The Solo Dance Contest Open Call

The International SOLO DANCE CONTEST will take place during the Gdansk Dance Festival 2015. The Contest is to support and promote contemporary dance in Europe. The contest is directed to the contemporary dance artists from the European countries. It 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 for a solo is permitted for solos that are autonomous solo performances, the premiere of which took place between 1st January 2013 and 30th March 2015. The solo should not be shorter than5 minutes and no longer than 20 minutes.

The deadline for application 31st March 2015

The preselection and the final part of the THE SOLO DANCE CONTEST 2015 will take place during the Gdansk Dance Festival between 6th – 10th June 2015. There will be maximum 6 finalists chosen by the Jury. One dancer can submit maximum two solos.

Solo pieces will be judged by an international jury composed of 5 (or 3) members. The Jury will carry out the preselection and then will judge the finalists. The organiserwill invite to the Jury curators of international dance festivals, personages from the artistic world, and experts in the field of contemporary dance. The composition of the jury will be officially presented on the 13th March 2015 on the website The Jury will judge the solos for their artistic value, technical level and originality, awareness of the performance space and dramaturgy of the choreography. In the Contest there are to be 3 prizes: 1st prize: 3.000 EUR, 2nd prize: 2.000 EUR and 3rd prize: 1.000 EUR.

All additional information: Contest Regulations, application form, light rider of Club Zak can be found on website We kindly ask to read carefully the Regulations. Questions in Polish or English concerning the conditions of participation in the Contest may be sent to:

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