Contemporary Dance Performance Callout

Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance is looking for Contemporary Dance Performances as part of the Contemporary and South Asian Dance strands of their Festival Programme 2017.

When: 12th and 19th August 2017

Where: UK

Deadline for applications: 10th January 2017

Previous work showcased at the Festival has included:

Balbir Singh Dance Company, Eliot Smith Dance Company, Yuvel Soria, Vidya Patel and Connor Scott (BBC Young Dancer winners), Element Dance, ATMA Dance, Sonia Sabri Dance Company, Kiera Dance, Keneish Dance and Ballet Nimba.

Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance, is based in the most northerly town of Stockton-on-Tees and was established in 1965.  The festival’s main identity and focus is dance inspired by multicultural roots in its entire cultural spectrum, including reinterpretations of traditional dance through contemporary dance and other modern dance styles, social dance originating from World Cultures, contemporary dance fusion with Martial Arts, modern dance work inspired by World Cultural Heritage and Visual Arts. These elements are what make the festival unique.

The principal Festival funder is Stockton Borough Council, with support from Arts Council England.

Performance dates: between 12th and 19th August 2017

How to apply

To apply please send the following information to Olga Maloney on by 10th January 2017.

  • A proposal summary including description of the work, simple technical requirements and duration of the dance piece
  • Link to video footage of completed work
  • An artist/company biography or CV
  • Link to video footage of previous work

A performance fee will be available for selected companies.

For further information please visit:

Photographer Owen Humphreys, Synchronised by Balbir Singh Dance Company, Billingham Festival opening piece

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