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July 2019

Get Ready for Tanzmesse 2020!

The internationale tanzmesse nrw will take place August 26-30, 2020, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Did you know that the internationale tanzmesse nrw hosts the largest professional gathering dedicated exclusively to contemporary dance?
It takes place every two years in Düsseldorf, Germany, with the next edition falling on August 26-30, 2020. The exhibition halls, talks and information sessions are great places for networking. American Dance Abroad will host a booth at Tanzmesse and there are two great opportunities for U.S.-based dance professionals to get involved:

  • Submit a proposal for the artistic program. Artists/companies may submit a proposal(s) for fully produced performances or open studio showings. You must be invited to submit a proposal by an organization that will be hosting a booth (like American Dance Abroad). If you’d like us to issue an invitation, first create an account through the Tanzmesse website. Email Andrea Snyder and let her know which email you used to register your account and she will issue your invitation. Please note, while American Dance Abroad must issue your invitation to submit a proposal, the Tanzmesse staff makes all curatorial decisions. The Tanzmesse does not provide financial support, but here are some ideas for general funding resources you can explore.
  • Attend as an American Corner delegate. U.S.-based choreographers, dancers, agents, and presenters are encouraged to attend the Tanzmesse as part of American Dance Abroad's delegation, even if you will not be performing. You will be a booth attendant and will be assigned to "man" the booth at certain times. This is an excellent opportunity to network and practice your "elevator pitch" with international colleagues. American Dance Abroad covers the cost of the booth; you are responsible for travel costs and the Tanzmesse registration fee (€125,- incl. 7% VAT). Complete this FORM to register your interest in becoming a booth attendant.

Beyond Our Borders: Seattle Recap

American Dance Abroad conducted an international leadership and skill-building
workshop in Seattle, WA, on May 18-19, 2019.

ADA Co-directors Carolelinda Dickey and Andrea Snyder led 10 participants from the Seattle dance community, with varying levels of international experience, in a weekend-long edition of Beyond Our Borders. Some of their take-aways include:
  • "[Beyond Our Borders] made me realize that no matter how difficult it may be, and may increasingly get, touring outside the US is extremely important for cross-cultural exchange and my own personal sense of growth and fulfillment." –Erica Badgeley, independent dance artist
  • "I have a clearer understanding of some of the steps involved in bringing our work to an international audience." –Christin Call, Coriolis Dance
  • "I have considered looking into applying to festivals and international opportunities in the past, and now I have a better idea of what is available to me as an artist." –Alexandra Roumanis, independent dance artist
Stay tuned for information about our next Beyond Our Borders workshop, in NYC this Fall!

Dance Dialogue: Focus on Angela Conquet,
 Artistic Director/CEO, DANCEHOUSE

Dance Dialogue is a segment focusing on international programmers and the venues/festivals they program. If you would like to be featured or would like to suggest someone to be featured, contact us.

Prue Lang Stellar Project (Dance Massive, 2017), photo by Pippa Samaya at Dancehouse.

Established by a working group of independent dance practitioners in 1992, Dancehouse has since become the epicentre of the Australian independent dance sector and is the only presenting venue in Australia dedicated solely to contemporary dance. From its base in Melbourne, its reputation and influence has crossed state boundaries to shape the art form nationally and internationally. Representing a diversity of visions, practices and generations, Dancehouse is equally committed to the development of dance artists, dance audiences and the artform itself. Still solid, resilient and responsive after 27 years, we have a reputation for curatorial excellence and for the relevance and responsiveness of our opportunities. Presenting and touring works as part of our flagship initiatives (Keir Choreographic Award, our Housemate year-long residency program and Dance Massive Festival), Dancehouse is committed to the circulation of works and ideas of independent choreographers.
I was appointed Artistic Director of Dancehouse in July 2011 after working as Artistic Director for Dance at Mains d'Oeuvres Paris – a major multi-arts cultural centre and a pioneer amongst independent art spaces in France – where I presented and commissioned over 100 works by mainly emerging dance artists. I am the Artistic Director and CEO of Dancehouse.
Eschewing a singular creative vision, we bring together and nurture the individual visions of a varied and diverse community of artists and thinkers who span dance and its expanded fields. We look for choreographers and works that traverse the boundaries of space and discipline – works that emphasize discursive processes and practice beyond product(ion), interrogate traditional narratives and take creative risks. Above all, we value practices that connect the moving body with social, political and ethical discourse. I also ensure that the artists and works presented resonate with the Australian context.
We welcome all practices and like to interrogate what choreography, in its expanded sense, can be today. We also like to welcome particular approaches to space and audience and often present works off-site or site-specifically. And we deeply encourage works that challenge and provoke, that sit in between genres, and that also invite engagement with the world sensorially. 
Our programming is both national and international in scope. The focus remains on Australian artists, given that we are the only house of dance in Australia, but we regularly invite international artists to engage with themes that we explore. We also have a program of international residencies which is the best platform to connect with the local dance communities. These are devised in partnership with like-minded organizations and involve some reciprocity.
If an artist is interested in participating in our venue, they can drop us an email. They should be prepared to tell us why Australia may be important for their research or career path. I would also recommend listening to our series of podcasts which sit on our soundcloud:

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

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

Performática 2020
Call for Festival Applications
Due July 7, 2019
Learn more

Tanzmesse 2020
Call for Festival Proposals
Due September 30, 2019
Learn more
New England States Touring (NEST) Grant
Call for Grant Applications
Due August 1, 2019
Learn more
Residency Program
Learn more
K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg Residency Program
Call for Residency Applications
Due August 12, 2019
Learn more
Casa Na Ilha
Residency Program
Applications open for 2019
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. 

Mr. Taylor named the dancer Michael Novak as his successor. Six veteran leading dancers have decided that it’s time to retire. 
Wallich opened up her Sunday morning company class to all and Dance Church was born.
Dates and a new plan is announced for a revamped CINARS Biennale.
Created in 2006 by the Ford, Rockefeller, Rasmuson and Prudential Foundations, United States Artists has made its name as one of the largest providers of financial support to artists in the country.
Dorsey is an openly transgender choreographer and activist with a professional dance company that has been thriving for 15 years.

Americans Touring Abroad | July–October 2019

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 

Mudhouse Residency

Agios Ioannis, Greece

Christine Bonansea Company July 22-28
Residency, SPAM

Porcari, Italy

Christine Bonansea Company July 29-Aug. 2
Teaching, Dance Italia

Lucca, Italy

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company July 25-Aug. 5
International Tour

Italy, Germany and Israel

Karlovsky & Company Dance July 31-Aug. 11
Performance, New World Dance Theatre

Cape Town, South Africa

Dance Visions NY, Inc. Aug. 1-4
Teaching, Performance and Panel discussion, Isadora Duncan International Symposium at "the Place"

London, United Kingdom

Gabrielle Revlock Aug. 1-5
Performing Unstructured Time, Dance Bridges Festival

Kolkata, India

Christine Bonansea Company Aug. 22-24
Collaborative Duet with Pamela Z, Sarah Shelton Mann Festival, DOCK 11 Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Christine Bonansea Company Aug. 29-Sept. 1
Premiere of OH-2, DOCK 11 Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Christine Bonansea Company Sept. 16-Oct. 3
Commission with Company AURA

Kaunas, Lithuania

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Sept. 21-Oct. 14
Japan Tour


Christine Bonansea Company Oct. 5-26
Workshops, lectures and exchange, BIDAM

Busan, Korea

Two Broad Oct. 28-Nov. 4
Kulturfactory International Residency

Domicella, Italy

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