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Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities, & Funding: Current listings for the US, Latin America, Europe, & Asia: LA and San Francisco Dance Film Festival Open Calls, CA; Ketchikan and Making Moves Dance Festivals Open Calls, NYC; USA;  Culture Moves Europe, AUSTRIA: Casa Na Ilha Art Residency Program, BRAZIL; Moving Body Festival Open Call, BULGARIA: F-O-R-M Open Call, CANADA; MOV’IN CANNES Open Call, FRANCE; Taipei Artist-in-Residency A-I-R, CHINA; Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography, GERMANY; Chore Camp, THE NETHERLANDS; MASDANZA OpenCall, SPAIN; Improv Dance Festival, TURKEY, etc.


New Works & Events: New Nanine Lining in Boston and Baye & Asa and Annie Rigney in New York; Emanuel Gat in Vienna; Ernst Meisner and Marco Gerris in Amsterdam;  Wayne McGregor in London;  Terry Tsang in Hong Kong; International Dance Theater Festival in Poznan, POLAND.


Choreographic Competitions: Copenhagen International Choreography Competition (DENMARK), Choreography 37 (GERMANY), Prospettiva Danza Teatro International Competition(ITALY), and Seoul International Dance Competition (KOREA)


Trending: Kinesemioticsnew science about the meaning of movement


New Movies: Creature, an Asif Kapadia film based on the ballet by Akram Khan


New Books: Turning Pointe: How a New Generation of Dancers Is Saving Ballet from Itself, by Chloe Angyal, Bold Type Books Publisher 2021









ARIZONA: Company choreographers are invited to apply for the Wickenburg Residency with the opportunity to pursue new projects, mount work, or collaborate with other artists, free from everyday pressures. These residencies are intended for chamber dance companies. Previous dance companies have included American Ballet Theatre II and Northwest Dance Theatre. Residencies are up to three weeks, and the average number of artists in residence at a time ranges between one and five. The application is open to US artists. Rolling deadlineVisit:


CALIFORNIA: LA Dance Film Festival will be celebrating its 7th season this fall.  All selected films will receive an official laurel. Apply by May 1, 2023 for early submissions and June 1, 2023, for a regular deadline. Visit:


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:


CALIFORNIA: San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) is a multi-day international event showcasing the best in dance film 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:


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 April 9, 2023, for the regular deadline and May 7, 2023, for a late deadline. Visit:


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:


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.



NEW YORK: Vida Dance Festival is now accepting submissions. The festival will take place on July 21&22, 2023. Apply by April 10, 2023. Email Kat Bark ( for more information.


NEW YORK: Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance (EMDOD) is curating its EMIA Company In Residence (CIR) Residency program. The CIR program offers an opportunity and space for companies to develop leading new creations or revisit sustained repertory, as well as build connections with the EMIA participants. Apply by May 14, 2023. Visit:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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.



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 has 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:


TENNESSEE: Loghaven Artist Residency invites emerging and established artists in the field of dance to apply for residencies during the open application cycle from June 1 through July 15, 2023. In addition to living in their own modernized log cabin, Loghaven offers dancers and choreographers the use of the Performing Arts Studio with a sprung floor. All residents receive an $850 per week living stipend, travel and freight reimbursement, and meal support. Visit:


TEXAS: Austin Summer Dance Intensive 2023 is an 11-day workshop with a focus on physical training and choreography. The intensives are open to participants from around the world and take place between July 10-22, 2023. 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 of up to $10,000 to assist talented emerging and early-career artists in taking up professional development opportunities, usually overseas. Apply by April 27, 2023. Visit:


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:


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:


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:


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: Critical Moves Screenings is an international competition program in the frame of the Moving Body Festival with a focus on short screendance films. The entry call for the upcoming seventh edition of the festival is now open. Apply by April 23, 2023, for the regular deadline and May 23, 2023, for an extended deadline. Visit:


BULGARIA: The International Portrait Film Festival (IPFF) is on the path toward its fourth edition in 2023 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 9-19, 2023. Apply by April 24, 2023 for the regular deadline and July 24, 2023, for an extended deadline. Visit:


CANADA: F-O-R-M invites youth and emerging artists from across what is colonially known as Canada to apply with a new or existing short film concept, between 3 to 15 minutes in length, to premiere at our 8th Annual Festival in November 2023. This program is an opportunity for artists to develop their creative voices through experimentation and collaboration. Apply by April 12, 2023. Visit:


CANADA: Canadian and international artists are invited to apply with a short movement-based film to the eighth annual F-O-R-M (Festival Of Recorded Movement) in November 2023. F-O-R-M presents films that investigate the body in motion through curiosity, experimentation, and imagination. Apply by May 15, 2023. 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 October 7-9, 2023. Apply by June 15, 2023. Visit:


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. 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 End of the month prior to the project. Rolling deadline. Visit:


CZECH REPUBLIC: Seki.S.TA is now accepting applications for Coaching Residency For Choreographers 2023. Under the guidance of Benjamin Richter and Alice Chauchat, the goal of the Residency is to support the artistic work of emerging choreographers and guide them in reflection of their initiated projects. The event will take place between August 16-24, 2023. Apply by April 12, 2023. Visit:


EUROPE: The Creative Europe's new funding scheme supports the mobility of artists, creators, and cultural professionals. The second call for individuals & groups is open. Apply by May 23, 2023. Visit:


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:


EUROPE/ ON LINE: ArtUniverse offers a choreographic course that prepares the director 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 on September & October 2022. Rolling Admission. 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 of the application. Open deadline. Visit:


FRANCE: Cite Internationale des Arts is now accepting applications for its residency program. There are two ways to be selected: by being nominated by one of the 135 partners or "so scripters", or by applying directly to the commissions that assess individual candidatures. Apply by April 24, 2023. Visit:


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:


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:


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:


GERMANY: Tanzpunkt Hannover e.V. will award two one–week residencies to contemporary dance artists based in the EU with a solo choreographic work. Residents will have the opportunity to show work in progress developed during the residency at an open stage in Hanover. Apply by April 30, 2023. Visit:


GERMANY: POOL 23 will present a selection of fascinating international dance film productions. The festival is focused on films that not only record dance but create independent film choreographies through the intense interplay between dance and cinematic tools. Apply by  May 31, 2023. Visit:


GERMANY: The purpose of Danceland, by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, is to present the diversity of contemporary dance. General Project Funding accepts applications from creative artists twice a year to finance projects in all artistic fields. Only innovative projects with an international context can receive General Project Funding from the Federal Cultural Foundation.  Apply by July 31, 2023. Visit:


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:


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:


GERMANY: LAKE Studios is now accepting applications for Unfinished Fridays Vol 91-100 from Berlin-based dance artists who would like to present their works in progress during our 10-Year Anniversary Festival. Apply by April 8, 2023. 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 ongoingVisit:


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:


INDIA: Farm Studio International Artists Residency hosts artists throughout 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. Apply by April 15, 2023. Visit:


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


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:


ISRAEL: The Jerusalem International Solo Dance Festival is celebrating the performance art, craft, and theme of the solo contemporary dance creation and creator. The festival showcases 5 nights of international solo creations in two leading Jerusalem venues. In addition, the festival holds an International Residency program inviting local and international artists for a creative Site-Specific process of new solo work inspired, and researched in Jerusalem. Apply by April 23, 2023. Visit:


ITALY: Citofonare PimOff residency supports Italian and international choreographic research. The Citofonare PimOff call is addressed to Italian and international artists who, by filling out the online form, present a contemporary dance project in its creation phase that has never debuted. PimOff will provide a residency, up to a maximum of 15 days, from March to May, to the selected artists, offering the use of the theatre room and its equipment; financial support; organizational, communicative, and promotional support. Apply by April 30. 2023. Visit:


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, 2023Visit:


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:


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:/


NETHERLANDS: Water, Forest, Concrete (WFC) is a 5-day retreat that integrates physical training, theory, choreography, and material experimentation in synergy with various natural and human-made environments. The event will take place between June 28- July 2, 2023. Applications are open until 8 places are filled. Visit:


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 choreo-course. The intensive will take place between August 21-26, 2023. Apply by May 1, 2023. Visit:


ONLINE: The international digital dance competition of Salvatore Nicolosi is looking for Dancers and Choreographers of any style. Learn the sequence, and make your own film out of it by choosing your music, location, and editing, which will give you the possibility to win a financial award, dance residency or scholarship. Apply by April 10, 2023. Visit:


POLAND: The International Solo Dance Contest is open for professional solos of contemporary dance 5-20 minutes. The festival will take place between September 4-8, 2023. Apply by May 15, 2023. Visit:


PORTUGAL: Mafra Dance Festival is now calling submissions for VideoDance Exhibition and for the Choreographic and Performative exhibition, taking place on May 26-28, 2023. Apply by May 7, 2023. Visit:


REPUBLIC OF CHINA(TAIWAN): Taipei Artist VillageArtist-in-Residence (AIR) Taipei” includes two major sections: the International Residency Project and the International Artist Exchange Project. AIR Taipei connects art residency projects around the world through horizontal networking, while vertical efforts include welcoming residency applications around the world. Applications will open on April 17, 2023. Visit:


SINGAPORE: Theatres on the Bay invites artists, curators, programmers, writers, researchers, and practitioners across all disciplines in the performing arts to apply for the Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency, taking place in Singapore between April and June 2024. Apply by April 30, 2023. Visit:


SPAIN: The Open Call for applications to participate in the Solo and Choreography Contests of MASDANZA, The International Contemporary Dance Festival. The festival will take place between October 18-22, 2023. Apply by April 30, 2023. Visit:


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:


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:


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:


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. Duration of residency is from one month to two months. Apply by June 1, 2023. Visit:


THAILAND: TOWARDS CI51 Thailand Contact Improvisation Conference PART 2 is celebrating the 51 year anniversary of Contact Improvisation in the heart of South East Asia. The event will take place between May 26- June 8, 2023. Apply by May 20, 2023. Visit:


TURKEY: The International Improvisation Dance 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. The festival will take place between September 22- October 2, 2023. Apply by May 5, 2023. Visit:


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:


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:


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:











HOUSTON: Houston Ballet’s triple bill includes e a new work by Justin Peck, fresh off choreographing the Golden Globe-winning musical West Side Story, marking his second work created on the Company. The program also includes works by Aszure Barton and Stanton Welch. The world premiere will take place on May 25, 2023. Visit:


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:


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, 2023Visit:


NEW YORK: NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck’s Partita, set to Caroline Shaw’s Pulitzer Prize-winning capella composition Partita for 8 Voices, joins the latest works from Gianna Reisen and Kyle Abraham. The performance will take place on May 2, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble in collaboration with the Chitrasena Dance Company, presents Āhuti, a combination of classical Odissi dance from India and traditional Kandyan dance from Sri Lanka. Meaning “offering,” Āhuti bridges the gap between the distinct dance traditions of these South Asian cultures in the second cross-cultural collaboration between these two acclaimed companies. The New York premiere will take place on May 9, 2023, at Joyce Theater. Visit:


NEW YORK: Gibney Company presents a program featuring two world premieres and Johan Inger's Bliss, an ode to the joy of dancing. Co-artistic directors of Vancouver's Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, Tiffany Tregarthen & David Raymond, make their U.S. debut with a new work commissioned for Gibney Company. The performance will take place between May 17-21, 2023, at Joyce Theater. Visit:


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:




AUSTRIA: Dance creation based on Richard Wagner's Five Poems, text by Mathilde Wesendonck, World premiere of Träume (Dreams), choreographed by Emanuel Gat, will take place on April 6, 2023. Visit:


AUSTRIA: Wiener Staatsoper presents Die Jahreszeiten, choreographed by Martin Schläpfer. The piece is full of brilliance and great rhetorical power with music by Joseph Haydn. The Austrian premiere will take place on June 5, 2023. Visit:


AUSTRIA: Inspired by the hidden worlds in Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka, Elisabeth Borgermans and Thomas Vantuycom will devise an abstract choreography with nine young dancers: an unconventional evening of dance that thrills with the youthful spirit of its ensemble and turns into a genuinely electrifying occasion thanks to the live music provided by the Tonkunstler Orchestra. The Austrian premiere will take place on May 5, 2023. Visit:


BELGIUM: During three weeks, Kunstenfestivaldesarts invites artists from all over the world and from Belgium to redefine the boundaries of theatre, dance, and performance in more than 30 venues in and around Brussels. The festival will run between May 11- June 3, 2023. Visit:


CANADA: Ballet BC presents a program with two world premieres Roy Assaf, who shares his debut creation for the Ballet BC stage, and Johan Inger, who will return to share an all-new work. The performance will take place between May 11- 13, 2023. Visit:


GERMANY: The Stuttgart Ballet presents a triple bill program including three world premieres by Vittoria Girelli, Alessandro Giaquinto, and Fabio Adorisio. The premiere will take place on May 27, 2023. Visit:


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:


HONG KONG: CCDC presents a program with works by two choreographers at different points in life, exploring the theatrical space with their own aesthetics. Former CCDC dancer Terry Tsang created a compelling new choreography with a distinctive aesthetic for the old friends and new from the Company. The other piece of the program, Echo in the Mirror, features the new choreography by Resident Artist Noel Pong, with the old and new interacting and reflecting off one another. The world premiere will take place on May 12, 2023. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: Raw are the roots by NDT presents two exciting world premieres by internationally acclaimed artists Felix Landerer, and choreographic duo Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar. The performances will run between May 11- June 3, 2023. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: CaDance is the festival in The Hague where you discover the latest movement in dance, circus and physical theater. The festival is (inter)nationally leading with premieres, and tailor-made performances made at the invitation of our programmers and eye catchers never before seen. The festival will run between May 18-29, 2023. Visit:


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:


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:


POLAND: The Polish Dance Theatre Poznań 3rd International Festival of Dance Theatres Borders of Nature will take place between April 25-20, 2023. Visit:


UK: Led by director and choreographer Wayne McGregor, UniVerse: A Dark Crystal Odyssey reimagines Jim Henson’s epic adventure and unsettling world in the context of our own ailing planet and features the extraordinary dancers of Company Wayne McGregor. The performance will take place between May 14- June 4, 2023. Visit:


UK: Inspired by the master of abstract expressionist art, Jackson Pollock, choreographer Russell Maliphant paints the stage with elements of nature, steel, light, and shadow. The performance will take place at Sadler’s Wells on May 3-5, 2023. Visit:


UK: A white climbing wall. A high wire above the stage. An ensemble of athletes and artists soar through mid-air choreography that takes dance to new heights. Choreographer Rachid Ouramdane focuses on ideas of flight, states of weightlessness, and suspension. The UK Premiere will take place at Sadler’s Wells on May 23&24, 2023. Visit:


UK: DanceWest Fest, formerly Ignition Dance Festival, returns for the first time since 2018 with performances between May 19&20 and June 17, 2023. The festival sees four new commissions from established choreographers, two emerging artist commissions and large-scale community dance platforms, supporting the creation of new choreography and the development of dance artists at every stage of their career. Visit:


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 WellsVisit:


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:


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, 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:






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:


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:


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:


KOREA: Seoul International Dance Competition is looking for dancers and choreographers in 4 categories of dance: Ballet, Contemporary, Ethnic Dance, and Choreography. The competition will take place between May 24- July 19, 2023. Apply by April 14, 2023. Visit:




TRENDING: Kinesemiotics - meaning made by movement.  



Ballet dancers in sensor suits? New research explores how dance is used as a form of communication. The developing field of kinesemiotics, which studies the meaning made by choreographed movements, explores how dance conveys meaning.


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Creature, an Asif Kapadia film based on the ballet with choreography by Akram Khan. 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 winners 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.


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Turning Pointe: How a New Generation of Dancers Is Saving Ballet from Itself,  by Chloe Angyal, Bold Type Books Publisher 2021.


Every day, in dance studios all across America, legions of little children line up at the barre to take ballet class. This time in the studio shapes their lives, instilling lessons about gender, power, bodies, and their place in the world both in and outside of dance. In Turning Pointe, journalist Chloe Angyal captures the intense love for ballet that so many dancers feel while also grappling with its devastating shortcomings: the power imbalance of an art form performed mostly by women but dominated by men; the impossible standards of beauty and thinness; and the racism that keeps so many people of color out of ballet. As the rigid traditions of ballet grow increasingly out of step with the modern world, a new generation of dancers is confronting these issues head-on, in the studio and on stage. For ballet to survive the twenty-first century and forge a path into a more socially just future, this reckoning is essential.













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