International Choreography competition 2013

Published on 31st Oct, 2012


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27th International Competition for Choreographers Hanover 2013

on June 29th and 30th, 2013

For 27 years the Ballett Gesellschaft Hannover have organized the International Competition for Choreographers Hanover. This competition estimated within the last years as an important event in the national and international dance scene. The internationality of the both sides, the participating choreographers and the jury shows the high international ranking of this unique competition in Germany. We are proud receiving the following statement: “This is the most interesting, well organised, progressive choreographic competition in central europe with an international reputation. It is a privilege to have been part of this renowned competition, a platform of artistic exchanges. The support of the Ballett Gesellschaft Hannover for the world of dance is paramount!” Richard Wherlock, Director Ballet Basel.

These are the competition guidelines:

All participants, choreographers and dancers, ought to have professional training.

Choreographers must be 35 or younger. The competition is open to any kind of style. Evaluation is based exclusively on imaginative use of space and time, the realisation of an idea, and its transfer onto the performers.

The duration of the performance, have to be between 5 and 12 minutes. A solo-ballet may not be interpreted by the choreographer him/herself.

The applicant is free in his choice of subject and music. A PAL-DVD (Video) of the choreographic work must be delivered to the organisers. The DVD may only contain the choreography to be performed in the competition. Alternatively is a video/Internet-link possible.

A prejury will select a maximum of 20 the submitted works, which will enter the contest. The artistic director of the jury is Ed Wubbe, director of Scapino Ballett Rotterdam.

Jury 2013

Kiri Haardt, University of Arts, Bern

Marguerite Donlon, Director Ballett Saarländisches Staatstheater

Nanine Linning, Director Dance Company Nanine Linning/Theater Heidelberg

Jörg Mannes, , Director Ballett der Staatsoper Hannover

Jan Pusch, Director Staatstheater Tanz Braunschweig

Yohan Stegli, Deputy Artistic Director BUNDESJUGENDBALLETT

Christiane Winter, Director Tanztheater International

Ed Wubbe, Director Scapino Ballett Rotterdam



A total sum of 13.500.- EUR in prize money, as well as three production awards will be awarded.

1st prize = 6.000.- EUR

2nd prize = 3.000.- EUR

3rd prize = 2.000.- EUR

Audience award 1.000.- EUR

Award of the critics: 1.500.- EUR

Scapino production award

Bundesjugendballett production award

Production Award Staatstheater Tanz Braunschweig

Scapino Production Award
Since 2005 Ed Wubbe, the artistic director of the competition, awards the Scapino production award. The award includes the development of an unique choreography with dancers from Scapino Ballet and the presentation in the series TWOOLS.

Since 2012: Production Award Bundesjugendballett
The Bundesjugendballett was founded by John Neumeier in  2011. Since 2012 the Bundesjugendballett  also sponsors a production award. Part of the award is the development of a choreography with the Bundesjugendballett.

NEW: Production Award Staatstheater Tanz Braunschweig

Jan Pusch, Artistic Director of Staatstheater Tanz Braunschweig will award a production price for the creation of a new dance piece which will be presented coming season within the program of Staatstheater Braunschweig.

Applications are due by May 2nd, 2013

Ballett Gesellschaft Hannover e.V.

Im Hückedal 19d

D-30974 Wennigsen-Holtensen

Phone (International) ++49. (0)5109 . 56460

Fax (International)  ++49. (0)5109 . 564620


  1. avatar Posted by Evan Jones on November 6th, 2012 [Reply]

    Please send me more details which might encourage participants from QUT Dance here in Australia.
    Thank you.
    Evan Jones
    Lecturer in Ballet

  2. avatar Posted by chrisduncan on November 20th, 2012 [Reply]

    Recommendation – DanceLife Team

  3. avatar Posted by john sarfo kantanka on September 10th, 2013 [Reply]

    do you have dance for kids


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