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Monday, April 11, 2016


Deadline: April 18, 2016

South African choreographers and dance companies – be part of a collaboration with French company Carré Blanc Cie, and choreographer, Michèle Dhallu, which aims to be presented at the Cradle of Creativity in 2017. The project is called CHIFFONNADE – Transmission.

Performance is dedicated to ephemeral life: a show only lives during tour time. A choreographer may not be a filmmaker, and yet… Some creations would deserve to be performed as much as wished, just like a movie can be broadcasted over the years and it keeps on finding an enthusiastic public.
The idea to transmit Chiffonnade arises from that reflection.

Created 10 years ago, performed more than 1,500 times, this dance solo aimed at young audiences, from 6 months up to 4 years old, will be passed onto a South African company for their future use.

The project is also an opportunity for South African choreographers to learn more about the process of working for this very young audience. It will involve four weeks rehearsals with the choreographer Michèle Dhallu from April 10 to May 9, 2017. Thereafter, Michèle aims to run workshops for professionals in creating work for very young children, looking at a range of questions such as themes, self-censorship, storytelling, interpretation for a very young audience, relating to the audience etc.

To see a 1-minute teaser of the performance, go to

To apply for this unique collaboration, send an artistic statement of choreographer or company to, as well as video links to previous work of yours. Please also write a letter of motivation to express why you would like to be part of this project. Deadline for application: Monday 18 April 2016.

For more information on the project, contact