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Discover Jurors and Prizes of the Dance discipline by clicking on your European Area: Blue, Yellow or Green, depending on which country you live in.

REMEMBER! If you are selected, you can win:

  • a cash prize of € 300 
  • the chance to perform at the Semifinal Show of your Area
  • a ticket to the Final Show in Rome, Italy, during the prestigious MArteLive Biennial taking place in December 2021
  • the chance to take part in Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuaniaand Poland in the summer of 2021
  • international networking, gigs, exhibitions and collaborations

Blue Area

Countries included in this area are: Albania, Austria, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom

Blue Semifinal Show takes place in Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Winners of the Semifinal shows will perform in the European Final in Rome (Italy).


Jurors

Darrel ToulonDarrel Toulon

In 34 years of his dance career, Darrel Toulon worked as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, actor, and singer. From the beginning of his career, he has remained internationally active with professional and non-professional dancers and actors of all ages, working in community and educational settings. As Ballet Director of Opera Graz (2001-2015), he engaged dancers and choreographers from 29 countries, thereby championing cultural diversity. He was a Jury member for several international choreographic competitions. Darrel Toulon is a Founder and Artistic Director of the alpha group, and currently teaches Dance Arts at Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. Darrel Toulon was awarded the First Austrian Dance Production Special Prize (2002) for successfully modernizing the dance company of Opera Graz. In 2016., he was awarded the Styrian Golden Cross of Honour.


Prizes

SEMIFINAL - WINNER

Cash Prize
Cash Prize of € 300
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

Travel Grant 
All travel costs to Rome covered to reach the MArteLive Europe Final Show and the MArteLive Biennial, both taking place on December 7-8-9, 2021.
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

SEMIFINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Semifinalists

MArteLive Art in Progress
1 Week Stay at Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Poland in the Summer of 2021, for artists selected by the Jury.
Brought to you by:
* ProCult in Italy and Poland
* Tuzla Live in Bosnia and Herzegovina
* Kintai Arts in Lithuania

FINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Finalists - European and Italian contests

Scuderie MArteLive Prize
Up to 4 engagements in festivals in Italy such as Tolfarte Festival, Arte in strada a Mirabello, Rome Buskers in Town, Carpineto Buskers in Town, for up to 1200 € gross cachet to be agreed with the festival organizations (ITALY)

ATCL Lazio Prize
One gig in Italy in the events season 2022/2023 organized by the leading promoter ATCL Lazio (ITALY)

Biennale MArteLive Prize
Participation in the 2023 MArteLive Biennial in Rome (ITALY)

Yellow Area

Countries included in this area are: Armenia, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Sweden and Ukraine.
The Yellow Semi-Final show takes place in Vilnius (Lithuania).
Winners of the Semi-Final shows will perform in the European Final in Rome (Italy).

Cristina Caprioli Cristina Caprioli                       Stockholm, Sweden

Raised in Italy, for years dancing in Germany and the United States, since the mid 80s resident of Stockholm, Sweden, where in the late nineties she founded ccap, still base of all her work. Cristina Caprioli works with choreography in multiple forms and formats: stage performances, installations, exhibitions, films, publications, as well as research, festivals and community projects. Whilst teaching and touring nationally and internationally. After decades of critical work, Caprioli has gained the position as one of Sweden's most consistent choreographers. Her work is marked by precision, complexity, rigor and ease. Each of her work claims, but also generates attention and intra-active reciprocity. For the benefit of a shared experience of art. Cristina is Professor of Choreography and has received a number of honorable grants and prices.

Kerstin Schroth Kerstin Schroth                       Berlin, Germany - Paris, France

Kerstin Schroth, is a curator and arts manager and lives in Berlin and Paris.
She was appointed as artistic director for the contemporary dance festival Moving in November, an annual festival taking place in Helsinki, Finland in 2019. And signs responsible for the program during the next three years.
From 2006 to 2019 she has been working as the company manager of Great Investment, the company of the Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen.
She lectures at the university of Gießen, K3 Hamburg, Sommerakademie Berlin and the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm. Her courses include curatorial concepts, production development, distribution and tour organization, as well as the communication between artists and curators.
In 2006 she founded the annual festival sommer.bar under the festival Tanz im August and curated it for 6 years.
During a period of 10 years, she worked as production manager for international festivals such as: Tanztheater International (Hannover), Tanz im August (Berlin), Poker im Osten and Context#3 – Learning by doing at Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin).
She has worked in long and short-term collaborations with performing artists such as: Lindy Annis, Paul Gazzola, Frauke Havemann, Sasha Waltz and Gérald Kurdian.
She graduated in Cultural Studies at the University Hildesheim, Germany.

Sabina Scarlat Sabina Scarlat;                       Brussels, Belgium

Sabina Scarlat was born in Romania, where she studied ballet at the National Conservatory of Bucharest. She has a degree in psychology from the ULB University of Brussels and practiced as a psychologist specialized in Lacanian psychoanalysis. In 2010, she returned to her first love by becoming the artistic director of Garage29. She learned from great choreographers and directors whom she invites to work and research in the studio, such as Lisi Estaras/Les Ballet C de la B, Juan Navarro/Carniceria Teatro, David Zambrano, to name but a few. Over the years, she has developed the studio as a dynamic platform for emerging artists among who she evolves.
Convinced that choreographic writing can only take place when it escapes the knowledge of its creator, she likes to question the conditions that bring about the emergence of choreography from a raw material or an everyday object. Her first creation (Uniform, 2017) — depicting the symbiosis of two women who mercilessly demolish a large set sculpted in sand — was awarded the prize for best scenography at the international Atelier festival, Baia Mare, in Romania. In 2018, she begun a research on minimal narrative in contemporary dance for young audiences. In 2019, she started a cycle of collaborations on the theme of gender identity: "Match 2" with Vilma Pitrinaite ; "DipaTe" with Chloé Beillevaire and "Nothing Sexual" with Charlie Cattrall and Elie Tass.

Laurynas Žakevičius Laurynas Žakevičius                       Vilnius, Lithuania

Laurynas’ goals as an artist and performer reflect the ones in the mission of LOW AIR, a dance theatre he co-founded: to raise the awareness towards dance though building culture communities, presenting dance performances, fostering education, and initiating social programmes reachable to anyone. LOW AIR, Lithuania’s first urban dance theatre, founded in 2012 by Airida Gudaitė and Laurynas Žakevičius, aims to research the full potential of urban dance.
The debut performance “Feel-Link”, an emotional duet of urban and contemporary dance, presented in the Arts Printing House’s programme for young artists which led to nomination for the highest Lithuanian theatre award for this performance and praised by both the theatre community and critics. The play is still performed, and it has been performed about 100 times in 12 countries around the world.
Since 2011, the choreographers staged six performances of new dance syntheses, searching for fresh forms in the Lithuanian contemporary dance scene. Their works have been awarded twice with the highest Lithuanian theatre award Golden Stage Cross – “Home Trip”, a dance, music, theatre, and literature performance, and “Game Over”, a visual dance performance.
Laurynas and his partner were awarded with Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuanian National award for young creators and Borisas Dauguvietis Earring award for both the successful research and development of a new stage forms connecting urban dance and theatre and for the pedagogical work which changes a face of Lithuanian contemporary dance.
Laurynas has been developing and leading more than 30 dance projects funded by various local and international grants schemes.

Vilma Pitrinaitė Vilma Pitrinaitė                       Brussels, Belgium / Kaunas, Lithuania

Vilma studied choreography at CDC de Toulouse and Ex.e.r.ce, CCN de Montpellier as well as theatre directing in the School of National Theatre of Strasbourg, collaborated as dancer and actor with Philippe Grandrieux, Karim Bel Kacem, Hubert Colas, Mossoux-Bonté, Karine Ponties. Her first piece was staged in festivals JT14, Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, Paris and Premières, Strasbourg. «Miss Lithuania» was presented in Aerowaves Spring Forward, nominated as the best act of the season in Confluences, Paris. In 2016 she returned to «Aura» as a choreographer and recently created a piece for another most important dance company in Lithuania «Šeiko dance theater». Her work «Somaholidays» won «Fortunos» award and was nominated for the highest Lithuanian Golden Cross Award. Her current work «MATCH 2» will be premiered in the festival TB² in Brigittines, Brussels in June 2021 and is already invited to the famous Edinbourough Fringe Festival.

Raimonda Gudavičiūtė Raimonda Gudavičiūtė                       Frankfurt, Germany

Raimonda Gudavičiūtė is a freelance dancer, choreographer, teacher. She started her dance education at the Aura Dance Theatre in Kaunas (Lithuania). As a member of this dance company, she has performed at many dance festivals and in many theatres both in Lithuania and abroad. She extended her education with a Bachelor's degree in dance and acting at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2007. Raimonda Gudavičiūtė completed a Master's degree in contemporary dance at the Theatre Academy of Finland in 2009. Since 2011, Raimonda Gudavičiūtė has been living in Frankfurt and working as a dancer/performer in local projects. In November 2020 in Frankfurt am Main, Gudavičiūtė, in collaboration with the dramaturg Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė and the video artist Sebastian Heindorff, premiered a short film „M(e)&M(other)“, in which her seven year old son also takes part. The film was invited to be a part of the New Baltic Dance festival in Vilnius in December 2020.


Prizes

SEMIFINAL - WINNER

Cash Prize
Cash Prize of € 300
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

Travel Grant 
All travel costs to Rome covered to reach the MArteLive Europe Final Show and the MArteLive Biennial, both taking place on December 7-8-9, 2021.
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

Art of Spectra Prize
1-hour long individual portfolio review with Peter Svenzon, Composer, choreographer and AD of Art of Spectra; and Ulriqua Fernqvist, dancer, singer, and partner of Art of Spectra.

SEMIFINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Semifinalists

MArteLive Art in Progress
1 Week Stay at Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Poland in the Summer of 2021, for artists selected by the Jury.
Brought to you by:
* ProCult in Italy and Poland
* Tuzla Live in Bosnia and Herzegovina
* Kintai Arts in Lithuania

FINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Finalists - European and Italian contests

Scuderie MArteLive Prize
Up to 4 engagements in festivals in Italy such as Tolfarte Festival, Arte in strada a Mirabello, Rome Buskers in Town, Carpineto Buskers in Town, for up to 1200 € gross cachet to be agreed with the festival organizations (ITALY)

ATCL Lazio Prize
One gig in Italy in the events season 2022/2023 organized by the leading promoter ATCL Lazio (ITALY)

Biennale MArteLive Prize
Participation in the 2023 MArteLive Biennial in Rome (ITALY)

Green Area

Countries included in this area are: Andorra, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Tunisia.
The Green Semi-Final show takes place in Kracòw (Poland).
Winners of the Semi-Final shows will perform in the European Final in Rome (Italy).


Jurors

Anna Bergel Anna Bergel                       Berlin, Germany

Anna Bergel is Research Assistant at the Faculty of Performing Arts of the UDK - Universität der Künste Berlin. One of the co-initiators and organizers of the symposium series Performances of [Femininity] in the Performing Arts, she’s also the artistic production manager of Dock 11 in Berlin. After her studies at the State Ballet School of Berlin, she was engaged as a dancer at various theaters.   Since 2005, she has been working as artistic production manager, performer and dramaturge with various theater and dance companies, including Penelope Wehrli, Jo Fabian Department, Lose Combo, Constanza Macras I Dorkypark, 400asa, Opera Lab Berlin, Michael Laub/Remote Control Productions, and the soloist ensemble Kaleidoskop.

Samuel Mathieu Samuel Mathieu                       Toulouse, France

Samuel Mathieu founded his company and began his first choreographic work in 2001, after a long career as an interpreter.  He also works on soundtracks, scenography, and videos. First, he created the Est-ce-O-Elle-O-solo, then, a series of group pieces including Us-Band and Go On !, in which he establishes a relationship of complicity with his performers. In 2008, he started working at the Vorpommern Theater in Germany, where he was the choreographer of the Nord-Reich-Nord. An essay that lays down writing principles that will be rolled out the same year in Yan, a Franco-Chinese project carried out in France, and in 2009, in Japan, with Généric-X.

Eugenio De Vito Eugenio De Vito                       Rome, Italy

MArteLive Europe - Dance Curator

Egenio di Vito has been working as a performing artist since 2007, after having graduated as a professional dancer in contemporary and modern disciplines in the schools of Officina CAD of P. Rampone and Filomarino of D. Damiani. 
In 2012, he founded the Can Bagnato company and, in 2008, he was awarded with the MarteLive Danza Award, in 2013, with the Aniene POP Festival, and with the In-Box Verde award in 2020.
In his works, he loves to mix genres, develop choreographic proposals that mix theater, singing, circus acrobatics, and physical comedy: Eugenio Di Vito considers physical expression as something universally usable, in the streets as much as in theatrical halls. He regularly collaborates as a teacher in circus, theater and dance schools


Prizes

SEMIFINAL - WINNER

Cash Prize
Cash Prize of € 300
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

Travel Grant 
All travel costs to Rome covered to reach the MArteLive Europe Final Show and the MArteLive Biennial, both taking place on December 7-8-9, 2021.
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

SEMIFINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Semifinalists

MArteLive Art in Progress
1 Week Stay at Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Poland in the Summer of 2021, for artists selected by the Jury.
Brought to you by:
* ProCult in Italy and Poland
* Tuzla Live in Bosnia and Herzegovina
* Kintai Arts in Lithuania

Spazju Kreattiv Prize
3 Weeks Stay at Spazju Kreattiv Art Residency in La Valletta - Malta, to work and engage with local communities.
The experience takes place in 2022/2023 and includes a per-diem allowance of € 25.

FINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Finalists - European and Italian contests

Scuderie MArteLive Prize
Up to 4 engagements in festivals in Italy such as Tolfarte Festival, Arte in strada a Mirabello, Rome Buskers in Town, Carpineto Buskers in Town, for up to 1200 € gross cachet to be agreed with the festival organizations (ITALY)

ATCL Lazio Prize
One gig in Italy in the events season 2022/2023 organized by the leading promoter ATCL Lazio (ITALY)

Biennale MArteLive Prize
Participation in the 2023 MArteLive Biennial in Rome (ITALY)

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