36. International Choreographic Competition Hannover 2022 (DE)

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Within its more than thirty years of existence, the competition has become the centre for young choreographers worldwide.

Where: Hannover, Germany

When: 1. and 2. July 2022

Deadline for applications: Applications please by April 15, 2022

For two years now, our competition has taken place online on the internet because of Corona. We are happy and proud to have chosen this alternative: this way we could give the young artists their cash prizes, which they can urgently use at the moment in their uncertain situation – and with the production prizes they have the chance to work on a new piece next season and thus finally show themselves to an audience again.

Now we are very happy that we will be able to hold our 36th competition live at the Theater am Aegi again in 2022.

Gregor Zöllig, chief choreographer of the dance theater at the Staatstheater Braunschweig, has been the artistic director of the competition since 2020.

These are the competition guidelines:
All participants, choreographers and dancers, ought to have professional training.
Choreographers must be 39 or younger. The competition is open to any kind of style. Evaluation is based exclusively on imaginative use of space and time, the realisation of an idea, and its transfer onto the performers. The duration of the performance: 5 – 12 minutes. A solo-ballet may not be interpreted by the choreographer him/herself. The applicant is free in his choice of subject and music. The choreographic work can be send as an Internet link ( youtube, vimeo, etc.) A prejury will select a maximum of 20 the submitted works, which will enter the contest.
Deadline for the application: 15th of April 2022

Prizes: 1.prize: 6.000.- EUR / 2. Prize: 3.000.- EUR / 3. Prize: 2.000.- EUR / Audience award: 1.000.- EUR / Award of the critics: 1.500.- EUR / Online Award: 1.000,- EUR

Production Awards

NEW: Production Award Theater Chemnitz
The Ballet Director at Chemnitz Theatres, Sabrina Sadowska, will award a production prize for the first time in 2022.
The winner of the Chemnitz Ballet Production Prize will be given the opportunity to develop a choreography for the ballet ensemble as part of the “Made in Chemnitz” format.
This production will have its premiere at the international festival TANZ|MODERNE|TANZ in June 2022.

NEW: Production Award Theater Trier
The Ballet Director at Theater Trier, Roberto Scafati, will award a production prize for the first time. The prize includes the development of a 20-minute choreography with dancers from the Trier Theatre, which will be presented as part of a dance evening.

Residence Award DantzaZ Dance Company: The winner of the Residence Award DantzaZ has the opportunity to create a choreography with the 10 dancers of Dantzaz, and also make a technical residency in the installations of Dantzaz.

Production Award from the Tanja Liedtke Foundation at the State Theater in Hannover
Marco Goecke, Ballet Director at the Staatstheater Hannover, awards a production prize. The Award includes the development of a 15-minute choreography with the dancers of the theater. The fee for this is donated by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation.

Production Award Theater Pforzheim
The Theater Pforzheim donates a production prize for the multi-part, contemporary ballet evening “TANZ PUR”. The winner is invited to create a world premiere with dancers of the Ballett Theater Pforzheim as part of “TANZ PUR”. Ballet director Guido Markowitz, member of the jury, will award the prize. The artist’s fee includes the accommodation costs during the production period.

NTM Production Award
The winner of the NTM Production Award receives the offer to work with the Ensemble of the NTM Dance to create a choreography at the Nationaltheater Mannheim as part of a multi-part dance evening. The prize is awarded by Stephan Thoss, Director Dance and Chief Choreographer at the Nationaltheater Mannheim.

Scapino Production Award: Since 2005 Ed Wubbe awards the Scapino production award. The award includes the development of an unique choreography with dancers from Scapino Ballet and the presentation in the series TWOOLS.

Jury 2022

Marco Goecke – Director Ballet Staatstheater Hannover
Anna Konjetzky – Choreographer and Artist
Cathy Marston – Director Ballet Zürich from the season 2022/2023
Honji Wang – choreographer and artistic director WR – Wang Ramirez
Gregor Zöllig – Artistic Director & Chief Choreographer Staatstheater Braunschweig

Jury Produktionspreise 2021
Marco Goecke, Director Ballet Staatstheater Hannover
Guido Markowitz – Director Ballet Theater Pforzheim
Adriana Pous – Director DantzaZ Dance Company
Sabrina Sadowska – Director Ballett Theater Chemnitz
Roberto Scafati – Director Ballett Theater Trier
Mario Schröder – Director Ballett Oper Leipzig
Stephan Thoss -Intendant Dance and Chief Choreographer Nationaltheater Mannheim
Ed Wubbe – Director Scapino Ballett, Rotterdam

Vorjury 2021
Heather Jurgensen – 1. Ballet Master and deputy Director Ballet Theater Kiel
Gregor Zöllig – Artistic Director & Chief Choreographer Staatstheater Braunschweig

How to apply: https://choreography-hannover.de/en/link-for-online-application/

Contact details: info@choreography-hannover.de

For further information, please visit www.choreography-hannover.de