THE CONTEST OPENS THE CALL FOR COMPETITION PROPOSALS FOR ITS 22ND EDITION

From July 13 to 28, 2023, Burgos will once again be a date with dance

The Burgos & New York International Choreography Contest will celebrate its 22nd edition, which will turn the Castilian and Leonese city into a showcase for the latest trends and expressions of the movement arts. The deadline for the reception of proposals for the different competition categories -with the exception of 'Burgos T-Mueve Moving Spaces', which will run from April 1 to July 14- is already open and will remain active until Monday, May 15. 

The 'Danza en el Teatro' section -to be staged at the coliseum of the capital of Burgos from July 26 to 28- will bring together the contemporary and urban modalities. Open to the exhibition of works inspired by trends like Graham, Limón or Cunningham, going through the current neoclassicism or styles like Forsythe or Killyan and hip-hop, popping, locking, house, bboying or breaking, as well as new fusions with other current languages, will distribute in this call a total amount of 27,000 euros. 

This competition will award a total of seven prizes (first prize of 9,000 euros, second prize of 6,000 euros, third prize of 4,000 euros, and fourth and fifth prizes of 3,000 and 2,000 euros, respectively). In addition, the finalists in this category will be eligible for the Audience Award which, endowed with 1,000 euros, will be granted by the spectators with their votes and the JCDCYL Award which, endowed with 2,000 euros, will go to three creators whose works will be performed during the tour of the Joven Compañía de Danza de Castilla y León (Young Dance Company of Castilla y León). 

Danza en el Camino' is extended to Logroño

The section ‘Open Air Dance’ will be reinforced in the programming of the Contest. And it is the competition 'Dancen on Camino de Santiago‘, a section that proposes a re-reading of the cultural and historical heritage from the selection of three choreographies inspired by the Camino de Santiago, will be extended to Logroño. Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the Junta de Castilla y León with the collaboration of the councils of Burgos, León and Palencia and the Xunta de Galicia (AGADIC), this section will distribute a total of 22,000 euros. These works will be on display between July 11 and 23 at 13 locations along the Jacobean route as it passes through the autonomous communities of Castilla y León, Galicia and La Rioja. In addition, for the second year it will be held at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

In addition to the 'Dance on Camino de Santiago‘ section, 'Dancing with Stones' will showcase a total of six creations in the surroundings of the Cathedral of Burgos. This competition, which will distribute 6,000 euros in its three prizes (first prize of 3,000 euros, second prize of 2,000 euros and third prize of 1,000 euros), is open to dance proposals of any choreographic language and style, created to be exhibited in public spaces and whose main engine is the use of open space and proximity to the public. 

Urban Art

Completing the program will be the section of the festival dedicated to 'Urban Art', whose proposals will be structured in two competitions: the 'Street Art-Muralism' competition, open to artists and groups that have already made complete large-format works; and 'Burgos T-Mueve', a contest for choreographies recorded with cell phones. The proposal selected in the 'Street Art-Muralism' competition will win a single prize of 3,000 euros and the winning entry in the 'Burgos T-Mueve' category will be awarded 400 euros, as well as other prizes of 300, 200 and 100 euros.

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LUIS MARTÍN OYA, NEW PRESIDENT OF THE OFFICIAL JURY OF THE COMPETITION IN 2023

Former dancer Luis Martín Oya, Deputy Director of the Nacho Duato Academy (NDA) in Madrid

Former dancer Luis Martín Oya, Deputy Director of the Nacho Duato Academy (NDA) in Madrid, will be in charge of chairing the official jury of the Certamen in 2023, replacing choreographer Goyo Montero. Martín Oya was born in Madrid and began his classical dance studies at the age of 11 with maestro Pedro de la Cruz. He graduated from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Madrid and from L'École de Danse Clasique Princesse Grace de Monte Carlo with Marika Bessobrasova. In 1987 he joined the National Dance Company under the direction of Maya Plisetskaya, a period in which he began to perform his first roles as a soloist dancer. With the incorporation of Nacho Duato to the direction of the company, he was promoted to first dancer. 

He participated in all the creations of Valencian choreographer and danced most of the repertoire of the CND, which also included pieces by great international choreographers such as Jirí Kylián, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin or Mats Ek, with whom he had the opportunity to work personally. After finishing his career as a performer, Nacho Duato incorporates him into the production team of the CND. In May 2015, he was appointed Production Director and since 2019, Executive Production Director of CND. He holds a degree in Business Management from ESERP (Madrid) and a Master's Degree in Internalization and Cooperation in Cultural and Creative Sector Management from the Complutense University of Madrid.

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THE EVENT ADDS A NEW AWARD TO ITS LIST OF WINNERS THANKS TO THE COLLABORATION OF THE NACHO DUATO ACADEMY (NDA).

12,900 euros for a scholarship

The twenty-second edition of the Burgos & New York International Choreography Competition will present a new award and, thanks to the collaboration of the Nacho Duato Academy (NDA), will complete its list of winners with the Nacho Duato Academy Young Promise Award. This award involves the granting of a scholarship to attend a full course at the Nacho Duato Trainee Program (NDTP) in Madrid. The scholarship, valued at 12,900 euros, is aimed at young dance performers who show high technical and artistic potential for their future professional career but still require pre-professional training. 

Nacho Duato Academy reserves the right to distribute this award to a maximum of three dancers. The award covers the tuition for the training but does not include the costs of travel, accommodation, food or any other additional expenses, and will be conditional upon the start of the NDTP, scheduled for September 2023. Under no circumstances may the award be exchanged for cash value.

NDTP is part of the Nacho Duato Academy and shares space with the Centro Superior de Artes Escénicas SCAENA and the Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Carmen Roche. It is a unique space that integrates more than 200 students and 50 professionals.

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TEAM

DIRECTOR: Alberto Esbébanez

PRODUCTION: Sara Sáiz y Leticia Bernardo

TECHNICAL TEAM: Miguel Tena, Alejandra Miñon,

Silvia Pérez, Eva Merchan.

DANCE ON CAMINO DE SANTIAGO CONSULTANT: Alfonso Ordóñez

MUSICAL ATMOSPHERE: Samuel Peñas

HOST: Andrea Santamaría

COMMUNICATION: Eduardo Vielba

AUDIOVISUALS: Carlos Herrera

PHOTOGRAPHY: Gerardo Sanz