OPEN CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION

YDC was launched as a choreography competition in 1996, providing an international platform for dance in Japan. To date, it has featured over 400 finalists. These choreographers confront society and the other, the body and artistic expression, and even now continue to develop their work in a variety of directions, both at home and abroad.
This competition is a place for choreographers, dancers, and other artists to pursue composition, direction, and technique in dance, and to challenge themselves to new possibilities of artistic expression. It also serves as a platform for artistic dialogue and exchange. Choreography is a practice that reconsiders humanity by way of exploring the connections between the body and society. In this time of constant change, it will become more and more important to foster solidarity between artists, as well as ties with dance communities local, domestic, and abroad. Yokohama Dance Collection announces its open call for applications for its 26th edition in hopes that it will carve out new horizons for creation. * Application has been closed

SCHEDULE

  • 1. Open Call for applications
    Wednesday 3 June → Monday 27 July, 2020
    * Application has been closed
  • 2. Preliminary judging
    The judging will be based on the materials submitted with the application. The results of the preliminary judging will be emailed to all applicants by the end of September. 2020
  • 3. Final judging
    Saturday 6, Sunday 7 February, 2021;
    Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No. 1. 3rd Floor Hall
  • 4. Award Ceremony
    The winners will be announced and awards given at the award ceremony on Sunday 7 February, 2021.