International Choreographic Competition Hannover


The Ballet Gesellschaft Hannover organize the 34. International Competition for Choreographers Hannover. Within the last years the competition estimated as an important event in the national and international dance scene.

Jury 2020
Anna Konjetzky – Choreographer and Artist
Toula Limnaios – Choreographer, Interpreter and Artistic Director cie. toula limnaios
Honji Wang – Choreographer and Artistic Director WR – Wang Ramirez
Richard Wherlock – Director Ballett Basel
Gregor Zöllig – Artistic Director & Chief Choreographer Staatstheater Braunschweig

Jury Production Awards 2020
Kevin Haigen – Artistic Director Bundesjugendballet
Guido Markowitz – Director Ballett Theater Pforzheim
Garry Stewart – Director Australian Dance Theatre
Stephan Thoss -Director Dance and Chief Choreographer Nationaltheater Mannheim
Martin Stiefermann – Artistic Director Residence Program Schloss Bröllinn e.V.
Ed Wubbe – Director Scapino Ballett, Rotterdam

Pre-Jury 2020
Henrietta Horn – Choreographer, Dancer, Lecturer at Folkwang Universität der Künste
Gregor Zöllig – Artistic Director & Chief Choreographer Staatstheater Braunschweig
Johannes Wieland – Artistic Director and Choreographer Dance Company Staatstheater Kassel

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, have to be between 5 and 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 DVD is also accepted.
A prejury will select a maximum of 20 the submitted works, which will enter the contest.

Deadline for the application: 15th of March 2020.

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