Young Emerging Choreographers

* Only for dancers & choreographers in India

Do you have a story to tell? In other words, do you want to express your ideas and thoughts in ways other than in the written word context? Do you visualise movement when you listen to a piece of music that inspires you? Do you imagine how everything will come together on stage? Then, here's your chance. 

We, at AVAYAVA, invite young and emerging choreographers in India to present their work at the final day showcase of the festival. We would like to give you a chance for your voices to be heard. As a platform the YEC program, is designed to discover and help develop India's emerging choreographer. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 NOV 2016. You will be informed about your selection before 31 DEC 2016. 

To apply as an emerging choreographer you have to complete the following steps: 

  1. You can apply by email by sending us all the following attached in 1 email, with subject: YEC - AVAYAVA
  2. Please fill in the application form below. 
  3. Send us your choreographic CV by email. 
  4. 1 Letter of recommendation, as a choreographer.
  5. A one page proposal of the work you would like to present at the festival and your artistic statement. 
  6. A video link or download link of the choreographic work you would like to present. The choreographic work can be a work-in-progress or an already presented work. 
  7. Also send us 1 headshot and 2 dance images in support of your application by email.

Please Note: 

  1. The work you want to present, should be focused on a contemporary idiom. Works in any dance style as long as they are contemporary in ideology will be accepted.
  2.  The work should not be more than 15 minutes in total. 
  3. Only one entry per person or group is entertained. 
  4. You must be a citizen of India.
  5.  You must not be more than 30 years of age. 
  6. Considering our funding situation, AVAYAVA will only be able to provide a maximum remuneration of INR. 5000 for your travel, local hospitality and other expenses. Within our means, we would be happy to offer you a home-stay. If this is not your preferred option then we would request you to check if you have a friend or relative you could stay with during the days of the festival.
  7. Mentorship, rehearsal space in Pune and guidance, if needed can be provided by the Artistic Director or the selected International & National artistes for that particular year of the festival. 
  8. As a way of encouragement we will offer our choreographer entry to all our workshops free of cost. The performers will be given a 20% discount on the season pass along with free entry to all events in the scope of the festival. 

    Our email address is: infoATcontemporarydancefestivalDOTcom.
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