As participants in the competition, choreographers and dancers from around the world, are requested to perform a solo piece which is new, original, imaginative, unique and which displays unusual achievement. The duration of the performance has to be between 9 and 12 minutes. The choreographies should be developed along the lines of a contemporary and genuine movement-language. The applicant is free in choice of subject and music. The piece may be interpreted by the choreographer him/herself. The dancer must be 30 or younger.
The jury will judge choreographic and dance skills as well as musicality, interpretation and performance.
At the event itself, the jury will award three prizes in the choreography category and three prizes in the dance category, all ranging between EUR 1500 and EUR 3500. Two further prizes both worth EUR 500 will be awarded by the audience. In addition, there will be a Residence Prize, in which the winner will have the opportunity to study and perform his/her own choreography with a professional dance company. The winner of the Eastman Prize Stuttgart will be invited to the prestigious workshop ‘Eastman Summer Intensive 2021’ in Antwerp.
The application must be filed online until 11th November 2020, 12.00 o’clock midnight CET and is only complete with sending an online link (attention: only YouTube or Vimeo links) to the choreographic work (also rehearsal) which shall be presented at the festival. More information can be found here.
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