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Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities & Funding:  Wickenburg Residency, National Choreography Intensive, Small Plates, Dance Gallery Movement Research, Gibney POP, Women’s Choreography Project, USA; Creative Europe, AUSTRIA; Sfumato, BULGARIA; The Choreographic Marathon, CANADA; La Manufacture, FRANCE; Attakkalari, INDIA; Saison Foundation, JAPAN; Dance Dialogue, SWITZERLAND; Open Call Dance Festival, LEBANON; M1 Fringe Festival Open Call, SINGAPORE; and more…

New Works & Events:  New Pontus Lidberg in Austria, Alan Lucien Øyen in France, Rei Watanabe in Japan, Marina Mascarell in Sweden, Akram Khan and Kenneth Tindall in UK, Robotics/AI and Choreography at Sadlers Wells, UK

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Choreographic Contests: 34th International Competition for Choreographers in Hannover, GERMANY; Jerusalem International Choreography Competition in ISRAEL; Solo Dance Contest in POLAND; CORE Choreography Competition in NYC, USA

New Movies: Aisha and Abhaya choreography by Sharon Eyal, Yeh Ballet, Netflix India Original; Street Dancer, directed by Remo D' Souza

New Books: Contemporary Dance, the Guide, by Philippe Noisette, Flammarion, 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 from 1 to 5. The application is open to U.S. artists and is ongoing. 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:


CALIFORNIA: The Annual Choreography Festival at the McCallum Theatre Institute will take place on November 14 & 15, 2020. 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 always delivers an exciting mix of work by inventive artists. Cash awards up to $10,000. Apply by April 1, 2020. Visit:


FLORIDA: The Regional Dance America’s National Choreography Intensive 2020 (NCI) is a multifaceted program providing dancers, emerging choreographers, and seasoned choreographers with the unparalleled opportunity to work, study and create under the guidance of nationally recognized professionals. Apply by March 15, 2020. Visit:


LOUISIANA: The National Performance Network (NPN) residency directly fosters engagement between touring artists and the community it is visiting by bringing artists and their creative tools to new constituencies and audiences across a wide array of settings. NPN residencies support salaries, transportation, housing, per diem, and more. Residencies take place at NPN partners in 28 states and 42 cities across the U.S. Visit:


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: XSection Dance and Science Film Festival seeks collaboration in dance, science, and film. 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 15, 2020Visit


MASSACHUSETTSThe Yard at Marthas Vineyard offers 2- to 3-week residencies emphasizing the collaborative nature of dance making. Residents have daily access to the 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:


MICHIGAN: Detroit Dance City Festival 2020 is calling for submissions. DDCF 2020 will be held from September 11 - 13, 2020 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Choreographers and dancers are encouraged to attend all 3 days of the festival. Apply by March 15, 2020. Visit:


NEW JERSEY: Applications are open for Small Plates Choreography Festival, a curated dance performance series. Performances in Richmond, Virginia will be on June 21 & 22, 2020. Apply by April 1, 2020. Visit:


NEW YORK: Furthering its philosophy to provide better care for one another, The Floor offers discounted space and in-kind support to movement-based artists in the process of developing work. A 10-week long program provides two artists with 10-hours per week of subsidized studio space, administrative resources and an opportunity to present or discuss the work created in the studio at their Work in Progress showings. They are currently seeking applications for summer (June-August) and fall (September-November) program. Visit:


NEW YORK: The call for choreographers for the 2020 season of the Dance Gallery International Festival is now open. This is an exciting opportunity for choreographers to present larger and smaller works in a fully produced dance festival, teach master classes, and be considered for future residencies. Apply by March 31, 2020.  Visit



NEW YORK: Now in its 6th year, the Queensboro Dance Festival is an annual 6-month performance tour that runs from May 16 - October 4, 2020. Queens-based cultural and contemporary dance groups of all styles may apply for the festival. Apply by March 15, 2020Visit:


NEW YORK: Designed with the choreographer in mind, the Uptown Rising Performance Series, offered by Bridge for Dance, strives to create affordable programs, workshops and performance opportunities that connect artists to space, their art, and the growing community. Apply by March 27, 2020. The performance will be on May 9, 2020.  Visit


NEW YORK: Seven artists will be selected to participate in the 2020 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence program. This is a two-year residency providing commissioning support, rehearsal space, and performance-related opportunities designed to support the individualized creative process of movement-based artists. Apply by March 4, 2020. Visit:


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 up to 30 minutes. Artists receive a free, 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. 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, and vocalization 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 that 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 monthly new works series for emerging choreographers and experimenting, established professionals. Five artists present a work-in-progress and receive audience-driven, informative feedback in a supportive, post-performance discussion.

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


NEW YORK: The Performance Lab Series by Steps NYC is an opportunity to present completed works, works in progress, or experimental concepts in a studio theater setting. Produced two to three times a year, each lab is tentatively scheduled for one performance, the number of applicants and acceptances determining the necessity of additional performance. Emerging and established dance, theater, and performance artists are encouraged to apply. The performance will take place on May 2, 2020. Apply by March 9, 2020. 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:


OKLAHOMA: Exchange Choreography Festival is seeking submissions for a weekend of artistic exchange of ideas and movement from July 23-25, 2020. All performances will take place on a proscenium stage distilled to space and informal lighting for a series of choreographic showings. Following the informal viewings, artists and audiences are invited to join a Q&A about the works’ ideas and ways of working. Apply by April 17, 2020. Visit:


OREGON: NW Dance Project announces a call for entries for its Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition to identify 2 emerging choreographers who will have the opportunity to create original work. Apply by March 31, 2020. 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:


RHODE ISLAND: The RI Women’s Choreography Project is seeking female-identifying choreographers. The program provides a supportive and nurturing platform for artists during their creative process while closing a prevalent gender gap both in the dance world and other communities. The program will take place on May 29-31, 2020. Apply by March 7, 2020. Visit:]


US: The Asian American Arts Alliance is pleased to administer, with support from the New York Community Trust, the 2020 Jadin Wong Fellowship for an emerging Asian American dance artist to create new work. This year’s fellowship is intended to recognize an emerging Asian American dance artist whose work shows strong potential for greater achievement and aims to make a significant impact on the New York City artistic community. The fellow will receive a cash award of $6,000 to provide career assistance, professional development training, and support in developing new dance works. Apply by March 16, 2020. Visit:


US: USArtists International (USAI) grants programs support performances by American artists at cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. USAI is committed to the presence of U.S. artists on world stages and provides grants to performers in dance, music and theater. Grants of up to $15,000 are awarded towards artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation. Apply by April 1, 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 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 2, 2020. 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. The application process is open from March 30 - May 19, 2020Visit:


AUSTRALIA: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust fellowships offer Australians the opportunity to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field. Apply by April 30, 2020Visit:


AUSTRIA: Creative Europe is calling for Cultural Cooperation Projects in the Western Balkans. The cross-border cooperation projects will involve at least 5 cultural or creative organizations. The project aims to build capacities, the transnational mobility of artists and their works, and the promotion of intercultural dialogue. The project duration must be at least 24 months and a maximum of 48 months. Activities are scheduled to begin from January 1 - March 31, 2021. Apply by March 17, 2020. Visit:


BRAZIL: Casa Na Ilha Art Residency Program is based in a colonial house on theIsland 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:


BULGARIA: The Small Season Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020. To mark the occasion, the Sfumato Theater Workshop announces an international open invitation for performances for the festival program. Artists from any discipline who work within the theatrical tradition and are interested in sharing their work in Sofia may apply. Apply by March 15, 2020. Visit:техническа-информация_117_126


CANADA: The Festival of Recorded Movement is calling for short movement-based films from Youth (age 15-25) and Emerging (age 26 and over) artists worldwide. Proposals must center on the physical body in motion. Apply by March 31, 2020. Visit:


CANADA: The Choreographic Marathon -- not kilometers but 26.2 +++ hours, over 3 days & 1 overnight -- is studio creation time, individual attention, performance, feedback, mentoring, group exchange, good food, and creative discovery for established and emerging movement artists of movement-based performance, from all forms and origins. Bring work or an idea from your genre of performance and the artists you are working with. The event will take place from May 16-18, 2020. Now accepting applications. Visit:


FINLAND: Dance Theatre Minimi, a professional dance theatre and a multifaceted performing arts organization, is calling for submissions. Apply by March 15, 2020. Visit:


FRANCE: Centre Chorégraphik Pôle Pik is calling for projects for the 2nd semester 2020. This residency offers studios to be used for 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.  Apply by March 31, 2020. 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 for a residency to choreograph a piece or remount an existing piece. 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 theatres in Germany to become familiar with production conditions and the conception and rehearsal process of at least one production. The acceptance of applications is ongoing. Visit:


GERMANY: The German-French Fonds Transfabrik for the Performing Arts offers funding for artistic cooperation between France and Germany, especially in the fields of contemporary dance, theatre, and circus. Apply by March 18, 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:  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:


INDIA: Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts in Bangalore announces a Professional Development Programme, a series of strategic choreography projects linked to the Attakkalari India Biennial taking place in February 2021. The initiative offers opportunities to collaborate internationally, perform, and teach while undergoing systematic professional training. The first program, facilitated by the award-winning choreographer Daniel Abreu (Spain), runs from March 3-27, 2020, with a preview performance on March 27, 2020, and a premiere on August 8 & 9, 2020Visit:


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


IRELAND: Applications are now being accepted for aerial dance residencies that will take place from August 19 - September 8, 2020. The residency is aimed at international artists, groups or solo performers. Artists (2+) can choose a two-week period during that time to have the complete IACC space to themselves. The residency includes €3000 of funding and in return, the artist gives a one-day workshop and a public sharing of work. Solo artists can choose a one week period during that time, with €1000 of funding. Apply by March 4, 2020. Visit:


ITALY: In the framework of the second edition of A Taste of Dance International Dance Festival Thiene 2020, taking place from July 3 - July 10, 2020, applications are open for site-specific performances adaptable to the different urban spaces of the city of Thiene (Vicenza). Apply by March 29, 2020. Visit:


ITALY: Choreographers of all ages, nationalities, and genres are invited to apply for the Glosolí International Residency for Artists in Torino. Glosolí is a research space for artists, dance creations, choreography, and Afro-contemporary dance in particular. Glosolí is interested in the connection between art and nature, assisting residents in finding wonderful locations and inspiration for original artwork. The presentation of artists’ work is arranged on a case-by-case basis. Visit:


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:


JAPAN: Alexandre Magazine welcomes submissions from dancers, choreographers and creators for short films, editorials and music that celebrate the beauty of dance. All ages and forms of expression are welcome. Rolling deadline. Visit: https:/


SWITZERLAND: Choreographic research meeting for young dancers / Dance is in dialogue with Bauhaus architecture will take place from May 26 - June 9, 2020. The day will focus on the study of contemporary dance, improvisation and choreographic composition. The laboratory will take place in the San Materno Theatre in Ascona (CH) Apply by April 10, 2020.


LEBANON: The Lebanese National Theater will host the 2nd Contemporary Dance Festival at the historic Cinema Rivoli. The Tiro Association has renovated the cinema to be a place for year-round festivals ranging from music to theater and dance to storytelling. The Tiro Association invites national and international dance artists to be a part of the festival and is interested in the vast interpretations of contemporary dance in different places and cultures. Apply by March 31, 2020. Visit:


NEW ZEALAND: The Clockmaker’s Loft New Zealand Pacific Studio, a unique space for dance, choreography and physical performers, provides studio and residential facilities for selected national and international creative practitioners/researchers to facilitate their intensive work and to foster inter-connectivity among residents. The application is ongoing. Visit:


POLAND: In Progress 2020 Immateriality is calling for applications to present audiovisual projects that embody generative art. Projects should use real-time audio and video tools. This year's edition of In Progress will take place on September 4-5, 2020. Apply by May 31, 2020. Visit:


SINGAPORE: Whether you are exploring themes of gender, beauty, inequality, injustice, economics, or all of the above, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2020 is looking for progressive works that voice the concerns of today – in whatever form or discipline you practice. The festival will take place from January 20-31, 2021. Apply by March 6, 2020Visit


SPAIN: L’Estruch live art residency center near Barcelona is calling for applications for residencies in dance, theater and performance projects. Companies can choose to apply to two different modalities: research residencies at a rehearsal studio (5 weeks maximum) and technical residencies at the theatre (1 week). Residencies will run from September 2020 - July 2021. Apply by March 9, 2020. Visit:


TURKEY: Istanbul Fringe Festival is looking for contemporary and experimental works in dance, performance, and theater as well as site-specific works and workshops from international artists. The festival will take place from September 21-27, 2020. Apply by March 29, 2020. 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:


UKRAINE: Zelyonka SpaceUP Contemporary Dance Festival announces an open call for contemporary and experimental dance performances for the 10th edition of the festival. This year the festival will be held in 5 Ukrainian cities in series with stage or site-specific performances and professional workshops. The festival will provide meals, stage, equipment, technical staff and accommodation for all selected participants. Apply by March 20, 2020. Visit:









CALIFORNIA: San Francisco Ballet presents Ballet Accelerator. The program includes Tomasson’s 7 for Eight, a poetic, neoclassical work for eight dancers, a world premiere by Cathy Marston titled Mrs. Robinson, and David Dawson’s Anima Animus, which is ballet pushed to every extreme. The program will run from March 24-April 4, 2020. Visit:


NEW YORK: The UK’s first professional company dedicated to the integration of disabled and non-disabled dancers presents a restaging of Trisha Brown’s iconic work Set and Reset/Reset and the wild, sensual Face In. The New York premiere performance will take place on April 10 & 11, 2020. Visit:


NEW YORK: Seventeen Roma performers share the stage with members of choreographer Constanza Macras’ freewheeling, Berlin-based company DorkyPark in Open for Everything, a dance-theater spectacle that draws on Romani dance and music traditions. The US premiere performance will take place from April 23-25, 2020. Visit:


NEW YORK: New York City Ballet presents the 21st Century Choreographers Series which runs from April 21 – May 16, 2020. The program includes a new ballet from Pam Tanowitz, which will be on stage on April 24, 2020Visit:


NEW YORK: The Dance Gallery Festivals 2020 is calling for applications. This year’s festival will offer 2 residency opportunities, 6 performances, master classes and panel discussions in New York City and Texas. The festival offers performances in New York City at the Ailey Citigroup Theater and in Huntsville, Texas at the James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center at Sam Houston State University. Apply by March 31, 2020Visit


NEW YORK: To commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary, Ballet Hispánico’s two-week run at The Joyce Theater celebrates generations of renowned Latinx choreographers with the New York premiere of Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s 18+1 and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Tiburones, a take on the media’s power over-representation of Latinx cultures. The program includes Jardí Tancat, the award-winning work that launched the career of renowned choreographer Nacho Duato. The performance will be held from April 7-19, 2020. Visit:


NEW YORK: From March 4-7, 2020 New York City Center will host Nederlands Dans Theater and its NYC premiering works in celebration of the company’s 60th anniversary season. NDT will present Shut Eye by NDT’s house choreographers -- Artistic Advisor Sol León and Artistic Director Paul Lightfoot, The Missing Door by Gabriela Carrizo, and Marco Goecke’s Walk the Demon. Visit:


PENNSYLVANIA: Pennsylvania Ballet presents three dynamic ballets from acclaimed choreographers. The program includes Clear by Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM; Suspended In Time by Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Angel Corella, Kiril Radev, and company member Russell Ducker; and a world premiere from a choreographer in residence Matthew Neenan. Set to diverse music – from Bach to Electric Light Orchestra – and showing off the dancers’ athleticism, this energetic program will captivate the senses. The performance will take place on April 2, 2020.Visit:


TEXAS: Houston Ballet presents a program featuring two of the most successful ballets ever created on the company and a world premiere by a choreographer who grew up in Houston. The program includes works by Jorma Elo, Christopher Bruce and award-winning choreographer Trey McIntyre, who trained at Houston Ballet Academy and danced for Houston Ballet before becoming the company’s first choreographic associate. The program will run from March 12-22, 2020. Visit:






AUSTRIA: In a ballet premiere at Wiener Staatsballett, we see a coming together of the 3 highly individual choreographic approaches of Pontus Lidberg, Nacho Duato, and András Lukács. The contribution by Pontus Lidberg is a work commissioned for the Wiener Staatsballett and is the first work by Lidberg to be performed at the Wiener Staatsoper. Born in Sweden in 1977, Lidberg became known through his dance film The Rain and has been Director of the Danish Dance Theatre since 2018. The program also includes White Darkness, conceived by Nacho Duato as a requiem for his sister, and the Movements to Stravinsky by András Lukács. The performance will take place on March 4, 2020. Visit:


AUSTRIA: The Artistic Director Designate of the Vienna State Ballet, Martin Schläpfer, makes an impressive classical debut with his acclaimed production of Swan Lake. With the award-winning Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg, he has condensed Tchaikovsky’s ballet into an intense chamber piece. The Austrian premiere of Swan Lake will take place on March 21, 2020. Visit: Watch:


FRANCE: Choreographer and artist in residence at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Alan Lucien Øyen, is also a stage and video director. Combining text and movement, the choreographer follows in the footsteps of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Invited for the first time to choreograph for the Paris Opera Ballet, Alan Lucien Øyen prepares to bring to the stage of the Palais Garnier all the intense creativity that illustrates his sense of drama and theatre. The performance will open on April 14, 2020. Visit:


ITALY: World Dance Movement -- The International Festival will take place from July 6-19, 2020. As an international dance festival, it includes performances from international companies, a dance workshop, and 2 WDM International Competitions with dancers from 30+ countries & world-renowned faculty members. Visit:


JAPAN: The K Ballet presents a triple bill program including a world premiere of Rite Of Spring choreographed by former Nederlands Dans Theater dancer Rei Watanabe. The performance will take place on March 20-22, 2020. Visit:


JAPAN: National Ballet of Japan presents DANCE to the Future, a project for nurturing choreographers from the company. This season, the company has invited Endo Yasuyuki in an advisory role. The program will run from March 24-29, 2020. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: In Four Seasons, Dutch National Ballet presents the state of the art in today’s dance landscape, with three new creations by three world-class choreographers. The program includes the Dutch premieres of Wayne McGregor’s Yugen (‘profound beauty’ in Japanese), a co-production with The Royal Ballet, and Associate Artist David Dawson’s The Four Seasons, a co-production with Semperoper Ballett. The world premiere of Manoeuvre by Spanish choreographer Juanjo Arqués closes the triple bill. The performance opens on April 4, 2020. Visit:


POLAND: The Polish National Ballet has prepared a treat for lovers of ballet tradition. On March 20, 2020 the premiere of Le Corsaire, choreographed by Manuel Legris, will take place in Warsaw with excerpts from original choreography by Marius Petipa. The creator of stage sets and costumes is Luisa Spinatelli. Marion Hewlett is responsible for light design. Watch:


POLAND: Kielce Dance Theatre is one of three institutional dance theaters in Poland. The idea of creating a professional team was initiated by Elżbieta Szlufik-Pańtak – Director of Kielce Dance Theatre and Grzegorz Pańtak – Vice Director. The directors of Kielce Dance Theatre aim to create an artistic team that specializes in repertoire based on the jazz dance style. In March the company will present its own version of the famous fairytale Cinderella. Premieres on March 28, 2020. Watch:


RUSSIA: The opening of the XIX International Ballet Festival MARIINSKY will take place on March 11, 2020. The festival includes A Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers on March 17, 2020, as well as a showing on March 27, 2020. Visit:


SWEDEN: Second Landscape invites the audience to reflect on their current relationship with images. Without judgment, choreographer Marina Mascarell looks at how we narrate our lives and how we display the intimate and painful aspects of our day to day in the ongoing performance that is our life. Second Landscape premieres on March 21, 2020, at Skånes DansteaterVisit:


SWEDEN: SU-EN Butoh Company offers an afternoon of dance and visual art at Uppsala Konsert & Kongress. K.R.O.P.P., a platform for dance, stands for: choreography-movement- extravagance-passion-performance. K.R.O.P.P. is a creative and stimulating meeting between different dance and performance artists, their works and the audience. Each occasion has specific themes around the body and the art. The event will take place on March 14, 2020. Visit:


UK: Nico Muhly’s pioneering music, played live by Britten Sinfonia, is the subject of a new triple bill from Julie Cunningham, Michael Keegan-Dolan and Justin Peck. Inspired by murder ballad The Two Sisters, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Keegan-Dolan interprets dark folk-song arrangement The Only Tune, sung live by Sam Amidon. Cunningham selects Drones, a reflection on the subtle and constant noise in most dwelling places. Peck’s work is accompanied by a new composition performed by New York City Ballet in its first London performance since 2008. The performance will take place from March 19-21, 2020 at Sadler’s Wells. Visit:


UK: Join Sadler’s Wells as they investigate how dance artists are experimenting with new technologies to expand the choreographic world, from virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), to robotics, artificial intelligence, and the merging of film and live dance. The event takes place from April 17-19, 2020. Visit:


UK: At Sadler’s Wells, former Northern Ballet dancer Kenneth Tindall turns to a remarkable true story for his brand new full-length ballet, Geisha. Two young women, bound by vows of friendship, find themselves in the midst of a collision between east and west. As their lives are torn painfully apart, a promise from beyond the grave offers the only chance for redemption. Tindall teams up with set and costume designer Christopher Oram. Geisha is set to a newly commissioned score from award-winning composer Alexandra Harwood. The performance will take place from April 21-25, 2020. Visit:


UK: JV2 2020 presents an explosive triple bill featuring 16 young, talented international dancers hand-selected by Jasmin Vardimon and will premiere 3 new works created especially for JV2. Now in its 8th year, the JV2 Professional Development Diploma was developed by Jasmin Vardimon Company with the mission to encourage, cultivate and nurture young talent and young audiences. The evening will culminate in a new work by Vardimon. The performance will take place on April 24 & 25, 2020. Visit:


UK: English National Ballet presents a new ballet by Akram Khan, his second full-length production for the company. Creature is an unearthly tale of exploitation and human frontiers inspired by Georg Büchner’s expressionist classic Woyzeck, with shadows of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Drawing on themes of abandonment, isolation and the fragility of the mind, Creature is the tale of an outsider and the search for belonging. The performance will open on April 1, 2020. Visit:


UK: An immersive new production of Zorro the Musical will open at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre. Directed by Christian Durham with choreography by Cressida CarreZorro the Musical runs March 14 - April 18, 2020. Featuring Gipsy King hits such as Bamboleo, and Baila MeZorro the Musical follows the masked vigilante on his fight for freedom, love, and goodness. Visit


UK: Richard Alston Dance Company brings new work set to Claudio Monteverdi, Benjamin Britten and Edward Elgar for their final ever performances. The performance will take place on March 7 & 8, 2020 at the Sadler’s Wells. 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:





Consenting Choreography, Intimacy, and Safe Stage

“If you’re hired to play Romeo, then you know that you’re going to kiss Juliet,” says Lauren Keating. “However, that doesn’t mean you’ve consented for that to happen in any way possible, and it doesn’t mean you’ve consented to any extension of that. More about the topic at:








GERMANY: Contact.Energy’20 Contest For Contemporary Dance competition is looking for choreographers and dancers who can showcase their ability to create a connection between the artist and audience through the power of their energy. The competition will take place on October 9, 2020. Apply by June 30, 2020. Visit:


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


ISRAEL: MASH Dance House cordially invites you to apply to the seventh annual Jerusalem International Choreography Competition, which will take place November 26th-28th, 2020. The semi-finals will be on the evening of the 26th and the finals will be on the evening of the 28th. On the 27th, there will be programming (i.e. additional performances, workshop-leading opportunities) offered to select artists. MASH is seeking original works that challenge the boundaries of choreography as a moving-body oriented performing discipline. Apply by May 15, 2020, at 20:00 Israel time. Link:


POLAND: Solo Dance Contest 2020 is a contest for short contemporary dance solos that will take place from June 8-12, 2020. It is open to dancers of contemporary dance who have a documented artistic activity and/or are professional dancers with a diploma of dance studies. The solo should be no shorter than 5 minutes and no longer than 20 minutes. One dancer can submit a maximum of two solos. Apply by March 31, 2020. Visit:


USA: J CHEN PROJECT (JCP) is announcing a call for entries for the 2020 CORE Choreography Competition (#C3) to identify one emerging to mid-career choreographer who will have an opportunity to create an original work for the company to be presented at a professional theater. Apply by April 13, 2020. Visit:







Aisha and Abhaya (2019) is a co-production between Rambert and The Royal Ballet, in association with BBC Films and Robin Saunders, supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation. A powerful new dance work combining visually stunning film, animation and live performance. Aisha and Abhaya are two sisters in a fantastical world, but one riven with familiar troubles and dangers. Seeking refuge from their violent homeland, they struggle and fight to survive in a new country in this contemporary tale of hope, fearlessness and love.Choreography by Sharon Eyal, music by Sharon’s regular collaborator Ori Lichtik and rising star GAIKA, and beautifully lavish costumes by Uldus Bakhtiozina Trailer


Yeh Ballet, (2020), Netflix India Original. Asif and Nishu dream of being the best ballet dancers in the world. Will they be able to make it happen? Trailer:


Street Dancer, released in January 2020, is an Indian Hindi-language dance film directed by Remo D' Souza and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Lizelle D'Souza under the banners T-Series and Remo D'Souza Entertainment. The film stars Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhu Deva and Nora Fatehi. The music is composed by Sachin–Jiga and Tanishk Bagchi. The story captures a dance competition between Indian and Pakistani dancers. Trailer:






Contemporary Dance, The Guide, by Philippe Noisette, Flammarion, 2019 (French Edition) This updated French edition has undergone a slight facelift but is faithful to the original. The book, a kind of kaleidoscope that reflects the richness of contemporary dance from yesterday to today, focuses on 20 contemporary choreographers. The front cover features Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite (The Seasons’ Canon by the Paris Opera Ballet).Link:











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