The 8th Guangdong Modern Dance Festival will take place from July 24 to 29, 2011.
Since its inauguration in 2004, the Guangdong Modern Dance Festival (GMDF) has successfully gained national and international recognition as the most important modern dance festival in China. Every year, hundreds of young Chinese choreographers and dancers gather in Guangzhou to present their new works at the Festival.
The Youth Dance Marathon (YDM) is an open platform for young artists to showcase their new dance creations. In the past 7 years, approximately 300 Chinese and overseas dance groups have participated in the YDM. We invite dance makers from the independent as well as the academic dance field to take advantage of this platform to turn their ideas into reality.
1. Originality：works that challenge the ideas of choreography and stretch the idioms of physical expression.
2. Individuality: works that reflect the choreographers’ innovative personal style.
3.New works that have never been staged at the YDM before, especially solo, duet, trio and small ensemble works. Length of each work should be no more than 20 minutes; and the set up (including lighting & audio set up), spacing and rehearsal must also be not more than 20 minutes.
Note 1： Due to technical constraints, works for a large group, of longer duration and with complicated technical requirements might be placed on the waiting list.
Submission Deadline: 2011/06/06
Please donwload and complete the Program Info form (http://www.gdfestival.cn/en/content/News/55.html), providing details of the production which meets the criteria stated above, and then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Youth Dance Marathon), and then send the DVD by post before 2011/06/06 to:
Guangdong Modern Dance Company
GMDF: Youth Dance Marathon (attn: Pan Wenjia)
No. 13 Shui Yin Heng Lu, Guangzhou, Guangdong P.R China, Postcode: 510075
Note2: Groups that fail to provide the DVD before the submission deadline will be placed on the waiting list.
(If a performance DVD is not available, please send a recording of the rehearsal for our reference)
GMDF will provide following to the participating groups at the Youth Dance Marathon:
Detailed and updated information of the 8th Guangdong Modern Dance Festival available at www.gdfestival.cn
For more information, please contact:
Ms Pan Wenjia email: email@example.com