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Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities, & Funding: Current listings for the US, Latin America, Europe, & Asia: OPEN CALLS: New Wave Dance Festival and Creative Capital, NYC; BIPOC Boston Dance Theater, MA; MacDowell Colony Fellowship, NH; Princess Grace Award for Choreography Open Applications, US; Atlas at ImPulsTanz, AUSTRIA; ANTISTATIC Festival, BULGARIA; TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL, GERMANY; Dance Italia, ITALY; Dansearena Nord Residency, NORWAY; Singapore Fringe Festival, SINGAPORE; Nomades Program and Space Clarence Mews Residency, UK, and more…


New Works & Events: New Sara Mearns, Pam Tanowitz, and Bill T. Jones in NYC; Cathy Marston in San Francisco; Alba Castillo, Juliano Nunes, and Andrew Winghart in Philadelphia; Kyle Abraham in London; Motoko Hirayama in Tokyo; Giorgio Media in Wroclaw; Boston Ballet ChoreograpHER; Tokyo Ballet Choreographic Project; and more…


Choreographic Competitions: Copenhagen International Choreography Competition, DENMARK; 36. International Choreographic Competition Hannover 2022, GERMANY; International Young Creators Contest, SLOVENIA; RIDCC, NETHERLANDS


Trending: Choreographing Ski Ballet?


New Movies: Cyrano is a 2021 musical romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright and with a screenplay by Erica Schmidt, based on Schmidt’s 2018 stage musical of the same name, itself based on the 1897 Edmond Rostand play Cyrano de Bergerac. Choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.


New Books: Successful Artists Mean Business, by Tomorr Kokona, published by Tomorr Kokona Arts Management, 2022. This is a must-read book for anyone contemplating setting up their own business in the performing arts field. Kokona offers a sound, easy-to-follow path to anyone with expertise in any field who is considering becoming independent. Beautifully written from the heart with lots of real-life examples.







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. The application is open to US artists. Rolling deadline. Visit:


CALIFORNIA: 20th Anniversary Dance Camera West 2022, will take place from March 24-April 4, 2022. The festival is committed to presenting a landmark program of new and commissioned films. Visit:


FLORIDA: The Regional Dance America’s National Choreography Intensive 2022 (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. The intensive will take place from July 17-27, 2022. 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 March 30, 2022, for projects taking place between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Dance Theater (BDT) offers a paid creative residency for a group of BIPOC performing artists residing in East Boston to reflect on the impacts of local climate events, build on existing narratives of resilience to climate change, and envision a thriving future for the East Boston community through artistic presentation. Fellows will share stories and be guided through the creation of movement and spoken word to be presented during a culminating performance outdoors in East Boston alongside BDT’s performance of SURGE. Apply by February 14, 2022. Visit:


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


NEW HAMPSHIRE: The MacDowell Colony is currently accepting applications for its fellowships. The program provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. Apply by February 10, 2022. Visit:


NEW YORK: Princess Grace Awards Program is now accepting applications. Apply by February 15, 2022Visit:


NEW YORK: Movement Research’s Parent Artist Residency program, designed to support the artistry of parents with children between the ages of 1 month and 13 years, aims to address the need for flexible and supportive-based parent artists in the field of dance and movement-based art forms. The high cost of childcare in NYC, combined with studio rental costs, is often a barrier preventing parent artists from having time in the studio to produce creative work. Apply by February 15, 2022. Visit:


NEW YORK: Young choreographers are invited to sign up for the eight-week Choreolab led by Alexandra Beller, to be held February 10 - March 30, 2022. The workshop will work toward finding opposite sides of the critical eye: learning to create material in an uninhibited and impulse-driven manner, to be wild, fantastical, and daring, and to learn to strongly critique, edit, and objectively structure material for performance. Visit:


NEW YORK: Creative Capital supports bold, challenging, and genre-stretching ideas from artists across the country. The program offers project funding, mentorship and advisory services, workshops, and webinars. Apply between March 1 and April 1, 2022. 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 of DeGarmo and guest artists. Rolling deadline. Visit:


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


NEW YORK: The New Wave Dance Festival was established to provide pre-professional dancers with a performance opportunity in New York. During the festival, youth dancers are able to interact and network with local artists and are given the opportunity to perform their current repertoire alongside industry professionals. The concerts will take place on April 15 & 16, 2022. Apply by February 28, 2022. Visit:


NEW YORK: Queens Informal Showcase, an annual informal showcase for works-in-progress and choreography lecture/discussion will take place at Larussa Studio on April 14 and May 12, 2022. Apply by February 26, 2022. Visit: WWW.SLDT.ORG


NEW YORK: The American Swiss Ballet Company is accepting applications for the 8th Choreographer’s Studio Showcase on April 22 & 23, 2022. This Studio Showcase is a great opportunity for emerging or established choreographers. The goal is to connect dancers and choreographers internationally for cultural exchange.



NORTH CAROLINA: ADF’s Movies By Movers is a bi-annual festival dedicated to the celebration of the conversation between the body and the camera. Submission for the 2022 season is now open. Apply by February 14, 2022. Films will be screened at the annual American Dance Festival this summer in Durham. Visit


OHIONCCAkron announces the first open application for the Creative Administration Research (CAR) Program, which focuses on challenging the dance ecosystem to think beyond the boundaries of traditional models and question “best practices” as part of a national think tank. Artist teams will work remotely and in-person across 2022 and 2023 on short- and long-term administrative experiments to support their own discreet artistic practices and will be paid a stipend of $7,000. Apply by February 14, 2022. Visit:


ONLINE: This is an international open call to dancers, dance companies, and creative technologists to remotely take part in an AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) funded 6-month virtual residency, ending with a showcase symposium in September/October 2022. The residency will include a connector program to matchmake dancers with creative technologists and then supply them with a full-motion capture system, asset kits, a bursary payment of $6,000, and training, support, and mentorship for 5 projects for the full residency period. Apply by February 18, 2022. 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 February 25, 2022. Visit:


UNITED STATES: LOCULUS is seeking proposals for new work to be included in the Spring 2022 edition of the Loculus Journal. Apply by February 15, 2022Visit:






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, 2022. Apply by March 30, 2022. Visit:


AUSTRALIA: QL2 Dance offers curated residencies to both 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: The choreographic training program Atlas allows you to create your dance trails is a module-based training program embedded in the ImPulsTanzVienna International Dance Festival. It offers both artists with first choreographic experiences and mid-career artists in different disciplines a dynamic environment to intensively work on their artistic development. Apply by March 31, 2022. Visit:


BELGIUM: Young contemporary dance choreographers are invited to apply to Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.) – an international school for contemporary dance in Brussels, founded and directed by choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Auditions are for young dancers and choreographers looking for international, top-level training in dance and choreography. The student body is composed of young artists from Iceland, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, Japan, Lebanon, the U.S., and Brazil.


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 the exchange of ideas among artists from different disciplines. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basisVisit:


BULGARIA: The third Bulgarian Dance Platform part of the 15th edition of the Antistatic Sofia International Festival for contemporary dance and performance in Sofia, Bulgaria, will take place May 11-14, 2022. Fourteen choreographic works performed by selected independent dance artists will explore the boundaries of choreography and movement and aim to challenge aesthetics and forms. All guests will have free entry to performances, and the first 20 guests to apply will receive free hotel accommodation for up to four nights. Apply by February 28, 2022. Visit:


CANADA: The CINARS Biennale 2022 will present full-length showcases (maximum 90 minutes) in dance, theatre, multidisciplinary arts/circus, and digital arts and excerpted showcases (25 minutes) in music. Apply by February 9, 2022Visit:


CANADA: Circuit-Est Choreographic Centre in Montréal, Québec, offers residencies for generative and/or disciplinary works. To be considered for a residency you must: be involved in a career in contemporary dance; utilize a research perspective and questioning process in your work; demonstrate artistic quality and show a distinctive and promising choreographic signature; already have presented your work to the public (minimum of two productions in a professional context), and use the residency time to work on a creation intended to be broadcast. Apply by March 1, 2022. Visit:


CROATIA: FAKI Festival is calling for applications. The theme of the festival is…enough! // …dosta! With … enough! The festival is a platform where artists are free to express their own limits and to define their own resources and fantastic ambitions. The festival will take place from May 23-29, 2022. Apply by February 6, 2022. Visit:


FINLAND: Ice Hot Helsinki 2022 consists of more than 20 performances on stage and first release of selected artists and companies from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The festival will take place February 9-13, 2022. Visit:


GERMANY: SHARE Intensive is now open for admission, with a full week of workshops of incredible leading and master choreographers. The intensive will take place February 14 – 20, 2022. No Deadline. Visit:


GERMANY: The ballet of the State Opera of Hannover and the festival TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL are looking for 3 young contemporary dance choreographers for the "Think Big" 2022 Artist Residency Program in Hannover. Each choreographer will create a production of a maximum of 20 minutes for up to 10 dancers. Apply by February 18, 2022.  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:


GREECE: Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre and the International Dance and Performing Arts Festival Akropoditi DanceFest are now calling for applications for the Artistic Residency Program, which will take place in October 2022 -- May 2023. Apply by April 15, 2022. Visit:


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


ITALY: Young choreographers may consider summer workshops at Dance Italia. The program thrives on the creative exchange of ideas, exploration, and opportunities for participants to experience a diverse spectrum of dance/movement disciplines. Dancers expand their skills through daily classes, workshops, discussions, informal showings, and performances while meeting world-renowned artists and networking through informal discussions and social gatherings. The program will take place from July 9 - August 6, 2022. Apply by June 1, 2022. 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, 2022. Visit:


PORTUGAL: Professional choreographers are invited to submit their projects to be presented at Quinzena de Dança de Almada - International Dance Festival. The festival will take place from October 6-9, 2022. Apply by February 28, 2022Visit:


SINGAPORE: An open call is announced for the 2023 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, which does not focus on a specific curatorial theme, but aims to tackle current issues of the day. Apply by March 4, 2022. Visit:


UK: Affiliate of the Compagnie Maguy Marin, the RAMDAM is an arts center that supports the creation, artistic synergy, and interdisciplinary research. A call for residencies is open to artists or teams of all practices devoted to creation, research, or experimentation. Apply by February 13, 2022. Visit:


UK: Nomades Program 2022-2023 is calling for projects for its residency program. The selected artistic teams will be invited to immerse themselves in different spaces to create work. Apply by March 20, 2022. Visit:


UK: Space Clarence Mews in London is offering a residency program that is ideal for artists/companies/collectives working within and across all performance disciplines to push the boundaries of their own process and practice within a mutually supportive context. Both emerging and established artists/companies are welcome to apply. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis. Visit:








MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Ballet’s ChoreograpHERs, now in its fifth year, celebrates five new works by five innovative female choreographers. The performance will take place from March 3-13, 2022. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Ballet presents a triple bill including the world premiere of DEVIL’S/eye, with choreography by Stephen Galloway. The performance will run from March 17-27, 2022. Visit:


NEW YORK: BODYTRAFFIC returns to The Joyce with a program that captures the company’s audience-captivating joyfulness. Highlights include former BODYTRAFFIC dancer Micaela Taylor’s SNAP, displaying her hip-hop roots, and a world premiere by the collaborative team of Baye & Asa, fusing intricate patterns of rhythm and form. The performance will be held March 1-6, 2022. Visit:


NEW YORK: New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns invites new collaborators into her artistic orbit in her upcoming Joyce Theater production. Continuing her process of creative self-discovery, Sara will challenge herself and her partners in a series of pieces that span mediums and reimagine genres. Works by Beth Gill, Jodi Melnick, Guillaume Côté, and others take center stage as this world-class ballerina reveals herself through the bold act of trying something new. The performance will run March 8-13, 2022 at The Joyce TheaterVisit:


NEW YORK: Trinity Irish Dance Company sends a clear message of female empowerment in its upcoming program, which features Artistic Director Mark Howard’s classics as well as the New York City premiere of An Sorcas (The Circus) a colorful comment on the battle between substance and spectacle choreographed by Howard and Associate Artistic Director Chelsea Hoy. The performance will take place from March 15-20, 2022 at The Joyce Theater. Visit:


NEW YORK: The 50th Annual Dance on Camera Festival will be held from February 11 – 13, 2022, presented by Dance Films Association and the Film at Lincoln Center. Dance on Camera remains the longest-running dance film festival in the world, providing a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, as well as intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works. Each year in New York City, the festival presents feature-length documentary and narrative films, inventive short films, filmmaker panels, special events, cutting-edge media and art installations, as well as engaging community and student programs. Visit:


NEW YORK: Choreographer Pam Tanowitz creates a sublime and thrilling performance from T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. These haunting and evocative poems emerged in 1943 from the chaos of World War II as hopeful testaments to the redemptive power of spirituality, art, and human goodness in the darkest of times. Tony Award-nominated Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit) performs Eliot’s text live in this much-lauded collaboration, the first authorized performance based on Four Quartets. The NYC premiere will take place on February 10, 2022, at BAM. Visit:


NEW YORK: Set to the music of the neo-soul, Grammy Award-winning R&B artist D’Angelo, An Untitled Love serves as Kyle Abraham’s creative exaltation of Black love and unity. Abraham dedicates this feel-good work—its visceral hope, solace, and joy—to family, culture, and community strengthened over generations and lifetimes. Nearly three decades after first befriending Brown Sugar, D’Angelo’s debut album, Abraham choreographs to the music of a singular artist for the first time in a work of this scale. Personifying love in all forms, this work shines through devotion to detail in the music and through movement. NY premiere will take place on February 23, 2022, at BAM. Visit:


NEW YORK: The New Group’s delayed world premiere of Black No More, a new musical inspired by George S. Schuyler’s 1931 Afrofuturist novel of the same name, set during the Harlem Renaissance, will run until February 27, 2022, at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Directed by Scott Elliott with choreography by Tony winner Bill T. Jones. Visit:


PENNSYLVANIA: Philadelphia Ballet presents a new works triple bill. These contemporary works promise to showcase today’s most promising talents, including award-winning choreographer Alba Castillo. Also featured are new work from Juliano Nunes and Andrew Winghart. The performance will take place February 3-12, 2022. Visit:


WYOMING: Bold experimentation is the theme for Plot Points, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s (PNB) upcoming set of trailblazing pieces. PNB audiences will remember the Hitchcock-inspired cinematic suspense of Crystal Pite’s Plot Point, while Justin Peck’s The Times Are Racing’s arresting complexity and a world premiere by Mineko-Williams (The Trees The Trees) are sure to make a similarly deep impression. The performance runs from March 18-27, 2022. Visit:






AUSTRIA: Climatic Dances is the name of the fifth volume of the Endangered Human Movements Series, a long-term project carried out by choreographer Amanda Piña on the current loss of planetary cultural and biological diversity. It is inspired by two dances from the highlands of Puebla in Mexico, danced by Masewal people, in a context of climate change and mining exploitation. Amanda Piña is a Mexican-Chilean-Austrian choreographer, dancer, and cultural worker living between Vienna and Mexico City. Her choreographic work is concerned with the decolonization of art, focusing on the political and social power of dance, understood as a social-environmental movement. The premiere will take place on February 4, 2022Visit:


AUSTRIA: What actually matters in life? Your family, homeland, nationality? Your gender, happiness, sadness? In a blend of dance, theatre, and a whole load of chalk, two performers generate a loving dialogue about what makes us who we are. With their hit production Chalk About, performing:groupp from Cologne has produced a comic and touching dance piece on the theme of identity. The premiere is on February 20, 2022. Visit:


CANADA: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2022 delivers contemporary works of theatre, dance, music, and multimedia by local, national, and international artists. Featuring 13 works from three countries — including two world premieres and two Canadian premieres — the festival line-up is dedicated to creative risk-taking and dynamic interdisciplinary collaboration. The festival will run until February 6, 2022. Visit:


DENMARK: Kassandra Production presents the world premiere of HOOKED at the theater Bora Bora. With the body as a battlefield, HOOKED sheds light on addiction as a phenomenon – whether it be in the form of gambling, apps, shopping, alcohol, sex, drugs, or painkillers. The performance will take place March 15-17, 2022. Visit:


FINLAND: Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, a choreographer and dancer from Reykjavík, Iceland, is interested in soft encounters, quietness and resonance, relentless ever-changing flow, a labor of the dancer, and the body as an archive. The new work ALDA is a dance performance installation that draws upon the history of women’s collective physical labor and, in particular, its relation to repetitive motions and song, to generate a situation of intimate female assembly, convergence, and coalescence. The premiere will take place on February 10, 2022Visit:


GERMANY: The spectacular stage program for the COLOURS International Dance Festival, hosted and produced by Theaterhaus Stuttgart, is almost complete. Five German premieres and one world premiere, three of them in co-production with COLOURS, will create plenty of festival buzz. The program includes Nederlands Dans Theater, La Veronal, Emanuel Gat Dance, L-E-V Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar, and the companies of Wayne McGregor, Josef NadjDada Masilo, and more. The festival will take place from June 25-July 17, 2022. Visit:


GERMANY: The Stuttgart Ballet’s new triple bill PURE BLISS opens with a revival of choreographer Johan Inger’s Out of Breath, a stirring piece that explores the fine line between life and death. The evening concludes with a world premiere by Inger: for his first work for the Stuttgart Ballet, Inger plans a one-act comedy based on the famous classical ballet The Sleeping Beauty. This collaboration between Inger - whose roots lie in classical ballet as well as contemporary dance - and the dancers of the Stuttgart Ballet - who are known for their openness, versatility, and passionate commitment to choreographers - is sure to be a fruitful one. The world premiere is on February 25, 2022. Visit:


ICELAND: Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform, to be held in Reykjavík from February 9-13, 2022, offers live performances, artistic presentations, and discussions. Visit:


JAPAN: Tokyo Ballet presents The Tokyo Ballet Choreographic Project. Choreographed by company members, the program aims to improve both choreographers’ and dancers’ artistry. The performance will take place on March 13, 2022. Visit:


JAPAN: Japanese choreographer Motoko Hirayama has choreographed a piece that connects the traditional Japanese string instrument Koto, traditional Ainu culture, and contemporary dance. The world premiere will take place on February 17, 2022. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: For the first time in the Netherlands, Dutch National Ballet presents its own production of Marius Petipa’s legendary ballet Raymonda. Associate Artistic Director Rachel Beaujean is creating a completely new version of this masterpiece of the Russian ballet. The choreographic splendor will be retained, but the story will have an exciting new twist. The world premiere is on February 11, 2022. Visit:


NORWAY: Jo Strømgren, together with four female dancers, creates a new piece in classic JSK-style with humor, physical theatre, and text. THE LOFT will premiere at the Belgrade Dance Festival on March 29, 2022. Visit:


NORWAY: Carte Blanche brings a star team of artists for an entire evening with the company’s 14 dancers. A collaboration with Hungarian artist Eszter Salamon, the full-length production will focus on experimentation and history with all the dancers on stage. The world premiere of Monument 0.10: The Living Monument is on March 10, 2022. Visit:


POLAND: The ballet company of The Wroclaw Opera will present the Polish premiere of the ballet Don Juan. Using music by Christopher Wilibald Gluck, choreographer Giorgio Media reinterprets the story of the famous lover, combining baroque music, subtle eroticism, a touch of the grotesque, and minimalistic aesthetics. The premiere is on February 19, 2022. Visit:


SWEDEN: BARNET - THE CHILD - CHOREOGRAPHED BOOK is based on the author Lena de Veen’s debut novel This Short Moment. Choreographer Linda Forsman and visual artist/scenographer/lighting designer/musician Lou T Lundqvist interpret the book in dance, image, music, and film. The premiere is on February 13, 2022. Visit:


SWEDEN: Gunilla Heilborn is presenting a survey of Tolstoy's masterpiece Anna Karenina. The premiere of 37 HOURS AND 3 MINUTES will take place on February 9,  2022Visit:


SWEDEN: Scenkonst Sörmland and Giron Sámi Teáhter collaborate on the new production Vindvaka with Virpi Pahkinen Dance Company as a partner. Four dancers travel through the hydrosphere, exploring how water transforms from a liquid and flowing state to bellowing and gushing to finally form itself into the secretly organized pattern of a snow crystal. The premiere will take place on February 4, 2022. Visit:


UK: Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels Festival will take place from March 9-23, 2022. This contemporary dance festival features eight companies over a two-week period, with performances at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Visit:


UK: From award-winning dance artist and cultural innovator Ivan Michael Blackstock comes TRAPLORD, an immersive dance performance meditating on life, death, and rebirth. Wandering between dreams and reality, TRAPLORD takes us on a new heroic journey to self-actualization. The world premiere will take place on March 24, 2022. Visit:


UK: The Royal Ballet’s Draft Works gives audiences an opportunity to see new creative processes at work. Encouraging fresh thinking and giving insights into rising talent, these programs bring together a sample of new choreographic ideas from Royal Ballet dancers and guest collaborators, as well as from the newly appointed Royal Ballet Emerging Choreographer. The intimacy of the Clore Studio allows audiences to see movement at the choreographic cutting edge up close. The performance will run from February 5-9, 2022. Visit:


UK: The Royal Ballet presents three of the world’s most exciting contemporary choreographers’ works that includes the world premiere of a new work by Kyle Abraham. The program also includes Crystal Pite’s moving and poetic Solo Echo and Christopher Wheeldon’s energetic DGV. The performance will take run March 25-April 8, 2022Visit:


UK: NDT 2 will perform works by celebrated international choreographers: Marco Goecke, Hans van Manen, and Johan Inger, featuring two UK premieres. The performance will take place from February 16-19, 2022 at Sadler’s Wells. Visit:








DENMARK: The Copenhagen International Choreography Competition (CICC) is a platform to discover and promote emerging contemporary choreographers. The competition will take place on July 8 & 9, 2022. Apply by May 1, 2022Visit:


GERMANY: 36. International Choreographic Competition Hannover 2022 will take place online on July 1 & 2, 2022. Cash prizes and production prizes will be awarded. Apply by April 15, 2022. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: RIDCC is a unique annual dance festival that brings together new choreographic voices with renowned artistic leaders and programmers, both nationally and internationally. Up-and-coming choreographic talent from around the world, in all imaginable dance styles, will participate in a duet competition, where they can win outstanding awards. The competition will take place June 23-25, 2022. Visit:


SLOVENIA: The 13th International Competition of Young Dance Creators will be held on April 16, 2022. The aim of this competition is to promote contemporary dance, discover fresh talent, and foster the creativity of young dance creators, not to push for competitiveness. The competition is open to dancers born between 1998 and 2006. Apply by March 1, 2022. Visit:



TRENDING: Choreographing Ski Ballet?


Believe it or not: Ski Ballet used to be an Olympic sport once! Similar to figure skating, ski ballet combines spins, jumps, and flips in a two-minute routine choreographed to music. It was part of the professional freestyle skiing tours of the 1970s and 1980s and then an official FIS and Olympic discipline until the year 2000. Ski ballet became known as Acroski in the 1990s in an effort to legitimize its place among the competitive ski community, especially to the FIS. It is no longer a part of competitive freestyle skiing. Ski Ballet Samples:





Cyrano is a 2021 musical romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright and with a screenplay by Erica Schmidt, based on Schmidt's 2018 stage musical of the same name, itself based on the 1897 Edmond Rostand play Cyrano de Bergerac. The film stars Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Ben Mendelsohn. The choreography is by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2021. Article:


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Successful Artists Mean Business, by Tomorr Kokona, Tomorr Kokona Arts Management, 2022. All too often, artists focus on their own talent, hoping it will sell itself while forgetting the practicalities that will allow people to enjoy and benefit from such talent. Tomorr has captured it all. This is a must-read book for anyone contemplating setting up their own business within the performing arts field. Kokona offers a sound, easy-to-follow path to anyone with expertise in any field considering becoming independent. Beautifully written from the heart with lots of real-life examples. Link with information and preorder:











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