Derida Dance Center Residency Program 2020


Derida Dance Center, located in Sofia, Bulgaria, opens a call for three international artistic residencies in the field of contemporary dance and performance for 2020.

Where: Derida Dance Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
When: May – November 2020

Deadline for applications: April 10th

(Due to the COVID-19 situation we have prolonged the deadline to April 20th. We would get back to those selected after April 25th.)

Each residency will last 20 days. The applicants can express their preferences for a 20-day period of rehearsals within the period May – November 2020 (exact periods are indicated in the application form).

Derida Dance Center will provide:
·Accommodation (max. 5 people)
·Per-diems (600 BGN per residency)
·Space (4-5 h a day)
·Technical equipment (professional sound system and lights)
·Rehearsal time (presentation of work in progress/premiere)
·2 days rehearsal time on stage with professional sound and lightning.

At the end of the residency, either a complete performance or work in progress needs to be presented at Derida Dance Center.
Each resident is required to lead a 10-hour workshop with local dancers (5 days, 2 hours per day). At the end of the workshop, a presentation of the results will be done at DERIDA Stage.

The deadline for sending the application forms is April 10th. The chosen applicants will receive an e-mail by April 15th.

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NB! Derida Dance Center team appreciates and thanks to all who are going to send their applications. The results of the selection process will be announced on our website as well as communicated to the applicants.

To register: In order to apply for a residency, you need to download from, fill in and send the application form file to with a subject: DDC Residency Application 2020.
All the applications will go through a selection process and the applicants selected for a residency will be informed by e-mail by April 15th.

Free to apply.

Contact details: Email:
Phone number: +35987 695 0008

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