Open Nights

Every year ISH invites three new makers to develop an existing idea for a choreography into a short fifteen-minute performance. The choreographers will have the opportunity to rehearse for one week at Podium Lely and then edit and present the performance at the theater.

Apply for ISH Open Nights
ISH Open Nights offers a new generation of dance makers space to show their work in a professional setting. Three creators will each be given a week to work out an existing idea into a 15-20 minute choreography in ISH's studio in Podium Lely, then spend a day editing with sound and lighting and present their work in a joint program in the theater. For the realization of the three projects a budget of 12,500 euros per project is available to pay the implementation costs including personnel. In addition, ISH provides substantive and organizational support to realize the project.

Timeline application and project
New creators who feel artistically connected to ISH are welcome to submit a plan. The deadline for makers to submit their substantive plan has expired. Read more about the new makers who have been selected this round.

The execution of the project will take place in September - November 2023. The three choreographies will be presented together in the small studio of the Meervaart in the beginning of October 2023. They will be presented in Lux in Nijmegen and Theater Zuidplein in Rotterdam afterwards as well. Take a look at the agendafor the dates and tickets.

Frequently Asked Questions
View all frequently asked questions about submitting an application for the ISH Open Nights here.

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