Turn 2023 — Call for Proposals



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Deadline: January 13th, 2022

Friday 10 March (public performances) + Saturday 11 March (artist day) 2023 — at Contact, Manchester

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After a 6-year hiatus Manchester’s open call dance platform Turn is back, and 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.
To get a feel for it, have a look at the 2017 programme + image gallery.

Proposal Deadline: Friday 13 January 2023, 5pm.

Turn 2023:
An open submission dance platform for North West* dancers and dance-makers on Fri 10 March:
● short finished pieces of work;
● excerpts or extracts of longer works;
● works-in-progress;
Plus an artist day on Sat 11 March.

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.

We are looking for dance in any form which uses the artists’ creativity, has strong concept, original choreography, and professional aspiration.

We welcome work which explores forms beyond Contemporary — including radical re-imaginings of classical non-western and urban forms and we are particularly interested in contemporary work which explores the boundaries between dance and Live Art.

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

For more information and to apply to Turn 2023

Turn 2023 is presented by Word of Warning + Contact; produced by hÅb; supported by Company ChameleonProject Auske, and using public funding by Arts Council England.

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*North West England consists of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire + Merseyside; does NOT include Yorkshire or Derbyshire.