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SoloDuo 2018 - Call for Applications




10th SoloDuo Festival NRW + friends, international dance festival Cologne, May 18th – 20st 2018

For the 10th time, Barnes Crossing hosts the annual festival SoloDuo NRW + Friends 2018 in Barnes Crossing’s Studios for Dance|Performance|Finearts in Cologne


Solo choreography (max. length 6 min.) and duo choreography (max. length 9 min.)!

There is no age limit and no minimum length of the pieces. Max length of a solo: 6 minutes, of a duo 9 minutes. Renowned choreographers, as well as newcomers in the independent dance scene are invited to take part in this international competition. After a pre-selection the artistic directors will invite maximum 24 productions to perform in the festival program. Members of the international jury will lead a roundtable discussion offering valuable feedback to the participating dance artists. Past participants described the evaluation as very beneficial for their artistic development. The international jury will award prizes for Best Solo, Best Duo, Best Young Artist´s Solo, Best Young Artist´s Duo and Best Dancer.

The awarded productions will be invited to the XXth International SzólóDuó Tánc Fesztivál of Budapest in January 2019.

We cover accommodation at the festival hostel and cover the travel costs (details see application form). The embassy of Israel is willing to pay flights for qualified artists, that were chosen by the festival. Please apply from Israel! The festival does the light design for your performance (basic + 1 special for each production), our light technician will do the light. The festival offers photo and full length video documentation of the performances for free. Fee cannot be offered. Feeling sorry about this, we are still going on to find sponsors.

Deadline for required application incl. video material + 1 photo is: 30th January, 2018 (day of receiving online)



Artistic directors: Ilona Pászthy & Kristóf Szabó Organized by: Judith Ouwens