“Jumping #1”


Jumping #1 – Caribbean Choregraphic Springboard

Récif is a choreographic center addressed to companies and dancers from the West Indies, France and abroad.

In order to continue its missions of creation’s support and professionalization of choreographic artists, the Dispositif Récif is launching the very first edition of emerging companies’ spotting with  the caribbean springboard  « Jumping #1».

The first edition of the caribbean springboard « Jumping #1» will take place on November 18th 2023 at 15 pm in the Cultural Center Robert Loyson in the city of Le Moule, Guadeloupe.

By this event, the Dispositif Récif aims to :

  • Highlight new Caribbean artists with a singularity in their choreographic writing
  • Promote the access of the participants to human and material means as well as to a networking on regional and national scenes even international


> Application form <


The emergence here is defined as an artistic process which, while taking possibly support on the choreographic languages currently in circulation, express a singularity in one of the following fields, or in their combination : the body language ; the meeting of diverse aesthetics ; the use of specific scenographic tools ; the boldness of the approached themes as their implementation. Should be a new way, even if it’s still in the making, to approach dance and bodywork through a performance. For the springbroad Jumping #1, a particular attention will be brought to the consideration, in the choreographic proposition, of the cultural, human, social and environmental that cross the whole world of the Caraïbe.

Jumping #1 is open to emerging choreographers and collectives from the Caribbean introducing an artistic project of contemporary dance that falls under the category of emergence.

The companies candidate have to respect the following conditions :

  • In the case of an association, have a head office in the Caribbean (Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, islands English speaking and Spanish speaking…)
  • In the of an individual application : be domiciled in the Caribbean 
  • Created 5 plays max
  • Present a solo or Duo
  • Duration : 10 to 20 min max.


From 14/04 to 14/09/2023 : Call of applications

End of September : Annoncements of the selected projects

Saturday November 18th 2023 : Caribbean Springboard Jumping #1, in the Cultural Center Robert Loyson in the city of Le Moule, Guadeloupe

The application consists of :

– the completed online application form

– a presentation of the artistic project accompanied by the biography of the choreographer or the collective

– a video link of the project that the company wishes to present during the competition.

– a photo of the choreographer in jpeg format

– a registration fee of 40 euros (non-refundable in case of withdrawal).

Each candidate will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of his/her application.

Any incomplete file will not be retained.

Two prizes will be awarded : a Public Prize and a Jury Prize.

1 Jury Prize* and 1 Audience Prize** consisting of residencies and performances in the French overseas territories and in France

The two winning projects will also benefit from structuring assistance from RHIZOMES – La Mangrove company.

Le Dispositif Récif and the Compagnie La Mangrove will support the winners in delegated production and by accompanying them in their applications for project assistance.