The Brisbane International Contemporary Dance Prix (BICD Prix) brings the contemporary dance world together by engaging internationally acclaimed directors and contemporary dance professionals who are inspirational leaders in their field to educate and develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of contemporary dance.

Young dancers, teachers and audience have the opportunity to connect and engage with these international leaders contemporary dance during the week in late September in Brisbane, Australia.

The Brisbane International Contemporary Dance Prix (BICD Prix) is open to young dancers aged (aged 15-22) from anywhere in the world. Open online applications are called for in April/May of each year. A video selection results in approximately 90 of the most talented applicants being invited to the finals week in late September/early October in Brisbane Australia. 

The selected applicants participate in a week long (6 day) program of classical and contemporary dance classes, improvisation, choreography and repertoire with leading choreographers and coaches. An international panel of jurors view participants throughout the week.

The week culminates in theatre performance of all young dancers performing solos of contemporary repertoire and their own creation/improvisation developed during the week.  The jury select finalists from both junior and senior categories to perform in a gala performance.  The jury select award winners who receive cash scholarships to progress towards a professional contemporary dance career. Finalists and all participants have the opportunity to be offered short term, fulltime or secondments at our leading partner schools or companies.

The BICD Prix also provides:

Teachers Professional Development program: Wednesday 2 October QUT Kelvin Grove

Industry Forums with contemporary dance leaders 30 September – 4 October

Public performances: 3 & 4 October 2019 Claver Theatre, All Hallows


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