exclusively on imaginative use of space and time, the realisation of an idea, and its transfer onto the performers. The duration of the performance, have to be between 5 and 12 minutes. A solo-ballet may not be interpreted by the choreographer him/herself. The applicant is free in his choice of subject and music.  The choreographic work can be send as an Internet link ( youtube, vimeo, etc.)  A DVD is also accepted.
The money that can be won for the first 3 endowed prizes amounts 13.500 EUR. The audience prize amounts 1.000 EUR. Furthermore there is a critics prize of 1.500 EUR

A prejury will select a maximum of 20 the submitted works, which will enter the contest.

Jury 2019
Marguerite Donlon, Independent Choreographer and Artistic Director DDC.
RD1st Coach and Mentor
Katrin Hall, Director Göteborgs Operans Danskompani
Nanine Linning, Dance Company Nanine Linning and Artistic Director of the competition
Richard Wherlock, Director Ballett Basel etc.

Jury Production Awards 2019
Stephen Delattre, Director Delattre Dance Company
Kevin Haigen, Artistic Director Bundesjugendballett
Garry Stewart, Director Australian Dance Theatre
Ed Wubbe, Director Scapino Ballett, Rotterdam

Prejury 2017
Dirk Elwert, Fachvermittler Tanz der ZAV Künstlervermittlung
Nanine Linning, Dance Company Nanine Linning
Gregor Zöllig, Director Ballet Staatstheater Braunschweig

A total sum of 13.500.- EUR in prize money, as well as three production awards will be awarded.
1st prize = 6.000.- EUR
2nd prize = 3.000.- EUR
3rd prize = 2.000.- EUR

Audience award 1.000.- EUR
Award of the critics: 1.500.- EUR

Production Awards

Delattre Dance Company Award: The winner will receive the opportunity to present the choreography shown in the competition in a production of the Delattre Dance Company with the dancers of DDC .

Tanja Liedtke Scholarship: Since 2016 the Tanja Liedtke Foundation donated a three week's scholarship at the Australian Dance Theatre in Adelaide, Australia. This Prize will be awarded by Garry Stewart, Director of The Australian Dance Theatre. The scholarship includes travel costs, accomodation, and ADT tuition.

Scapino Production Award: Since 2005 Ed Wubbe, the artistic director of the competition, awards the Scapino production award. The award includes the development of an unique choreography with dancers from Scapino Ballet and the presentation in the series TWOOLS.

Bundesjugendballett Production Award: The Bundesjugendballett was founded by John Neumeier in  2011. Since 2012 the Bundesjugendballett  also sponsors a production award. Part of the award is the development of a choreography with the Bundesjugendballett.

Enclosed you find more informations about the competition.

We would be very grateful if you could retail these infomations. Please find the actual terms of conditions plus application forms on the internet at

Kindest regards

Dr. Birgit Gruesser

Ballett Gesellschaft Hannover e.V.
Vor dem Berge 3
31553 Auhagen
Tel. 05033/9635504
Announcements / DANCE TAG Fall 2018
« Last post by on October 10, 2018, 02:22:50 PM »
Dance TAG (Teaching Artists Group) is a collegial gathering of teaching artists for movement ideas, information, discussion, and networking. We invite artists at all stages of their teaching — rookies, veterans, people currently working or those looking for work, especially artists in schools and community situations — who consider teaching to be an integral part of their artistic work. The sessions tend to be very inspiring and relevant for artistic inquiry as well as teaching.

All Dance TAG sessions are FREE
Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia 19104
RSVPs are appreciated: or 215-546-2552

Sunday, October 28   1:00 — 3:00 pm   Community Education Center

As arts educators, we impart creative lessons from a set of learned cultural values. What are compassionate, effective ways to use dance education in a cross-cultural setting? Join in for some practical tools and activities to explore the rich cultural background that students and teachers bring to a dance experience. Drawing on her own discoveries as well as experience
with Contra-Tiempo in Los Angeles, Dance Exchange, and Yes! And… Collaborative Arts, teaching artist Belle Alvarez will facilitate a workshop that invites dance and arts educators to consider the cultural impact of community arts education.

Honduran born, Philippine and USA raised, Belle Alvarez is an artist and educator work- ing with dance and social engagement at the intersections of art, activism, and interfaith organizing. Belle earned a BFA in Dance from Temple University and is an Associate of Performance instructing modern dance at Swarthmore College.


Sunday, November 18   1:00 – 3:00 pm   Community Education Center
WHAT THE H*LL AM I DOING?? with Monica Cameron Frichtel and Teresa VanDenend Sorge

As dance teaching artists in schools, studios, and other dance settings, we often find ourselves teaching classes in isolation with little opportunity to step back and consider big picture goals and accomplishments. What are our key priorities and intentions in teaching? And how can we continue to develop as teachers? Join Monica Cameron Frichtel and Teresa VanDenend Sorge in considering these questions and exploring various methods of self and classroom assessment in dance. This interactive movement workshop will share quick and easy ways to set up assessment practices and will invite participants to reflect on their own dance teaching practices. Join TAG for this unusual and valuable opportunity!

Monica Cameron Frichtel is a dance educator and researcher. With 20 years of dance teaching experience, she has worked in studios, K-12 schools, hospitals, universities, and summer camps, teaching ballet, modern, and creative movement to students of all ages. Monica currently teaches courses in pedagogy and assessment at Temple University and Rutgers University. In addition to teaching, Monica is engaged in dance education program evaluation and dance education re- search. She is a graduate of Temple University's EdM and PhD dance programs, and has a BA in dance from University of CA, Irvine.

Teresa VanDenend Sorge is the developer and Director of Koresh Kids Dance which provides creative dance classes for nearly 500 Philadelphia public school children each week. She is a full- time lecturer at Muhlenberg College in the department of Theatre and Dance and teaches classes in modern dance, dance education, and dance and society while also directing the Muhlenberg Community Dance Center. Her most recent dance works include artistic collaborations with text, props, and sculpture. Teresa holds a BA in Dance Education and Performance/Choreography from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and an Masters of Education in Dance degree from Temple University.


Sunday, December 2   1:00 – 3:00 pm   Community Education Center

Join TAG for a chance to experience ballet teaching from the "inside-out". Megan Flynn's pedagogy draws from a variety of somatic practices including Pilates and Laban Movement Analysis. Her ballet classes are rooted in the awareness of spinal and pelvic alignment, breath, core support and use of the pelvic floor. She develops sequences that engage Mobility-Stability, integrate the Patterns of Total Body Connectivity, and emphasize musicality and spatial awareness. The TAG session will include a typical ballet class structure, taught 'transparently' with explanations of the somatic ideas embedded in it. And it’s not just for ballet! This approach translates well to many kinds of dance teaching and many age groups. Big, bold, luscious dancing, from the inside-out.
Megan Flynn is currently an Assistant Professor in Dance at Muhlenberg College and the Artistic Director of the Philadelphia-based Megan Flynn Dance Company. She
earned an MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine, and is a fully- certified Pilates Instructor. She received a BFA from Tulane University and a Profession- al Diploma from Trinity-Laban in London. Megan performed with David Parker & The Bang Group, Eliza Miller Dance, Kathy Westwater and EgoArt, Inc. in New York City, Boston and abroad. Teaching, choreographing and performing have taken her across the US, England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain and Russia.

Open Call / Dancers on the Run 2018
« Last post by on October 10, 2018, 08:27:04 AM »
Hello, my name is Charon Mapp. I am the Creator & Director of Dancers on the Run.
Dancers on the Run is an opportunity for all dancers (past and present), artists, studio owners, dance educators, and dance families/friends to come together as one. It’s our goal to bring awareness to the community and display how dance can change lives.

We are excited to formally invite (Kenyatta Johnson), to join us for a night to remember. This is an exciting opportunity to bring the dance community together. We will dedicate this race to our children, dancers with disabilities, and also in honor of our dance legends—Faye B. Snow, E. Leon Evan II, Alvin Ailey, Paul Thomas, Arthur Mitchell, Libby Spencer, and Arthur Hall amongst many others.

Here are the Details:
Dancers on the Run glow in the dark one mile run/walk
Saturday October 20, 2018
7:00pm registration
8:00pm race begins
Start line: Broad & Wharton St.
Finish line: Broad & Pine St. (in front of the Gershman Y)
Tee shirt cost: $10.00
Prize for best dressed (Shine bright in your neon/glow in the dark outfit)
Bring your own studio posters

To Register:
Reply to this email or contact Charon Mapp at 215-908-0953.
Registration forms are due by Saturday October 13th.

The goal of this event: There are more than 100 dance studios/companies in the Philadelphia area.  Dancers on the run aims to provide all participating studios with the opportunity to sponsor one student with a full scholarship, dance clothes, shoes, tickets for broadway productions and professional shows. This is our opportunity for the dance community to serve our underprivileged children and explore them to the world of dance.

Join us, and let your hair down. RUN/WALK freely as you celebrate your accomplishments thus far knowing the best is yet to come!

How to get Involved: If you are interested in sponsoring or making any donations to Dancers on the Run, please email Charon Mapp at

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the finish line.
Art House Productions Presents in partnership with Friends of Loew's Present:

Your Move: Modern Dance Festival


Friday, November 2 at 7:30pm
Sunday November 4, at 2:oopm 
Sunday November 4, at 5:00pm

October 9, 2018 Art House Productions in partnership with Friends of Loew's  proudly present the 9th annual Your Move: Modern Dance Festival featuring Bessie Jury Award recipient Kyle Marshall at The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theater, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ, 07306, adjacent to the Journal Square PATH Station, on Friday November 2 at 7:30 pm and Sunday November 4 at 2:00 pm and 5:00pm. Tickets are $18 in advance ($25 at the door). For tickets and further information please visit

Your Move: Modern Dance Festival is New Jersey's preeminent annual modern dance festival, designed to support choreographers from New Jersey, New York, and beyond. Morgan Refakis, Christie Freeman and Meagan Woods co-produce a festival consistently recognized for high-caliber modern dance. Now in its 9th season, Your Move is thrilled to continue its partnership with Friends of the Loew's at The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theater. The festival is proudly sponsored by Harwood Properties and The KRE Group.

The 2018 festival features Kyle Marshall Choreography (KMC). Other choreographers include: Felicia Avalos, Lauren Connolly, Gwendolyn Gussman, Joe Monteleone, Patrick O'Brien, Javier Padilla, Ambika Raina, Morgan Refakis, Jordan Ryder, Phoebe Sandford, Adriana Santoro, and Shannon Yu 余香儒.


Kyle Marshall is a 2018 NY Dance and Performance "Bessie" Jury Award recipient and a 2017 NJ State Council of the Arts Fellow. His dance company, Kyle Marshall Choreography (KMC) sees the dancing body as a site for celebration, an igniter of social change and a container of history.  KMC has performed at venues including: Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out, Joe's Pub at the Public, Actors Fund Arts Center, NJPAC, NYC Summerstage, Wassaic Arts Project, and Conduit Dance (PDX). Commissions have included: "Dance on the Lawn" Montclair's Dance Festival, NJPAC and Harlem Stage. Kyle currently dances with the Trisha Brown Dance Company and doug elkins choreography. Kyle is a graduate of Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance.

"I am thrilled to be returning to Your Move as the featured choreographer. In the beginning of my career, this festival was a wonderful opportunity to share some of my first works in Jersey City. As an audience member, it was a chance to see some new, fresh voices in dance. I am excited to be sharing a new dance at Your Move." -Kyle Marshall

Felicia B Avalos is a choreographer, educator, performer, and published writer based in New York City. She received her MFA from The George Washington University in Dance and recently completed a residency in Melbourne, Australia where she created a new work about the water crisis in Mexico. Avalos focuses her work on Mexican and Central American political topics and merges her choreography with MMA fighting, Mexican ballet folklórico, and Argentine tango.

Lauren Connolly (Artistic Director, Connolly & Co.) is a choreographer, arts administrator, and dance educator from New Jersey. She is a recipient of the 2017 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship Award, the Dance on the Lawn 2017 Emerging Commissioned Choreographer Award and the 2015/2017 Jersey (New) Moves Emerging Choreographers Fellowship. Connolly & Co. is invested in how dance can initiate physical, intellectual, emotional, and spatial transformations. Her work has been described as, "sublime...full of surprises, admirably original ....and engaging..." Lauren has shown her work throughout the New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and New Jersey area.

Gwendolyn Gussman graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance and is currently performing with Sean Curran Company, Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, Vanessa Walters, Heidi Latsky Dance, and Roger C. Jeffrey. Gwendolyn's choreography has been presented at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Yale University, James Madison University, Denver School of the Arts, The Dance Collective, and others. Gwendolyn loves collaborating with artists in different disciplines, most notably touring with The Warp Trio (NYC), Jett Kwong (LA), Meredith Rose/The Dance Collective (CT), and Hallie Spoor (CO). Gwendolyn is the Artistic Director of a project called Nourishment; immersive and site-specific performances multi-sensory, evening-length experience blending dance, theater, live music, visual arts, and new media, with food and drink. More info at

Joe Monteleone, the "Andy Warhol of modern dance" (The Moving Beauty Series) is "A one-man-band soloist and choreographer who mixes his own music, video art, records monologues, and controls his own lighting - the rare control freak who can do it all and come out with a dazzlingly realized project" (Huffington Post).  His multimedia solo work and company (Monteleone Dance) have been presented extensively in New York City, nationally and internationally to great acclaim, listed in the Huffington Post's "Best Dance Performances of 2017". Joe is at the forefront of movement invention and incorporates this cutting-edge movement style with his prose, sound design, and multimedia worlds to create cerebral dance theatre. 

Patrick O'Brien attended The Joffrey Ballet School and is currently a freelance choreographer, dancer, and teaching artist living in NYC. Patrick has presented works that challenge definitions of precision and complexity using a distinctly detailed choreographic language. His choreography has been commissioned and curated for performances at multiple venues in the greater New York area including The Ailey Citigroup Theatre, The Brooklyn Museum, The 14th St Y, Dixon Place, Socrates Sculpture Park, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Earl Mosley's Intensive of the Arts, and many others. His work has toured to Connecticut, New Jersey, Philadelphia, PA, and Seaside Panama City, FL. Patrick has set commissioned work on CelloPointe, Joffrey Ballet School, The Movement Center (Honolulu, Hawaii), and others.   

Javier Padilla is a movement based artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico. His choreographic work has been presented in venues such as Judson Memorial Church, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Inside/Out Stage at Jacob's Pillow. Through his choreographic endeavor, The Movement Playground, Padilla has garnered residencies through Bucknell University, West Chester University, and the CUNY Dance Initiative. Padilla is currently the 2018 NJ Emerging Choreographer through Dance on The Lawn Montclair.

Ambika Raina is a dancer/performance maker/director whose work is rooted in an experimental foundation growing toward a pop sensibility. In NYC, Ambika has presented work at Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, NYU's Jack Crystal Theater, Westbeth, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Triskelion Arts and more. She has performed as a dancer at Madison Square Garden, HERE Arts Center, Triskelion Arts, and a residency showing at Jacob's Pillow. 

Morgan Hill Refakis graduated from Rutgers University where she received a Jerome and Lorraine Aresty Research Scholarship for choreography. Representing Northeast Indiana, Morgan performed and presented in Mexico through a performing arts cultural exchange with Rotary International. She has performed with Liz Lerman, Dance Exchange, Isabel Lewis, Insurgo Stage Project, The Dancing Georgina Project, Daniel Flores Dance, and Meagan Woods & Co. Since 2015, Morgan has collaborated with artist Nancy Nowacek. Their collaborations have been performed at Your Move Dance Festival, Judson Church, Central Park, Industry City, and Freshkills Park.

Jordan Ryder graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance and a double minor in Sociology and Business. Her notable performances include works by Crystal Pite, James Martin, Paul Taylor, and Pamela Pietro. Jordan's choreography has been presented across NYC, and in her final year at NYU, Jordan's piece, STEADFAST, was voted by students and faculty to be presented in the Second Avenue Dance Company's Major Dance Concert. Her company, RyderDance, made its first debut July 9th, 2018 at Triskelion Arts.

Phoebe Rose Sandford, director of Copy that Dance, has presented work at Dixon Place, The Woods, Triskelion Arts, NYU's Jack Crystal Theater, Threes Brewing, Beulahland, and Green Space. Phoebe has performed with Anne Zuerner, mishiDance, MoveWorks, Alice Gosti, RedCurrant Collective, Jonathan Matthews, This is Not a Theatre Company, The Charles Weidman Foundation, Patricia Hoffbauer, and AMS Project.

Adriana Santoro graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University with her BFA in Dance. Santoro has presented at The Actors Fund Arts Center, Bickford Theater at Morris Museum, Dixon Place, Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, Hudson Guild Theater, Judson Memorial Church, Landmark Loew's Jersey Theater, Loree Dance Theater, Mark Morris Dance Center, Ritz Performing Arts Stage, Triskelion Art's Muriel Schulman Theater, Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, and Vorhees Chapel at Rutgers. 


Shannon Yu 余香儒 is Taipei Born, New York-based choreographer/ dancer/creator. Having a background of Civil Engineering, Shannon Yu tends to gain intimacy with space, transforming and illuminating the elements of the space using her own point of view and a wide range of movement vocabulary. Shannon is an observer of life, and often seek through ordinary sounds and scenes for inspiration. 

Art House Productions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the development and presentation of performing and visual arts programs in Jersey City, NJ. Art House Productions presents original theater, music events, visual arts, experimental performance, classes, video/new media, and the quarterly citywide arts festival, JC Fridays. For more information about our programs, please visit our website at
Announcements / Call to Artists! Austin Dance Festival 2019
« Last post by ADolan on September 20, 2018, 10:50:36 PM »
Austin Dance Festival 2019 is now accepting submissions!

AUSTIN DANCE FESTIVAL is a modern dance festival that produces professional showcases, a youth concert, master classes, artist interviews, pop-up community dances, and a dance on film screening. Artists working in the fields of modern dance, postmodern dance, and contemporary dance are invited to apply for the professional showcases. Pre-professional youth companies may apply for the Youth Edition Concert. The festival is also accepting submissions to “Dance on Film.” 

Festival Dates: April 5-7, 2019

Guidelines and applications:
Now entering its third year, Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals is pleased to announce that letters of inquiry are now being accepted for 2019.  The deadline to apply is October 5, 2018. 

Project Springboard:  Developing Dance Musicals is designed to encourage collaboration among theater artists in which the choreographer plays an integral role from conception, to develop new musicals with dance fully integrated into the story-telling, and to address existing financial and practical obstacles to developing those ideas in the early stages of development.

Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals provides a three-week development residency in June 2019 for creative teams in the early stages of a new dance-driven musical.  The residencies will take place in New York City and will include up to twelve performers, stipends for the creative team, producing and dramaturgical support.  Creative teams may range in size (up to five) and must include a choreographer and a composer.

Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals will continue to nurture projects following their residencies to create a pipeline of new dance-driven musicals into the not-for-profit theater community.

Application instructions are available at After initial submissions are reviewed, select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, due in December. Finalists will be notified in February 2019 for the three-week residency in June 2019.

2018 projects include Bhangin' It (book by Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew, Music and Lyrics by Sam Willmott, Choreography by Rujuta Vaidya, and Directed by Amy Anders Corcoran); The Night Falls (Directed and Choreographed by Troy Schumacher; Music and Lyrics by Ellis Ludwig-Leone, Book and Lyrics by Karen Russell). 2017 projects include Untitled Camille Brown Project (Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by Camille A. Brown, Music by Scott Patterson, Dramaturgy by Talvin Wilks), and Here in the Bright Colorado Sun (Directed by Susan Misner and Jonathan Bernstein, Choreographed by Susan Misner, Written by Jonathan Bernstein).

Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals is a project of the Jerome Robbins Foundation.  Program Director is Mara Isaacs. In addition to the leadership of The Jerome Robbins Foundation, the program is made possible with the support of the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Frederick Loewe Foundation and the Geraldine Stutz Trust

For more information about Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals application visit:
Submission Deadline: SEPT. 30


*All works are subject to adjudication for inclusion, and all works must pay a non-refundable $30 submission fee per submission. Most selected Live Performance works will receive a travel stipend, and all RAD artists will have the opportunity to apply for our Host an Artist program to negate or defray the cost of lodging during the festival. Some artists will have the additional opportunity to teach a festival master class or workshop.
Based on the award-winning methodology of the National Dance Institute (NDI), Dance eXchange is an in-school educational outreach program that uses live music and structured creative learning to teach Philadelphia students the basic vocabulary of dance, while fostering personal growth skills like self-confidence, focus, teamwork, and determination. Founded in Spring 2014 with a class of 24 students at Andrew Jackson School, the program has since grown to reach nearly 200 3rd and 4th grade students at three Philadelphia schools in the 2017-2018 school year.

NDI’s pedagogy teaches students the fundamentals of dance and performance by integrating a curricular theme and concluding each program with a final performance. Students also hone their critical and creative thinking skills as their dance skills develop. Focused through a curricular theme, students are introduced to new cultures and big ideas, engendering in them an abiding curiosity about the world and their place in it. Visit for more information.

From Monday, September 24-Friday, September 28, 2018, BalletX and NDI will conduct a week-long training workshop at Stephen Girard School. This residency is free of cost to select dance educators, with the option of attending as a Participant or Observer.

** Please submit the below application, along with your School District of Philadelphia School clearances: FBI Criminal History Record, PA Child Abuse Background Verification, and Fingerprints**

If you have any questions, please contact program coordinator, Kate Carr, at
The Koresh Dance Come Together Dance Festival is a 5-day celebration of our Philadelphia dance community!
If you are a choreographer or dance company we encourage you to share your work with us for your chance to perform at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre November 14-18!

Application and information at
Just over 1 week left to apply this year!

OPEN CALL: The Outlet Dance Project seeks Choreography & Dance Films for its 14th Annual Festival. Deadline – August 1. More info at
Film Fest: Oct 4th. Live Performances: Oct 7th. This is one of the most unique dance festivals on the East Coast, one of New Jersey's most popular. It features site-specific choreography, dance films, & work created for the stage, and takes place at the internationally renowned sculpture park, Grounds For Sculpture.

The Outlet Dance Project invites artists who identify or have identified as women to apply to our upcoming festival. We seek the work of choreographers (individual and/or companies) and filmmakers. The Outlet is committed to supporting all dance forms. We strongly encourage artists from traditionally under-represented or marginalized communities to apply. The festival celebrates the intersections of visual and moving arts, exploring relationships between sculpture and dance, place and movement.

We hope that you will consider applying and help us spread the word!

With appreciation,
donia salem & Ann Robideaux
The Outlet Directors

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