Jury of Solo Dance Contest

Susanna Beltrami

Solo Dance Contest 2020 is an international contest for contemporary dance performance. It will be held within the 12th Gdansk Dance Festival, 3rd September 2020 in Poland. The stake is  6000 euro including Audience Award.

For the Jury of  Solo Dance Contest 2020 club Żak invited artists and experts of contemporary dance: Arno Boehlerphilosopher and artist, an author of interdisciplinary strategies, connecting philosophy and art; Susanna Beltrami – choreographer and pedagogue, a founder of prestigious Dance Haus academy in Milan; James Wilton – choreographer, involved in international cooperation with major theatres and dance companies in Europe.

Deadline for the application is 14.06.2020. More info:





Arno Boehler teaches Philosophy at the University of Vienna and at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He is in charge of the art-based philosophy program and is an author of interdisciplinary strategies, connecting philosophy and art. Arno Boehler is a scholarship winner at the Universities of Bangalore, Heidelberg, New York and Princeton and a visiting professor at several universities in Europe. He co-authored the publication on ethics, aesthetics and politics of movement, released in cooperation with ImPulsTanz, one of the most distinguished festivals for contemporary dance worldwide.

Susanna Beltrami is one of  the most important Italian choreographers and pedagogues. Having graduated from the ballet school, she received further dance education in Merce Cunningham foundation in New York. Susanna Beltrami cooperated with Carolyn Carlson, Jorma Uotinen and others. Since 2006 she has been running prestigious DanceHaus academy in Milan. Cooperation with Susanna is on behalf of GDF“s partnership with EurAsia Dance Project.

James Wilton began his choreographic career in 2010 and quickly shot to national and international acclaim, winning awards at the Masdanza, Hannover and Bern Choreographic Competitions, as well as the Sadlers Wells Global Dance Contest. James has created works for Konzert Theater Bern, Opera Graz, Theater Münster, Stadt Theater Giessen, Ballet Hagen and Scottish Dance Theatre, as well as for his own company which tour all over the world.