22 jun20:00 - 21:45Semi Final #1TR25 Schouwburg, RotterdamGrote Zaal
23 jun20:00 - 21:45Semi Final #2TR25 Schouwburg, RotterdamGrote Zaal
24 jun20:00 - 22:00FinalTR25 Schouwburg, RotterdamGrote Zaal
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 in Theater Rotterdam!
RIDCC is very excited to present this vibrant and unique event, where sixteen chosen ones 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 looks forward to taking you on this exclusive journey to discover the work of a new generation of dance artists!
The winner of the main prize, the XL Production Award (with a value of €100,000) will receive the unique opportunity to make a new, autonomous production at Scapino Ballet Rotterdam with a guarantee of a tour through the country.
The partners of RIDCC, nationally and internationally renowned companies, select the winners of the Partner Awards. The participating partners in 2023 are Avant Garde Dance (London UK), Club Guy & Roni, Codarts Rotterdam, Conny Janssen Danst, Dansateliers, Maas Theater & Dans, Dutch National Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, MiR Dance Company Gelsenkirchen (Germany), SALLY and Skånes Dansteater (Malmö Sweden).
Finally, you, our audience, will decide which talented choreographer deserves the Audience Award.
Contestants semi final – June 22
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 – June 23
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)