Next Year the Ballet Society Hanover organize the International Competition for Choreographers Hanover for the 33. time.

Where: Hannover, Theater am Aegi

When: 21./22. June 2019

Deadline for applications: 17.4.2019

These are the competition guidelines:

All participants, choreographers and dancers, ought to have professional training.
Choreographers must be 35 or younger. The competition is open to any kind of style. Evaluation is based exclusively on the imaginative use of space and time, the realisation of an idea, and its transfer onto the performers. The duration of the performance, have to be between 5 and 12 minutes. A solo-ballet may not be interpreted by the choreographer him/herself. The applicant is free in his choice of subject and music. The choreographic work can be sent as an Internet link ( youtube, Vimeo, etc.) A DVD is also accepted.
The money that can be won for the first 3 endowed prizes amounts 13.500 EUR. The audience prize amounts 1.000 EUR. Furthermore, there is a critics prize of 1.500 EUR
A prejury will select a maximum of 20 the submitted works, which will enter the contest.

Jury 2019
Marguerite Donlon, Independent Choreographer and Artistic Director DDC.
RD1st Coach and Mentor
Katrin Hall, Director Göteborgs Operans Danskompani
Nanine Linning, Dance Company Nanine Linning and Artistic Director of the competition
Richard Wherlock, Director Ballett Basel

Jury Production Awards 2019
Stephen Delattre, Director Delattre Dance Company
Kevin Haigen, Artistic Director Bundesjugendballett
Garry Stewart, Director Australian Dance Theatre
Ed Wubbe, Director Scapino Ballett, Rotterdam

Prejury 2017
Dirk Elwert, Fachvermittler Tanz der ZAV Künstlervermittlung
Nanine Linning, Dance Company Nanine Linning/Theater Heidelberg
Gregor Zöllig, Director Ballet Staatstheater Braunschweig

A total sum of 13.500.- EUR in prize money, as well as three production awards, will be awarded.
1st prize = 6.000.- EUR
2nd prize = 3.000.- EUR
3rd prize = 2.000.- EUR

Audience award 1.000.- EUR
Award of the critics: 1.500.- EUR

Production Awards

Delattre Dance Company Award: The winner will receive the opportunity to present the choreography shown in the competition in a production of the Delattre Dance Company with the dancers of DDC.

Tanja Liedtke Scholarship: Since 2016 the Tanja Liedtke Foundation donated a three week’s scholarship at the Australian Dance Theatre in Adelaide, Australia. This Prize will be awarded by Garry Stewart, Director of The Australian Dance Theatre. The scholarship includes travel costs, accomodation, and ADT tuition.

Scapino Production Award: Since 2005 Ed Wubbe, the artistic director of the competition, awards the Scapino production award. The award includes the development of aaunique choreography with dancers from Scapino Ballet and the presentation in the series TWOOLS.

Bundesjugendballett Production Award: The Bundesjugendballett was founded by John Neumeier in 2011. Since 2012 the Bundesjugendballett also sponsors a production award. Part of the award is the development of a choreography with the Bundesjugendballett.

How to apply

You find the application form on our webside

Contact details

Ballett Gesellschaft Hannover, Vor dem Berge 3, 31553 Auhagen,, ++49 – 1725148134

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