The Dutch Dance Festival supports Dutch dance by supporting emerging talent with guidance and prizes. The Dutch Dance Festival Prize Maastricht, the Dutch Dance Festival Young Audiences Prize and the prestigious Swans put current developments and exceptional talent in the limelight. The Festival prizes and the nominees of the Swans were awarded on 1 October, during the Evening of the Dutch Dance.
The Dutch Dance Festival Maastricht Prize
The Dutch Dance Festival Maastricht Prize is for a promising choreographer who is not in receipt of structural subsidy. The nominations are made by professionals in the field of dance and a jury chooses a winner. The prize of 10,000 euros provided by the municipality of Maastricht allows the winning maker to develop a new work to be premiered at next year’s festival.
The Dutch Dance Festival Maastricht Young Audiences Prize
The Dutch Dance Festival Maastricht Young Audiences Prize is for a promising choreographer who is not in receipt of structural subsidy. The prize aims to encourage innovation in dance for young audiences in the Netherlands between the ages of 4 and 18.
Curious about the 2020 winners and nominees? Click here
THE SWANS 2020
The Swans are the Association of Theatres and Concert Hall’s [Vereniging van Schouwburgen Concertgebouwdirecties or VSCD] dance prizes. They are the ‘Oscars’ of Dutch dance and they have been connected with the Dutch Dance Festival since 2003. All the nominated companies, choreographers and dancers have demonstrated exceptional artistic quality in the previous season. Due to the Corona crisis, the VSCD will not be awarding dance prizes this year, but the Dance Jury did announce its nominations for the 2019/2020 season during the Evening of the Dutch Dance (Avond van de Nederlandse Dans) on Thursday 1 October. The presentation of the prizes will be postponed to next year, whereby the jury will consider the performances and performances over two seasons per prize in its considerations and choices.
Curious about the first set of 2021 Swan nominees? Click here
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