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Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities & Funding: Current listings for the USA, Latin America, Europe & Asia: Asia Pacific Dance Festival Open Call, HI; Dance on Camera Festival, Choreography Lab, SoloDuo Dance Festival, WAXworks, NY; Opine Dance Film Festival Open Call, PA, USA; Blois International Dance Festival Open Call, FRANCE; Venice Biennale Dance Open Call, ITALY; Saison Cultural Fund, JAPAN; 15 Gdansk Dance Festival Open Call, POLAND; Mostra Coreografica Solos e Duetos, PORTUGAL; Stomping Ground, UK, and more…


New Works & Events: New Annabelle Lopez Ochoa in Houston; Jamar Roberts in Miami; Hope Boykin in New York; Angel Corella in Philadephia; Xie Xin in Paris; Christian Spuck in Berlin; Ted Brandsen and Juanjo Arqués in Amsterdam; Elżbieta Pańtak in Kielce; Hofesh Shechter and Tom Weinberger in Göteborg; Andrea Miller in London, and more…


Trending: MISTY COPELAND’S FLOWER: World-renowned ballerina Misty Copeland stars in her first independently produced short art film, an immersive experience in movement storytelling that highlights intergenerational equity in the community of Oakland, California, featuring new, original music from Grammy-winning recording artist Raphael Saadiq. 


New Books: BOOK:  YOU, THE CHOREOGRAPHER, Creating and Crafting Dance, by Vladimir Angelov, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York, 1st Edition, August 24, 2023.


New Movies: The Red Shoes: Next Step (2023), Directed by Jesse A’hern and Joanne Samuel, with choreography by Daniel Gaudiello, One Tree Productions, Uncharted Studios, 2023.









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:



GEORGIA: The Department of Dance at Kennesaw State University invites two nationally emerging or mid-career choreographers to apply for a four-week residency to create two world premieres on the KSU Dance Company. The resident choreographers receive a $5,000 honorarium. Housing, travel, and per diem are included in the honorarium. Apply by October 30, 2023Visit


GEORGIA: Kit Modus seeks proposals for new works to be created for the company. Selected artists enjoy a stipend, travel reimbursement, a cast of 5-10 professional dancers, and ample rehearsal time, plus access to studio space and accommodations. Rolling deadline. Visit:


HAWAII: The Asia Pacific Dance Festival showcases the finest dancers, dancers, and choreographers from Asia and the Pacific. The summer of 2023 presents two days of Balinese Gamelan music and dance. The festival will take place on September 16 & 17, 2023. Visit:


MARYLANDUSArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S.-based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music, and theater invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets. Apply by September 29, 2023, for projects taking place between January 15, 2024 and June 30, 2025. 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 JERSEY: The Hodder Fellowship will be given to artists of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the academic year. Apply by September 12, 2023. The Hodder Fellowship is designed to provide fellows with the studious leisure” to undertake significant new work. Visit


NEW MEXICO: Trilokya offers dance artist/movement artist residencies, which provide an affordable, rural, immersive space to create their work. The space is newly renovated by Camille Litalien and Peter Francyk. Visit:


NEW YORK: The 52nd Annual Dance on Camera Festival, taking place from February 9 12, 2024, co-presented by Dance on Camera and Film at Lincoln Center, is calling for submissions for dance films of all genres and lengths. Apply by September 8, 2023, for regular deadline and September 29, 2023, for late deadline. Visit:


NEW YORK: The Choreography Lab offers a platform to present a work to a live audience in Steps Studio Theater. The lab welcomes completed dance pieces and dance in collaboration with theater, music, and performance art. The Next Lab will take place on November 12, 2023.Apply by October 1, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: White Wave presents the 8th Annual SoloDuo Dance Festival on February 8 & 9, 2024. The festival is now accepting applications to display solos and duets from emerging and mid-career choreographers. Apply by September 11, 2023 for early bird and September 20, 2023 for the regular deadline.


NEW YORK: The Shubert Foundation supports not-for-profit professional dance companies in the United States, awarding unrestricted grants for general operating support, rather than funding for specific projects. Apply by October 18, 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 YORKNew York Foundation for Arts is accepting applications from non-profit dance organizations and individual artists for projects focusing on public benefit. Emerging Organizations must be incorporated or in the process of incorporating as a nonprofit at the state level.

Apply by September 30, 2023Visit


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.



PENNSYLVANIAOpine Dance Film Festival is an annual event that celebrates dance filmmakers locally, nationally, and internationally who are creating meaningful work. The festival is interested in short dance films that speak to wider themes of identity, defying conventions, crossing borders, and pushing boundaries. Apply by September 29, 2023 for early bird. Visit






AUSTRIA: 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: Artists-in-Residence program of ERSTE Foundation is calling for applications from artists, curators, or theoreticians from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Ukraine. Apply by September 13, 2023Visit


AUSTRIA: The ACT FESTIVAL 2024 launches a call for international and emerging performing artists who have scenic works of 30 minutes maximum. The festival is committed to companies that take risks in their proposals, using new formats and scenic languages. The festival will be held from June 5-8, 2024. Apply by December 15, 2023. Visit:


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 the exchange of ideas among artists from different disciplines. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basisVisit:


CANADA: Since 1984, the Biennale CINARS festival has been organizing international showcases and networking events in Montréal. During one week, 170 shows from Canada and abroad grace the stages, while workshops, networking events, and an exhibition hall teem with participants. The festival will be held from November 11-16, 2024. Apply by October 6, 2023, for early bird and November 11, 2023, for regular deadline. 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. 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 end of the month prior to the project. Rolling deadline. Visit:


CUBA: The Ballet Beyond Borders festival provides a cultural exchange to further human understanding and spark vital communication. The 5-day festival includes a competition for young choreographers, classes, films, and a gala finale. The event takes place from January 9-13, 2024. Apply by October 15, 2023 for USA participants, and December 15, 2023 for all other countries. 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 / 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 quick and easy 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: The Camargo Core Program awards 14 international fellowships in the arts and humanities, supporting research and experimentation that challenge the borders of academic and artistic inquiry while promoting cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural exchange. Apply by October 1, 2023Visit


FRANCE: The International Choreographic Festival of Blois (Blois Danse) is looking for 6 dance companies/choreographers to present their work. Both emerging and established companies/choreographers can apply. The festival will take place July 3-7, 2024. Apply by November 30, 2023. Visit:


GERMANY: The International Tanzmesse 2024 is calling for proposals. The Tanzmesse provides marketing and production support, but not travel. Apply to USArtists International for artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping, and visa preparation. American Dance Abroad may also provide some support for artists selected to perform, contingent on availability of funding. Apply by September 15, 2023. Visit:


GERMANY: Internationale Tanzmesse invites professional contemporary dance artists, companies, professionals and organisations to submit proposals for the Performance Programme for the 2024 edition. The upcoming Tanzmesse will take place August 28–31, 2024 in Düsseldorf. Apply by September 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: Moovy Dance Film Festival is looking for dance films and choreography for Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). The festival presents innovative dance films for the screen and will take place March 15-24, 2024. Apply by September 30, 2023. 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:


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


INDIA: Play Practice Residency is accepting applications for the 8th Annual Apprenticeship Program, which will take place from December 2-22, 2023. The program offers experienced professional dancers and choreographers the opportunity to focus on movement research, development, and comprehensive physical training. Apply by September 30, 2023. Visit:


ITALY: The Biennale Dance Department promotes a multi-year program aimed at supporting the production (or co-production) of new works by international choreographers or dance companies. In order to participate in the selection, applicants must propose an original choreographic project. Apply by September 12, 2023. Visit:


ITALY: Kulturfactory Performing Arts Residency program runs year-long. Applications 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:


JAPANSaison Cultural Fund is now accepting applications from overseas artists for its International Projects Support Program. The program offers grants and/or priority use of space at Morishita Studio in Tokyo for international theater and dance collaboration projects with not-for-profit contemporary Japanese performing artists and/or companies, including creative workshops and rehearsals held during the working process. Apply by October 5, 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:/


NETHERLANDS: The entry call for the Cinedans Dance on Screen Festival 2024 is open and accepting submissions. The festival will take place March 20-24, 2024, at Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam. Apply by September 15, 2023. Visit:


POLAND: The 15th Gdansk Dance Festival, taking place September 1-10, 2023, includes a solo dance contest competition. Visit:


PORTUGAL: Applications are open for the Video-Dance Exhibition, which will take place at the official opening of the VI Edition of the Festival Entrelaçados on October 28, 2023. Apply by September 15, 2023. Visit:


PORTUGAL: There is an open call for submissions for Mostra Coreografica Solos e Duetos, consisting of a choreographic show of solos and duets by young choreographers with pieces lasting between 5 and 20 minutes. The performance will take place from October 28 to November 12, 2023. Apply by September 30, 2023.


UK: The Motion Pack is seeking two experimental dancers/movement artists with confidence in using text and/or song to join the collaborative team for the research and development residency of “In the Silence of Blossom. The residency will take place from October 22-November 8, 2023. Apply by September 8, 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 2024 intake are now open. The program uses a rolling admissions system where the application will remain open for the next intake until all spaces 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:


UK: Stomping Ground is currently seeking proposals for innovative dance works to be showcased in outdoor spaces beginning summer 2024. The commission invites all applicants to consider social and environmental responsibility in the ideas contained in the work and in the methods of creation and touring. Apply by September 18, 2023. Visit:








FLORIDA: Former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater artist, choreographer, and Miami native Jamar Roberts will create a highly anticipated powerful new work for the Miami City Ballet. The world premiere will take place on October 20, 2023. Visit:


MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Ballet’s fall season opens with a program featuring works by Akram Khan, Hans van Manen, Jorma Elo, and Boston Ballet Artist MyKal Stromile, who will create his first mainstage piece for the company. The performance will open on October 5, 2023. Visit:


MINNESOTA: Applications for the 2023 round of McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers is open. Fellowships provide recognition and financial support for Minnesota choreographers who are beyond the early practicing stages of their careers. Apply by September 6, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: Paul J. Botelho, Brice Brown, Douglas Dunn, and Steve Gibson will present BODY / SHADOW, a new experimental opera featuring 16 dancers. This world premiere will take place on October 27, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: Through States Of Hope, a fully scripted, evening-length, new dance theater work,  Hope Boykin shares experiences and insights in a multifaceted excavation of self-discovery, reshaping, and renewal—a dance memoir of sorts. The premiere will take place on October 17, 2023, at the Joyce Theater. Visit:


NEW YORK: French-Malian choreographer/dancer Smaïl KanoutéNever Twenty One makes its U.S. premiere in a FIAF co-presentation with New York Live Arts and Villa Albertine. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movements #Never21 hashtag, this deeply resonant piece pays tribute to young people of color. The performance will take place on September 27, 2023. Watch:


PENNSYLVANIA: Philadelphia Ballet presents Carmen by Artistic Director Angel Corella.  The ballet combines traditional Spanish dance and classical ballet to tell the tragic story set to Bizets indelible music. The world premiere will take place on October 5, 2023. Visit:


TEXAS: Houston Ballet’s first triple bill of the season sets the stage with a playful look at classical ballet. The program includes works by Stanton Welch AM, George Balanchine, and a world premiere by her Annabelle Lopez Ochoa her first commission for Houston Ballet inspired by the life of the famous 20th-century Uruguayan poet Delmira Agustini, known as one of the first female poets of the modernist era. The premiere will take place on September 21, 2023. Visit:






AUSTRALIA: The Australian Ballet presents a new version of Swan Lake, reinvented by Artistic Director David Hallberg in 2023. Inspired by Anne Woolliams’ 1977 production, this creation marks David Hallbergs first major commission for the company as the centerpiece of the 60th anniversary celebrations. The premiere will take place on September 19, 2023. Visit:


AUSTRIA: Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Martín Schläpfer and Marius Petipa, will have its Austrian premiere at Wiener Staatsoper on October 24, 2023. Visit:


AUSTRIA: The Göteborgsoperans Danskompani presents Hofesh Shechter’s Contemporary Dance and Sharon Eyal’s SAABA, which will premiere at the Festspielhaus St. Pölten on September 23, 2023. Visit:


AUSTRIA: The Seven Sins by Gauthier Dance/Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart will have its Austrian premiere at Festspielhaus St. Pölten on October 6, 2023. The piece was choreographed by seven of the worlds leading choreographers: Aszure Barton, Marco Goecke, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sharon Eyal, Sasha Waltz, Marcos Morau, and Hofesh Shechter. Visit:


AUSTRIA: The Choreographic Platform Austria (CPA) takes place from October 19-21, 2023. The CPA is a biennial event presenting outstanding dance and performance productions from Austria to national and international audiences on a regular basis. Visit:


FINLAND: A Sensoral Lecture, choreographed and performed by Sindri Runudde, is a solo in which we encounter five voices through metaphoric dating scenarios. The show deals with auditory romance and love at first frequency, an exploration of sound, and especially the voice, as touch. The premiere will take place on September 14, 2023. Visit:


FRANCE: The 20th edition of Biennale is affirming its identity as a destination for discovering and exploring the latest choreographic output, with 48 shows and projects by creators from 14 countries. It will showcase a parity-based programme that offers a diverse array of aesthetics, formats, poetic and political stories, generations, and artist pathways. The festival will take place from September 9-30, 2023. Visit:


FRANCE: Paris Opera Ballet presents a program featuring three female choreographers, Crystal Pite, Marion Motin, and Chinese artist Xie Xin who signs her first creation for the dancers of the Paris Opera. Her piece Horizon plays on illusions and mirages between natural elements. The performance will take place on September 23, 2023. Visit:


GERMANY: The 4th Edition of Frei Art Festival 2023 is a festival for contemporary dance, performance, and international networking. The festival will take place September 11-17, 2023. Visit:


GERMANY: Staatsballet Berlin presents Bovary, a new creation by Christian Spuck. Inspired by Gustave Flaubert’s novel Madame Bovary, the piece explores female self-determination, rapture, and loneliness. The world premiere will take place on October 20, 2023. Visit:


HONG KONG: Jumping Frames -- Hong Kong International Movement-image Festival showcases an eclectic range of creations and experiments through screenings.The festival will take place from September 16 to October 6, 2023. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: Dutch National Ballet is opening the season with Four Temperaments, in which four choreographers from different generations voice their own unique style in dance. Besides world premieres by Ted Brandsen and Juliajo Arqués, the program also shows key works from the oeuvres of George Balanchine and Hans van Manen. The performance will open on September 16, 2023. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: Dutch National Ballet challenges its own dancers and young dance makers from outside to present their creations to the audience in the New Moves Programme. The world premiere will take place on September 24, 2023. Visit:


NETHERLANDS: NDT 1 will dance a world premiere created by Tao Ye. The choreographic duo Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal will also create a new work in collaboration with DRIFT. The evening will conclude with I love you, ghosts (2022) by Marco Goecke. The performance will open on September 21, 2023. Visit:


POLAND: The Grand Theatre in Lodz invites its audience to the first ballet premiere of the season under new ballet company director Anna Nowak. The evening will consist of three choreographies inspired by the music of Polish composers. The performance opens on September 30, 2023. Visit:


POLAND: Polish Dance Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary with the opening performance From the Hat, directed and choreographed by Jo Strømgren. The world premierę will take place on September 12, 2023. Visit:


POLAND: Kielce Dance Theatre presents The Ariel Mermaid, choreographed by Elżbieta Pańtak. The world premierę will take place on September 15, 2023. Visit:


POLAND: Originally created in 2017 by Rachel Erdos in Tel Aviv, Israel, Q&A (the Polish Edition), produced in cooperation with the Living Space Theatre, will premiere on September 8, 2023. Visit:


POLAND: The Grand Theatre invites its audience to the family ballet performance of The Snow Queen, featuring the choreography of Robert Bondara. The original music is by Przemyslaw Zych. The premiere will take place on October 27, 2023. Visit:


POLAND: With the ballet company of The Opera at the Castle, Anna Hop will present her version of Don Quixote, inspired by the legendary novel of Miguel Cervantes. The premiere will take place on October 28, 2023. Visit:


POLAND: The Spaces of Art Dance Festival includes premieres of Polish choreographers Wojciech Furman, Marta Wołowiec, and Alexander Lowen. The festival will take place from September 16-27, 2023. Visit:


SWEDEN: Two Israeli choreographers, Hoeffesh Schecter and Tom Weinberger, with strong links to Göteborgs Operans Danskompani, each present a world premiere on November 3, 2023. Visit:


SWEDEN: Björn Säfsten’s new work, And So We're Gone, is partly based on repeated patterns of walking and partly an intense flickering of expressions creating an equilibristic choreography approached with humor, seriousness, and imagination. The premiere will be held from October 26-28, 2023. Visit:


SWEDEN: Everlasting Event is an evening in transformation, where the dance is created right in front of you. Choreographers James Batchelor and Jeanine Durning share an evening where the focal point is improvisation. The world premiere will take place on October 25, 2023. Visit:


UK: The legendary rock band Black Sabbath forged their unique sound in Birmingham Royal Ballets home city. In Black SabbathThe Ballet, expect a spectacular theatrical evening featuring thrilling dance alongside full orchestrations of Black Sabbath. The premiere will take place on September 23, 2023. Visit:


UK: As part of The Royal Ballets longstanding commitment to fostering creativity and supporting new voices in dance, Draft Works offers a chance for emergent choreographic talent within the company to experiment and create new work. The performance will take place on October 5, 2023. Visit:


UK: Yorke Dance Project, in association with The Royal Ballet, premieres a film of Kenneth MacMillans visceral and emotional Sea of Troubles for World Mental Health Day. The event will take place on October 10, 2023. Visit:


UK: Northern Ballet returns to the Linbury Theatre with a mixed bill of three complementary works from across the generations, curated by Artistic Director and former Royal Ballet Principal Federico Bonelli. Alongside a new work choreographed by Benjamin Ella, Soloist of the Royal Ballet, and star American ballerina Tiler Pecks first piece for a European company, the program includes a work by Dutch master Hans van Manen. The performance will open on October 31, 2023. Visit:


UK: English National Ballet presents three works showcasing the vast possibilities of ballet. Known for her visceral and imaginative movement style, Andea Miller creates a new work to Stravinskys revolutionary score, Les Noces. The program also includes works by George Balanchine and David Dawson. The premiere will take place on September 21, 2023. Visit:








World-renowned ballerina Misty Copeland stars in her first independently produced short art film, an immersive experience in movement storytelling that highlights intergenerational equity in the community of Oakland, California, featuring new, original music from Grammy-winning recording artist Raphael Saadiq.  Trailer:


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YOU, THE CHOREOGRAPHER, Creating and Crafting Dance, by Vladimir Angelov, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York, 1st Edition, August 24, 2023.







You, the Choreographer, offers a synthesis of histories, theories, philosophies, and creative practices across diverse dance genres of concert dance choreography. This book is for readers with dance-creative interests who seek to further refine their artistic sensibilities. For learners and educators, it is a textbook. For emerging artists, it is a professional development tool and a handbook. For established professionals, it is a companion book that reinvigorates inspiration. 


To all readers, it is a guidebook that offers a cumulative, systematic understanding of the art of dance making, with a wealth of cross-disciplinary references to establish a dynamic map of various creative practices in choreography.


Through a review of major milestones in the field, including contributions to choreography from the humanities, arts, and modern sciences, readers will gain new perspectives on the historical development of choreography. Concise analyses of traditional fundamentals and innovative practices of dance construction, artistic research methods, and approaches to artistic collaboration offer readers new tools to build creative habits and expand their choreographic proficiencies.


The book is available for preorder on September 1, 2023, and will be shipped after September 21, 2023. For a limited time, a 20% discount is available with a code AEVV23! when pre-ordering and checking out the book at






The Red Shoes: Next Step (2023), Directed by Jesse A’hern and Joanne Samuel, with choreography by Daniel Gaudiello, One Tree Productions, Uncharted Studios, 2023. When a gifted young dancer experiences an unexpected, life-changing event, she walks away from a promising future in ballet. But the art form is in her blood, and she eventually finds her way back to her old school—though not as a student—where an old rival, a long-time crush, and her former dance teacher help her reignite her deep passion for dance.


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Dance ICONS -- The Global Network for Choreographers!


Vladimir Angelov | Founding and Executive Director

 Asami Seki | International Network News Coordinator

Camilla Acquista, Executive Editor-in-Chief| Charles Scheland | Executive Assistant

Theo Kossenas | Director of Web Development

We are thankful to all our amazing Dance ICONS Global Representatives, especially:

Christina Nikolaidis-Strommer (Austria),  Elizabeth Gahl (France), Karol Urbański (Poland),

Veronica Posth (Germany), and Maya Zhalova (India)