Biennale College Danza 2021
Call for dancer-choreographers
In his inaugural year as Director of the Biennale Danza, Wayne McGregor will be leading the Biennale College Dance in 2021. There will be a specific pathway for 5 inspiring professional dancer-choreographers which offers emerging choreographers aged 30 and under the opportunity to create an original 15 -minute work for performance during the Festival. They will be supported through the creation process by mentoring from Wayne McGregor. They will also have the opportunity to work with long-time McGregor collaborator, Lighting Designer Lucy Carter with support from the Biennale production team.
The dancer-choreographers will make their work on performers selected from the 20 dancers on the Biennale College programme and critically will also work alongside them, in high quality technical, creative and performance work with world-renowned choreographers Wayne McGregor and Crystal Pite. This dual role: being immersed as a dancer in the creative world and repertoire of McGregor and Pite (Programme 1) is balanced with the individual opportunity for them to create their own work (Programme 2) Dancer-choreographers must be committed to both approaches for this opportunity to be nourishing for them.
Dancer-choreographers selected for this programme will have access to individual mentoring, masterclasses and talks and be expected to attend the international performances by companies invited to the Biennale Dance 2021.
photo: Ravi Deepres (Alvaro Dule in Atomos, Company Wayne McGregor, Sadler's Wells 2013)