A Prize To Promote Dance

How to promote contemporary dance? How about a competition? “The idea of the Place prize is that any British professional choreographer, at any stage of their career, may submit an idea via a three-minute video. These will be tested blind by experts, and 20 will be awarded development money so they can be transformed into fully fledged 15-minute works. Then, come the summer, these 20 will be performed and an overall winner chosen. That person will get a whopping £25,000 – that’s five grand more than the Turner prize.”