East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Call for applications: Solo Dance Contest during the Gdansk Dance Festival, Poland


Application deadline: March 24th, 2016


The International Solo Dance Contest will take place during the Gdansk Dance Festival 2016. The contest is to support and promote contemporary dance in Europe. The contest is directed to contemporary dance artists from European countries. It is open for dancers of contemporary dance (contemporary dance/contemporary ballet) who have a documented artistic activity or/and are professional dancers with a diploma of dance studies. The contest is for autonomous solo performances, the premiere of which took place between 1st January 2014 and 30th March 2016. The solo should not be shorter than 5 minutes and longer than 20 minutes.

The deadline for application is 24 March 2016 (see details in the regulations of the Contest - website gdanskdancefest.pl - Important information: the date of arrival of the application to Club Zak is decisive). 

The preselection and the final part of the The Solo Dance Contest 2016 will take place during the Gdansk Dance Festival between 8-12 June 2016. There will be maximum 6 finalists chosen by the Jury. One dancer can submit maximum two solos.

Solo pieces will be judged by an international jury composed of 5 (or 3) members. The Jury will carry out the preselection and then will judge the finalists. The organiser will invite to the Jury curators of international dance festivals, personages from the artistic world, and experts in the field of contemporary dance. The composition of the jury will be officially presented on the 11th March 2016 on the website gdanskdancefest.pl. The Jury will judge the solos for their artistic value, technical level and originality, awareness of the performance space and dramaturgy of the choreography.

The Contest awards 3 prizes:

  • 1st prize: 3.000 EUR
  • 2nd prize: 2.000 EUR
  • 3rd prize: 1.000 EUR

To find out more, please visit the official website of the Gdańsk Dance Festival or write to [email protected].