Open Call

Dansekapellet invites to Open Call for hip hop choreographers and dancers.
Apply now to become part of the Attitudes project for hip hop choreographers and dancers, funded by the European Union. 
Application deadline September 25th, 2023

Attitudes offers four choreographic residencies at Dansekapellet in December 2023 and January 2024.


Attitudes offers: 

  • the opportunity to work with experienced hip hop dance mentors. 
  • the possibility of showing the work on other platforms at Dansekapellet 
  • the chance to have the residency work produced as a dance piece and toured around 6 European partners. 

Attitudes also offers the chance of networking and connecting with other artist within the hip hop dance community.


Residency format: 

Each residency group consists of one choreographer and a maximum of 3 other artists. The choregraphed work will have a maximum of 3 performers.

Two residencies will be held on December 4th – 15th, 2023, with studio time 5 hours a day for 10 days.

 Two residencies will be held on January 8th – 19th, 2024, with studio time 5 hours a day for 10 days.


All four residencies will end with a public showing. The showings take place on December 15th, 2023, and January 19th, 2024, in Kuppelsalen at Dansekapellet.


Each residency will receive a lump sum of 40.000 Danish kroner which will be divided between the choreographer, the dancers and possible other costs. 

One of the four residencies/work-in-progress will be produced and toured in Europe, as part of the overall Attitudes – hip hop dance across Europe – project.


The selection process will be announced later. 

The residency candidates must therefore be available for participating at a Kickoff Week May 3rd – 8th, 2024 in Sweden, for the premiere in Germany and for touring in October and November 2024, and possibly again in May 2025 and the fall of 2025.



  1. You must have a strong connection with the Danish hip hop dance community. 
  2. You must have a strong choreographic hip hop vocabulary. 
  3. Your idea for a choreographic work is propelled by a strong attitude and will to tell a story. 
  4. Your work must be presented under limited technical conditions and with no set design. 
  5. You must be ready to collaborate with a mentor during the residency and to present your work (10 – 20 minutes long) at the end of the residency.

How to apply to the residency: 

Please send the following to this email no later than September 25th, 2023.

  • Names and bio on all members of the group. 
  • A written description of the concept (no longer than one page).
  • Photos and/or short video material is possible to send but not obligatory.
  • Name, email and phone number of the contact person. 
  • State whether you prefer the residency in December or in January or if both suit you. 

Important: The application must be merged into one pdf document. If a video is part of the application, it must be via a private Vimeo account or YouTube link.


The four residencies will be chosen at the beginning of October and the choreographers will be contacted directly.


Attitudes Committee 

As part of the overall Attitudes project Dansekapellet has appointed an Attitudes Committee. 

The Attitudes Committee works on the many different activities that will take place during the 2 ½ years of the Attitudes project. The Committee selects the 4 residency groups in December and January. 

The Attitudes Committee is: 

Mark Philip is a dancer, choreographer and co-director of Uppercut Dance Theater, alongside Stephanie Thomasen. Mark Philip’s background in capoeira and break dance laid the foundation of what has since come to be known as Uppercut Dance Theater’s unique, contemporary expression. 

 Ayub A. Abdulkadir has been a well-known figure in the Danish street dance community, since he started dancing in 2009. He is a co-founder and member of the crew Concrete Soul and has won numerous battles across the Nordic countries. His movement art is mainly within the styles of hip hop and house, but he has been dancing lindy hop since 2014 as well.


Olivia Sol Anselmo is a dancer known for effortless movements with high respect for music and the overall perspective of stage presence. As a teacher and choreographer, she supports artists behind and on stage, coordinating dancers, directing stage build, sound and choreographies. Her style is described as a fluid, experimental style or “movement flow”, inspired from her early training in foundations; house, hip-hop and jazz/ballet. 

Anne Therese Sønderstrup: Project Leader for the Attitudes project 

Cher Geurtze: Artistic Director at Dansekapellet 





Bispebjerg Torv 1

2400 København NV
Del med