The 13th International Competition of Young Dance Creators OPUS 1 – short dance piece 2022
The aim of this competition is to promote contemporary dance and discover fresh talents. Not to push for competitiveness, but rather to foster creativity of young dance creators.
The competition is open to dancers born between 1998 and 2006, who can apply with:
– A solo dance piece which is both conceived and choreographed by the performing dancer
– A duet, which is both conceived and choreographed by the performing dancers – shared authorship

Where: Slovenian National Theatre, Celje, Slovenia

When: 16th April 2022

Deadline for applications: 1st March 2022

The aim of this competition is to promote contemporary dance and discover fresh talents. Not to push for competitiveness, but rather to foster creativity of young dance creators.
The 13th International Competition of Young Dance Creators OPUS 1 – short dance piece 2022 (Slovenian National Theatre Celje, 16th April 2022) is open to dancers born between 1998 and 2006, who can apply with:
– A solo dance piece which is both conceived and choreographed by the performing dancer
– A duet, which is both conceived and choreographed by the performing dancers – shared authorship
Age groups and lengths of short dance pieces:
Group M (born between 2003 and 2006) – maximum 4 minutes;
Group L (born between 1998 and 2002) – maximum 7 minutes

THEME:
1. CI (50 years of Contact Improvisation)
2. WHATEVER
(more about the theme in the attachment)

The jury will be composed from three renowned international dance experts. In previous years, jury members included Susan Quinn (SEAD), Matej Kejžar, Martin Sonderkamp, Milan Tomášik (Les SlovaKs), Eduardo Torroja, Ryuzo Fukuhara, Roberto Olivan, Boštjan Antončič (Rosas), Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld, Ofra Idel (MASH), Davide Sportelli, Ana Štefanec (EnKnap) …

This year’s jury will be announced as soon as it is confirmed!

The prizes will be awarded for:
– The Best short dance piece- dance performance and choreography (group M: EUR 300, group L: EUR 800)
– The Best idea (group M: EUR 150, group L: EUR 400)
– The Best dancer (group M: EUR 150, group L: EUR 400)
Apart from these awards, performers will also vie for the following:
– Dance studio Intakt and JSKD will select a young dance artist (only from group L), who will get a grant for producing a new dance project, which will be premiered at the OPUS 2023 and have a postproduction at the festival Platform of contemporary dance (artistic direction by Mojca Kasjak) in Maribor
– A young jury will select one short dance piece and award its performer with participation at dance classes and workshops at The International Summer Dance School in Ljubljana
– Matjaz Farič, artistic director of the International Contemporary Dance Festival Front@, will select dance pieces, which will be featured at the 17th edition of the Front@ festival, August 2022.
– price for participation on Israeli platform BRIA / CREATION platform (organized by MASH, artistic direction by Irad Avni) in Jerusalem in December 2022 (only for group L)

There is no entrance fee. A curatorship will select young dance performers on the basis of the received videos to participate in the competition.

How to apply: The deadline for applications is 1st March 2022. The application must be submitted online until 1st March 2022, 12.00 PM CET and is only complete if it includes a link to the dance piece which shall be presented at the competition. Only complete applications, submitted before the deadline, shall be considered.
Application form: https://www.jskd.si/ples/prireditve_ples/opus/opus_22/english_opus_22.htm

Costs for participants: There is no entrance fee. The organiser shall not cover transport costs, but will provide accommodation for competitors.

Contact details: Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities (JSKD)
Štefanova 5, PO Box 1699, 1000 Ljubljana
Nina Meško
Tel.: 00 386 (0)1 24 10 522
E-mail: nina.mesko@jskd.si

For further information, please visit https://www.jskd.si/ples/prireditve_ples/opus/opus_22/english_opus_22.htm

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