DANCE / OPUS 1 - SHORT DANCE PIECE 2021

 

Opus 1

OPUS 1 – PLESNA MINIATURA 2021
12. MEDNARODNO TEKMOVANJE MLADIH PLESNIH USTVARJALCEV

Slovensko ljudsko gledališče Celje, 3. april 2021

 

12. International Competition of Young Dance Creators
OPUS 1 – Short Dance Piece 2021

Slovenian National Theatre Celje, 3rd April 2021

 

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 12th International Competition of Young Dance Creators OPUS 1 – short dance piece 2021 (Slovenian National Theatre Celje, 3rd April 2021) is open to dancers born between 1997 and 2005, 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

Dancers who apply must reside outside of Slovenia. Dancers residing in Slovenia must reach the international competition through national contests.

Age groups and lengths of short dance pieces:

Group M (born between 2002 and 2005) – maximum 4 minutes;

Group L (born between 1997 and 2001) – maximum 7 minutes

THEME:

1. I DANCE, BECAUSE …

2. WHATEVER

more about the theme on the link bellow:

Opus 1 - Theme

JURY

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!

PRIZES

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 2022 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 16th edition of the Front@ festival, August 2021.

- Price for participation on Israeli platform BRIA / CREATION platform (organized by MASH, artistic direction by Irad Avni) in Jerusalem in December 2021 (only for group L)

APPLICATION

The deadline for applications is 21st February 2021. The application must be submitted online until 21st February 2021, 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:

e-application

There is no entrance fee. A curatorship will select young dance performers on the basis of the received videos to participate in the competition. The successful dancers will receive an invitation by 10th March 2020 at the latest. The competitors must confirm their appearance by 3rd March 2021. If the competitors do confirm their participation in time, the invitation will become invalid.

Please make sure that you read the rules and instructions and follow them to the letter.
More information, photographs and videos of previous competitions can be found at:
http://www.jskd.si/ples/prireditve_ples/opus/opus_19/english_opus_19.htm

If you have any questions concerning your application, please send an e-mail to nina.mesko@jskd.si

 

General information and contacts:

Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities (JSKD)
Štefanova 5, PO Box 1699, 1000 Ljubljana 

 

Nina MEŠKO

 

T: 00 386 (0)1 2410 522
E: nina.mesko@jskd.si

 

 

 

 

 

Opus 1 - Theme

Opus 1 - Invitation

Opus 1 - Jury

Opus 1 - Regulations

Opus 1

Opus 1 - Photogallery

Opus 1 - Videogallery

e-application

 

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