Call for applications: 11th SoloDuo Festival NRW + friends (Cologne)


11th SoloDuo Festival NRW + friends
International dance festival Cologne, May 24th – 26th 2019

For the 11th time, Barnes Crossing hosts the annual festival SoloDuo NRW + Friends 2019 in Barnes Crossing’s Studios for Dance|Performance|Finearts in Cologne

Wanted: Solo choreography (max. length 6 min.) and duo choreography (max. length 9 min.)!

-There is no age limit and no minimum length of the pieces.
-Max length of a solo: 6 minutes, of a duo 9 minutes.
-Renowned choreographers, as well as newcomers in the independent dance scene are invited to take part in this international competition.
-After a pre-selection the artistic directors will invite maximum 20 productions to perform in the festival program.
-Members of the international jury will lead a roundtable discussion offering valuable feedback to the participating dance artists.
-Past participants described the evaluation as very beneficial for their artistic development.
-The international jury will award prizes for Best Solo, Best Duo, Best Young Artist´s Solo, Best Young Artist´s Duo and Best Dancer.

The awarded productions will be invited to the XXth International SzólóDuó Tánc Fesztivál of Budapest in January 2020.

We cover accommodation at the festival hostel and cover the travel costs (details see application form). The festival does the light design for your performance (basic + 1 special for each production), our light technician will do the light. The festival offers photo and full length video documentation of the performances for free. Fee cannot be offered. Feeling sorry about this, we continue to look for sponsors.

Deadline has been extended! for required filled in and signed applicationform incl. video material + 1 photo is: 3 1 s t January, 2019 (day of receiving online) via

Please download the application form here:

Artistic directors: Ilona Pászthy & Kristóf Szabó Organized by: Emily Welther BARNES CROSSING