RIDCC, the platform for choreographic talent, and the Holland Dance Festival, the international dance biennial in the Netherlands, are pleased to announce their collaboration! With this collaboration, both organizations will share knowledge and further connect the dance sector to give talented choreographers a chance.
RIDCC stimulates choreographers from all over the world to develop in a sustainable way. RIDCC offers opportunities from which the talent of the participating choreographers can be expressed and from which the local, national and international sector, and ultimately the public, can benefit. RIDCC is the connecting place where talent and partners from the sector meet. Here fruitful collaborations and new career perspectives start. RIDCC contributes to the quality and global position of the Rotterdam, Dutch and international dance landscape.
“We believe that we can do more for the dance field by working together, sharing knowledge and making connections. Holland Dance Festival has been committed to dance for many years. We admire this and, as a young organization, are grateful that we can use their expertise in the field of marketing and communication and at the same time act as a sounding board for our festival. Together we hope to offer choreographic talent the support it deserves” say Maya Roest and Mischa van Leeuwen, initiators and artistic leaders of RIDCC.
RIDCC is a springboard for choreographic talent. RIDCC unites the dance field, offers coaching, master classes, networking and above all concrete opportunities in the form of Awards. At the annual festival of RIDCC in Theater Rotterdam, the choreography competition is central. Sixteen selected choreographers get a stage and have a chance to win the XL Production Award, the Audience Award and one of the 10 Partner Awards. RIDCC also offers a program in which choreographic talent, programmers and artistic leaders come together, talk to each other and inspire and challenge each other from the conviction that a professional, diverse and self-developing art of dance contributes to a healthy and happy society.RIDCC Website
“The support of a new international choreography competition fits in perfectly with the mission of Holland Dance Festival. Scouting for talent and making them visible is what we have in common with the organization of RIDCC. Moreover, we find it important that the expertise in promoting and presenting dance built up over many years can be shared with a young organization. In this way, our knowledge and experience will benefit this special initiative of dancers Maya Roest and Mischa van Leeuwen” says Samuel Wuersten, Artistic and General Director of the Holland Dance Festival.
RIDCC offers you, as an audience, the chance to see up-and-coming top talent from all over the world in Theater Rotterdam. During the preliminaries on 24 and 25 June you will see the selected choreographies in all kinds of dance styles. The grand finale will take place on Saturday 26 June. The selected choreographies will be shown one more time in the main auditorium of Theater Rotterdam during the grand finale. A renowned jury will decide who wins the XL Production Award, RIDCC partners will choose the winners of the Partner Awards and the audience will decide who goes home with the Audience Award that evening.