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Open Call | PACAP 6 - Performing Arts Advanced Programme, curated by Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz






PACAP 6 - Performing Arts Advanced Programme
Curated by Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz

From February 16 to July 30, 2023
Forum Dança, Lisbon, Portugal

Applications for the next edition of PACAP – Performing Arts Advanced Programme are now open.
The sixth edition of the Performing Arts Advanced Programme is curated by Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz.
This advanced training course will run from February 16 to July 30, 2023 and it will take place mostly in Lisbon, Portugal.

The course is aimed for dancers, choreographers, performers and other artists with performance, body, and movement practices, older than 23 (with no upper age limit). The program is open to applications from individual and duet artists.

The selection process will be carried out by the curators of PACAP 6 and the direction of Forum Dança. 
Candidates must present a synopsis of a project to be developed within the scope of PACAP 6. 
This synopsis is nothing more than a starting point, an unfinished idea, an unsolved problem. 

The selection process will take place in 2 distinct Phases:

  • Phase 1 – Applications - until June 20, 2022;
  • Phase 2 – Auditions - 5 to 10 September 2022.

Candidates selected for an audition will be contacted by June 30, 2022. The second phase will only be for the candidates selected in the first phase. Communication of the final results: all selected candidates will be contacted by email until 30 September 2022. For foreign residents unable to travel to Lisbon, an audition and online interview will be held between September 5 and 10, 2022 at a time to be arranged with each candidate.


  • Registration: 120€.
  • Payment in full: 1800€.
  • Payment in two instalments: 950€ x 2.

Note: Scholarships will be awarded after the selection is completed to 2 participants that can provide simultaneous translation for small groups. The scholarship consists of a 50% reduction of the total tuition fee.

Coproduction PACAP 6:
TBA – Teatro do Bairro Alto and Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Support PACAP 6: O Rumo do Fumo, Alkantara, Estúdios Victor Córdon, O Espaço do Tempo, Piscina

You can access the complete information available on our website at:

  • – in Portuguese
  • – in English

The submission of applications is done solely and exclusively through the form available on the Forum Dança website. Applications will be accepted in Portuguese, English and French. For more information and to apply, just fill out the form available here.

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Espaço da Penha – Travessa do Calado 26-B, 1170-070 Lisboa
Tel. +351 213 428 985 \ Tlmv. +351 925 103 596

Forum Dança is an independent structure funded by Portuguese Ministry of Culture, Directorate General for the Arts and the Lisbon City Hall.
Forum Dança is a member of REDE – Association of Structures for Contemporary Dance

Photo © Joana Linda


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Open Call for the IX Edition of the International BETA PUBLICA Showcase





In the IX EDITION of International BETA PUBLICA Showcase we continue to seek that the public, choreographers, dancers, cultural programmers, media, producers, and other participants are - physically and virtually - present in the creative processes of the selected pieces giving rise to new reflections and bringing together points of view that contribute to enriching the creative process.

This year we are adding a new venue as the BETA PUBLICA Showcase has been selected to be part of the 37º Madrid en Danza Festival. So, this IX Edition will run for 2 weekends in different venues. Every weekend we will showcase around 6 selected creators for a total of 12 creators. Every creator will perform Saturday and Sunday of the assigned weekend.  Creators must be available both weekends and the Organization will decide when to showcase the selected choreography.

This year we maintain the economic contributions to the selected creators and the travel aids, for those who are from outside Madrid.

To see the rules and conditions of participation, please consult the Terms & Conditions in our website

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The International BETA PUBLICA Showcase is not a contest. No prizes We assign a small stipend + travel aid to the selected choreographers


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Istanbul Fringe Festival 2022





Global Artist Call for Istanbul Fringe Festival 2022 is now open!

The 4th edition of Istanbul Fringe will take place from September 17-24, 2022. The festival will feature artistic works on-site or online* according to the artist’s choice on the form.

*Only works produced for digital platforms can apply for the online section.

Deadline for applications is 3 April 2022.

Istanbul Fringe Festival 2022 will welcome dance, performance and theater shows including shows for children as well as workshop proposals. The festival will offer both local and international artists a physical and a digital platform to showcase their works. Artists could also choose their preferred site for the peroformance such as venue, park, hammam, library, peer, etc. on the application form. This is a great opportunity for artists to meet and interact between themselves and the audience, exchange ideas while discovering a new artistic network.

Your application will be considered once the application fee is received. The application fee is 25 euros / application.

What we offer:

– Meal on the day of your performance
– Public transportation on the day of your performance
– Venue/digital platform, technical support and promotion
– 50% of the box-office to be shared equally between all the companies
– Free access to all the events in the festival upon reservation

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OPEN CALL | Video Dance Showcase





Companhia de Dança de Almada is organizing the 30th edition of Quinzena de Dança de Almada – International Dance Festival, a large forum for performance, dance, and interaction, to be held in Almada (Lisbon, Portugal) from September 22 to October 9, 2022.

Professional choreographers, dance companies and video directors are welcome to submit their projects to be presented in the Video Dance Showcase, to be held between September 22 and October 9, 2022.

With a spirit always open to new challenges, the festival develops a policy of inclusion, open to different types of performance, supporting new creators, alongside initiatives in view of spreading the appreciation and practice of Dance among different audiences, in a perspective of active interaction with the community.

Created and organised by Companhia de Dança de Almada, this festival offers not only performances, but also other activities related to dance, such as workshops, meetings, training and sharing activities, exhibitions, digital performance and video dance. The performances take place in formal or informal spaces, establishing possibilities of dialogue with the urban architecture and with the audiences.


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project ██████████




Open call

Project name: ██████████████  

Application parameters: all Applicants within all fields of contemporary dance may apply. See addendum-1 with instructions.

Time frame:

Start of application period: 01-05-2021

End of application period: 30-06-2021


████████████, ████-holland, The Netherlands

Exclusions and restrictions:

- Applicants in the field off Counter-technique are excluded
- Artists placed on the foundations blacklist are excluded
- Only 100 artists may apply for the positions
- Applications lacking proper format are inadmissible
- Showreels are inadmissible

Context: For the past year, ████████████ has been able to almost operate unhindered. It is believed that its presence is responsible for worsened conditions for the human dance culture, Given the independent nature of our cultural sector, Existing Special Procedures have limited our behavior, and thus this contingency has been prepared. Given that the Foundation is responsible for the creation of a healthy the independent cultural sector, this project has been authorized by itself.

Methodology: A new team of 20 independent contemporary dance artists are to be attracted, selected, and are to culminate the activity. These can be professional, internships or associates. Also 2 special roles will be created within the project. The script reader and the scapegoat.

The script reader is to follow the script to the letter for the duration of precisely 12 minutes and 03 seconds after which he or she ████████████ ██ █████ █████ ██████ ██████ and remains part of the construct. Within the same period a small group of the most skilled artist are to create a diamond type construct on stage to serve as a buffer for the script reader. A second and third group will slip through in diagonal and line patterns, ██ members are to maintain the moving constructs on stage. 5 remaining members will jump in and out in soloistic, duo, or trio form some of which have to be maintained for longer periods of time. Thereafter, the remaining 5 associate members are to deliberately initiate a Runaround-Loop ██████████, using the diamond construct as the anchor. Once the Runaround-Loop ██████████ is established, the diagonal and line-type constructs are to be piggybacked onto the loop, Once the entire system is assembled and self-sustaining, The whole performance is to be maintained for exactly 67 minutes and 47 seconds. At this point, 20 members of the team are to relinquish control of the construct to the scapegoat, who is to maintain the assemblage of constructs alone. Each of these 20 members is to immediately administer a single bow towards the audience and disappear from stage. The window within is set at 4 seconds, whereafter the scapegoat is to maintain the structure alone for a duration of at least 2 minutes and up to 10 minutes without prompting the audience to applaud.

Nature of production: the whole process of the production will be highly bureaucratic as a critical reflection of the professional world we reside in and will be maintained through the whole project.

Consequences of success: Audience members is unable to react for longer periods of time. unable to process what they just witnessed and needing more time to react. Project is deemed culturally relevant with standing ovations at the 77 minute and 47 second mark, the continuation of the project is guaranteed.

Consequences of failure: Audience members maintain a firm grip on reality, applaud during the scapegoat transfer sequence and the performance is cut short. The performance is unable to convey its message and has to be reworked before continuation is possible. Resources for rework will be unavailable and the project collapses in on itself.

Associated Risks: In order to generate sufficient magnitude, and sufficient number of members, the deliberate use of a Runaround-Loop ██████████is required. if the operation is not completed in a suitably short period of time, the strain on resources might become too heavy. As such, the dancer and associate position’s are strictly voluntary.


Addendum-1: Each applicant is allowed to file a single application following the provided format:

Send your email towards:
use the subject: Application project ████████████ + (name)

Add a PDF CV not larger than a single A4 paper with the following details:
- general info(name, address, date of birth)
- artistic edudation
- add up to 3 listings of last projects with timeframe
- a resent headshot and a dance picture
- a brief motivation
- a youtube or vimeo link with minimal 1min of resent dancing

*showreels and cut together materials are not admissible

Format PDF: font: courier new, 11

Date of birth:…

(dance photo)
projects: (your 3 latest projects)

… (project name, company, time working, link, reference)

Motivation: (3 sentences)

Video links: (minimal 1 min, no show reels)



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VIII Edition of the International Choreographic Showcase BETA PUBLICA





In the VIII EDITION of BETA PUBLICA and with more enthusiasm than ever given the situation in which we live, we continue to seek that the public, choreographers, dancers, cultural programmers, media, producers and other participants are - physically and virtually - present in the creative processes of the selected pieces giving rise to new reflections and bringing together points of view that contribute to enriching the creative process.

This VIII EDITION we continue to develop new features introduced in the last Edition:

* The Registration Process that we carry out from our own website and using our Instagram profile to facilitate the voting of the creative proposals preferred by our followers. The Registration Process is already open.

* The impulse to choreographic experimentation that is Pro.Beta , where we seek to give visibility to creative ideas that are very experimental and very early from a creative point of view. Something like staging what you dance while you shower !! .

With Pro.Beta we want to open a space so that you can bring your craziest ideas and concepts to the stage, therefore the BETA PUBLICA Association will select one or two pieces from those presented in Pro.Beta as part of the lineup of this VIII Edition. If you have an idea and want to have an opportunity to share it with the BETA PUBLICA audience, don't miss the opportunity and show us what you are capable of by presenting your idea in Pro.Beta.


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This year we can maintain the economic contributions to the selected creators and the travel aids, for those who are from outside Madrid, thanks, as in previous editions, to the Paco Rabal Cultural Center of the Community of Madrid and the Ministry of Culture of the Madrid's Community.


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