• 1. The applicant must have had work publicly performed.
  • 2. The applicant must not have received any of the following awards at Yokohama Dance Collection in the past:
    • Jury Prize (from 2011 on)
    • French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographer
    • Yokohama Prize for a Brilliant Future (formerly the Yokohama Arts/Cultural Foundation Prize)

Requirements for the Work Submitted with the Application

  • 1. The performance must not exceed 20 minutes.
  • 2. Works using expressive techniques restricted under Japanese law cannot be accepted.
  • 3. Works previously performed at Yokohama Dance Collection are not permitted.
  • 4. Each applicant (an individual or group) can submit only one work.
  • 5. There are no restrictions on the number of performers in the work (solo, duo or group)

How to apply

  • 1. Submit the entry form.
  • 2. Check the auto-replied email upon submitting.
  • 3. Combine the materials necessary for application into one Zip file.
  • 4. Upload the Zip file to the URL notified in the auto-replied email.

*Be sure to name the Zip file by choreographer’s name.

The file is to be uploaded to "Dropbox". You can upload it without Dropbox account. Referring to the image below, fill in your name and email address which you submitted in the entry form.
Your application will be completed after you upload the materials.

Materials to be submitted

Note that if there are problems with the materials submitted, your application will be rejected.

  • 1. One portrait photograph of the choreographer The file name for the photograph should take the format "Choreographer’s name"
    * Permission for use of the photograph must be received from the photographer. If you are selected as a finalist, your photograph will be used in flyers and other publicity materials.)
  • 2. Video of the work being submitted
    • Video data should be in mp4 or avi format.
    • Use the name of the choreographer as the file name for the video file. Do not use the title of the work as the file name.
    • The video submitted for the preliminary judging must be of the same work that would be performed at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No1.
    • The file uploaded or Video data must contain only one work, which must comply with the time limit stated above.
    • The video should minimize the use of special visual effects possible in video art.
  • 3. A copy of either a flyer or a performance contract related to a previous performance of a work you have choreographed.
  • 4. Technical Sheet (if the following conditions apply)
    For the final performance, there will be limitations the time required for setting up (120 minutes) the staging and for rehearsals. If there are technically complex elements in the performance of the work you are submitting, please submit a detailed technical sheet separately.

Competition Ⅰ Performance


Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No. 1, 3rd Floor Hall

  • 1. Size of stage: 9.9 m wide by 10.8 m deep by 4.5 m high
  • 2. Staging:
    Floor: Black linoleum
    Legs: 5 pairs (black)
    Cyclorama: Choice of black cyc (also can serve as a screen) or the red brick wall

In production. Scheduled to be updated in the end of June.

Please note that the venue and staging for the performance are subject to change.


  • 1. Final stages will be presented on Saturday 6 February and Sunday 7 February, 2021. Finalists will be performing on either one of the days.
  • 2. The performance must last no more than 20 minutes.
  • 3. The awardee for French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographer is required communication skills either in English or French.
  • 4. Expenses such as regarding travel and accommodation are to be borne by the finalists.
  • 5. Finalists’ cooperation on publicity and ticket sales are much appreciated.
  • 6. Award ceremony will be held on Sunday 7 February, 2021 at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 3rd Floor Hall after judging meeting.

Competition Ⅰ Prize and Jury members


Jury Prize

Opportunity to perform at the Prize’s Performance in a future edition of Yokohama Dance Collection

¥400,000 prize (a grant to subsidize creative activities)

French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographer

About 3 months of residency in France


Okami Sae(Dance Critic, Associate Professor of Kyoritsu Women's University)
Kitamura Akiko(Choreographer, Dancer, Associate Professor of Shinshu University)
Kondo Ryohei(Director of CONDORS, Choreographer, Dancer)
Tada Junnosuke (Director, Artistic Director of TOKYO DEATHLOCK)
Hamano Fumio(Senior Editor, Shinshokan Dance Magazine)
Samson Sylvain (Cultural attaché of the French Embassy)
Xavier Person(Director of the French Institute of Japan-Yokohama)
Aymar Crosnier(Deputy General Director of the Centre national de la danse)

*The judges will include dance experts in a variety of fields at each countries.

entry form