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Turn 2016 – Call for Proposals, hÅb

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 15 January 2016.

Turn 2016, our eighth annual platform for North West dancers + dance-makers, is calling for proposals. Taking place on Friday 22 + Saturday 23 April 2016 at Manchester’s Contact, Turn 2016 is a hÅb, Contact, Dance Manchester co-production.

North West* dancers and dance-makers (aged 18+) are invited to submit proposals of short pieces of work, works-in-progress or extracts of longer works for inclusion in this annual event. Closing Deadline: 5pm, Friday 15 January 2016.

For full info and to apply:


An open submission dance platform for North West* dancers + dance-makers:

● short finished pieces;

● excerpts;

● works in progress;

● sited works in and around the building also welcomed.

Proposals should be for pieces with some live presence, 20 minutes maximum for show-type work, technically simple, adaptable to quick turnarounds and suitable for showing alongside other pieces.

Sited and intervention-based works in and around the venue (Contact) are also strongly encouraged.

We are also accepting proposals for video based work to be screened around the building.

*effectively Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire + Merseyside. ie NOT Yorkshire

We are looking for dance in any form which uses the artists’ creativity, has strong concept, original choreography and professional aspiration. For example, alongside Contemporary, we’d be interested in hearing about street dancers who are looking to choreograph a piece rather than to present a demonstration of skill; or classical work (from Ballet to Kathak, African and Chinese dance to Bharata Natyam) that is being re-imagined or re-explored, rather than a straight re-presentation of classic choreography.

Priorities are for high quality and exciting dance based work by North West* artists, which has not been seen in Manchester before.

Enquiries: ¦ ¦ #TurnMcr

Taking place at Contact on 22 + 23 April 2016, Turn 2015 is presented by Word of Warning + Contact; co-produced by hÅb, Contact + Dance Manchester; supported using public funding through Arts Council England + funded by Manchester City Council.