Biennale College Danza 2023
Call for Choreographers
In his third year as Director of Biennale Danza, Wayne McGregor will be leading the Biennale College Dance in 2023. This unique learning and study programme is designed to equip 16 young dancers with new skills, knowledge and abilities in their chosen career path; nurtured by inspiring world-class teachers, coaches, choreographers and industry professionals. Through high quality technical, creative, improvisatory and performance experiences the 2023 cohort will immerse themselves in an intensive three-month programme that will include the re-staging of a seminal dance works by legendary movement artist and Golden Lion 2023 Simone Forti; the exploration and evolution of a work by the boundary breaking choreographer William Forsythe; as well as collaborating on a new commission made exclusively for the Biennale College by choreographic artist Xie Xin.
Alongside this bespoke learning and study programme, there will be a specific pathway for 2 early career choreographers.
With curated mentorship from McGregor, the selected choreographers will have the opportunity to explore and question their own dance practice, with a view to reaching further into their creative self. Encouraging a critical self-reflection and a broadening of artistic possibility the programme affords intensive time and space for choreographic/conceptual development through the practical making and sharing of new work for and with Biennale College dancers. As a career forward pathway, the initiative is designed to support and champion a new generation of choreographers through hands on experience and motivating challenge. Vitally this will also include a focus on the ‘business of choreography’ from IP to contracts, getting commissions to working with collaborators - arming artists with the foundational livelihood skills to compose and execute their real-world working portfolio. Interfacing with the dancer pathway outlined above, including daily class, masterclasses, choreographer observer-ships, festival performances/talks and mini-residencies will be woven into each choreographers plan.