Yokohama Dance Collection Competition

Since its launch in 1996, the aims of the Yokohama Dance Collection have been to discover and foster young choreographers and to promote contemporary dance. The competition at the core of this festival places great value on the originality of choreography by artists who bring new perspectives to the body and creative expression in tune with their times. We look forward to the contributions of choreographers who are confident in their expressive potential and role in society and will lead the way to the future of creativity.


  • 1. Call for applications
    Friday May 25 - Friday July 20.2018
    Applications may be submitted via our website, by postal mail, or by hand.
    Application From Download (PDF)
    Application From Download (Word)
  • 2. Preliminary judging based on application materials
    The judging will be based on the materials submitted with the application. The results of the preliminary judging will be sent to all applicants in late September, 2018.
  • 3. Final judging
    February 9 and 10 (Saturday and Sunday), 2019;
    Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No. 1. 3rd Floor Hall
    The organizers will determine the dates for each performances, the order of performances, and rehearsal dates. (Rehearsal dates will be in early February.)
  • 4. Award Ceremony
    The winners will be announced and awards given at the award ceremony on Sunday, February 10, 2019.