Stray Birds Dance Platform in hopes of serving as a bridge providing wings for creations from all cultures and backgrounds to come together and discover new possibilities. We offer awards and performance opportunities!

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

When: December 8-7, 2024

Deadline for applications: June 30, 2024 (Sunday), 23:59

Applicant Conditions:
(1) No restrictions on dance genre.
(2) Open to all nationalities.
(3) Works can be solo or duets with 1 to 2 performers. Choreographers may perform
their own works.
(4) Works must be 8 to 13 minutes long.
(5) Full work videos can be rehearsal or performance footage, and can be edited. Please edit your videos to clearly present the length and content of the live performance. Do not use special effects.
(6) There is no limit to the number of works that can be submitted by the same applicant.
(7) Selected international works will be responsible for their own visa applications to enter Taiwan.
(8) There is no rehearsal or performance fee for selected works.
(9) It is expected that 12 works will be selected from this call for submissions to participate in the “Selection” performance of the 6th Stray Birds Dance Platform. Each selected work will be performed once. The performance order and dates will be arranged by the organizer in coordination with the selected participants.
(10) Each work will have 45 minutes of technical rehearsal. The organizer reserves the right to adjust the actual length of time.
(11) If selected works require the use of props or stage installations during the performance, the performers will be responsible for their own setup and removal.
(12) Selected works must apply for and obtain the necessary licenses for public performance music rights and any related design copyrights.
(13) Choreographers and dancers are obligated to participate fully and free of charge in the performances, lighting rehearsals, and award ceremony.
(14) Choreographers and dancers must cooperate with the organizer to provide production stills, images, footage, and text materials, and agree to their free use for publicity in print and digital media.
(15) Choreographers and dancers must agree to participate free of charge in interviews, sponsor meetings, and video and photo shoots, and for the materials to be used for publicity in print and digital media.
(16) The awarding authority reserves the right to select the final works. If the awarding authority deems no suitable works for this performance, they may choose not to present awards.
(17) Award winners must negotiate with the awarding authority on the terms and conditions of their subsequent invitations.
(18) The organizer reserves the right to modify, change, interpret, and cancel the event. Any changes will be announced on the organizer’s social media platforms without further notice. Please pay close attention.
(19) If the awarding authority is unable to attend the performance in person due to severe viral pneumonia (COVID-19) or other force majeure factors, the organizer will announce the results separately.

Awards:
(1) MASDANZA (Spain): Selected works will be invited to participate in the 2025 MASDANZA Dance Festival.
(2) Stray Birds Dance Platform (Taiwan): Selected choreographers will be invited to perform at the 7th Stray Birds Dance Platform “Showcase” in 2025.
(3) Stray Birds Dance Platform Audience Award (Taiwan)
(4) New Dance for Asia (South Korea): Selected works will be invited to participate in the 2025 New Dance for Asia Art Festival.
(5) International Performing Arts Project (iPAP) (South Korea): Selected works will be invited to participate in one of the festivals organized by iPAP, including the Seoul & Jeju International Improvisation Dance Festival, public theater’s dance program, and
International Comic Dance Festival.
(6) SAI Festival (Japan): Selected works will be invited to participate in the 2025 SAI Festival.
(7) Odoru Akita(Japan): Selected works will be invited to participate in the Odoru Akita
(8) Hong Kong Dance Exchange (Hong Kong): Selected works will be invited to participate in the 2026 Hong Kong Dance Exchange.

*Any new collaborative awards this year will be announced separately.

Stray Birds Dance Platform will provide:
(1) Lighting and sound technical support.
(2) Meal subsidies for working days.
(3) Transportation subsidies: For Taiwanese applicants (choreographers and dancers) residing outside Taipei City and New Taipei City, a round-trip transportation subsidy will be provided for travel from their location to Taipei City during the production week (based on Taiwan Railway Tze-Chiang Limited Express pricing). For international works, round-trip transportation from the airport to the hotel will be provided.
(4) Accommodation subsidies: Accommodation will be provided for choreographers and dancers from international works and Taiwanese applicants (choreographers and dancers) residing outside of Taipei City and New Taipei City. Accommodation for working days (including breakfast) will be arranged by the organizer.
(5) Photography and performance recording.
(6) Marketing and promotion.

How to apply:
To apply, Please fill out the online application form at https://forms.gle/GLuHYssooRANUCCm9.

Open call results – announcement date: August 21, 2024 (Wednesday)

Contact details:
sbdanceplatform@gmail.com

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