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DANCE ICONS NEXT STEP - MARCH 2023
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IN THIS ISSUE:
Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities, & Funding: Current listings for the US, Latin America, Europe, & Asia: Creative Capital and Wax Works, NYC; SF & LA Dance Film Festivals, CA; BalletX’s Choreographic Fellowship, PA, USA; Camargo Fellowship, FRANCE; Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography; GERMANY; Goa Residency, INDIA; Light Moves Residency, IRELAND; SoloCoreografico Platform, ITLAY; ChoreoComp, NETHERLANDS; BIDE & LAV Artist Residency, SPAIN, etc.
New Works & Events: New Nanine Lining in Boston, Durante Verzolao in Miami, Alejandro Cerrudo and Jessica Lang in Seatle, USA; Annabelle Lopez Ochoa in Hong Kong; Ernst Meisner and Marco Gerris in Amsterdam; Draft Works at Royal Ballet in London, UK, and etc.
Choreographic Competitions: Hanover International Choreography Competition (GERMANY), Copenhagen International Choreography Competition (DENMARK), Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (NETHERLANDS), Prospettiva Danza Teatro International Competition(ITALY), AmsterDans (NETHERLANDS) & SOLO Competition (PORTUGAL)
Trending: Ballet is [even more] Woman – A new Coco Chanel production by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
New Movies: Creature, an Asif Kapadia film based on the ballet by Akram Khan
New Books: Cranko, The Man and His Choreography, by Ashley Killar, Troubadour Publishing, 2022
CHOREOGRAPHIC RESIDENCIES, CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES, & FUNDING:
ARIZONA: Company choreographers are invited to apply for the Wickenburg Residency with the opportunity to pursue new projects, mount work, or collaborate with other artists, free from everyday pressures. These residencies are intended for chamber dance companies. Previous dance companies have included American Ballet Theatre II and Northwest Dance Theatre. Residencies are up to three weeks, and the average number of artists in residence at a time ranges between one and five. The application is open to US artists. Rolling deadline. Visit: https://dewpac.org/programs/made-in-wickenburg/
CALIFORNIA: The Annual Choreography Festival at the McCallum Theatre Institute will take place on November 11 & 12, 2023. Choreography by both emerging and established dance makers from across the nation will take center stage in McCallum’s popular festival. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of each performance. Highlighting dance as an art form, this event always delivers an exciting mix of work by inventive artists. Cash awards up to $10,000. Apply by March 15, 2023. Visit: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/index.php/education/choreography-festival/submit-choreography
CALIFORNIA: LA Dance Film Festival will be celebrating its 7th season this fall. Submission will be accepted soon. Visit: https://filmfreeway.com/LADanceFilmFestival
CALIFORNIA: Dance film choreographers are invited to consider Los Angeles’ prominent Dance Camera West 2023, which announced a call for submissions. The festival is open to film media in any dance style or genre. Categories include short films, feature-length documentaries, animation, and interactive dance media. Apply by May 8, 2023. Visit: http://www.dancecamerawest.org/
CALIFORNIA: San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) is a multi-day international event showcasing the best in dance films from around the world. October 2023 festival will celebrate the return to in-person programs, building back the much-missed excitement of film on the big screen and live interactions among artists and audiences. Apply by April 16, 2023. Visit: https://filmfreeway.com/SanFranciscoDanceFilmFestival?fbclid=IwAR1pDF3wdlNdYjJ8nNGrpCA0gLAQFrVXzCMzNw2SZXmdDb6ERXazlFsybPg
FLORIDA: Dancing out of Time festival is accepting film submissions from dance artists from diverse communities, both urban and rural, and all dance styles who are creating work focused on bringing attention to the correlation between environmental justice and social justice. Apply by March 31, 2023. Visit: https://www.nwdprojects.org/film-festival-dancing-out-of-time/
FLORIDA: The Regional Dance America’s National Choreography Intensive 2023 (NCI) is a multi-faceted program providing dancers, emerging choreographers, and seasoned choreographers with the unparalleled opportunity to work, study and create under the guidance of nationally recognized professionals in the fields of music and dance. The festival will take place between June 18 - July 2, 2023. Apply by May 30, 2023. Visit: http://www.nationalchoreographyintensive.com
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 29, 2023, for projects taking place between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024. Visit: http://www.midatlanticarts.org/usartists-international/
MASSACHUSETTS: Boston WiP is a low-stakes platform for dance and performing artists to present movement-driven work. This first installment will be held in the Jackson Gym Dance Lab at Tufts University on May 13, 2023. All forms of movement-driven performance from artists at any stage of their professional career are welcome to apply. Apply by March 17, 2023. Visit: https://www.aremoves.com/boston-wip
MASSACHUSETTS: National Dance Project (NDP) Travel Fund provides monetary assistance for US-based presenters, curatorial staff, and residency directors to connect in person to explore the feasibility of presenting NDP-funded works. Rolling deadline. Visit: https://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/grants/national-dance-project-travel-fund
NEW YORK: Bethany Arts Community offers short-term residencies attracting artists at different stages of their careers from around the world for the development of both new works and works in progress. Rolling deadline. Visit: https://bethanyarts.org/residencies/
NEW YORK: ESTIA Day Fest Spring 2023 is calling for submissions. The festival, taking place on May 21, 2023, is a multidisciplinary curated event intending to bring together artists of different mediums and calls them to explore their own understanding of the notion of home. Apply by March 15, 2023. Visit: https://www.estiacreativehome.com/dayfest
NEW YORK: The Ketchikan Dance Festival, coordinated by Hughes And Vecchione Dance Projects, will take place September 30, 2023, for a free indoor screening at the downtown Ketchikan Coliseum Theatre. Projects seek submissions under 15 minutes in length, made for the screen. Submissions must, in some way, employ both choreographic concepts and the language of film. Apply by June 1, 2023. Visit: https://www.hughesveccdance.com
NEW YORK: The 10th Queensboro Dance Festival is an annual performance tour that runs from May to September. Queens-based cultural and contemporary dance groups of all styles may apply to the festival. The application will open in March. Visit: www.queensborodancefestival.com
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 14th Annual Making Moves Dance Festival (MMDF2023). MMDF2023 offers commissions and performance opportunities for nine choreographers on the outdoor stage of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) on September 22 - 24, 2023. Apply by May 1, 2023. Visit: https://www.jcal.org/post-details/makingmovesdacefestivaljcal
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 – December 2024. Apply by May 15, 2023. Visit: https://pgfusa.org/wip-guidelines-application/
NEW YORK: The Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) has announced the 2023 application cycle for the Jadin Wong Fellowship in Dance/Choreography. The Jadin Wong Fellowship is awarded to Asian American dancers/choreographers, age 30 or younger, whose work shows outstanding promise. The fellow receives a cash stipend of $6,000 and an eight-month fellowship. Apply by March 20, 2023. Visit: https://www.aaartsalliance.org/programs/jadin-wong-award
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 March 31, 2023. Visit: https://creative-capital.org/about-the-creative-capital-award/
NEW YORK: WAXworks is a non-curated showcase open to new and seasoned artists. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis in choreography, theater, music, poetry, comedy, juggling, acrobatics, monologues, performance art, or any other form that can be performed on stage. There is no audition process. Visit: http://www.williamsburgartnexus.org/
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/
ONLINE: TCI is an independent festival that showcases contemporary dance on-screen works from around the world. As digital technology has made filmmaking means increasingly more accessible to independent producers, so has the genre of dance film exploded in popularity and variety. TCI aims to present novel approaches to how the ever-evolving cinematic medium can use dance or, equivalently, how contemporary choreographers and performers can use image capture to further the discourse of this artistic crossover. Apply by July 14, 2023. Visit: https://filmfreeway.com/tci
PENNSYLVANIA: BalletX’s Choreographic Fellowship unites one emerging artist each season with a distinguished choreographer who serves as a mentor as they both create World Premieres on the BalletX dancers. Apply by March 10, 2023. Visit: https://www.balletx.org/artist-training-and-resources/choreographic-fellowship/
US: USArtists International (USAI) grants programs that support performances by American artists at cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. USAI is committed to the presence of U.S. artists on world stages and provides grants to performers in dance, music, and theater. Grants of up to $15,000 are awarded towards artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping, and visa preparation. Apply by March 29, 2023. Visit: https://www.midatlanticarts.org/usartists-international/
US: National Performance Network is now accepting applications for the Creation and Development Fund, which 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. Apply by May 22, 2023, for the Creation Fund and March 31, 2023, for Development Fund. Visit: https://npnweb.org/programs/cdf/
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, 2023. Apply by March 15, 2023. Visit: https://highfest.am/apply/
AUSTRALIA: STRUT Dance provides ongoing opportunities for Australian dance artists to support the development of choreographic methodologies and the creation of new work. [CP]3 is an online academy for the development of critical praxes in contemporary choreography and performance-making. The main aim of the 5-month program is to help artists articulate and develop their own artistic practices. Apply by March 16, 2023. Visit: https://strutdance.org.au/membership/choreographic-opportunities/cp3-2/
AUSTRALIA: Winston Churchill, Memorial Trust fellowships, offer Australians the opportunity to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field. Apply by May 1, 2023. Visit: https://www.churchilltrust.com.au
AUSTRALIA: QL2 Dance offers curated residencies both for 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. Rolling deadline. Visit: https://www.ql2.org.au/residency-program
AUSTRIA: SEAD in Salzburg is holding its auditions in 2023 for entrance into the four-year undergraduate contemporary dance education program ‘Artist in Process,’ the FIRE Year, as well as the postgraduate program ‘I.C.E. – Choreographer’s Year’. Visit: https://www.sead.at/index.php/academy/auditions
AUSTRIA: Culture Moves Europe connects artists, creators, and cultural professionals from the countries participating in the Creative Europe program. The program offers mobility, which is particularly focused on emerging artists. Culture Moves Europe has a budget of €21 million between 2022 and 2025. This allows around 7 000 artists, creators, and cultural professionals to go abroad for professional development or international collaborations and much more. Rolling deadline. Visit: https://culture.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/creative-europe-culture-strand/culture-moves-europe-mobility-for-artists-and-professionals
BELGIUM: The next edition of the Producers’ Academy runs May 17-20, 2023. Cifas will offer three grants (travel and/or accommodation) to support producers from countries where little or no financial support is available for international mobility. Apply by March 6, 2023. Visit: http://www.cifas.be/en/workshops/producers-academy-2023
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 basis. Visit: http://www.casanailha.org
CANADA: Reboot: Micro-Grants by Scotiabank Dance Centre helps artists (maximum 2 per month) improve skills and create work with small grants of up to $500. It may be used for activities such as hiring collaborators (mentors, musicians, videographers, photographers), subsidizing project research/production, renting studios at Scotiabank Dance Centre, equipment rental, professional development, etc. Apply by the end of the month prior to the project. Rolling deadline. Visit: https://thedancecentre.ca/upcoming-deadlines/
CHINA: The 2nd Beijing International Dance Video Festival is now accepting submissions. The theme of the year is Integrating. Apply by March 10. 2023. Visit: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/5WFt_qyACAMG795leXEEMA?fbclid=IwAR0SMGjG6gW2EMI3mNhxp_vlkWuhQX074JB_V2yTgfzHtS9eKmJcH7gG2wE
EUROPE: The new program Culture Moves Europe announces its open call for artists and cultural professionals. It offers travel grants to artists, creators and cultural professionals to pursue an international project of their choice. Rolling deadline. Visit: https://culture.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/creative-europe-culture-strand/culture-moves-europe
EUROPE: CROWD, an international dance exchange, is a collaborative network of dance organizations, together seeking to support dance makers who engage with communities as part of their practice. Apply by March 20, 2023. Visit: https://crowd.dance/open-call-2023/
EUROPE/ ON LINE: ArtUniverse offers a choreographic course that prepares directors for the performance production with performers by equipping students with the tools and skills necessary to build strong mise-en-scene, blocking, composition, and movement directing. The central topic is an exploration of ways to create choreography and movement in the performance. ArtUniverse Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. The next program starts in September & October 2022. Rolling Admission. Visit: https://www.nipai.org/online-courses/Choreography-and-Blocking-in-Performance
FINLAND: Ice Hot Helsinki 2023 consists of more than 20 performances on stage and the first release of selected artists and companies from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Apply by March 30, 2023. Visit: https://www.icehotnordicdance.com/open-call-2024/registration-to-ice-hot-2022/
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 of the application. Open deadline. Visit: https://finnland-institut.de/telepart-support/
FRANCE: Open call for solo dancers/ creators for the 8th edition of En Chair et en Son festival, international meetings of dance and acousmatic music, taking place in Paris from November 22-26, 2023. The festival’s selection committee chooses separately 15 composers and 15 dancers. The dancers will create a solo performance on the composers’ selected musical works. Apply by May 14, 2023. Visit: http://en-chair-et-en-son.fr/
FRANCE: Ballet Du Nord is now accepting applications for its accueil studio 2024. Apply by March 31, 2023. Visit: https://www.balletdunord.fr/ccn-et-vous/avec-les-artistes/residences-et-accueils-studio/accueil-studio-ajout-compagnie/
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 25 to August 30, 2023. Apply by March 31, 2023. Visit: http://www.bauinstitute.org/index.php?page=cassis-france.
FRANCE: Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie Accueil Studio 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 22, 2023. Visit: https://ccncn.eu/en/projects-supported-by-the-ccn/accueil-studio-residencies/
FRANCE: MOV’IN Cannes, an international dance film competition under the artistic direction of Didier Deschamps and Eric Oberdorff. Take part in the competition and have a chance to be part of the pre-selection of films that will be screened during the Festival in front of an international jury of dance and film professionals. Apply by April 5, 2023. Visit: https://filmfreeway.com/MOVINCANNES
GERMANY: The application cycle is open for the 2023 Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography. For 2023-24, the fellowship invites individual choreographers with early career professional experience to apply. The fellowship is aimed at the development of new pieces. Apply by April 15, 2023. Visit: https://fellowship.pinabausch.org/en/fellowship/about-the-fellowship
GERMANY: K3 is looking for a choreographer to take part in the International residency exchange with Seoul Dance Center in Korea. The choreographer should be based in Hamburg or work there on a regular basis. Apply by March 20, 2023. Visit: https://www.k3-hamburg.de/en/k3/jobs&callforproposals/
GERMANY: The German-French Fonds Transfabrik for the Performing Arts offers funding for artistic cooperation between France and Germany, especially in the fields of contemporary dance, theatre, and circus. Apply by March 20, 2023. Visit: http://www.fondstransfabrik.com/dossier
GERMANY: International Workshop “Physicality in Performance" with Sergei Ostrenko will take place between April 26-30, 2023. The program is suitable for choreographers who work mainly with movement. The main focus of the program is to answer the crucial nowadays question "How to enrich dance performances with psychological tension?" and "How does the physicality in acting enriches your performances?”. Visit: https://www.physicalityinacting.com/
GERMANY: Dance-techAIR at Lake Studios Berlin is accepting applications for its residency program, which offers international interdisciplinary movement and media artists the possibility to live and make art in a peaceful, artist-run, working, living, and performance space in Berlin. Rolling deadline. Visit: https://www.lakestudiosberlin.com
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
GREECE: Open call for video dance works submissions of applications for participating in Dance Days Chania 2023. This year’s section will spotlight works made by women choreographers or cinematographers, short-duration works, and 1-minute video dance. Apply by March 25, 2023. Visit: https://dancedays.gr/festival/13th-dance-days-chania-video-dance-projects/
GREECE: Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre and the International Dance and Performing Arts Festival Akropoditi DanceFest are now calling for applications for the Artistic Residency Program, which will take place in September 2023 -- December 2023. Apply by June 1, 2023. Visit: https://www.akropoditi.com/dancecentre/en/residencies-en/#1554724541704-3a535a8e-1533
INDIA: Farm Studio International Artists Residency hosts artists throughout the year, with accommodations available for up to 6-12 residents at one time. Artists of all disciplines creating in any media are welcome to apply. Rolling deadline. Visit: https://farmingstudio.wordpress.com/art-residency/
INDIA: Omaggio Performing Company Goa is accepting applications for its residency program. Submissions will be accepted throughout the year. Visit: http://omaggioperforming.com/residencies/
IRELAND: Light Moves invites filmmakers, dance artists, choreographers, and visual artists to submit screendance works for consideration for the forthcoming 2023 program of dance, film, and media art with movement as a central focus. Apply by April 10, 2023. Visit: https://www.lightmoves.ie/open-calls/
ITALY: SOLOCOREOGRAFICO it’s a solo dance festival taking place in different cities in Italy and Germany, with a wide network of international partners. Apply by April 15, 2023. Visit: www.solocoreografico.com
ITALY: 8th edition of Teatri Riflessi is an international festival promoting the performing arts through the short play format. Theatre, Dance, and Performance are invited to inhabit the beautiful Sicilian landscape and compete for a chance to win the edition’s prizes. The festival will take place between July 13-15, 2023. Apply by March 23, 2023. Visit: https://www.iterculture.eu/en/teatri-riflessi/tr8/
ITALY: During October and November 2023, Kyber Theatre in Cagliari will organize the 10th edition of the International Theatre, Art, and New Technologies Festival, “The Wonders of Possible.” This call invites Italian and international artists and companies (maximum three people), whether emerging or established, to submit projects around the theme of the ‘interaction between theatre and new technologies.’ Apply by March 15, 2023. Visit: https://www.kyberteatro.it/en/international-open-call-for-artists-lmpd10-festival-deadline-15-03-2023/
ITALY: Kulturfactory Performing Arts Residency program runs year-long. Application to the Kulturfactory Residency is through email requested should include examples of work and CV information, as well as details about what applicant artists hope to achieve during their residency. Rolling deadline. Visit: http://www.kultursciok.com/kulturfactory.html
ITALY: ANFIBIA is an immersive and multi-disciplinary training project conceived to supply and reinforce both performers’ and creators’ tools. ANFIBIA’s name already contains an idea of hybridization and blending between different performative languages: theatre, dance, song, music, circus, and drama. The audition is on March 26, 2023, in Berlin. Visit: https://www.anfibiart.com/audition/
JAPAN: To support both diverse creative activities that help to enhance Tokyo’s appeal as a city and the people who lead those activities, Arts Council Tokyo offers grants to Tokyo-based artists and arts organizations to cover part of the cost of their activities. Apply by March 7, 2023. Visit: https://www.artscouncil-tokyo.jp/en/what-we-do/support/grants/tokyo-grant-program/
JAPAN: Alexandre Magazine welcomes submissions from dancers, choreographers, and creators for short films, editorials, and music that celebrate the beauty of dance. All ages and forms of expression are welcome. Rolling deadline. Visit: https:/www.alexandremagazine.com/submit
NETHERLANDS: ChoreoComp Royal Conservatoire Dance open call for 3 choreographers who are interested in (speed) creating movement and music with live musicians and dancers for a choreography course. The intensive will take place between August 21-26, 2023. Apply by May 1, 2023. Visit: https://www.koncon.nl/choreocomp
NORWAY: Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform is an event presenting both emerging and established names of Nordic contemporary dance and choreography to presenters, programmers, and other professionals from all over the world. The aim of Ice Hot Nordic Dance partners is to increase international touring and other working opportunities for Nordic artists and to help our communities to share ideas and connections. Apply by March 30, 2023. Visit: https://www.icehotnordicdance.com/registration-to-ice-hot-2022/
POLAND: SzólóDuó 2023 International Dance Festival (24th session) is looking for new short dance productions. The aim of SzólóDuó is to encourage beginner and well-experienced creators, performers, and dancers to introduce their work to the general public. The festival will take place between June 15-17, 2023. Apply by April 1, 2023. Visit: https://szoloduo.com/actualnews/
SPAIN: The application process is now open for the Professional Training Program of Area Dansa Barcelona in contemporary dance and creation. The program aims to accompany students in their professional development in an open and diverse way, taking into account both technical and creative aspects, as well as the awareness and understanding of the complexity of what dance is today. Apply by May 5, 2023. Visit: https://www.areadansa.com/noticias/detalle/350
SPAIN: Open call for contemporary and experimental choreographers to be part of the International BETA PUBLICA Showcase 2023, taking place on June 1-4, 2023. Every creator will perform for two days. Apply by March 17, 2023. Visit: https://www.betapublica.org/
SPAIN: Each year, a Barcelona International Dance Exchange (BIDE) Lab-meeting takes place in Barcelona with around 60 professionals in performing arts coming from at least 25 countries, welcoming dancers, choreographers, and cultural managers for a networking and exchange platform. The program will take place between May 14-17, 2023. Applications are being accepted now. Visit: http://bide.be/en/
SPAIN: LAV Artist Residency is a project that aims to accommodate artistic creation in situ in the city of Granada, offering a space for creation and exhibition based on coexistence and community. The residence is proposed as a laboratory for experimental creation, as an exhibition, and informative place. The duration of residency is from one month to two months. Apply by June 1, 2023. Visit: https://espaciolavadero.com/lav-artist-residency/
TURKEY: Istanbul Fringe Festival is looking for contemporary and experimental works, including dance, performance, and theater as well as site-specific works and workshops from artists from around the world. The festival will take place from September 16-23, 2023. Apply by March 19, 2023. Visit: www.fringeistanbul.com
TURKEY: SOLO Contemporary Dance Festival will run June 25 - 27, 2023. As participants in the festival, choreographers and dancers from around the world are requested to perform a solo piece that is new, original, imaginative, unique, and which displays unusual achievements. Apply by May 2023. Visit: http://solodans.com
UK: Established in 2011, Central’s MA Choreography course is designed for professional choreographers who wish to develop their choreographic profile and professional skills. Applications for the January 2023 intake are now open. The program uses a rolling admissions system where the application will remain open for the next intake until all places have been filled. Visit: https://www.centralschoolofballet.co.uk/applications/ma-choreography-application-form/
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:
HOUSTON: Houston Ballet premieres Cathy Marston's Summer and Smoke, a co-production with American Ballet Theatre set to a commissioned score by Michael Daugherty. Inspired by Tennessee William’s eponymous poem, Summer and Smoke brings Marston’s unique perspective on storytelling, often inspired by works of literature. The world premiere will take place on March 9, 2023. Visit: https://www.houstonballet.org/seasontickets/pdps/2022-2023/summer--smoke/
MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Ballet’s performance program Our Journey includes a new work by Nanine Linning, who explores the power of expression to shed light on the importance of ocean preservation. The program also includes a work by Justin Peck. The performance will take place between April 6-16, 2023. Visit: https://www.bostonballet.org/performance/our-journey/
MIAMI: Miami City Ballet presents a program with a stylish new work by choreographer Durante Verzola. The performance also includes West Side Story Suite and a beloved ballet of epic scale in Divertimento No 15. The world premiere will take place on April 14, 2023.
NEW YORK: The Martha Graham Dance Company returns to The Joyce with Graham classics framed by an incredible array of new works. The Company performs world premieres by Baye & Asa and Annie Rigney alongside Hofesh Shechter’s high-energy CAVE. Graham’s masterworks Cave of the Heart and Embattled Garden return to the stage as well. The performance will take place between April 18- 22, 2023. Visit: https://www.joyce.org/performances/martha-graham-dance-company
NEW YORK: Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal returns to BAM for the first time in six years with a US premiere Água, which offers all audience members the pleasure of immersing themselves in Bausch’s utterly singular vision. The performance will take place between March 3- 19, 2023. Visit: https://www.bam.org/agua
NEW YORK: Parsons Dance returns to The Joyce with two world premieres, a new David Parsons and Rena Butler work, as well as beloved repertory classics. The performance will take place between March 15- 26, 2023. Visit: https://www.joyce.org/performances/parsons-dance
WASHINGTON DC.: Word Dance Theater will present a program that explores a journey of the historic women’s rights movement and how it inspires us in 2023 to seek greater civic engagement and equity for all people and particularly women. The performance will take place on March 10, 2023. Visit: https://www.worddance.org/move-tickets
WYOMING: PNB presents world premiere works by Alejandro Cerrudo, and Jessica Lang. The program also includes Savor Saunders’ theater-roving Wonderland. The world premiere will take place on March 17, 2023. Visit: https://www.pnb.org/season/boundless/
AUSTRIA: Die Jahreszeiten, choreographed by Martín Schläpfer will have its Austrian premiere at Wiener Staatsoper on June 5, 2023. Visit: https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en/season-tickets/detail/event/987430065-die-jahreszeiten-urauffuehrung
CANADA: Ballet BC presents an evening featuring new commission works. Vancouver-based Shay Kuebler and Czech choreographer Jiří Pokorný will each share brand new works exploring dichotomies within the human body and mind, and Israel’s Adi Salant—former Co-Artistic Director of the Batsheva Dance Company—will be back to share the powerfully elegant WHICH/ONE. The world premiere will take place on March 16, 2023. Visit: https://balletbc.com/performance/horizons/
FINLAND: After pandemic-related cancellations and worldwide distribution in digital format, the Helsinki premiere of Tero Saarinen Company's Third Practice finally takes place on March 16–24, 2023, at Dance House Helsinki. Tero Saarinen's take on Monteverdi’s madrigals features Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, tenor Topi Lehtipuu and virtual soprano Núria Rial. Visit: https://terosaarinen.com/en/creation/third-practice/
FRANCE: Held every March in the Hauts-de-France region in 20 to 30 cities, the Le Grand Bain festival offers an immersion into the realm of choreography, both large and more intimate. Around forty theatres and events, partners open up a range of aesthetic experiences to around 10,000 people. The 2023 edition of the festival will take place from March 7-31, 2023. Visit: https://www.ednetwork.eu/news/legymnase-legrandbainfestival
FRANCE: Both trained at the Batsheva Dance Company under Ohad Naharin, Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber present Pit, their first creation for the Paris Opera Ballet. The premiere will take place on March 17, 2023. Visit: https://www.operadeparis.fr/en/season-22-23/ballet/bobbi-jene-smith
FRANCE: The 22nd edition of its dance biennial Biennale de danse du val de Marne runs between March 9 - April 6, 2023. Visit: https://www.labriqueterie.org/
FRANCE: The 10th edition of the Le Grand Bain festival, which will take place from March 7 -31, 2023. The festival offers diverse, innovative creations. Visit: https://www.gymnase-cdcn.com/festival-le-grand-bain/edition-2023/
GERMANY: Messa Da Requiem is one of Giuseppe Verdi's central works. It premiered in Milan in 1874. Christian Spuck brings his successful Zurich production to Berlin, which tells of emotions such as fear, anger, pain, and grief through monumental imagery, dealing with the boundaries between life an death. Co-produced by the Staatsballett Berlin and the Rundfunkchor Berlin. The premiere will take place on April 17, 2023. Visit: https://www.staatsballett-berlin.de/en/spielplan/messa-da-requiem/14-04-2023/1530
JAPAN: National Ballet of Tokyo presents Dance to the Future, which includes new works choreographed and performed by company dancers. The performance will take place between March 24- 26, 2023. Visit: https://www.nntt.jac.go.jp/dance/dtf/
NETHERLANDS: NDT2 presents the world premiere by a French choreographer Noé Soulier. The program also includes Johan Inger’s Out Of Breath and Crystal Pite’s Ten Duets On A Theme Of Rescue. The premiere will take place on March 16, 2023. Visit: https://www.ndt.nl/en/agenda/climb-the-sky/
NETHERLANDS: The premiere of Dorian will take place at Dutch National Opera & Ballet on May 11, 2023. Dorian is the third joint production by choreographers Ernst Meisner and Marco Gerris. In this dance thriller, based on The Picture of Dorian Gray, the famous book by Oscar Wilde from 1891, ballet meets hip-hop. Visit: https://www.operaballet.nl/het-nationale-ballet-ish-dance-collective/2022-2023/dorian
ONLINE: Join Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage of Akram Khan and Sir Alistair Spalding in conversation about Khan’s rich choreographic career. The program will take place on April 6, 2023. Visit: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/choreographic-conversations-alistair-spalding-with-akram-khan/
POLAND: The Wrocław Opera will present the latest program of the Wrocław Opera Ballet - Flight, Bolero, and Elsa Canasta, which will appear in the repertoire from March 25, 2023. Visit: https://www.opera.wroclaw.pl/1/spektakl.php?_id=5717
POLAND: The Grand Theatre Poznań Choreographic will organize workshops Spectrum on April 13, 2023. The idea behind the choreographic workshops is to give the dancers of the Ballet of the Grand Theater in Poznań the opportunity to perform original choreographies. Visit: https://opera.poznan.pl/pl/warsztaty-choreograficzne
POLAND: The Polish Dance Theatre Poznań 3rd International Festival of Dance Theatres Borders of Nature will take place between April 25-20, 2023. Visit: https://www.monikablaszczak.com/calendar
SPAIN: Dansa Metropolitana is a festival with a proven model for bringing together municipalities in the Barcelona metropolitan area. this year’s festival has a special connection with architecture, a project developed under the title of Liminar, which allows you to see dance while visiting emblematic buildings. The festival will take place between March 9- 26, 2023. Visit: https://www.dansametropolitana.cat/en
UK: Hosted and curated by UK hip-hop theatre legend and Breakin’ Convention, celebrating 20-year anniversary, the festival features DJs, graffiti artists, and freestyle sessions taking place all over the building. The world premiere will take place on April 29, 2023, at Sadler’s Wells. Visit: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/breakin-convention-2023-international-festival-of-hip-hop-dance-theatre/
UK: The Royal Ballet, joined by international guest companies, comes together to give audiences an opportunity to see the direction choreography is taking around the world. Encouraging new ideas and giving exposure to rising talent, this program brings together performances of new works that explore movement at the choreographic cutting edge. The performance will take place between April 4-7, 2023. Visit: https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/international-draft-works-2023-details
UK: Messums Wiltshire Festival of Dance returns in 2023 and will take place between July 14-23, 2023 presenting two live headline dance acts alongside the 4X20 Choreography Platform. The ten-day festival will host performances, workshops, dinners with artists, and dance parties, and as a new addition, the final will be dedicated to the inaugural Messums Dance Film Festival, in which curated work of national and international dance filmmakers will be screened and awarded. Visit: https://messumswiltshire.com/performance-messums-wiltshire/
DENMARK: The Copenhagen International Choreography Competition (CICC) is a platform to discover and promote emerging contemporary choreographers. The application for CICC 2023 is now open to choreographers under 40 years of age. Apply by April 30, 2023. Visit: https://www.cph-icc.dk/conditions-of-entry
GERMANY: Choreography 37 is now accepting applications. All participants, choreographers, and dancers ought to have professional training. Choreographers must be 39 or younger. The competition is open to any kind of style. Evaluation is based exclusively on the imaginative use of space and time, the realization of an idea, and its transfer onto the performers. The duration of the performance has to be between 5 and 12 minutes. Apply by April 9, 2023. Visit: https://choreography-hannover.de/en/news/
ITALY: The Municipality of Padua Culture and Tourism Council, in collaboration with Circuito Multidisciplinare Regionale Arteven, announces the 14th edition of the Prospettiva Danza Teatro International Competition. Choreographers aged 18-40 at the time of application may participate to the artistic project. Apply by April 23, 2023. Visit: https://www.prospettivadanzateatro.it/en/xiv-edition-of-the-prospettiva-danza-teatro-international-price-the-2023-call-is-online/
NETHERLANDS: The purpose of AmsterDans is to provide an opportunity to learn from and inspire each other. The competition for Emerging Choreographers is for groups (2 or more dancers), and any dance genre is possible. Send a max 3-line description of the theme of the choreography to email@example.com. The competition will take place on March 11&12, 2023. Visit: https://amsterdans.org/competition-2023/
NETHERLANDS: On June 22-23, 2023, international dance talent from all over the world will be in Rotterdam for the fifth edition of the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (RIDCC). The competition is the only annual dance event for choreographic talent in which a duet competition is a centerpiece. Apply by March 12, 2023. Visit: https://www.ridcc.com/event/
PORTUGAL: A physical theatre/new contemporary dance SOLO Competition for all kind of performers interested in exploring borders between different languages (theatre/dance/circus) will take place between May 15-16, 2023. The solo piece will be related to Motherhood, though the specific topic, vision, and treatment are totally free. Apply by March 10, 2023. Visit: https://miseroprospero.com/
TRENDING: Ballet is [even more] Woman -- A Coco Chanel production by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
When Balanchine said, “Ballet is Woman,” he most likely meant not a single but many things: woman as a muse for the choreographers; woman as the heroic subject of great ballet stories such as La Sylphide, Giselle, and Sleeping Beauty; woman as a physical symbol of purity and beauty of ballet as an art form.
But nowadays, perhaps there is even more meaning to add to Balanchine’s’ phrase. Women heroines are no longer fairy tales and poem characters but real-life personalities such as the iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel who also created costumes for ballet. And last but not least: women who are not only the subject of ballet librettos but are also the ballet creators themselves, such as the choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.
The new ballet production Coco Chanel, premiering at the Hong Kong Ballet in March, has already generated great excitement. What makes the new production attractive to create and to see? Here's what Annabelle Lopez Ochoa candidly shared with Dance ICONS, Inc.
“Chanel’s life journey is a typical and mythical from-rags-to-riches story that lends itself perfectly to ballet theater. Unlike most classical ballet heroines who don’t have a day job and are just present in the ballet to be the love interest of a male character, Chanel worked very hard and aimed her whole life to be independent.
Chanel created fashion that gave freedom to women but also gave them a tool that could seduce men subtly and elegantly. She enjoyed being surrounded and loved by men but always on her terms. She never wanted to be owned. This stemmed from her poor beginnings and the traumatic event of her father abandoning her at a very young age.
Chanel had a very long life and worked until her last day before passing at age 87. So, my team and I knew we would have to make tough choices about which aspects of her life would be most appropriate for the new production. We developed a scene sequencing that serves as a piece of a kaleidoscope unveiling who Coco Chanel is and what makes her iconic.
There are three themes of her life that we chose to develop: the transformation of women’s silhouette through the years, the transformation of the poor girl Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel into the rich and famous fashion designer and business women Coco Chanel, and the loss of the love of her life Boy Capel.
What makes this production exciting and challenging? Well... It’s not easy to find ways to tell this story or any other complex story through ballet. But I wouldn't be a choreographer if it was an easy task. I always say to myself: “The day that I know how to choreograph is probably the day that I will stop choreographing.” It is the unknown and the challenges that keep me creative and going.”
CINEMA ON CHOREOGRAPHY & CHOREOGRAPHERS:
Creature, a film by Asaf Kapadia, is based on the ballet by Akram Kahn. The much-anticipated release of Creature is described by Little White Lies as announcing a new frontier in cinema’; this stunning film is a genre-busting collaboration that fuses film and contemporary dance. Academy Award winner Asif Kapadia, Akram Khan, and English National Ballet will bring Creature to cinema screens around the country from the end of February 2023 onward, with preview events including Q&As with Asif Kapadia. Tickets are on sale across the UK now – including Birmingham, London, Manchester, Newcastle, and more. Learn more: https://www.ballet.org.uk/event/creature-film/?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MARGPCreaturefilmrelease230209&utm_content=version_A
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m54l9ghxLQ
BOOKS ON CHOREOGRAPHY & CHOREOGRAPHERS:
Cranko, The Man and His Choreography, by Ashley Killar, Troubadour Publishing, 2022. After leaving his native South Africa at eighteen, never to return, Cranko quickly became a resident choreographer with the Royal Ballet. His charm and wit endeared him to colleagues and royalty alike, but in the late 1950s, his star began to wane. A much-publicized scandal drove Cranko to leave England for Germany. There, his work as director and choreographer of the Stuttgart Ballet enjoyed phenomenal success in USA, Russia, and Europe. Fifty years after his tragically early death, Cranko’s story ballets continue to enrich ballet audiences worldwide. Link: https://www.troubador.co.uk/bookshop/biography/cranko/
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