Open call for dancers for the Return Trip international educational project

>>Open call for dancers for the Return Trip international educational project

Open call for dancers for the Return Trip international educational project

Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto, in collaboration with the Athens & Epidaurus Festival and MM Contemporary Dance Company, is looking for young Greek dancers to join an international educational project, curated by some of the most interesting choreographers of the Greek and Italian scene.

From January 2019, in collaboration with Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the Aterballeto will promote an international project titled Return Trip, that will offer the possibility to Greek dancers to come to Italy for an intensive workshop within Agora Coaching Project, an educational programme/professional contemporary dance training course, led by MM Contemporary Dance Company, directed by Michele Merola and Enrico Morelli (

The aim of this project is to offer dancers the possibility to join an international professional contemporary dance course for 3 weeks in June 2019 in Reggio Emilia, Italy, studying with renown Italian and Greek choreographers: Michele Merola, Enrico Morelli, Christos Papadopoulos, Euripides Laskaridis and Patricia Apergi.

The final result of the workshop will be presented in prestigious venues in Reggio Emilia and other venues in Italy.

The selected dancers will be awarded a scholarship that will cover all costs (trips, diaries, accommodation, cost of the course) related to the participation to the workshop. Some of the dancers could be involved in new productions of Aterballetto company. At the end of the project two of the dancers may be offered a one-year intern in Aterballetto Company or one-year scholarship to join the 2019/2020 Agora Coaching Project.

Return Trip is a project supported by Stavros Niarchos Foundation


The audition is for male and female dancers with:

  • excellent classical technique and excellent contemporary dance technique
  • fluent spoken English
  • age between 18 and 25 years.


The audition will be held by:


The audition will be held on Sunday 27th January, 10.00 am.

Audition venue: Archimidous 16   (177 78 Tavros, next to the Kallithea ISAP station, at the old studios of the Greek National Opera)

The project will be held for 3 weeks between June and July 2019, Fonderia (headquarters of Fondazione Nazionale della Danza) and other venues in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

The final dates of the project will be announced by email to every participant before the audition.


To apply for the audition, please email the following to

– curriculum vitae
– photos (full figure)
– 2 short videos link, about both rehearsals and performance (optional)

Deadline: 20 January 2019

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