2019 Youth Dance Marathon – Opens for Submission



The highly anticipated dance festivity - Beijing Dance Festival (BDF) is coming!

Youth Dance Marathon 

A stage for talents – A stage for creative showcase

July 24-28, 2019

Now opens for Works submission


The Beijing Dance Festival is one of the biggest  celebration of dance in Beijing and among cities in China with more than 300  dance artists, over 200 dance students and more than 5000 audience attendance  congregate in Beijing every summer. These participants come from cities  throughout China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, as well as across the world from North  & Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

The Beijing Dance Festival is co-presented by BeijingDance/LDTX,  Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) China Dance Development and  Beijing TianQiao Performing Arts Center. The annual Beijing Dance Festival  began in 2008 as a one-week festivity alternatingly focus between  international and Chinese artists. Since 2012, the Festival had combined both  international and Chinese artists and expanded to become of two-weeks  duration.

The two-week Beijing Dance Festival is composed of two  parts: First part as an Educational Week followed by second as Performance  Week. The educational week includes an intensive six-day Dance Camp taught by  an international faculty. The performance week composes of three modules:  Focus presenting full evening productions; Springboard showcasing works that  are more edgy and daring; and Youth Dance Marathon (YDM) offering an open  platform especially catered for young choreographer to showcase his/her  original works.

2019 Beijing Dance Festival


– 2019.07.17-22 (  07.16 Registration ; 07.23 Check-out )

Performance Week

– 2019.07.23-28



The Youth Dance Marathon (YDM) is an open platform catered for young choreographer to showcase his/her original works.  It is now accepting submission for selection.


Submission Deadline

Now until May 15, 2019



  • Professional dance artist/ group

  • Individual dance artist

  • Contemporary dance aficionado / aficionada


Submission Qualification 

  • Original choreography of an individual/group, of which the piece has not been presented at YDM before 

  • The piece has been completed

  • No longer than 15 mins duration

  • Subject is open while it does not offend the standing Law of the People’s Republic of China



Result Announcement

Selection will be announced on/before June 15 on Festival’s website, WeChat and Weibo.


Participation Fees

All participants of selected works are required to pay a participation fees of RMB 1000 per person.

Special offering

YDM participant enjoys a 50% discount on Festival Masterclass enrollment.


YDM Performance Period

July 24-28, 2019, 14:30



Submission Process

  1.  Visit www.beijingdancefestival.com/En/ydm, click on Youth Dance Marathon online application 

  2. Festival Organizing Committee will contact applicant via e- mail within three working days after one’s submission

  3.  As part of work selection process, applicant must provide all required materials as listed below through designated channels by May 15

         a) Video of complete piece (file size<200 Mb)

         b) Title & brief introduction of the piece (less than 200 words)

         c) Two high-resolution pictures of the piece (jpeg format of at least 1Mb each)

         d) ID/Passport scan/copy of each and every participant/participants of the group

  4. Applicants are required to complete payment of participation fees within one-week of selection result notification.


Important: All required materials mentioned above must be received by Festival Office via designated channel by May 15; otherwise application will be voided.


Accommodation Arrangement

YDM participants are to handle accommodation on own.




  1. Artists/Performing groups of selected works will be considered as 2019 Beijing Dance Festival’s Youth Dance Marathon Artists and are required to follow assignment and scheduling provided by the Festival Organizing Committee.

  2.  All publicity, planning, organization and promotion of the accepted works are organized and handled by Festival Organizing Committee.

  3.  Performance venue and basic technical support (i.e. Standard rig, lighting and sound system) will be provided by Festival Organizing Committee.

  4.  Invitation letter (for visa or funding application purpose) can be provided to applicants.


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