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IN THIS ISSUE:
Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities & Funding: Current listings for the U.S., Latin America, Europe, & Asia
New Works & Events: New Pinocchio at National Ballet of Canada, New work by Crystal Pite for Royal Ballet (UK), New works by young choreographers at the International Ballet Festival at the Mariinsky (Russia), and much more!
Trending: Compagnie Hybride (France): Dance Meets Technology, Art Meets Commerce
Learning Opportunities: Choreolab Europe & Compota's Spring Lab 2017 in Portugal, and much more!
Competitions: Choreography Competitions in U.S., China, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, and Poland
New Movies: Ingmar Bergman Through the Choreographer’s Eye produced by Ingmar Bergman Jr., Closed by Jo Strømgren and Stein Roger Bull
ARIZONA: Company choreographers are invited to apply for the Wickenburg Residency with the opportunity to pursue new projects, mount work or collaborate with other artists, free from everyday pressures. These residencies are intended for chamber dance companies. Previous dance companies have included American Ballet Theatre II and Northwest Dance Theatre. Residencies are up to three weeks and the average number of artists in residence at a time ranges between one and five. Application is open to U.S. artists and is ongoing.
CALIFORNIA: Dance film choreographers are invited to consider Los Angeles’ prominent Dance Camera West, which announced a call for submissions. The 15th Annual Dance Media Film Festival takes place from April 20-23, 2017, at Music Center, MOCA, Grand Park. The festival is open to film media in any dance style or genre.
FLORIDA: The Regional Dance America’s National Choreography Intensive 2017 (NCI) is a multi-faceted program providing dancers, emerging choreographers, and seasoned choreographers with the unparalleled opportunity to work, study, and create under the guidance of nationally recognized professionals in the fields of music and dance. The NCI provides a one-of-a-kind chance for dancers and choreographers to work within a variety of styles and genres. Apply by June 1, 2017. Visit: http://www.nationalchoreographyintensive.com
LOUISIANA: The National Performance Network (NPN) residency directly fosters engagement between touring artists and the community it is visiting by bringing artists and their creative tools to new constituencies and audiences across a wide array of settings. NPN residencies support salaries, transportation, housing, per diem, and more. Residencies take place at NPN partners in 28 states and 42 cities across the U.S. Visit: http://npnweb.org/whatwedo/programs/performance-residency/.
NEW YORK: Seeking emerging and established choreographers and dance companies for the fifth Biomorphic Dance Festival hosted by Megan Lynn/Asterial Dance. This two-day festival will be held March 19 and 20, 2017 at the West End Theater. Choreographers can submit up to 15 minutes of new or existing work. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHILADELPHIA: BalletX's Choreographic Fellowship program is an opportunity for emerging artists to expand their experience and further develop their unique voices under the mentorship and guidance of established choreographers. Apply by March 20, 2017.
USA: USArtists International supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation. Apply by April 1, 2017. Visit: http://midatlanticarts.egrant.net/login.aspx?PIID=147&OID=21
AUSTRALIA: The Unity Space Air is accepting applications for its artists in residency program, which offers studio space, mentoring, and the opportunity for presentation of work. Unity Space AiR will help the applicant to apply for a temporary working visa. Apply by March 10, 2017. Master Mentors are Vangelis Legakis and Steve Phillips. Visit: https://unityspaceair.wixsite.com/unityspaceair
BRAZIL: The National Congress for Scientific Dance Research (ANDA) is accepting applications to attend their fifth annual meeting, to be held from June 11-13, 2017, hosted by the Arts Department at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Natal. Of the six thematic areas to be explored at the Congress, the area of Esthetic Choices includes research about choreography, composition, creative processes, dramaturgy and improvisation. Apply by March 31, 2017. Visit: http://www.portalanda.org.br
FRANCE: Centre Chorégraphik Pôle Pik is calling for projects for 2nd semester 2017. This residency offers studios to be used for a creation, a restating of repertoire, or targeted research, with technical materials based on availability. Exchanges with the public, partners, and professionals will be organized through open rehearsals or showings, discussions with the artists, etc. Apply by March 31, 2017. Visit: http://polepik.com
FRANCE: Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie, Accueil Studio 2018 welcomes a choreographer or company to come in residence for creation or research, with work spaces and CCN participation in realizing a project. Projects with a strong connection with music will be favored. Six projects will be selected for a budget of 10,000 euros. Apply by May 2, 2017. Contact: Agnes da Costa, accueilstudio@céncn.eu
FRANCE: The company Danse en I'R opened the choreographic center Le Hangar in 2010. The center offers a residency for research and experimentation and can help you find resources to further your reflection and accompany your research. Apply by May 15, 2017. Visit: http://www.danses-en-l-r.com/la-compagnie/hangar
FRANCE: The 9th Festival Jeunes Choregraphes, an outdoor festival taking place June 30 - July 1, 2017 at the Stravinski Park in the city of Voreppe, welcomes young choreographers and companies to present their creations and exchange with other artists. Apply by March 31, 2017. Visit: http://www.cieconfidences.com
GERMANY: The Lake Studios Berlin offers residency openings from April 2017, including three to four hours of studio space per day, a cozy library for working, and three weekly morning training classes. Write: email@example.com
GERMANY: The Pact Zollverein in the Ruhr District is offering choreographic residencies from January to July 2018. A workspace with production support will be provided. Apply by
July 3, 2017. Visit: http://www.pact-zollverein.de/en/artists-centre.
GERMANY: Young and emerging street dance and industrial choreographers are invited to apply for the international Urban Dance Camp (UDC). UDC 2017 offers more than 160 classes from July 15 - August 30, 2017. Visit: http://www.urbandance.eu/camp/
ITALY: Choreographers of diverse genres and all ages and nationalities are welcome to apply for the Glosoli International Residency for Artists in Torino. Glosoli offers a space for artists, different art forms, dance, and Afro-contemporary dance in particular. Glosoli is especially interested in the connection between art and nature, assisting residents in finding wonderful locations and inspiration for original art work. Presentation of artists’ work is arranged on a case-by-case basis. Visit: http://robertatirassa.wix.com/ivreaartresidency#!about2/cfah.
ITALY: Next Generation is a special program open to individual artists, companies, and informal groups under age 35. Artists will have the opportunity to begin experimenting with ideas for new performances and to work individually or in groups on their own projects while immersed in the natural inspiring environment of La MaMa, Umbria. The program runs from June 12 – 22, 2017. Apply by March 15, 2017. Visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_sWqJV1HKWK2brGYu9lfq_L5FB2GoC41j6FdzfvmbziLjRQ/viewform
ITALY: Arts Oasis is the annual international residential lab for performing arts practitioners working in various techniques, genres, and styles. This creative residency is open to dancers, choreographers, actors, and contemporary circus performers with professional stage experience. Multidisciplinary artists inspired by movement, dance and physical theatre will practice together with colleagues from around the world. The residency is open from May 25 – June 1, 2017.
RUSSIA: HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival, to be held from October 1-10, 2017, is accepting applications from performing arts companies and artists to present their productions in all genres. Apply by March 31, 2017. Visit: https://americandanceabroad.org/2016/06/06/high-fest-international-performing-arts-festival/#more-4334
SINGAPORE: Whether you are exploring themes of gender, beauty, inequality, injustice, economics, or all of the above, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2018 is looking for progressive works that voice the concerns of today – and in whatever form or discipline you practice. The festival takes place from January 17-28, 2018. Apply by March 3, 2017. Visit: www.singaporefringe.com
U.K.: Applications are being accepted for the 2017-18 Trailblazers Fellowship, an annual professional development programme to support U.K.-based dance artists, practitioners, performers, choreographers, dance teachers, and researchers in the field of dance related to the African Diaspora. Apply by March 31, 2017. Visit: http://www.onedanceuk.org/careers/professional-development/mentoring/trailblazers-fellowship/
HOUSTON: Dance Salad Festival 2017 presents three performances from April 13-15, 2017 at the Wortham Center. There will be a Choreographers' Forum on April 12, 2017, which will be dedicated to the dance art and choreography of Carolyn Carlson, a major figure in European contemporary dance. The film version of Carlson's choreography Inanna will be presented in its full version as part of the forum. Visit: http://www.dancesalad.org
NEW YORK: Norte Maar and Brooklyn Ballet present CounterPointe5, new work by women choreographers and their collaborating artists, from April 7-9, 2017 at The Actors Fund Arts Center. Visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/counterpointe5-tickets-31237520264
NEW YORK: BAM’s first-ever tech takeover features three floors of innovative installation pieces. Create your own music video, paint in 3D, and experience the latest in VR and digital art. Performances run from March 3-10, 2017. Visit: https://www.bam.org/kids/2017/teknopolis-2017-adult?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_content=teknopolis-2017-02-16&utm_campaign=tek&sourceNumber=66350
NEW YORK: Acclaimed for its “technical precision, theatrical charisma, and absolute commitment,” (Boston Globe) Gauthier Dance/Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart, directed by dancer, choreographer, and musician Eric Gauthier, makes its Joyce debut with the New York premiere of NIJINSKI. Created by Marco Goecke, the house choreographer of Stuttgart Ballet, this full-length ballet examines the extraordinary but painful life of Vaslav Nijinsky as a way of making a larger point about the close relationship between art and madness. In theater from March 14-19, 2017. Visit: http://www.joyce.org/performances/gauthier-dance
NEW YORK: The Stephen Petronio Company dives into the third season of Bloodlines, an initiative that embodies works by the post-modern masters who have informed Petronio’s creative path. The program features a series of significant chamber works created by Yvonne Rainer, an excerpt from Steve Paxton’s sinewy Goldberg Variations (1986); and Anna Halprin’s 1999 solo of seduction, gender, and aging, The Courtesan and the Crone, performed by Petronio himself. Completing the program is the world premiere of Petronio’s full company work Untitled Touch, a piece driven by the immediacy of physical contact, with an original score by longtime collaborator SON LUX. The performance runs from March 29-April 3, 2017. Visit: http://www.joyce.org/performances/stephen-petronio-company
OREGON: Portland NW Dance Project presents a new production of Carmen, created by resident choreographer Ihsan Rustem. The performance runs from March 16-18, 2017 at the Newmark Theatre. Visit: http://nwdanceproject.org/season-shows/
AUSTRALIA: Dance Massive by Dancehouse, running from March 14-26, 2017, will feature more than 40 curated dance shows and activities over 13 days, including bold new works, workshops, networking opportunities, and special events. The festival offers the full spectrum of choreographic forms, including an ambitious new project from state dance company Chunky Move, a world premiere from rising choreographic star Bundjalong /Yaegl and Mariaa Randall, and intricate work by long time experimenter, Sandra Parker.
AUSTRALIA: In Split, dancers Melanie Lane and Lilian Steiner negotiate ever-diminishing dimensions of space and time. Performances in Melbourne from March 16-26, 2017. Visit: https://vimeo.com/180479449
AUSTRALIA: BOLD Festival celebrates the changes that come with age and explores connections between movement, science, multiculturalism, history, and art, with an emphasis on Australian indigenous dance heritage. Festival runs from March 8-12, 2017. Visit: http://theboldfestival.com
AUSTRIA: “The Inheritance Project” at the Festival IMAGETANZ in Vienna will take place from March 3-25, 2017. Visit: http://brut-wien.at/de/Programm/Festivals-Projekte
AUSTRIA: Eight young choreographers were invited to recreate their pieces in their own way and to present their new positions in contemporary dance and performance under the motto “Welcome Back” in Vienna. Visit: http://www.impulstanz.com/en/proscene/
BRAZIL: The Forest of Mirrors, Endangered Human Movements Volume 3 premieres on March 17, 2017. In this piece, two dancers challenge the division of the species: between animal, plant, and human; friend and enemy; strange and familiar. The Chilean choreographer Amanda Piña and the Swiss visual artist and film-maker Daniel Zimmermann have been collaborating together as Nadaproductions since 2005. They work in the fields of performance, contemporary dance, theatre, politics, installation, and film. Visit: http://www.tqw.at/en/events/forest-mirrors?date=2017-03-17_19-30&mini=calendar%2F2017-03
CANADA: Pinocchio makes its full-length balletic world premiere with The National Ballet of Canada. Created by choreographer Will Tuckett, the ballet is a wildly funny, often moving and sometimes even dark re-telling of the original story, recapturing the adventures of the famous wooden boy with brilliantly inventive choreography and unforgettable stagecraft. Watch: https://youtu.be/KH9iTIIKDUQ
DENMARK: The Spring Forward Festival is back, presenting 20 performances, a live stream with exclusive content, and some topical debates. Meet the most promising choreographers from Europe, as well as special guests from Taiwan. Get ready to be moved! Hosted by the dance house Bora Bora in Aarhus from April 28-30, 2017. Watch: https://vimeo.com/199886506
FINLAND: Susanna Leinonen Company presents a new version of the 2012 premiered Romeo & Juliet. The work combines death, love, and dance, composing a visual and physical interpretation of the beautiful story of Romeo and Juliet. In Helsinki from March 5-12, 2017. Watch: http://susannaleinonen.com/en/works/romeo-juliet/
FRANCE: The 15th edition of the Juste Debout event celebrates the international hip hop scene, bringing together more than 4000 dancers. Seven disciplines will be represented: locking, popping, hip hop new style, house, experimental, dancehall, and junior dance. At the immense AccorHotels Arena in Paris, this event welcomes more than 16,000 spectators coming from around the world. The festival is on March 5, 2017. Watch: http://event.juste-debout.com/teasers_2017/
FRANCE: The 12th edition of the itinerant Festival Les Incandescences 2017 features a range of avant-garde choreography in unique architectural and site-specific settings. Young choreographers will present their works, some of them for the first time. The festival runs March 3-31, 2017. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FREiiF9jkpw
GERMANY: The International Solo Dance Theatre Festival, entering its 21st year, is proud to be promoting contemporary dance in Stuttgart. Rising dancers and choreographers from Europe, Israel, Japan, The Congo, Lebanon, and Mexico will be performing a total of 18 dance premieres. Runs March 16-19, 2017. Visit: http://www.solo-tanz-theater.de
GERMANY: Aiming to create a platform for both local and international artists, Moovy Dance Film Festival Cologne will take place at Cologne's Museum Ludwig on March 24 & 25, 2017. A large variety of short dance films will be shown, including intermediate hybrids of movement and film where choreography develops a relationship between the dancer and the camera. Visit: http://www.moovy-festival.com
GERMANY: The 22nd International Schrit Tmacher Dance Festival at Aachen/Germany, Heerlen/The Netherlands, and Eupen/Belgium will take place from March 7-April 9, 2017. The festival will present companies and contemporary choreography from Algeria, Canada, Europe, Israel, New Zealand, and Taiwan. Among the companies invited are Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (NL), Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (IL), and Compagnie Marie Chouinard (CND). Visit: http://www.schrittmacherfestival.de
GERMANY: Initiated and organized by LA-Events, the International Dance Camp Festival Stuttgart (IDCF) is attended by amateurs and professionals wishing to further develop their skills. From April 18-24, 2017, the largest dance camp in Southern Germany offers over 200 workshops with 28 renowned choreographers. This year for the first time, there will be an IDCF Kids’ Camp. Visit: http://la-events.de/en/home.php?lang=EN
GERMANY: b12 Berlin Workshop Festival for contemporary dance and performance art started out two years ago as a pilot project. Now it’s back this summer in its next incarnation of 40 think tanks, workshops, and performances. The festival includes professional research, outreach, and performance projects led by skilled and dedicated teachers and choreographers from around the world. Apply for the workshop early bird by March 22, 2017 and performance project by April 2, 2017. The festival runs from June 26-July 16, 2017. Visit: www.b12.space
HONG KONG: World-renowned Tibetan choreographer Sang Jijia has created a new work to examine the many faces of life. Sentimental Reality travels down the path of life, from the mundane to the monumental, facing life, death, and fate. The performance runs March 31-April 1, 2017. Visit: http://www.ccdc.com.hk/en/site/p/4?lo=full&type=programme&pid=61
ICELAND: Iceland Dance Company presents SACRIFICE, a collection of new commanding creations exploring the relationship between art and religion. This unique, interdisciplinary event will combine dance, visual art, performance, and music. The audience will move from one space to the next experiencing a different ritual in each place. Premieres at the Reykjavík City Theatre on March 16, 2017. Visit: http://id.is/sacrifice/
IRELAND: The 2017 Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. Each year in May, the festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland. This year the festival runs from May 18-28, 2017. Visit: http://www.dublindancefestival.ie
JAPAN: The National Ballet of Japan presents the world premiere of "Beethoven Sonata”, choreographed by Nakamura Megumi on March 18 & 19, 2017. Visit: http://www.nntt.jac.go.jp/dance/performance/151224_007946.html
RUSSIA: The XVII Annual International Ballet Festival will run at the Mariinsky Theatre from March 30-April 9, 2017. A premiere of the ballet Paquita by Édouard Deldevez will open the festival. Also features the Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers and works by Olga Vasilieva, Vladimir Varnava, Guilherme Maciel, Maxim Petrov, Garrett Smith, Ilya Zhivoi. Visit: https://www.mariinsky.ru/en/playbill/festivals/fest_2016_2017/ballet_fest_234
RUSSIA: The 16th Season of the Dance Open International Ballet Festival is presenting works by Ekaterinburg Ballet, Vyacheslav Samodurov, Alexey Miroshnichenko, Perm Ballet, NDT-1, Ohad Naharin, Polish National Ballet, and Krzysztof Pastor. Visit: http://www.danceopen.com/en/
SPAIN: The 9th Edition of Barcelona International Dance Exchange (BIDE) lab-meeting will take place from April 26-30, 2017. BIDE is a platform for networking and exchange for choreographers, dancers, performers, dance teachers, and students. Visit: http://www.lacaldera.info
SWEDEN: Göteborgs Operans Danskompani presents Iconoclasm, a dance program about the forces that crush and heal. Two new creations by highly acclaimed choreographers Marcos Morau and Stijn Celis, inspired by the dance season’s topical theme about icons and iconoclasm. World premiere on March 4, 2017. Visit: http://sv.opera.se/forestallningar/iconoclasm-2016-2017/
SWEDEN: Norrdans is currently working towards the world premiere of AB3 and Pepper’s Ghost on March 11, 2017. In Pepper’s Ghost, choreographer Fernando Melo collaborates with visual artist Yoko Seyama, combining modern technology and the use of antique elements like mirrors, reflections, and appearance and disappearance to lead the audience on a rhythmic journey of contemporary images. Visit: http://en.norrdans.se/evenemang/ab3/
SWEDEN: Charlotta Öfverholm’s new show Survival Kit premieres on March 2, 2017 at Dansens Hus, presenting The Light House by choreographer Sharon Fridman, followed by the award-winning Beauty and the Beast by French choreographer Martin Harriague. Visit: http://dansenshus.se/event/charlotta-ofverholm-survival-kit/
U.K.: The Royal Ballet celebrates contemporary ballet with a programme that includes a world premiere of “Fight Pattern” by Crystal Pite on March 24, 2017. The program also includes works by Christopher Wheeldon and David Dawson. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipnL4TeIbzs
U.K.: Nottdance 2017, co-curated by Matthias Sperling, takes a future look at choreography in the U.K. Celebrates new works from U.K. based artists who are extending choreography and cultivating visions of the future of the field. Aims to provoke discussion between artists, academics and the public. Witness current practices and thinking from the U.K. and beyond, contribute to the future of the field, and explore your place within it. March 8-12, 2017.
Compagnie Hybride (France): Dance Meets Technology, Art Meets Commerce
Compagnie Hybride is a French-based organization providing high quality artistic performances. Dedicated to creating new contexts of expressions around choreography, Compagnie Hybride was founded in 2010 under the impulse of dance artist, Lionel Hun.
Mainly focused on the conception of live performances combining arts in all its forms, the company offers an innovative fusion of aesthetics. Hybride is positioned at the crossroads of creavity, where motion and technologies meet. Body language and visual arts are integrated to tell a story and create emotions.
Through its performances, films, exhibitions, workshops and special events, Compagnie Hybride shares its creations on an international scale. It's in the diversity and mixing of genres that the company finds its true artistic dimension. https://vimeo.com/169710623
FLORIDA: The Regional Dance America’s National Choreography Intensive 2017 (NCI) is a multi-faceted program providing emerging and seasoned choreographers with the unparalleled opportunity to work, study, and create under the guidance of nationally recognized professionals in the fields of music and dance. The NCI will run from July 9 - 21, 2017, providing a one-of-a-kind experience for dancers and choreographers to work within a variety of styles and genres. Visit: http://www.nationalchoreographyintensive.com/.
MASSACHUSETTS: “Begin” is a week-long workshop of improvisations in somatics, contact, tuning scores and logomotion. The program runs from May 14-21, 2017. Registration is now open. Visit: http://earthdance.net/begin
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Dance Exchange’s summer training institute features innovative creative practices and boundary-breaking dance making opportunities. Institute participants from the greater Washington, D.C. region and across the globe gather as leaders, innovators, movers, and thinkers in a multigenerational collective intent on deeply engaging in and with community. Open to dancers, dance makers, and those interested in moving and community who are 18 years old and up. Program runs from July 7-14, 2017 and July 16-23, 2017.
AUSTRALIA: Kinaesthesia Intensiveis is an intensive for dance makers looking to dissect their choreographic practice and find new impetus. It explores the dialogue between choreographic scores and improvisation, anatomy, and kinesiology. Takes place on March 22, 2017. Visit: http://dancemassive.com.au
BELGIUM: Young contemporary dance choreographers are invited to apply for The Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.) – an international school for contemporary dance in Brussels, founded and directed by choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Auditions are for young dancers and choreographers looking for international, top-level training in dance and choreography. Apply by March 27, 2017. Visit: http://www.parts.be
BULGARIA: S INNER, by choreographer Jivko Jelyazkov, focuses on the existing archaic practice of people extracting resources without regard for the pain and suffering they cause. This performance has been nominated for IKAR 2017, a national annual prize for performing arts. March 24, 2017. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c9HFMJ-uG4
BULGARIA: Ion, a play about adoption, combines contemporary dance techniques with anthropological means. The project is part of the residential program of Derida Dance Center, supported by Sofia Municipality. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpXoQqQ-Tr8
INDIA: “AVAYAVA,” the 6th edition of the contemporary dance festival in Pune, India offers intensive workshops and master classes in various disciplines of contemporary dance. At the center of the festival is its strong training component aimed at both a specialized and a more broad audience. Takes place from April 13-16, 2017. Visit:
INDIA: Gati Summer Dance Residency (GSDR) has been conceived of as a laboratory for young choreographers, with an intensive programme that includes classes, workshops, lectures, discussions on choreography, context, and criticality with a range of practitioners from the field of performance-making. With a distinct focus on finding a choreographic starting point through directed tasks and discussions, GSDR culminates in a sharing of short sketches created by the residents during the laboratory. Visit: http://gatidance.com/?page_id=118
ITALY: At the Unmasking Dance in the Italian Renaissance, students will stay in beautiful apartments while studying Italian Renaissance dance and art with Cynthia Nazzaro, EdD, Professor of dance at Springfield College. They’ll also research, choreograph, and perform. This five-week summer studies program runs from May 19-June 24, 2017. Visit: http://springfield.edu/programs/dance/summer-study-in-italy
PORTUGAL: Choreolab Europe & Compota's Spring Lab 2017 in Lisbon takes place on May 4-7, 2017. The intensive is for advanced and professional dancers, movers, dance choreographers, and dance students. The Spring Lab contains research labs, playgrounds, and a lecture guided by different choreographers and collaborators, including Ângelo Cid Neto, Sanne Clifford, Danielle Dugas, Anja Gallagher, Paula Pinto, Jordi Ribot Thunnissen, and António de Sousa Dias. Visit: http://www.choreolab.eu/spring-2017---lisbon.html
CALIFORNIA: The Capezio A.C.E. Awards is a choreography competition dedicated to introducing the next generation of emerging and influential choreographers to the commercial dance world. Now in its ninth season, the Capezio A.C.E. Awards receives hundreds of choreography submissions every year, representing all styles of dance from tap, jazz, ballet, modern to musical theatre. The top 15 applicants are selected to present their work at The Dance Teacher Summit. A panel of representatives from Capezio, the Dance Teacher Summit, Dance Spirit Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine and the dance industry will deliberate to select three choreographers who will receive funds to produce a full-length show. Apply by May 1, 2017.Visit: http://danceteachersummit.com/aceawards
CHINA: The Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition (IBCC) is officially designated by the Ministry of Culture of China and hosted by the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA). The goal of the competition is to select promising ballet dancers and excellent choreographers to promote international exchange. The 4th competition will be held at NCPA in Beijing from August 4-11, 2017. Visit: http://www.china-ibcc.org/EN/index.html
DENMARK: The 10th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition (CICC), held on June 23 & 24, 2017, is now accepting applications to identify and promote emerging contemporary choreographers. All participants must have professional experience. Apply by
April 30, 2017. Visit: http://www.cph-icc.dk/application
GERMANY: Choreographers age 35 and under are invited to apply for the International Competition for Choreographers "Choreography 31" in Hanover, to take place on June 17 & 18, 2017. Applicants may choose their own subject and music. Open to all styles of presentation. Apply by April 22, 2017. Visit: http://ballettgesellschaft.squarespace.com
NETHERLANDS: Apply for the first edition of the Netherlands Choreography Competition, to be held on May 6, 2017. Suitable for emerging choreographers worldwide who are looking for the opportunity to present their work and compete against other young talented artists for the chance to win up to 500 Euros. Apply by March 6, 2017.
OREGON: NW Dance Project is committed to working with artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds, and utilizes the Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition to discover and help develop voices in dance. Selected choreographers will participate in a six-day summer residency from July 10-15, 2017. Apply by March 3, 2017. Visit: www.nwdanceproject.org
POLAND: The International Solo Dance Contest will take place during the Gdansk Dance Festival. It is open to dancers of contemporary dance who have documented artistic activity and/or are professional dancers with a diploma of dance studies. The contest will take place from June 5-9, 2017. Apply by March 31, 2017. Visit: www.gdanskdancefest.pl
Ingmar Bergman Through the Choreographer’s Eye, Produced by Ingmar Bergman Jr.
Film director Ingmar Bergman was also a choreographer. Throughout his films and his theater works, one could sense his refined choreographed language. In the beautiful movement of a head or an arm, in the blink of an eyelid, Bergman’s “invisible hand” was constantly directing the actor in a slow dance around the room.
The renowned and innovative Swedish choreographers Alexander Ekman, Pär Isberg, Pontus Lidberg, and Joakim Stephenson, with principal dancers from the Royal Swedish Ballet, interpret Ingmar Bergman through four unique dance performances reflecting on human relations and intense feelings -- the unspoken word transformed into movements.
The dances are linked together with images of the epic natural beauty of Fårö and Bergman's poetic home Hammars, with the voice of the master himself -- Ingmar Bergman -- revealing his thoughts about movements and music. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/185377093
Closed by Jo Strømgren and Stein Roger Bull
Closed, a new dance movie by Jo Strømgren and Stein Roger Bull, follows up on the Rose d’Or winning Neighbour, featuring cellist Truls Mørk and collaborating dance companies 420PEOPLE (Prague) and KAGE (Melbourne).
In Closed, a closed café hosts a cellist playing Zoltan Kodaly’s Cello Sonata Op.8 and four individuals with a peculiar agenda. Reality goes off piste for half an hour. Not only is the film in the hands of competent producer Nordic Stories, backed by solid budgets and distribution agreements, but it is also a rare occasion to see world-renowned cellist Truls Mørk as a film character. The dance was created collectively by five choreographers.
The Concrete Body: Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Vito Acconci
By Elise Archias, Yale University Press, December 2016
Offering an incisive rejoinder to traditional histories of modernism and postmodernism, this original book examines the 1960s performance work of three New York artists who adapted modernist approaches to form for the medium of the human body. Finding parallels between the tactility of a drip of paint and a body’s reflexive movements, Elise Archias argues convincingly that Yvonne Rainer (b. 1934), Carolee Schneemann (b. 1939), and Vito Acconci (b. 1940) forged a dialogue between modernist aesthetics and their own artistic community’s embrace of all things ordinary through work that explored the abstraction born of the body’s materiality. Rainer’s task-like dances, Schneemann’s sensuous appropriations of popular entertainment, and Acconci’s behaviorist-inflected tests highlight the body’s unintended movements as vital reminders of embodied struggle amid the constraining structures in contemporary culture.
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