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Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities & Funding: Current listings for the U.S., Latin America, Europe & Asia: Open Call Choreography Festival in CA, The Yard Residencies in MA, Princess Grace Choreography Awards, NYC, USA; FORM Dance Films Open Call, Canada; SESTA Residencies, Czech Republic; REMIX Residencies, Germany; PLAY PRACTICE & TOOL BOX, India; DAN.CIN.LAB, France; RE-SEARCH, Israel; ASSITEJ, Japan; Sibu Festival Open Call, Malaysia; FRINGE MANILA, Philippines; ODT Arts Hub, Singapore; AIR TAIPEI, Thailand.

New Works & Events:  New Jean-Christophe Maillot and Goyo Montero for Ballet de Monte Carlo;Andrew McNicol and Andrea Walker for Joffrey Ballet; Justin Peck and Pam Tanowitz for NYCB;Jorma Elo for Pennsylvania Ballet; Dana Genshaft, Trey McIntyre, and Ethan Stiefel for Washington Ballet; Bryan Arias and Felix Landerer for NDT; Alexander Ekman and Jiří Bubeníček for Royal Swedish Ballet


Learning Opportunities: PARTS, Belgium; Choreolab Europe, Ireland; Kyoto International Dance Workshop Festival, Japan.

Competitions: 33. International Choreographic Competition Hannover, Germany; Copenhagen International Choreography Competition, Denmark,

New Movies: Fosse/Verdon & Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

New Books: Merce Cunningham: Creative Elements, edited by David Vaughan








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. Visit:


CALIFORNIA: The Annual Choreography Festival at the McCallum Theatre Institute will take place in November 2019 in Palm Desert, California. Choreography by both emerging and established dance makers from across the nation will take center stage in McCallum’s popular festival. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of each performance. Highlighting dance as an art form, this event delivers an exciting mix of work by inventive artists. Cash awards up to $10,000. Apply by May 1, 2019. Visit:


CALIFORNIA: Dance film choreographers are invited to consider Los Angeles’ prominent Dance Camera West 2020, which announces a call for submissions. The festival is open to film media in any dance style or genre. Categories include: short films, feature length, documentary, animation, and interactive dance media. Apply by June 16, 2019. Visit:


CALIFORNIA: Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival is seeking dance films under ten minutes for the third annual film festival, taking place on June 22, 2019. Apply by May 3, 2019. Visit:


COLORADO: Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema is calling for entries of dance cinema submissions from around the world. Apply by April 19, 2019. Visit:


LOUISIANA: The National Performance Network (NPN) offers Artist Engagement Funds which directly foster 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:


MARYLAND: US Artists International supports performances by American artists at cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe with grants of up to $15,000. Apply by April 3, 2019 for projects taking place July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTS: XSection Dance and Science Film Festival seeks collaboration between dance - science - film and is now accepting submissions. The methodologies of scientific research and dance creation are abstract. Films can document visual forms and create a tangible record of these concepts. Apply by April 30, 2019Visit


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 will be provided, 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. Visit:


NEW YORK: The 2019 Queensboro Dance Festival is seeking Queens-based dance works of all cultures and styles for this summer’s tour throughout Queens venues. Apply by April 8, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) invites New York City-based dance companies to apply to an open call for the Tenth Annual Making Moves Dance Festival 2019. Performances will take place on September 20 & 21, 2019. JCAL encourages new, emerging and underrepresented professional choreographers to apply. Apply by May 30, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: American Dance Guild Festival 2019: SHAPING THE NOW, Dance in Uncertain Times is calling for applications. The performances will take place from October 3-6, 2019 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. Apply by April 20, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: The application for the fall 2019/winter 2020 season of the Movement Research at the Judson Church series is now open. It is a platform for artists at various stages of their creative development. Apply by April 5, 2019. Visit:


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


NEW YORK: Our Women Before Us presents Still Life, a transdisciplinary workshop and performance. Participants will work across various artistic mediums to create a cohesive performance piece that will be presented June 27-29, 2019 at Gibney Dance. Application is open to young adults ages 18-24. The workshop is free. Apply by May 1, 2019Contact: with a statement of interest and a work sample.


NEW YORK: POP Showings and Open Rehearsals are an opportunity for artists to invite friends and supporters into their creative process in a studio setting to cultivate audiences, funders, and support. Events consist of an informal, no-lighting/tech, studio showing followed by a reception. Artists participating in the POP Showing series receive time in the studios, as well as event assistance. POP Open Rehearsals are available at Gibney Dance. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and dates are subject to availability. Visit:


NEW YORK: Princess Grace Choreography Awards Program is accepting applications for its Choreography Grant Opportunity, available between September 1, 2019 & August 31, 2020.  Apply by April 30, 2019.  Fellowships are awarded to an emerging choreographer through the nominating organization to help fund the creation of new work. Visit:


NEW YORK: Now in its 6th year, the Queensboro Dance Festival is an annual 6-month tour of many performances taking place May 11 - October 6, 2019.  Queens-based cultural and contemporary dance groups of all styles may apply for the festival.  Apply by April 15, 2019Visit:


NEW YORK: Fertile Ground is a non-curated showcase for emerging and/or established artists produced with full production values. This series offers an excellent opportunity for participants to share new and developing work and receive informative feedback in a supportive environment.  Applications are accepted on an ongoing, first-come, first-served basis until the performance dates are full. Visit:


NEW YORK: The 47th Annual Dance on Camera Festival will run from July 12-15, 2019 by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Submissions are currently being accepted. Apply by April 15, 2019. Visit:


USA: UNESCO is accepting proposals for innovative projects that aim to strengthen the cultural and creative sectors in developing countries in the framework of its 10th International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) call for applications. The IFCD is a multi-donor fund, established by the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions to support its implementation in developing countries. Apply by June 13, 2019. Visit:


WASHINGTON, DC: Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship is a nine-month residential fellowship designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects that address issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building. Arts Lab fellows strive to hone their practices and grow as leaders in their respective fields.  The program accepts six national and international fellows, as well as two Washington, DC-based artists in each cohort.  Apply by April 4, 2019. Visit:





AUSTRALIA: Australian citizens may apply for Australia Council Fellowships of $80,000 to support outstanding, established artists’ creative activity and professional development for a period of up to two years. Apply by June 4, 2019. Visit:


AUSTRALIA: The Ausdance Peggy van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship is a biennial fellowship of $10,000 awarded to a mid-career choreographer (35 years and over). Fellowship applicants must be Australian citizens or residents and Ausdance members. Apply by May 31, 2019. Visit:


AUSTRALIA: The Ian Potter Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist talented emerging and early career artists to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas. Apply by May 21, 2019. Visit:


AUSTRALIA: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust offers fellowships for Australians to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field. Apply by April 30, 2019. Visit:


AUSTRALIA: QL2 Dance offers curated residencies both to young people (up to age 26), and older artists. Curated residencies provide theatre or studio space without charge and may also include other support.  Write to Artistic Director Ruth Osborne to apply. Visit:


AUSTRIA: Atlas is a training programme for emerging dance artists. It offers a dynamic environment that allows young dance artists with first choreographic experience to intensively work on their professional development. The program will take place from July 11 - August 11, 2019. Apply by April 15, 2019. Visit:


BRAZIL: Casa Na Ilha Art Residency Program is based in a colonial house on the Island of Ilhabela, Brazil. The residency program is an initiative to provide a space to encourage creativity and exchange of ideas among artists from different disciplines.  Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis. Visit:


CANADA: The Choreographic Marathon, a platform for creativity, is calling for proposals for unique, ultra-intensive professional development and creation exchange in all forms of movement arts for established and emerging movement artists. The marathon will take place from May 18-20, 2019. Proposals would be assessed as they come in. Visit:


CANADA: F-O-R-M’s (Festival of Recorded Movement) is calling for short movement films from youth and emerging artists internationally. F-O-R-M is seeking innovative concepts, exceptional camerawork and cinematography, experimental editing styles and post-production effects that bring added layers to the subject matter. Apply by April 29, 2019. Visit:


CZECH REPUBLIC: SE.S.TA is calling for applicants for its international residencies. The goal of the Coaching Residencies is to guide and support the artistic work of emerging choreographers. The Residencies also serve as a platform to establish discourse in the field of contemporary dance, art and life echoing the Czech and international dance and art scene. Apply by April 15, 2019. Visit:


FRANCE: Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie Accueil Studio 2020 is welcoming a choreographer or company to come in residence for creation or research for at least two weeks, with workspaces 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 12, 2019. Visit


FRANCE: La Manufacture, a non-profit center for dance in Aurillac, welcomes emerging artists and young companies for a period of one month to one year. The objective of this residency is to choreograph a piece or remount an existing piece. Visit:


FRANCE: Danse Dense calls for candidates from professional dance companies with at least one previous creation and no more than four, who wish to present a new work-in-progress for professionals and the general public. Danse Dense proposes performance opportunities to present work during 3 different events between November 2019 and June 2020. Apply by May 17, 2019. Visit:   Contact:, +33149154024


FRANCE: Festival DAN.CIN.LAB International Competition for Short Dance Films, June 2019 focuses on societal questions as portrayed through the combined perspectives of dance and cinema and includes an international competition for short dance films. The jury is composed of an international panel of artists in dance and cinema. Visit: Contact:  Apply by April 15, 2019. 


GERMANY: Artists of all disciplines are invited to apply for REMIX, a new, 10-day collaborative residency at Ponderosa, an art center located in the German countryside. The residency will take place from June 10-21, 2019. Apply by April 29, 2019. Visit:


GERMANY: The new application round at Choreographisches Zentrum Heidelberg is now open for globally-focused residencies that will take place between August and December 2019. Apply by May 31, 2019. Visit:


GERMANY: WimmelResearch-Fellowship invites artists of all disciplines to engage with the topic of Immortality & the Living from an artistic point of view. The fellowship will take place between June 1 and August 31, 2019. Apply by April 10, 2019. 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). Grant recipients will be taken in by theaters in Germany to become familiar with production conditions and the conception and rehearsal process of at least one production. Acceptance of applications is ongoing. Visit:


GERMANY: Young and emerging street dance and industrial choreographers are invited to apply for the international Urban Dance Camp (UDC). UDC 2019 offers more than 160 classes from July 25 - August 15, 2019. Visit:


GERMANY: dance-techAIR at Lake Studios Berlin is accepting applications for its residency program, which offers international interdisciplinary movement and media artists the possibility to live and make art in a peaceful, artist-run working, living and performance space in Berlin. Rolling deadline. Visit:


GREECE: Open Call for performances and workshops for the Pocket Dance Festival, which takes place from September 9-15, 2019. The festival aims to bring the audience of Thessaloniki closer to artists/choreographers who work in Greece and abroad. Apply by April 15, 2019. Visit:


GREECE: The highest-level event in the world of dance, the 54th World Congress will take place from June 26-30, 2019 in Athens. Open to researchers, dance teachers, and choreographers from all forms of dance. Visit:


INDIA: Farm Studio in rural Rajasthan, a unique and inspiring place for creating artwork, hosts international artists working in all genres for residency sessions lasting 3 weeks. This program is highly recommended for dance artists interested in creating works in a rural context. The session will take place between October 2019 and March 2020. Apply by April 27, 2019. Visit:


INDIA: Play Practice Artist Residency program invites interdisciplinary movement and performing artists, dancers, and choreographers to participate in a 3-week residential program in Bangalore with a focus on in-depth concentration on creative research. Participants will have access to alternative studio spaces and the opportunity to offer workshops, lectures, and work-in-progress presentations and/or to take part in training exchange classes. Contact: Visit:


INDIA: Omaggio Performing Company Goa is accepting applications for its residency. Submissions are accepted throughout year. Visit:


INDIA: Tool Box Roots Residency is a six-week residential program at Dhurii, India from August 5 - September 15, 2019. The residency invites national and international participants with a strong interest in enhancing their physical movement, building on their performative quality, and engaging in choreographic research. Apply by April 30, 2019.. Visit:


ISRAEL: The RE-SEARCH Exchange Program invites international dancers to join for one trimester - 3 months - the Professional RE-SEARCH Training Program (A three-years full professional program). The program targets creative individuals who wish to research what a contemporary dancer is and what contemporary dance is, and those who wish to develop their creative space together with other artists. Apply by May 30, 2019. Visit:


ITALY: Anfibia Program 2019/2020 is a multi-disciplinary training project for performers and contemporary creators. Auditions for the program are on April 28, 2019 in Monaco and on May 5, 2019 in Brussels. Visit:


ITALY: Kulturfactory Performing Art Residency hosts artists seven times a year for one week for the opportunity to be in a contemporary environment and to stay in one of the most creative areas in the world. Apply by April 15, 2019.. Visit:


JAPAN: The 20th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival for Children and Young Audiences in Tokyo is calling for submissions from international artists. The theme of the festival is Towards The Unknown ~ Beginning the Journey. Productions should consider and question what the future will be like for today’s children. The festival will take place May 14-24, 2020. Apply by April 30, 2019. Visit:


MALAYSIA: Sibu International Dance Festival (SIDF) will run August 13-17, 2019. The festival is open to all forms of dance, traditional or contemporary, and invites applicants from all age groups and cultures, both locally and internationally. Apply by April 30, 2019.. Visit:


PHILIPPINES: Artist registration is now open for the Fringe Manila 2020 Festival. An open-access, uncensored arts and community festival, Fringe Manila focuses on showcasing fresh, daring, groundbreaking new work by emerging and established artists from the Philippines and around the world.. Visit:


RUSSIA: Camp As One is an international, non-governmental, self-organized, grassroots residency that is calling for artists and artistic collectives for a shared retreat at the seashore. Located at a recreational compound on dunes by the sea, it provides all the best for a remote networked retreat of a collective artistic body. The residency will take place on August 18-25, 2019. Apply by April 15, 2019. 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


SPAIN: The application process is now open for the Professional Training Program of Area Dansa Barcelona in Contemporary Dance and Creation. AREA’s Professional Training Program in Contemporary Dance aims to accompany students in their professional development in an open and diverse way, taking into account both technical and creative aspects, as well as the awareness and understanding of the complexity of what dance is today. Apply by April 5, 2019. Visit:


THAILAND: The call for applications for 2020 AIR Taipei is now open. The festival aims to increase the crossover cooperation among cultural industry and horizontal alliances, foster the cultural exchange between Taipei City and global cities, and support the career development of domestic and international young artists through AIR Taipei program. Apply by June 10, 2019. Visit:


TURKEY: SOLO Contemporary Dance Festival will be held on June 28-30, 2019. As participants in the festival, choreographers and dancers from around the world are requested to perform a solo piece that is new, unique, and imaginative, and which displays unusual achievement.. Apply by May 5, 2019. Visit:


UK: Summer Residency / Artist Intensive explores experimental approaches to voice and movement and will focus on breath and gravity alignment, the articulation of physical and psychical states in performance, and somatic vocalization in order to develop a textural approach to performance. The program will take place from May 31 - June 9, 2019. Apply by April 30, 2019. Visit:


UK: DanceEast’s next Rural Retreat in January 2020 is for individuals who aspire to lead a ballet or contemporary dance company or organization. It will take place from January 3-6, 2020. This is an intensive think tank that will be facilitated by two professionals with guest speakers from the worlds of the arts, media, sports and business. The retreat aims to provide an environment for aspiring dance leaders to gain insight into the multi-faceted role of a leader in today’s ever-changing, challenging world. Visit:









ILLINOIS: The Joffrey Ballet will present two world premieres by Andrew McNicol and Andrea Walker. The program also includes Vespertine by Liam Scarlett. The performance will run April 24 - May 5, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: The Australian Ballet presents a program of works by homegrown choreographic talent. Alice Topp’s acclaimed Aurum, the award-winning duet Unspoken Dialogues by Stephen Baynes, and a new work by Resident Choreographer Tim Harbour will round out the program. The performance will take place at the Joyce on May 9-12, 2019. Watch:


NEW YORK: Limón Dance Company offers two world premieres and two Limón masterpieces. Alongside the sweeping ensemble dancing of Psalm, the potent tragedy of The Moor’s Pavane speaks eloquently of social issues central to our time. The performance will take place at the Joyce from May 29 - June 2, 2019. Watch:


NEW YORK: Martha Graham Dance Company will perform at the Joyce from April 2-14, 2019. Graham classics and new works come together in the EVE Project to celebrate female empowerment and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The program includes two premieres, one by Pam Tanowitz and another by co-creators Maxine Doyle and Bobbi Jene Smith. Watch:


NEW YORK: As a part of the Australian Festival at the Joyce, from April 29 - May 1, 2019, Indonesia’s tour-de-force music duo Senyawa and Melbourne’s choreographers Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek join forces with two of Australia’s leading dance companies, Lucy Guerin, Inc. and Dancenorth to create Attractor. Dancers are propelled into wild abandonment and ecstatic release, creating a visceral experience for the audience, as unrehearsed volunteers join the company on stage, to dissolve the demarcations between professionals and amateurs. Watch:


NEW YORK: New York City Ballet presents a Spring Gala on May 7, 2019. New ballets from Resident Choreographer Justin Peck and New York-based choreographer Pam Tanowitz, who is known for her post-modern treatment of the classical dance vocabulary, will headline the annual spring gala, joined by the return of Balanchine’s sumptuous Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3. Visit:


NEW YORK: Mark Morris presents a spirited new evening-length work that pays homage to a monument of 20th-century art: the Beatles’ 1967 revolution in sound, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. New York premiere is on May 8, 2019. Visit:


PENNSYLVANIA: Pennsylvania Ballet will present a program with Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse, Jorma Elo’s all-new ballet, and the program conclusion with the company premiere Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces, set to the music of composer Philip Glass. Performances are on May 7-12, 2019. Visit:


WASHINGTON, DC: The Washington Ballet’s annual program of commissioned works supports both the evolution of ballet and the dancer. Featuring new works by choreographers Dana Genshaft, Trey McIntyre, and Ethan Stiefel, the performances will run April 3-7, 2019.. Visit:






FINLAND: Finnish National Ballet will present three highly renowned choreographers at different stages of their careers. Jiří Kylián, Marco Goecke and Jeroen Verbruggen will create a brand-new production for 14 dancers with music by Bernard Herrmann. The performance will take place from May 10-22, 2019. Visit:


FRANCE: The 39th Montpellier Danse is a world-renowned contemporary dance festival that brings thousands of spectators together in Montpellier. The festival will run from June 22 - July 6, 2019. Visit:


FRANCE: Meilleurs voeux et rendez-vous will take place May 17 - June 22, 2019. Choreographers from all around the world will present their works..Visit:


FRANCE: Boston Ballet will make its debut at the historic Théàtre des Champs Elysées in Paris with a Forsythe program, including the European premiere of Playlist. The performance will take place from April 9-11, 2019. Watch


FRANCE: Paris Opera Ballet performs Sol León, Paul Lightfoot and Hans van Manen from April 18 - May 23, 2019. Despite their highly individual artistic universes, these three choreographers from the Nederlands Dans Theater share the same musicality and the same aesthetic quest. A duet with clear, pure lines, Hans van Manen’s Trois Gnossiennes adopts the sonorities of Erik Satie’s score of the same name. First-time guests Paul Lightfoot and Sol León bring two pieces into the Paris Opera Ballet repertoire, alternating fixed poses, rapidity of movement and theatrical devices. Watch


HONG KONG: The Hong Kong International Choreography Festival is modeled specifically after the residency (HKICAROS) to give more opportunities to local and international artists living and working in Hong Kong by interacting and working with international artists from across the world. The festival will take place from June 27-29, 2019Visit:


HONG KONG: City Contemporary Dance Center will present Winterreise: The Rite of Spring. Inspired by Franz Schubert’s Winterreise from 1827, the piece describes the inner journey of a wayfarer traveling alone on a wintry road. The performance will run from April 26 - May 5, 2019. Visit:


IRELAND: Dublin Dance Festival acts as a vital interchange between contemporary dance artists and audiences both nationally and internationally. The festival will take place from May 1-19, 2019. Visit:


JAPAN: Choreographer Hotake Shimaji will present a new collaborated work with fashion designer Kozue Hibino. The program also includes Fly, Fly, Fly. The performance will take place on April 13 & 14, 2019. Watch:


MONACO: Les Ballets de Monte Carlo premieres works by Jean-Christophe Maillot and Goyo Montero in a program entitled Corpus. Choreographers Maillot and Montero share the idea that dance is a crossing of several disciplines. Maillot's Core Meu is inspired by the powerful music of Antonio Castrignano. Montero's Atman explores the primordial principle that individual beings can be separate and unique but that the essence of the interior self connects and unifies everything. The performance will run April 25-28, 2019. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: Both Bryan Arias and Felix Landerer will create their first ever piece for NDT 2. Together with the critically acclaimed Midnight Raga by Marco Goecke and Simple Things by maestro Hans van Manen, this program features a wealth of powerful pieces. The performance runs through June 15, 2019. Visit:


NORWAY: On April 25, 2019, artistic leader and choreographer Ingun Bjørnsgaard premieres a new work for Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, MÜNCHEN-TRILOGIEN, which explores three female characters of Ibsen. Visit:


SWEDEN: SU-EN Butoh Company is premiering the ensemble version of IKI at Dansens Hus in Stockholm with 5 dancers and voice artist Nuria Divi. The performance will take place on April 10 & 11, 2019. Visit:


SWEDEN: Inspired by the novel Processen by Franz Kafka, Czech choreographer Jiří Bubeníček has created a brand new work for the Royal Swedish Ballet. It revolves around the most absurd form of bureaucracy and, like Kafka’s writings, is brutal – both physically and psychologically. World premiere is on May 17, 2019. Visit:


SWEDEN: Charlotta Öfverholm’s new piece Prosthesis premieres at Dansens Hus in Stockholm on April 25-27, 2019. This surreal tragicomedy takes place in a hotel lobby, where the deepest secrets will be revealed, where the gods and gurus pursue followers, and where humanity is in danger. Visit:


SWEDEN: Alexander Ekman has choreographed a new work on Royal Swedish Opera. Now and then we want to get away from reality by daydreaming, listening to music, watching a movie or simply by creating an imaginary world inside our head. In this piece, we enter a world that we could never imagine. World Premiere of Escapist is on April 5, 2019. Visit:


SWEDEN: A world premiere combines the intimate, political poetry of the Spanish choreographer Marina Mascarell with the explosive energy from the unpredictable Israeli/British choreographer Hofesh Shechter - in their first work for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Life’s A Show. Runs until April 14, 2019. Visit:   Watch:


UK: The Royal Ballet will present a program in revivals of works by Christopher Wheeldon and Crystal Pite, plus a world premiere by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. The performance will take place May 8-21, 2019. Visit:


UK: Now in its 16th year, BreakinConvention is an annual celebration of all things hip hop, with taster sessions, workshops, and free activities on offer through the entire building to give attendees a unique glimpse into hip hop culture. The festival will run May 3-5, 2019. Visit:


UK: Using Stravinskys iconic score, alongside Tibetan-inspired music, Yang Liping reunites with designer Tim Yip for her new work Rite of Spring. Showing at Sadler’s Wells from May 9-11, 2019. Watch:


UK: Rambert uncovers early works by Wayne McGregor and Hofesh Shechter. Completing the triple bill is a new work by Marion Motin, whose hip-hop-influenced style is best known through her work for Christine and the Queens. The performance will be in theater from May 14-18, 2019. Visit:


UK: Placing the world-renowned cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras at the center of the piece, contemporary dance luminary Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker builds on her choreographic language, developed in tune with Bach’s musical one, to capture an affinity between the music and the five dancers, of which De Keersmaeker herself is one. UK premiere is on April 24 & 25, 2019. Visit:


UK: Now in its seventh year, JV2 will present a triple bill including works created by David Lloyd and Maria Doulgeri. The program will culminate with Tomorrow, JV2’s signature work by Jasmin Vardimon. The program will be in the theater on April 26 & 27, 2019.. Visit:


UK: Celebrated Flamenco superstar Israel Galván’s flair for the avant-garde brings the electric moments of the “fin de fiesta” to life - the time of freedom and improvisation following a Flamenco show. Performances are on April 27 & 28, 2019. Watch:


UK: In 2016, English National Ballet made headlines when it commissioned three female choreographers to create work that celebrated and promoted women’s voices in dance. In a follow-up, the Sadler’s Wells Associate Company, English National Ballet revives Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s biopic of Frida Kahlo, Broken Wings, and Pina Bausch’s Epic, Harrowing And Ecstatic. And, for her first main-stage commission, Stina Quagebeur, a first artist with the company, takes inspiration from Henrik Ibsen’s play A Dolls House in her new work, Nora. The performance will take place on April 4-13, 2019. Watch:






MERCE CUNNINGHAM CENTENNIAL - NIGHT of 100 SOLOS. This one-time special Cunningham event, on what would have been his 100th birthday - April 16, 2019 - comprises three distinct performances. Taken together, they are the largest Cunningham event ever.


In Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event, each of the three participating institutions—the Barbican, London; BAM in New York City; and CAP UCLA in Los Angeles—will present a seventy-five-minute performance comprised of 100 solos choreographed by Merce Cunningham. In each city, a former dancer experienced in creating Cunningham events will work with an associate stager and other Merce Cunningham Dance Company alumni to impart the choreography to a new generation of dancers. Watch:









FLORIDA: The Regional Dance America’s National Choreography Intensive 2019 (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 provides a one-of-a-kind experience for dancers and choreographers to work within a variety of styles and genres. Apply by May 31, 2019. Visit:






AUSTRALIA: Australian Youth Dance Festival will take place from July 7-12, 2019. The festival will thrive on creation and collaboration. Dancers will dance, think, make and talk dance together, through daily sessions in contemporary dance, choreography, repertory and improvisation. Visit:


AUSTRIA: The International Physical Theatre Workshop is aimed at actors, dancers, and performers from around the world who are interested in mastering their acting, directing, performance-making, and movement skills. The workshop will take place from June 10 - 17, 2019. Visit:


AUSTRIA: Choreolab at Linz Tanz Hafen Festival is a two-week intensive workshop for mid-career artists. A pair of international artists is invited to share their practice with a group of working artists from around the world. The workshop will take place from April 23 - May 2, 2019. Visit:


BELGIUM: From September 2019 onward, PARTS will launch a new, advanced 2-year program, called STUDIOS. It is a fulltime research program for dance-makers and choreographers to develop their creative voice and practice in a learning environment that is communal and collaborative. Visit:


GERMANY: Postgraduate Residence Studios and Performance Research Studies (PReS) is a one-year, artistic research program that supports new talent, develops participants’ personal choreographic or dance signature, and incubates practice-based research in an international artistic and educational context. Apply by May 10, 2019. Visit:


GERMANY: The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is a systematic approach to performance, which generates innovative productions utilising concepts, ideas, and existing play-texts. It introduces some of the effective techniques and approaches towards contemporary performance practice in the context of the short rehearsal time and multicultural aspect of the creative team. Various workshops are available between June and November 2019. Visit:


GERMANY: b12 is a new festival for contemporary dance and performance art in Berlin. Apply by April 12, 2019. Visit:


INDIA: Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts in Bangalore is offering auditions for the Diploma Programme in Movement Arts and Mixed Media 2019-20. Auditions will be combined with workshops that offer insight into the unique vocabulary developed by Attakkalari Dance Company through years of research and drawing sustenance from many Indian physical and performance traditions, as well as global contemporary dance idioms. Visit:


IRELAND: In May 2019, choreolab europe organizes a 4-day Spring lab in Dublin for advanced and professional dancers, movers, dancing choreographers and dance students. Spring lab will run from May 9-12, 2019. Visit:


JAPAN: International Dance Workshop Festival in Kyoto has developed into a vibrant community of international performers, educators, and choreographers. The festival offers a supportive atmosphere aimed at fostering a creative exchange of ideas, encouraging exploration of new ground and providing opportunities to experience a wide spectrum of dance/movement disciplines. The festival will take place from April 19 May 6, 2019. Visit:


SPAIN: Robert Poole Creative Dance offers dancing and creative movement workshops in the open air, with nature and silence as inspiration. The essence of these workshops is the creative enjoyment in a beautiful, non-judgmental setting without walls or mirrors. The workshop will take place between July 15 and August 23, 2019. Apply by 7 days before the week of the workshop. Visit:


UK: The Choreographers Observership Programme enables choreographers to observe another choreographer of their choice at work. The programme was launched in response to demand from choreographers for opportunities to observe other artists at work, either to open up new areas of work or to learn from another artist’s creative practice. Visit:






DENMARK: The Copenhagen International Choreography Competition (CICC), a platform to discover and promote emerging contemporary choreographers, is now accepting applications. Apply by May 5, 2019, for competition on July 12 & 13 2019. Visit:


GERMANY: 33. International Choreographic Competition Hannover 2019 will take place on June 21 & 22, 2019. Choreographers under the age of 35 may apply. Apply by April 17, 2019. Visit:


GERMANY: Dancescreen Film Competition 2019 is one of the world's most important international dance film competitions. As part of an eclectic dance (film) festival, Dancescreen honors excellence in dance film productions promotes emerging talent and connects the international dance film industry. Film submission opens in April 2019.  Visit:






Fosse/Verdon, an upcoming American biographical miniseries based on the book Fosse, by Sam Wasson, will premiere on April 9, 2019, on FX TV channel and networks. Fosse/Verdon tells the story of the romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. Fosse was a filmmaker and one of the theater’s most influential choreographers and directors; she was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Together, they changed the face of American entertainment — at a perilous cost. Trailer:


New Adventures production of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, as daring and beautiful as ever, comes to cinemas with a fresh look for the 21st century. This thrilling, audacious and witty production is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Retaining the iconic elements of the original staging, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (set & costumes) and Paule Constable (lighting) have created a stunning re-imagining of this classic New Adventures production. Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, in January 2019, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and produced by Illuminations. Watch:






Merce Cunningham: Creative Elements, edited by David Vaughan, Routledge, 1996. The essays collected in this special issue of Choreography and Dance were written over the last few years and discuss various aspects of the work of Cunningham as seen both from the outside and the inside. Visit:











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