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Dance House Lefkosia

On_Bodies_Festival 2023 OPEN CALL

19th-21st of May 2023

Dance House Lefkosia

Application Deadline: 15th of January 2023

Dance House Lefkosia invites artists working with the body and choreography, to send proposals for On Bodies Festival 2023.

We are looking for performances that offer a new perspective to the (art) scene whether it is with their methodology and/or concept. The performances will take place on stage or in the garden of Dance House Lefkosia.

The interested artists/groups can apply with a new proposal or an existing performance in one of following categories. The selected proposals will take place once during the time of the festival.


Works between 15-40 minutes tο be presented on the main stage of the Dance House.


Works between 5-25 minutes to be presented in the garden/ outside area of the Dance House without any extra technical support.

Selected proposals:

All projects will receive technical support for their performance taking into consideration the resources and equipment of the venue (audio-visual equipment – video projector – screen, etc). Additionally, they will receive:

  • For NEW PRODUCTIONS (Cyprus-based artists):

Solo work: €1000 (one performer)

Duet: €1500 (two performers)

Group piece: €2500 (at least three performers)

The selected proposals will have 10-20 hours of rehearsals at the L-DH, spread evenly across February-May, as well as 2-3 dramaturgical sessions with a mentor.

  • For EXISTING WORK (Cyprus-based artists):

Solo work: €700 (one performer)

Duet:  €1000 (two performers)

Group piece: €1700 (at least three performers)

The selected proposals will have 10 hours for rehearsals at the L-DH, spread evenly across February-May.


L-DH will cover accommodation, per diem and tickets up to 250 euros per person/traveling artist, as well as a small fee. Maximum traveling artists: 3


The selection committee will consist of Petros Konnaris (artistic director of L-DH, performance artist), Arianna Economou (President of Echo Arts, Choreographer/performer, director of Dance Gate Lefkosia Cyprus), Machi D. Lindahl (choreographer and artistic director of Asomates Dynameis), Pantelis Georgiou (secretary of L-DH and Dance Gate Lefkosia Cyprus), and Dimitris Chimonas (artist and director). The results will be sent by email to all the applicants by the end of January 2022.

The selection will be made based on the clarity of the proposal and the dramaturgical/choreographic methodology of the project, as well as the relation to the venue and the overall curation of the festival.

Please fill in the application form by Sunday 15th of January 2023.

For more information and questions regarding the festival and the open call please contact us at or at 22780960 (Mon-Fri 10:00-13:00).


Dance House Lefkosia

Supported by:

Cultural Services of the Deputy Ministry of Culture