DANCE / OPUS 1 - SHORT DANCE PIECE 2023

 

Opus 1

OPUS 1 – PLESNA MINIATURA 2023
14. MEDNARODNO TEKMOVANJE MLADIH PLESNIH USTVARJALCEV

Slovensko ljudsko gledališče Celje, 8. april 2023

 

14. International Competition of Young Dance Creators
OPUS 1 – Short Dance Piece 2023

Slovenian National Theatre Celje, 8th April 2023

 

RAZPIS / INVITATION

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 14th International Competition of Young Dance Creators OPUS 1 – short dance piece 2023 (Slovenian National Theatre Celje, 8th April 2023) is open to dancers born between 1999 and 2007, 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 2004 and 2007) – maximum 4 minutes

Group L (born between 1999 and 2003) – maximum 7 minutes

THEME:

1. SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

2. WHATEVER

(More about the 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 2024 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 18th edition of the Front@ festival, August 2023.

DEADLINE

The deadline for applications is February 20, 2023. The application must be submitted online until 20th February 2023, 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. 

Fill-in application form on the link:

Opus 1 - Jury

 

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 1st March 2023 at the latest. The competitors must confirm their appearance by 6th March 2023. 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:
https://www.jskd.si/ples/prireditve_ples/opus/opus_22/english_opus_about_22.htm
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMWxb_K1pRSO0YhhJBJDdIw

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)1 241 0 522
E: nina.mesko@jskd.si

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Opus 1 - Jury