Registration for the 21st International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival Stuttgart is open. Competition for contemporary choreographers and young dancers.

When: 16th – 19th March 2017

Where: Stuttgart, Germany

Deadline for applications: 11th November 2016, 12.00 am (midnight) CET

Young artists can apply for the 21st International
Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival which is taking place at Stuttgarts TREFFPUNKT Rotebuehlplatz from 16th to 19th March 2017. Competition pieces should be in a contemporary language of movement and an original performance with individual style. The jury will choose 18 artists, who will compete against each other for three prizes in the category choreography and three prizes in the category dance. Two further prizes will be awarded by the audience. Applications can only be made online. The conditions for taking part as well as the online application portal can be found on

International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival Stuttgart, Germany

The International-Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival is the only competition throughout Europe that gives young artists the opportunity to present their dancing and choreographic ideas and abilities in front of an international, knowledgeable audience. The festival offers a good framework for establishing important contacts for an artistic career and into the professional dancing scene for many young dancers and choreographers. On three evenings, six choreographic productions – mostly world premieres – will be presented. On the third evening, the jury will announce the nominations for the final. The jury will award three prizes in the category choreography and three prizes in the category dance, all ranging between

EUR 3,500, EUR 2,500 and EUR 1,500. Two further prizes both worth EUR 500, will be awarded by the audience. In addition, there will be a Video Dance Prize in which winners will have the opportunity to produce their own short dance film.

Winners take part in tours in May and November, travelling both within Germany and internationally. The German tour is always kicked off by a gala in Stuttgart’s TREFFPUNKT Rotebuehlplatz. This year’s winners can be seen in the following German cities.

11.-12. November – Treffpunkt Rotebühlplatz – Stuttgart

13. November – Untewegs Theater – HebbelHalle – Heidelberg

14. November – Tanz Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe

16. November – Kulturhaus abraxas – Augsburg

18. – 19. Nov – Regensburger TanzTage/UniTheater – Regensburg

20. – 21. November – Theater Ulm/Podium – Ulm

22. November – Theater Lindau – Lindau

24. | 25. November – Monsun Theater – Hamburg

Application process

The festival’s trustees will choose 18 competitors from among the online applications received by 11th November. The festival focusses on the promotion of young artists. To this end, competitors should be under 30 years old. The choreographed solo dance pieces submitted should be under a year old and between nine and 12 minutes long.

The choreographer may interpret his or her own piece. Applications can only be made online

To download the application form and for further information please visit:

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