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DANCE ICONS NEXT STEP - MAY 2022

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IN THIS ISSUE:

 

Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities, & Funding: Current listings for the US, Latin America, Europe, & Asia: Emerging Voices Residency, Collective Thread Residency, Bridge for Dance, NYC, USA; UNESCO Cultural Diversity Grant; QL2 Residency, AUSTRALIA; F-O-R-M  Residency, CANADA; TelepART, FINLAND; CCN Residency, FRANCE; International Dance Week Budapest, HUNGARY; Platform 14 and DanceLand, GERMANY; Jerusalem International SoloDanceFest, ISRAEL; FOCAR Compact, PORTUGAL; Area Dansa Barcelona, SPAIN; FreeSpace, UK, and more…

 

New Works & Events: New William Forsythe, Jorma Elo, Rena Butler, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and Yin Yue in the USA; Kosta Karakashyan, Antonia Georgieva, and Carlos Aller in BULGARIA; Felix Landerer in CANADA; Crystal Pite, Roy Assaf, and Gabriela Carrizo in the NETHERLANDS; Ben Duke and Kyle Abraham in the UK, and more…

 

Choreographic Contests & Copetitions: RIDCC, NETHERLANDS

 

Trending: Choreographing Virtual Reality

 

New Movies: En corps (In body), a film directed by Cédric Klapisch, France, 2022

 

New Books: The Choreography of Care, engaging caregivers in creative expression, by Stuart Pimsler, HARP Publishing, 2021

 

 

 

CHOREOGRAPHIC RESIDENCIES, CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES, & FUNDING:

 

 

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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: https://dewpac.org/programs/made-in-wickenburg/

 

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

 

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: http://www.nationalchoreographyintensive.com

 

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: https://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/grants/national-dance-project-travel-fund

 

NEW YORK: The Emerging Voices Residency is a program designed to allow new choreographers and new performance artists the opportunity to create commissioned work while further developing their artistic voices and building their portfolios in a supportive and creative environment. The selected artist(s) will receive up to 40 hours of free rehearsal space, a $500 stipend, the opportunity to showcase their work in a live presentation, and archival footage. Black, brown, and LGBTQIA+ artists are strongly encouraged to submit their materials for consideration. Apply by June 30, 2022. Visit: stubbornMVMT.com

 

NEW YORK: The Bridge for Dance presents the Uptown Rising Performance Series Fall 2022 Season, which gives artists the affordable opportunity to share their work. Performances are held in a large studio turned black box theatre, providing the opportunity to explore new ideas, revisit works in progress, and build on the creative process, all within the comfort of an intimate setting. Apply by May 22, 2022, for performance on June 25, 2022Visit: www.bridgefordance.com/uptown-rising

 

NEW YORK: Applications are now being accepted for the 41st annual Battery Dance Festival Young Voices in Dance Program. Battery Dance Festival in New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Each year, the festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 in-person and over 35,000 virtual viewers. Choreographers ages 15-22 are encouraged to apply. Apply by May 15, 2022. Visit: https://batterydance.org/apply-young-voices-in-dance-open/

 

NEW YORK: The Take Root series at Green Space is entering its 14th season. This curated, once-a-month series supports dance makers by providing a venue with technical and marketing support for a paired evening of work. This year, Green Space’s Take Root program aims to feature seasoned artists, 30 years of age or older, who are experienced choreographers but maybe exploring new branches in their work. Minimum 8 years of professional experience is required to apply. Apply by May 15, 2022. Visit: https://www.greenspacestudio.org/for-artists Visit: https://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/grants/national-dance-project-travel-fund

 

NEW YORK: Dare To Dance In Public Film Festival (D2D) is dedicated to the concept of democratizing dance, performing it in public places, and sharing it on film. D2D presents films that explore dance as an urgent, irrational, universal language and transform our preconceptions of what it is to be human. Selected films will have a chance to be sponsored. Apply by May 31, 2022. Visit: www.dare2danceinpublic.com

 

NEW YORK: The Collective Thread Residency is an extension of MODArts Dance Collective’s (MADC)’s annual Collective Thread Dance Festival. This free residency is an incubator for women/womxn identifying dancers & choreographers of color ages 18+ to hone their technical skills and creative practices to develop new work through journaling, round table discussions, and movement-based classes as a form of self-care. Apply by May 20, 2022. The residency will take place on June 4-5 & 11-12, 2022. Visit: https://www.modartsdance.com/collective-thread-residency

 

NEW YORK: The Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation awards prizes biennially to a choreographer and composer for the best original dance with original music that has had its premiere performance within the previous 2 years of each award date. The next Gross Family prize will be given in 2023 for works performed in 2020, 2021, and 2022. Apply by December 31, 2022. Visit: cjgfamilyfoundation.com

 

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 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 the period January to August 2022. Apply by May 15, 2022. Visit: https://pgfusa.org/for-award-winners/

 

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: http://markdegarmodance.org/

 

OKLAHOMA: Choreography Showcase Oklahoma International Dance Festival (OIDF) has an open call for choreographers. OIDF’s Choreography Showcase, taking place on July 23 & 24, 2022, offers a platform for aspiring and established choreographers to showcase their works and take master classes from experts in the dance world during OIDF. The adjudicated choreography will be presented in an entirely produced evening in collaboration with a team of professionals. Apply by June 23, 2022. Visit: http://www.okdancefest.org

 

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: https://www.unionpdx.org/festival-22

 

RHODE ISLAND: Going into its fifth season, the Motion State Dance Films Series is the only year-long, traveling short dance film festival in New England devoted to showcasing the diversity of contemporary creative voices exploring the medium of choreography for the camera. Motion State Dance Film Series is open to including films that use adjacent technologies, such as animation, computer graphics, and puppetry. Apply by August 5, 2022Visit: www.motionstatearts.org

 

USA: Within the framework of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD), UNESCO is accepting proposals for innovative projects that aim to strengthen the cultural and creative sectors in developing countries. Now in its 10th year, IFCD is a multi-donor fund established by the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions to support its implementation in developing countries. Apply by June 15, 2022Visit: https://en.unesco.org/creativity/ifcd

 

VIRGINIA: Karar Dance Company hosts the first annual River City Dance Film Festival in Virginia’s capital city of Richmond on October 22, 2022 at the Grace Street Theater. The River City Dance Film Festival accepts modern dance film submissions with the theme of “pure movement.” Karar Dance Company looks for films that exhibit a visceral, inventive, and powerful movement language. All submissions must be from artists based in the United States age 18 and older. Apply by July 22, 2022. Visit: rivercitydancefilmfestival.com

 

 

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ARGENTINA: Kodama Film Fest is looking for dance films and video performances that explore the relationship of human bodies to rural, natural, or elemental life. Any variation or experimentation on theme and genre is strongly encouraged. Apply by July 6, 2022Visit: https://www.instagram.com/kodamafilmfest/

 

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: https://www.ianpotterculturaltrust.org.au/apply-for-a-grant/

 

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: https://www.ql2.org.au/residency-program

 

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: http://www.casanailha.org

 

BULGARIA: Filmmakers, choreographers, visual artists, performers, and other multidisciplinary participants and thinkers are invited to apply with a short screen dance film to the seventh annual Moving Body Festival, which will take place October 28-30, 2022. Submissions of short films experimenting with a strong choreographic sensibility and original concepts that explore new audiovisual lines and challenge the viewer’s perspective are very welcome. Apply by June 18, 2022. Visit: https://movingbody.bg/

 

CANADA: WildDogs International Screendance Festival invites to dance, movement, image, and video artists to submit their dance films. The festival will take place September 16-18, 2022. WildDogs pays screening fees to all selected filmmakers. Apply by July 18, 2022Visit: www.wmdance.com/wilddogs

 

CANADA: Canadian and international artists are invited to apply with a short film to the seventh annual F-O-R-M (Festival Of Recorded Movement) in November 2022. F-O-R-M presents films that investigate the body in motion through curiosity, experimentation, and imagination. Apply by May 27, 2022. Visit: http://www.f-o-r-m.ca/

 

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: https://finnland-institut.de/telepart-support/

 

FRANCE: Compagnie Humaine / Eric Oberdorff launches a call for dance short films in partnership with Nice European Short Film Festival for its 2022 edition taking place October 7-14, 2022. Apply by July 1, 2022. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/cie.humaine

 

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. Visithttps://ccncn.eu/programmation/accueils-studio/

 

GERMANY: Platform 14 is a yearly dance event for emerging artists, dancers, and choreographers to share their short pieces and/or works in progress. Platform 14 aims to break down barriers between different dance styles by bringing together international artists from different backgrounds with pieces lasting from 8 to 15 minutes. This is a paid opportunity and each performer and choreographer will receive compensation for travel or overnight expenses. Apply by June 15, 2022. Visit: https://www.platformfourteen.com/

 

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: https://www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de/en/programmes_projects/theatre_and_movement/detail/danceland.html

 

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: https://www.goethe.de/en/uun/auf/tut/sta.html

 

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: http://lakestudiosberlin.wixsite.com/lake-studios-berlin/d_cl

 

HUNGARY: International Dance Week Budapest is a workshop festival that provides a creative platform for dancers from all over the world. It is a place to share experiences and explore new ways of gaining knowledge, work hard, and have fun. The festival will take place from July 11-22, 2022. Visit: https://idwbudapest.com/

 

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

 

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: https://farmingstudio.wordpress.com/art-residency/

 

ISRAEL: There is an open call for the Jerusalem International Solo Dance Festival. The festival is an international event celebrating the performance art, craft, and theme of the solo contemporary dance creation and creator. The festival, taking place from September 6-8, 2022, will showcase 3 nights of international solo creation on an open-air theater stage and an international residency program inviting local and international artists for a creative site-specific process of new solo work. Apply by May 16, 2022. Visit: https://tinyurl.com/2p9ykwhj

 

ITALY: Co-Lab is a choreographic / formation project, curated by Mualem de Filippis Dance Projects. The program aims to collaborate with different artists/theaters and with a versatile selected group of dancers from different dance educations and different cultural backgrounds. Apply by May 2, 2022. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/Mualem.de.Filippis.Dance.Projects/?ref=pages_you_manage

 

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: http://www.danceitalia.com/

 

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: www.pedvale.lv

 

PORTUGAL: FOCAR Compact is a 5-week course on choreography for architecture. This edition of the program, taking place from May 30 - July 4, 2022, consists of an internship directed to creators in the field of contemporary dance who are interested in exploring choreography in/for architecture and informal spaces. With deep disciplinary intersections, the course aims to strengthen arts education and research in its connection with architecture. Apply by May 8, 2022. Visit: instavel.pt

 

SPAIN: The application process is now open for the Creation Program of the Area Dansa Barcelona. Throughout the program, different practical workshops will be 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: https://www.areadansa.com/noticias/detalle/275

 

SWITZERLAND: Open Call: The Sudkulturfonds has developed a grant to support 100 artists from countries in the global south and east who are in the early stages of their careers. The grant of CHF 1,000 recognizes artistic achievement and brings awarded artists to the attention of cultural promoters and presenters in Switzerland. This call for entries is open to artists and art collectives from eligible countries working across all art forms who aim to advance their careers. Applicants are requested to submit a profile video created for this call. There is no application fee. Apply by May 8, 2022. Visit: https://www.suedkulturfonds.ch/open-call/100-artists?lang=en

 

UK: Sadler’s Wells has announced the opening of recruitment for the Young Associates Programme for 2023-2024. The program supports four young artists from a range of dance styles, and it is open to talented 18-24 year-olds and 18-30 year-olds if d/Deaf and disabled. The artists will be supported for two years, providing a crucial first step in their careers as choreographers. Apply by May 5, 2022. Visit: https://www.sadlerswells.com/about-us/supporting-artists/individual-artists/young-associates-2023-24/

 

UK: Studio Wayne McGregor offers FreeSpace, major artist development and community engagement program that will support artists to explore innovation in new directions, form an artists’ incubation and innovation community, and provide inspiring learning opportunities led by professional practicing artists to thousands of participants each year. Visit: http://waynemcgregor.com

 

UK: At the University of Bedfordshire, the MA Dance Performance and Choreography course is a uniquely creative and performance-based program with a global perspective. Apply by June 30, 2022. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/theensembleUoB/

 

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: https://spaceclarencemews.com/one-year-residency/

 

 

NEW CHOREOGRAPHY, WORLD PREMIERES, EVENTS, & NEWS:

 

 

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MASSACHUSETTS: Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival returns for a 90th Anniversary Season. The Festival runs from June 22 - August 28, 2022 and will feature 10 weeks of performances in the newly-renovated Ted Shawn Theatre, 4 week-long performances, plus 20 one-night-only events on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage, and site-based work all around the Pillow grounds. Visit: https://www.jacobspillow.org/festival/ticketed-performances/

 

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: https://www.bostonballet.org/Home/Tickets-Performances/Performances/MINDscape.aspx

 

MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Ballet presents Stephen Galloway’s 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: https://www.bostonballet.org/Home/Tickets-Performances/Performances/DREAMstate.aspx

 

NEW YORK: The Gibney Company presents the first iteration of its new series, Up Close, featuring world premieres by internationally recognized choreographers Rena Butler, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and Yin Yue. Works on the program reflect a range of contemporary choreographic styles and explore present-day concerns around reconfiguring and maintaining identity while navigating personal and shared spaces. The performance will take place at New York Live Arts Theater from June 14-18, 2022. Visit: https://gibneydance.org/company/#company__about

 

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: https://www.joyce.org/performances/stephen-petronio-company

 

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 music by David Bowie. The performance will take place from May 20-29, 2022. Visit: https://www.houstonballet.org/seasontickets/pdps/2021-2022/pretty-things/

 

 

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AUSTRALIA: Following the disappointment of having to cancel its Brisbane season due to the floods, the Australasian Dance Collective has announced new dates for its season of Three 2.0. The new performance dates are July 13-16, 2022. The triple bill comprises new works by Kate Harman, Cass Mortimer Eipper, and Gabrielle Nankivell. Visit: https://australasiandancecollective.com/

 

AUSTRALIA: Australian Ballet’s DanceX, a festival designed to bring together the Australian dance community, has been revived and enlarged. The new lineup will be eight companies over three programs. There will be two premieres – one from Chunky Move and one from Lucy Guerin – commissioned by the Australian Ballet. The festival will run from October 20-November 1, 2022. Visit: https://australianballet.com.au/the-ballets/dancex

 

AUSTRIA: Vienna International Dance Festival has over the years evolved into the largest festival for contemporary dance and performance in the world. Every summer ImPulsTanz presents more than 50 productions by international as well as Austrian artists and companies in an extraordinary density in the theatres and museums of Vienna. The festival will take place from July 7-August 7, 2022. Visit: https://www.impulstanz.com/en/

 

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 the 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: https://www.festspielhaus.at/en/calendar/akram-khan-company#2022-05-07-19h30

 

BULGARIA: The Last Sunset is an immersive dance-theatre performance tackling the negative impact of fossil fuels and their exploitation in Bulgaria, directed by Kosta Karakashyan, Antonia Georgieva (Studio Karakashyan, Bulgaria), and Carlos Aller (Frantics Dance Company, Germany). Premieres in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, on May 18, 19, and 21 within the official program of the 25th edition of the Gabrovo Biennial of Humor and Satire under the theme “Economy of Means.” Trailer: https://studiokarakashyan.com/the-last-sunset/ 

 

CANADA: Ballet BC presents the triple bill What If. The program includes three world premieres by Felix Landerer, Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, and Dorotea Saykaly. The performance will take place May 12-14, 2022Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EpH6cs28sI

 

CANADA: The Guelph Dance Festival strives to be a nationally-recognized leader in contemporary dance by offering a platform for professional, new-generation, and youth dance artists to share their vision, push creative boundaries, and engage community audiences. The festival runs from June 2-5, 2022. Visit: https://guelphdance.ca/2022-guelph-dance-festival/

 

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: https://www.staatsballett-berlin.de/en/spielplan/dornroschen/13-05-2022/1373

 

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: https://www.staatsballett-berlin.de/en/spielplan/lab_works-2022/26-05-2022/1377

 

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 triple bill CREATIONS VII-IX, the Stuttgart Ballet choreographers Vittoria Girelli, Shaked Heller, Roman Novitzky and Louis Stiens create new works. The premiere will take place on May 29, 2022. Visit: https://www.stuttgart-ballet.de/schedule/season-2021-22/creations-7-9/

 

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: www.coloursdancefestival.com

 

JAPAN: Kyoto Experiment Fringe will take place from October 1-23, 2022. The festival aims to present innovative new works and collaboration between dance and other art forms. Visit: https://kyoto-ex.jp/news/kex2022_release01/

 

NETHERLANDS: Nederlands Dans Theater and Complicité present three new work by Crystal Pite, Roy Assaf and Gabriela Carrizo. The performance will take place from May 6 to June 8, 2022. Visit: https://www.ndt.nl/en/agenda/dreams-360/

 

NETHERLANDS: Sudden and Suspended captures three distinct choreographic voices. The program presents a world premiere by Nederlands Dans Theater guest choreographer Edward Clug, a world premiere by Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond, and a restaging of Johan Inger’s critically acclaimed Impasse. The performance and live stream are available until June 15, 2022. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo4FFiT9Gek

 

NETHERLANDS: Nederlands Dans Theater and Korzo join forces to stimulate the development of young creators. For this edition of Up & Coming Choreographers, talented makers Liliana Barros, Emilie Leriche, and Jermaine Spivey get a chance to make new creations. In a short time span of several weeks, the choreographers are challenged to work on a ballet entirely according to their own interpretation: from choreography to scenery, costumes, and light. This is done under professional supervision and in the intimate setting of the Korzo Theater in The Hague. The performance will take place from June 30-July 2, 2022. Visit: https://www.ndt.nl/en/agenda/up-coming-choreographers-2/

 

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: https://www.operaballet.nl/en/dutch-national-ballet/2021-2022/new-moves

 

UK: Sixteen talented young international dancers from Jasmin Vardimon Company’s JV2 program will premiere works by long-standing Jasmin Vardimon Company associates Mafalda Deville and Sabrina Gargano. The premiere will take place on May 7, 2022, at Sadler’s Wells. Visit: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/jv2-2022/

 

UK: Choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham and pioneering producer, composer, and EDM artist Jlin have come together to create a new work exploring death, folklore, and reincarnation through a reimagining of Mozart’s Requiem in D minor. The UK premiere will take place on May 31, 2022, at Sadler’s Wells. Watchhttps://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/a-i-m-by-kyle-abraham-requiem-fire-in-the-air-of-the-earth/

 

UK: The idea of ‘exchange’ is central in this two-part program. Bausch’s (1975) The Rite of Spring and common ground[s], which is a new work created, performed and inspired by the lives of two remarkable women: Germaine Acogny, “the mother of contemporary African dance” and founder of École des Sables, and Malou Airaudo , who has performed leading roles in many of Bausch’s early works. The performance will take place June 7-11, 2022 at Sadler’s Wells. Visit: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/pina-bausch-germaine-acogny-malou-airaudo-the-rite-of-spring-common-grounds/

 

UK: Intercultural theatre and arts company Border Crossings will present Remembrances, a collaborative new dance performance, to the Birmingham 2022 Festival – the biggest celebration of creativity ever in the region and one of the largest ever Commonwealth Games cultural programs. This dance performance will explore how contemporary Britain has moved from being a former imperial center to a multicultural space, and how the nation can open itself up to a proper, equal exchange with people whose lands it colonized. The festival will run from June 24-26, 2022. Visit: https://www.birmingham2022.com/festival/

 

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: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/german-cornejo-wild-tango/

 

UK: In a new creation for Rambert Dance, 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: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/rambert-dance/

 

 

CHOREOGRAPHIC CONTESTS & COMPETITIONS:

 

 

INTERNATIONAL:

 

NETHERLANDS: Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (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: https://www.theaterrotterdam.nl/agenda/9121/RIDCC/Rotterdam_International_Duet_Choreography_Competition_2022

 

 

TRENDING: Choreographing Virtual Reality:  

 

Advancement in digital technology gradually turns dance into a multisensory fantasy. From the Barbican in London, England, to shopping centers around the country and all over the globe, audiences can become part of sophisticated new XR dance spectaculars – diving into Lewis Carroll’s imagination or an extravagant ballroom: https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/apr/01/two-years-ago-it-was-impossible-how-tech-turns-dance-into-a-multisensory-fantasy?utm_

 

 

                                         

 

 

CINEMA ON CHOREOGRAPHY & CHOREOGRAPHERS:

 

En corps (In body), a film directed by Cédric Klapisch, France, 2022, with original music score and choreography by Hofesh Shechter with performance participation of Hofesh Shechter dance company. Synopsis: Elise, a very promising classical dancer, is injured during a performance at age 26. Although she’s told she will no longer be able to dance, she will try to find a new direction in contemporary dance. Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMqIkiI6fAA

 

 

BOOKS ON CHOREOGRAPHY & CHOREOGRAPHERS:

 

The Choreography of Care, Engaging caregivers in creative expression, by Stuart Pimsler, HARP Publishing, 2021, chronicles how the work of Pimsler and artistic co-director Suzanne Costello continues to respond to the needs of caregivers in professional settings and in homes. The book discusses strategies for bringing creative expression to the professional caregivers’ workplace, as well as the impact art has made on the healing community. These pages speak to the importance of keeping caregivers healthy by offering ideas for their self-care and wellness. Included are specific movement, theater, writing, visual art, vocal exercises, and directed improvisations for invigorating the practices of healers. Similarly, artists of all disciplines will learn about touchstone issues and techniques for collaborating with the healthcare community. Link: https://www.choreographyofcare.com/

 

 

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