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no_body festival / MOVING ON!/ OPEN CALL/ Deadline: Sunday, 30th of July 2017

Press release / (Open call for applications)


no _ body festival / MOVING ON!


 Dancehouse Lefkosia_Artists in progress 2017

Photo by George Stylianou


ΕFFE LABEL: Dance Gate is very happy to announce that NO_BODY Dance/ Movement & Performance Arts festival has received the Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe label (EFFE Label 2017-2018). This award puts No_ Body Fest on the map of European Festivals a well-deserved success and honour for a festival now its ninth year.

MOVING ON: This year’s festival, which will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2017, celebrates its almost 10 years and launches a new format of presentation under the new title:


 no _body festival MOVING ON! 


That takes place in two parts:

Move 5



-Μοve 5 

It is addressed to all kinds of performers and artists (dancer, actor, director, visual artist, creator, filmmaker, musician, researcher, writer, etc.) who are asked to present a snippet – a short performance – of around 5 minutes length- , presenting anything of their choice with body and its movement as an axis. This short presentation could be in the form of group or solo work solo improvised or set with infinite possibilities as to its presentation whether on stage or off stage with video, photo or sound. Dancehouse Lefkosia and Dance Gate will be offering the available technical equipment to all the participants and will also offer promotion and support to their effort. The rehearsals for these presentations will be organized within one or two days (to be determined by the stage director of the festival) plus rehearsal on the day of the presentation.

Each interested participant must submit his / her own short written application giving their name, ID number, mobile phone, email, profession, few words on the proposed presentation, and technical requirements. In September the successful applicants will be asked to provide more detailed description for their presentation. The MOVE 5 presentations will take place on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Each application should be submitted by email only (
There will be 12 participations.


For this part of the festival, which will take place on Saturday, 2nd of December 2017, artists (who may not be dancers or choreographers) can present work on body and movement collaborating on stage with at least one performer, dancer or choreographer plus any other artist.

The duration of each work should be 15 minutes minimum and 25 minutes max. Participants will be provided with technical support, promotion and coordination for their presentation and they will be also provided with financial support. For each work there will be possible to arrange two rehearsals in consultation with the festival’s stage director. There will be approved up to 5 works.


The financial support for the participants will be:
1) Solo, for the production of new work (1 performer or 1 dancer or 1choreographer on stage)
2) Solo, for the presentation of existing work
3) Group, for the production of new work (at least 2 performers or 2 dancers or two choreographers on stage)
4) Group, for the presentation of existing work
For more information about the financial support, the applicants may call the organizers before submitting their application.

The financial support will be given on the day of the performance. An invoice and a receipt will be requested by the participants. The new works should not have been presented in Cyprus (at festivals or individually) until the day of the no_body festival. Each new work should mention in future presentations that the production and its presentation have taken place in the frame work of the no body festival / MOVING ON!
Each application should be submitted only by email ( and should include: Name, ID, mobile number, email, profession of the applicant, few words about the work/ idea of work, possible technical needs, credits and short CVs.
Organizer: Dancehouse Lefkosia
Co-organizer: Dance Gate Lefkosia
In collaboration with: Nicosia Municipality
Main supporter: Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture

Performance: Saturday, 2nd of December 2017
Move 5: Sunday, 3rd of December 2017

Place: Dancehouse Lefkosia

Collaboration agreement: A collaboration agreement between organizers and participants will be signed in September 2017.

Committee for the approval of applications: All applications will be examined by a committee which will be nominated by the organizers and the decisions of the committee will be final.

Deadline: Sunday, 30th of July 2017

Note: The applicants for the performance should become ‘friends of the Dancehouse Lefkosia’ (unless they are already members) by providing the amount of 20 euros before applying.
If the application is approved, this amount will be retained. In case of rejection this amount is refunded.
The applicants for Move 5 become friends of the Dancehouse Lefkosia only voluntarily.
Thank you for your interest.


Yours sincerely,

Arianna Economou
Choreographer, Director
Artistic Director no body festival MOVING ON!
President of the Governing Board of the Dancehouse Lefkosia
Director of the Dance Gate Lefkosia


Pantelis Georgiou
Creative Director no body festival MOVING ON!
Member of the Governing Board of the Dancehouse Lefkosia
Secretary of the Dance Gate Lefkosia


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