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March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) ALERT

In light of the current worldwide concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), American Dance Abroad recommends that anyone traveling to another country check the U.S. Embassy website for that country for guidelines regarding entering into and exiting from that country as well as reentering the U.S.  

Take note if you are traveling with foreign nationals (dancers or staff with passports other than U.S. passports). The country issuing the non-U.S. passport will determine the entry and reentry procedures for that person. At the moment, foreign national travelers from China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy require extra screening and may be denied entry into the U.S.

Below are links to some useful websites where you can find accurate up-to-date information and register your trip.

U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories    

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention  

Register for STEP – the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.  (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

FOCUS: USA at Dance Fest Skopje

American Dance Abroad is pleased to announce a North Macedonian edition of FOCUS: USA.

American Dance Abroad is pleased to announce a North Macedonian edition of FOCUS: USA. From April 6 - 11, 2020, Stephen Petronio Company (NYC), FIDGET (Philadelphia), and The Tribe with Shamel Pitts (NYC) will be featured at Dance Fest Skopje.  

FOCUS: USA is a platform of American dance that highlights the diversity of American contemporary dance presented within the programming of a leading festival, and brings together the dance community of the host festival, the American companies, and invited international programmers. American Dance Abroad is honored to partner with Dance Fest Skopje, and together will welcome a select group of international programmers. The companies will each present a full evening performance plus a series of community-based activities, including teaching and workshops. After each performance, the programmers and local community will gather to network.

American Dance Abroad will provide limited travel support and lodging to programmers who attend. Interested programmers should reach out to

Dance Fest Skopje was selected as our 2020 partner because the philosophy of the Festival mirrors many aspects of American dance.  The mission of the festival is to connect artists from different countries and cultures and provide them the opportunity to work together, creating a place where diverse national, ethnic and aesthetic styles of dance can find a common creative environment. This spirit of cultural exchange and diplomacy is also at the heart of what American Dance Abroad strives for.

Schedule for FOCUS: USA:
April 6         Stephen Petronio Company in the National Theater 
April 7         FIDGET will perform at the Youth Cultural Center
April 8         Skopje Dance Theater
April 9         The Tribe with Shamel Pitts in the Youth Cultural Center
Support for Focus: USA was provided by:

New Interactive Map Available 

Flanders Arts Institute debuts new interactive map of train routes of Europe


In recent years, Flanders Arts Institute has been reflecting on new ways of working internationally in the arts with its research project, "(Re)framing The International.”  The hope is to inspire artists to travel more sustainably for tours, residencies, and conferences. Flanders has just debuted a new railway map with destinations that can be reached by train in less than 6.5 hours from Brussels - Midi train station.

As sustainability is increasingly higher on the agenda in the arts sector, this map offers an alternative for a number of destinations in Europe. Of course, it is not easy to go on residence or on tour by train. Certainly not if, for example, you have to play in different places in a short time. This new railway map is, therefore, only a first step in exploring possible routes and alternatives.

The interactive map can be found here.       

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

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

International Contemporary Dance Festival of Mexico City
Call for Festival Applications
Due June 30, 2020
Learn more
ADAM Artist Lab 2020
Call for Residency Applications
Due March 9, 2020
Learn more
Istanbul Fringe Festival
Call for Festival Applications
Due March 29, 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
Pocket Dance Festival
Open Call for Residency
Due April 19, 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. 

How to emphasize an atypical body? First, walk the dogs, Then a long day of rehearsal.
Contemporary dance is making its mark in Botswana, where funding for arts is slowly growing.
The appointment of Russian dancer Mikhail Martynyuk as the next artistic director was met with outrage and a petition
Meet the dreamers creating art to share their experiences as immigrants in the United States - and to inspire change.
Some independent programs are presenting unique models that bridge the gap between student and professional life through networking, performance opportunities, and more.

Americans Touring Abroad | March–August

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 


Valerie Green/Dance Entropy March 2-14 
Performance, Navdhara India Dance Theater

Mumbai, India 

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

Hanover, Germany

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


Nîmes, France

RIOULT Dance NY March 19
Performance, Grand Theater

March 21
Performance, Atrium de Chaville

March 24
Performance, Theatre du Vesinet 

March 26
Performance, Carpeaux Area 

April 2
Performance, Centre d'art et de culture

Le Perreux-sur-Marne, France  

Chaville, France 

Le Vésinet, France

Courbevoie, France

Meudon, France 

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet March 31
Performance, Stadthalle Neuss

Neuss, Germany 

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


Fidget April 6
Performance, Dance Fest Skopje

Skopje, North Macedonia

Stephen Petronio Company April 6
Performance, Dance Fest Skopje

Skopje, North Macedonia

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

TRIBE April 8
Performance, Antistatic Festival

April 12
Performance, Antistatic Festival

Skopje, North Macedonia

Fidget May 6
Performance, Dance Fest Skopje

May 16
Performance, Dance Fest Skopje

Sofia, Bulgaria

Pam Tanowitz  May 6-9
Performance, Barbican Centre

London, United Kingdom

Pizarts July 27 - 31st
Young Dancers Retreat

July 27 - August 1
Professionals Retreat

August 17 - 23
Artists Residency & Retreat 

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Bundoran, Ireland 

Les Ballets Trockadero June 13th
Performance, Opatija Festival

Opatija, Croatia 

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