RIDCC 2023

“The world’s biggest choreographic duet competition”

20-24 June 2023 
Theater Rotterdam

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In June 2023 international dance talent from all over the world will travel to Rotterdam for the fifth edition of the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (RIDCC). A must for all dance lovers! Sixteen choreographic talents present multi-styled, innovative, and remarkable duets, while competing for outstanding awards. Book your tickets and discover the work of a new generation of dance artists.

The event
RIDCC is very excited to present this vibrant and unique event, where sixteen chosen ones – from more than 400 contestants – will compete for outstanding awards. During the preliminaries on June 22rd and 23th you will witness the sixteen, multi-styled duets. On Saturday June 24th we conclude the festival with a grand finale, showing the duets selected by a renowned jury. From these selected duets, the jury will determine the winner of the XL Production Award, while RIDCC’s partners choose the winners of the Partner Awards from all sixteen participants. Finally, while enjoying drinks and a bite to eat, you will decide which talented choreographer gets granted the Audience Award. Former dancer and Dutch actor Jan Kooijman will keep the audience in suspense, announcing the festival’s winners during a festive award ceremony. An extra feature of this upcoming edition will be the performance of 2018 RIDCC participants Anna Jacobs and Hanna Van Der Meer, aka Lunatics and Poets. Remarkably, Lunatics and Poets has developed into one of the most eye-catching and successful young choreographers of our time and, specifically for RIDCC 2023, they will present their beautiful work The People Look Like Flowers At Last. RIDCC also invites Polish choreographer Maciej Kuźmiński (former contestant 2021) to bring his impressive, live installation transience to the Netherlands. 
Dance workshop
Are you not only a dance lover, but also interested in the art of choreography? During the RIDCC event, we organize in collaboration with LGBT sportsclub Ketelbinkie a LGBTQIA – dance workshop by Dario Tortorelli.  

RIDCC looks forward to taking you on this exclusive journey to discover the work of a new generation of dance artists.

Program RIDCC International Competition
Tuesday 20 June:
8.00 PM – Two Tales (Co-production Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and RIDCC)
Wednesday 21 June:
8.15 PM – RIDCC Brings Back: Lunatics and Poets
Thursday 22 June:
8.00 PM – RIDCC: Semi final 1 (Contestants down below)
Friday 23 June:
8.00 PM – RIDCC: Semi final 2 (Contestants down below)
Saturday 24 June: 
4.45 – 5.45 PM – LGBTQIA – Dance workshop
From 5.00 PM – RIDCC Brings Back: Maciej Kuźmiński (tour through the city)
7.00 PM – RIDCC Brings Back: Lunatics and Poets
8.00 PM – RIDCC: Final
10.30 PM – Award Ceremony

Contestants semi-final 1 – 22 June
Lia Claudia Latini & Giovanni Leonarduzzi (Simposio); Yang Kang, Huang Sijun & Zhu Xinyun (Up); Isaiah Wilson & Sarah Baltzinger (MEGASTRUCTURE); Tamir Golan (Oxytocin); Urvil Shah & Chetan Solanki (BOJ.); Maria Chiara de’ Nobili & Alexander Miller (until again); Albert Hernández (LOCA); Tang Chenglong (Aura)

Contestants semi-final 2 – 23 June
Borna Babić & Eliana Stragapede (AMAE); Chen Yi En (Self-hate); Charlie Skuy (KEVIN); Nadine Gerspacher & Arias Fernandez (RE.); Or Marin (Breath with Me a Moment); Li Chen & Shi Feiyang (Should life be busy?); Rebecca Laufer & Mats van Rossum (Clay); Fan Xiaoyun (Mercury)