The 2023 5th Stray Birds Dance Platform is open for submission until June 20. SOLO or DUO pieces of any form and any nationality are welcome. Totally 10 to 12 pieces will be selected to participate in the “Selection” performance on December 16 to December 17 in Taiwan.

The Stray Birds Dance Platform in collaboration with Spain’s “MASDANZA”, South Korea’s “New Dance for Asia”, Taiwan’s “Chiayi New Style Choreography” and Taiwan’s “Kaohsiung City Ballet – Dance Shoe” presents AWARDS. Winners will have the opportunity to participate above festivals in the following year.

Where: Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center – Experimental Theatre, Taipei, Taiwan

When: December 16-17, 2023

Deadline for applications: 23:59 on June 20, 2023 (GMT+8)

“Stray Birds Dance Platform” project in hopes of creating a bridge and providing opportunities for young choreographers to publish works on the platform. We offer awards and performance opportunities.

Applicant qualifications:
(1) All nationalities welcome

Submission qualifications:
(1) Performers: 1-2 people (solo or duo); choreographers can perform their own dance pieces
(2) Duration of work: 10 to 15 minutes
(3) Status of work: Released or not, either is acceptable
(4) Simple lighting and stage props are preferred
(5) Work that has already been presented at this platform is not accepted
(6) An applicant may submit more than one work to the platform
(7) Submissions of any form of dance are welcome

(1) Taiwan’s “Stray Birds Dance Platform”
Selected choreographers will be invited to the “2024 Stray Birds Dance Platform” Showcase
(2) Taiwan’s “Chiayi New Style Choreography”
Selected choreographers will be invited to “2024 Chiayi New Style Choreography” to create a brand-new dance piece.
(3) Taiwan’s “Kaohsiung City Ballet – Dance Shoe”
Selected choreographers will be invited to “2025 Dance Shoe” to create a brand-new dance piece
(4) Spain’s “MASDANZA”
Selected dance pieces will be able to partake in “The Solo and Choreography Contests” or “Showcase” in 2024
(5) Korea’s “New Dance for Asia”

Stray Birds Dance Platform will provide:
(1) Basic stage lighting
(2) Meal subsidy: Choreographers and dancers will be provided with lunch and dinner during the week in theater ($100/meal for 3 meals; a total of NT$300/individual)
(3) During theater week, applicants from outside Taipei City and New Taipei City will get transportation subsidies to and from Taipei City. (Fares are calculated based on TRA Tze Chiang Limited Express Train.) For international works, the platform provides round-trip transportation from the airport to the hotel
(4) Accommodation subsidy: This subsidy is limited to internationally selected works; One double room with a double bed (including breakfast) will be provided for working days starting from the time of arrival in Taiwan, with the location to be determined by the organizer
(5) Implementation of the lighting and sound technologies
(6) Marketing and promotion of work

To apply, please fill out the Online Registration form with all the required information:

Open call results – announcement date: 18:00 on July 30, 2023 (GMT+8)

Costs for participants:
Stray Birds Dance Platform does not provide rehearsal and performance fees for selected dance pieces

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