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Appel aux chorégraphes - International Competition for Choreographers in Hanover

In 2017, the International Competition for Choreographers in Hanover will operate under the conduct of  Nanine Linning.

Choreographers are invited to apply.

When: 17th and 18th of June, 2017

Deadline for applications: April 22 nd, 2017

in 2017, the International Competition for Choreographers in Hanover will operate under the conduct of a woman for the first time: Nanine Linning. Ed Wubbe, the long-standing artistic director of this International Competition for Choreograpy and director of the Scapino-Ballet Rotterdam, will pass the office he held for 13 years into younger hands. Nanine Linning, the young and successful chef-choreographer of the Theatre Heidelberg will pick up his work with the 31st competition in 2017.

Competition guidelines:

All participants, choreographers and dancers, ought to have professional training.

Choreographers must be 35 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. A PAL-DVD (Video) of the choreographic work must be delivered to the organisers. The DVD may only contain the choreography to be performed in the competition. Alternatively is a video/Internet-link possible.

The money that can be won for the first 3 endowed prizes amounts 13.500 EUR. The audience prize amounts 1.000 EUR. Furthermore there is a critics prize of 1.500 EUR

Production Awards

NEW: Delattre Dance Company Award:

The winner will receive the opportunity to present the choreography shown in the competition in a production of the Delattre Dance Company with the dancers of DDC.

NEW Production Award European Centre of Arts Hellerau/Dresden :

Dieter Jaenick, Director of the European Centre of the Arts Hellerau will donate in 2017 for the first time a scholarship. The winner will create with his own dancers or with garduates of the Palucca-School Dresden a new choreography which will be shown in the Festspielhaus Hellerau.

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the International competition for choreographers in Hanover, the Tanja Liedtke Foundation donated a three week‘s scholarship at the Australian Dance Theatre in Adelaide, Australia. This Prize will be awarded by Garry Stewart, Director of The Australian Dance Theatre. The scholarship includes travel costs, accomodation, and ADT tuition.

Scapino Production Award
Since 2005 Ed Wubbe awards the Scapino production award. The award includes the development of an unique choreography with dancers from Scapino Ballet and the presentation in the series TWOOLS.

Since 2012: Bundesjugendballett Production Award
The Bundesjugendballett was founded by John Neumeier in  2011. Since 2012 the Bundesjugendballett  also sponsors a production award. Part of the award is the development of a choreography with the Bundesjugendballett.

Production Award Gauthier Dance // Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart

In 2014 Eric Gauthier offered for the first time the Production Award Gauthier Dance / Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart. Gauthier Dance was founded in 2007. Eric Gauthier has been awarded the German Dance Prize »Future« 2011 for choreography.

Please find the actual terms of conditions plus application forms on the internet at