Sixteen choreographers from thirteen countries spread over three continents. Meet the RIDCC contestants.

The selection of contestants for the first edition of Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (RIDCC) is announced. The contestants come from thirteen countries spread over three continents. RIDCC is the first and only dance competition that focuses exclusively on duets. The competition will take place on 21, 22 and 23 June in Rotterdam. The first prize is a production budget of €100,000 and is the largest dance prize of its kind in the world.

Selection for preliminary rounds
Out of the 320 entries, the professional jury selected sixteen contestants for the competition. RIDCC founders Mischa van Leeuwen and Maya Roest about the selection process: “Viewing all the entries was quite a job, but we really enjoyed doing it. There are many unknown choreographers in the selection, so hopefully this competition will help them take the next step in their career. We look forward to seeing these dances live on stage.”

The contestants are: Dionysios Alamanos (GR/PH) & Danae Dimitriadi (GR), Mario Bermudez Gil (ES), Robin Lamothe (FR), Ravid Abarbanel (IL), Fabio Liberti (IT), Erika Maria Silgoner (IT), Philippe Kratz (DE), Ido Gidron (IL), Louis Thuriot (BE) & Borna Babic (HR), JinHwan Seok (KR), John Wannehag (SE), Youri Peters (NL) & Marie Khatib-Shahidi (FR/IR), Cecilia Moisio (FI) & Ineke Vandoorn (NL), Anna Jacobs & Hanna van der Meer (NL), Courtney Mazeika (US) and Andrea Rama (GR/AL).

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The preliminary rounds are on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 June, the final will take place on Saturday 23 June, after which the professional jury will announce the winners of the first edition of RIDCC.

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