Contemporary Dance Night: Call for submissions from mid-career dancers and choreographers

Ahram Online , Thursday 27 Apr 2023

The Contemporary Dance Night (CDN) continues to accept submissions from dancers and choreographers for a two months residency programme in Cairo, Egypt.

Contemporary Dance Night


The call is open for mid-career dancers and choreographers residing in Egypt, The UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, the US and the Arab region. 

The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2023.

The CDN, an annual independent contemporary dance event, invites mid-career contemporary dancers and choreographers to apply with their new concept/creation projects for a two-month residency programme in Cairo, Egypt.

During the residency, they will work with Egyptian dancers/artists and receive a modest production grant to realize their productions.

All costs, including travel expenses, accommodation, rehearsal space, and pocket money during the residency, will be covered for foreign artists not residing in Cairo.

Launched in 2011, the CDN aims to support the development of contemporary dance in Egypt and bridge the gap between this art form and local audiences.

The event is a series of live dance pieces (new and returning), dance videos, seminars, workshops and various activities, all under the same umbrella. 

The team of the CDN shares together the belief that contemporary dance is a means for self-expression within the current challenging political, social, and cultural context. 

The seventh edition of the CDN will take place between late November and early December 2023, in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt.

Selected artists will be announced on the website during the month of May 2023. 

To apply, follow this link
More info can be found here or send an email to [email protected]

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