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Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities, & Funding: Current listings for the US, Latin America, Europe, & Asia: Annual Choreography Festival, CA; National Choreography Intensive, FL; Jadin Wong Choreography Fellowship, CrossCurrent and Gibney DiP Open Calls, NYC, USA; QL2 Dance, AUSTRALIA; Atlas ImPulse, AUSTRIA; Camargo Fellowship and Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie, FRANCE; Tanzwerkstatt Europa, GERMANY; M1 Fringe Festival Open Call, SINGAPORE, and more....


Trending: Ukraine president Zelensky on Dancing with the Stars


New Works & Events: New Kyle Abraham, Joseph Toonga, Mauro de Candia, and Juan Eymar in UK; Peter Beil, Andrea Drössler, Christina Nikolaidis-Strommer in Austria; Jo Strømgren in Norway; Stina Nyberg and Marcos Morau in Sweden;  Joseph Hernandez, Ihsan Rustem, and Yin Yue in US, and more…


Choreographic Competitions: Copenhagen International Choreography Competition, DENMARK; 36. International Choreographic Competition Hannover 2022, GERMANY; Tanzplattform Bern, SWITZERLAND; RIDCC, NETHERLANDS


New Movies: Hora – The Movie, by Ohad Nahari, performed by Batsheva Dance Company, co-produced by Factory 54.


New Books: La Nijinska, Choreographer of the Modern, by Lynn Garafola · March 2022, Oxford University Press.









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 deadlineVisit:


CALIFORNIA: 20th Anniversary Dance Camera West Festival 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:


CALIFORNIA: The annual Choreography Festival at the McCallum Theatre Institute will take place on November 12 & 13, 2022. 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 will be given. Apply by April 1, 2022 ( or by March 15, 2022, for a discount). 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, 2022Visit:


LOUISIANA/NATIONAL: NPN’s The Creation & Development Fund supports the creation, development, and mobility of new artistic work that advances racial and cultural justice and results in live experiential exchange between artists and community. The fund provides a framework for relationships to develop over time among diverse artists, arts organizations, and communities. Apply by May 2, 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, 2023Visit:


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 deadlineVisit:


MICHIGAN: Detroit Dance City Festival (DDCF) 2022 is calling for applications for its Choreographer’s Showcase on September 9, 2022. DDCF's Choreographer’s Showcase is an opportunity to bring together artists and dancers from around the world to share their current projects with each other and with DDCF audiences alike. Apply by March 25, 2022. Visit:


MICHIGAN: Detroit Dance City Festival 2022 is calling for submissions for the Rivera Court Stage Showcase. DDCF 2022 will be held from September 6 - 11, 2022 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Apply by March 25, 2022. Visit:


NEW YORK: SMUSH Gallery is now accepting applications to Summer 2022 Arts Residencies. The program offers artists of all disciplines space for studio work, rehearsal, performance, and exhibition in a beautiful storefront art space. Artists receive up to 80 hours/week throughout July and August, plus the use of gallery equipment and publicity support. Apply by April 1, 2022. Visit:


NEW YORK: The CrossCurrent Dance Festival is a celebration of the vibrancy and diversity of the Asian American dance scene in the New York metropolitan area. In the upcoming expanded season, Nai-Ni Chen is looking for 4-6 choreographers to be presented by Flushing Town Hall. The festival, in its 8th season, will be held on the main stage of Flushing Town Hall on April 10, 2022. Apply by March 14, 2022. Visit:


NEW YORK: Arch Ballet is seeking two choreographers for commissions for Fall 2022. Applications will be viewed on a rolling basis. Submit as early as possible for early discovery. Selected choreographers will receive a $1,000 commissioning fee, 2-6 dancers, separate production and costume budget. Visit:


NEW YORK: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) invites New York City-based choreographers and dance companies to apply via an open call for its 13th Annual Making Moves Dance Festival (MMDF2022). MMDF2022 offers commissions and performance opportunities for nine choreographers on the outdoor stage of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) on September 23 & 24, 2022. Apply by April 29, 2022. Visit:


NEW YORK: Buggé Ballet and Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University invite you to be part of the fifth Liberty Hall Dance Festival, New Jersey’s historically inspired dance festival, on September 24, 2022. Applications are now open to be part of this outdoor site-specific festival. Visit:


NEW YORK: Works in Progress residencies at Baryshnikov Arts Center offer Princess Grace Award winners and honoraria the opportunity for creative experimentation without the pressure to produce a final, finished product. The artists selected for the Works in Progress residency will be afforded the use of a BAC studio or the Jerome Robbins Theater (subject to availability) to develop their proposed projects for a duration of 1-3 consecutive weeks during January – August 2022. Apply by May 15, 2022. Visit:


NEW YORK: The Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) has announced the 2022 application cycle for the Jadin Wong Fellowship in Dance/Choreography. Apply by March 20, 2022Visit:


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. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a first-come, first served-basis. Application deadline: March 7, 2022. Visit:


NEW YORK: Gibney Dance’s Dance in Process (DiP) Residency is designed to provide extensive, holistic support for mid-career New York-based dance artists who are in the middle stages of work on a new project. Apply by March 14, 2022. 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 by 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 deadlineVisit:


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:


PENNSYLVANIA: Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange is calling for artists to present work during this year’s SpringUP Dance Festival on April 10, 2022. Apply by March 11, 2022.   Visit:


U.S.: The Asian Cultural Council makes fellowships and grants to support cultural exchange in the arts for practicing artists, scholars, and arts professionals. ACC fellowships and grants are not intended for production-focused activities such as touring, performing, exhibiting, publishing, or making work. Apply by March 31, 2022 for funding period July 2022 - March 2024. 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, 2022. Apply by March 30, 2022Visit:


AUSTRALIA: The Ian Potter Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist talented emerging and early career artists to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas. Apply March 14-May 3, 2022Visit:


AUSTRALIA: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust fellowships offer Australians the opportunity to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field. Apply by April 28, 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 artists to create 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:


FRANCE: BAU Institute Camargo Fellowship provides interdisciplinary residencies in France and Italy with uninterrupted time and space to develop new work in settings of cultural interest and extraordinary natural beauty. The residency will take place from July 26 to August 23, 2022. Apply by March 31, 2022. Visit:


FRANCE: Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie Accueil Studio 2023 will welcome a choreographer or company to come in residence for creation or research for at least two weeks, with workspaces and CCN participation in realizing a project. Projects with a strong connection to music will be favored. Six projects will be selected for a budget of 10,000 euros. Apply by May 20, 2022. Visit


FRANCE: 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:


GERMANY: TanzNetzDresden studio round is looking for artistic contributions, which will take place within the next edition on April 8, 2022, at TENZA Schmiede. TNDD studio round is a presentation and exchange format to bring the local scene and guests in contact. Apply by March 5, 2022. Visit:


GERMANY: b12, a new festival for contemporary dance and performance art in Berlin, is now accepting applications for the b12 summer program. Apply by March 25, 2022.  Visit:


GERMANY: Tanzwerkstatt Europa, a workshop for new ideas and aesthetics in contemporary dance and performance, is calling for finished choreographic material to be presented to Munich’s audience at the Open Stage as well as to all the artists and participants in Tanzwerkstatt Europa. The Open Stage will take place on August 8, 2022. Apply by April 22, 2022. 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. Acceptance of applications is ongoing. 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:  The application cycle is open for the 2022 Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography. For 2022-23, the fellowship invites individual dancers and choreographers with early career professional experience to apply with a cooperation partner and propose a cooperation format project. The 2022 fellowship runs from the 5th September 2022 until the 31st August 2023. Apply by March 31, 2022. 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 from October 2022 to May 2023. Apply by April 15, 2022. Visit:


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


IRELAND: Studio Light Moves, an initiative of Light Moves Festival, is aimed at investing in and nurturing creative process and inquiry in dance, technology, and screen-based dance practices. Open Futures 2022 takes the form of residency-based lab space for dance artists and media artists to explore the intersection of dance with media and screen-based practices. Apply by March 18, 2022. Visit:


ITALY: The Municipality of Padua Culture Council, in collaboration with Circuito Multidisciplinary Regionale Arteven, announces the 13th Prospettiva Danza Teatro International Prize. Choreographers aged 18-40 at the time of application may participate in this artistic project. The finalists will participate at the Prospettiva Danza Teatro International Prize 2022 in Padua at G. Verdi Theatre. The winner will receive a prize consisting of 5,000 (five thousand) Euros pre-tax and a weeklong choreographic residency in Padua. Apply by April 23, 2022. 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:


NETHERLANDS: The Dance Collector is looking for small independent artists in the Netherlands or traveling artists to present small dance performances in its performance studio. The studio has a 9×9 floor, a minimal technical light system, and room for 30 audience members. The performance will take place every Friday in June 2022. Apply by March 31, 2022. Visit:


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:


SPAIN: The application process is now open for the Creation Program of the Area Dansa Barcelona. Throughout the program, different practical workshops are given with invited choreographers who share their work methodology so that the participant experiences different ways of approaching a creative process. Apply by May 22, 2022Visit:


SWITZERLAND: BRÜCKEREI is a brand-new mentored choreographic development platform taking place from July 18-31, 2022 at Tanzhaus Zürich. The first edition of this artistic laboratory brings together 3 choreographers (one local, one national, and one international), 15 Swiss-based professional dancers, and 15 local residents from Zürich. Apply by March 31, 2022. Visit:


UK: As a part of the ‘Festival of Dance,Messums Wiltshire will be introducing a newly established emerging choreographer platform: ‘4 by 20’. Through this platform, the organization will support two choreographers at the beginning of their career, commissioning the artists to develop new dance pieces as well as present their previous work at the festival. In 2022 the ‘4 by 20’ callout is aimed at female-identifying choreographers only. Apply by March 7, 2022Visit:


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:




TRENDING: Ukraine President Zelensky on Dancing with the Stars: In recent days, he has been lauded the world over for his courage in fighting the Russian invasion of his country. But Zelensky, a former comedian, is a man of many skills and talents — and one of those talents has become the talk of the internet.











ILLINOIS: Taylor Carrasco is one of four winners of the Joffrey Academy’s 2022 Winning Works Choreographic Competition. His world premiere, Not Now, But Now, debuts March 18–20, 2022 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s Edlis Neeson Theater. 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: Joined by the masterful artistry of its company members, Noche Flamenca brings the heart of flamenco back into the spotlight. Drawing from New York’s cultural landscape, Artistic Director Martín Santangelo and principal dancer and choreographer Soledad Barrio have shaped this program to celebrate life together again as the dance world resumes its place before audiences. The world premiere will take place on April 5, 2022, at Joyce TheaterVisit:


NEW YORK: The Limón Dance Company celebrates its 75th anniversary season by sharing José Limón’s inspiring life story. In two exciting programs, the company brings to The Joyce three Limón works as they have never been seen before and two world premieres by Burkina Faso and Raúl Taméz, as well as modern dance classics. The world premiere will take place on April 19, 2022, at The Joyce Theater. 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 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:


ONLINE: Baryshnikov Arts Center presents a digital presentation of Omar Román De Jesús’ new work. Ten short scenes reveal the strange happenings of their surreal environment, where threads of memory ricochet and recombine to tell a hyperbolic life story: a dream diary flung open. The world premiere is available to watch online for free from April 25-May 9, 2022Visit:


OREGON: NW Dance Project’s second Portland show includes three world premiere works from a trio of international choreographers returning to the company. Choreographers are Joseph Hernandez, Resident Choreographer Ihsan Rustem, and Yin Yue. The performance will take place on March 4 & 5, 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 Pites Plot Point, while Justin Peck’s The Times Are Racings arresting complexity and a world premiere by Robyn Mineko Williams (The Trees The Trees) are sure to make a similarly deep impression. The performance runs March 18-27, 2022. Visit:




AUSTRALIA: Flux Job is the new work by Lucy Guerin Inc that uses both choreography and the scripted word to explore how different modes of communication convey meaning. The performance will take place March 16-20, 2022. Visit:


AUSTRIA: The year 2000 was the Year of the Dragon. Twenty years later, those born under this sign are now grown up. South Korean dance legend Eun-Me Ahn brings together five young dancers from different Asian countries on screen with her company on stage: what do their bodies tell us about this new generation? The world premiere of Dragon will take place on March 25, 2022, at Festspielhaus St. Pölten. Watch:


AUSTRIA: Franco-Algerian choreographer Nacera Belaza explores the ancient rituals that have always influenced her work. Being and infinity, the spinning of space and time, and the origin of self-transcendence come to haunt this unique dance that awakens the fundamental pulse and moving images from ancient times. The Premiere of L’Onde will take place on March 12, 2022. Watch:


AUSTRIA: A Dance Theater Performance from MELTING – Dance & Art, created from and with Peter Beil, Andrea Drössler, Christina Nikolaidis-Strommer, Wir sind will premiere on March 25, 2022. They breathe, embedded in a protected cocoon. They grow, looking for a way out. They discover that they are not alone - three people - two women and a man - and now move together in a space that gives them the opportunity to discover each other. Together they indulge in childhood memories, let their feelings run free, and have fun dancing. As before. But they are caught up in the monotony of everyday life, which they keep trying to escape by letting their dreams come true. 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: Susanna Leinonen Company’s brand new show ROOTS brings the potential and deep life experience of elderly people to the stage. The piece delves deep into the memories that live within us and are mirrored on our bodies. The unique stories carried by the human body are interpreted through dance, bridging generations. The premiere takes place at Helsinki’s cultural center Stoa on March 5, 2022. Visit:


GERMANY: Sasha Waltz has created a new work for dance and music at the Staatsballett Berlin that will be staged as a coproduction with Sasha Waltz & Guests and have its world premiere in March 13, 2022. The choreographer commissioned the renowned composer Georg Friedrich Haas to compose original ballet music for a joint creation. Visit:


GERMANY: Staatsballett Berlin presents two works by David Dawson. The program includes the world premiere of Citizen Nowhere. Inspired by The Little Prince, this solo work gives physicality to the philosophy of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The premiere will take place on March 23, 2022. Visit:


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 Nadj, and Dada Masilo, and more. The festival will take place from June 25-July 17, 2022. Visit:


INDIA: In 2021, as part of the Cultural Partnership Initiative (CPI), Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts in Bangalore, in collaboration with the Seoul Division of CID-UNESCO and Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange, organized an online training program in Digitization of Dance Performances. Participants were taught the intricacies of the visual medium and how to leverage its power in narrating stories using dance and movement. To see the CPI 2021 Indian cohort film screening, 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:


NETHERLANDS: For the first time in the Netherlands, Dutch National Ballet is presenting its own production of Marius Petipa’s legendary ballet Raymonda. Associate Artistic Director Rachel Beaujean creates 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 April 3, 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 of 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 Poznan Grand Theatre invites its audience to the premiere of the famous classical ballet Don Quixote. The Poznan version will be prepared by Czech choreographer Michal Stipa with the use of original choreography by Alexander Gorski and Marius Petipa. The choreographer’s assistant will be Guido Sarno. The premiere will take place on March 4, 2022. Visit:


POLAND: ROZBARK Dance and Movement Theatre in Bytom prepares two premieres. The first, From Moscow to Moscow, is the acting diploma of the students of The Dance Theatre Department of the National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow. Directed by Maciej Sajur, the premiere will take place on March 12, 2022. The second, Girls from the future, takes place on March 26, 2022 and is by Anna Piotrowska, the current director of ROZBARK Dance and Movement Theatre in Bytom. Visit:


SERBIA: Jo Strømgren, along 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:


SWEDEN: The Dawn Chorus invites the audience to visit a moment at dawn when the fog covers the fields and the dance floor. Choreographer Stina Nyberg and Norrdans blur the border between the real and the magical as the mystical hours of dawn harken for possibilities and change. The premiere will take place on March 10, 2022. Visit:


SWEDEN: Skånes Dansteater released on demand the acclaimed dance performance CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS by Marcos Morau for all who are looking for humorous and surreal dance work to watch with the whole family. The film will run until March 13, 2022. Watch:


UK: English National Ballet School presents the future of ballet with a mixed bill of four contrasting works that showcase the students’ versatility and talent. The evening includes new works from Joseph Toonga, The Royal Ballet’s Emerging Choreographer, who combines hip-hop with contemporary dance to tell real-life stories. Italian choreographer Mauro de Candia creates a new work using his signature dramatic dance-theatre style, and Le Wang choreographs a new contemporary solo grounded in classical ballet for a female dancer. Completing the program is a new classical piece choreographed by Juan Eymar. The world premiere will take place on March 4, 2022, at Sadler’s Wells. Visit:


UK: In 2012 Eleesha Drennan premiered her award-winning solo Whiskers – a study of what it means to be a woman. Returning a decade later with a brand-new sequel, Whiskers 2, she embarks on a dynamic exploration of her own primal power and how it transforms through time. Created with the Sadler’s Wells Company of Elders during the lockdown in early 2021, Relive is a poignant short dance film about human connection and isolation, now developed into a live show. World premieres of Relive and Whiskers 2 will take place at Sadler’s Wells on March 31, 2022Visit:


UK: SOLERA reunites Paco Peña and his long-term collaborator, Director Jude Kelly, for an exploration of artistic wisdom and the fearlessness of youth in search of new expression. The performance features both young and mature performers, demonstrating that age is an essential element in the process of turning raw artistic talent into a refined art form. The world premiere will take place on April 20, 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 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:









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, 2022. Visit:


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 to win outstanding awards. The competition will take place June 23-25, 2022. Visit:


ONLINE: Renowned EIDGP International Dance Competition invites all dancers (without age limit) to register in various categories. Apply by April 15, 2022Visit:





Hora The Movie, by Ohad Naharin, performed by Batsheva Dance Company, co-produced by Factory 54. Online World Premiere I runs March 11-13. Hora The Movie is Ohad Naharin’s second film. Just like in YAG – The Movie in 2020, Naharin once again transports choreography created for the stage through the lens of the camera, adapting it to create a new piece.


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La Nijinska, Choreographer of the Modern, by Lynn Garafola, March 2022, Oxford University Press. La Nijinska is the first biography of twentieth-century ballet’s premier female choreographer. Overshadowed in life and legend by her brother, Vaslav Nijinsky, Bronislava Nijinska had a far longer and more productive career. An architect of twentieth-century neoclassicism, she experienced the transformative power of the Russian Revolution and created her greatest work - Les Noces - under the influence of its avant-garde. Many of her ballets rested on the probing of gender boundaries, a mistrust of conventional gender roles, and the heightening of the ballerina’s technical and artistic prowess. To order, visit:












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

Christina Nikolaidis-Strommer (Austria), Ana Lejava (US)

Elizabeth Gahl (France), Karol Urbański (Poland),

Veronica Posth (Germany), and Maya Zhalova (India)