Club ZAK hereby announces the International Solo Dance Contest 2020 – a contest for a short contemporary dance solo (contemporary dance / contemporary ballet).
The International Solo Dance Contest is part of the Gdansk Dance Festival. In 2020 the Contest will take place as video streaming of the selected solos. The main goal of the Contest is to support and promote contemporary dance.
The Contest 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 is granted to solos that are autonomous solo performances, the premiere of which took place between 1 January 2018 and 13 June 2020, or solos prepared especially for the Contest (premiere). The solo should not be shorter than 5 minutes and not longer than 20 minutes. One dancer can submit a maximum of two solos.
The solo pieces submitted to the Contest will be judged by an international jury composed of 3 members. The Jury will carry out the preselection and then will judge the finalists (maximum 6). The Jury is composed of international dance festivals curators, personalities renown in the artistic world, and experts in the field of contemporary dance.
The Jury is officially presented on the following website – www.gdanskdancefest.pl. The Jury will judge the solos for their artistic value, technical level and originality, awareness of performance space and dramaturgy of the choreography.
The Jury will award 3 prizes:
1st prize: 3.000 EUR,
2nd prize: 2.000 EUR
3rd prize: 1.000 EUR.
The Audience Award is 1000 EUR.
The deadline for applications is 14 June 2020 (see details in the Contest Regulations – www.gdanskdancefest.pl).