Awards 2018

In 2018 RIDCC will hand out an XL production award prize, 3 money prizes and 8 production awards by internationally recognised dance companies and institutions.

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XL production award

The XL production award prize is a unique and truly unprecedented prize in the international dance-world. The prize enables the winning choreographer to create a complete professional large scale production with a maximum budget of 100,000 Euro . This production needs to be created and premiered in Theater Rotterdam.

Money awards

1st prize – 3,500 Euro
2nd prize – 2,500 Euro
3d prize – 1,500 euro

Production award prizes

Scapino Ballet Rotterdam
The winner of the Scapino Award will receive the possibility to create a new choreographic work for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam.
As the most long-standing contemporary dance company in the Netherlands, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam is at the forefront of Holland’s internationally renowned dance culture leaded by artistic director Ed Wubbe since 1992.
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Norrdans offers a dance movie-award. In order to promote the winning choreographer of this specific award to a wide international audience, the winner will receive the opportunity to transform his winning duet into a dance-film during 2019. This will be in collaboration with a filmmaker chosen by the Artistic Director of Norrdans and the dancers of Norrdans. Visit the website of Norrdans.

Norrdans is the dance company of Northern Sweden. The mission is to present high-quality contemporary dance in all its forms. Since the start in 1995, they have produced a great number of dance performances with choreographies by international modern dance heavyweights as well as new talents.
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Club Guy and Roni / Poetic Disasters Club
The Poetic Disasters Club from Guy and Roni will offer a research of 2 weeks to their chosen winner, with the possibility of a full production afterwards. The winner will work with a group of 6 until 10 international young performers. An interdisciplinary cast what includes dancers, actors, and musicians, in their last year of education.

The Poetic Disasters Club is a joined initiative of Club Guy & Roni, Noord Nederlands Toneel (NNT) and Slagwerk Den Haag (SDH). It is dedicated to the creation of fresh and contemporary repertoire, performed by a young international ensemble of an interdisciplinary cast.
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Conny Janssen Danst
The winner will receive the opportunity to present their duet, shown in the competition, with dancers of Conny Janssen Danst during a short national tour of DANSLOKAAL, a talent development production by Conny Janssen Danst.

Artistic director and choreographer Conny Janssen has founded Conny Janssen Danst in 1992. Conny Janssen Danst is one of the leading modern dance companies in the Netherlands. The work of Conny Janssen is widely known for the strong physical and theatrical power of the dancers and the surprising diversity of her performances, in which high-quality dance is always central.
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Codarts Rotterdam
The winner of the Codarts Award will receive the possibility to work with Codarts dancers on a mutually agreed production.

Codarts Rotterdam is an international university providing high level professional arts education in music, dance and circus arts. The dance department of Codarts (formerly the Rotterdam Dance Academy) is one of the leading institutes for contemporary dance in Europe. Codarts offers bachelor programmes in dance and in teaching dance, a Master in Arts Therapy and a Master programme in choreography. Graduates from Codarts can be found all over the world in successful careers in their respective fields. The aspiring dancers of Codarts have the opportunity to gain experience through artistic collaborations with a wide range of choreographers and teachers.
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Dansateliers will offer a 2 weeks research residency in their studios with coaching by the team of Dansateliers, followed by 3 studio presentations.

Dansateliers is a workplace for contemporary dance in Rotterdam. For almost twenty five years, the organisation has played an important role in the development of new generations of dance makers.
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Kunsthumaniora Brussel
Kunsthumaniora Brussel will offer the winner the opportunity to bring the chosen duet, shown in the competition, into the school-repetoir and schoolperformances.

Kunsthumaniora Brussel is a main secundair dance eduction of Brussels. The Kunsthumaniora Brussel is supported by a professional team where art and general subjects work together on your development and in which “a healthy mind in a healthy body” stands central to become a dancer.
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Maas Theater en Dans
One week studio availability in the Maas theater en dans production house in Rotterdam plus one performance in their beautiful theater Maaspodium.

Maas is a company of professional makers who make theater and dance for children, young people, young adults, their families and friends. The Maaspodium is a theatrical nightspot with a dynamic and cultural content. The company Maas makes quality theater and dance in all shapes and sizes.
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