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Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities & Funding: Current listings for the U.S., South America, Europe & Asia: Battery Dance Festival Open Call NYC; Philadelphia’s BalletX Open Call; ADF Dance on Camera Open Call and Choreographic Development Residency, North Carolina; Oklahoma International Festival and Richmond Dance Festival Open Calls, USA; Craft Choreography, AUSTRIA; Art Residency, BRAZIL; Saison Foundation, JAPAN; X Dance Festival, FINLAND; Danzaar, GERMANY; Sabotage, UK

New Works & Events New Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in the US; Deborah Hay in Austria; Mauro Bigonzetti in Germany; Jo Strømgren in Norway; Annabelle Lopez Ochoa in the Netherlands; Kate Prince and Cathy Marston in the UK

Trending: Black Face in Classical Ballet Choreography: Misty Copeland vs. The Bolshoi Ballet

Choreographic Contests: International Competition for Choreographers, Hannover, GERMANY; Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition, NETHERLANDS; Dance Creators Competition, SLOVENIA

New Movies:  Cunningham, A Magnolia Pictures film, 2019; Soundtrack, an episodic musical show, now on Netflix, with choreographer James Alsop; Children of Isadora/ Les Enfants d’Isadora, directed by Damien Manivel; And Then We Danced, a 2019 Oscar® Selection, from screenwriter and director Levan Akin, produced by Ketie Danelia, Mathilde Dedy Production, Sweden/Georgia/France

New Books: What is dance? By Philippe Verriele, Scala New Editions, 2019







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. Residencies are intended for chamber dance companies. Previous dance companies have included American Ballet Theatre II and Northwest Dance Theatre. Residencies are up to 3 weeks and the average number of artists in residence at a time ranges between 1 and 5. The application is open to U.S. artists and is ongoing. Visit:


CALIFORNIA: The National Choreographers Initiative (NCI) is accepting applications for its 2020 NCI Showing. Apply by January 10, 2020.  Visit:


CALIFORNIA: Dance film choreographers are invited to consider Los Angeles’ prominent Dance Camera West 2021, which announced 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 October 10, 2020. Visit:


COLORADO: Applications are now open for dancers and choreographers aged 16 and above to be a part of SPRINGboard ChoreoFest 2020. The program, which runs March 24-28, 2020, is an incubator for modern and contemporary dance choreography for emerging and seasoned artists. Apply by January 17, 2020Visit:


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 1, 2020, for projects taking place between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. 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 2- to 3-week residencies emphasizing the collaborative nature of dance making. Residents have daily access to a studio and/or theater, with the 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 HAMPSHIRE: The MacDowell Colony is currently accepting applications for its summer 2020 residency period. The Summer Interdisciplinary Residency Season provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Residency consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations and 3 meals per day for 2 weeks to 2 months. Apply by January 15, 2020. Visit:


NEW JERSEY: Residents of New Jersey and New York may submit applications for Dance on the Lawn’s (DOTL) dance festival on September 12, 2020. The DOTL will bring a total of 10 performers/companies to participate in the event. Applications are being accepted now. Visit:


NEW YORK: NACHMO (National Choreography Month) offers opportunities for participants to share their new work with each other and with the public in both informal and fully produced shows. Apply by January 5, 2020. Visit:


NEW YORK: Battery Dance Festival, NYC’s longest-running public dance festival, has featured over 200 dance companies ranging in style from classical ballet to post-modern, from Indian classical to Afro-Cuban. The festival runs August 15-20, 2020.  Apply by January 15, 2020. Visit:


NEW YORK: The 47th Annual Dance on Camera Festival will be held from July 17-20, 2020 by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Apply by March 1, 2020. Visit:


NEW YORK: BRIClab is a commissioning and residency development program for Brooklyn- and New York City-based artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work. Artists receive stipends and an intensive residency in BRIC’s artist studio with development time, opportunities for artistic mentoring, and work-in-process performances. Apply by January 30, 2020Visit:


NEW YORK: Jazz Choreography Enterprises is seeking original finished works of jazz-classic, early jazz (e.g., Charleston, swing), musical theater, Latin jazz, or contemporary jazz, etc. Apply by January 13, 2020. Visit


NEW YORK: 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, awarded in 15 different disciplines over a 3-year period, are $7,000 cash awards for unrestricted use made to individual artists living and working in the State of New York. Apply by January 22, 2020. Visit:


NEW YORK: WestFest is a cutting-edge, curated festival presenting emerging and established movement artists in the historic Westbeth Artists’ Residence. The festival has 2 distinct programs: WestFest Top Floor at the Martha Graham Theater, presenting visionary artists in a traditional theater setting, and the site-specific program showing a variety of unconventional and unique approaches to dance and space, which will take place all around Westbeth. Choreographers may apply to one or both programs. Apply by January 13, 2020Visit:


NEW YORK: WAXworks is a non-curated showcase open to new and seasoned artists. There is no audition process and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists in choreography, theater, music, poetry, comedy, juggling, acrobatics, monologue, performance art, or any other form that can be performed on stage are invited to apply. Visit:


NEW YORK: New Dance Alliance’s Performance Mix Festival invites artists to apply for the annual festival to present experimental dance, interdisciplinary performance, and video. New Dance Alliance is looking for short works up to 15 minutes as well as longer works lasting up to 30 minutes. Artists receive a fee, complimentary video documentation, and rehearsal space. The festival will be held on June 4-7, 2020 at University Settlement. This application is for artists currently living in the United States. International artists may participate in the Performance Mix Festival through personal invitation only. 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 deadlines and submissions are reviewed on the 15th and 30th of each month. 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 3-night performance run. The 3-night POP Performance package costs $5,500. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 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. The 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: The Mark DeGarmo Dance Salon Performance Series is accepting applications for a unique opportunity to view and engage with original performing arts and dance works-in-progress by DeGarmo and guest artists. Rolling deadline. Visit:


NORTH CAROLINA: The Choreographic Development Residency is a five-week program to foster the development of new work by emerging choreographers of exceptional promise. Through this initiative, UNCSA School of Dance looks to deepen its mission of developing original works, supporting artists and giving back to the broader community. Apply by January 10, 2020. Visit:


NORTH CAROLINA: American Dance Festival (ADF) is calling for applications for its dance on camera initiative Movies by Movers, a bi-annual festival dedicated to the celebration of the conversation between the body and the camera. Applicants are invited to share in the collaboration between the ephemeral art of live movement and the perpetual nature of film. Apply by February 14, 2020. Visit


OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma International Dance Festival offers an opportunity for emerging choreographers to present group works as part of the Festival’s 2020 Choreography Showcase. Selected choreographers will participate in a festival's main stage performance and receive feedback from an international panel of festival faculty. Oklahoma International Dance Festival is a 2-week annual summer dance event held at Quartz Mountain Resort Arts and Conference Center. The vision festival is to create a high-quality international dance training and performing experience in the Central Region of the United States. Visit:


PENNSYLVANIA: BalletX Artistic leaders and a distinguished panel of dance experts will select one promising choreographer to create a world premiere work on the BalletX company. Apply by March 27, 2020. Visit:


PENNSYLVANIA: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers invites performance artists of all genres to submit work for KYL/D’s InHale Performance Series on February 29, 2020. The Series offers a supportive environment that fosters the creative exchange of ideas, cultivates community, and provides opportunities for members of the public to experience a wide spectrum of dance/movement disciplines. Apply by January 16, 2020Visit:


VIRGINIA: Dogtown Dance Theatre presents the 6th annual Richmond Dance Festival, April 24 - May 9, 2020, featuring both local and national dance artists in the heart of the historic district of Manchester in Richmond. The festival will consist of live dance performances as well as film screenings. Choreographers from all dance genres and career stages are invited to submit an application. Apply by January 31, 2020Visit


WASHINGTON, DCDance Place’s annually curated showcase features some of the best new works by emerging and established choreographers. Register now to audition on January 9 & 10, 2020. Visit





ARMENIA: HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival is calling for applications from performing arts companies and artists to present their productions in all genres of performing arts. The festival will run from October 1-8, 2020. Apply by March 15, 2020. Visit:


AUSTRALIA: Australian citizens or permanent residents may apply for the Cultural Trust, which encourages excellence and supports a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist emerging and early career artists of exceptional talent to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas. Apply by January 14, 2020Visit:


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


AUSTRIA: Craft Choreography Vienna, a platform for presenting short contemporary works, is looking for submissions. Apply by January 10 for performance on February 6, 2020. Apply by February 10 for performance on March 12, 2020. The cultural venue of Brick 5 / Erbsenfabrik opens its doors to the dance community and offers a dedicated space to show works, exchange ideas, experiment, and socialize in a warm and friendly atmosphere. 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 accepted on an ongoing basis. Visit:


FINLAND: X Dance Festival aims to challenge, surprise and open access to dance through workshops, choreographic labs, discussions, and performance. The festival, which runs June 1-7, 2020, is calling for submissions that represent an inclusive ethos in dance. Apply by January 10, 2020. Visit:


GERMANY: DANZAAR, a new international dance auditions festival, is dedicated to auditions for top contemporary dance and ballet companies. Dance companies from around the world are invited to hold their own auditions within the festival’s 3 days. Companies will have the opportunity to see multiple professional dancers and find the best candidates for their company. The festival will take place on March 6-8, 2020. The application process will close once a certain number of auditions are booked. Visit:


GERMANY: WomenCinemakers is now accepting submissions from female filmmakers, directors, and producers for its new annual showcase. Apply by February 28, 2020. Visit:


GERMANY: WomenCinemakers is now accepting submissions from female filmmakers, directors, and producers for its biennial edition. Apply by February 28, 2020. Visit:


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


GERMANY: Choreo Lab Made in Ulm is offering talented upcoming choreographers 30 hours to create a 15-minute work for 4 dancers based on a “choreographic failure.” Apply by submitting a 60-second dance film documentation of a “choreographic failure.” Apply by March 30, 2020. 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:


IRELAND: Laois Dance Platform invites dance, movement, image and video artists to submit their dance films to the 7th edition of the festival, which takes place April 2-5, 2020. All films submitted should incorporate dance and youth in any way, shape or form, made with or for young people with strong elements of movement and dance up to 8 minutes. Apply by February 17, 2020. Visit:


ITALY: T*danse festival 2020 is calling for submissions. T*Danse seeks to build a community of artists and audiences based on the sharing of instruments, ideas, and worldviews. The festival will be held from October 5-18, 2020. Apply by January 15, 2020. Visit:


ITALY: IDACO NYC - Italian Dance Connection calls for choreographers and visual artists who have an idea or concept that relates to Italian culture, regardless of their nationality. IDACO’s mission is to connect Italian and international choreographers who live in or visit New York City with the local contemporary art scene. Apply by January 6, 2020Visit:


JAPAN: Saison Foundation is accepting applications from foreign dance artists for its fellowship program. The program will allow residency in Tokyo. Apply by October 3, 2020. Visit:


NORWAYDansearena Nord, a regional center in Northern Norway, is seeking submissions from emerging modern dance choreographers for its artist-in-residence program. The application form can be found online. Apply by February 10, 2020. Visit:


PORTUGAL: Professional choreographers, dance companies and video directors are invited to submit their projects to be presented at Quinzena de Dança de Almada - International Dance Festival Video Dance Showcase. The festival will take place from September 18 – October 11, 2020. Apply by January 7, 2020 (International Platform for Choreographers) / February 16, 2020 (Video Dance Showcase). Visit:


UK: Nocturnal Scratch Night / Performance Night To Try Out New Work is calling for movers to try out new work. Nocturnal is a place for dance makers to showcase their work in freedom. Structured like an open mic, each performer has a maximum of 10 minutes. Apply by January 4, 2020. Visit:


UK: Choreodrome is a studio-based research and development program for UK-based dance makers with at least 3 years of professional experience. Running from July 20 - September 20, 2020, it offers artists the chance to test out new ideas within the supportive environment of an international dance house and with a peer network. There is no expectation of a finished product at the end of the program. Apply by January 19, 2020Visit:


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:








CALIFORNIA: San Francisco Ballet’s Dance Innovations offers a chance to see 3 different ideas of what ballet can express: the beautiful poignancy of Edward Liang’s The Infinite Ocean, the world premiere of Trey McIntyre’s The Big Hunger, and the thrilling display of classical movement that is Etudes. The performance will run from February 13 - 23, 2020Visit:


NEW YORK: With New York City Ballet, Justin Peck will choreograph to a commissioned score by acclaimed American composer Nico Muhly in a program also highlighted by Christopher Wheeldon’s Danse à Grande Vitesse. The world premiere is on February 26, 2020. Visit:


NEW YORK: New York City Ballet will present a program with a new ballet by Alexei Ratmansky premiering alongside Christopher Wheeldon’s contemporary classic Polyphonia, Justin Peck’s airy ensemble piece Bright, and Jerome Robbins’ masterful Opus 19/The Dreamer, bringing together works from 3 of today’s most acclaimed dance-makers and a choreographic legend. The world premiere is on January 30, 2020. Visit:


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





AUSTRIA: Deborah Hay was a founding member of the experimental Judson Dance Theater and toured with the world-renowned Merce Cunningham Dance Company. She will present 2 new productions at Tanzquartier Wien. Animals on the Beach and my choreographed body … revisited will be in the theater on February 28, 2020. Visit:


AUSTRIA: Ballet BC of Vancouver presents 3 strong and progressive artistic statements within the genre of contemporary ballet: Solo Echo/Bedroom Folk/Busk. The company focuses on a female perspective and hence an underrepresented approach to the body in motion. “Solo Echo” by Crystal Pite opens with an innovative artistic exploration of tension and its resolution. “Bedroom Folk” by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar is a dynamic piece of dance theatre of hypnotic synchronicity. “Busk,” the modern classic by Canadian choreographer Azsure Barton, is staged in a brand new version that examines the boundaries of human individualism and its disappearance within the masses. Premieres in Austria on January 24, 2020. The Visit:


DENMARK: The Soul Catcher is a seductive and deeply disturbing performance about psychological abuse, manipulation and power - in a powerful mix of performance, dance, spoken word and electronic music. The Soul Catcher is produced by Kassandra Production in a co-production with theatre Bora Bora. Premieres on January 21, 2020. Visit:


FRANCE: Choreographer Gilles Jobin likes to expose dance to new technology. His new work VR_I originated from a collaboration with the foundation Artanim, which specializes in motion capture technology. Together they let us experience dance in virtual and immersive reality. A memorable sensory experience, it won the innovation award and the public award for best performance at the 2017 Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal. It was also selected for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Showing through January 11, 2020. Watch


FRANCE: Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite has a world premiere of Body and Soul, her new production for the Paris Opera Ballet.


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GERMANY: Theaterhaus Stuttgart presents Shakespeare's King Lear, embodied by dance legend Egon Madsen and choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti. Focused on the one person Lear, the two exceptional artists tell the story of a tragic retrospection. In old age, both the king and the artist become prisoners of their own minds, oppressed by objects and voices from the past. The world premiere is on January 19, 2020. Visit:


HONG KONG: City Contemporary Dance Company presents CCDC 40th Anniversary Dance Festival, which runs from January 11 - February 8, 2020. To mark this milestone, the company invites old and new friends to look back at CCDC's development over the past four decades, bringing together new works and classics. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: NDT 1 and NDT 2 dancers take full control for Switch ’20, a unique program full of new choreographies created by the dancers themselves. In addition to artistic content, production, fundraising, and marketing efforts are also the dancers’ responsibilities. The performances will take place on January 17 & 18, 2020. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: Dutch National Ballet presents the world premiere of Frida, a ballet inspired by the life story of Frida Kahlo. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa choreographs the ballet about one of the most intriguing artists of the 20th century. Premieres on February 6, 2020. Visit:


NORWAY: Jo Strømgren Company’s new creation, The Breakdown, features actor and company guest Kate Pendry and dancer Vilde Viktoria Madsen. The world premiere will take place in January 2020 at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet. Visit:


NORWAY: Zero Visibility Corp. will premiere a new work, When Monday Came, on January 30, 2020 in Oslo. The overall theme of this piece is global wildfires - which are currently having a huge impact on world-ecology. Visit:


UK: French contemporary circus company Galactik Ensemble will perform at Sadler’s Wells as part of London International Mime Festival. UK premiere of Optraken will take place on January 29, 2020. Visit:


UK: Message In A Bottle is the new dance-theatre show from triple-Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince to the iconic hits of Sting. With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, dazzling footwork and breathtaking athleticism set to the music of Sting, Message In A Bottle tells a vital and uplifting story of humanity and hope. The world premiere is on February 6, 2020 at the Sadler’s Wells. Watch:


UK: Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Michael Keegan-Dolan’s new work acknowledges how life’s polarities can come together and find a resolution. The Irish-language word mám describes the pass that connects two sides of a mountain and is the inspiration for his next work. UK premiere is on February 5, 2020, at Sadler’s Wells. Watch:


UK: Alina Cojocaru, lead principal dancer with Sadler’s Wells associate company English National Ballet and resident guest artist with Hamburg Ballet, curates and performs in a new program of classical and contemporary works. The performance will take place from February 20-23, 2020. Visit:


UK: As Lin Hwai-Min, founder of the world-renowned Taiwanese company, steps down in 2020, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre brings works from the current and new artistic directors. Lin’s Dust uses Dmitri Shostakovich’s response to the destruction of Dresden to form his own requiem for this century. Dancers struggle through smoke and dirt until they are swallowed up in darkness. UK premiere is on February 26, 2020, at Sadler’s Wells. Watch:


UK: The Royal Ballet presents the world premiere of Cathy Marston's first work for the company on the main stage alongside a revival of Jerome Robbins’s timeless classic of pure dance. Premieres on February 17, 2020. Watch:


UK: BalletBoyz will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a 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: Twenty-five years after legendary dance iconoclast Lloyd Newson first dragged British pub culture kicking and yelling onto the stage, Rambert and Sadler’s Wells present Newson’s recreation. The critically acclaimed original production was made into an Emmy Award-winning film. Premieres on February 14, 2020. Visit:





Blackface in Classical Ballet Choreography: Misty Copeland vs. the Bolshoi Ballet. American ballerina Misty Copeland posted a photo to her Instagram of two ballerinas posing in blackface. “This is the reality of the ballet world,” she captioned the post, kicking off an international debate about racism in ballet. The photo was an image reposted from the Instagram of a dancer in Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet theater company from its production of La Bayadère, a famous classical ballet set in India. 


Bolshoi theatre Director Vladimir Urin told Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency: “The ballet La Bayadère has been performed thousands of times in this production in Russia and abroad, and the Bolshoi theatre will not get involved in such a discussion.” To view source and to read the entire story, visit:







GERMANY: Ballet Gesellschaft Hannover is organizing the 34th International Competition for Choreographers Hannover. The competition is open to all forms of dance. Choreographers must be age 35 or younger to apply. The competition will be held on June 5 & 6, 2020. Apply by March 15, 2020. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition offers a production budget of €100,000, an audience award and 9 partner awards at one of the participating partner companies. The aim of the competition is to offer opportunities to choreographers from around the world. The competition will be held on June 11-13, 2020. Apply by March 1, 2020. Visit:


SLOVENIA: The 12th International Competition of Young Dance Creators OPUS 1 – short dance piece 2020, is now accepting applications. Rather than promote competitiveness, the aim of this competition is to promote contemporary dance, discover fresh talent and foster the creativity of young performers. The event will take place on April 11, 2020. Apply by March 1, 2020. Visit:






CunninghamA Magnolia Pictures Film, 2019, opened in theaters on December 13, 2019. Magnolia Pictures acquired distribution rights to the Merce Cunningham documentary, which includes never-before-seen footage of the choreographer. Cunningham, written and directed by Alla Kovgan, is an immersive look into the life of the choreographer who started as a dancer in post-WWII New York. The film will be released in honor of what would have been Cunningham’s 100th birthday. He died of natural causes in New York in 2009. Alla Kovgan’s stunning cinematic tribute to the genius of Merce Cunningham is destined to end up as a classic of the genre,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “We’re thrilled to be bringing it to the public.” Source  For more information and website,




Soundtrack, now available on Netflix, is an episodic musical show from the creator of Smash and Gossip Girl, with lots of dancing, but not one note of singing. When the characters on Soundtrack have a musical number, they lip-sync to the original artist's vocals. Soundtrack features Robbie Fairchild, choreographer James Alsop, and Jenna Dewan, one of the show's stars. Trailer:



Children of Isadora/ Les Enfants d'Isadora, Shellac Distribution, 2019, directed by Damien Manivel, with Agathe Bonitzer, Manon Carpentier, Marika Rizzi, and others  After the death of her two children in April 1913, the legendary dancer Isadora Duncan composed a solo entitled The Mother. In a gesture of great gentleness, a mother strokes and cradles her child one last time before letting him go. A century later, four women meet this dance. Trailer:


And Then We Danced, a 2019 Oscar® selection, Levan Akin,Writer-Director; produced by Ketie Danelia, Mathilde Dedy; Sweden/Georgia/France, 2019. Levan Gelbakhiani dazzles as Merab, the star student at Georgia's national dance academy whose customary role as the leading male dancer is usurped by the arrival of a talented newcomer, Irakli (Bachi Valishvili). But feelings of rivalry soon become a mutual attraction for the pair of young dancers navigating the institutionalized, rigidly conservative world of traditional Georgian dance. Levan Akin's drama overflows with finely observed social details and boasts outstanding performances from its talented young cast of actor/dancers. Source:







What is Dance? By Philippe Verriele, Scala New Editions, 2019. What is dance? What is a choreographer? What is a dancer? What is the meaning of dance? How do we write dance? These questions are all indispensable. Choreographic art involves bringing into play many of our spectator habits. The dance has nothing to promise but to be the dance. The audience can approach it only to hold it for what it is, or dance.


Author and journalist Philippe Verrièle joined the Saisons de la Danse team in 1989, a French benchmark in choreographic art and became a dance critic. He has published several books, including Where's the dance? With Amélie Grand and The Museum of Reputation and Dancing Painting, for a counter-story danced of art, with photographer Laurent Paillier, who won the "Best Dance Book of the Year Award of the Year" Association of Critics 2016."












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