Open Call — Flavourama Performatory

Flavourama is an international, nine days long Hip Hop and House Dance festival that happens in and around Salzburg. It is one of Europe’s biggest street and club style festivals and battles and welcomes hundreds of dancers and dance lovers every year since 2009. With different events throughout the nine days, Flavourama’s mission is to connect people, share knowledge about the culture of Hip Hop and House Dance and give upcoming artists and performers the possibility to grow and show their skills on stages and in theatre settings.

In this year’s edition, Flavourama wants to give professional dancers and musicians of street and club cultures a platform and the chance to perform in front of an audience. Therefore, a performative evening called “Flavourama Performatory” will be organised, where artists of those cultures will enter the theatre world.

We are looking for dancers of the street/club style field in solo, duo or trio constellations, as well as for DJs, musicians or bands from the same field, consisting of maximum three people. 

A total of six groups, three dance and three music acts, will be chosen and randomly put together into three constellations. The idea for this evening is to show three 15-minutes, improvisation-based pieces, in which the stage should be used as a performative playground. The focus will lie on spontaneity of creating in the moment and connecting with the artist(s) of another field on the stage of Toihaus Salzburg, in front of an audience. Niki Awandee, an internationally well-known dancer, choreographer and organiser, will lead the artists through the day, support them artistically and will guide spectators through the performances.

An additional highlight of the evening will be two solo performances by Alesya Dobysh and Linda Hayford, two internationally known dancers from the Netherlands and France.

As the theatre world is still often reserved for classical/contemporary dance and music, we want to uplift and give space to artists of street and club style cultures and empower professional performance practises of these fields. Selected artists of the evening get a free entry ticket for the event “Flavourama Voices”, happening after the Performatory, and professional photos of the performance by Little Shao. Please note that Flavourama can not provide any travel or accommodation. 

Deadline for applying is the 31st of May 2022 (midnight); the acts will be chosen by Flavourama’s artistic board. A basic technical set-up (incl. turntables) will be provided by Toihaus, where the performance will take place on the 1st of September 2022 at 7pm. Please

You are interested and want to apply? Send us a short description of your artistic work including references and video links (max. 2 pages) to lio@flavouramabattle.com

We are looking forward to hearing from you!