20th International Competition of Young Dance Performers
The 20th International Competition of Young Dance Performers OPUS 1 – short dance piece 2012 (Celje, Slovenian National Theatre Celje, 9th June at 5 pm) is open to dancers born between 1988 and 2003:
- Original dance piece/solo dance piece which is both conceived and choreographed by the performing dancer
- Choreography for one or two performing dancers. The piece can be choreographed by one person or authorship can be shared.
The aim of the competition is to promote contemporary dance and discover fresh talents from all over the world.
The organiser of the competition publishes a topic every year that the young dance performers must use as a basis for their short dance piece.
TOPIC: Literature and Dance
The incentives to create a dance piece are varied. This year’s topic wants to nurture the ties between the meaning(s) of language and the “meaningfulness” of dance.
How can the contents which have been finalised in a writer’s head and were then transformed into letters, words, sentences and sequences be translated into dance, put on the stage, transmogrified into a different medium?
Age groups and lengths of short dance pieces:
Group A1 (born between 2002 and 2003) – maximum 2 minutes;
Group A2 (born between 2000 and 2001) – maximum 2 minutes;
Group B (born between 1996 and 1999) – maximum 2.5 minutes;
Group C (born between 1988 and 1995) – maximum 3.5 minutes
The prizes shall be awarded for the best short dance piece (group A1 and A2: EUR 100, group B: EUR 400, group C: EUR 800); the best concept (group A1 and A2: EUR 50, group B: EUR 200, group C: EUR 400); and the best dance performance (group A: EUR 50, group B: EUR 200, group C: EUR 400).
The application form must be sent to the postal address below by 16th April 2012 or be in the mail on that day at the latest. Please note that participation will only be possible if a correctly filled out application form that includes a description of the piece’s concept and a video of the short dance piece on a DVD are sent on time.
The jury will select the competitors on the basis of the received videos of the pieces. The selection shall be published on the JSKD website by 8th May 2012 at the latest.
The selected competitors shall also be notified individually.
Find all the details online.