2015 International Young Choreographer Project

Applications for the 2015 International Young Choreographer's Project are now closed. Congratulations to the successful applicant Lewis Major.

Choreographers will create a work on local dancers, many of whom will be non-English speaking. Only choreographers who feel confident that they can meet the challenges of producing a work in unfamiliar circumstances and with unfamiliar dancers should apply. The project will culminate in a performance.

A group of 10 young colourfully dressed Taiwanese dancers jumping with joy.C’est la vie—Competition by Hsin-Yu Kao (Taiwan), created for the International Young Choreographer Project in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, performed at the Tsoying Dance Theatre, 20–21 July 2013. Photo: Zen-hau Liu

Applications should include:

  • what you expect to gain from this professional experience
  • why you would like to work in Asia
  • A brief concept of your work.
  • 200-word autobiography and a resume/CV
  • link/s to a YouTube or Vimeo excerpt of your recent choreography (IMPORTANT: Avoid short 'bites' and solo work. Assessors want to get some insight into your processes. One 4–10-minute excerpt of a group work is preferable. Videos need to be good quality and well lit.)
  • up to three photos of your work (optional)

Accommodation, local transport, dancers, studios, publicity, production and office assistance are all provided, as well as an honorarium of US$800.

Airfares are NOT covered.

Download the application form and email to Ausdance National (the Australian Chapter of World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific) by 20 February.

Australian applications will be assessed by Nanette Hassall (Chair, Creation & Presentation network, WDA–AP) and Dr Cheryl Stock (Secretary-General, WDA). The successful applicant will be notified by mid-March.

Previous recipients include Olivia Millard (2006), Felecia Hick (2008), Cadi McCarthy (2009) Zaimon Vilmanis (2011). Read about their experiences in Related content > Creating dance at the International Young Choreographer Project (see side column article).

Applications close: 20 February

The IYCP is supported by the National Culture and Arts Foundation, Bureau Culture Affairs Kaohsiung City Government, and the Chin-Lin Foundation for Culture and Arts in Taiwan.