Apply for 2017 International Young Choreographers’ Project

2017 International Young Choreographers' Project. Applications close 10 January 2017

2–23 July 2017 (dates TBC) Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The International Young Choreographers' Project (IYCP) is located in the city of Kaohsiung, south of Taiwan. The tentative dates for the 2017 event are 2–23 July, with two performances at the Tsoying High School theatre from 22–23 July. 

Selected choreographers will receive housing, local transportation, dancers, studios, publicity, production and office assistance. An honorarium of US $800 will be provided. Participants are responsible for airfare and local transportation between the airport and the site.

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.

We will announce the recipients on 24 February 2017 on the WDA-AP website .

Your application

Download the application form. Email your application to Julie Dyson, Australian Chapter Head, Ausdance National (the Australian Chapter of World Dance Alliance Asia–Pacific) by 10 January 2017. To participate in the 2017 International Young Choreographers Project, you must be an Ausdance member.

Applications should address the following questions:

  • What would you gain from a professional experience such as this?
  • Why would you like to work in Asia?
  • A brief concept of your work 
  • A 200-word biography and a resume/CV

Short-listed applicants must provide 

  • link/s to a YouTube or Vimeo excerpt of your recent choreography (either a single dance piece or several excerpts (less than 20 minutes in total)).
  • up to three photos of your work (optional)

Previous Australian recipients include Olivia Millard (2006), Felecia Hick (2008), Cadi McCarthy (2009), Zaimon Vilmanis (2011) and Lewis Major (2015).

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.