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Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities & Funding:  Current listings for the U.S., Latin America, Europe & Asia: Choreographer & Composer funding by Gross Family Foundation, USA; Offshore Creation Residencies, MA; Green Space, NYC; Choreographisches Zentrum Heidelberg, Germany; Loft New Zealand Pacific Studio Residency; ODT Arts Hub, Singapore; and more…

New Works & Events: New premieres by David Parson and Wayne McGregor in US, Rami Be’er in Israel, Susanna Leinonen in Finland, Kim Brandstrup in UK, and more...

Trending: The Choreographic Process as Learning and Discovery, by Dance Magazine, USA

Learning Opportunities: La Fabrique de la Danse in Paris; Tanzwerkstatt Europa, Munich; ImPulse Tanz in Vienna

Competitions: The 11th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition, Denmark

New Movies: The White Crow directed by Ralph Fiennes, and Step Up: High Water created by Duane Adler

New Books: William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects, by Louise Neri and Eva Respini 








MASSACHUSETTSThe Yard at Martha’s Vineyard offers residencies of 2 to 3 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. Culminates in a minimum of 2 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.  Visit:


NEW YORK: The Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation awards prizes biennially to a choreographer and composer for the best original dance with original music that has had its premiere performance within the previous 2 years of each award date. The next Gross Family prize will be given in 2018 for works first performed in 2016 and 2017. Equal awards to the choreographer and composer ($15,000 each).  Visit:


NEW YORK: United Place of Cultural Arts (UPCA) is seeking choreographers and dance companies for the 2018 Danza Highbridge Festival this September in the drained swimming pool at Highbridge Park. Traditional and cultural dance styles will be considered.  Apply by June 30, 2018Visit:


NEW YORK: HERE Arts Center is now accepting applications for its Creative Curated Rental Program. This program provides subsidized performance and rehearsal space, technical assistance, and administrative support, including a fully staffed box office. The center accepts applications from artists around the world for the opportunity to show work.  All work at HERE is curated based on the strength and uniqueness of the artist’s vision.  Visit:


NEW YORK: Triskelion Arts is seeking proposals for its new Experimental Works Program to take place in the Douglas Elliman Studio Theater. Through this program, Triskelion Arts will co-present works in theater, dance, performance art, or any other medium that the proposer views as "experimental."  Visit:


NEW YORK: Green Space, now in its 10th season, aims to aid in the continued development and performance of new dance works of various aesthetics by providing choreographers with a produced opportunity. This curated, once a month series supports dance makers by providing a venue, Green Space, with technical and marketing support for a paired evening of work. Apply by May 17, 2018. Visit:


PHILADELPHIA: Urban Movement Arts (UMA) is offering 2018 summer residencies for dancers, choreographers, and performance artists at its studios in downtown Philadelphia. This residency includes studio space, hip-hop and yoga classes, artistic support, a small stipend, and a public showing of the residents’ work.  The residency is from June - September 2018.  Apply by May 7, 2018.  Visit:




AUSTRALIA: Keith Bain Choreographic Travel Fellowship supports international travel and experiences by emerging choreographers (under age 40) across any dance genre.  Applicants must be Australian citizens or residents and Ausdance members.  Apply by June 2018.  Visit:


AUSTRIA: Ancient Attraction Dance and Performance Residency will run August 6-11, 2018. This unique dance introduces participants to the traditions of Indian temple dance while developing awareness of contemporary dance techniques. It is ideal for choreographers who like to incorporate temple dance techniques in their work and explore Indian dance in the context of contemporary movement.  Visit:


AUSTRIA: DanceKungFu -- The Master is in the House: Dance Residency will be from June 25-30, 2018. Expect a week full of contemporary dance and martial arts training, healthy food and the possibility of transformation.  Apply by June 1, 2018Visit:


BRAZIL: Casa Na Ilha Art Residency Program is based in a colonial house on the Island  of Ilhabela, Brazil. The residency program aims to bring together artists from different disciplines to encourage creativity. Application process is ongoing. Visit:


CANADA: Across Oceans Arts, under the artistic direction of Maxine Heppner, is calling for proposals for an ultra-intensive three-day exchange and development program from May 19-21, 2018. Established and emerging movement artists in all forms of moving performance can apply. Visit:


CYPRUS: Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival showcases new and experimental work by local and international artists, challenges physical and artistic barriers, and creates opportunities for artists to meet and exchange ideas.  The festival runs from November 1-4, 2018.  Apply by June 4, 2018Visit:


FRANCE: The 18th Edition of Nice Short Film Festival Un Festival will take place from October 12-19, 2018.  Now accepting short films using dance and movement as their purpose or as a narrative device. Open to all European productions.  Apply by June 4, 2018Visit


FRANCE: Centre Choreographique National de Caen en Normandie 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 11, 2018. ContactAurélien Barbaux


FRANCE: Cité Internationale des Arts is now accepting applications for its residency program. There are two ways to be selected for a residence: by being nominated by one of the 135 partners or "souscripteurs", or by applying directly to the commissions that assess individual candidatures.  Apply by June 29, 2018Visit


GERMANY: A center for choreographic practice and research, K3Center for Choreography Tanzplan Hamburg, offers different types of residencies. Each year, the program provides three choreographers with a chance to work on site for eight months. Working period usually runs from August to April. Program is intended for choreographers currently at the beginning of their professional careers, but who have already produced some choreographic work of their own. The deadline for applications for the residency program is from mid-June to mid-August. Visit: 


GERMANY: Choreographers up to age 40 are invited to apply for a Guest Programme for Young Foreign Theatre People conducted by Goethe-Institut, Munich, and the Federal Republic of Germany Centre of the International Theatre Institute (ITI). Selected applicants will be assigned to theaters in Germany to become familiar with production conditions and the conception and rehearsal process of at least one production. Participants will have the opportunity to attend performances at other theatres in Germany. Visit


GERMANY: The Pact Zollverein choreographic residencies in the Ruhr District are offered from January to July 2019. The residencies provide a working space and production support. Residency projects will not have a public showing. Apply from May 28 - July 2, 2018.  Visit:


GERMANY: At Choreographisches Zentrum Heidelberg, the new application round is open for globally focused residencies between August and December 2018.  Apply by May 15, 2018. Visit:


INDIANritarutya Dance Company invites artist, dancers, and choreographers to take part in Adhyaya Dance Festival in November 2018 in Bangalore. The festival brings together cutting-edge work that has a strong influence of tradition but is new age and modern in treatment and outlook. Works that are co-created with another art form are encouraged. One selected dance piece will be developed into a dance film.  Apply by July 15, 2018.  Visit:


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:!about2/cfah


ITALY: OpenFLR 2018, an intensive dance lab, is looking for emerging choreographers to come to Florence and create a new piece alongside internationally acclaimed choreographers.  OpenFLR 2018 will culminate in a final presentation, held in a theatre in Florence on July 17, 2018, and open to the public. Apply by June 18, 2018. Visit:


JAPAN: Kinosaki International Arts Center is now taking applications for the Artist-In-Residence Program 2019-2020.  Kinosaki is located in Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture, which is well known for its rich natural environment and for having successfully reintroduced the Oriental White Stork back into the wild. KIAC is a facility where artists can concentrate on their creative activities.  Apply by June 4, 2018Visit:


JAPAN: Awaji Art Circus 2018 is calling for performing artists of all genres during the period of September 12 - October 17, 2018. Two-way economy class air ticket from your nearest airport to Kansai International Airport will be covered.  Apply by May 6, 2018.    Visit


NETHERLANDS: Open call for Research Laboratory Move The Public Space, which explores how we can intervene in public space, invite passers-by to join in, and transform public space into a playground. This lab is conducted within the framework of the Postgraduate Program “Performing Public Space” at Fontys University, Tilburg, Netherlands. Runs May 14-20, 2018.  Apply by May 10, 2018Visit:


NEW ZEALAND: The Clockmaker’s Loft New Zealand Pacific Studio is a unique space for dance, choreography and physical performers.  Founded in 2001, NZ Pacific Studio welcomes residents from New Zealand and abroad.  Applications process is ongoing.  Visit:


SINGAPORE: ODT Arts Hub is offering a short-term opportunity (up to 6 months) designed to support new creative local and international experimentation and exploration of refreshing arts practices. Studio space, mentoring, and the opportunity for presentation of ideas to the public will be provided. Visit


TAIWAN: The Taipei Artist Village offers residency opportunities for innovative makers of visual art, music, literature, and performance, while fostering artistic and cultural exchange between Taiwan and the rest of the world. The artistic villages are secluded by a serene garden, but located within the vibrant city of Taipei. Housing 10 residents for 8 to 12 weeks, the program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. artists and includes use of studio and media equipment. Apply by June 8, 2018 Visit:








NEW YORK: Parsons Dance performs a world premiere by Artistic Director David Parsons, as well as Ma Maison, Trey McIntyres vivid exploration of Mardi Gras. Also on the bill: Wolfgang and Caught, the company’s signature stroboscopic solo. The performance runs at the Joyce Theater from May 15-27, 2018.  Visit:

NEW YORK: Wayne McGregor, one of the most well known international choreographers of the 21st Century, will choreograph AFTERITE as his first ballet for American Ballet Theatre (ABT).  McGregor’s visceral movement and contemporary sensibility will bring an entirely new take on The Rite of Spring to the ABT stage. The world premiere is on May 21, 2018 at The Metropolitan Opera HouseVisit:





AUSTRIA: The International Dance Festival ImPulsTanz–Vienna will run from July 12– August 12, 2018. At the first festival weekend, the Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker will be performing in Burgtheater with her company RosasMitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten.”  Visit:


CANADA: Festival Accès Asie is a Montréal-based arts festival that promotes Asian arts, culture, and history through a diversity of artistic disciplines. The festival offers cultural mediation activities, conferences, and training workshops as part of its recently launched educational component. The festival will run from May 1-27, 2018. Visit:


CANADA: Festival TransAmériques mixes disciplines and artistic trends in a unified program that gives visitors the opportunity to see and hear the art of our time through the works of choreographers, authors, and directors. The festival will take place in various venues from May 23 -June 7, 2018. Visit:


FINLAND: Susanna Leinonen has started creating a new piece called KENTTÄ for Finnish Dance Theater MD. The piece will premiere in October 2018. Susanna is also working on the choreography for her upcoming piece NASTY, which will premiere on September 7, 2018 in Helsinki.  Visit:


GERMANY: Potsdamer Tanztage 2018International Festival for Contemporary Dance will take place from May 29 - June 10, 2018, opening with Monstres by DeLaVallet Bidiefono from Congo. Visit:


GERMANY: At Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, the outgoing season’s new classical ballet productions and repertory highlights will be shown once more during the 11. Karlsruher Ballettwoche from May 15-19, 2018. Visit:


GERMANY: During the annual Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen Festival, from May 22 - June 16, 2018, the City of Recklinghausen will be transformed into an international cultural metropolis. Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen is the oldest as well as one of the biggest and most renowned theatre festivals in Europe.  Visit:


GERMANY: From July 15-28, 2018Tanzfestival Bielefeld combines qualified dance and choreography classes directed by international instructors, with performances by modern dance ensembles from around the world. Visit:


GREECE: 5th International Festival of Dance and Dance Theatre in Syros is two weeks full of workshops, evening meetings, open jams, and performances. The festival runs from July 7 - 21, 2018. Visit: 


GREECE"Dance Days Chania" International Contemporary Dance Festival in Crete will take place from July 16-28, 2018. Following the success of Dance Days Chania 2011-2017, Crete will again host significant artists from the national and international dancing fields such as José Agudo, Hofesh Shechter Company, Gil Kerer (Vertigo Dance Co.), Toula Limnaios, Ralf Ollertz and many others.  Visit


HONG KONG: A two-year choreography project across Hong Kong and Australia was launched by the work-in-progress preview staged in Hong Kong last November. In the first half of this year, choreographers visit each other to continue their own creations. After the Hong Kong Premiere in June, the full production will travel to Brisbane, Darwin and Beijing.  Watch:

IRELAND: Dublin Dance Festival is a creative catalyst, bringing the best international dance to Irish audiences of all ages and backgrounds, while creating opportunities for Irish dance artists through programming, commissioning and partnerships. Festival will run May 2-20, 2018.  Visit:


JAPAN: JAPON Dance Project 2018 will present Summer / Night / Dream on August 25 and 26, 2018 at the National Theater of Japan.  This new work emerged from collaborations between Japanese choreographers who dance with international dance companies, including Mimoza KoikeVisit:


LUXEMBOURG: Plate-Forme AWA will run on June 2 and 3, 2018 during a weekend dedicated to dance and choreographic creation, with performances and workshops. The program aims to bring together the talent of young international artists from different backgrounds and to connect amateur and professionals dancers.  Visit:


NORWAY: JO STRØMGREN COMPANY has announced the collaboration with Anja GarbarekThe Road Is Just A Surface will be a brand new musical theatre experience, composed of Garbarek’s extraordinary music and Jo Strømgren’s distinct physical language. Premieres on May 24, 2018 at Bergen International FestivalVisit:


UK: Breakin’ Convention ’18 - International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre will take place at Sadler’s Wells from May 5-7, 2018. The festival offers a range of artists, from old school pioneers to cutting edge street dance companies.  Watch:


UK: Danish choreographer and two time Olivier Award-winner Kim Brandstrup creates a new work for Rambert.  The world premiere of Life is a Dream will be at Sadler’s Wells from May 22-26, 2018Visit:


UK: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan will be at Sadler’s Wells from May 9-12, 2018.  Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min’s new work takes inspiration from the legendary words of the Portuguese sailors in the 16th Century, as they spotted the verdant land that would one day be known as Taiwan: “Formosa!” (“Beautiful!”)  Visit:







The Choreographic Process as Learning and Discovery: Overnight success doesn’t happen often in the dance world. Mistakes, regrets and on-the-job realizations are simply part of the process. USA’s Dance Magazine online has recently published an article about the choreographic process as a learning and discovery process where four accomplished choreographers share what they had to figure out along the way.









AUSTRIA: As part of Vienna International Dance Festival, ImPulsTanz Vienna 2018 offers a training program for emerging dance artists from July 13 - August 13, 2018. It offers a dynamic environment that allows young dance artists with their first choreographic experience to intensively work on their professional development.  Apply by May 31, 2018.  Visit:


AUSTRIA: ImPulsTanz Festival, a great venue for obtaining further education, offers Somatic Movement Teacher Training with Dieter Rehberg, from July 23 - August 10, 2018Alito Alessi will hold DanceAbility Teacher Certification training from July 1-27, 2018. Visit:  ttps://


BANGALORE: A full-time certification course in creativity and performing arts, META ’18 is a creative arts program designed to develop hybrid approaches in the field of multidisciplinary arts, with a focus on movement arts and visual intelligence.  The program runs from June 11 - July 21, 2018.  Apply by May 25, 2018Visit:


FRANCE: La Fabrique de la Danse offers an intensive one-week Business Lab for English-speaking choreographers, who are invited to Paris to learn how to make their next creation a success. Every morning will be dedicated to a choreographic workshop with Christine Bastin, an award-winning choreographer. Afternoons will include training in communication, production, and management. Runs from July 8-14, 2018




FRANCE: Festival Dansez Maintenant Summer Intensive 2018 is an enriching week-long experience in a 19th Century castle, a charming and unique space surrounded by nature and history. Combines daily workshops and a creative lab. Runs from July 2-8, 2018.  Apply by June 2, 2018.  Limited to 30 participants.  Visit:


FRANCE: Fool’s Cap Theatre offers a workshop aiming to give participants creative insight into theatre dance making. Participants will explore elements of movement -- rhythm, articulation, weight-transfer and energy -- as key elements for choreographic and physical composition.  The workshop runs May 11-13, 2018.  Apply by May 10, 2018Visit:


GERMANY: The P.O.R.C.H. Performance and Choreographic Synthesis Module (//The End of Choreography as We Know It//) is a three-week-long intensive training for aspiring performers and artists. The program will run from August 8-31, 2018.  Apply by May 15, 2018 to get early bird price.  Visit:


GERMANY: Tanzwerkstatt Europa is offering Workshop Program 2018 from August 1-11, 2018. The program is a fine and high-quality summer dance workshop program for all people who take great delight in dancing.  Visit:


GERMANY: From July 15-28, 2018, Tanzfestival Bielefeld combines qualified dance and choreography classes directed by international instructors with performances by modern dance ensembles from around the world.  Visit:


GERMANY: This summer, Cologne-based TanzFaktur Summer Academy will host a variety of guests from all over the world to show their artistic works alongside workshops and masterclasses taught by renowned artists. Three weeks will be packed with contemporary dance, including showings from TanzFakturs residencies INCUBATOR, exhibitions, film screenings, artist talks, a teacher/choreographer platform, and inspiring lectures. Visit:


GERMANY: Young and emerging street dance and industrial choreographers are invited to apply for the International Urban Dance Camp (UDC). The UDC 2018 offers more than 160 classes over a period of 44 days. The workshops are ideal for dancers, teachers and choreographers with experience. The festival will run from July 14 - August 29, 2018. Visit:


IRELAND: Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company will lead the First International Festival of Contact Improvisation in Ireland.  The festival will run May 19-26, 2018.  Visit:


ITALY: Catania Danza-Choreography Dance Summer is a convention/intensive program with workshops given by national and international choreographers. The program will take place from August 1-5, 2018 at Hotel Le Dune, located by the Ionian Sea, on the Island of Sicily.  Apply by July 15, 2018Visit:


NETHERLANDS: Performing Public Space (PPS) -- International Master Programme is calling for applications.  The blended-learning programme (online / on-campus) is designed for artists from a variety of art disciplines who currently focus on public space as their artistic environment. This one-year Masters program at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, Netherlands is breaking new ground in investigating public space as a backdrop for artistic expression and intervention.  Apply by May 15, 2018. (EU-Applicants)   Visit


SWITZERLAND: At its 6th Edition, Ticino in Danza is offering a campus for dancers and choreographers to work together and explore new ways of perceiving and creating movement. Campus LAB is an intensive program for students of advanced level, young choreographers who intend to expand their research on the body, and dancers who seek to deepen their knowledge and building an international network.  Visit:






DENMARK: The 11th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition is open for applications.  The competition will take place on July 13 and 14, 2018.  Apply by May 6, 2018.  Visit:


FRANCE: DADC International Short Dance Film Competition explores strong societal issues through the crossed perspectives of dance and cinema. The 2018 Edition will take place from May 14-19, 2018Visit:


GERMANY: The International Competition for Choreographers "Choreography 32" in Hanover will take place on June 29 and 30, 2018. Choreographers must not be older than 35 years. The length of the performance is limited to between 5 and 12 minutes. Apply by May 5, 2018Visit:  ttp://


GERMANY: Theater Erfurt is looking for dancers and choreographers to participate in "contest energy 18". The performance, which can be either a solo, duo, or trio, must be between 5 and 10 minutes long. Apply by June 30, 2018 using the application form at:







The White Crow, directed by Ralph Fiennes


Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. Nureyev is played by world-class ballet performer Oleg Ivenko.


With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950’s Leningrad. His flirtation with western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.


David Hare’s drum-tight script offers thrilling insight into Nureyev’s dangerous defection, masterminded by the dancer’s great friend, 21-year-old Parisian Clara Saint (Exarchopoulos). In an astonishing finale at Le Bourget airport in Paris, the white crow leaps to freedom, and in so doing defines his destiny.



Step Up: High Water is an American drama web television series based on the Step Up film franchise created by Duane Adler. It premiered on subscription channel  YouTube Red on January 31, 2018 with a first season consisting of ten episodes. The series follows dancers in a contemporary performing arts school. STEP UP HIGH WATER Official Trailer (2018) Channing Tatum, Youtube Red Dancing TV Show HD © 2018 - Youtube RedTv:






William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects, by Louise Neri (Author), Eva Respini (Author), Daniel Birnbaum (Contributor), Susan Foster (Contributor), Rebecca Groves (Contributor), Publisher: Prestel, October 16, 2018, Hardcover: 240 pages


Forsythe has developed a body of work he calls "Choreographic Objects." These experimental, interactive works invite the viewer to engage with the fundamental ideas of choreography and extend Forsythe’s choreographic explorations beyond the stage and skilled professionals to public spaces and the layperson.


This volume considers the full breadth of his oeuvre and features contributions from leading scholars, critics, and theorists in the disciplines of visual arts, choreography, and dance. Forsythe’s highly engaging voice shines through in his own writing, which enriches and deepens the scholarly essays in the book.


In addition, the book features an illustrated chronology of The Forsythe Company (2005-15), the artist’s dance troupe that followed his legendary tenure at Ballett Frankfurt. Generously illustrated, this volume is certain to become a reference book for Forsythe’s many fans as well as an invaluable resource for students of visual art, dance, and interdisciplinary practice.











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