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Ezzat Ezzat Contemorary Dance Studio: Contemporary Dance Night Residency Programme (Egypt)

A dancer on a dark stage spreads her arms wide, as if about to take flight.

Contemporary Dance Night (CDN) is an annual independent contemporary dance event that started in 2011 in order to develop the art of contemporary dance in Egypt and make it a more familiar art form.

The event is a series of live dance pieces (new creations and reshowcasing), dance videos, seminars, workshops and various activities, all under the same umbrella. The team of CDN share together the belief that contemporary dance is a means for self-expression within the current challenging political, social, and cultural context. For this edition they are inviting choreographers who share this belief to present their work in Contemporary Dance Night 2023.

The seventh edition of Contemporary Dance Night will take place in the last quarter of 2023, in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt between late November and early December 2023.

In this call, choreographers from Egypt and partnered countries are invited to apply with their new concepts/creations projects, for a two-month residency programme in Cairo, Egypt, where they will work with Egyptian dancers/artists, as well as a modest production grant, to realise these productions. For all foreign artists not residing in Cairo, all costs are covered including travel expenses, accommodation, rehearsal space and pocket money during the whole period.

The call is open to young and mid-career contemporary dancers and choreographers who are a citizen or resident in Egypt, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Germany, America, and the Arabic region.


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