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Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities, & Funding: Current listings for the US, Latin America, Europe, & Asia: National Choreographers Initiative, and Dance Camera West 2024 in CA; Choreography Fellows Program at Jacobs Pillow, MA. WestFest Dance Festival, NYC, BalletX’s Choreographic Fellowship, PA; Prices Grace Foundation Award in USA: QL2 Dance, AUSTRALIA;  Culture Moves Europe and ATLAS, AUSTRIA;  Reboot: Micro-Grants, CANADA; Omaggio Performing Company Goa, INDIA; PARADISE AIR, JAPAN;  ChoreoLab, EUROPE: Tanzplattform Bern International Dance Festival and Competition for Choreographers, Switzerland.



New Works & Events: New Justun Peck, Pontus Lidberg,  Amy Hall Garner, and Juliano Nuñes in the US; Philippe Kratz, ITALY; Alessio Silvestrin and Rei Watanabe in JAPAN; Pam Tanowitz in UK.


Choreographic Competitions: Hanover International Choreography Competition (GERMANY)


Trending: Reimagining Classical ballets for the contemporary times



New Movies: Magic Mike's Last Dance, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Germany, 2023, directed by Steven Soderbergh, choreography by Alison Faulk and Luke Broadlick


New Books: The Choreography of Everyday Life, by Annie-B Parson, Verso, 2022









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


CALIFORNIA: Dance film choreographers are invited to consider Los Angeles’ prominent Dance Camera West 2024, 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 July 1, 2023. Dance Camera West 2023 will take place between January 19-21, 2023. Visit:


CALIFORNIA: The National Choreographers Initiative (NCI) is accepting applications for its 2023 NCI Showing. The National Choreographers Initiative was developed to promote the creation and production of professional dance. It is also an opportunity to engage outstanding choreographers from around the United States in the creative process. Apply by January 13, 2023. Visit:


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:


MASSACHUSETTS: Choreography Fellows Program by The School At Jacob’s Pillow is led by Program Directors Dianne McIntyre and Risa Steinberg between August 22 – August 31, 2023. The program is fully process-oriented, with no expectations of an end product or public showing. Apply by January 23, 2023, for the Priority deadline and February 27, 2023, for the Regular deadline. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTS: Jacobs Pillow is accepting applications for evening-length performances on the Henry J. Leir outdoor stage for the 2023 season (formerly known as the Inside/Out Series). Express your interest and stay in touch by completing emailing Visit:


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


MICHIGAN: Applications for the Choreographers Showcase, Rivera Court Stage, and Summer Stage are now open. The performance will take place between September 8-10, 2023. Apply by February 24, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: 9th annual DanceBARN Festival will take place between July 17-23, 2023. Choreographers will have an opportunity to engage in collaborative art-making with a local artist. The week will culminate in a public performance featuring dance and other mediums. Apply by January 9, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: Green Space is proud to announce a new offering as a part of our Fertile Ground New Works Series, Fertile Ground: Digging in Group. D.I.G. will provide six choreographers located in New York City's five boroughs an excellent opportunity to develop and share new work together during 8 sessions, ending in a culminating Fertile Ground performance in June 4, 2023. Apply by January 15, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: APAP NYC+ is the world's premier gathering of the performing arts presenting, booking, and touring industry and the annual member's conference of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals. The gathering will take place between January 13-17, 2023. Apply by January 6. 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: Designed with the choreographer in mind, the Uptown Rising Performance Series strives to create affordable programs, workshops and performance opportunities that connect artists to space, their art, and to the growing community at the Bridge. Apply by January 15, 2023. The performance will be on February 25, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: NACHMO (National Choreography Month) offers opportunities for participants to share their new work with each other and with the public in both informal and fully produced shows. Apply by the first week of January. Exact dates to be determined. Visit:


NEW YORK: Battery Dance Festival, NYC’s longest-running public dance festival, has featured over 200 dance companies ranging in style from classical ballet to post-modern, from Indian classical to Afro-Cuban. The festival runs from August 12-19, 2023.  Apply by January 6, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: Triskelion Arts is now accepting applications for its residency program as well as Split Bill Series. The Resident Artist Program offers support and resources for a selected NYC-based movement artist to explore their creative process. The Split Bill Series brings together pairings of NYC-based movement and dance artists to premier work in our theater. The program supports new works that are 20 to 30 minutes in length. Apply by January 13, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: This year's live WestFest Dance Festival will present the works of emerging and established movement artists through two distinct programs: a traditional theater setting at the Martha Graham Studio Theater and a site-specific program showing a variety of unconventional and unique approaches to dance and space within the historic Westbeth Artists' Residence buildings. Apply by January 9, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship 2023 cycle is now open.  It is an $8,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein. Apply by January 25, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: The 2023 Queens Arts Fund (Arts Access Grant and New Work Grant) is now accepting applications. Queens Arts Fund (QAF) offers project-based grants to Queens-based artists, artist collectives, and small non-profit organizations to support the local production of the artwork and cultural programs that highlight, engage, and bolster the diverse communities of the Queens borough. Apply by January 5, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is dedicated to upholding the legacy of Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco (née Grace Kelly). The award supports and elevates extraordinary early career artists in theater, dance and film through game-changing grants; and nurtures and supports Princess Grace Award winners throughout their careers. Applications open on January 14, 2023. Apply by February 15, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: An American nonprofit with a program in Italy, applications for the Bogliasco Foundation are now open for residencies during the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. Apply by March 1, 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: Here Artist Residency Program provides a commission, development support, career planning, and full production to hybrid artists, all within a collaborative environment of peers working across disparate art forms. HARP provides significant long-term support, as well as up to $50,000 in cash and more than $75,000 in equipment, space, and services over 2-3 years to tailor each residency to each artist’s individual needs. Apply by February 1, 2023Visit:


NEW YORK: Fertile Ground is a non-curated showcase for emerging and/or established artists produced with full production values. This series offers an excellent opportunity for participants to share new and developing work and receive informative feedback in a supportive environment. Applications are accepted on an ongoing, first-come, first-served basis until the performance dates are full. Visit:


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:


NORTH CAROLINA: The Choreographic Development Residency is a 5-week program to foster the development of new work by emerging choreographers of exceptional promise. Through this initiative, UNCSA School of Dance looks to deepen its mission of developing original works, supporting artists, and giving back to the broader community. Applications for the 2023 season will open in January. Visit:


NORTH CAROLINA: American Dance Festival (ADF) is calling for applications for its dance-on-camera initiative Movies by Movers, a bi-annual festival dedicated to the celebration of the conversation between the body and the camera. Applicants are invited to share in the collaboration between the ephemeral art of live movement and the perpetual nature of the film. Apply by March 1, 2023. Visit:


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 how contemporary choreographers and performers can use image capture to further the discourse of this artistic crossover. Apply by July 14, 2023. Visit:


PENNSYLVANIA: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers invites performance artists of all genres to submit work for KYL/D’s InHale Performance Series on February 4, 2023. Selected artists receive free performance space, technical assistance, and audience feedback. The application process includes a work sample, an artist description, and $10 application fee. Artists will be notified of their acceptance status four weeks before the performance. Visit:


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:








AUSTRALIA: Strut Dance Residencies have offered choreographers financial and administrative resources to explore new ideas and begin new artistic projects. In 2023, STRUT offers 4 x $10,000 SEED Residencies. The organization is also calling for applications for Mid-career Residency, in which Mid-career artists are given space to prioritize choreographic practice to test ideas without the expectation or pressure of a performance outcome. Apply by January 10, 2023. Visit:


AUSTRALIA: Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia may apply for the Cultural Trust, which encourages excellence and supports a vibrant world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants of up to $10,000 to assist emerging and early-career artists of exceptional talent to take on professional development opportunities, usually overseas. Apply by January 10, 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. Visit:


AUSTRALIA: Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program provides funding opportunities for arts and cultural organizations, professional artists, and arts/cultural workers across a wide range of art forms and disciplines. Apply by February 6, 2023Visit:


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, international collaborations, and much more. Rolling deadline. Visit:


AUSTRIA: ATLAS is a five-week training program that offers young artists with first choreographic experience and mid-career artists a dynamic environment for their personal and artistic development. It aims to meet two key needs: to have a studio available for research and piece development and to gain new input through individual workshop programs, visits to international productions, and exchanges with artists from 100 countries and within the group. Apply by February 15, 2023. Visit:


BELGIUM: Workspacebrussels offers a residency program with offers free workspace for research, exchange, and creation in the performing arts. Apply by January 8, 2023, for residencies between August 21, 2023 - July 12, 2024. 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:


CANADA: 12MM, by Scotiabank Dance Centre, aims to foster experimentation and the development of a choreographic idea or work-in-progress from the initial stages through to the first public encounter. Artists have access to support and feedback from the facilitators, the opportunity to share the work with their peers in the program, and participate in community dialogues with audiences at public showings. Apply by January 25, 2023Visit:


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:


EUROPE: Creative Europe Opens Call will support projects to carry out a broad spectrum of activities and initiatives involving artists and stakeholders active in different cultural and creative sectors. Apply by February 23, 2023. 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. Next program starts in 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: The Artists In Experimentation Program at the CND in Lyon is aimed at artistic teams to offer them a time of research, experimentation, creation, and studio presentation to professionals in the area. The organization is also accepting applications for Artists in Creation, which is uniquely intended for artistic teams from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and allows them to benefit from the support of the CN D for a creative project for an entire season. Apply by January 15, 2023. Visit:


GERMANY: Open submissions for the Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2023. Each year, the Berlin Performing Arts Festival presents the works created and artistic positions of the independent performing arts community to the city in a shared festival. Apply by January 11, 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 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: TCI is an independent festival that showcases contemporary dance on-screen works from around the world. TCI aims to present novel approaches to how the ever-evolving cinematic medium can use dance or how contemporary choreographers and performers can use image capture to further the discourse of this artistic crossover. Apply by July 14, 2023. Visit:


INDIA: Kalakeli movement arts at Jungle Dance in Arambol, Goa, is an intense training program that invites acclaimed international and Indian teachers from various movement disciplines to share their knowledge and inspire the next generation of movement artists from all over the world. The residency will take place from January 9 – March 31, 2023. It offers training in contemporary technique, traditional martial arts, yoga, meditation, breath work, fighting methodologies, improvisation, and creative research as well as complementing lectures in the body, mind, and soul sciences. Visit:


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


ITALY: International Contemporary Live Arts Fest To Give Rise To A Human Regeneration will be held June 5-18, 2023, in Napoli. Proposals may refer to one or more finished and already debuted works. Apply by February 4, 2023. Visit:


ITALY: An American nonprofit with a program in Italy, the Bogliasco Foundation awards one-month residential Fellowships to gifted artists and scholars of all ages and nationalities. During their month-long stay at the Center, Bogliasco Fellows are provided with living quarters, full board, and a separate private studio. Apply by March 1, 2023. Visit:


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: Arts Council Tokyo provides support for up-and-coming artists and arts organizations taking on the challenge of fresh artistic and creative activities who aspire to become active in Tokyo’s arts scene. Aimed towards participation in performances, exhibitions, art projects, and international festivals in Tokyo or overseas as well as international collaborations, etc. Apply by January 19, 2023. Visit:


JAPAN: PARADISE AIR is calling for applications from all over the world for their Longstay residency program in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, from October to December 2023. This 10th edition of the program explores the theme of Puzzling Poly+Semy. The residency can be from 70 to 90 days. Apply by January 6, 2023. Visit:


MEXICO: Choreographers, dance companies, and independent or emergent dance troupes are invited to participate in The FIDCDMX open call 2023 and 2024. The festival will take place on August 3-13, 2023 and August 1-11, 2024. Apply by January 31, 2023. Visit:


NORWAY: Dansearena Nord, a regional center in Northern Norway, is seeking submissions from emerging modern dance choreographers for its artist-in-residence program. Apply by February 10, 2023. Visit:


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 worldwide. Ice Hot Nordic Dance partners aim to increase international touring and other working opportunities for Nordic artists and help our communities share ideas and connections. Apply between January 9 - March 30, 2023Visit:


PORTUGAL: Professional choreographers and dance companies are invited to participate in the next International Platform for Choreographers, to be held between September 21-24, 2023. Apply by January 22, 2023. Visit:


SLOVENIA: 11th GIBANICA – Slovenian Contemporary Dance Art Biennial will be held between February 23-25, 2023. Out of the 49 submitted applications, the selection team selected seven performances for the competition program. 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, an exhibition, and an informative place. The duration of residency is from one month to two months. Apply by June 1, 2023. Visit:


SPAIN: Choreolab Europe is a collaborative artistic research platform for dance and choreography, where advanced and professional dancers, dancing choreographers, and dance students can participate. The program takes place from April 3-6, 2023. Apply by February 1, 2023. Visit:


SWITZERLAND: Tanzplattform Bern International Dance Festival and Competition for Choreographers is calling for applications. The festival will take place during June 22-24, 2023. The chosen choreographers will obtain a performance fee, travel costs, and accommodation. Apply by January 15, 2023. Visit:


UK: The Dance Of Being Retreat Wild Conference Lab offers three days of talks, movement classes, meditation, film screenings and time together. Led by an alchemic team of dancers, philosophers, yoga teachers, osteopaths, Rolfers, anthropologists and post-activist feelers. The workshop will take place between January 20-22, 2023. Apply by January 19, 2023Visit:


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


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:











MIAMI: Miami City Ballet’s Modern Masters is a program for lovers of modern and contemporary dance, featuring two seminal works by masters of the genre and two commissions from notable choreographers working in the art form today. The new works are by Pontus Lidberg and Amy Hall Garner. The performance will take place on February 10- March 5, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: New York City Ballet’s winter program features the world premiere of Keerati Jinakunwiphat, whose distinguished career includes work with many of the modern dance world’s established stars and companies. The program also includes Alexei Ratmansky’s Voices and Justin Peck’s Everywhere We Go. The world premiere will take place on February 1, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: For over 50 years, Cullberg has brought cutting-edge contemporary repertoire to Sweden. Celebrating its Joyce debut, the company brings Horse, the solos, a new work by Deborah Hay. Created while in lockdown, the dancers worked onsite in Stockholm with Hay directing its creation from her home in Austin, TX. The performance will take place between February 1-5, 2023 at Joyce Theater. Watch:


NEW YORK: Founded in 2018, B. MOORE DANCE is a Dallas-based contemporary modern dance company under the artistic direction of Bridget L. Moore. For The Joyce Theater’s American Dance Platform, B. MOORE DANCE presents Rose Gold, a New York premiere that envelops the viewer with the symbolism of a rose in motion. The performance will take place on January 11&14, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: Returning to The Joyce for their 2023 home season, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE offers a program that reflects Brown's meditations on cultural legacy and community. The company will perform the New York premiere of The Equality of Night and Day, featuring a commissioned score by Jason Moran and dialogue by Angela Davis. The performance will take place between January 17-21, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: After choreographing 22 works for New York City Ballet since 2012, Resident Choreographer Justin Peck creates his first full-evening work for the Company, set to the music of Aaron Copland. Providing designs for this exploration of America today is the painter and sculptor Jeffrey Gibson, who has often drawn on his Choctaw-Cherokee heritage for inspiration. The performance will take place between January 26, 2023- February 7, 2023. Visit:


PENNSYLVANIA: With Philadelphia Ballet’s New Works series, three renowned choreographers have been commissioned to conceptualize new works for the stage. This program features world premieres from the Danza Award for Best Choreography recipient, Andonis Foniadakis, Hope Boykin, acclaimed Bessie Award Winner and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater member, and Resident Choreographer Juliano Nuñes. The premiere will take place on February 3, 2023. Visit:


SAN FRANCISCO: The next@90 festival, by San Francisco Ballet, presents nine world premiere ballets by nine innovative international choreographers centering the innovation of the dance world. The festival features new works by Nicolas Blanc, Bridget Breiner, Val Caniparoli, Robert Garland, Yuka Oishi, Yuri Possokhov, Jamar Roberts, Danielle Rowe, and Claudia Schreier. The performance will take place between January 20- February 11, 2023. Visit






AUSTRIA: Concerto, which received its world premiere in Lisbon in 1993, performed by the Lucinda Childs Dance Company, marks the first time that a work by this important American choreographer will be seen at the Vienna State Ballet. The program includes works by Jerome Robbins, Lucinda Childs, and George Balanchine, taking place at Wiener Staatsoper on February 13, 2023. Visit:


AUSTRIA: For Serge Aimé Coulibaly, dance is always a social commitment. In his work, the Belgian-Burkinabè dancer and choreographer cast a nuanced perspective on social circumstances. Together with the musician Magic Malik, he achieves a strong piece about humanity in transition which – despite everything – offers some hope. The Austrian Premiere will take place on January 21, 2022. Visit:


AUSTRIA: English National Ballet’s Giselle by Akram Khan will have its Austrian Premiere on February 24, 2023. Khan shrewdly sets this narrative ballet in an abstract version of the present and probes the characters’ psychology with an assured touch. Famous for his multi-faceted, expressive style, the British choreographer with Bengali roots combines classical ballet with Indian Kathak dance, elements of industrial processes, court ceremonies, and folk dances. Visit:


FINLAND: The world-famous dancer Tamara Rojo has created a new version of the iconic ballet, Raymonda. Set in the midst of the Crimean War, the production has been inspired by the story of the pioneer of nursing, Florence Nightingale, as well as other women who supported the war effort. The program is a co-production of the English National Ballet and the Finnish National Ballet. The Finnish premiere will take place on February 24, 2023. Visit:


GERMANY: The Choreography will play at PURPLE International Dance Festival for young audiences in Berlin. It is a performance based entirely on the audience’s participation. All participants receive a pair of headphones, and a guiding voice gives them instructions on how to move, relate to one’s bodies, and relate to one another. The interactive performance will play at Jugendtheaterwerkstatt Spandau on January 18-19, 2023. Visit:


GERMANY:  At Noverre: Young Choreographers, dancers of the Stuttgart Ballet, and guests from outside the company can try their hand at creating dances - without any pressure to succeed. The evening also holds discoveries in store for the audience: surprising movement languages, innovative ideas and choreographers who are, perhaps, the future of dance. The world premiere will take place on January 21, 2023. Visit:


ITALY: Akram Khan has always felt very close to The Jungle Book, not only because he played Mowgli in an Indian dance production in his youth but because of the three profound lessons it contains: all species on our planet share the same life; humans, animals and nature depend on one another; and the sense of family and our need to belong are of vital importance. This new production by the choreographer Khan arises from his reading of the original stories by Rudyard Kipling, which carry a powerful message of relevance to the present-day world. The premier will take place on January 25, 2023. Visit:


ITALY: Teatro Alla Scala’s program includes a world premiere by Philippe Kratz, who plunges into Egyptian mythology to their ascend towards the light, Anima Animus by David Dawson, Bella Figura by Jiří Kylián, and Nacho Duato’s Remanso. The performance will take place between February 3-9, 2023. Visit:


JAPAN: K- Ballet will premiere two new ballet by Alessio Silvestrin and Rei Watanabe. The production is based on plastic trash. The guest dancer is Julian MacKay. The world premiere will take place on January 8, 2023. Watch:


NETHERLANDS: NDT presents a full-length evening by Marco Goecke. With In the Dutch Mountains, Goecke contemplates the absurdities of life and questions our sense of belonging, familiarity, and becoming. The premiere will take place on February 9, 2023. Visit:


NORWAY: Carte Blanche will open its spring season in 2023 at the National Opera & Ballett in Oslo with BIRGET; Ways to deal, ways to heal, a collaborative work between choreographer Elle Sofe Sara and visual artist Joar Nango. The title is based on the Sámi expression Birget, which means coping and surviving in a changing environment. The world premiere will take place on February 9, 2023. Visit:


POLAND: As each year, The Polish National Ballet gives a chance to young choreographers - members of the company to present their choreographic miniatures. The interesting part of this event is that not only choreography but almost all elements of the creative process, from costume design to promotion and stage management, are in the hands of dancers of the Polish National Ballet. The performance will take place on January 12, 2023. Visit:


POLAND: The evening of young choreographers The Elements will take place at The Wrocław Opera on January 20, 2023. The program gives a chance to young choreographers to try their skills and present the effects of their work to the audience. Visit:


SWEDEN: I think Of You lets you discover or rediscover the library as a place. As a participant, you are invited to follow instructions through headphones and interact with the library environment in both expected and unexpected ways. The premiere will take place on January 28, 2023. Visit:


UK: Pam Tanowitz returns to the Royal Ballet with a world premiere set to Grammy-nominated composer Anna Clyne’s Breathing Statues. The program showcases Tanowitz’s unique modern sensibility deconstructing balletic convention. The world premiere will take place on February 5, 2023. Visit:


UK: Acclaimed masters of mask performance, Familie Flöz return to the London International Mime Festival for the first time since 2016 with their trademark, wordless mix of sharp observation, sentiment, and humor. The UK premiere will take place at Sadler’s Wells on February 2, 2023. Visit:


UK: Dance Me is an exclusive creation inspired by Montreal-based poet, artist, and songwriter Leonard Cohen. Approved by Cohen during his lifetime and under the artistic direction of Louis Robitaille and the dramaturgy of Eric Jean, this riveting homage to the famed artist evokes the grand cycles of existence in five seasons, as described in Cohen’s deeply reflective music and poems. The UK premiere will take place on February 7, 2023, at Sadler’s Wells. Visit:


UK: In a London premiere, South African choreographer Dada Masilo embraces the traditional dance of Botswana in work inspired by Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Combining the European heritage of this monumental work with the uniquely rhythmic and expressive movements of Tswana, the traditional dance of Botswana. London Premier will take place at Sadler’s Wells on February 24, 2023. Visit:


UK: Internationally renowned dancer and choreographer Jules Cunningham (Julie Cunningham & Company) premieres their latest Sadler’s Wells commission in collaboration with and starring Spice Girl, Melanie C and award-winning dancer, Harry Alexander. Set in the round with some seating on stage, join us for this intimate evening of dance. The world premiere will take place on January 19, 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 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 have to be between 5 and 12 minutes. Apply by April 9, 2023. Visit:


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:


SLOVENIA: The aim of the 14. International Competition of Young Dance Creators OPUS1 is to promote contemporary dance and discover fresh talents. Not to push for competitiveness but rather to foster the creativity of young dance creators born between 1999 and 2007. The competition will take place on April 8, 2023. Apply by February 20, 2023. Visit:



TRENDING: Reimagining Classical ballets for the contemporary times

The 21st century has ushered in a wave of choreographic reimaginings of 18th- and 19th-century classical ballet stories. These new works reinterpret well-known narratives by infusing contemporary themes and choreographic styles while updating stories for today’s audiences. Choreographers Matthew Bourne and Daniel Proietto have both reconceptualized classical themes for years, from Bourne’s groundbreaking Swan Lake to Proietto’s Blanc, a contemporary interpretation of Les Sylphides. Each spoke with Pointe Magazine about how they approached one of their recent works and what they find so compelling about reimagining the classics for today’s world, which craves evolution more than ever. LINK:







Magic Mike's Last Dance, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Germany, 2023, directed by Steven Soderbergh, choreography by Alison Faulk and Luke Broadlick, staring Channing Tatum and Salma Hayek.  Following a business deal that went bust and leaving him broke, “Magic” Mike Lane takes bartender gigs in Florida. For what he hopes will be one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite who lures him with an offer he can’t refuse…and an agenda all her own - a roster of hot new dancers he’ll have to whip into shape. Scheduled for release in Theaters  Valentine Day February 14, 2023. Trailer:








The Choreography of Everyday Life, by Annie-B Parson, Verso, 2022.  In this sparkling, innovative, fully-illustrated work, world-renowned choreographer Annie-B Parson translates the components of dance—time, proximity, space, motion and tone—into text. As we follow Parson through her days—at home, reading, and on her walks down the street—and in and out of conversations on everything from Homer’s Odyssey to feminist art to social protest, she helps us see how everyday movement creates the wider world. Dance, it turns out, is everything and everywhere. With the insight and verve of a soloist, Parson shows us how art-making is a part of our everyday lives and political life as we move together and apart through space.





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