Since its creation in 2002, the Burgos & New York International Choreography Competition has been a platform for the projection of dance and the new languages of movement. It is also a space for creative encounters and dialogue where plural perspectives converge. Each year, it welcomes choreographers from around the world and develops a broad program of community activities that bring creation closer to the territory and audiences.

Organized by CIDANZ Producciones - Ballet Contemporáneo de Burgos with the collaboration of the Gerencia Municipal de Cultura y Turismo del Ayuntamiento de Burgos, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Junta de Castilla y León and under the direction of choreographer Alberto Estébanez, the Certamen Burgos & New York promotes the art of choreography and the creative values that inspire dance in the 21st century. This event, which brings together a prestigious jury every year, makes Burgos a special showcase for the latest choreographic proposals and trends.

The Contest always keeps alive the features that have shaped its identity from the beginning, defending that profile of "creator" who, in an outstanding way, is able to contribute to dance lines of work, research and development that promote the development and evolution of the arts of movement. Only in this way is it justified that the winner (novel or consolidated) can deserve the important economic award and that his work is inscribed among the great world creators of the list of winners of this competition.

The Contest also maintains a clear commitment to dance in non-conventional spaces through two different competitions: 'Dancing with Stones' and 'Dance on the Road'. The latter section proposes a re-reading of the cultural and historical heritage from the selection of pieces inspired by the Camino de Santiago as it passes through Castile and Leon, Galicia and the Basque Country -and this year as a novelty in Logroño-.

Also, the festival is focused on 'Urban Art' with the articulation of two competitions: 'Street Art-Muralism' and 'Burgos T-Mueve', which are essential vehicles to bring all forms of dance and current creation to young people and a space to attract and retain new audiences.

Network of alliances and parallel activities

The festival also maintains important national and international collaborations and links that allow the winning works to be shown in a framework of cooperation and work opportunities for the selected choreographers. It is not surprising that reference brands such as Harlequin Floors, a world leader in dance floors, offers its linoleum to ensure maximum professionalism and safety for the performers on stage.

These five competitions are accompanied by the international course of choreography and dance 'International Summer Dance in Burgos', exhibitions, video-dance, conferences, free workshops or expanded actions in inclusive dance key. And, of course, it is a meeting place where artists and the public coincide making the philosophy of this competition capital:

«Dance, the backbone in the exchange of emotions, ideas and resources of performing art capable of linking love between cultures and peoples»

"It is becoming commonplace for our universal search engine to list the word dance next to the word Burgos".

That Burgos turns to the Dance is a truth that is quantified in the figures that for this 2022 our competition reaches. The volume of cash prizes amounts to 57.000 euros, no doubt our competition is one of the most coveted by choreographers of the 5 contingents, and if it is true, we receive a lot of money because we have demonstrated the wisdom of how we manage it. The duration of the competition has risen to 17 days, starting on July 13 and ending on July 29; very few competitions, festivals or shows reach this duration.

The total number of choreographers competing exceeds thirty, the number of dancers competing exceeds one hundred, the competition entries -those who wish to come to Burgos- 260 and the number of entries arriving in the city is 26. Continuing with the figures, this year we will be the largest danced route in Spain; our competition "Danza en el Camino" starts from Belorado to Santiago de Compostela and from there to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, with 12 continuous competition spaces in more than 700 km. and that by its repeated success has all the appearance of expanding to 2023.


DIRECTOR: Alberto Esbébanez

PRODUCTION: Sara Sáiz y Leticia Bernardo

TECHNICAL TEAM: Miguel Tena, Alejandra Miñón,

Eva Merchán.



HOST: Andrea Santamaría


AUDIOVISUALS: Carlos Herrera