Apply For Dansathon

Europe’s First Dance + Tech Hackathon

Initiated by BNP Paribas Foundation and Maison de la Danse Lyon, Dansathon is the first European dance hackathon. Sadler’s Wells, together with Théâtre de Liège, is one of the partners to produce this 3-city event from 28 to 30 September 2018.

Dansathon invites dancers, technologists, designers, creatives and makers to imagine the future of dance. This playful, social event is an opportunity to explore ways to harness the power of dance and technology to connect worlds and cross boundaries.


Teams will form on the first day to work together and create a prototype based on one of the challenges issued. A winning project will be selected on the third day in each city and awarded with €10,000 as seed fund to bring it to the next stage, with the support of each theatre.


Call for participation is now open! (Deadline: 30th June)

Dansathon are looking for people who love dance (any form/any level) to fill these roles:

• dancers and choreographers • creative technologists/developers • theatre designers/technicians • makers • communicators (visual, branding, UX design…) • facilitators

Bring your passion for dance and contribute your skills to the team. Accommodation and food will be covered throughout the event with some provision for travel.

Dansathon encourage applications from those who identify themselves as underrepresented voice in dance and/or technology.

The Dansathon is a common idea by BNP Paribas Foundation and Maison de la Danse de Lyon. It is conceived and developed in partnership with Sadler’s Wells, London, and Théâtre de Liège.

For more information on the event itself and to apply, please visit:

Deadline: 30th June 2018


One Response to “Apply For Dansathon”

  1. hello dear organizers I am a free lance artist mixed media, movement and dance performances , I would like to apply to your wonderful project, here is a short info regarding my work,
    looking forward to your respond.
    thank you ,Noam
    Noam Ben-Jacov has been developing his ‘body related work’ (body-sculptures) for than 30 years. He focuses on creating the work and emphasizing the mental, physical movement; the human body becomes the ‘motor’, constructing and building the objects around it. Participant and viewer are brought together: on one hand the center of the unit, however, on the other hand, also the viewer, watching the ‘things’ happening around. He pays much attention to the overall contact between sculpture/object & human body, holding in mind the space surrounding it all. The sound the ‘work’ makes, the restrictions it imposes are all incorporated into the holistic experience of the sculpture. Ben-Jacov values a very personal mode of self-expression and describes the associative nature of his work as allowing the work ‘talk – to scream – preferably to sing’.

    Ben-Jacov trained at the Nova Scotia University of Art and Design and the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, and for the last 30 years, he has been living and working in the Netherlands. He has collaborated with various dancers and shown his works at different events, such as the opening of -X symposium Ars Ornate Europeana (2005) in Lisbon, Portugal, and at Ornamenta 1 (1989) Schmuck Museum, Pforzheim, Germany. He is the winner of the 2015 BlauLaut Prize for Interdisciplinary Art, KOÏNZI-DANCE, Hamburg, Germany this is the way it should be and not the other way as KOÏNZI-DANCE is an organization….

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