Philip Elson to show and perform in his duet, Mode of Duration, at an international emerging choreographic contest in Germany! Get it!
ABOUT MY PROJECT
In April of this year, a contest for emerging choreographers worldwide will take place in Hannover, Germany. I have submitted the duet I choreographed, Mode of Duration, which premiered in 2009 at The Open Space Project and appeared again in 2010 at The American College Dance Festival, Manifest Urban Arts Festival, and The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2010: Chicago. The duet will be performed by Matthew McMunn and myself in the 25th Annual Choreographic Competition in Hannover.
My goal is to develop the piece and travel to Hannover to present it in front of a global dance audience. This will be a tremendous opportunity for me to connect with other dance artists from around the world and enhance my ability to create interesting and provocative work.
This experience is important to me for many reasons. I feel that it is imperative to experience dance in other parts of the world in order to make my art more relative in a global sense. By presenting my work in Germany I will be able to get a glimpse of how people from different parts of the world view my work, and be able to hear their thoughts on how to further develop my artistry. The connections that I will be able to make may also lead to future global collaborations, giving audiences in The United States and abroad the opportunity to experience live performance built from varying global perspectives. I am thrilled for such an opportunity to begin breaking out into the global dance scene and develop myself as an artist.
ABOUT THE CONTEST
The Ballet Company Hannover e.V. has been organizing this unique European contest for choreographers for 23 years. During this long period the event has claimed a prominent position in the national and international dance scene. Proof of the importance of this event in the international dance scene is the fact that on average approximately 160 choreographers from 45 nations and a top class jury attend every year. A co-operation with the Goethe Institute significantly increases the world wide appeal.
It is the goal of this international contest to provide a platform for young choreography talents to flourish. There are many dance competitions around but only very few worldwide platforms where new choreography talent is given the chance to be noticed. The competition enables young choreographers to present themselves to a renowned expert jury and to experience the advantages of professional stage technology, not to mention the opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues and the audience.
The prizes are allocated as followed:
1st Prize €6,000
2nd Prize €3,000
3rd Prize €2,000
Critic’s Prize €1,500
Audience Prize €1,000
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A personal Thank You card sent by Philip and Matthew.
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Thank You card, and a DVD of "Mode of Duration.
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Thank You card, DVD of "Mode of Duration," and a behind the scenes look at the development of the piece including our travels to Hannover, Germany.
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Thank You card, DVD of "Mode of Duration," a behind the scenes look at the development and travels of the piece, and a DVD of my next piece, Desire . Demand . Consume, premiering in May of this year.
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