Inviting Original Choreographies To Be Showcased

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Inviting Original Choreographies
To Be Showcased
At the highly anticipated
Contemporary Dance Festival


Although city has changed, but anticipation remains.  Are you ready to show your new original choreography?  Instead of Beijing, let’s meet in Shenzhen, at the first edition of “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Dance Festival”.


Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao
Greater Bay Dance Festival
December 4-8, 2020



Showcase is an open platform especially catered for youngchoreographer to showcase his/her original works.  And the Festival is now accepting submission for selection.


The Festival Organizing Committee will then collectively pick and choose works to be invited to perform during the Festival’s Showcase session.


Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao
Greater Bay Dance Festival
December 5-8, 2020




Submission Deadline

Now until October 15, 2020



· Original choreography of an individual/group, of which the piece has not been presented at the Youth Dance Marathon of the Beijing Dance Festival

· The piece has been completed

· No longer than 15 mins duration

· Subject is open while it does not offend the standing Law of the People’s Republic of China


Result Announcement

Selection will be announced on/before November on the Festival’s website, WeChat and Weibo.


Participation Fees

Registration fee is 0.

Selected work will be invite to be showcased at the Festival. 


Performance Period

December 5-8, 2020, 17:00




Studio Theatre, Cultural Center of Shenzhen Longgang District

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Submission Process

1. Scan QR Code, click on Showcase online application and fill-out the online form


2. Festival Organizing Committee will contact applicant via email within three working days after one’s submission

3. As part of the selection process, applicant must provide all required materials as listed below through designated channels on or before October 15, 2020:

a. Video of complete piece (file size<200 Mb)

b. Title & brief introduction of the piece (less than 200 words)

c. Two high-resolution pictures of the piece (jpeg format of at least 1Mb each)

d. ID/Passport scan/copy of each and every participant/participants of the group



1. Artists/Performing groups of selected works will be considered as 2020 Greater Bay Dance Festival’s Showcase Artists and are required to follow assignment and scheduling provided by the Festival Organizing Committee.

2. All publicity, planning, organization and promotion of the accepted works are organized and handled by Festival Organizing Committee.

3. Performance venue and basic technical support (i.e. Standard rig, lighting and sound system) will be provided by Festival Organizing Committee.

4. Invitation letter (for visa or funding application purpose) can be provided to applicants.



Participants are to arrange own stay, or request assistance from Organizing Committee; upon request, related charges & details will be provided later.



Participants to arrange own meals. There are a variety of F&B outlets available around the theater.

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Greater Bay Dance Festival

The first “Guangdong-Hong Kong-MacaoGreater Bay Dance Festival”,to bepresented bythe Cultural, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureauandthe Cultural Center of Shenzhen Longgang District, is scheduled to take place at the Shenzhen Longgang District Cultural Center from December 4 to 8, 2020.  This five-day multi-facet contemporary dance festivalcomposes offour modules:

  • Morning Workshops: 9am & 11am sessions of various styles of contemporary dance taughtby international faculty

  • Early afternoonForum: 3pm session facilitated bywell-known dance artist in China,Mr. Willy TSAO, discussing on current contemporary dance development

  • Late afternoon Showcase: 5pm session exhibiting shortoriginal choreographyby local Chinese talents

  • EveningMain Stage: 8pm dance performances by contemporary dance companies of international caliber

By taking part inthe training, discussion, performance andappreciation of performances, participants will be able to gain a better understandingon the latest development ofcontemporary dance.

LDTX, a co-organizer of the Greater Bay Dance Festival,has extensive experience in curation and implementation of contemporary dance festivals. Since 2008, it has successfully organized 12editions of theBeijing Dance Festival with dance artists, workshop participants,dance enthusiastsand audience,comingfrom cities throughout China, Hong Kong and Macao, and abroad from Europe, US, Africa and Asia, gatheredin Beijing every summer for this contemporary dance festivity.

In2020,theGreater Bay Dance Festivallooks to extend the enduring legacy and splendid achievements of the Beijing Dance Festival and presentsto dance enthusiasts throughout China and the world a feast of arts.

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