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

Project Springboard, Gibney POP, MAP Fund, Fertile Ground, NYC; Decoding Motion, Choreographisches Zentrum Heidelberg, GERMANY; Centre Chorégraphik Pole Pik , FRANCE; Goa Dance Residency, INDIA; Saison Cultural Fund, JAPAN; kNOwBOX Festival Open Call, MEXICO; RESID-ENS 2020, NETHERLANDS; Sabotage, UK

New Works & Events: Upcoming premieres by Kyle Abraham, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, John Heginbotham, Jessica Lang, Gemma Bond, Garrett Smith, Juliano Nunes, Yin Yue, and Pam Tanoviz in the US; Fabio Adorisio, Andreas Heise and Roman Novitzky in Germany; Festivals: Fall for Dance, NYC; Festival de Danse, FRANCE; Danzénica, BOLIVIA; Dance Theater Open Stage, POLAND

Trending: The Guardian’s Selection of Best 21st Century Choreography

Learning Opportunities: Movement for Actors /Acting for Dancers, AUSTRIA; Bosnians Lab for Choreographers, FRANCE; Gibney Dance International Visa Program, USA

New Movies: Dancing Joy, with choreography by Desi Jordnanoff and Glance from the Edge by choreographers Kosta Karakashyan and Stephanie Handjiiska

New Books: Dance Me a Song: Astaire, Balanchine, Kelly, and the American Film Musical, by Beth Genné, Oxford University Press, 2018









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: Round 3 of Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival is now open for submissions. The festival, dedicated to dance happening in public spaces, explores the intersection of dance and the camera and challenges the notion that there is a proper time and place to dance. Apply by November 2, 2019. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTS: National Dance Project (NDP) Travel Fund provides monetary assistance for U.S. based presenters, curatorial staff, and residency directors to connect in person to explore the feasibility of presenting NDP-funded works. Rolling deadline. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTSThe Yard at Marthas Vineyard offers residencies of 2 to 3 weeks, emphasizing the collaborative nature of dance making. Residents have 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. Visit:


NEW YORK: Breaking Boundaries Dance Festival is accepting applications. The festival is produced by the Brink Dance Projects at KOI Creative Space in White Plains, NY. Breaking Boundaries Dance Festival encourages the interaction between dancers and audience members, as well as musicians, dancers, and technology. Apply by November 7, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals provides fully supported, multi-week development residencies for creative teams in the early development stages of a new musical. With additional support from the Jerome Robbins Foundation, Project Springboard will continue to nurture projects in their early stages to create a pipeline of new dance-driven musicals into the not-for-profit theater community. Apply by October 8, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Jump/Cut: A Dance on Film Festival is accepting applications for both completed works and yet-to-be created works of dance on film. Apply by October 12, 2019Visit


NEW YORK: The Bridge for Dance Uptown Rising Performance Series is now accepting choreographer applications for the Fall 2019 season. Choreographers will receive written feedback submitted by the audience and gain access to half-priced space throughout their process. Apply by October 5, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Triskelion Arts is seeking improvisation performance artists for upcoming festivals and events. Artists who perform improvisation and have a practice in movement, sound, clowning, comedy, storytelling, vocalization, etc., are invited to apply. Rolling deadline and submissions are reviewed on the 15th and 30th of each month. Visit:


NEW YORK: The MAP Fund is founded on the principle that exploration drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine. MAP supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry. Apply for 2020 MAP Fund Grant Cycle from October 21 - November 25, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Queens Council on the Arts is offering choreographers a $10,000 commission to create new work inspired by an underrepresented issue in the communities of either Flushing or Maspeth/Queens. Apply by October 29, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: New York City choreographers and dance companies are invited to apply for residencies via the CUNY Dance initiative (CDI). Designed to take advantage of underutilized facilities while integrating New York City’s dance community with the public university system, the CUNY Dance Initiative provides local artists with rehearsal and performance space on 13 CUNY campuses across the five boroughs. Applications will be accepted from October 3 - November 4, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Pizarts Mentorship & Entrepreneurial Program is now accepting applications. Mentorship is a vital component to the development and success in any industry. Through the program, participants will be paired with a seasoned mentor to receive 1-1 feedback, guidance and support on their choreographic journey. Visit:


NEW YORK: PMT Seasonal Showcases are dedicated to providing choreographers a chance to gain exposure and present their work on a professional stage. Apply by November 18, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Gibney’s POP is a performance opportunity and provides the dance community with subsidized theater rental rates for showings and performances. Artists participating in the POP performance series receive time for technical rehearsal and a three-night performance run. The three-night POP Performance package costs $5,500. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Visit:


NEW YORK: Virginia B. Toulmin was a passionate supporter of the performing arts and of equity and fairness for women. The foundation she created supports the careers of emerging female composers, playwrights, and choreographers, commissioning their works and supporting their budding careers. Apply by November 1, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Emerging Choreographer Series is a free, fully curated, two-month residency-style crash course in self-producing that includes a space grant, career development consultations, and performance opportunities providing up-and-coming choreographers with the tools to create, develop and premiere a new work. The program is co-presented by Mare Nostrum Elements and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. Audition will take place September 30 - October 8, 2019. Visit:


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 on-going, first-come, first-served basis until the performance dates are full. Visit:


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. Rolling deadline. Visit:


NEW YORK: Mark DeGarmo Dance’s Salon Performance Series is accepting applications for a unique opportunity to view and engage with original performing arts and dance works-in-progress of DeGarmo and guest artists. Rolling deadline. Visit:





AUSTRALIA: Koa Art Performance Collective is offering a free workshop to create a series of 6 collective performances in public space. Focusing on the use of public space as a place of creation, Koa Art performances bring people together in an authentic collective creation process through choreography, voice work, puppetry and improvisation dance. Apply by October 20, 2019. Visit:


AUSTRIA: Craft Choreography is looking for contemporary dance short pieces for performance at Brick-5, a dedicated space for showing works, exchanging ideas and socializing, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Apply by November 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: CINARS is calling for applications to present a showcase in the official programming of the 19th CINARS Biennale (International Conference and Networking Organization for the Performing Arts), which will take place in Montréal from November 9-14, 2020. Apply by October 27, 2019. Visit:


FRANCECentre Chorégraphik Pole Pik is calling for projects for 1st semester 2020. Pole Pik welcomes around 20 companies per year of various aesthetics and disciplines. This residency offers studios to be used for a creation, a restaging 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. The residency period is from January 1 - July 31, 2020. Apply by October 31, 2019. Visit:


FRANCE: Danse Élargie International competition is open to artists of all disciplines. Proposals for a maximum of 10 minutes with at least 3 participants will be considered. The competition takes place June 13-14, 2020 at Théâtre de la Ville Espace Pierre Cardin in Paris. Apply by December 15, 2019. Visit:


GERMANY: Decoding Motion is a movement intelligence training experiment with different concepts, ideas and fundamentals taken mainly from the realms of martial arts and contemporary dance. Decoding Motion presents tools for improvisation, partnering and composition work designed to enrich participants’ personal dance vocabulary and movement intelligence. Workshop is led by Iftach Vardi and will take place on October 12 & 13, 2019. Visit:


GERMANY: Lucky Trimmer is seeking original short pieces (under 10 minutes) by both emerging and established artists. Lucky Trimmer stands between worlds by bridging the avant-garde and the mainstream and by combining artistic excellence with the lightness of entertainment. Apply by November 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:


GERMANY: At Choreographisches Zentrum Heidelberg, the new application round is open for globally focused residencies that will take place between February and July 2020. Apply by November 30, 2019. Visit:


HUNGARY: SzólóDuó International Dance Festival 2020 is looking for new short dance productions in the theme of the festival: Body_Dance_Picture. The festival will run from January 15-18, 2020. Apply by December 1, 2019. Visit:


INDIA: Play Practice Residency invites artists from various disciplines to come and share their work through collaboration, workshops and performances. The residency offers accommodation and studio facilities with basic technical requirements. Apply by October 30, 2019Visit


INDIA: The second edition of Gati Dance Forum’s digital journal and symposium, Indent: The Body and the Performative, invites dancers, performance makers, and creative thinkers to a four-day lab which collates practices and ideas that enable, expand and cluster around current notions of the body in performance. The participants will take part in workshops and discussions, attend performances and talks by key speakers, and explore provocations within working groups. Ident Lab runs in New Delhi from November 14-17, 2019. Apply by October 11, 2019. Visit:  Application form is available here:


INDIA: The Goa Dance Residency is a not-for-profit, contemporary dance training and performance project. The residency brings together Indian and international dancers, teachers and choreographers for 3 months of rigorous contemporary dance practice and performance. The residency will take place from January 6 - April 5, 2020. Apply by October 31, 2019. Visit:


JAPAN: TPAM Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama is a space where artists from around the world who are professionally involved in performing arts convene for an exchange through diverse performance and meeting programs. Having celebrated its 20th anniversary, TPAM is internationally recognized as one of the most influential performing arts platforms in Asia. Apply by November 1, 2019. Visit:


JAPAN: Saison Cultural Fund is now accepting applications from overseas artists for its artist-in-residence program. The residency will run from April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021. Inquire by October 3, 2019, to request an application. Visit:


MEXICO: kNOwBOX dance seeks to curate a festival of dance films that deconstruct the body and experiment with elements within a specific site to challenge the possibilities of what dance can look like in video form. Apply by October 31, 2019. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: RESID-ENS 2020 is a residency for choreographers to create new work. The theaters will cover all costs for the stage. Apply by December 1, 2019. Visit:


NEW ZEALAND: The Asia New Zealand Foundation supports New Zealand professional arts companies, events and organisations to deliver projects that will grow New Zealanders' awareness and knowledge of Asian arts. Apply by November 1, 2019. Visit:


SWITZERLAND: Tanzcompagnie Konzert Theater Bern and its Director Estefania Miranda are calling for applications for Tanzplattform 2020 - an international dance festival and competition for choreographers, taking place June 16-20, 2020. Apply by December 9, 2019. Visit:


UK: Sabotage is a platform for interdisciplinary artists seeking to work with dancers in free studio space. Sabotage brings together dancers in training and artists eager to workshop ideas with talented and open-minded people in a supportive environment. Rolling deadline. Visit:


UK: Signatures showcases the work of emerging dancers, choreographers and recent dance graduates, offering the opportunity to perform as part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2020. Apply by November 22, 2019. Visit:








CALIFORNIA: Un-Changing Nature will be on stage from October 25-27, 2019. The program includes a collection of dances exploring how humans impact the environment, and how it in turn, impacts us. Watch:


NEW YORK: Paul Taylor American Modern Dance (PTDC) will return to the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center from October 29 - November 17, 2019. The company will perform 19 Taylor masterworks and commissioned works created on PTDC by Kyle Abraham (World Premiere) and Guest Resident Choreographers Margie Gillis and Pam Tanowitz (Lincoln Center Premieres). Visit:


NEW YORK: Baryshnikov Arts Center will present Dance Heginbotham’s Herz Schmerz (World Premiere), a new dance-play created by choreographer John Heginbotham and artist/writer Maira Kalman. This collaborative and eclectic work will be accompanied by live chamber music designed to inspire “an eccentric and hyper-detailed landscape of movement, text, and visual design.” The performance will take place from October 10-12, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: White Light Festival at the Lincoln Center will host the US premiere of En Masse, created by Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble of Australia. The performance will be held at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, on October 23-25, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: New York Live Arts will present Christopher Williams’s Narcissus, which is set to Nikolai Tcherepnin’s ballet score Narcisse et Echo, composed in 1911 for Ballets Russes. This original evening-length work means to “reappropriate themes of the eponymous ancient Greek myth on which it is based to re-imagine the original ballet through a contemporary queer lens.” The performance will take place on November 8, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Dimitris Papaioannou is a Greek director-choreographer who started as a painter, led the creation of the opening ceremonies for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and recently became the first artist invited to create a new work for Tanztheater Wuppertal since Pina Bausch’s death. New York premiere of his work will be presented at BAM on November 14, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Cape Verdean-born, Lisbon-based choreographer and performance artist Marlene Monteiro Freitas dares you to traverse the order and wild chaos of Euripides—and ultimately, the depths of the human psyche. US premiere is on November 9, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Belgian dance-theater collective Peeping Tom sets the scene for 32 rue Vanderbranden, a hilariously unpredictable, relentlessly clever Olivier Award-winning work. To everything from Bach to K-pop, performers contort and overextend with easy elasticity, unearthing the truth of our selves when turning inward is the only option. US premiere is on November 20, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: The 16th Fall for Dance Festival at the City Center premieres four New York City Center commissions. The performance includes tap dance by Caleb Teicher, Kyle Abraham’s solo for American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland, Sonya Tayeh’s choreography with live music by Moses Sumney in a co-commission with Kaatsbaan, and Kim Brandstrup’s duet for New York City Ballet principal dancers Sara Mearns and Taylor Stanley. The performance will take place from October 1-13, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s new West Side Story will open at Broadway in February 2020. Visit:


NEW YORK: One of Ireland’s most imaginative theater makers, Michael Keegan-Dolan, and his company, Teac Damsa, transport audiences to a magical realist otherworld of light and dark, ecstasy and catharsis, pain and reconciliation in the US premiere of Swan Lake. Showing on October 15, 2019 at the BAM. Visit:


NEW YORK: Kyle Abraham’s company will present a program that includes the world premiere of the choreographer’s newest solo for himself, accompanied by a live gospel choir. Also on tap is Show Pony, a recent solo work by Abraham, performed alternately by Princess Grace Award recipients Tamisha Guy and Marcella Lewis, and Big Rings, a dynamic group work created by A.I.M member Keerati Jinakunwiphat. The company premiere of Trisha Browns groundbreaking 1976 work Solo Olos rounds out the program. The performance runs October 15-19, 2019 at the Joyce. Visit:


NEW YORK: A collaboration among legends, THE DAY is a new work by cellist Maya Beiser, beloved dancer Wendy Whelan, iconoclastic choreographer Lucinda Childs, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang. A New York premiere, this momentous melding of multi-genre creative genius comes in an evening-long sensory exploration of two journeys - life and the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul. THE DAY is a bold and highly collaborative work that explores universal themes through the shared language of music and dance. Runs October 22-26, 2019 at the Joyce Theater. Visit:


NEW YORK: Choreographers & Cocktails 2019 by the Joyce Theater Foundation offers a night of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and intimate open rehearsals, as well as a spectacular silent auction and the opportunity to mingle with celebrated choreographers, dancers, and dance enthusiasts. The event will take place on October 28, 2019 at Gibney Dance. Visit:


NEW YORK: American Ballet Theatre (ABT) will present a gala celebrating the ABT Womens Movement. This season’s Fall Gala features an exhilarating program of new work by leading female choreographers and honors the President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, in recognition of her empowerment of women in leadership roles and dedication to diversity. The program also includes Twyla Tharps new work celebrating ABT Principal Dancer Herman Cornejo’s 20th anniversary with ABT. The performance will take place on October 16, 2019. Visit:


NEW YORK: ABT will present a program with James Whiteside’s “New American Romance.” The piece offers a progressive take on classical ballet and pays homage to romantic ballet by injecting it with the social relevance of modern love. The program also includes a new work by former ABT dancer and acclaimed choreographer Gemma Bond. The performance will take place on October 23, 2019. Visit:


PENNSYLVANIA: Pennsylvania Ballet presents three new ballets created for the company. The program includes works by Garrett Smith, Juliano Nunes, and Yin Yue. The performance will run from November 7-10, 2019. Visit:


WASHINGTON, DC: The Washington Ballet’s 2019-20 Season opener, NEXTsteps features works by emerging and acclaimed choreographers Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, John Heginbotham, and Jessica Lang. NEXTsteps supports the evolution of both ballet and the dancer and celebrates the evolving beauty and resonating power of our art. The performance will take place from October 23-27, 2019. Visit:


WYOMING: Pacific National Ballet (PNB) presents three world premieres by Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theater Donald Byrd; TONY nominated (The Color Purple) and Bessie Award-winning (The Minstrel Show) choreographer Eva Stone; and PNB dancer Miles Pertl. The performance runs from November 8-17, 2019. Visit:






AUSTRIA: Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo will present an Austrian premiere of Cinderella, choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot. This ballet oscillates between dream and reality and tells the story of Cinderella experienced through the emotional world of the heroine. The performance will take place on October 5, 2019. Visit:


AUSTRIA: Compagnie Käfig will present an Austrian premiere of Vertikal, choreographed by Mourad Merzouki. The piece takes to the air and returns to physicality, while pushing dance to its limits. The dancers abandon contact with the floor and adopt techniques from aerial dance. The performance will take place on October 19, 2019. Visit:


AUSTRIA: The Editta Braun Company celebrates 30 years of artistic work: powerful, imaginative, free, creative, critical, and decidedly international. Braun’s body of work includes 35 full-length productions, 14 short pieces, 6 films, and 513 guest performances in 32 countries: this is the record of persistent artistic creativity. The company’s anniversary special premieres on October 4, 2019. Watch: Visit:


BOLIVIA: The international contemporary dance festival Danzénica will take place in the cities of La Paz and Santa Cruz. Since its creation in 2012, this festival has become an important event to support and share a contemporary dance in Bolivia and Latin America. It has hosted companies of Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The festival will run October 4-9, 2019Watch:



FRANCE: Festival de Danse - Cannes Côte d'Azur France will take place from November 29 -December 15, 2019. This edition's program is eclectic and features many new creations and premieres. Opening with the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, the program also features a classical production of Giselle and a hip hop creation by Mickaël Mer entitled Butterfly. The festival closes with a new creation featuring Marie-Agnès Gillot, Andrés Marin and Christian Rizzo.  Watch


FRANCE: Crystal Pite is reuniting with the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet for a series of 60‑minute performances divided into as many choreographed sequences. Performance runs October 25 - November 23, 2019. Visit:


GERMANY: Stuttgart Ballet presents three world premieres by Fabio Adorisio, Andreas Heise and Roman Novitzky. The performance will take place on November 30, 2019. Visit:


DENMARK: DON GNU presents a new work WALK-MAN, which sheds new light on everyday boring routines and the longing for freedom and a playful approach to the world. World premiere is on October 5, 2019. Visit:


HONG KONG: City Contemporary Dance Festival 2019 (CCDC) is a major contemporary dance festival in Asia. The festival includes two representative works from CCDC. The festival will run from November 16-24, 2019. Visit:


JAPAN: Nuit Blanche Kyoto 2019 is connected to same festival in Paris, its sister city. The festival offers dance, music and contemporary art throughout Kyoto. The festival will take place on October 5, 2019. Visit:


JAPAN: Tokyo Ballet celebrates its 55th anniversary with a triple bill featuring Saburo Teshigawara's new creation. The program also includes Serenade by George Balanchine and Le Sacre du printemps by Maurice Béjart. The performance is on October 26 & 27, 2019. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: Sierra Oscar Foxtrot Tango presents a surprising mix of four contrasting choreographic voices for dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT 2). Former NDT dancer Medhi Walerski, Marco Goecke, Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar and French choreographer Yoann Bourgeois will show his new Little song. The performance will take place from November 1 - December 20, 2019. Visit:


NORWAY: H2DANCE will premiere their new work, Amplified Editione. The piece explores hierarchy and co-dependency, allowing the elements of the theatre to meet in illogical ways. The world premiere is on October 5, 2019. Visit:


POLAND: The 9th International Dance Theatres Festival “Open Stage” will take place in Tarnów from October 9-27, 2019. The motto of this festival edition is “ The Fulfilment. The Triumph and the Defeat” and will feature artistic proposals by Polish and international dance companies. The festival will include a choreographic competition for young choreographers “Dance – my love” and a photographic exhibition.  For the festival program, visit:,scena-otwarta-2019



RUSSIA: Mariinsky Theatre presents works by participants of the Mariinsky Theatre’s Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers. The performance will take place on November 22, 2019. Visit:


SWEDEN: In PROXY, made by choreographer and Artistic Director of Norrdans, Martin Forsberg, the viewers’ experience is at stake: “I don’t understand contemporary dance” is a pivot point to create a unique experience for every observer. World premiere is on October 5, 2019. Visit:


UK: BalletBoyz will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with new show Deluxe. The program includes new works by Xie Xin of Shanghai, China, and Punchdrunk’s Maxine Doyle. The Deluxe tour kicks off at Sadler’s Wells in London on March 25, 2020Visit:


UK: Rambert2 presents a new programme featuring Sin, a duet by Damien Jalet and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created as part of their 2010 piece Babel. It also includes new work by Andrea Miller, and Terms and Conditions by Jermaine Spivey, a dancer and choreographer best known for his standout performances with Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot. Performance is at Sadler’s Wells is on November 4 & 5, 2019. Visit:


UK: Carlos Acosta’s eclectic Cuban company brings a second programme of new and existing works to Sadler's Wells. Acosta himself makes a guest appearance in the iconic Rooster, choreographed by Christopher Bruce to music by the Rolling Stones. The Company also performs new works Paysage, Soudain, la nuit by Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg, and Satori by breakthrough Cuban choreographer Raúl Reinoso. Performance will take place from November 18-23, 2019. Watch:


UK: The Royal Ballet celebrates the legacy of pioneering American choreographer Merce Cunningham with a new work by Pam Tanowitz and works by Frederick Ashton and Cunningham himself. The premiere is on October 12, 2019. Visit:


UK: Opening Dance Umbrella 2019, Gisèle Vienne expertly harnesses the undulating, liquid physicality of the club scene as she sets 15 mud-splattered individuals in the midst of a rave. With a playlist put together by regular collaborator, composer Peter Rehberg and dramaturgy from writer Dennis Cooper, Vienne delves into the collective euphoria of a committed party crowd in her first work to be performed at Sadler’s Wells. Performance is on October 8 & 9, 2019. Watch:


UK: Chosen by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker as her choreographer of the future for Dance Umbrella’s Four by Four commissions, Georgia Vardarou plays with the parameters of dance in a startling solo. Made in collaboration with visual artist David Bergé, the piece intricately overlaps image and movement, presenting a spectrum of potential narrative readings as Vardarou draws on her highly personal physical language. World Premiere performances are on October 23 & 24, 2019 at the Sadler’s Wells. Visit:





The Best 21st Century Choreography: The Guardian recently published an article about the best of dance in the past dozen years. Ferocious flamenco, bittersweet ballet and a harrowing masterpiece are among the picks of the best new dance productions since 2000. Here is the countdown with some illustrating photos and video excerpts:








NEW YORK: As part of The Joyce Master Class Series, Gibney Dance will host BALLETX and its soloist CAILI QUAN. The participants learn some of the signature BalletX repertoire. Students will be exposed to the company’s methodology as well as nuances and inflections of each choreographer’s voice. The master class will take place October 4-12, 2019Visit:





AUSTRIA: Movement For Actors / Acting For Dancers is an international workshop that will take place from November 22-29, 2019. The workshop is specifically designed to prepare participants for professional practice, both within the educational context and within the professional development of performers. Visit:






Dancing Joy is a film of world dance to Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.  A soaring journey that literally circles the globe, Dancing Joy celebrates humanity and nature. Footage includes many samples of world dance, such as the DC-area based Bulgarian folkdance company Zharava, directed by choreographer Desi Jordnanoff. Watch the trailer and get more information:


Glance from the Edge is a Bulgarian-American collaboration between choreographers Kosta Karakashyan and Stephanie Handjiiska, director of photography Kevin Chiu, composer Julien Leitner (stage name Jude Icarus), and line producer Lora Beltcheva '19CC. The project is supported by the National Culture Fund of Bulgaria, Derida Dance Center, and is an associated project for Plovdiv 2019 - European Capital of Culture. Trailer: Visit:






Dance Me a Song: Astaire, Balanchine, Kelly, and the American Film Musical, by Beth Genné, Oxford University Press, 2018


Dancer-choreographer-directors Fred Astaire, George Balanchine and Gene Kelly and their colleagues helped to develop a distinctively modern American film-dance style and recurring dance genres for the songs and stories of the American musical. Freely crossing stylistic and class boundaries, their dances were rooted in the diverse dance and music cultures of European immigrants and African-American migrants who mingled in jazz age America. Visit:









Dance ICONS -- The Global Network for Choreographers!


Vladimir Angelov, Founding Director | Asami Seki, International Network News Coordinator

Camilla Acquista, Content Editor | Theo Kossenas, Director of Web Development

We are thankful to all our amazing Dance ICONS Global Representatives, especially:

Isabel Aillon (Bolivia) Christina Nikolaidis-Strommer (Austria) Ana Lejava (US)

Elizabeth Gahl (France) Karol Urbański (Poland) and Maya Zhalova (India)