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2020 CANCELLED
Due to the current health challenge and restrictions on travel and gatherings we have cancelled our 2020 event. All of our companies and schools support this decision and are keen to join us again in 2021.

2021 Dates will be announced soon

The Brisbane International Contemporary Dance Prix (BICD Prix) brings the contemporary dance world together by engaging internationally acclaimed directors and contemporary dance professionals who are inspirational leaders in their field to educate and develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of contemporary dance.

Young dancers, teachers and audience have the opportunity to connect and engage with these international leaders in contemporary dance during the last week of September in Brisbane, Australia.


The Brisbane International Contemporary Dance Prix (BICD Prix) is open to young dancers aged (aged 15-22) from anywhere in the world. Open online video applications of max 5 mins in ballet and contemporary are called for in May to June of each year. A  selection process results in approximately 90 of the most talented applicants being invited to the finals week in late September/early October in Brisbane Australia. 


The selected applicants participate in a week long (6 day) program of classical and contemporary dance classes, improvisation, choreography and repertoire with leading choreographers and coaches. An international panel of jurors view and coach participants throughout the week.


The week culminates in theatre performance of all young dancers performing solos of contemporary repertoire and their own creation/improvisation developed during the week.  The jury select finalists from both junior and senior categories to perform in a gala performance.  The jury select award winners who receive cash scholarships to progress towards a professional contemporary dance career. Finalists and all participants have the opportunity to be offered short term, fulltime or secondments at our leading partner schools or companies.




The BICD Prix also provides:

Industry forums with Company & Training Institutions

Public performances: 1 & 2 October 2020 Claver Theatre, All Hallows

Bookings Oppening Mid Year