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DANCECOREO International 2021: A Dream Come True!

The last days were wonderful for DANCECOREO International 2021, a contest of emotions, creativity, alliances and paths woven by dance around the world.

This first edition was accompanied by important international institutions and personalities of dance and the performing arts from Cuba and the rest of the world who supported this dream to provide new opportunities to choregraphers.

In a new scenario where the transfer from the face-to-face to the virtual has been evidenced, this event presented a new format compared to other competitive events, also adapting to the online universe.

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The competition closed with more than 200 choreographies and 600 participants from 13 countries and 45 cities, all connected in the online universe. This experience of DANCECOREO International 2021 was very enriching and showed that, at times like these, the union from anywhere in the world, space and dance style contributes and stimulates choreographic creation.

Cuba had the largest participation and among all the recordings received, the choreographies performed in professional locations and From Home stand out. Several themes were addressed in the works, such as: violence, in particular gender violence, homeless people, the sensitive issue of animal abuse, addictions, mental disorders and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic.

The jury, chaired by Lizt Alfonso, founder, director and choreographer of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (LADC), was made up of internationally renowned professionals from the world of dance and the performing arts in general.

The results of the mentions, first, second, third places, special awards, multiple scholarships and awards for performers, as well as the long-awaited Grand Prix, are now available.

DANCECOREO International will not stop, so expect many more news about this competition that is here to stay. We will see you in 2022!

Thanks to the Allies and sponsors of the event for support us!

You can request for more information about DANCECOREO International through the following email: dancecoreo@liztalfonso.com

DANCECOREO International Awards 2021 / Grand Prix : 

Choreography / Choreographer (s)  Country Award
“Beyond Skin” / Domsa Radu & Alina Ciceo Romania Grand Prix Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba: Montage of their choreography with members of the LADC company and staging in a theater in Havana, Cuba
“Coacción”/ Sergio A. Echavarría & Yianne R. Mulet Cuba Grand Prix  Conservatorio de Danza : Participation in the Veinte Once Festival, to be held in the city of Tijuana, México
“Un segundo” / Carlos Bonilla Spain Grand Prix Festival Ballet Beyond Borders: Participation in the festival, to be held in the city of Los Angeles, USA
“Use this Gospel” / Joshua Horton USA Grand Prix Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba: Montage of their choreography with members of the LADC company and staging in a theater in Havana, Cuba
“Whatever it takes” / Luis M. Miranda Cuba Grand Prix Empire of Dreams Academy : Montage of their choreography with members of the academy in the city of Mallorca,
Spain
“Manipulación” / Jonathan Jorge Pérez Cuba Grand Prix BCN City Ballet : Montage of their choreography with the company in the city of Barcelona, España
“Senda horizonte” / Diego O. Carbonell & Andrea Mora Spain Grand Prix Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba: Montage of their choreography with members of the LADC company and staging in a theater in Havana, Cuba
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DANCECOREO International Awards 2021 / Firts Place:

Choreography / Choreographer (s)  Country Scholarship
“Cambiaron los tiempos” / Yohan García & Gabriela Pedraga Cuba Scholarship for the VI International Flamenco Camp for young talents of the Escuela de Flamenco de Andalucía, to be held in Malaga, Spain (Choreographers)
“Dicen” / Amanda Camero Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Choreographer)
“La llave del amor” / Ángela Badell & Sandra Sardiñas Cuba Scholarship for one week at the Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas, in Madrid, Spain (Choreographers)
“La llorona” /  Yasser Domínguez Cuba Scholarship for two (2) month at the Academia Ballet de Moscú del Parque del Conocimiento (Classical Dance) in Misiones, Argentina (Performer)
“Reencuentro” /  Eglier Morales Cuba Half scholarships for the Summer intensive training course during the Cooking Dance Festival 2022, Barcelona Dance Center, Spain (Performers)
“Sevicia” / Dayron L. Domínguez & Adelí Brito Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“The Office” / Domsa Radu & Alina Ciceo Romania

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DANCECOREO International Awards 2021 / Second Place:

Choreography / Choreographer (s)  Country Scholarship
“Aislamiento” / Walter Barrera USA
“Breath of Marat” / Ruby Jenni USA Half scholarships for the 2022 classical training course of three (3) or 10 months, at the Barcelona Dance Center, Spain (Performer)
“But what if I”/  Eduardo Prieto & Aylín López Cuba
“Caminando sobre tu hechizo” / Chabeli Hernández Cuba Half scholarships for the Summer intensive training course during the Cooking Dance Festival 2022, Barcelona Dance Center, Spain (Performer)
“Don’t quit” / Melissa de la C. Martínez Torres & Miguel A. Díaz Cuba
“Flexible corazón” / Lester O. García & Adalit Contrera Cuba
“Guernica” / Pedro Despaigne Cuba Full scholarship for the 2022 three (3) month classical training course (male dancers), at the Barcelona Dance Center, Spain (Performer)
“How Long” / Julia Duarte Brasil
“Lamento del alma” / Grette Rodríguez Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“Por bulerías” / Karelys Rodes Cuba
“Recuéstate” / Elena Ma. Matos & Alejandro Mariño Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“To the max” /  Jarco Rojas Cuba
“You are mine” / Melissa Giraldes Cuba
“Pase a bordo” / Lilian Padrón Cuba

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DANCECOREO International Awards 2021 / Third Place:

Choreography / Choreographer (s)  Country Scholarship
”Alegría de Cadiz” / Paqui Moya & Miguel A. Núñez Spain
“Anhelo” / Ana L. Garcés & Juan C. Haza Cuba
“Ashma” / Adrián Yera Cuba
“Back to love” / Ivette K. Coca & Eduardo de J. Prieto Cuba
“Claroscuro” / Alba Vicente Spain
“Complemento” / Gabriela Aspiolea & Ana L. Garcés Cuba
“Confinados” / Dunet Pi Mexico
“ConteCuba” / Héctor A. Ramírez & Gabriela Pérez Cuba
“En blanco y negro” / Thalía Silva Cuba
“Farruca” / Lohenys Rivero Venezuela
“Farruca” /  Rachel Pérez Cuba
“I should go” / Camila Vela Mexico Half scholarships for the 2022 classical training course of three (3) or 10 months, at the Barcelona Dance Center, España (Performer)
“Mi luz” / Yohan García & Gabriela Pedraga Cuba
“Milagro” / Rudiel de la C. Páez & Yandry Parada Cuba
“Pasión entre vuelos” / Montserrat M. Martínez & Lisandra Fernández Cuba
“Préciosité Suite” / Marcelo Sáez Spain
“Quinto elemento” / Mariem Valdés Cuba
“Rebeldía” /  Yolanda Ozuna Spain
“Recuerdo de un amor” / Montserrat M. Martínez Cuba
‘Reminiscense” / Alina Cilceo Romania
“Rise” / Naomi Byrne USA Half scholarships for the 2022 classical training course of three (3) or 10 months, at the Barcelona Dance Center, España (Performer)
“Rosa del Astral ” / Idania La Villa Cuba
“Sala 7” / Jelim Valdivia & Miguel A. Díaz Cuba
“Sólo Baila” / Sara L. Tirado Colombia
“Un retrato de mí” / Grette Rodríguez Cuba
“Wreck me” / Verónica Pumarada Cuba
“Ojalá” / Pavel Pérez & Mary K. Pérez Cuba
“Amalgama” / Paloma Moya & Nicolás Jurado España Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)

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DANCECOREO International Awards 2021 / Mentions:

Choreography / Choreographer (s)  Country Scholarship
“Alas esmeralda” / Yanet Domínguez Cuba
“Al vuelo” / Lucía Quintán Cuba
“Báilalo” / Cynthia Sánchez Cuba
“Bittersweet isolation” / Karoline Dettmann & Valeska Rein Germany
“Black and Blue” / Diana Fernández Cuba
“Broadway night” / Marcelo Hernández Argentina
“Cold Little Heart” / Bárbara Garza Mexico
“Con dos” / Héctor A Ramírez Cuba
“Cumbanchero” / Ángela Badell & Kenia Carrazana Cuba
“Danmbala Wedo” / Ronaldson Sylla Haiti
“Deja vú” / Raysa Soler & Marcos D. Macías Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“El último guerrero” / Rafael E. Toranzo Cuba
“Farruca” / María C. Salcedo Venezuela
“Golden” /  Sara L. Tirado Colombia
“Granada” / Katia Ascencio & Rosangela Pérez Cuba
“Incertidumbre” / Kamila Fernández Cuba
“IN-conforme” / Lea Zayas Cuba
“Kübler-Ross” / Laura Mesa & Katherine Fernández Cuba
“Look inside” / María Solís Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performer)
“Luz y sombra” / Ernesto A. Martínez de Santelices & Leyanis Lores Cuba
“Mientras tenga pulso” / Lorena V. Barretto Panamá
“Naturondas” / Elizabeth Aday & Frank A. Macuran Cuba
“Olas” / Gabriela Pedraga & Yohan García Cuba
“Pasillo voliao” / Jaime A. Otero & Jaime Alonso Chavarriaga Colombia
“Pasitos” / Luis O. Aliaga Cuba
“Recuérdame” / Gretcheen Guerra Cuba
“Renacer” / Thalia Silva & Isabella Delgado Cuba
“Seducción” / Camila Tamames & Rafael E. Toranzo Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“Seguirilla” / Ángela Badell Cuba
“Sentimientos del alma” / Camila Tamames Cuba
“Shelter” / Jenifer Kerber USA
“Si el fin del mundo estuviera cerca… ¿Dónde elegirías estar?” / Lea Zayas & Fernando D. Faxas Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“Solas en la oscuridad” / Brenda Leyva Cuba
“Cóseme” /  Martha V. Montaño Colombia
“Tiempos de seguirilla” / Ángela Badell Cuba
“Titanium” / Maydel Almaral Cuba
“Urban Style” / Brayan Pérez & Samuel Solarid Cuba
“Volver a ti” / Rocío Vázquez Cuba
“Y cuando te miras…” / Yohan García & Gabriela Pedraga Cuba

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DANCECOREO International Awards 2021 / Special Prizes:

Choreography Special Prize Country
“Complemento” Best Costume Design Cuba
“Dicen” Best Costume Design Cuba
“El rey de los números” Best Costume Design Cuba
“Un retrato de mí” Best Costume Design Cuba
“Beyond Skin” Best Individual Performance Romania
“Senda horizonte” Best Collective Interpretation Spain
“Coacción” Best Pas de Deux Cuba
“Un segundo” Best Pas de Deux Spain
“The Office” Best Execution with Implements Romania
“La llorona” Best Emerging Artist Cuba

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Scholarship to Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba School: 

Choreography Country Description 
“Despertar” Cuba Scholarships for tuition at Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba School/Escuela, en La Habana, Cuba (Performer)

Scholarships to Summer Intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba:

Choreography Country Description 
“Dicen” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Choreographer)
“Sevicia” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“Lamento del alma” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“Recuéstate” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“Amalgama” España Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“Deja vú” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“Look inside” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performer)
“Seducción” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“Si el fin del mundo estuviera cerca… ¿Dónde elegirías estar? “ Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“A tientas” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“Alas…” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performer)
“Anhelo” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“Arlequín” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Youngest Competitor)
“Empezar de cero” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performer)
“Empezar de nuevo” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Choreographer)
“En el silencio de la danza” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performer)
“En espera” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performer)
“Entre la luna y el mar” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performer)
“Esperanza” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performer)
“Heart” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performer)
“La cuarentena” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performer)
“Oportunidad del cielo” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performer)
“Petit Vol” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performer)
“Resiliencia” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performer)
“Rojo” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performer)
“Si decidimos quedarnos” Cuba Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“Venezuela flamenca” Venezuela Scholarship for participation in summer intensive 2022 of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana, Cuba (Performers)
“Storm” Colombia Beca para el Curso de Verano 2022 de Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, en La Habana, Cuba (Choreographer)

Scholarships to Barcelona Dance Center and Cooking Dance Festival 2022:

Choreography Country Description 
“Reencuentro” Cuba Half scholarships for the Summer intensive training course during the Cooking Dance Festival 2022, Barcelona Dance Center, Spain (Performers) 
“Breath of Marat” USA Half scholarships for the 2022 classical training course of three (3) or 10 months at the Barcelona Dance Center, Spain (Performer) 
“Caminando sobre tu hechizo” Cuba Half scholarships for the Summer intensive training course during the Cooking Dance Festival 2022, Barcelona Dance Center, Spain (Performer) 
“I should go” Mexico Half scholarships for the 2022 classical training course of three (3) or 10 months at the Barcelona Dance Center, Spain (Performer) 
“Rise” USA Half scholarships for the 2022 classical training course of three (3) or 10 months at the Barcelona Dance Center, Spain (Performer) 
“Guernica” Cuba Full scholarship for the 2022 three (3) month classical training course (male dancers), at the Barcelona Dance Center, Spain (Performer) 

Scholarship to Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas:

Choreography Country Description 
“La llave del amor” Cuba Scholarship for one week at the Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas, in Madrid, Spain (Choreographers)

Scholarship to Academia Ballet de Moscú del Parque del Conocimiento:

Choreography Country Description 
“La llorona” Cuba Scholarship for two (2) month at the Academia Ballet de Moscú del Parque del Conocimiento (Classical Dance) in Misiones, Argentina (Performer) 

Scholarship to Escuela de Flamenco de Andalucía a:

Choreography Country Description 
“Cambiaron los tiempos” Cuba BScholarship for the VI International Flamenco Camp for young talents of the Escuela de Flamenco de Andalucía, to be held in Malaga, Spain (Choreographers)

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General

  • Registration will be done by choreography
  • You must fill out a registration form for each work to be registered in the contest.  Relevant fees will apply to each form submitted
  • Recordings in any format other than .MP4 will not be accepted
  • By registering, participants authorize the Contest to use the image they submit of their choreography for publication on social networks, the web or any other means to advertise the event
  • Changes in the registration of a submission are not accepted once it has been entered in the competition

Jurado

  • The jury will be made up of internationally renowned professionals from the world of dance and the performing arts:

President: Lizt Alfonso (Cuba)

Members: Santiago Alfonso (Cuba), Caridad Martínez (Cuba/EE.UU.), Gonzalo Galguera (Cuba/Germany), Charlene Carey (EE.UU.), María Rovira (Spain), Sebastián Linares (Spain), Paloma Gómez (Spain), José Lucena (Spain), Marisa Adame (Spain), Rafael Peral (Spain), Georgina Rigola (Spain), Francisco González (Cuba) y Héctor Figueredo (Cuba), among others.

  • The jury’s decision is irrevocable

Awards

  • Grand Prix (outstanding choreographies will receive prizes)
  • All the submitted pieces will receive a score from the jury, according to which they will be placed within the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place or Honorable Mentions category

The jury will also award special prizes for the following:

  • Best Individual Performance
  • Best Collective Interpretation -by three (3) interpreters-
  • Best Duet Work
  • Best Emerging Artist
  • Best Execution with Implements
  • Best Costume Design

Prizes consist of:

  • Grand Prix winning choreographers will receive:
    • Diploma
    • One of the following prizes:
  • Cuba: Montage of their choreography with members of the LADC School or LADC and staging in a theater in Havana.
            Includes lodging and half board for one week
            Includes lodging and half board for one week
  • Spain: Choreography with the company BCN City Ballet, in the city of Barcelona
            Includes lodging and half board for one week
  • United States: Participation in the Ballet Beyond Borders festival, to be held in the city of Los Angeles, sponsored by the event itself
           Includes lodging and half board for one week
  • The choreographies that obtain First, Second, Third place and Honorable Mentions, as well as the Special Prizes will receive:
    • Winner’s Diploma
  • In addition, the jury will award prizes for both choreographers and performers:
    • Scholarships for participation in summer, winter or intensive courses of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in Havana
    • Scholarships for tuition at Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba School/Escuela, in Havana, Cuba
    • Scholarship for one week at the Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas, in Madrid, Spain
    • Full scholarship for the 2022 three (3) month classical training course (male dancers), at the Barcelona Dance Center, Spain
    • Half scholarships for the 2022 classical training course of three (3) or 10 months, at the Barcelona Dance Center, Spain
    • Half scholarships for the Summer intensive training course during the Cooking Dance Festival 2022, Barcelona Dance Center, Spain
    • Scholarship for the VI International Flamenco Camp for young talents of the Escuela de Flamenco de Andalucía, to be held in Malaga, Spain
    • Scholarship for two (2) month at the Academia Ballet de Moscú del Parque del Conocimiento (Classical Dance) in Misiones, Argentina

QUESTIONS

1. What disciplines does the competition cover?

It welcomes ballet, fusion, urban, flamenco, modern, contemporary, character, folk and dance styles from any part of the world

2. What is the cost of registration ?

  • For the choreographies presented from the theatre, rehearsal room, amphitheaters, and other formal spaces: 50.00 Euros

        * For Cuban citizens residing in Cuba: 300.00 CUP

  • For the creations presented from home: 10.00 Euros

        * For Cuban citizens residing in Cuba: 100.00 CUP

3. What aspects are measured?

Judging will take into account originality, creativity, interpretation, artistic-technical performance, use of space, body language and gestures, use of music or lack thereof, and use of elements or accessories in case the choreography requires it, among other elements that the jury may consider.

4. Who are the jurors?

The jury will be composed of internationally renowned professionals from the world of dance and the performing arts:

President: Lizt Alfonso (Cuba)

Members: Santiago Alfonso (Cuba), Caridad Martínez (Cuba/EE.UU.), Gonzalo Galguera (Cuba/Germany), Charlene Carey (EE.UU.), María Rovira (Spain), Sebastián Linares (Spain), Paloma Gómez (Spain), José Lucena (Spain), Marisa Adame (Spain), Rafael Peral (Spain), Georgina Rigola (Spain), Francisco González (Cuba) y Héctor Figueredo (Cuba), among others.

5. What are the awards?

The awards and prizes are detailed in the Regulation Button, in the Prizes section

6. Who can choreograph?

The choreography may be created by all creators, artists, and art students (especially in the dance area), as well as any person with creative and choreographic desires, from age (seven) 7 onward.

7. Can I use costumes and makeup for the presentation of the choreography?

Yes, but it is not necessary

8. Can a 7-year-old kid submit a choreography?

Yes