Take part in the first European Dansathon!

Initiated by BNP Paribas Foundation and Maison de la Danse Lyon, Dansathon is the first European dance hackathon. Sadler’s Wells, together with Théâtre de Liège, is one of the partners to produce this three-city event from 28 to 30 September 2018. The UK chapter will take place at Plexal at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

Dansathon invites dancers, technologists, designers, creatives and makers to imagine the future of dance. This playful, social event is an opportunity to explore ways to harness the power of dance and technology to connect worlds and cross boundaries. Teams will form on the first day to work together and create a prototype based on one of the challenges issued. A winning project will be selected on the third day in each city and awarded with €10,000 as seed fund to bring it to the next stage, with the support of each theatre.

More information on the event itself (including an FAQ) is on the Dansathon website www.dansathon.org.

In this post, we will give updates specific to the UK chapter of the event.

Call for participation is now open! (Deadline: 30 June)

We are looking for dancers and choreographers of all dance forms, technologists, designers, technicians, makers, communicators and facilitators from the dance and wider creative industries to apply as individuals for the event. Bring your passion for dance (you don’t have to be an expert!) and contribute your skills to the team Accommodation and food will be covered throughout the event with some provision for travel.

We encourage applications from those who identify themselves as underrepresented voice in dance and/or technology.

Apply on Dansathon If you choose London as your first preference, we would really appreciate if you could also fill in this Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to help us evaluate and improve Sadler’s Wells as a place where we hope to reflect the diversity of population in the UK.

Please email dansathon.ldn@gmail.com if you have any questions, or if you are interested to get involved without being a participant.

The Dansathon is a common idea by BNP Paribas Foundation and Maison de la Danse de Lyon. It is conceived and developed in partnership with Sadler’s Wells, London, and Théâtre de Liège.

Image: The company of NYDC in Tarantiseismic. Photo by Tony Nandi

Last updated: 20 April 2018