Australian dancer and emerging choreographer Samuel Young-Wright is one of 20 young artists selected from around the world to present work at “choreography 34-34. International Choreographic Competition Hannover” in Germany.
A former dancer with Sydney Dance Company, Young-Wright is currently dancing with Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company under the direction of Jacopo Godani.
Now in its 34th year, the competition is usually held in June at the Theatre am Aegi. Due pandemic-related restrictions, video of the entries will instead be presented on the Ballet Geselschaft Hannover website, to be judged by an international jury of choreographers, artistic directors and critics that includes Australian Dance Theatre’s artistic director, Garry Stewart. There are three cash prizes, for first, second and third place, as well as various awards, including a three-week scholarship at ADT, donated by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation.
The works of the 20 candidates will be available to view June 1 to June 7, on Ballet Geselschaft Hannover’s website.
Pictured top is dancer Anne Jung in Samuel Young-Wright's "Carnegie Solo", for the choreography 24-24. International Choreographic Competition Hannover. Photo: Dominik Mentzos