CO-LABOR – a platform for interaction between artists from various locations and different cultures
a platform for presenting a great variety of different viewpoints and aesthetic movements in contemporary performance art.
six laboratories of dancers and choreographers from diverse countries, a video artist, a composer and lovers of contemporary dance.


Derida Dance Center invites choreographers working  in the field of contemporary dance and performance to participate in the CO-LABOR project.

The chosen artists will be given the opportunity to realize their own projects in DDC’s studios throughout 20 working days.

Five-day laboratories are going to be organized simultaneously in which Bulgarian artists and contemporary dance lovers will be able to participate  under the mentorship of the selected resident.
The creative process is going to emphasize on interpretation of the theme “Share”. A composer and a video artiste will take part in the hole working process, including its presentation.

Derida Dance Center  will offer the selected artistes  a working space, financial support of 1000 BGN gross (around 500 EUR),  technical support and an opportunity to interact with a video artist and a composer in the development of their residency project.

Deadline for applying: 20 September

All the applicants should to download, complete the application form  and send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
The application form can be find HERE.

Every residency need to follow the proposed time frame.
  Start  End
Residency 1 October 14, 2013 November 2, 2013
Residency 2 October 21, 2013 November 9, 2013
Residency 3 October 28, 2013 November 16, 2013
Residency 4 November 4, 2013 November 23, 2013
Residency 5 November 11, 2013 November 30, 2013
Residency 6 November 18, 2013 December 7, 2013

Derida Dance Center is the first contemporary dance center in Bulgaria. The center offers daily classes for professional and amateur dancers, residence for artists and theorists. DDC is an alternative space where dance productions and workshops of Bulgarian and foreign artistes are being held.
The project is funded by Sofia Municipality’s “Culture” program 2013 as part of Sofia’s application for European Capital of Culture 2019.