Club ŻAK hereby announces the Solo Dance Contest 2021 – a contest for a short contemporary dance solo (contemporary dance / contemporary ballet).
The international Solo Dance Contest will take place between 23–27 August 2021, within the framework of the Gdansk Dance Festival. 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 last year, or new premieres. The solo should not be shorter than 5 minutes and no longer than 20 minutes. One dancer can submit a maximum 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. There will be maximum 6 finalists. The Jury assigned by the Organiser will be composed of international dance festivals curators, personalities renown in the artistic world, and experts in the field of contemporary dance. 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. Additionally there will be an Audience Award. The total sum of the Contest prizes amounts to 6000 EUR.
The deadline for applications is 30 May 2021 (see details in Contest Regulations – www.gdanskdancefest.pl).