RULES

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

The Dance For Unity Initiative is geared towards professionally oriented dancers and is open to individuals of all nationalities; granted that they comply with all rules and regulations of the Dance For Unity program.

AGE

The age of dancers is determined as of January 1st of the program's year.

Applications are open to dancers aged between 13 and 18 years.


COUNTRY

The initiative is open to individuals of all nationalities, provided it complies with the laws of your country.

From the entire pool of applicants, one dancer will be selected to represent their respective country, and an additional runner-up dancer will also be chosen.

Dancers may apply while their country application is open.

Dancers are required to apply for the country of their primary citizenship exclusively. In the case of dancers holding multiple citizenships, they must choose and apply for only one country.


COST

Application and participatin in the program is FREE.


WHAT IS NEEDED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION

Dancers are required to provide their contact information, a link to their dancing showcasing either classical, contemporary, or both styles, a brief biography, and optional social media handles if available.


SELECTION PROCESS

Dancers will be selected based on criteria such as the quality of their dance movements, artistic expression, personal charisma, and other relevant factors.


WHAT IS NEEDED IF SELECTED

Selected dancers will be required to confirm the following: 1) Their availability to collaborate with team members via Zoom sessions IN A TIMELY MANNER!!! 2) Technical ability for participating in Zoom sessions. 3) Adherence to conduct rules and guidelines. 4) Willingness to collaborate with teammates, irrespective of their country's geopolitical situation, personal faith, or cultural differences. This project exemplifies how art can cultivate global harmony and unity.


CHOREOGRAPHY PROCESS

The selected dancers will collaborate on choreographing a single piece, segment by segment. They will be organized into groups, with each group responsible for choreographing an assigned portion of the dance.
EACH DANCER RESPONSIBILITIES:
---choreograph a segment with the group,
---record and submit timely.

GROUPS

Each group will have up to 4 dancers.

As our initiative aims to promote global unity, transcending nationalities and languages spoken, we will organize groups where multiple languages are spoken. Dancers will be encouraged to communicate with their teammates regardless of language barriers and cultural differences.


TASKS

Each group is responsible for choreographing a small portion of the dance, up to 20 seconds.

The process will be conducted in the form of a relay, where one group at a time choreographs a portion before passing the baton to the next group.

Each group's choreography (excluding the first group) should be mindful, relatable, and seamlessly transitioned from the previous portion. This ensures the entire composition is perceived as a cohesive whole, characterized by smooth transitions and a unified artistic vision.


GROUPS OUTCOME

After choreographing their respective portion, each group member must record a video of themselves performing the segment's choreography. These videos must then be submitted to us.


VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

Each dancer must submit their choreographed and performed segment in a TIMELY MANNER.

VIDEO DRESS-CODE: We don't enforce a unified dress code because we want to showcase our diversity while fostering unity. However, we encourage modest attire to respect the values of each country. Feel free to incorporate your country's flag colors or even wear national costumes if desired.

After each dancer in the group submites their videos, the next segment group starts, and so on.

Videos of all dancers in the group are combined into one video by our technical team.

PRESENTATION

Once the last group submites their videos, all segments videos are compined into one as a whole piece.
We aim to utilize this video to present it at various world venues, drawing attention to global unity and peace.
Here are some possibilities:

International Cultural Festivals: Presenting the video at renowned cultural festivals can attract a diverse audience and highlight the project's message of unity.

United Nations Events: Showcasing the video at United Nations gatherings, such as General Assembly meetings or special events focused on global harmony, can reach influential leaders and policymakers.

Global Arts Exhibitions: Displaying the video at art exhibitions and galleries around the world can engage audiences interested in cultural exchange and artistic expression.

International Peace Conferences: Sharing the video at peace conferences and summits emphasizes the project's dedication to fostering understanding and cooperation among nations.

Educational Institutions: Screening the video at schools, colleges, and universities can inspire students to reflect on the importance of diversity and cooperation in building a peaceful world.

Online Platforms: Broadcasting the video on popular online platforms, such as social media channels and streaming services, ensures widespread accessibility and engagement with a global audience.

Embassies and Consulates: Collaborating with diplomatic missions to showcase the video during cultural events or national celebrations can promote cross-cultural dialogue and understanding.

By presenting the video at these venues, the initiative can effectively amplify its message of world unity and peace to a wide and diverse audience.