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Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities & Funding: Current listings for the USA, Latin America, Europe & Asia: New York City Ballet Choreographic Institute in NY, Austin Dance Festival Open Call in TX; PNB Dance Film Festival Open Call in WM, USA; Vinilonga Festival Open Call in ARGENTINE; dance WEB & ATLAS in AUSTRIA; Reboot Micro-Grants, CANADA; TelepART in FINLAND; Dance Days Chania in GREECE: Kalakeli Movement Arts in INDIA: Kyoto Art Center Open Call in JAPAN; ACT Festival in SPAIN; WDA Choreography Projects in TAIWAN; Signatures in UK.


New Works & Events: New Helen Pickett in Toronto; Arthur Pita in Prag; Johan Inger in Dresden; Mario Schröde in Leipzig; Sang Jijia in Hong Kong; Micaela Taylor in Haag; Alice Topp in Singapore, Hofesh Shecter in Göteborg; Sadelr‘s Wells Younf Associates in London, and more...


Competitions: Danse Élargie International Competition, FRANCE, Young Choreographers Competition #4 (France), 28. Internationales Solo -Tanz, GERMANY, and Bern Balletts International Dance Festival and Competition for Choreographers, SWITZERLAND


Trending: Paris Olympics: Hip-Hop & Breakdancing – Art or Sport? by Jonathan Abrams

New Books: Ruth Page: The Woman in the Work, by Joellen A. Meglin, Oxford University Press (2022)

New Movies: House Party (2023), New Line Cinema & Warner Bros, directed by Calmatic








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 deadlineVisit:


CALIFORNIA: Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency supports artists in Northern California who are in their early to the mid-career stage with free studio space and up-to-date equipment to create new work in the time-based arts. Artists also receive a stipend of up to $1,500. Apply by November 15, 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:


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:


MICHIGANMidwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival calls for submissions in the live performance, live youth performance, alternative spaces live performance, screendance, and movement installation categories.  Apply by November 18, 2023Visit


MICHIGAN: Chayah Artistic Residency is a two-week artist-in-residence opportunity for dance choreographers and researchers, giving life to a new work with the company members of CPR Dance: Inhale Movement. The residency will take place between January 22- February 3, 2024. Apply by November 15, 2023.


NEW JERSEY: The application for the MFA in Dance at Montclair State University is now open. The residency program will begin with 4 weeks of "in person" learning in June of 2024. 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: Booking artists of all mediums for ESTIA Creative Home's Fall and Winter variety shows taking place on December 6&16, 2023. Each artist gets 8 minutes on the stage and is able to utilize the space in any capacity that they'd like. Rolling deadlineVisit:


NEW YORKNew York City Ballet’s New York Choreographic Institute is accepting applications for the 2024 season. Apply by March 1, 2024Visit


NEW YORK: Asian Cultural Council is now accepting applications for fellowships and grants to support cultural exchange in the arts. The program invites proposals for travel and cultural exchange between Asia and the U.S. or between countries in Asia. Apply by November 30, 2023Visit


NEW YORK: Fertile Ground is a non curated showcase for emerging and/or established artists. The evening consists of work shown by six choreographers, followed by a moderated discussion that integrates the choreographers, dancers, and audience members. Registration is open now and is first come, first served. Visit:


NEW YORK: WAXworks is a non-curated showcase open to new and seasoned artists. Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis in choreography, theater, music, poetry, comedy, juggling, acrobatics, monologues, performance art, or any other form that can be performed on stage. There is no audition process. Visit:


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


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 November 17, 2023Visit


TEXASAustin Dance Festival produces professional artists working in the fields of modern dance, postmodern dance, contemporary dance, improvisation, and experimental dance. The festival will take place between March 22-24, 2024. Apply by December 1, 2023. Visit:


WASHINGTON DC: Applications for the Local Dance Commissioning Project at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage are now open. The project supports the local dance community by nurturing the creation of new dance work and presenting that new work to a wide audience via the free daily performance series. Apply by December 1, 2023. Visit


WYOMINGPNB Dance Film Festival will be held on April 13, 2024. This new festival is born from an explosion of digital and dance creativity during the pandemic that stretched our art form in ways never experienced before. Apply by December 10, 2023Visit






ARGENTINA: The Vinilonga festival is opening its call for video dance, video performance, music videos and various experimental audiovisual formats to be included in its programmes throughout the year. The Vinilonga Film Festival offers emerging and established talent alike a dynamic space in which to showcase their own unique projects. Apply by November 27, 2023. Visit:


AUSTRALIA: Arts House is a creative home nourishing artists’ agency and ambition. Allowing artists to develop and present new work in all forms, with an explicit interest in interdisciplinary practice, community engagement and art that interrogates urgent questions of our time. Apply between November 16, 2023- January 23, 2024. Visit:


AUSTRIA: danceWEB - Further education and exchange programme will take place between July 10 – August 14, 2024. Apply between November 15-December 15, 2023. Visit:


AUSTRIA: ATLAS - Choreographic training programme will take place between July 10 – August 15, 2024. It offers both artists with first choreographic experience and artists in the middle of their career, including from other disciplines, a dynamic environment for their artistic development. Dramaturgical advice is provided by coaches supervising the participants’ work during the course of the programme. Apply by December 15, 2023. 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: 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 exchange of ideas among artists from different disciplines. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basisVisit:


CANADAFestival Quartiers Danses (FQD) is extending an invitation to choreographers and directors of short films who would like to present a premiere work or new creation at its 22nd edition, which will take place September 5-15, 2024. Apply by November 6, 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:


CANARY ISLAND: Call for DanzaTTack2024, International Dance and DanceFilm Festival is now open. The festival will take place between May 10-19, 2024. Apply by December 15, 2023. Visit


EUROPE: The new program Culture Moves Europe announces its open call for artists and cultural professionals. It offers travel grants to artists, creators, and cultural professionals to pursue an international project of their choice. Rolling deadline. Visit:


FIJI ISLAND: VOU Dance Fiji & The Conservatorium of Dance located in Nadi is looking for a resident choreographer and possible dance teacher, who will be working with professional dancers at the VOU Dance Company and teaching Dance Diploma students in the Conservatorium of Dance program. Applicant must be well versed in Ballet and Contemporary technique and any other genre would be a bonus. The residency will take place between February 5-March 31, 2024. Apply by January 15, 2024. 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 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:


FRANCE: The network of the Petites Scènes Ouvertes is calling for professional companies to present their work during La Grande Scène in Autumn 2024 in Arles, France. La Grande Scène consists of 2 days of presenting choreographic work and time for reflection and formation. Selection will be made by video submission. Apply by November 30,


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:


GREECE:14th edition of Dance Days Chania is accepting applications for performance and/or workshop proposals. The festival will take place between July 20 – August 4, 2024. The festival aims to highlight different choreographic and creative approaches to the contemporary dance scene to provide equal space for creators and artistic exchanges. Apply by December 1, 2023Visit:


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


INDIAKalakeli Movement Arts in Arambol, Goa, is an intensive training program in contemporary technique, improvisation, creative research, and other movement disciplines. Invites movement artists from age 18 upwards from January 15 - April 5, 2024. Apply by December 1, 2023. Visit:


INDIA: The Body and Performance provides performers with intensive in-studio training, mentorship through independent projects and public showcasing. This is for actors and dancers who wish to create their own work and expand the aesthetics of the body in performance. The program will take place between January 10 - April 7, 2024. Rolling deadline. Visit:


IRELAND: The TD International residencies programme proposes to support and facilitate a decentralised creation framework for dance artists. This programme proposes a reciprocating exchange of residencies between Tipperary Dance and Europe-based partner organisations. Apply by November 4, 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:


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: The Japan Foundation is now accepting applications for Grant Program for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists. This program is designed to provide financial support for artists and Japanese cultural specialists who participate in cultural events (e.g., performances, demonstrations, lectures, and workshops) overseas to introduce Japanese arts and culture or contribute to international society through arts and cultural projects. Apply by November 30, 2023Visit


JAPAN: Kyoto Art Center is accepting applications for their Co-program. The program offers the art center studios for up to 6 month for new creation between artists in different genres. Apply by November 10, 2023. Visit:


NETHERLANDSArtEZ University of Arts is now open to applications from artists looking to join the Master’s program in Autumn 2024. Students design rigorous lines of research, investigating, challenging, reshaping the artist's role, and contributing to the advancement of performance in their chosen fields. Apply by January 4, 2024Visit


PANAMAPRISMA International Contemporary Dance Festival of Panama, Fundación PRISMA Danza, is now accepting submissions from independent choreographers and chamber dance companies. The festival will be held in Panama City from October 12-20, 2024. Apply by December 31, 2023. The first 400 proposals received will be considered. Visit:


PORTUGAL: Lugar Futuro Internacional Youth Dance Festival is open to receive applications to present first works of young choreographers (up to 30 years old). The festival will take place between March 21-24, 2024. Apply by October 31, 2023.


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


TAIWAN: Three to four choreographers recommended by WDA Asia-Pacific, and one choreographer recommended by WDA-America or Europe will be selected to attend the Young Choreographer Project (IYCP) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is recommended that only young choreographers who feel they can meet the challenges of producing a work under unfamiliar circumstances and with unfamiliar dancers should apply. Apply by January 10, 2024. Visit:


UK: Signatures is a platform that provides opportunities to nurture and support undiscovered talent, by working with emerging dancers and choreographers and enabling them to realise their creative potential and showcase their work as part of an international dance festival, taking place on May 1, 2024. Apply by November 10, 2023. Visit


UK: Serendipity Institute for Black Arts, and FABRIC will showcase two independent artists/companies as part of Lets Dance International Frontiers 2024. The opportunity is aimed to support and nurture dance artists from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora, who are based in England, with a desire to present work internationally. Apply by November 10, 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:








NEW YORK: Alvin Ailey’s City Center program offers several world premieres by Artistic Director Robert Battle, former Ailey dancer Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, and Amy Hall Garner, who will work first time with the company. The performance will take place between November 29- December 31, 2023Visit:


NEW YORKKyle Marshall Choreography makes its Joyce debut with three New York premieres. The performance will take place between November 8-12, 2023. Visit:


NEW YORK: The Complexions Contemporary Ballet celebrates its 29th season under the direction of co-founding Artistic Directors, Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. The program includes works by guest choreographers Justin Peck, Abdul Latif, Ricardo Amarante, and Jenn Freeman. A premiere by Complexions Principal Choreographer Dwight Rhoden, set to the raw acoustic music of U2, rounds out the program. The premiere will take place on November 14, 2023. Visit:


WYOMING: Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Love and Loss. The program includes Donald Byrds haunting Love and Loss, Alexei Ratmanskys Wartime Elegy, and Danielle Rowe will create something brand-new for PNB dancers. The world premiere will take place on November 3, 2023. Visit:






AUSTRIAMOMO, choreographed by Ohad Naharin / Batsheva Dance Company will have its Austrian premiere at Festspielhaus St. Pölten on November 18, 2023. Visit


AUSTRIABeethoven 7, choreographed by Sasha Waltz & Guests will have its Austrian premiere at Festspielhaus St. Pölten on November 25, 2023. Visit:


AUSTRIADamien Jalet: Skid & Fouad Boussouf: Vïa / Ballet Du Grand Théâtre De Genève will have its Austrian premiere at Festspielhaus St. Pölten on December 15, 2023. The Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève presents Jalet’s hit production together with a new creation by Fouad Boussouf: in Vïa this emerging choreographer stages a piece that combines elements of urban culture with North African dances. Visit:


AUSTRIALost in freaky evolution_L.I.F.E. by Liquid Loft. is the latest part of the ongoing L.I.F.E. project, in which the protagonists of Liquid Loft move about in a hybrid of stage performance and live video. World premiere at Tanzquartier Vienna on November 30, 2023. Visit:


CANADA: Ballet BC opens its season with HERE, featuring an epic large ensemble piece by William Forsythe, a new creation from Stephen Shropshire, and Shahar BinyaminiBOLERO X. The world premiere will take place on November 2, 2023. Visit:


CANADA: The world premiere of Emma Bovary marks the first partnership between The National Ballet of Canada and award-winning choreographer, director, and dancer Helen Pickett, who is breaking new ground in narrative ballet. The world premiere of Emma Bovary will take place on November 11, 2023. Visit:


CANADA: The Chutzpah! Festival returns from November 2-23, 2023 presenting music, theatre, comedy, dance and multimedia arts, connecting communities and celebrating the vibrancy of our stories. Visit:


CZECH: The Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and the Czech National Ballet present photo-realistic light projections on the other stage. The dancers and musicians move in and merge with an animated set. These visuals are partly pre-produced, partly audio-reactive and interact live with the stage action. The world premiere of Holo Harmonies will take place on December 1, 2023. Visit:


CZECH: Dekkadancers brings in director/choreographer Arthur Pita to re-interpret this classic 1947 Tennessee Williams play as a full-out out sweaty, jazz infused, twisted dance theatre experience. Frank Moon is composing the music. The world premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire will occur November 7-12, 2023. Visit:


GERMANY: Johan Inge turns to a classical ballet that will reveal yet another facet of his art, Swan Lake. The Swedish choreographer has reinterpreted this great work for Semperoper Ballett and, in so doing, addressed some profound questions: How are personal relationships affected by violence and manipulation? And what roles do personal freedom, respect and acceptance play in a loving relationship? The world premiere will take place on December 9, 2023. Visit:


GERMANY: Staatsballett Berlin’s In 2 Chapters Love, the works of Sol León and Sharon Eyal are united during an evening of dance. Sol Léon has begun to work as a choreographer in her own right. One of her first solo works, Stars Like Moths, is now being developed together with the Staatsballett Berlin, a new piece that is as uncompromisingly personal and poetic as ever. The premiere will take place on December 9, 2023. Visit


GERMANY: The Stuttgart Ballet’s triple bill CREATIONS goes into its fifth iteration, this time featuring three female choreographers from different countries and backgrounds: Vittoria Girelli, Samantha Lynch and Morgann Runacre-Temple. The world premiere will take place on November 25, 2023. Visit:


GERMANY: Leipzig Ballet presents new ballet by Mario Sroder. Hans Christian Andersen's well-known fairy tale the Little Match Girl Passion inspired the ballet director and chief choreographer. Music by Joseph Haydn & David Lang. The world premiere will take place on November 17, 2023. Visit:


HONG KONG: City Contemporary Dance Festival is an iconic contemporary dance event initiated by City Contemporary Dance Company. Through a series of performances, seminars and various artistic exchange activities. Opening Performance includes Stream of Dust, the latest creation of CCDC Resident Choreographer Sang Jijia. The festival will take place on November 11-19, 2023. Visit:


HONG KONG: As part of Hong Kong Ballet International Gala 2023, new works by Hu Song Wei Ricky and Wang Le as well as sneak peek of Andonis Foniadakis' memorable salute to 1980s New Wave pop sensation Depeche Mode will be performed. The gala will take place on November 2&3, 2023. Visit:


JAPAN: Yamato City Ballet will present world premiere of Munetatsu. The piece is a collaboration between contemporary dance and Japanese traditional art form Noh dance. The performance will take place on December 24, 2023. Watch:


NETHERLANDS: Illuminate turns the spotlight on three young choreographers and forms the ultimate opportunity for the young dancers of NDT 2 to be exposed to different movement styles. Micaela Taylor creates a new work, and Jermaine Spivey will further explore his Code of Conduct – originally created for Up & Coming Choreographers 2022. Besides that, NDT 2 will perform Bedtime story by Nadav Zelner. The world premiere will take place on November 2, 2023. Watch:


POLAND: In September 2023 , the director of Polish National Ballet Krzysztof Pastor established a ten-person group called PBN Junior, composed mostly of young Polish dancers, fresh graduates of ballet schools. The evening Juvenalia is the first premiere of the Junior company. The evening consists of works by Krzysztof Pastor, Kristóf Szabó, Antonio Lanzo and Gianni Melfi. The premiere will take place on November 24, 2023. Visit:


POLAND: The Baltic Opera Gdańsk presents The Carnival of the Animals, a ballet fairy-tale to the famous score by Camille Saint-Saens created by Katarzyna Kozielska. The Baltic Opera announces that it will be a journey into the animal kingdom through music and dance, where reality mixes with imagination  and which will surely charm both young and old viewers. The premiere will take place on December 2, 2023. Visit:


POLAND: Polish Dance Theatre presents The Republic Of Dreams, a stage adaptation of a narrative miniature by Bruno Schulz, prepared by Igor Gorzkowski. The whole will be characterised by a sensual reading of visual metaphors, in which the sentient subject and the living city become co-protagonists of the stage Empire of the senses. The premiere will take place on November 16, 2023. Visit:


POLAND: The Dangerous Liaisons is the ballet by Krzysztof Pastor to the music of Latvian contemporary composer Arturs Maskats. The story is based on famous novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Performed by the Ballet Company of Opera Nova on November 11, 2023. Visit:


SINGAPORE: Singapore Ballet presents contemporary program including three new works by Natalie Weir, Alice Topp and  Étienne Ferrère. The performance will take place on November 3-5, 2023. Visit:


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


SWEDEN: Artist and director Charlotte Engelkes and conductor Christian Karlsen's idea is to allow 100 children, perhaps for the first time, to meet and express themselves to symphonic music. During five school weeks, dancers and children meet together to make one big dance concert. The focus is also on letting the children's own thoughts about life and death be told to Mozart's Requiem from 1791. The performance will take place on November 19, 2023. Visit:


SWEDEN: Charlotta Öfverholm is now creating a new work for 25 performers between 65 and 85 years old, revealing their survival methods in a tragicomical dance theatre work. Memento Vivere - Remember To Live! will premiere on November 17, 2023. Visit:


SWEDEN Chlair Parsons Co. presents Dust, a new production inspired by philosopher Bachelard's theories on dreams and spatiality. Dust is a playful fictional tale of memory, tactility, and magical realism. The world premiere will take place on November 23, 2023. Visit:


SWEDEN: Robins Jonsson's work's recurring themes include tense, movement, and popular culture. Newcomers is a dance work in VR by and for middle school students where discussions about digital consent manifest into virtual worlds. The work was created in collaboration with middle school students. The audience wears VR headsets in which they see and experience a fully interactive performance and can move around freely in virtual worlds, with each other and with the dancers. The premiere will take place on November 8, 2023. Visit:


UK: Sadlers Wells presents the first public sharing of new work by the 2023/24 Young Associates Blue Makwana, Elisabeth Mulenga, Maiya Leeke and Roseann & Sula in the Lilian Baylis Studio. The evening comprises four duets created by the young choreographers and showcases each dance artist’s distinct and diverse voice as they take the next step in their choreographic careers. The performance will take place on November 22&23, 2023. Visit:


UK: New English Ballet Theatre returns to Sadler’s Wells with a dynamic programme danced to music from Baroque to Pop, created by six successful choreographers. The program features the world premiere of the Genesis Dance Project, a collection of works by four choreographers, set to songs by Genesis. The performance will take place on November 2&3, 2023. Visit:


UK: BalletBoyz collaborate with over forty artists in the companys most ambitious, audacious, and political creation to date. The world premiere will take place at Sadler’s Wells on November 8, 2023. Visit:


UK: Cloud Gate Artistic Director CHENG explores the changes that are shaping our world today, particularly our increasing reliance on communicating through new technology. The UK premiere will take place at Sadler’s Wells on November 30, 2023. Visit:


UK: Led by Artistic Director Paul Bayes Kitcher, former Royal Ballet School student and Birmingham Royal Ballet soloist, Fallen Angels Dance Theatre makes its debut at the Linbury Theatre, presenting a new work, Traces Through Time. The performance will take place on November 4, 2023. Visit:








FRANCE: The 8th edition of Danse Élargie International Competition is open to artists of all disciplines. Proposals for a maximum of 10 minutes with at least 3 participants will be considered. The competition takes place June 15-16, 2023. Apply by January 3, 2023Visit:



FRANCE: Young Choreographers Competition #4  will take place on June 9, 2024. To accompany the emergence of young choreographers, the Pôle de Coopération Chorégraphique du Brand Sud-Ouest (Ballet Bordeaux, Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse, and Malandain Ballet Biarritz) have created a competition to identify and accompany 2 talents for 3 seasons by giving them the means to create for an ensemble of dancers and present their work to the public. Apply by  December 22, 2023. Visit


GERMANY: Application for the 28. Internationales Solo -Tanz -Theater Festival Stuttgart 2024 Competition for contemporary choreographers and young dancers is now open. Choreographers and dancers from around the world are requested to perform a solo piece. The participants must be at least 18 years old and not more than 30 years old. Apply by November 11, 2023. Visit:


ON LINE: International Online Choreography Prize (Sequence Shot) Second Edition is open to all dancers and choreographers, national and international. The topic is open and will be submitted in video format. No longer than ten minutes with at least two band up to six participants. The qualifying rounds will be published from November 15-23, 2023 via Facebook LIVE from the official VSS Dance Company Facebook account. Apply by November 3, 2023. Visit


SWITZERLAND: Bern Balletts International Dance Festival and Competition for Choreographers releases its call of application. The competition will take place between June 20-22, 2024. Apply by January 15, 2024. Visit






Paris Olympics: Hip-Hop & Breakdancing – Art or Sport?

Below is a short excerpt from the New York Times article that tackles the issue that many artists and dance professionals have strong opposing opinions about:



Largely out of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, breaking will get its stage at the Paris Olympics. Its pioneers wonder if their art will translate into sport.

By Jonathan Abrams


Reporting from Philadelphia and New York


Oct. 10, 2023


The thumping music died to a whisper upon Alien Ness’s request. As the veteran breaker — never break dancer” — stalked and snaked around the room, his many rings caught the spotlight that illuminated the dance floor.


In the decades since, breaking has mostly faded from hip-hop’s forefront in the United States while achieving modest popularity in countries including Japan, Australia, and France thanks to demonstrations from originating dance crews and the popularity of TV dance competition shows. It has largely been left out of the giant block party commemorating hip-hop’s 50th anniversary. Domestically, regional scenes and pockets still flourish, but the biggest convergence points are the corporate-sponsored competitions, like the one Alien Ness patrolled.


Now breaking, born in New York City, is preparing for its biggest international spotlight yet when it bows as an Olympic sport at the Paris Games in 2024. It changes everything,” Alien Ness said. Now it’s an Olympic gold medal. Now it’s a box of Wheaties. Now it’s your own Nike shoe. It’s everything that comes with that.”


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Ruth Page: The Woman in the Work, by Joellen A. Meglin, Oxford University Press (2022). A Chicago ballerina emerges as a highly original choreographer who, in her art, sought the iconoclastic as she transgressed boundaries of genre, gender, race, class, and sexuality. The author describes how her works were often controversial and sometimes censored even as she succeeded in roles usually reserved for men in the ballet world: choreographer, artistic director, and impresario.

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House Party (2023), New Line Cinema & Warner Bros, directed by Calmatic.

Two friends (Jacob Latimore & Tosin Cole) are struggling to make ends meet and get the chance to clean LeBron James' mansion. The two decided to take advantage of some extra cash by throwing a mansion party at LeBron's place by inviting many star-studded celebrities.

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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-Kanwar (India)