The Department of Culture of the San Bartolomé de Tirajana Town Council is pleased to announce the XIX Solo Contest within 25MASDANZA, THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL OF THE CANARY ISLANDS, which will be held in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain.
The Solo and Choreography Contests of 25MASDANZA will take place on the following dates:
Solo Contest: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Choreography Contest: Friday, October 16, 2020
Awards Ceremony & Winners’ Gala: Saturday, October 17, 2020
The Extensions of MASDANZA will take place from October 18 to 26 October, 2020.
Arrival, Stay and Departure Days for the Festival:
Solos arriving from Spain and the Rest of Europe:
Arrival: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Departure: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Solos arriving from the Americas, Asia, Africa, Oceania and The Middle East:
Arrival: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Departure: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Prize of the Solo Contest: 2.000 Euros
Audience Prize: 1.000 Euros
Prize for the most outstanding dancer *: 1.000 Euros
THE ACORÁN Award (from the Canarian Artistic Community)*: 1.000 Euros
La Gomera Choreography Center Artistic Residency
International Artistic Residency at the Auditorium of Tenerife
SIT Artistic Residency, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The Running Up The Hill Experiment Artistic Residency – Festival Danza Urbana.
Tour of The Canary Islands, within the inter-island Extensions Tour of MASDANZA.
*These prizes are valid for the Choreography Contest as well as for the Solo Contest.
2.- SPECIAL PRIZES
The Organisation works with programming managers and with national and international festivals for the participation of the winners in their programmes. In any case the programming managers will select the piece / pieces that better suit their interests.
MASDANZA maintains Collaboration Agreements with the following international festivals: Yokohama Dance Collection (Yokohama,Japan), Danza Urbana (Bologna, Italy), M1 CONTACT (Singapore), New Dance for Asia [NDA] (Seoul, South Korea), BODY.RADICAL International Performing Arts Biennial (Budapest, Hungary), Machol Shalem (Jerusalem, Israel), Internationaler Wettbewerb für Choreographie (Hannover, Germany), Interplay Contemporary Dance Festival (Turin, Italy), DCDC [Dancer’s Career Development Center] (Jeju Island, South Korea) and The ACIELOABIERTO Network of Festivals (Spain).
3.- PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES
Participation is open to creators of any nationality. They will be able to participate with original pieces or pieces created and premiered from 1st January 2018.
The duration of the piece must NOT be less than TEN minutes NOR go over FIFTEEN minutes.
The pieces that do not respect these time limits may be disqualified.
The selection for the Solo Contest, which will be carried out by a special committee, will take place in the following manner:
The creators must send an Electronic Application using the application link on page 4 of these Terms and Conditions. The application must include:
Video of the finished piece and all the elements of the set (without cuts and from a fixed pan shot).
The recordings that are of no good viewing quality may be rejected.
Once the selection has been carried out, no changes to the basic structure of the piece nor to
the set used will be allowed.
The Organization will cover the participants’ accommodation costs and will help with a travel grant for each selected piece in accordance with the country of origin:
-The Canary Islands (except Gran Canaria): 70 €
-Europe (including mainland Spain, The Balearic Islands, Ceuta and Melilla): 300 €
-Rest of the world: 500 €
If the participant (s) find institutions in their countries of origin that finance the purchase of their plane tickets, the Travel Grant will not have effect and will not be paid.
If the above is not the case, the price of the plane ticket will be paid, against invoice or proof of purchase, being the limit the amount established as Travel Grant in each case.
The travel grant is a fixed amount for each soloist or group as a monetary contribution towards the purchase of the tickets to attend the Festival. It is an amount per solo or group, not per participant.
Any special situation on this matter is subject to the final ruling of the MASDANZA Organization.
The Organization will cover the expenses on accommodation, per-diems, transfers, inter-island plane tickets and fees of the pieces invited to participate in the Extensions of MASDANZA (Inter-Island Tour).
The period for the reception of videos and documentation is from
FEBRUARY 01 to JUNE 30, 2020.
The Organization will notify the results of the selection beginning on
JULY 13, 2020.
Winners in the SOLO CONTEST cannot participate in the same category the following year. They can however apply to participate in the Choreography Contest.
The Jury will consist of national and international professionals and experts in the stage and performing arts and it reserves the right to declare any prize void (except the Audience Prize).
If the Jury considers to award a prize exaequo, the amount will be divided among the pieces concerned.
The Jury and the Selection Committee will apply the following assessment criteria to the solo pieces taking part: Originality, inventive capacity, innovation and risk in the design, realisation of the ideas, use of the dance language and the stage and its elements as well as the use of the music.
5.- TERMS AND GENERAL CONDITIONS
The pieces selected to participate in 25MASDANZA must confirm their attendance to the festival within five days of receiving confirmation of their selection. Otherwise they might be disqualified.
25MASDANZA will provide a technician to reproduce the effects in the performances in accordance to what has been used in the technical rehearsals.
Due to technical, space and time limitations, the lighting effects and the set have to be minimal. The elements of the set should be able to be put in place quickly. Elements of large dimensions or difficult to install must be avoided. This material must be provided and transported by the participants themselves.
Due to the specific limitations of the theatre, no element may be hung from the poles or at the back.
Pieces where water or other liquids are spilt or where elements need to be cleaned afterwards, therefore disrupting the smooth running of the programme, will not be admitted.
The Organization shall not be liable for any physical or material damage sustained or caused by the participants during the Festival, including the loss or theft of objects and personal belongings.
The winning pieces will always be announced in programmes, press, posters, etc. as the Solo Contest Prize Winner of 25MASDANZA, XXV International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands, Spain.
The participant expressly exempts MASDANZA, The International Contemporary Dance Festival of The Canary Islands, of any obligation of any copyright, assuming the participant all the responsibility and obligation that his/her activity might create with any such rights.
The creators of the participating pieces will give over to the Organisation the image, recording and audiovisual broadcasting rights of the pieces. The Organisation will use these rights exclusively for informative, educational and cultural purposes.
All prizes are subject to be taxed as stipulated by the legislation in force.
The Management of MASDANZA will be in charge of ruling on any issue not covered herein.
Participation in 25MASDANZA, THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL OF THE CANARY ISLANDS, means the full acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
6.- PRESENTATION OF APPLICATIONS
Applications to participate in the XXV Edition of MASDANZA must submit an Electronic Application complying with the following requirements:
-All boxes of the application form must be filled out.
-The video links must be active at least until September 15, 2020, and uploaded on either YouTube or Vimeo. The link must be open, otherwise, the password must be included.
-A brief synopsis of the piece must be included.
-If the piece is chosen to participate in the Festival, additional materials will be requested: CV of creator/s, high quality photographs, etc.
REGISTRATION IN THE SOLO CONTEST OF 25MASDANZA:
PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK, FILL OUT FORM AND SEND BY E-MAIL:
OPEN CALL CLOSED
7.- TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
The following link contains IMPORTANT information for the participants in the Solo Contest.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK, DOWNLOAD THE INFORMATION AND PRINT: