ENTRIES ARE IN FOR RIDCC The world’s biggest choreographic duet competition!

Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition is the only annual dance event for choreographic talent in which a duet competition is central. Choreographers from all over the world registered for the fifth anniversary edition of RIDCC. This resulted in no less than 431 registrations; an increase of almost 40% compared to last year! This illustrates that up-and-coming talents worldwide, from Kenya to New Zealand and Romania to Canada, believe RIDCC to be a promising platform to present themselves and develop professionally.

First prize with a value of €100,000 & many Partner Awards

Participation in RIDCC is a meaningful prize in itself, as it offers the selected choreographers access to an exclusive network, the opportunity to share knowledge with like-minded people and participation in an in-depth program of workshops, masterclasses, network meetings and coaching sessions. In this way, young talents are provided with valuable tools to enter the dance world in a professional and confident manner. The choreographers will compete for the dance world’s largest and most unique choreography award: the €100,000 XL Production Award; a significant budget that enables the winning choreographer to create a complete, professional production. This is made possible by Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Stichting Droom en Daad, and RIDCC.

To offer the choreographers even more opportunities, RIDCC has partnerships with (inter)national dance companies and institutions. All RIDCC partners underline the collective importance of talent development and each contribute in their own way. From the sixteen participants, the partners choose the winner of the Partner Award, in order to stimulate new work.

Maya Roest & Mischa van Leeuwen, founders & artistic directors RIDCC:

We are immensely proud to present the 5th edition of RIDCC. The huge amount of registrations we have received so far truly amazes us. It’s heart-warming to see all these duets, coming from the passion for choreography and dance, and to see there are so many emerging talented choreographers all over the world. We would like to thank all 431 choreographers for their submission and trust, and we hope that RIDCC will be the start of an outstanding journey for the chosen participants.”

Save the date: RIDCC on 22nd, 23rd & 24th June 

The internationally renowned jury will select the choreographers from the semi-finals, who will proceed to the grand final on Saturday, 24th June. An outstanding opportunity for the public to discover work by a new generation of dance artists and to enjoy international dance talent.