Open call: Artist in Residence

Open Call for Artist Residencies with Danish Dance Theatre’s ensemble of dancers

In the coming season of 2024/2025, Danish Dance Theatre is inviting makers based in Denmark or of Danish nationality in to our company for two research-based residencies, offering our ensemble of dancers as a unique and unmatchable artistic resource available for the selected makers.

The residencies:
The two residencies are open for artists/makers of all aesthetic disciplines, who’s practice would benefit from working with 8-10 dancers. This includes (and is not limited to) makers from movement practice, sound composition, visual arts, sculpting, theatre, architecture, design, etc.

The residencies are each one week long and are paid opportunities for makers to explore, reflect on and experiment with their practice. It is not required of the maker to produce or show any work at the end of the week, although an internal sharing and/or feedback session could be organised, should this make sense for the maker.

Danish Dance Theatre will provide a fee of 7250DKK.

“The residency at Danish Dance Theatre was an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only was I spoiled to be working with extraordinarily talented, curious, funny, caring and open-minded dancers, who turned any challenge into exquisite craft; I was also given the opportunity to work in a context where I could focus entirely on the creative work – which is rare in the freelance production reality. Within one week we developed tons of materials for future creations, got to know each other and had a lot of fun” – Alma Toaspern, artist in residence, season 2023/2024

Dates & Times:
Residency 1: 18.-23. November, 2024
Residency 2: 25.-29. November, 2024

The daily schedule will be as follows:

Morning class: 9.30-10.45
Studio time: 11.00-13.00
Lunch: 13.00-14.00
Studio time: 14.00-16.30

Danish Dance Theatre’s studio spaces at Operaen, Ekvipagemestervej 10, 1438 København K.

The residency will take place in a bright studio space measuring 14x14m.
There will be a sound system available, and the possibility to work with or without mirrors.
Makers are allowed to bring most equipment and materials into the studio space, though ensuring space for morning class.

The applicant must be either a Danish national citizen or be living in Denmark.

The applicant must submit:
-A portfolio of their own choice demonstrating their practice (any format)

-A motivational letter stating why this particular opportunity would be an important step for them at this point in their practice or creation process. The applicant should demonstrate how their practice would benefit from working with the resource of 8-10 professional dancers (pdf format)

Upload your application here:

Deadline for applications: 14th July, 2024