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HAJDE TE KHELAS – ERIAC Dance Contest

Hajde Te Khelas – ERIAC Dance Contest calls all Roma experts of dance, movement art and choreography, who perform alone, in pairs or in bigger groups from all over the world to present the virtuosity and diversity of Roma dance heritage passed on from generation to generation by applying with a short dance video. Read the call in Romanese, Albanian, Bulgarian, German, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovakian and Spanish

Hajde Te Khelas –ERIAC Dance Contest

Hajde Te KhelasERIAC Dance Contest called all Roma experts of dance, movement art and choreography, who perform alone, in pairs or in bigger groups from all over the world to present the virtuosity and diversity of Roma dance heritage passed on from generation to generation by applying with a short dance video.

 

ERIAC received over 66 videos from 132 dancers from 19 countries and engaged over a million Facebook views between June 8 and July 10, 2020.

 

The finalists of the competition were selected by the international jury members Isaac Blake, Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros, Toby Gorniak, Belen Maya, Sani Rifati and Attila Szanto. The jury watched all videos and chose their 3 favourites, the result was a list of 13 artists which each jury member had to grade following the criteria the guidelines established:

 

  • restoring traditional dance moves and forms;
  • virtuosity of movement, and expression of emotions through dance;
  • intention of choreography and presentation;
  • authenticity of movements of certain regional traditions;
  • reinvention of Roma dance heritage in contemporary dance and movement art.

From the 13 dancers, 10 became finalists, being the three first with the highest grades the winners of the contest! An additional prize was given to the video with more views from the Facebook audience.

 

This was the winner’s announcement ERIAC posted on Facebook to reveal the finalists and winners of the Hajde Te Khelas – ERIAC Dance Contest! 

 

 

1st prize winnerBlack Knights Crew

2nd prize winnerToti Ovidiu 

3rd prize winnerMocsel Family

Audience Award winnerVivien Menyhért

FinalistsAna Cali, Martinica Ferrara Strova  and Federika Lovisi Roca,

Vivien Menyhért, Brian Mihaliček, Leonardo Huseini and Aydin Elbasan

 

 

Rules and Selection Protocol of the Hajde Te Khelas –

ERIAC Dance Contest:

 

***** CLICK HERE FOR CALL IN: Romanes, Albanian, Bulgarian, French German, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak and Spanish

 

Hajde Te Khelas is a merit-based dance competition which considers the following criteria:

  • restoring traditional dance moves and forms;
  • virtuosity of movement, and expression of emotions through dance;
  • intention of choreography and presentation;
  • authenticity of movements of certain regional traditions;
  • reinvention of Roma dance heritage in contemporary dance and movement art.

Send us your short video and WIN one of the prizes while celebrating the diverse Roma dance traditions through Hajde Te Khelas – ERIAC Dance Contest!

 

The international expert jury will select 10 winners:

 

1st PRIZE – 1500€

2nd PRIZE – 1000€

3rd PRIZE – 700€

 

Remaining 7 finalists will receive an endowment of 250€.

 

The video with the most views on Facebook receives the Audience Award with an endowment of 1000€!

 

HOW TO APPLY?

Please read the instructions carefully

  • Video shall be maximum 2 minutes long;
  • Dance alone, with your friends or with your family;
  • Each performer can apply only once (with one video);
  • The video has to be recorded after the publication of this call (after June 8);
  • The videos will be uploaded on ERIAC’s Facebook channel. Share and like the video to receive the audience award!
  • We kindly ask for original creations;
  • Videos which use copyrighted music might be muted automatically by Facebook due to copyrights infringement, but will still stay part of the contest.

Send ERIAC your dance recording as a video on one of the following channels

Other ways of submissions are not eligible.

The videos need to be submitted by June 30, 2020, 18:00 CET

 

FILE FORMAT: Send an original file (MP4 or MOV), existing Youtube or other links are not eligible.[1]

 

The following information needs to be submitted with your video:

  • Name of the artist(s) or dance group
  • Your email address
  • City and country of residence
  • Dance style
  • Information you know about the origin or tradition of the dance you perform

Who will judge?

An international expert jury will decide about the awards

Names of the jury members:

  • Isaac Blake (dancer, choreographer, Executive Director of the Romani Cultural & Arts Company in Cardiff)
  • Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros (dancer, dance historian and critic, research fellow at Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research)
  • Toby Gorniak MBE (dancer, Co-Founder-CEO of Street Factory)
  • Belen Maya (Spanish flamenco dancer, choreographer and educator)
  • Sani Rifati (drummer, singer, dancer and dance instructor)
  • Attila Szanto (choreographer, dancer and leader of the Romanian RomaFest)

The jury shall decide about the winners based on:

  • Virtuosity in traditional or contemporary dance
  • Creativity
  • Coordination
  • Rhythm
  • Originality
  • Demonstration of Roma dance heritage and talent

Deadline

Videos can be submitted from June 8, 2020 until June 30, 2020, 18:00h CET. Please note, videos submitted after this deadline can´t be accepted.

Winners announced on July 20, 2020 and endowments handed out (transferred) by beginnings of August!

 

[1] By participating in the online competition, you agree that ERIAC will store your contact details for providing further information or opportunities. ERIAC will not pass your data to third parties.