For the Solo Dance Contest 2018 held as part of the 10th Gdańsk Dance Festival, 173 solos from 37 countries from around the world were submitted.
The competition will take place on June 11-15, in Klub Żak. For four days invited artists will perform their solos, and on the fifth day finalists chosen by international Jury will show their works again. In addition to the Jurors, the audience will also award their prize.
Klub Żak decided to invite the following artists:
Sebastian Abarbanell / Germany/USA / Parasites
Samuele Arisci / Italy / TABOO / chor. Nicolo Abbattista
Jonathan Breton / France/USA / LifeLine
Natalie Bury / Switzerland/Germany / Frau Müller und die Suche nach der Wirklichkeit
Yi-En Chen / Taiwan/France / Shame
Jill Crovisier / Luxemburg / Zement, the solo
Gloria Ferrari / Italy/ ? I ma / chor. Erika Silgoner, Bob Bobsil
Giulia Forotti / Italy / Where the Heart Is / chor. Nunzio Perricone
Margot Gelber / USA / Follow her Smiling
Isabella Giustina / Italy / Destinata Guerriera
Valerija Gneuševa / Lithuania/Russia / Between the Two Sunrises
Raquel Gualtero Soriano / Spain / Somebody Somewhere
Daniel Gwirtzman / USA / Doodling
Edouard Hue / France/Switzerland / Forward
Paulina Jaksim / Poland / Sola / chor. Anna Nowak
Leila Ka / France / Pode ser
Yochan Kang / Korea/Germany / I have something to say
Alexandra Kostopoulou / Greece / Artemisia
Gennaro Andrea Lauro / Italy/France / Sarajevo - the massacre of the quiet man
Max Levy / USA/Germany / Silent bell
Dor Mamalia / Israel/Switzerland / I Choose You
Rebecca Margolick / Canada/USA / Ministry
Ivona Medić / Croatia/Hungary / Self Manual
Jarosław Mysona / Poland / Stonewall Inn
Sean Nederlof / USA / Coming Home / chor. Yoshito Sakuraba
Andrew Pearson / USA / This is not the end
Rima Pipoyan / Armenia / Woman Before Decision Making
Łukasz Przytarski / Poland / Weld
Antonin Rioche / France/Belgium / Ohboy!
Mounir Saeed / Egypt / What about Dante
Aya Toraiwa / Japan/Germany / Miscanthus and Blackbird
Drosia Triantaki / Greece / CASCADE:Equilibria
Eri Watanabe / Japan/Germany / Describe
Dominika Wiak / Poland / Melancholia / chor. Jakub Lewandowski
Yeh Yung-Chen / Taiwan / Lost Dust
We are waiting for confirmation of participation, and the final schedule of the competition will be announced in mid-May.
Thank you for all submissions and see you in Gdansk!