• 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

After finishing your registration on the entry form, you will receive an auto-reply email with an URL. Please upload all the necessary materials to the URL within 24 hours after receiving the email.

Please combine materials necessary for application into one Zip file and upload it. Be sure to name the file by choreographer’s name.
The file is to be uploaded to “Dropbox”. You can upload them without Dropbox account. Referring to the image below, fill in your name and email address which you registered on the entry form.
Your application will be completed after you upload the Application materials.

  • 1. Fill out and submit entry form.
  • 2. Check the auto-reply email after submitting your entry form.
  • 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.

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 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 the same work that would be performed at Yokohama Dance Collection.
    • 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 flyer related to a previous performance or a work you have choreographed
  • 4. Technical Sheet (if the following conditions apply)
    For the final performance, there will be limitations of the time required for setting up (120 minutes) the staging and for rehearsals. If there are technically complex elements in your performance, please submit a detailed technical sheet separately.

Competition Ⅰ Performance


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

  • 1. Size of stage: 10m wide by 10m deep by 4.5 m high
  • 2. Staging:
    Floor: Black linoleum
    Wing curtains: 5 pairs (black)
    Back curtain: Choice of a large black horizontal curtain (also can serve as a screen) or the red brick wall

Please note that the venue and staging for the performance are subject to change.
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  • 1. Final stages will be held on Saturday 30 November, Sunday 1 December, 2024. Finalists will be performing on either one of the days.
  • 2. The performance must last no more than 20 minutes.
  • 3. The awardee for Prize of the French Embassy in Japan 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 are much appreciated.
  • 6. Award ceremony will be held on Sunday 1 December, 2024 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 Performance by Former Prizewinner at Yokohama Dance Collection

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

Prize of the French Embassy in Japan – Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, for young choreographers Residency program in France

Residency program in France


Right to participate in the Contest or perform in a program at the International Contemporary Dance Festival MASDANZA in Spain in 2025

Architanz Artist Support Prize

We will decide upon consultation regarding the provision of the studio use (creation support, opportunity for work-in-progress, holding workshops) and free attendance to classes.

Toyohashi Arts Theatre PLAT Prize

Provide the opportunity for residency at Toyohashi Arts Theatre PLAT


Okami Sae (Dance Critic, Associate Professor of Kyoritsu Women’s University)
Kimura Eriko (Director, Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art)
Nagatsuka Keishi (Playwright, Director, Actor, Artistic Director of KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre)
Hamano Fumio (Senior Editor, Shinshokan Dance Magazine)
Yasumoto Masako (Dancer, Choreographer)
Samson Sylvain (Cultural attaché of the French Embassy)
Catherine Tsekenis (Executive Director of CN D Centre National de la Danse)

※MASDANZA Prize, Architanz Artist Support Prize and Toyohashi Arts Theatre PLAT Prize will be judged by representatives of each organization.

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