Held September 24th to 29th September
Brisbane City, QLD, Australia.
24th-27th QUT Kelvin Grove Studios
28th-29th QUT Garden’s Point Theatre Brisbane City

Applications open Sunday May 20th 2018 and close June 30th.
BICDP’s mission is to reveal and unearth the potential of exceptional young dancers who are skilled and suited for a career in contemporary dance aged 15 to 22. To educate, open the doors and connect to the best training opportunities or company experiences by supporting training fees, travel expenses or wages to further students training options or assist them to connect into professional dance companies. First place scholarships will be for both male and female in junior and senior sections.  BICDP’s goal is to uncover and support a dance artist whose natural movement talent shines from within whilst possessing the necessary skills to succeed in a professional company environment.

A panel of 5 juror members (national and international) will watch candidates over a period of 6 days. They will observe classes and workshops in classical and contemporary techniques, coaching, repertoire and improvisational skills. A list of Jury members will be available on website midyear. Criteria includes a dancer who demonstrates natural physical movement with a good sense of co-ordination and flow, artistry, courage, tenacity, attitude to succeed in professional dance world, musicality, creativity, dynamics, physicality, and technical facility.

The Brisbane International Contemporary Dance Prix (BICD Prix) will be held
over a period of 6 days.

There will be two levels of students:
The Junior section (15-17 years)
The Senior section (17-22 years)

Candidates will audition by video entry.

  • All candidates would attend the 6 days of classes and repertoire and perform solo works. Solo repertoire works will be donated from a leading choreographer or company repertoire. A panel of five industry professionals will observe classes and performances over the 6 days and mark each candidate on values that are in accordance to working in the professional industry. The six candidates who score the highest marks will perform again in the finals.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday  9am to 5 pm at QUT Campus                                            Thursday 4pm to 9 pm (to allow for candidates to participate in QUT auditions)                                          Friday 10am to 9 pm Saturday 10am to 5pm pm at Gardens Theatre (all times to be confirmed)​                                                        
  • All classes (where possible) and performances will be open to the public for viewing.
  • Q and A sessions will also run alongside the day’s events.

  • During the finals performance a short work by a guest company will be performed during the deliberation process.