The International Competition for Young Choreographers

DANCELAB, under the artistic leadership of Risima Risimkin is an international competition for young choreographers and is a part of Dance Fest Skopje. The first edition of the competition took part in the festival program in 2014 and the second one in 2015, when the organizer decided that the competition should be held every two years, so the next two editions were held in 2017 and 2019.

The award for the best choreography “Golden butterfly” is given by the international jury which has a worldwide reputation in the field of dance. The award gives the winner an opportunity to create a new piece for the Skopje Dance Theatre, the first contemporary dance company in Macedonia, which will be premiered in the next edition of the competition.

2019 winner: Valentino Apostolovski

The next DANCELAB edition will be held in 2021.