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Aug 20, 2014

Which is the best country to study contemporary dance?

Hello, I am 18 years old and my dream is it to become a professional dancer. I will graduate in April next year, so therefore I need to start auditioning

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Aug 19, 2014

Dance on Camera 2015

Dance on Camera 2015

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Aug 18, 2014

BARCELONA: HOP 2014 (submission deadline September 14th)

Contest of Scenic Creation of Urban Dances

This performing arts contest is a platform of exhibition and meeting that seeks to promote and develop the differents styles of urban dances (Breakdance, Popping, Locking, Housedance, etc).

The choreographies have to be part of a researching process about the different languages of urban dances and the ways of performing them. Fusion is accepted too, with other disciplines such as contemporary, classical or traditional dance, circus, music, theater, visual and plastic arts, etc. The contests searches the renovation and the promotion of urban dances.

The contest aims to create a space where the artists can present their work and research about urban dances, while serving as access to the circuits of performing arts.

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Aug 13, 2014


*NAVDHARA INDIA DANCE THEATRE* Artistic Director: Ashley Lobo Assistant Director/ Ballet Master: Yehuda Maor Program Director: Yuko Harada *NAVDHARA

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Aug 13, 2014

BROOKLYN: Open Call – Creative Residencies at Chez Bushwick

Application Due: Friday, August 29.

Open Call – Creative Residencies at Chez Bushwick

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Aug 10, 2014

Contemporary Dance History.

Contemporary dance history, including representative figures and aesthetical features of their choreographic production.

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Jul 29, 2014

BARCELONA: Guy Nader workshop (8 to 12th september 2014)

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Jul 28, 2014

DanceMaster: an iOS music player designed specifically for creating, rehearsing, and learning choreography.

DanceMaster App, Music player for choreographing

Jul 26, 2014

COLOMBIA: "Impronta en sus ojos" by Elsa Valbuena

Impronta en sus ojos, es una iniciativa del Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia en el marco de su Plan Nacional de Danza 'Para un país que baila' y en alianza en esta edición con la Secretaría de Cultura de la Alcaldía de Medellín.

El estreno de "Impronta en sus ojos" es el 13, 14 y 15 de agosto, a las 8 pm, en el Teatro Pablo Tobón Uribe (Carrera 40 No. 51-24) de Medellín. La entrada es gratuita pero te recomendamos reservar tu silla enviando tu nombre y fecha de asistencia a: También puedes llegar directamente al teatro sin reservar.

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Jul 19, 2014

Release Technique: a training method for contemporary dance.

The expression ‘ Release technique ’ within the field of dance refers to a training and/or studying method that aims to reeducate or enhance motricity, as its most general goal.

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Jul 06, 2014

Call to Artists! Chop Shop: Bodies of Work 2015 (Deadline for submission: August 30th, 2014)

A CALL TO ARTISTS For Participation In CHOP SHOP: BODIES OF WORK, 2015 A Contemporary Dance Festival to be presented February 14 & 15, 2015 at Meydenbauer

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Jul 04, 2014


Moving Bodies as a international touring festival will create a rare opportunity for performing arts professionals and students to work with Japanese

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Jul 01, 2014

New contemporary danceshort by Simon Baucks & Crew:

Inmotion from Simon Baucks on Vimeo.

Jun 26, 2014

PARIS: stage BMC et danse du 7 au 11 juillet de 10 à 13h à Micadanses‏

Stage BMC et Danse a Paris

Jun 15, 2014

"The Art of Arctic Destruction" - The Dying Swan

Jun 12, 2014

LITHUANIA: AURA Dance Theatre is looking for dancers.

Requirements: modern dance technique basics, improvisational skills. We offer: - Performances in Lithuania, various European and other foreign countries,

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Jun 08, 2014

The Feldenkrais Method.

The Feldenkrais method is a system of ideas and physical exercises that aim to increase awareness through movement. Learn about it and find related links on this page.

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Jun 01, 2014

Dance Websites.

Directory of dance websites. Includes blogs, journals, forums, institutional sites and other types of contemporary dance related websites.

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May 19, 2014


Find everything here:

Tanztage Berlin 2015

May 18, 2014

Dance Teaching.

Contemporary dance teaching advises and ideas. Includes a structure to organize the content of a class and links to related pages.

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May 12, 2014

TOKYO: Japanese flamenco bailaora and Spanish butoh dancer meet on stage

Switched roles you may say. Fabulae brings together on stage a Japanese flamenco bailaora and a Spanish butoh dancer. She's drawn by curiosity, first,

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May 08, 2014


ARTLabAfrica BETWEEN US - INSTALLATION & PERFORMANCE June 14 - July 19, 2014 Between Us is an experimental multi media production by Miriam Syowia

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May 07, 2014

FRANCE: Rencontre nationale / Danse en amateur et répertoire‏


Nous avons le plaisir de vous confirmer que la prochaine rencontre nationale Danse en amateur et répertoire aura lieu les samedi 31 mai à partir de 16h30 et dimanche 1er juin à partir de 11h à la Maison de la danse de Lyon.

Ce sera pour vous l'occasion de découvrir et (re)découvrir :

le samedi :Ratatat (1985) de Hanya Holm ; Assaï (1986) de Dominique Bagouet ; Plissé Soleil (1990) de Flora Théfaine ; Ensemble, deux pas vers l’autre face (2007) de Miguel Nosibor ; Fan Dance (La Danse des éventails, 1978) d’Andy DeGroat ; Sade, le théâtre des fous (2007) de Marie-Claude Pietragalla et Julien Derouault ; Never Mind (2006) de Daniel Larrieu ; DéBatailles (2008) de Denis Plassard ; Les Écailles de la mémoire (2008) de Germaine Acogny et Jawole Zollar ; Insurrection (1989) d’Odile Duboc.

et le dimanche :Le Jardin (2006) de Julien Ficely ; Hommage à Trisha (2007) de Josette Baïz ; Cher Ulysse (2007) de Jean-Claude Gallotta ; Fan Dance (La Danse des éventails, 1978) ; Trajets de vie, trajets de ville (2007) d’Anne Le Batard et Jean-Antoine Bigot (compagnie Ex Nihilo).Michèle Luquet, coordinatrice de la rencontre à la Maison de la danse, vous transmettra au mois de mai un déroulé de ces deux journées de présentation. Vous pouvez d'ores et déjà réserver vos places (entrée libre) au numéro suivant : 04 72 78 18 18.

Nous serions très heureux de vous savoir parmi nous à cette occasion (particulièrement riche et stimulante).

Bien à vous,

Laurent Barré

chargé de mission - direction générale
responsable du service Recherche et répertoires chorégraphiques
Centre national de la danse
T : +33 (0)1 41 83 83 91

Apr 29, 2014



Apr 24, 2014

OPEN CALL: II VIDEODANCE FESTIVAL 2014 (deadline 30th June)

In coincidence with the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Spain and Japan, Palma Espai d'Art Foundation is launching

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Apr 23, 2014

Breathing Space - A dance film by Riya Mandal

Apr 21, 2014

Contemporary Dance Festivals: the worldwide directory.

Find a list of contemporary dance festivals worldwide. Share or promote your dance festival.

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Apr 12, 2014

ATHENS: 37th World Congress on Dance Research: 2-6 July 2014

CID congresses are the largest gatherings of dance specialists world-wide, the best opportunity to showcase one's work to a wide audience of practitioners, dance teachers, choreographers, researchers, journalists, organizers and suppliers.

Approximately 400 conferees from 40 countries of the 5 continents attend each congress.

Intended primarily for professionals, the Congress is a scientific conference, a trade fair and a participatory event focused on contacts with colleagues and informal discussions.

All forms of dance are represented. Strictly non-profit. Not to be confused with festivals, workshops, competitions or open conferences.

The 10-hours-a-day program includes:

- Research reports (papers) are presented and discussed among peers
- Lectures on original subjects
- Classes, where teachers give a demonstration of their method
- Performances by dance companies, duos or solos
- Video projections presenting choreographies or full performances
- Exhibitions and sale of books, records, pictures, costumes, accessories etc.
- Evenings where members can discuss in a relaxed setting or dance to local music.
- Visits to places of special interest, such as dance schools, museums, sites etc.

This congress is organized by the Athens and Piraeus Sections of CID as well as the national Dora Stratou Dance Theater. It is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, the National UNESCO Commission, as well as the Mayor of Athens.

Submitting a presentation is optional. Absentee presenters can register also; their presentations will be included in the program and in the proceedings website visited by tens of thousands of dance professionals all over the world.

To apply for a visa and/or financial assistance, registered participants receive an official certificate.

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Apr 07, 2014

XVIII International Festival of Choreographic Miniatures (deadline for application May 10th 2014)

We would like to invite you to apply for the XVIII International Festival of Choreographic Miniatures, a competition for choreographers, which will be

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Apr 07, 2014

Danzas de Carácter

Definición de danzas de carácter, entendidas como parte del repertorio de las obras de ballet clásico.

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