Original Choreographies Wanted

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Inviting Original Choreographies To Be Showcased

The first edition of “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Dance Festival” is now scheduled to take place at the Shenzhen Longgang District Cultural Center from December 4 to 9, 2020. 

We invite you to join us at the upcoming event to showcase your original choreography.



The Festival Showcase is an open platform for young choreographers to show their works. The Festival Organizing Committee is now accepting submissions for selection.

The Festival Organizing Committee will collectively pick and choose the submissions. And they will invite the artists of the selected works to perform during the Festival’s Showcase session.

2020 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao 

Greater Bay Dance Festival 


December 5-9, 2020 5pm



Submission Deadline

October 15, 2020



· Original choreography by an individual/group. 

· The piece has not been presented at the Youth Dance Marathon of the Beijing Dance Festival.

· The piece must be of completion.

· No longer than 15 mins duration.

· The subject of the work is open but must not offend the standing Law of the People’s Republic of China


Result Announcement

The result of the selection will be announced on/before early November, on the Festival’s website, WeChat and Weibo.


Participation Fees

No Registration fee required. 


Performance Period

December 5-9, 2020, 17:00




Music Hall, Cultural Center of Shenzhen Longgang District


Submission Process

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


2. Festival Organizing Committee will contact the applicants via email within three workdays after the submission

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

a. A video recording of the complete work (file size<200 Mb)

b. The 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. Copies of ID/Passport of each members of the group


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

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

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

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


Participants need to arrange their own stay, or request assistance from the Festival Organizing Committee. More information are available on request, related charges and details will then 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 edition of “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Dance Festival”, to be presented by the Cultural, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau and the Cultural Center of Shenzhen Longgang District, is scheduled to take place at the Shenzhen Longgang District Cultural Center from December 4 to 9, 2020.  This six-day multi-facet contemporary dance festival is composed of four modules:

Morning Workshops: 9am & 11am sessions of various styles of contemporary dance taught by experienced faculty

Early afternoon Forum: 3pm session facilitated by well-known dance artist in China, Mr. Willy TSAO, discussing on current contemporary dance development

Late afternoon Showcase: 5pm session exhibiting short original choreography by young talents

Evening Main Stage: 8pm dance performances by renown professional contemporary dance companies

By taking part in the training, discussion, performance and appreciation of performances, participants will be able to gain a better understanding on the latest development of contemporary 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 12 editions of the Beijing Dance Festival with dance artists, workshop participants, dance enthusiasts and audience, coming from cities throughout China, Hong Kong and Macao, and abroad from Europe, US, Africa and Asia. They gather in Beijing every summer for this contemporary dance festivity.

In 2020, the Greater Bay Dance Festival expects to extend the enduring legacy and splendid achievements of the Beijing Dance Festival and presents to dance enthusiasts throughout China and the world a feast of arts.

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