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in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

SOLO DANCE CONTEST - Gdansk Dance Festival (Poland)


The SOLO DANCE CONTEST 2017 is a contest for a short contemporary dance solo (contemporary dance / contemporary ballet).

The International SOLO DANCE CONTEST will take place during the Gdansk Dance Festival between 5th – 9th June 2017. The Contest is to support and promote contemporary dance.

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. Participation in the contest for a solo is permitted for solos that are autonomous solo performances, the premiere of which took place between 1st January 2015 and 30th March 2017. The solo should not be shorter than 5 minutes and no longer than 20 minutes. One dancer can submit maximum two solos.

Solo pieces will be judged by an international jury composed of 5 members. The Jury will carry out the preselection and then will judge the finalists. There will be maximum 6 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 13th March 2017 on the website www.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 Organiser will cover the costs of travel for participants of the Contest in accordance to the following rules: the legal citizens of Poland will receive a refund of travel costs within the area of Poland (both ways); the refund will be done only on the basis of train or bus tickets (no refund for travelling by car); the legal citizens of Poland living or studying beyond the borders of Poland and citizens of other countries will receive a refund of travel costs (both ways); the refund will be done on the basis of plane, train or bus tickets but the overall cost should not exceed 150 EUR (no refund for travelling by car).

The deadline to apply is 31 March 2017. Apply and get more information here. Questions in Polish or English concerning the conditions of participation in the Contest may be emailed to: [email protected]