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Production applications 2013

Zodiak – Center for New Dance is a progressive dance organisation and the most significant production house of contemporary dance in Finland. The mission of Zodiak is to produce, present and promote works of high artistic quality and innovation. Zodiak provides a creative environment and collegial platform for independent dance artists and groups. For the audience, Zodiak offers a versatile program of cutting-edge contemporary dance, events and activities.

Zodiak co-produces and hosts around 15-20 dance productions per year. The core of Zodiak's activities is the program of premiere works which Zodiak co-produces. Each production is expected to have some other financing in addition to Zodiak's share of costs. In addition to new creations, also guest performances of Finnish works are also considered. Due to the limited number of project possibilities, international guest performances or proposals for Side Step Festival are not considered in this process.

Deadline of applications for 2013 is 16.3.2012


(Please use either pdf- or doc-format)

Production application form must be sent by email by 16.3.2012. 

Application attachments:

- project plan, max 3 pages

- budget

- curriculum vitaes of the members in the artistic team

Attachments must be sent together with the application form by email. Acceptable attachment file forms are pdf, doc, txt, rtf, xls.

If the applicants work has never been co-produced by Zodiak before, the sending of work samples on dvd is highly recommended. Dvds must be sent by mail to Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Tallberginkatu 1/154, FI-00180 Helsinki. Work samples must contain the name of the applicant and the work. Work samples are not returned. If work samples can be seen online, the web link can be written on the application form. In such case, the sending of dvds in not necessary.

Zodiak production choices for 2013 are decided by Zodiak's artistic director Harri Kuorelahti together with Zodiak's artistic team. The applicants are informed at the end of May by email. The final programming possibly requires some flexibility on the scheduling of productions.


Harri Kuorelahti, artistic director, p. 040 702 7399,