RIDCC 2022

26 Nov




Type of Opportunity: International Festival

Deadline: March 27, 2021


RIDCC’s preliminaries will take place on 23 and 24 June where the selected choreographies in all kinds of dance styles will perform. The grand finale will take place on Saturday 25 June. The selected choreographies are shown one more time during the festive final on 25 June. A renowned jury decides who wins the XL Production Award, RIDCC partners choose the winners of the Partner Awards and the audience decides who will go home with the Audience Award that evening.

Please read the requirements closely to have your entry accepted.

  1. RIDCC is open for all styles!
  2. Choreographers may participate in the competition with a duet piece (a max of two performers on stage) that hasn’t been performed on stage for the first time before March 2018. The duration of the performance can’t be longer than 12 minutes. The applicant is free in choice of subject and music. The piece may be interpreted by the choreographer him/herself.
  3. The video can be a rehearsal video or a performance video. The video can be cut and edited.
  4. Please cut and edit your video to the desired length. This means not sending in duets of more than 13 minutes. 
  5. The application must be filled in online before Saturday 12 March 2022, 23.59 o’clock midnight CET and is only complete with sending an online link with the choreographic work which shall be presented at the festival. Only complete applications which are handed in within the deadline are considered.
  6. There is no entrance fee. A pre-jury, consisting out of 5 pre-jury members, will select the choreographers to participate in the competition. Admission to the competition is subject to the pre-jury consent. The successful choreographers will receive an invitation by phone by 5 April 2022 at the latest. The competitors must confirm acceptance by 10 April 2022. If the competitors do not accept in time, the invitation will expire. On 15 April 2022 the 16 selected choreographers will be officially announced. 
  7. Competitors are obliged to be available for performances and lighting rehearsals on 22 June 2022 and on the three festival days from 23-25 June 2022. They agree to be available for rehearsals, interviews, recordings, meeting with sponsors and photos free of charge. The lighting day on 22 June is negotiable if you really cannot attend. 
  8. The first round decisions of the competition will take place on Thursday and Friday evening in Theater Rotterdam (grote zaal). The final will be held on Saturday evening in Theater Rotterdam (grote zaal). The decision of the jury concerning the nomination for the final will be announced on Friday evening. The finalists will again present their piece on Saturday. All participants will stay until the end of the festival as finalists and semi finalists can receive a Partner Award.
  9. The decision of the jury is final. If a competitor is a student or company member of one of the jurors, the particular juror will withhold his vote.
  10. The participants will be accommodated at a Hostel which will be shared with other participants. The organizer takes care of the hotel costs (incl. breakfast) and pays a subsidy of max. 200 euro towards the travel expenses per person for all participants (for dancers and choreographers, not for assistants or managers). 
  11. Technical data – Semi-final and Final – Grote zaal Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg. black dance floor; black curtain, backdrop and wings black. Please use as few props and decor as possible and bring the music on a USB stick.
  12. When using props and decor. You are responsible for bringing and taking care of your own props and decor.
  13. The Partner Awards will be handed out by and chosen by the director of each company. The aim is to give away each Partner Award to the choreographer they choose and find suitable for their company. If they do not find a match for their company then it is not guaranteed that the Partner Awards will be given away.
  14. The jury will choose the finalists and the winner of the XL Production Award. 
  15. The Partner Awards and the XL Production Award will be given away at the festive award ceremony on Saturday 25 June 2022. All participants must attend this ceremony as finalists and semi finalists can receive a Partner Award.
  16. The content of the website can be changed at any time.
  17. Music licensing will be organised by the participants.
  18. All participants will stay until the end of the festival as finalists and semi finalists can receive a Partner Award.
  19. RIDCC finds it important that, in addition to the competition, the choreographers are assisted in their development as choreographer, maker and as human beings. Therefore RIDCC offers various peripheral programming. RIDCC appreciates that the workshops are attended.
  20. COVID-19: If the corona measures are still in effect by RIDCC 2022, there is a chance that RIDCC 2022 will become a digital edition. The selected participants will be informed of this decision and conditions by the 15th of April 2022.
  21. All purchased flights must be booked with cancellation insurance.

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