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American creativity and crafting global relationships.
January 2020

Happy New Year from American Dance Abroad!

Thank you for your generous support throughout 2019. It is because of supporters like you that American Dance Abroad can continue to open doors, create visibility and opportunities for U.S. dance artists and companies, strengthen international relationships, and combat artistic isolation.

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Awards & Special Recognitions

Recognizing awards and special recognitions received by American artists both at home and abroad. Click here to submit an award for inclusion.

Announcing a New Section of American Dance Abroad's Newsletter

Over the years we at American Dance Abroad have come to learn that the awards and special recognitions that American artists receive are of great value as international colleagues become more and more familiar with American dance artists.  We have not up to now included those special achievements in our newsletter, but with this edition we will begin to do so.  If you receive an award that you would like to share with international as well as national colleagues, please complete this form. 

Aaron Samuel Davis Awarded State Capital Award for Düsseldorf

The dancer Aaron Samuel Davis was born in 1992 in Connecticut, New London, USA. From 2014 to 2016 he studied at the Folkwang Hochschule der Künste and completed his education at the "TISCH SCHOOL New York".  When he returned to Germany, he decided to work in Düsseldorf. In the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, he has already worked with numerous institutions and artists such as the tanzhaus nrw, Ben J. Riepe Company and "KABAWIL".

The jury's reasons include: "His [Aaron Samuel Davis'] choreographic dance style forms an exciting interweaving of strong dance theater influence with urban dance cultures and an expressive movement language. He combines contemporary dance, West African dances, house, jazz and a great passion for the great narratives - always driven by an irrepressible desire for movement. He is able to mobilize people, inspire them with his ideas and convey them with the greatest seriousness and ease".

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Visit American Dance Abroad's Events & Opportunities page for all the latest deadlines. Contact to submit an opportunity for inclusion.

Creative Capital Awards
Call for Funding Proposals
Due February 2020
Learn more
Emerging Female Classical Choreographer 2020
Call for Female Choreographers
Due February 28, 2020
Learn more
Pitch New Works
Call for Forum Applications 
Due February 21, 2020
Learn more
Theatre Laboratory SFUMATO
Call for Season Proposals
Due March 15, 2020
Learn more
Choreography 33
Choreography Competition
Due March 15, 2020
Learn more
Prospettiva Danza Teatro International Prize
Open Call for Residency, Funding, & Festival
Due February 3, 2020
Learn more
*The inclusion of an opportunity or event posted on American Dance Abroad's newsletter should not be interpreted as an endorsement of that opportunity. American Dance Abroad has created this listing in an effort to increase access to and knowledge about international opportunities.

News From the Field  

This American Dance Abroad newsletter section brings you links to relevant articles of international importance, from the dance field and beyond. Please send us your suggestions. 

Forget leotards and tights. In his new work, "This Space for Rent", choreographer Shane Donohue costumes his dancers in advertisements. 
The move came days after a commission investigating abuse at the school said the academy had failed to protect students' welfare. 
To celebrate its 50th anniversary year Scottish Ballet granted five wishes. BBC Scotland created a documentary capturing their individual stories and their impact on the wider community.
Dancer and choreographer Alice Topp on working in a male-dominated field, and finding confidence the face of adversity.
With our bodies so absent in modern communication, maybe the key to reconnecting as a community lies in the physical.

Americans Touring Abroad | January–May

Dance companies and international programmers who present American dance may complete this International Touring Form to share their news. Here's a sampling of scheduled tours
(see the full list on our 


Momix Italian Tour
Jan. 27-28

Performance, Teatro Verdi

Jan. 31-Feb 1
Performance, Teatro Gesualdo

Feb. 4-9
Performance, Teatro Petruzzelli

Feb. 12-March 1

Performance, Teatro Olimpico

Salerno, Italy

Avellino, Italy

Bari, Italy

Rome, Italy

Nora Chipaumire Feb.1 - 2
Performance, Zodiak

Helsinki, Finland

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Feb.1
Performance, Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Feb. 4
Performance, Royal Theatre

Feb. 5

Performance, Port Theatre

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Victoria, BC, Canada

Nanaimo Beach, BC, Canada

Nora Chipaumire Feb. 7
Performance, Punta Della Dogana Museum

Feb. 14 - 15
Performance, Teatro de Barrio Alto

Feb. 20 - 22
Performance, Kampnagel

Venice, Italy

Lisbon, Portugal

Hamburg, Germany

Kyle Abraham/Abraham in Motion Feb. 21-22
Performance, Harbourfront Centre

Toronto, Canada

BellyDance Evolution March 2-9
Performance/Residency, Theatersaal Langenhagen

Hanover, Germany

Trisha Brown Dance Company
March 11-13
Performance, Bernadette Lafront Theater


Nîmes, France

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet March 31
Performance, Stadthalle Neuss

Neuss, Germany 

Sidra Bell Dance New York March 2020
Performances & Residency, Threnos Project


Kyle Abraham/Abraham in Motion April 7 -8
Performance, Babs Asper Theater

April 21
Performance, L'onde Theatre Centre d'art

April 23
Performance, Theatre Paul Eluard

Ottawa, Canada

Velizy-Villacoublay, France

Bezons, France

Pam Tanowitz  May 6-9
Performance, Barbican Centre

London, United Kingdom

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