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Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities & Funding:  Current listings for the U.S., Europe, and Asia

New Works & Events:  “The Sun Roars into View” by Lucinda Childs, “Citizen” by Reggie Wilson

Trending:  Female Ballet Choreographers on the Rise:  Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Ksenia Zvereva, Malgorzata Dzierzon

Learning Opportunities:  Architanz in Tokyo, Japan; Goa Contact Festival in Goa, India

Talks & Conferences:  Presidential Lecture with Bill T. Jones

New Videos & Books:  Philip Glass, Robert Wilson & Lucinda Childs:  Einstein on the Beach, Dark Matter:  18 Selected Choreographies of Marco Goecke






CALIFORNIA:  The National Choreographers Initiative (NCI) is accepting applications for its 2017 NCI Showing.  Apply by January 14, 2017



MASSACHUSETTSThe Yard at Martha’s Vineyard offers Offshore Creation Residencies of two to three weeks, emphasizing the collaborative nature of dance making.  Daily access to studio and/or theater, with option to lead community class or residency-related workshop and culminating in a minimum of two public performances.


Residency artists are hand-selected by Yard staff after review of live performances or showings.  There is no formal application process.  Interested artists are encouraged to send press kits and information to The Yard for review.



NEW YORKGO!, STREB's Emerging Artist Commissioning Program, is accepting movement-based proposals by choreographers, aerialists, and circus artists.  Apply by November 21, 2016Visit:


NEW YORK:  8 In Show is a quarterly series presented by Dixon Place Theater, running March 29, June 28, September 27 & November 29, 2017.  It features eight dance companies of emerging and established choreographers of all dance forms to showcase new 5 -12 minute pieces.  Apply by November 16, 2016



NEW YORKPushing Progress 2017 Showcase Series at the Salvatore Capezio Theater calls for choreographers to showcase the work of established dance companies and is also a space for new voices to emerge.   Performances on February 18 &19, 2017.  Apply by November 29, 2016Visit:


NEW YORK:  Dance Omi is accepting applications from choreographers for its 2017 residency program that consists of three weeks of artistic process, sharing, and international community building.  Apply by January 2, 2017.



NEW YORKNew York City Ballet/New York Choreographic Institute is accepting applications for its spring session.  Participating choreographers will have the opportunity to work with a composer on the development of a new score that will be used in creating the choreography made during the session.  Apply by December 5, 2016.





AUSTRALIA:  TRIP (Tasdance Residencies for Independent Practice) offers professional choreographic residencies from September to December to develop a new dance work, specific aspects or ideas within the resident’s dance practice, or for choreographic and other research.  Applications for 2017 are currently being accepted.



BELGIUM:  Atelier Utopia, a residency workshop, proposes a reflection on how choreographers relate to the theme of “utopia.” Application deadline is ongoing.



FRANCEBourses Déclics Jeunes de la Fondation de France is accepting applications for young artists ages 18-30 to realize their vocation or a personal project.  Apply by November 30, 2016



GERMANY:  Twice per year, PACT Zollverein Essen awards residencies to professional artists in the area of dance.  Residencies are shaped to suit individual needs.  Rehearsal space, administrative and technical support from PACT’s team, and local accommodation are provided.  Grants to cover living expenses and travel costs are also provided.  Applications must be submitted online by December 5, 2016.  Visit:


GERMANY:  International Performance Festival by the performance art depot is inviting dancers and choreographers from around the world to perform on their stage in Mainz between April 21-30, 2017.  Apply by December 2, 2016.



GERMANY:  Dance-tech at Lake Studios Berlin is accepting applications for its dance-tech artist in residency program.  The program is a self-generated residency offering an experience in collaborative living and creation.  Residents will have the opportunity for artistic exchange and access to inside information about the dance scene in Berlin, while enjoying a unique living and creative working space.



INDIA:  Yoga Practice is a month-long residential yoga program from February 13 - March 11, 2017.  Designed for dancers, teachers, and choreographers to immerse themselves in the practice of yoga and develop new skills for teaching.  Apply by December 13, 2016Visit:


INDIAAttakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is now accepting applications for Platform 2017 from practitioners with a track record of choreographic practice in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, and Afghanistan).  Platform 2017 is an integral part of the Attakkalari India Biennial 2017 which will be held February 312, 2017 across multiple venues in Bangalore.

Apply by November 5, 2016.  Visit:  


PANAMAOpen call for PRISMA–International Contemporary Dance Festival of Panama.  Fundacion PRISMA Danza is now accepting submissions from independent choreographers and chamber dance companies.  Festival will be held in Panama City from October 8-15, 2017.  Interested companies, dance groups, or independent choreographers should send their proposals (video submissions) by December 31, 2016.  To apply go to:


SLOVENIA:  EDN Atelier in the Frame of CoFestival 2016 is accepting applications for the workshop Choreographic Tools in Organizational Context, which takes place November 26-28, 2017.  The three-day program offers a group of 12-15 participants a chance to gather at Kino Šiška to research how the methods of the work of dancers and choreographers can be applied to managing a dancehouse or a long-term project.  



UK:  Young Creatives 2017 is looking for young people interested in developing their choreographic ideas with the help of a mentor, during two residential weekends in London:  January 28 & 29 and April 8 & 9.  No previous experience in choreographing needed.  No fee to participate.  Apply by December 15, 2016



UK:  Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) is accepting applications for Northern Connections, an artist development and showcase opportunity for emerging choreographers.  Funding will be provided to undertake a three-week creative/rehearsal studio residency at NSCD and Yorkshire Dance in Leeds, with bespoke business advice and mentoring from Spin Arts, based in Northern England.

Apply by November 20, 2016Visit:


USA:  Open call for American Dance Festival (ADF) dance on camera initiative Movie by Movers.  ADF’s Movies By Movers is a bi-annual festival dedicated to the celebration of the conversation between the body and the camera.  Share the collaboration between the ephemeral art of live movement and the perpetual nature of film.  Apply by: February 12, 2017. For more information go to: 






BOSTONBoston Center for the Arts Choreographer Residency ShowcaseA Quarter Past Midnight” with James Morrow runs November 11-12, 2016.  Through a fusion of modern, contemporary, and urban dance styles, Morrow reimagines Nijinsky’s Afternoon of a Faun in a modern day houseclub setting.



NEW YORKBaryshnikov Arts Center presents world premiere of “(T)here to (T)here” by Liz Gerring Dance Company, November 10-12, 2016.  Features a central couple whose solos come together and move apart, mirroring the cyclical nature of relationships. 



NEW YORK:  Baryshnikov Arts Center presents U.S. premiere of “Co. Venture” by David Vaughan and Pepper Fajans.  Duet exploring the cross-generational friendship between the peformers.  The show brings their experiences of adventure and camaraderie to the dance theater, incorporating sculpture, puppetry, and storytelling.  Runs November 16-18, 2016Visit:


NEW YORK:  Choreographer Reggie Wilson returns to Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) with a brand new work, “CITIZEN,” which draws from the languages of the African diaspora.  Inspired by African-American figures throughout history who chose not to leave their home country despite pervasive racism.  Runs December 14-18, 2016.  Visit



NEW YORK:  Choreographer Jonah Bokaer and artist Daniel Arsham celebrate a decade of collaboration in NY premiere of three works in “RULES OF THE GAME,” featuring four dancers playing with 10,000 ping-pong balls.  Performance at BAM from November 10-12, 2016Visit:


NEW YORK:  French physical theater maverick Aurélien Bory returns to BAM with “Plexus,November 9-13, 2016.  Features Japanese dancer and choreographer Kaori Ito as both instrument and muse as she moves through a field of 5,000 nylon wires in this “jewel of optical theater.”  Video: 

See Plexus:


NEW YORK:  Gibney Dance Company celebrates the world premiere of “Folding In” by Gina Gibney. The work exposes the natural state of the body and how it seeks inevitable, but unknowable, endings.  Performances from November 2-12, 2016



NEW YORKThe Joyce Theater is presenting two programs of work by Lucinda Childs, one of America’s greatest modern choreographers.  The first week, her company will perform Lucinda Childs: A Portrait (1963-2016).  Second week includes the NY premiere of her new work The Sun Roars Into View.  Runs November 29 - December 11, 2016Visit:




AUSTRIA:  New choreography by Daniel Proietto will be part of Vienna State Ballet's triple bill running from November 1-18, 2016.  Proietto took “Les Sylphides” as a springboard for his “Blanc,” aiming to trace the “white acts” of Romantic ballets.


BULGARIA:  The 6. ACT Independent Theater Festival will take place November 11-17, 2017.  Includes forms, workshops and meetings for international artists.



CANADA:  CINARS Biennale is an international showcase and networking event where participants build solid relationships with professionals and sharpen their professional skill-set and knowledge base.  The 17th edition will take place in Montreal from November 14-19, 2016.  Around 1500 participants will gather from over 40 countries to present more than 170 shows.



DENMARK:  The artistic program ICE HOT Copenhagen is a biennial platform presenting diverse Nordic contemporary dance.   Consists of 19 live performances and 15 offstage presentations running November 30 - December 4, 2016 throughout Europe.  Visit:


FRANCEFestival Kalypso offers first creations by Antoinette Gomis, Linda Hayford, and Sandrine Lescourant, November 22-26, 2016 at the CCN de Creteil et du Val-de-Marne.  Visit:


GERMANY:  US-born Joseph Hernandez, a young choreographer dancing with the Semperoper Ballet, creates his first piece for the company. "Oracle" deals with finding a home in times of hardship.  Premieres on November 25, 2016.



GERMANY:  Walter Heun, Joint Adventures, produces an evening of three dance concerts based on Prokofiev’s quintet in G minor, Op. 39 in cooperation with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.  Performance on November 12, 2016 at the Gasteig MünchenVisit:


GERMANY:  Joint Adventures will be presenting awards to this year’s winning choreographers, dancers, and film and multi-media artists from around the world who developed new aesthetic approaches and visual languages in a 60-second format. The ceremony takes place on December 10, 2016 at the Gessnerallee in Zurich.  Visit:


GERMANY:  Semperoper Ballet premieres a new “Don Quixote” by its artistic director Aaron S. Watkin on November 5, 2016.  Watkin modernizes the libretto while keeping references to Petipa's classical version.



GERMANY:  Ben van Cauwenbergh choreographs ballet comedy “Don Quichotte” for the Aalto Ballett Essen, highlighting the romantic and humorous aspects of the story.  Premieres on November 5, 2016.


GERMANY:  Yaroslav Ivanenko revised “Coppélia” for Ballet Kiel.  Premieres on November 5th, 2016.



GERMANYJames Sutherland premieres his new piece “Same Time Tomorrow“ for the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern on November 10, 2016.  This high-contrast production, a gender experiment on stage, includes five male and five female dancers.



GERMANY:  The tanz.tausch Festival 2016 takes place December 13-18, 2016 in Cologne.  The festival will bring together companies and artists from North Rhine-Westphalia and other states.  Visit:


JAPAN:  Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui choreographs for an opera House of the Sleeping Beauties.  Premieres on December 10, 2016 at the Tokyo Bunka KaikanVisit:


HONG KONG:  City Contemporary Dance Company will perform “She Says, He Talks” on December 9-10, 2017, crafted by Noel Pong and Ngoc Nguyen Anh, Hong Kong award winners for “Outstanding Choreography.”



NORWAY:  “THE VIRUS,” a new production for the Jo Strømgren Kompani takes place in the near future, where something has gone terribly wrong:  a machine is infecting the world with a horrible virus.  Intriguing storytelling, extroverted gestures, and nonsensical language.  Touring throughout Norway from November 1-29, 2016. Visit:


PHILIPPINES:  The world premiere of Lisa Macuja and Osias Barroso's “Cinderella” by Ballet Manila brings together spellbinding music, inspired choreography, and dazzling sets and costumes.  Performance runs November 25 - December 4, 2016Visit:


SOUTH AFRICAThe Dance Umbrella Festival Johannesburg celebrates its 29th year from February 23 - March 5, 2017 at the Wits Theatre Complex.  New works by both local and international artists.  Visit:


SWEDEN:  The new work “ICONS,” created by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for the GöteborgsOperans, features 17 dancers moving in 3.5 tons of clay.  Performance runs until December 2, 2016Visit: 


UK:  Sadler’s Wells celebrates Rambert’s 90th anniversary with a program of specially commissioned work exploring themes of capitalism, migration, identity, society, and art.  Featuring new works by Alexander Whitley, Malgorzata Dzierzon and Patricia Okenwa.  November 7- 8, 2016.



UK:  New English Ballet Theatre returns with a program showcasing five new works by Marcelino Sambé, Kristen McNally, Valentino Zucchetti, Daniela Cardim Fonteyne, and George WilliamsonPerformances November 9-12, 2017 at the Peacock Theatre.




Female Ballet Choreographers on the Rise:  Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.  Ksenia Zvereva, and Malgorzata Dzierzon


The busiest female ballet chorographer in the world today, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, a Belgian-Columbian, has created a new work for Ballet Hispanico in New York.  The piece, Línea Recta, is a contemporary Flamenco-infused ballet for eight dancers.  Inspired by photographs by Colombian photographer Ruven Afanador, the initial research was to create a tactile piece with the indirect and non-tactile style of Flamenco.  The music is from Dutch Flamenco guitarist Eric Vaarzon Morel.  Permieres on November 18 at the Apollo Theater, New York.   Annabelle’s work Broken Wings has been named one of the best premieres of 2015-2016 in Dance Europe Magazine.


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A new rising star on the horizon is the Russian-born, Stockholm-based choreographer Ksenia Zvereva.  Her latest piece Elegy.Ophelia (2016) was named and critically acclaimed as the best premiere by Dance Europe Magazine.  She has choreographed for the young choreographers series of the Marinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg, where she created Second I (2015) and Labyrinth (2016).  Recently, she received an invitation to create for the Astana Opera with the newly opened Academy of Choreography in Astana.  See sample of her latest work Labyrinth here:


We’re also keeping an eye on a new comer -- Polish-born and London-based Malgorzata Dzierzon, who presents her new work Flight at the Saddler’s Wells, London, as part of a triple bill entitled Rambert - Contemporaries on November 7 and 8, 2016.  She has danced with Rambert, Gothenburg Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Peter Schaufuss Ballet, and Royal Danish Ballet, making guest appearances with Wayne McGregor/Random Dance and the Ballet Boyz.  


Read a story about her new work, Flight, here:






CANADA:  Espaces choréographiques 2, or EC2, is a new digital platform that offers information on preserved dance heritage and advocates for accessibility of contemporary dance.  Visit:


INDIA:  Open registration for Goa Contact Festival 2017, which offers skill building intensives, classes, labs, and theoretical/practical research.  The festival takes place January 20-27, 2017.  Visit:


JAPAN:  Amos Ben-tal will be holding workshops at the Architanz dance studio in Tokyo from November 3-13, 2016Email:




NEW YORK:  Choreographic talk, Presidential Lecture with Bill T. Jones on November 11, 2016 will bring an intimate and candid unpacking of the processes of art-making, along with the dilemmas of self and identity as seen from the point of view of an artist who constantly asks the question, “Am I in this game and how do I stay in this game?”  The game in question is that of a life lived in the arts.”  Visit:





Philip Glass, Robert Wilson & Lucinda Childs:  Einstein on the Beach, Theâtre du Châtelet


This seminal work of avant-garde opera from composer Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson arrives full-circle, coming to France, the site of its 1976 Avignon Festival world premiere, at the tail end of this 2014 revival tour for a landmark Theâtre du Châtelet production and a first ever filming by award-winning arts filmmaker Don Kent. Eschewing conventional narrative, the opera revolves loosely around pacifist Einstein’s relationship to the creation of the atomic bomb. The music is again performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble and the choreography devised by original cast member Lucinda Childs for her Lucinda Childs Dance Company, with scenes taking place under Bob Wilson’s own digitally re-mastered light design.







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