Finding a language for life – the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Pina Bausch Foundation have been awarding Pina Bausch Dance and Choreography Fellowship since 2016. As such, the application is open for Dance & Choreography Fellowship 2020.
It is an exceptional opportunity for the fellows to gain new experiences as well as an encouragement to develop their own artistic characteristics with new forms of expression. However, fellows should note that the Pina Bausch Fellowship is not a project fund, nor is it aimed at the development of new pieces.
Moreover, the fellowship supports new age dancers and choreographers by providing:
Pina Bausch foundation provides the Dance and Choreography Fellowship to four students. The duration of a fellowship covers a continuous period of a minimum of three months and no longer than six months. It includes a monthly allowance of 2,500 Euros and one-time travel expenses.
For dancers: university/academic degree in dance and/or two years of professional experience with a renowned ensemble
For choreographers: independent creation of at least one production with a public performance in the last three years
In order to take part in the Fellowship program, basic knowledge of the English language is a must for purposes of communication among the Fellowship holders and the participation in formats such as the presentation of the project proposal, press meetings, and public presentations. Organizational handling such as email contact and travel bookings are going to be in English.
Candidates may apply for the Pina Bausch Dance and Choreography Fellowship by completing and submitting the online application form. Along with the form, the candidates must include:
Further, choreographers will require to send at most three videos of a selection of public performances. While dancers will require to send at most 2 videos of a selection of performances in artistic productions. As well as a video recording(less than 5 minutes) of an artistic performance based on a task that they set for themselves.
Pina Bausch Foundation will accept the application for the Dance and Choreography Fellowship until 15 September 2019. The foundation will no longer accept the application after the deadline has passed.