Improdancefest was first established in 2021 as an independent dance initiative to support dance production, bring together dancers from all over the world and contribute to the theoretical development of dance. The first International Improvisation Dance Festival held in 2021 met with its participants through online platforms. In it’s second year, the festival spread face-to-face all over Istanbul. The festival, which will take place between 22th of September to 2nd of October 2023 this year, invites local and international artists to an open call.

STUDIO2 x tanz:digital

From 16 to 22 May 2023, STUDIO2 of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) will be hosting its artistic research residency STUDIO2 x tanz:digital. The residency is aimed at individual artists or groups of up to 3 artists from the field of dance (also inter-disciplinary). It will enable open research into artistic application of digital technologies.

STUDIO2 is a work and research space for the independent performing arts in Berlin-Kreuzberg whose proximity to the ITI‘s Media Library or Dance and Theatre and the associated Media Studio offers the residency project the opportunity to develop diverse research approaches at the cross-section of digital technologies and arts.


Istanbul Fringe Festival

5th Open Call for Istanbul FrInge FestIval 

The 5th edition of Istanbul Fringe will take place from September 16 to 23, 2023. 

Deadline for applications is 19 March 2023.

Istanbul Fringe Festival 2023 will welcome dance, performance, music and theater shows including shows for children as well as workshop proposals. The festival will offer both local and international artists a physical platform to showcase their works. This is a great opportunity for artists to meet and interact between themselves and the audience, exchange ideas while discovering a new artistic network.

Teatri Riflessi 8 | International Short Play Festival

At its 8th edition, Teatri Riflessi is an international festival held in Sicily, promoting the performing arts through the short play format. Theatre, Dance, and Performance are invited to inhabit the beautiful Sicilian landscape and compete for a chance to win the edition's prizes.

Where: Amphitheatre 'Falcone & Borsellino', Zafferana Etnea (Catania, Italy)

When: 13-15 July 2023

Deadline for submissions: 23 March 2023.

Calling All Creative People for MDD's Global Dance Circle for Social Change Part 7

We invite all professional, recreational, and non-dancer dancers to submit a clip.

This year's theme is Celebration! MDD will be publishing this year's Global Dance Circle for Social Change for the winter solstice on December 21st!

To be included in MDD’s next “Global Dance Circle for Social Change” video, email a 10-second clip of your best moves to!

Deadline: November 30th, 2022 11:59PM

MESSUMS 4X20 Emerging Choreography Platform

4X20 is a choreographic platform supporting emerging choreographers, founded by Messums Wiltshire in 2022.
The organisation provides two emerging choreographers with a commission and support to re-rehearse an existing piece and develop a second one, all to be presented at the Festival of Dance in 2023. In addition, the award provides access to support networks, crucial for sustainable future careers of the artists.



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