Dance Bridges Festival is an international dance biennial celebrating a diverse range of contemporary dance that is artistically innovative, thought-provoking and relevant. The Festival is run by Dance Bridges, a non-profit organisation with a core value for excellence and believing in the power of community built through artistic exchanges and discursive dialogues. The Festival supports year round activities in addition to the main festival and is curated by a programming committee based in London, Taipei and Kolkata.

Dance Bridges Festival invites dance artists to apply for the fifth edition of the Festival. This is a very special opportunity for artists from all over the world to gather in Kolkata and experience the vibrant arts scene the city has to offer. Check our previous live edition HERE.

The Festival was founded in August 2014, and has taken place in the month of August since its origin in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2022. Over these past 4 editions Dance Bridges has presented performances, residencies, workshops, artist talks and film screenings collaborating with more than 70 independent artists and dance companies from over 30 countries as well as engaging with 25,000+ audience members and participants.

If you wish to participate in the 2024 edition, read the guidelines here for the open call to artists in the different categories:

  1. Performances & Workshops
  2. Dance Film Screenings
  3. Artistic Research/Work in progress Showcases
  4. Choreographic Residencies
  5. Festival Management Internships

Please, send your application to dancebridgesfestival@gmail.com by Wednesday 1st November 2023 by 23.59 Indian Standard Time (IST) for Category A/B and by Wednesday 10th January 2024 by 23.59 Indian Standard Time (IST) for Category C/D/E indicating “APPLICATION” in the subject header.