Open call for the 2023 Washington International Dance Festival and Choreography Award.

Where: Washington, DC, US

When: July 28-29

Deadline for applications: April 23

Presented by Xing Dance Theater and City Dance Festival, the 2023 Washington International Festival includes performance and competition in two editions: youth and professional. Each edition also includes an online and in-theater performance/competition. Selected online applicants’ work will be live streamed at City Dance Festival LIVE online channel. In-theater performance/competition applicants finalists will be invited to perform on stage in Washington, DC, July 28-29.

Online and in-theater applicants will be separated for the selection process. Both editions’ finalists and award winners will receive certificates. Both editions’ finalists‘ works will be collected into the City Dance Festival International invitational pool. All the works in the invitational pool will have the chance to be selected to present at City Dance Festival International partner festivals and future events.

July 28, 2023, Youth Edition
July 29, 2023, Professional Edition/Award Ceremony

Festival Performance Location:
Atlas Performing Arts Center the Lang Theatre
1333 H St NE Washington, DC 20002

How to apply:

For professional edition:
Choreographers must have professional training.
Contemporary/Modern works are accepted.
University dance major students may apply.
Solo/duet must not exceed 6 minutes; groups must not exceed 8 minutes.
Each choreographer may submit up to two works. Separate application forms and video links are required.
Professional recordings are not required; rehearsal videos are accepted.
All finalists are responsible for travel arrangements and other related expenses.

Finalists announced:
By May 1, 2023

Awards: (both youth online and in the theater)
Festival Official Selection: all finalists.
Choreographer Award.
Performance Award.
Jury Award.
Audience Award.
International Invitation Awards (for pieces selected by City Dance Festival International partner festivals)

Costs for participants: Application fee: $25 per piece

Contact details:
For more questions:
Wechat: XDTDance

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