May 28, 2023

Choreographers – last chance to get commissioned by @wiltonmusichall


After a successful pilot in 2014, Wilton’s Strike! free dance festival returns in 2016, commissioning new work and exciting ideas from promising choreographers worldwide from Tuesday 3 May to Thursday 5 May 2016.

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for a new piece of choreography on the theme of memory. Six choreographers will be selected to develop their piece which will be shown at Wilton’s Music Hall; the world’s oldest surviving music hall. Audiences, including critics, will be invited to attend and review the final performances, which will be live-streamed to expose the work to as broad an audience as possible.

NewImage“Having commission money meant I was able to have a small team around me – working with a dramaturg and a composer for the first time opened up so many new processes. I am now looking forward to creating a duet with ACE funding – this never would have happened if you guys didn’t believe in me first!” Ieva Kuniskis (Choreographer, Wilton’s Strike! 2014)

Wilton’s has a strong reputation for staging outstanding dance, with the Mark Bruce Company’s production of Dracula, co-commissioned by Wilton’s, scooping The South Bank Sky Arts Award for Dance in 2013. Successful applicants will be mentored by the Wilton’s artistic team with help from Jonathan Goddard and a group of experienced choreographers and industry professionals.

Applications are open to anyone aged 18 and over. Applications close Friday 26 February at 5pm.

For more information, please visit

 Photograph by James Perry.

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