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Wednesday, July 10th: Participant’s arrival in Copenhagen.

Thursday, July 11th: Stage rehearsals for first half of the finalists.

Friday, July 12th: Stage rehearsals for second half of the finalists and Choreography Competition 2019.

Saturday, July 13th: Gala Performance

Sunday, July 14th: Departure


The Choreography Competition will be held before a live audience, including a jury comprised of invited members of the dance world.


Winning pieces will be announced after the Choreography Competition on Friday, July 12th 2019. 


Winning pieces will also be presented on Saturday, July 13th 2019 in a Gala performance held in their honor.




CICC will provide accommodation for all participating dancers and choreographers from Wednesday, July 10th to Sunday, July 14th 2019.


PLEASE NOTE: CICC does not cover travel expenses.


Technical Arrangements


All participants will be allowed 1 hour on stage for lighting arrangements and rehearsal. Please be advised that technical capabilities will be limited.

Required props or sets are the responsibility of the contestant.

CICC will provide sound and technical assistance, as well as a lighting designer.

Previous jury members include:


Catherine Allard (Artistic Director, IT Dansa, Spain)

Frank Andersen (Former Artistic Director, Royal Danish Ballet)

Adolphe Binder (Artistic Director, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Germany)

Marie Brolin-Tani (Artistic Director, Black Box Dance Company, Denmark)

Caroline Finn (Former Artistic Director, National Dance Company Wales)

Cher Geurtze (Artistic Director, Dansekapellet, Denmark)

Romain Guion  (LUCKY TRIMMER Festival, Germany)

Kenneth Greve (Former Artistic Director, Finnish National Ballet) 

Bruno Heynderickx (Curator and deputy ballet director, Hessian State Ballet, Germany)

Nikolaj Hübbe (Artistic Director, Royal Danish Ballet)

Efva Lilja (Director, Dansehallerne, Denmark)

Valentina Marini (Director, Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, Italy)

José Martinez (Artistic Director, Compania Nacional de Danza, Spain)

Mira Helenius Martinsson (Former Artistic Director, Norrdans, Sweden)

Tim Matiakis (Artistic Director, CORPUS, Denmark)

Kathleen McNurney (Artistic Director, Tanz Luzerner Theater, Switzerland)

Marcos Morau (Artistic Director, La Veronal, Spain)

Krzysztof Pastor (Artistic Director, National Ballet of Poland)

Tim Rushton (Former Artistic Director, Dansk Danseteater, Denmark)

Mattia Russo (Co-Artistic Director, KOR’SIA, Italy)

Adi Salant (Former associate Artistic Director, Batsheva Dance Company, Israel)

Gabriel Smeets (Artistic Director, Cullberg Ballet, Sweden)

Åsa Söderberg (Artistic Director, Skånes Dansteater, Sweden)

Darrel Toulon (Former Artistic Director, Oper Graz Tanzkompanie, Austria)

Po-Cheng Tsai (Artistic Director, B.DANCE, Taiwan)

Christian Watty (Associate Director, Dusseldorf International Tanzmesse, Germany)

Johannes Öhman (Artistic Director, Staatsballet Berlin, Germany)