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Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities, & Funding: Current listings for the US, Latin America, Europe, & Asia: Wickenburg Residency, AZ; Fertile Ground and BAC Works-In-Progress, NYC; push/FOLD, Union PDX, OR, US; Moving Body Festival, BULGARIA; Propose & Practicalities, CANADA; TelepART, FINLAND; Danceland, GERMANY; Akropoditi DanceFest, GREECE; Goa Residency, INDIA; Pedvale Residency, LATVIA; Istanbul Fringe, TURKEY; Dance East and Space Clarence Mews, UK, and more…


New Works and Events: New William Forsythe, Jorma Elo, Cathy Marston, Justin Peck, Pam Tanowitz, and Jamar Roberts in the US; Martin Schläpfer in Austria; Guillaume Côté, in Canada; Marie Chouinard, Marco Goecke, Hofesh Shechter, and Cayetano Soto in Germany; Ben Duke in UK.  


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


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New Movies: City of Dreams, a dance film directed by choreographer Robin Cantrell, produced by Battery Dance, 2022.


New Books: Dancing Transnational Feminisms: Ananya Dance Theatre and the Art of Social Justice, by Ananya Chatterjea, Hui Niu Wilcox, and Alessandra Lebea Williams and 22 contributors, University of Washington Press, 2022.







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:


COLORADO: Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema is calling for entries of dance cinema submissions from around the world. Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema hosts many kinds of in-person and online events and is known for its dance film screenings, artist discussions, dance filmmaking workshops, and lots more. Apply by May 4, 2022Visit:


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: National Performance Network’s Creation & Development Fund supports the creation, development, and mobility of new artistic work that advances racial and cultural justice and results in the 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:


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:


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 the 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: 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 residency will be afforded 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 the period January to August 2022. Apply by May 15, 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:


OREGON: Union PDX - Festival of Contemporary Dance seeks professional companies and artists making contemporary work in any dance genre or tradition to present work at the acclaimed Hampton Opera Center from November 17-20, 2022. Presented by USA-based company push/FOLD, Union PDX endeavors to strengthen dance art by providing a platform devoted to the upward development of artists and dancers. Apply by May 25, 2022. 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. Apply by May 3, 2022.  Visit:


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: Salzburg Interdisciplinary Improvisation Research Lab is a 6-day lab where 8 practitioners of improvisation come together to share experiential knowledge with one another and to spend intensive, focused time on research in instant composition. This collaboration leads to three performative interventions in public spaces in the city of Salzburg. The program will take place from June 10-15, 2022. Apply by April 15, 2022Visit:


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: Moving Body Festival is calling for short film submissions for its 2022 festival. Apply by April 18, 2022. Visit:


BULGARIA: The International Portrait Film Festival (IPFF) is on the path toward its third edition in 2022 and celebrates short portrait cinema and art that has the potential to explore, educate, and transform. The festival is calling for submissions of portrait films in a specific form – that of the intersection of cinema and dance, the exciting art and practice known as screen dance. The festival will take place from November 10-20, 2022. Apply by August 25, 2022. Visit:


CANADA: Established and emerging movement artists in all forms are invited to apply for the Ultra-Intensive Development & Creation Exchange. Senior mentors will facilitate this rigorous, supportive, and challenging intensive as artists examine their aesthetic values and advance their process within a community of other movement artists. The intensive will take place May 21 & 22, 2022. Apply by April 15, 2022. Visit:


CANADA: Propose & Practicalities is for all forms and genres of dance and movement performance in a new creation. All established and emerging movement-based artists may apply. The main intensive will take place both in-studio and online on May 21-23, 2022, and continues through September. Email your intention to apply as soon as possible – the sooner the better. Visit:


DENMARK: DON GNU is working intensively on creating their brand new show RESIDENT about the extraordinary experiences of ordinary life in a residential area. The show is created in close collaboration with the residents of Høje Gladsaxe. The premiere will take place on April 20, 2022. Visit:


FINLAND: TelepART Mobility Support promotes opportunities for Finland-based performing artists to travel and perform internationally. It is an easy and quick micro-funding format aimed at emerging and semi-established professional artists and young academics. The grant is intended for travel and accommodation costs up to €1,000 and the funding decision will be made within two weeks from the application. Open deadline. 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


GERMANY: Performance Platform TanzLabor ROXY Ulm is looking to program 5 short dance works by dance makers based in Southern Germany as part of the Ulm Moves Festival. The festival will take place on June 20, 2022. Apply by April 17, 2022. Visit:


GERMANY: On-site and online morning class with Sarah Möller as a part of the international dance film festival POOL lets you discover the various methods and strategies that can be used to connect dance and film through a close and precise study of selected dance films and texts. Find the crucial common point between choreography and cinematography. The on-site workshop will take place on April 9 & 10, 2022 and the online class will take place on April 25-29, 2022. Visit:


GERMANY: The purpose of Danceland, by German Federal Cultural Foundation, is to present the diversity of contemporary dance – represented by more than 60 city and state theatre ensembles and independent dance companies – to regions outside the established centers of dance. Funding is granted to guest performance partnerships by dance ensembles and venues located outside the metropolitan hubs. Apply by July 15, 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:


GREECE: The 12th Dance Days Chania international contemporary dance festival is calling for groundbreaking video dance works with strong, vivid imagery content that enhances or challenges the notion of choreographing for the camera. The festival will take place from July 3 to August 5, 2022. Apply by April 7, 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 October 2022 – May 2023. Apply by April 15, 2022. Visit:


HONG KONG: Hong Kong International Movement-Image Festival, presented by the City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) since 2004, is the only festival of its kind in Asia, committed to promoting the intersections between performance-making and moving image, cine-choreographic interventions, and the body. An ardent advocate for new voices and new forms of experimentation, the international open call seeks original and cutting-edge works to be screened during the festival, with cash prizes for outstanding works. Apply by May 1, 2022Visit:


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


INDIA: Farm Studio in rural Rajasthan, a unique and inspiring place for creating artwork, hosts international artists working in all genres for residency sessions lasting 3 weeks. This program is highly recommended for dance artists interested in creating works in a rural context. The session will take place between October 2022 and February 2023. Apply by May 20, 2022Visit:


ITALY: Citofonare PimOff reaches its 8th edition and, as every year, launches an international call for contemporary dance projects in the creation phase that have never been presented to the public in finished form. The winners of Citofonare PimOff are assigned a period of artistic residency lasting from one to two weeks in the period from March to May 2023. The goal of the residency is not the staging of an accomplished show, but the artistic research. Apply by April 30, 2022. Visit:


ITALY: Anfibia Program is a multi-disciplinary training project for performers and contemporary creators. Auditions for the program are on May 15, 2022, in Germany and on May 20, 2022, in Brussels. Visit:


ITALY: Kulturfactory Performing Arts Residency hosts artists whose work seeks to experiment and explore unknown paths, to encounter and generate new collaborations. The resident artists become members of the community and part of communal life during the program. Application is requested through email and should include examples of work and CV information, as well as details about what applicants hope to achieve during their residency. 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 the Teatro Verdi. 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 will 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 to August 6, 2022. Apply by June 1, 2022. Visit:


LATVIA: The International Artist Residency Pedvale is now accepting applications from performance artists for a month-long residency program dedicated to the victory of light over darkness. The residency will take place from December 5, 2022, to January 2, 2023. Apply by October 16, 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: The Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps, the biggest festival of contemporary dance throughout Switzerland, will take place from April 28 to May 22, 2022. On days on which there are no performances, the dancers will give their Swiss colleagues insights into their work during masterclasses and training sessions. These workshops offer dance professionals based in Switzerland the opportunity to exchange ideas with other dancers and to learn about their choreographic work processes and movement vocabularies. All workshops and masterclasses are organized in collaboration with local interest groups and theatres, studios, and schools from the region. Visit:


TURKEY: The International Improvisation Dance Festival will take place in Istanbul from June 10-19, 2022, face-to-face and online in a hybrid format. The festival aims to bring together all dance lovers with site-specific performances designed for public spaces, workshops planned on level dance platforms and experience areas, and free workshops for individuals of all ages and walks of life. Apply by April 5, 2022. Visit:


TURKEY: The 4th edition of the Istanbul Fringe Festival, which runs from September 17-24, 2022, will offer both local and international artists a physical and a digital platform to showcase their work. The festival welcomes dance, performance, and theater shows, including shows for children, as well as workshop proposals. Artistic works will be featured on-site or online according to the artist’s choice on the application form. Apply by April 3, 2022. Visit:


UK: DanceEast is now offering a residency in a studio that has developed a reputation as a fantastic facility to create new work; the first-class facilities, supportive environment, and peaceful surroundings are perfect for artists looking to immerse themselves in their choreographic process. 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 will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Visit:








CALIFORNIA: The world premiere of Helgi Tomasson’s dynamic Harmony, created after San Francisco Ballet’s joyous return to the studios post-shelter-in-place, will be the iconic dance maker’s final premiere as artistic director and principal choreographer. The program includes Magrittomania by Yuri Possokhov. The performance will take place from April 2-16, 2022. Visit:


ILLINOIS: The Joffrey Ballet’s spring double-bill features Cathy Marston’s world premiere adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, a tender tale of friendship, perseverance, and sacrifice, with an original score by Academy Award®-nominated composer Thomas Newman, along with the Joffrey premiere of George Balanchine’s Serenade, the choreographer’s first ballet created in America in 1934. The performance will run from April 27 to May 8, 2022. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Ballet’s MINDscape lets the audience discover the transformative power of dance with two world premieres by living artists William Forsythe and Jorma Elo. Forsythe once again will push the limits of what is possible in dance today, while Elo will transport the audience to a new unexpected experience. The performance will run May 5-15, 2022. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Ballet presents Stephen Galloway’ world premiere Devil’s/Eye. The piece is set to music by The Rolling Stones. The program also includes Balanchine’s Chaconne and Jiří Kylián’s Bella Figura. The performance takes place May 17-27, 2022. Visit:


NEW YORK: Stephen Petronio Company offers this season as a call for connection and hope. Initially conceived as a moving meditation filmed during the Covid-19 lockdown, New New Prayer For Now bursts onto the stage as a newly completed world premiere. The performance will run from May 17-22, 2022 at The Joyce Theater. Visit:


NEW YORK: Choreographer Sasha Waltz takes up the challenge to Terry Riley’s one-page score for In C, which invites interpretation in the extreme. The USA premiere will take place at BAM on April 28-30, 2022. Visit:


NEW YORK: Baryshnikov Arts Center presents the world premiere of Stravinsky Reimagined, directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, featuring Tiler Peck and Brooklyn Mack. Stravinsky Reimagined transforms two of Stravinsky’s most iconic works, Petrushka and The Firebird, with a contemporary approach, bringing ballet and hip-hop together in a celebration of storytelling through movement. The premiere will take place on April 4, 2022Visit:


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 presents three Limón works as they have never been seen before. Included are two world premieres: one by Burkina Faso’s Olivier Tarpaga, and one by Raúl Taméz of Mexico, as well as modern dance classics. The world premiere is on April 19, 2022, at The Joyce Theater. Visit:


NEW YORK: Encores of the latest from Jamar Roberts and Justin Peck are presented by New York City Ballet alongside two premieres from Pam Tanowitz: the NYCB premiere of Gustave le Gray No.1, a striking quartet orbiting an onstage piano, and a new work set to Ted Hearne’s sonic patchwork for string ensemble, Law of Mosaics. The program, Visionary Voices, will take place on April 22, 2022. Visit:


ONLINE: Baryshnikov Arts Center presents a digital presentation of Omar Román De Jesús’ new work. Ten short scenes reveal the strange happenings in a 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 April 25 - May 9, 2022Visit:


TEXAS: Houston Ballet’s Pretty Things showcases Houston-born ballets featuring works by Jorma Elo and Christopher Bruce, as well as Trey McIntyre’s world premiere set to the music by David Bowie. The performance will take place from May 20-29, 2022. Visit:





AUSTRALIA: Commissioned for the 60th anniversary of Nederlands Dans Theater, the world’s most celebrated contemporary company, and now presented for the first time outside of the Netherlands by The Australian Ballet, Kunstkamer is the joint creation of four choreographers: frequent collaborators Paul Lightfoot, Sol León, Marco Goecke and the Canadian prodigy Crystal Pite. The performance will take place April 29 - May 14, 2022. Watch:


AUSTRIA: From the Vienna State Ballet’s Director Martin Schläpfer comes the idea of a full-length ballet inspired by Haydn’s The Seasons. Now, over 25 years later, it will finally reach the stage. Premieres on April 30, 2022. Visit:


AUSTRIA: Akram Khan Company’s Jungle Book Reimagined has its Austrian premiere on May 7, 2022. The poetry of the jungle is framed in expressive choreography: as a boy, Akram Khan once appeared on stage himself in the role of Mowgli. The story of The Jungle Book has followed him closely ever since, with its lessons about people, animals, and nature. In this new creation, the distinguished choreographer reimagines Rudyard Kipling’s classic from a contemporary perspective. Visit:


AUSTRIA: Katerina Andreou’s  Zeppelin Bend premieres on April 8, 2022Zeppelin Bend, a duo, takes the name of an end-to-end joining knot that was used to moor airships. Katerina Andreou, born in 1982 in Athens, is a France-based dancer, musician, and choreographer. Visit:


CANADA: Guillaume Côté, Principal Dancer, Choreographic Associate at The National Ballet of Canada and multi-disciplinary artist, brings a cutting-edge new dance work based on an original story by the Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Royce Vavrek. Moving between raw contemporary form and classical ballet, and bound by theatre and technology, Crypto explores the changing dynamic between an eroded romantic relationship and the human need to control and transform beauty. The performance will take place on April 8 & 9, 2022Watch:


GERMANY: Eric Gauthier brought four artists on board, each with a special relationship with the company. He asked them to create their very own versions of Swan Lake for the dance company, Theaterhaus Stuttgart. These works were not meant to add up to a full-length piece but to be Swan Lakes in the plural: a bill including four individual Swan Lake adaptations of about 20 minutes each that are stylistically as varied as the choreographers themselves. Above all, it is a prime opportunity for both audiences and artists to draw on a well-known subject – and discover something completely new. The world premiere will take place on April 9, 2022. World premieres by Marie Chouinard, Marco Goecke, Hofesh Shechter and Cayetano SotoWatch:


GERMANY: Marcia Haydée, the former ballerina with the Stuttgart Ballet, recreates Sleeping Beauty from a choreographic point of view. She develops her own version with Staatsballett Berlin, adapting Charles Perrault’s iconic fairytale. In the ballet’s libretto, the fairies are at the center of the action. Marcia Haydée is particularly interested in the deeper facets of the evil fairy and draws a psychological portrait of evil, convinced that no one is exclusively evil. The premiere will take place on May 13, 2022. Visit:


GERMANY: The Staatsballett Berlin presents choreographies from the company. This iteration is particularly special as the fellows of the ENHANCE Mentorship Programme, comprising graduates of Staatlichen Ballett and Artistikschule Berlin, are involved in the artistic process together with their mentors. The premiere will take place on May 26, 2022Visit:


GERMANY: The creation of a new ballet releases unimagined energy. In rehearsals, dancers and choreographers draw on their wealth of experience and inspire each other to produce an unprecedented work of art. On stage, the irrepressible power of this creative process finds its outlet and unfolds its ultimate effect on the audience. For the quadruple bill CREATIONS VII-X, the choreographers of the Stuttgart Ballet Vittoria Girelli, Shaked Heller, Roman Novitzky and Louis Stiens create new works. The premiere will take place on May 29, 2022. Visit:


GERMANY: The spectacular stage programme 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:


NETHERLANDS: Dutch National Ballet’s New Moves is an annual event in which dancers can develop and present their choreographic talents. The performance will take place May 26-27, 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:


POLAND: The Polish National Ballet presents Dracula, a full-length ballet created by Krzysztof Pastor based on Bram Stoker’s novel. Polish premiere will take place on April 28, n A2022. Visit:


POLAND: Kielce Dance Theatre premieres the double bill Biblical Diptych based on the parables of the Old Testament and created by choreographers from the company. The first part of the evening is the choreography of Kamil Zdańkowski in Sodom and Gomorrah, and the second choreography is Kain and Abel by Aleksander Staniszewski. Premieres on April 2, 2022Visit:


POLAND: The premiere of Joanna Nadrowska’s solo Constant Ending will take place on April 10, 2022, within the framework of the 14th Gdańsk Dance Festival. The inspiration for the performance was the Gyrotonic® movement method created by dancer Juliu Horvath. The exploration of this innovative method, with its spiral-wave nature, has become the basis for creating choreography. Visit:


POLAND: The 2nd edition of the International Festival of Dance Theaters Limits of Nature, organized by the Polish Dance Theatre, brings together different styles and understandings of the concepts of nature and culture. The festival seeks to present the richness and diversity of the art of dance, which is not indifferent to the surrounding nature. Performances include The Rite of Spring: Prelude with Monika Błaszczak and Luisa Mateo Dupleich Rozo; Landscape before the catastrophe by Hygin Delimat; a performance by The Polish Dance Theatre: A water hen or a delusion, and Salve Regina by Jo Strømgren Kompani from Norway. The festival will take place from April 3-27, 2022. Visit:


SWEDEN: Helena Franzén’s new dance performance I SEE YOU, which is about identity, will premiere on April 8, 2022. The audience will join in on a journey through dance to examine how the I is created in relation to the other. The dancers meet themselves through each other and their audience. Visit:


SWEDEN: For four weeks in April 2022, participants in Helsingborg will meet choreographer Rachel Tess, sound designer Ulrich Ruchlinski, and four dancers from Skånes Dansteater. Together, they will create and rehearse a dance performance to be shown outdoors in Drottninghög at a spot chosen by the participants. After Helsingborg, the dancers go to a new city and create with new participants. Visit:


SWEDEN: Örjan Andersson’s interpretation of EFTER HAMLET (After Hamlet) premieres on April 20, 2022. With imagination, humor, body, and words, the great emotions and the young person’s despair in the face of the world’s madness are examined in this dance performance from Regionteater Väst. Visit:


UK: Strictly Come Dancing sensation and international champion, Johannes Radebe, comes to the Peacock Theatre for the London premiere of his explosive debut tour, Freedom. Freedom is a celebration of beloved dances, with Johannes’ signature flair and energy. From elegant Ballroom to fiery Latin, a company of exciting dancers will perform classic dance arrangements, scorching South African rhythms, and huge party anthems. The performance will take place on April 1 & 2, 2022 at Sadler’s Wells. Visit:


UK: Sadler’s Wells presents Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Mystery Sonatas / for Rosa, which connects with the sonatas of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber. Written around 1676, Biber’s Mystery Sonatas is a musical translation of the 15 Sacred Mysteries of the life of the Virgin Mary. In this choreography, roses are not just used for their beauty, but for their resistance – with every rose comes to its thorns. This work is dedicated to women of resistance  — and Rosa, the 15-year-old climate activist who died in the Belgian floods of 2021. The UK premiere will take place on April 12 & 13, 2022 at Sadler’s Wells. Visit:


UK: Wild Tango is an absolute feast of Argentine Culture, featuring fresh and electrifying new work by internationally acclaimed Argentine tango champion German Cornejo. This show is inspired by the origins of tango when two men danced among themselves with that unique connection, complexity, synergy, and strength generated between male dancers. This is the first time a large-scale international production about tango is performed mainly through a cast of men, exploring this traditional dance from another perspective. The world premiere will take place May 12-21, 2022 at Sadler’s Wells. Visit:


UK: In a new creation for Rambert, Ben Duke combines shared creation myths with more personal stories, beginning to look at what connects us to ourselves and to each other. The program also includes works by Imre van Opstal, Marne van Opstal, and Alonzo King, danced for the first time by a UK company. The performance will take place from May 18-21, 2022. Visit:


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:








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:



TRENDING: Choreography, Violence, and Intimacy Coaches:  Scotland Ballet, Scotland’s national ballet company, has revealed it has started working with “intimacy coaches” for the first time in its history to help protect dancers performing “violent” and “erotically charged” scenes -- the full story in The Scotsman:  Scottish Ballet brings in 'intimacy coaches' for first time in its history | The Scotsman






City of Dreams, a dance film directed by choreographer Robin Cantrell, produced by Battery Dance, 2022, and featuring Battery Dance company members and original music from Alexis Gideon, Bethany Mitchell, and Mira Cook. With moments that pay tribute to great dance films and to New York itself, City of Dreams takes you on a journey between realism and heightened reality.


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Dancing Transnational Feminisms: Ananya Dance Theatre and the Art of Social Justice, by Ananya Chatterjea, Hui Niu Wilcox, and Alessandra Lebea Williams and 22 contributors, University of Washington Press, 2022. Blending essays with stories, interviews, and poems, this collection explores timely questions surrounding race and performance, gender and sexuality, art and politics, global and local inequities, and the responsibilities of artists toward their communities. Through empowered movement that centers on the lives, stories, and dreams of marginalized women, Ananya Dance Theatre (ADT) has revealed how the practice of and commitment to artistic excellence can catalyze social justice.


With each performance, this professional dance company of Black, Brown, and Indigenous gender non-conforming women and femmes of color challenges heteronormative patriarchies, white supremacist paradigms, and predatory global capitalism. Its creative artistic processes and vital interventions have transformed the spaces of contemporary concert dance into sites of empowerment, resistance, and knowledge production.  LINK:











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