2023 Washington International Festival
July 28, 2023, Youth Edition
July 29, 2023, Professional Edition/Award Ceremony
Festival Performance Location:
Atlas Performing Arts Center the Lang Theatre
1333 H St NE Washington, DC 20002
Xing Dance Theater 2023 Summer Intensive
July 17-28 Youth Edition
July 24-28 Professional Edition July 26-28 Festival Performers Masterclasses
August 7-18 Youth Edition
The Clarice Performing Arts Center (University of Maryland)
8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742
The 2023 Washington International Festival includes performance and competition in two editions: youth and professional. Each edition also includes an online and in-theater performance/competition. Online edition is for applicants who are not planning to travel to Washington DC for this year in-theater performance. Selected online applicants’ work will be live streamed at City Dance Festival LIVE online channel. In-theater performance/competition applicants finalists will be invited to perform on stage in Washington, DC, July 28-29, 2023.
Online and in-theater applicants will be separated for the selection process. Both editions’ finalists and award winners will receive certificates. Both editions’ finalists‘ works will be collected into the City Dance Festival International invitational pool. All the works in the invitational pool will have the chance to be selected to present at City Dance Festival International partner festivals and future events.
For professional edition:
Choreographers must have professional training.
Contemporary/Modern works are accepted.
University dance major students may apply.
Solo/duet must not exceed 6 minutes; groups must not exceed 8 minutes.
Each choreographer may submit up to two works. Separate application forms and video links are required.
Incomplete materials or those exceeding the time limits listed above will not be processed.
Professional recordings are not required; rehearsal videos are accepted.
All finalists are responsible for travel arrangements and other related expenses.
April 23, 2023
Application fee: $25 per piece
By May 1, 2023
Both youth and professional editions in theater competitions and performance awards will be announced at the ceremony on July 29, 2023.
Online edition awards will be announced at www.CityDanceFestival.org by August 7th.
Awards: (both youth online and in the theater)
Festival Official Selection: all finalists.
International Invitation Awards (for pieces selected by City Dance Festival International partner festivals)
For more questions:
City Dance Festival Partner Festivals:
Washington International New Year Gala (USA)
Puerto Rico International Gala (USA)
SAI International Dance Festival (Japan)
City Dance Festival Taiyuan Choreography Showcase (China)
Shanxi New Modern Dance Exhibition (China)
The Washington International Gala (USA)
Finland International Gala (Finland)
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