The Place Prize Commissions

Other Commissions

The Place Prize, sponsored by Bloomberg, is the biggest single source of commissions for new short works in British dance. By the end of its 5th edition in April 2013, it will have enabled the creation of 92 original pieces of choreography, most of which have remained in the artists’ repertoire, and have been toured in theatres and festivals nationally and internationally.

The Place Prize has already invested over £1m in new British dance, and has brought leading artists, including Rafael Bonachela, Hofesh Shechter, Adam Linder and Ben Duke & Raquel Mesenguer (Lost Dog), among others, to international attention.

In this section you can read a little about the 2013 commissioned artists, the work they created, their ideas and watch the three-minute video they created for their entry.