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Gdańsk/Klub ŻAK: International Competition “Solo Dance Contest 2018”

22 January 2018


Club ŻAK in Gdańsk is pleased to announce the International Competition SOLO DANCE CONTEST 2018 for the contemporary dance/ contemporary ballet solo.


The International Competition Solo Dance Contest 2018 will be held as part of the Gdańsk Dance Festival on 11-15 June 2018. The Contest is addressed to dance artists, and strives to promote contemporary dance. The event is open for contemporary dance / contemporary ballet dancers with a documented artistic activity and/or professional dancers with a diploma in dance studies.


Applicants may submit solos premiering between 1 January 2016 and 30 March 2018, or works prepared especially for the Contest (which would premiere at the Contest), between 5 and 20 minutes in duration. Each applicant may submit a maximum of two solo works for the Contest. The submitted works will be assessed by a Jury comprised of 5 persons, who will conduct the preselection and the assessment throughout the main part of the Contest. The final stage of the Contest will include presentations by a maximum of 6 dancers.


The Solo Dance Contest Jury will be comprised of artistic personages, curators of dance festivals, and contemporary dance experts. The Jury line-up will be announced by 9 March 2018 at The Jury will assess the dancers and their solos on account of their artistic value, technical level and originality, awareness of the performance space, and the dramaturgy of each choreography.


The Solo Dance Contest laureates will be awarded three prizes: 1st prize – EUR 3,000 2nd prize – EUR 2,000, and 3rd prize – EUR 1,000.


Applications should be submitted by 31 March 2018 – NOTICE: applications must be delivered to Club Żak’s seat before the deadline.


The terms and conditions, along with the application form and the stage lighting plan, are available at The Organisers stress that all applicants carefully reads the terms and conditions. All Contest-related queries in English or Polish should be e-mailed to:




SDC 2018 Terms nad Conditions

SDC 2018 Statements


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