Klub ZAK is pleased to announce Solo Dance Contest 2022, a short contemporary dance solo (contemporary dance / contemporary ballet) competition.

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The International Solo Dance Contest will take place during the Gdańsk Dance Festival on September 19 – 23, 2022. The Contest seeks to support and promote contemporary dance. It is open for contemporary dance (contemporary dance / contemporary ballet) performers with a track record of artistic activity and/or professional dancers with a diploma of dance studies. Submitted pieces must be autonomous solo performances that premiered between January 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 or were developed  especially for the Contest (premiere). The running time of each solo should not be shorter than 5 minutes and no longer than 20 minutes. Each dancer can submit a maximum of two solos.

The entries will be evaluated by an international jury. The Jury will carry out the preselection and then will assess the finalists. There will be a maximum of 6 finalists. The Jury will be made up of curators of international dance festivals, personages from the artistic world, and experts in the field of contemporary dance. The composition of the jury will be officially presented on April 29, 2022 on the website https://www.gdanskifestiwaltanca.pl/en. The Jury will judge the solos for their artistic value, technical level and originality, awareness of the performance space and dramaturgy of the choreography.

The Jury will award three prizes, amounting to a total of EUR 5,500 gross. A special prize (EUR 500) will also be awarded by the audience..

The deadline for application is June 30, 2022 (for detailed information, see the regulations of the Contest at https://www.gdanskifestiwaltanca.pl/en).

All additional information: Contest Regulations, application form, etc., can be found on the official website of the Contest at https://www.gdanskifestiwaltanca.pl/en. Please be advised to readthe Regulations carefully. Any questions (in Polish or English) concerning the conditions of participation in the Contest should be sent to: gft@klubzak.com.pl.

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