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16th Gdańsk Dance Festival: OPEN CALL | SOLO DANCE CONTEST 2024

Application deadline: May 17, 2024

Solo Dance Contest is an annual international competition that aims to support the dancers and to promote broadly understood contemporary dance. It has been organized since 2011 in Gdansk, Poland as a part of the international Gdańsk Dance Festival, an event that each year gathers dancers, choreographers and dance companies from all over the world. 



- Application deadline: 17th of May

- Contest: from 26th until 30th of August. 


We are looking for the solos that :

  • are autonomous performances
  • premiered between 1st of January 2023 and 3rd of May 2024 or are prepared especially for the Solo Dance Contest 2024 (premiere will take place during the competition)
  • are not shorter than 5 minutes and not longer than 20 minutes

Who can apply?

  • All the professional dancers of contemporary dance with the documented artistic activity or/and are professional dancers with a diploma of dance studies
  • Competition is adressed to the dancers that are at least 18 years old


  • Three financial prizes of 5500 EUR total, which will be distributed by the Jury of the festival among the winners of the the contest
  • Audience award of 500 EUR
  • Invitation to Gdańsk and presentation of the submitted solo in front of an audience of the 16th Gdańsk Dance Festival


More information, contest terms and conditions and an application form can be found on our website:

All the questions in both Polish and English can be sent to:

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