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12th Dance Days Chania

CHANIA 04.10.2021

We announce with great interest and optimism the submission of applications for participating in Dance Days Chania 2022. We cite below the terms and conditions for participating in the festival and its mode of operation (modus operandi).

The International Contemporary Dance Festival DANCE DAYS CHANIA invites you to submit your performance and/or workshop proposals for its 12th edition. Aim of the festival is to promote the diverse choreographic and creative approaches of the contemporary dance scene as well as to offer equal space both to emerging and to established creators.

In constant motion and research, with a will to understand, reconnect and be in contact we are looking forward to receiving your work.

-> Possible dates of realization: 2nd half of July 2022 (15 – 30/07)



  1. Applications are submitted for the following categories:

Participation in the festival with a performance and a site specific performance

Participation in the festival with a workshop

– Participation in the festival with a video dance work

– Participation in the festival with a project int he section “New creators and Public Space”

2. Applications submission for performances and/or workshops dates are from October 4th 2021 until November 27th 2021 (23:59 Greek time) at our website: .


B1.General terms of submissions

The festival Dance Days Chania 2022 (DDC12)

B1.1. The festival has the ability, mainly, to host up to six (6) dancers performances.

B1.2. The festival may accommodate performances from fifteen (15′) with up to sixty (60’) minutes duration.

Β1.3. The festival may accommodate performances by New Choreographers (up to 2 personal productions) with up to twenty (20′) minutes duration.

B1.4. The chosen artists must present in the Festival their work submitted in their initial application without modifications. Otherwise the organizing committee is legalized to cancel the participation.

B1.5 Accepting the application of participation in the Festival binds the participants to its requirements.

B1.6  Every applicant is allowed to submit more than 1 (one) artistic proposals.


Β2.1 Participation in the Festival with a performance requires:

– Video presenting the entire performance (total duration of the piece not a trailer)

– New Choreographers and only, can submit a video from a rehearsal with the proposing piece at its final stage

– Photos of the work

– Brief description of the performance

– Technical requirements

– Brief biographical note (choreographer – company)

The required material can be send through wetranfser otherwise in one email to and the video must provide the download option.

B2.2 Participation in the Festival with a workshop requires:

– A video – teaser with the candidate teaching the workshop or a lesson (short duration)

– Detailed description of the workshop

– Proposed duration (days/hours)

– Brief biographical note

The required material can be send through wetranfser otherwise in one email to and the video must provide the download option.


  1. Applications which will not include the above material and documents, per case, will be considered incomplete for evaluation and therefore invalid.
  2. Necessary condition for the valid submission of a proposal is the completion of the published application form which can be found at .
  3. The chosen artists will be informed via e-mail for the final selection, within thirty (30) days, beginning from the day after the applications’ submission closing date.


C1. Possible dates for the realization of the 12th Dance Days Chania  Festival are held in the second half of July 2022.

C2. Performances, workshops and site specific performances are taking place at indoor and outdoor theaters, studios or other suitable venues and cultural points in Chania.

C3.The Festival’s venues of all events and the relevant details (stage dimensions, technical specifications e.t.c.) will be announced to the participants after the announcement  regarding their participation.



D1. Free tickets for the participating companies and dancers are available only during the dates of their participation in the Festival.



E1.The parties agree to collaborate in the best possible manner achieving the desired aim

E2. The festival team and all participants shall follow all valid meassures based on the Greek Ministry of Culture instructions and decisions about the realization of performances, workshops and any other kind of performative events in indoor or ourdoor venues.

E3.The participants are required to announce to the Festival on their own responsibility, any changes regarding their personal information (Passport number, ID number, telephone number, e-mail address e.t.c.), banking information, within ten (10) days of its change.

Ε4. Failing to inform of any of the above changes, the Festival doesn’t bear any responsibility for any problems arise from the omission.

E5. In the case the participant/s as described above in A.2 will cancel he/their participation after the Festival’s announcement, he/they are responsible to pay any possible expenses made until that point .

E6. In the case of illness the participant is obligated to inform the Festival as soon as possible by sending, via e-mail, a medical certificate issued from a Hospital, regarding the illness and its duration.

E7. No liability is incurred by the parties in the case of cancellation of the participation for reasons of force majeure throughout its duration. The part that is being inflicted is obliged to inform the other within a reasonable time.

Ε8. Disputes/differences between the parties will be resolved by negotiation


F1.The companies will have a general rehearsal in the venue where the performance will take place with all technical support and infrastructure provided.

F2. The hours for dress rehearsal and technical set up are as follows:

– Performance up to twenty (20’) minutes: three (3) hours

– Performance of longer duration: Special consultation with the technical support team

The technical manager of the festival is coming in contact with the participating company/ artist in order to rearrange the technical sheet and prepare the technical equipment for the need of the piece.

F3. For further rehearsals, studio space will be provided upon request, after consultation with the technical support team. The studio will be provided according to the days availability and in case of free time.



G1.The participants agree to reproduce the material related with their event in t.v., radio, press and the internet for promotional and informational reasons.

G2.The participants will have the opportunity to purchase from the professional associate of their event’s material (photographs, video).

G3.The reproduction by the organizer for his own archiving only, is free.



H1.The Festival is providing its integrated technical support, light and sound technician as well as a floor manager available for all participant companies.

H2.The Festival is obliged to provide to the participants, in reasonable time, the technical plan of the performing venues selected for their presentations.

H3.The participants are obliged to inform the Festival, via e-mail, the latest within thirty (30) days after sending  the technical plan , if any changes needed.

H4.The companies wishing to bring their own technical crew are totally responsible for its expenses.


I1.The Festival’s organizers are responsible for the promotion of the Festival and its participants with:

– Posters

– Programs

– Flyers

– Further printed and audiovisual material

– Promotion via mass media (press conferences, advertising spots)

– Promotion via electronic press


I2. The participants may be advertised in the Festival as follows:

Providing each advertising material regarding their participation (photographs, video) to the organizers to be used:

a1.For the Festival’s promotion

a2.For the individual promotion of their work



The Festival is taking care of the participants ‘accommodation and informs them for the dates and place of accommodation, hotel’s address and e-mail address in reasonable time.

The participants will be hosted in hotels, pansions and rooms that the festival cooperates with.

Further EXPENSES than the room (use of phone, mini bar e.t.c.) or the house are charged to the participant/s

J3.Duration of the accommodation:

– Day of arrival

– Day of active participation in the Festival with performance or workshop

J4. With the completion of each event the participants are required to empty the room or house  of their accommodation, and depart.

J5. The participants wishing to stay longer, than the agreed time frame, should:

– inform at least twenty (20) days before their arrival the Festival’s organizers

– take care for their accommodation, beyond the Festival’s organization

– cover 50% of the fees for return tickets already issued by the Festival. This applies also in the event of change of a ticket for any reason.

J6. The participants during their active participation days with a performance, workshop or parallel events/actions will get discount coupons (20%-40%) for meals in selected from the Festival restaurants of the city.



The Festival’s organizers will undertake the transportation (arrival-departure) of the artists, participating in the Festival’s performances or workshops,   covering:

K1.Low cost air tickets up to 250,00 Euros (two hundred fifty) (return tickets) per person.

The Festival is in response only for the expenses of the dancers, performers and choreographer of each participating company.

K2. For air tickets issued from companies with no low cost (discount) option the amount of 250,00 Euros (two hundred fifty) will be covered by the Festival   and the remaining amount will be covered by the participant/s.

K3.Only one carry-on luggage per person is permitted. The fees for carrying more luggages and sets will be charged to the participant/s only.

K4.The participants are obliged to announce the latest until Februray 15th 2021 the departure and return place to issuing their tickets.

K5.The Festival is not responsible for any lost luggage, sets or personal or not belongings of the participants remaining in the performance space, especially after the end of their performance.

K6.Changes from the participant/s of already booked tickets will be surcharged to the participant only, as well as the compensation owed to the travel agency. The amount will be subtracted from the participants’ payment.

K7.The Festival’s organizers are taking care of the participants’ transportation only:

– upon arriving  at the Chania airport, the Souda harbor and the Chania KTEL bus station  and going to the accommodation place

– departing from the accommodation place and going to the Chania airport, the Souda harbor and the Chania KTEL bus station



– The participants with a performance will receive the proceeds from their performance’s tickets sales. The tickets price includes the rate of Greek taxes, which is defined based on the current legislation.

– The participants with a workshop will be paid by agreement between the parties.

In the case that two or more choreographies will be presented the same day, the participants  will split the tickets’ proceeds.

– For performances with no tickets sales the parties will come to an agreement based on the partially coverage of the participation expenses.

– The payments are made in Euro and the organizers are only charged with the local bank’s remittance costs.

NOTE: From the above revenues the tax rate is withheld from the companies coming from abroad in case they are not registered in VIES system.

L2. The payment is made through bank transfer .The participant/s will issue an invoice  in any case before  the payment is made.

This is valid for the Greek and international participations.


M. The participants who are getting grants from institutions ,have the obligation to inform the Festival at least three (3) months earlier before its opening, if the institutions will be mentioned at the festival’s promotion material.

Thank you very much and we are looking forward for your application!

Organized by:

Syn-Kinisi” Association of Expressive Dance

Director & Artistic Director
Sofia Falierou
Dance Days Chania Organizing Team