Open call closes for the 6th edition of PRISMA with a total of 453 submissions.

PRISMA 2017’s Selection Committee will have the task of evaluating the 453 proposals received, which represents an increase of 52% vis-à-vis last year.  Only around 11 companies/choreographers will be chosen to participate in PRISMA 2017, assuring our audience a very high level.

The Festival, to be held between the 8th and the 16th of October, will take place in several theatres and alternative spaces in Panama City, and will include a performance in the province of Chorrera.

The proposals received come from 51 countries in 5 continents. The countries with the highest representation are Spain (73), Mexico (39), Italy (34),  Germany (31), USA (26), Argentina (26), Israel (22), and Brasil (18).

Fundación PRISMA Danza, under the direction of Ximena Eleta de Sierra and Analida Galindo—both respected figures in the Panamanian dance scene—has successfully produced PRISMA–International Contemporary Dance Festival of Panama for the past five years.  The Festival offers audiences a full week of performances, featuring works by local and international choreographers and dancers of a very high level. On its 5th edition, PRISMA reached more than 4,800 spectators through 13 presentations, and projects exceeding 5,000 this year.

The Festival also has a strong educational program parallel to the performances. Each participating dance company holds a master class or workshop as part of their engagement in PRISMA, which the Festival offers to professionals and dance students (adults, youth and children) free of charge.