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Choreo Lab Made in Ulm Residency - Choreographic Failures (Germany)


Deadline: 30 March 2020

Following the success of the choreographic works created, sold out performances and critical acclaim we are proud to announce our second open call for “ChoreoLab – Made in Ulm” in 2020. We are offering up to three choreographic residency opportunities to talented upcoming dance makers. This is an open call to choreographers up to 35 years young on the 21st of August 2020. We will commission talented emerging creators and give them the opportunity to conceptualise, create, execute and premier their work in a black box stage with four professional dancers. You will be collaborating with local choreographer Pablo Sansalvador to create an evening of dance inspired by this years theme and title: ‘249 Choreographic Failures’ (249CF). 

The 2020 theme is in memory of Albrecht Ludwig Berblinger’s 250th birthday. Berblinger was an ingenious and a risk-taking inventor from Ulm. Better known as “Schneider von Ulm” he went down in history in 1811 for his failed flight attempt. 

As part of the anniversary celebrations “Berblinger 2020” is generating artistic works based on innovation, inventiveness, courage and adaptability in our urban society. Berblinger’s resilience through failure is what defined him and what inspires us. “ChoreoLab – Made in Ulm” is honouring Berblinger by inviting dance makers to create choreography from a leaping off point that we constantly try to avoid; Failure.

We invite dance makers, choreographers, film-makers and artists to connect to create a 60 second short film demonstrating a ‘Choreographic Failure’. A jury will select 10 finalists of whom each will be awarded 100 euros for their efforts. Then the ten shortlisted films will be shared in a public space where people from Ulm can watch each film and vote for whom they would like to see awarded the residency. We have up to three one week residencies to offer.

Be brave, there is no wrong way to fail.



How will the winners of the residency be selected? 

A jury will select 10 finalists by the end of May and each will be awarded a 100 euros. From these 10 finalists, up to three choreographers will be democratically selected by members of the public of Ulm.

The Jury for the selection of the 10 finalists will consist of Reiner Feistel (Chefchoreograf und Künstlerischer Leiter vom Ballett Ulm), Karla Nierad (Leiterin des Stadthaus Ulm), Tommi Brem (curator, artists, designer) Steffi Bichweiler and Michael Mutschler (ROXY), coordinated by Pablo Sansalvador (Founder of ChoreoLab – Made in Ulm).

The jury will use the following criteria to select the 10 finalists.

  1. Interpretation and the clarity of the theme to the viewer.
  2. Creativity and originality of the depicted theme.
  3. Quality of artistic composition and overall design based on the theme.
  4. Overall impression and execution of the film/documentation.

What does the residency offer?

  • A modest fee for the creation of your work
  • A travel budget to Ulm and local accommodation during your stay
  • Four professional dancers to create the piece
  • A creation week with a minimum of 32 hours rehearsal with the four dancers, inside the performance space
  • A professional recording of your piece and a 60 second trailer
  • Photographic documentation of your creation week and performance
  • A ‘production week’ to establish lighting, costumes and final rehearsals
  • Press release and press reviews
  • Rehearsal and performance space


If you are offered the choreographic residency what requirements must you meet?

  • -Under the age of 36 years on the 21st of August 2020
  • -The capacity to portray this years ‘ChoreoLab – Made in Ulm’ theme ‘Choreographic Failure’ in a original and engaging manner
  • -An ability to create quality choreographic material under tight time restrictions
  • -The capability to work as a team player within a professional environment
  • -The capacity to create an original work with a duration between 12- 15 minutes
  • -Skills at creating your own lighting and executing a technical and production rehearsals efficiently
  • -Have a track record of previous choreographic works
  • -Living in Europe, preferably close to Ulm
  • -Appreciate the value in having the local community watch open rehearsals and previews of your work. 
  • -Have ambition and vision to present and perform the work you created for the ‘ChoreoLab-Made in Ulm’ in other venues, festivals, theatres and choreographic competitions etc…


For further information please visit: http://movingrhizomes.com/choreolab2020/