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New for 2017: Dance Proms launches Young Choreographer

New for 2017: Dance Proms launches Young Choreographer

28 April 2017

Dance Proms is appealing to potential young choreographers to submit their work for consideration by a celebrity judging panel.

Dance Proms is inspiring a new generation of choreographers by launching the Dance Proms Young Choreographer, a new category for 2017. They are inviting aspiring young choreographers aged between 10-21 years, from anywhere in the world, to submit videos of their best works.

Unlike the main event, choreographers do not have to be associated with the ISTD or RAD to enter; anyone can enter as long as they are within the age range. Entries will be reviewed by a celebrity panel who will consider originality, creativity, use of space, floor patterning, movement, use of costume and choice of music.

Celebrity Panel...

The panel will consist of Darcey Bussell CBE, West End actor John Partridge, and co-founder and choreographer for BalletBoyz, Michael Nunn OBE. All are on the search for the Dance Proms Young Choreographer, who will be invited to perform their work at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Dance Proms 2017 on Sunday 5 November.

Acclaimed choreographer, Sir Matthew Bourne OBE, has also been announced as the Patron of Dance Proms Young Choreographer, joining Akram Khan MBE, a returning Dance Proms patron.

“Dance Proms Young Choreographer is a great opportunity for budding young choreographers. The opportunity to have your work performed in front of a large audience is invaluable when you’re developing your choreographic skills and style…and there aren’t many arenas larger or more iconic than the Royal Albert Hall. Good luck to everyone who puts themselves forward for this exciting new addition to Dance Proms.” - Sir Matthew Bourne OBE.

One-to-one mentoring...

This new category has been developed by Dance Proms in order to provide a platform for young choreographers of all dance styles, as well as offering guidance and support. In addition to having their work performed at the event, the winner will benefit from a one-to-one mentoring session with Akram Khan, one of the most challenging and exciting choreographers today.

The winner will be announced in July 2017. Read the press release.

Entries are now open! Closing date is the 16 June. Enter your piece now.

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