OPEN CALL for performance-makers: LUCKY TRIMMER seeks short pieces

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    LUCKY you – it’s TRIMMER time! For its 25th edition, held at the prestigious SOPHIENSAELE theatre in the heart of Berlin-Mitte, LUCKY TRIMMER is seeking original short pieces.
    LUCKY TRIMMER spotlights both emerging and established artists by showcasing a selection of works that are engaged with physicality, movement and performance. For each edition, our curatorial team selects short pieces that touch our hearts out of a pool of international applications and assembles them to form an extravagant feature-length program. LUCKY TRIMMER stands between worlds by bridging the avant-garde and the mainstream and by combining artistic excellence with the lightness of entertainment. Our world revolves around contemporary dance but is open to all genres as long as the 3 LUCKY-rules are followed: be original, be bold and keep it under 10 minutes! Thanks to our ever growing global exposure and worldwide reputation, we have been able to invite international artists and professionals of the cultural and art sectors as regular guests of our platform. We have developed a network of co-production partners and collaborators with whom we now nurture close relationships providing our featured artists with additional performance opportunities. For more information visit

    Get your act together and submit your creation online NOW! We can’t wait to get your application.

    HOW // Submit your Application Form and Video online:
    Submissions are subject to an application fee of 15 €
    LUCKY TRIMMER does not receive any public funding. Our non profit organisation relies exclusively on the volunteering work of its production team and its network of private sponsors. Your application represents a significant contribution towards the realisation of the festival and helps to ensure that LUCKY TRIMMER remains an influential showcase for the international dance and performance scene. The proceeds from your application fee are used exclusively for the realisation of the LUCKY TRIMMER Tanz Performance Serie.

    DEADLINE // NOVEMBER 30th, 2016

    SHOWS // APRIL 14th & 15th, 2017 (3 shows in total – technical rehearsal APRIL 13th, 2017)

    WHERE // SOPHIENSAELE Theater in the heart of Berlin-Mitte

    MONEY // 500 € per piece + a small financial contribution will be offered towards the coverage of travel and lodging costs (depending on budget).
    We can assist our artists in finding cheap or occasionally free lodging. We cannot promise any miracles but we come pretty close to it sometimes!

    INFO // Our 10-minute-limit per piece is as always holy and non-negotiable! You will only have 1 hour to tech and space your piece on stage so keep your lighting and technical wishes simple.