Subject: ICONS EXTRA: Open Call – CHINA
Date: March 22, 2016 at 4:27:19 PM EDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

This is a special announcement from Dance ICONS
in collaboration with our international partner KMP ARTISTS in USA & China.


KMP CHINA is consulting with organizers in Shanghai who are planning to launch the first contemporary dance festival in Shanghai , ‘2016 Shanghai Contemporary Dance Festival’. The tentative presenting partner will be Shanghai Dancers’ Association. The first annual Contemporary Dance Festival of Shanghai is scheduled to take place
August 6-Aug. 7, 2016 (Saturday & Sunday).

We are actively seeking submissions for the following:

i. Short Contemporary Dance Performances

Amounts: 15-20 pieces
Duration: 10-45 mins/piece
Venues: black box theater or indoor space
Staff: dancers no more than 10 people; other staff no more than 12 people

ii.Large Contemporary Dance Performances

Duration: over 60 mins/piece (may be presented with another performance if its duration is less than 75 mins)

iii. Outdoor Dance Performances (no formal stage)

Duration: at least 30 mins/piece

iv. Symposium and Lectures

Invite dancing masters to communicate with contemporary dancers and choreographers in China

Arrange lectures on special topics if need

v. Contemporary dance Performance Trade

Promote communication between artists, organization and presenters

Applicants who are accepted can expect the festival to provide the following:

1. Provide performing space and cover the theater rental
2. Provide technical support, such as lighting, sound and basic stage set
3. Provide local accommodation fee meals during the activity period
4. Provide support domestic transportation fee to the teams whose works are selected by the organizing committee
5. All performers and groups who present works can join the art trade for free


Shanghai is one of the best market of contemporary dance in China with dozens of top contemporary dance works in the theaters each year. There are thousands of international enterprises and PR companies in Shanghai who would like to see more contemporary dance performances taking place in greater Shanghai.

Interested parties should contact

​Kristopher ​McDowell
(CEO & Founder of KMP ARTISTS)
kristopher [at] kmpartists.com

no later than April 14, 2016.

Kristopher McDowell
CEO & Founder

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