SOLO DANCE Contest 2018 / recruitment

Ieva NAvickaite fot. Paweł Wyszomirski
Club ZAK hereby announces The SOLO DANCE CONTEST 2018 a contest for a short contemporary dance solo (contemporary dance / contemporary ballet).

The International SOLO DANCE CONTEST will take place during the Gdansk Dance Festival between 11th – 15th June 2018. The Contest is to support and promote contemporary dance.

It is open for dancers of contemporary dance (contemporary dance / contemporary ballet) who have a documented artistic activity or/and are professional dancers with a diploma of dance studies. Participation in the contest for a solo is permitted for solos that are autonomous solo performances, the premiere of which took place between 1st January 2016 and 30th March 2018 or prepared especially for the contest — premieres. The solo should not be shorter than 5 minutes and no longer than 20 minutes. One dancer can submit maximum two solos.

Solo pieces will be judged by an international jury composed of 5 members. The Jury will carry out the preselection and then will judge the finalists. There will be maximum 6 finalists. The organiser will invite to the Jury curators of international dance festivals, personages from the artistic world, and experts in the field of contemporary dance. The composition of the jury will be officially presented on the 9th March 2018 on the website The Jury will judge the solos for their artistic value, technical level and originality, awareness of the performance space and dramaturgy of the choreography.

In the Contest there are to be 3 prizes: 1st prize: 3.000 EUR, 2nd prize: 2.000 EUR and 3rd prize: 1.000 EUR.

The deadline for application is 31st March 2018 (see details in the regulations of the Contest - website

All additional information: Contest Regulations, application form, light rider of Club Zak can be found on website We kindly ask to read carefully the Regulations. Questions in Polish or English concerning the conditions of participation in the Contest may be sent to: