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Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities & Funding: Current listings for the US, Latin America, Europe & Asia: Dance Camera West, CA; Dance Film Lab, WAX Works and BAK Residencies, NYC; ImPulsTanz, AUSTRIA; Moving Body Festival, BULGARIA; F-O-R-M Festival Open Call, CANADA; TelepART, FINLAND; Normandie Residency, FRANCE; Moving Identities Residency Open Call, EUROPE; POOL 23 Open Call, GERMANY; FiniLAB, ITALY; Arts Council, JAPAN; BIDE and LAV Residency, SPAIN; Making Moves, UK, etc.


New Works & EventsNew Christopher Wheeldon, Alysa Pires and Andrea Miller in NYC. Justin Peck in Houston; Roy Assaf in Vancouver; Vittoria Girelli, Alessandro Giaquinto, and Fabio Adorisio in Stuttgart; Terry Tsang in Hong Kong; Will Tuckett in Tokyo; Ted Brandsen in Warsaw.


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New Books: Democracy Moving: Bill T. Jones, Contemporary American Performance, and the Racial Past, by Ariel Nereson, University of Michigan Press, 2022


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









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. Application is open to US artists. Rolling deadline.



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, documentary, animation, and interactive dance media. Apply by May 8, 2023. Visit:


CONNECTICUT: Hartford Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for distinguished dancers and choreographers, students, and community members to present original works in a free public gathering with a strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles. The festival will take place on June 10, 2023. Apply by May 8, 2023. 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 June 18 - July 2, 2023. Apply by May 30, 2023. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTS: National Dance Project (NDP) Travel Fund provides monetary assistance to US-based presenters, curatorial staff, and residency directors to connect in person to explore the feasibility of presenting NDP-funded works. Rolling deadlineVisit:


NEW YORK: Applications are now being accepted for the annual Battery Dance Festival Young Voices in Dance Program. 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 5, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: Performa, the internationally acclaimed organization dedicated to live interdisciplinary performance is calling for applications for Performa Baltic Fellowships in collaboration with Rupert and Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art. The fellowships will take place September 5 - November 30, 2023, in New York City and are designed to provide professional development for early-career curators and producers interested in performance and its related discourses. Apply by May 28, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: The Take Root series at Green Space is a curated, once-a-month series supporting dance makers by providing a venue with technical and marketing support for a paired evening of work. Candidates 30 years of age or older who are experienced choreographers but may be exploring new branches in their work are encouraged to apply. Minimum of 8 years of professional experience is required. Apply by May 15, 2023. Visit:


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 July 15, 2023. Visit:


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 a 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 to artists at different stages of their careers from around the world to develop both new works and works in progress. Rolling deadline. 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: Dance Film Lab is a year-round series of moderated work-in-progress film screenings led by industry professionals. Moderated screenings offer a fun and creative space to gather and share information on methods and tools. Apply by May 26, 2023 for the June 13 Dance Film Lab. Visit:


NEW YORK: The Mark DeGarmo Dance Salon Performance Series is accepting applications for a unique opportunity to view and engage with original performing arts and dance works in progress of DeGarmo and guest artists. Rolling deadlineVisit:


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 - July 15, 2023. In addition to living in their own modernized log cabin, dancers and choreographers have 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 July 10-22, 2023. Visit:


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. 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 16, 2023. Visit:


WASHINGTON: Pacific Northwest Ballet presents a mixed bill, including world premiere works from Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Kiyon Ross, as well as the on-stage premiere of Edwaard Liang’s innovative take on human connection, The Veil Between Worlds. The performance will take place June 2-11, 2023. Visit:






AUSTRALIA: QL2 Dance offers curated residencies to 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: ImPulseTanz Festival and Workshops  -- Vienna International Dance Festival has over the years evolved into the largest festival for contemporary dance and performance in the world. Every summer it presents a uniquely diverse program of performances, workshops, research projects and musical acts. Link:


AUSTRIA: Culture Moves Europe connects artists, creators, and cultural professionals from countries participating in the Creative Europe Program. The program offers mobility, with a  focus on emerging artists and 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 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 eighth edition of the festival is now open. Apply by May 23, 2023, which is the extended deadline. Visit:


CANADA: WildDogs International Screendance Festival invites dance, movement, image, and video artists to submit their dance films. The festival will take place September 15 & 16, 2023. WildDogs pays screening fees to all selected filmmakers. Apply by May 10, 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:


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: The Culture Moves Europe program supports individual mobility of artists and artist collectives for professional development and international collaboration, co-creation, production and presentation of art works to new audiences. Apply by May 31, 2023. Visit:


EUROPE: Moving Identities creates a more sustainable, diverse, and inclusive platform for European identities in the performing arts. With this call, 6 European residency institutions are looking for companies of established performing artists of 2-5 people based in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Norway, and Spain. The program targets applicants who can relate to or are willing to explore the theme of diversity. Apply by May 6, 2023. Visit:


EUROPE: Poland’s National Institute of Music and Dance has announced the second call for applications for the ‘Dancing Together, Again!’ creative residency project implemented under the Creative Europe Program. Its main objectives include cultural exchange and interaction between artists, producers, and dance researchers with an emphasis on the creative process and integration with local communities. Apply by May 31, 2023. Visit:


EUROPE: The European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists (EFFEA) is a program that offers emerging artists a platform to develop their career on an international level through festivals. The call is open to all arts festivals that are registered on Apply by June 19, 2023. Visit:


EUROPE / ONLINE: ArtUniverse offers a choreographic course that prepares directors for 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 performance. ArtUniverse Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. The next program starts in September & October 2023. 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 for emerging and semi-established professional artists and young academics. The grant is intended for travel and accommodation costs up to €1,000 and the funding decision will be made within two weeks from the application. Open deadline. Visit:


FRANCE: Fondation d'Entreprise Hermes calls for projects for the "New Settings" Program, which is dedicated to the performing arts. Collaborations between stage artists and visual artists are encouraged. The program will support the production of selected projects. Apply by June 1, 2023. Visit:


FRANCE: Le Groupe des 20 Theatres in Île-de-France is launching a call for applications from national and international companies for Creation 2024/2025. The program supports a multi-faceted, contemporary creation project. Support includes a coproduction budget of 20,000 euros, tour dates of about 15 performances, residency for creation, and presentation of the project at the Plateaux du Group des 20 Théâtres. Apply by June 30, 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:


GERMANY: At Choreographisches Zentrum Heidelberg, the new application round for Glocal 23 is open for globally focused residencies during the time spans of July 1 - August 31 and/or October 16 - December 16, 2023 in the Choreographic Center Heidelberg. Apply by May 15, 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 also 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: 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: Choreographers up to age 40 are invited to apply for a guest program for Young Foreign Theatre People conducted by Goethe-Institut, Munich, and the Federal Republic of Germany Centre of the International Theatre Institute (ITI). Grant recipients will be taken in by theatres in Germany to become familiar with production conditions and the conception and rehearsal process of at least one production. Acceptance of applications is ongoing. Visit:


GERMANY: Moovy is a festival between dance and digitality. Moovy shows dance film and immersive dance productions, such as choreography for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Moovy offers free workshops to VR and dance films. The festival will take place May 19-28, 2023. Visit:


GREECE: Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre and the International Dance and Performing Arts Festival Akropoditi DanceFest are now calling for applications for the Artistic Residency Program, which will take place September 2023 - December 2023. Apply by June 1, 2023. Visit:


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


IRELAND: Tipperary Dance International Festival 2023 National Dance Platform aims to create and/or enrich an international context for Irish and Ireland-based dance artists/choreographers. The platform allows artists to showcase their work to European presenters and a general audience on October 14, 2023. Apply by May 26, 2023. Visit:


ITALY: Kulturfactory Performing Arts Residency program runs year-long. Applications to the Kulturfactory Residency should be emailed and should include examples of work and CV information, as well as details about what the applicant artists hope to achieve during their residency. Rolling deadline. Visit:


ITALY: Fini Dance Ecs Choreographic Lab takes place July 17-29, 2023. The program offers 35 hours of intense study with Nicola Iervasi and Kevin Albert, directors of the Emerging Choreographer Series of New York. Apply by June 4, 2023. Visit:


JAPAN: Alexandre Magazine welcomes submissions from dancers, choreographers, and creators of short films, editorials, and music that celebrate the beauty of dance. All ages and forms of expression are welcome. Rolling deadline. Visit: https:/


JAPAN: Arts Council Tokyo offers grants to cover part of the costs of creative activities, including festivals and art projects in various genres which take place in Tokyo. Apply by May 15, 2023. Visit:


KOREA: ACT (Arts & Creative Technology) Festival of the Asia Culture Center (ACC) is calling for experimental works of performance to be part of ACT Festival running November 10-19, 2023. Local and international artists (individuals or teams of up to 3 people) may apply. The festival is looking for a three-channel live audiovisual performance of 20-40 minutes. Apply by May 7, 2023. Visit:


LATVIA: Open call for contemporary dance artists of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia to participate in the third Baltic Dance Platform, which will take place February 9-11, 2024. Three performances and five pitch presentations from each Baltic country will be selected to participate in the event. Apply by May 14, 2023. Visit:


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 June 28 - July 2, 2023. Applications are open until 8 places are filled. Visit:


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


SPAIN: Harriet Macauley InDance International is seeking Contemporary Dance Performance Solos and Duets with choreographic ideas on one or more of the KEY themes: Gender, Identity, Multimedia. The performance will take place on July 15, 2023. Apply by June 16, 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 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 to two months. Apply by June 1, 2023Visit:


SWITZERLAND: 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 project supports performances happening at Swiss venues. Apply by four weeks before the project will take place. Visit:


TAIWAN: The 5th Stray Birds Dance Platform’s “Selection” performance will feature 12 dance pieces on December 16 and 17, 2023. The platform offers awards and performance opportunities. Apply by June 20, 2023. Visit:


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


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 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, 2023. Visit:


UK: Sadler’s Wells launches Making Moves, a choreographic project for schools and youth groups across England to create new dance works inspired by some of the world’s most exciting choreographers, with a chance to perform on one of Sadler’s Wells’ stages. Ages 11 - 18 (up to 24 years for d/Deaf or disabled young dancers) are encouraged to apply. Apply by June 30, 2023. Visit:


UK: Established in 2011, Central School of Ballet’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:








NEW YORK: GALLIM returns to The Joyce Theater with a bill celebrating a 15-year prolific period of Artistic Director and Founder Andrea Miller’s interdisciplinary work. Miller’s new creation, King of Krump, will be on stage from May 31- June 4, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: New York City Ballet’s 21st Century Choreography II includes world premieres by Alysa Pires and Christopher Wheeldon. The performance will take place May 4-16, 2023. 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 May 17-21, 2023 at Joyce Theater. Visit:


TEXAS: Houston Ballet’s triple bill includes 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:






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: TRAUMZEIT, a dance piece by TANZ LINZ, includes works by Yu-Teng Huang, Katharina Illnar, Angelica Mattiazzi, Lorenzo Ruta, and Pedro Tayette. The premiere will take place on June 11, 2023. Visit:


AUSTRIA: ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival offers contemporary dance performances, research projects, and workshops. The pre-sale for selected productions starts on May 9, 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 May 11- June 3, 2023. Visit:


CANADA: The Guelph Dance Festival celebrates its 25th season in 2023 with the best in Canadian contemporary dance presented in theatres, parks, and studio settings. The festival runs from June 2-4, 2023. Visit:


CANADA: Ballet BC presents a program with two world premieres by 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 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:


HONG KONG: CCDC presents a program with works by two choreographers at different points in life who explore the theatrical space with their own aesthetics. Former CCDC dancer Terry Tsang created a compelling new choreography with a distinctive aesthetic. 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. World premiere will take place on May 12, 2023. Visit:


ITALY: La Scala presents world premiere of Blake Works V by William Forsythe, a new chapter in The Barre Project. A work in continual evolution, the Barre series began in 2021 at the height of the pandemic with a dance filmed and streamed; the performances at La Scala will present an unpublished, unique version with new choreographic sections conceived specially for the company. The world premiere will take place on May 10, 2023. Visit:


JAPAN: The National Ballet of Japan will perform the world premiere of Macbeth, an original ballet created by Will Tuckett, who gives a new lease on life to this story that has been told and retold in opera and film. The performance will take place until May 6, 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 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, performances tailor-made at the invitation of our programmers and eye catchers never before seen. The festival will run 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: Ted Brandsen will create a new choreography for the Polish National Ballet inspired by the artistic personalities of the company’s dancers and set to a Beethoven piano piece. The program also includes works by Hans van Manen and Toer van Schayk. The world premiere will take place on May 18, 2023.Visit:


UK: The Elmhurst Ballet School students worked collaboratively with Jordan James Bridge, a artist, to create The End is Where We Start. The new work enables students to explore multi-award-winning Wayne McGregor’s cutting-edge choreography and creative process. The performance will take place at Sadler’s Wells on May 13, 2023. Visit:


UK: Central School of Ballet presents a program featuring brand new work by Michael Pink, Morgann Runacre-Temple, and Darshan Singh Bhuller. The world premiere will take place on June 2, 2023 at Sadler’s Wells. Visit:


UK: For the last 10 years, the National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) has worked with more than 300 young dancers from across England. Now for this special anniversary year, guest artistic director Wayne McGregor CBE will create a brand-new work for the company, highlighting the power and creativity of young people from all dance styles and backgrounds. The performance will take place on June 3, 2023 at Sadler’s Wells. Visit:


UK: Running since 1989, the Company of Elders are Sadler’s Wells’ resident non-professional dancers over 60 from the local community creating new works. The company is working with two choreographers, Bagsy and James Cousins Company, winner of the inaugural New Adventures Choreographer Award. The performance will take place on July 1, 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 May 14 - June 4, 2023. Visit:


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


UK: A white climbing wall. A high wire above the stage. An ensemble of athletes and artists soars 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 on 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: Messums Wiltshire Festival of Dance will take place 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:






Burberry and Ballet: Fashion mogul Burberry will collaborate with The Royal Ballet. Burberry creative director Daniel Lee will work on costumes for British choreographer Wayne McGregor’s new work for The Royal Ballet, premiering 9 June 2023 at London’s Royal Opera House.








Democracy Moving: Bill T. Jones, Contemporary American Performance, and the Racial Past, by Ariel Nereson, University of Michigan Press, 2022. The project addresses how different communities choose to commemorate historical figures, events, and places through art—whether performance, oratory, song, statuary, or portraiture—and in particular, Black US American counter-memorial practices that address histories of slavery. Advancing the theory of oscillation as Black aesthetic praxis, author Ariel Nereson celebrates Bill T. Jones as a public intellectual whose practice has contributed to the project of understanding America’s relationship to its troubled past. The book features materials from Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s largely unexplored archive, interviews with artists, and photos that document this critical stage of Jones’s career as it explores how aesthetics, as ideas in action, can imagine more just and equitable social formations.






Creature an Asif Kapadia film based on the ballet 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 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.

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