Call for applications: SoloDuo Festival NRW (Germany), new dl 15.1.2020


12th SoloDuo Festival NRW + friends

International dance festival Cologne, May 15th – 17th 2020
For the 12th time, Barnes Crossing hosts the annual festival SoloDuo NRW + Friends 2020 at Barnes Crossing – Studios for Dance|Performance|Finearts in Cologne

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 22 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 (donated by the Kunstsalon Stiftung) for Best Solo, Best Duo, Best Young Artist´s Solo, Best Young Artist´s Duo and Best Performer.

The awarded productions will be invited to the 22nd International SzólóDuó Tánc Fesztivál of Budapest on January 15th – 18th 2021. In addition, 2 awarded production will be invited to the 28th Almada International Dance Festival in Portugal, in October 2020.

We cover accommodation at the festival hostel plus half-board and cover the travel costs (details see application form). Each performance gets a 30 min. light rehearsal by our festival lighting technician (basic + 1 special for each production). The festival offers photo and full-length video documentation of the performances for free. In addition, participation in all workshops is free of charge. Fee cannot be offered.

Deadline for required filled in and signed applicationform incl. video material + 1 photo is: December 15, 2019 (day of receiving online) via

Producer: BARNES CROSSING e.V. /Freiraum für TanzPerformanceKunst
Artistical direction:, Carla Jordão, Ilona Pászthy, Stefanie Schwimmbeck
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