December 2020

The monthly update on business news for professionals in the performing arts and audiovisual industries:
posting new productions, industry previews, calls, deadlines or job ads while connecting coproduction partners, vendors and buyers. Brought to you by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, the international business network supporting performing arts through audiovisual media.


IMZ Academy Tutorial “Setting IMZ Standards on Metadata”

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Watch this + see how the IMZ is tackling one of the audiovisual industry's pain points: the need for a metadata standard compatible with existing systems + that includes information specific to music + dance films!

Setting IMZ Standards on Metadata + Copyright

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ International Music + Media Centre its members are advancing revolutionary IMZ Standards on Metadata + Copyright within the development of IMZ Online Services.

The International Emmy® Awards Winner have been Announced

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

For the first time ever, the 48th International Emmy® Awards were streamed live online on 23 November 2020 for all to watch throughout the world. The IMZ took part in the final round of judging!

This was the IMZ Academy 2020 on higher music education

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The online IMZ Academy 2020 “The Complete Performer of the Future – Embracing Media Skills in Music Education” established the importance of media skills for the next generation of musicians.


Present your company with an Online Exhibitor Page

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Craving more attention for your company? An Online Exhibitor Page is a highly visible section on the Avant Première Website to showcase your company + products extensively. Book it now – IMZ Members save 45%!

Present your film in an Online Market Screening

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Or are you craving more attention for your production? Online Market Screenings are streamed live + in full length to all participants + promoted across all Avant Première channels!


A Winter Journey

ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

The production combines the visual impressions of the breathtaking landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park with one of the most important works of Austr

Alain Altinoglu, Renaud Capuçon & MPhil


An inspiring concert with a striking musical time travel.

Beethoven and his Contemporaries

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin at Schwetzingen Festival 2020. A co-production of SWR + NAXOS.

Celebrating 150 Years of Dresdner Philharmonie!

EuroArts Music International

Anniversary Concert live from the Kulturpalast Dresden.

Christmas in Vienna 2020 - Family Edition

ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

The classical concert “Christmas in Vienna” will not take place as usual this year in the Wiener Konzerthaus but as a house concert at the Hotel Sacher.

Christmas Oratorio live from St. Thomas Church

Accentus Music

Accentus will be streaming Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Thomanerchor and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig from empty St. Thomas Church.

Czech Philharmonic: New Year's Concert 2021

Czech Television

Let's celebrate the New Year “in dance rhythm” with works by Czech composers!

Friedemann Vogel – Incarnation of Dance


Documentary on a German dancer at the top of the international ballet world

Ibrahim Maalouf Live in the Arena of Nîmes, in 4K

Auditorium Films

Ibrahim Maalouf exclusively offers the music from his new album during an exceptional concert behind the closed doors of the Arena of Nîmes.

Jimmy Carter – Rock & Roll President

C Major Entertainment

“Jimmy Carter - Rock & Roll President” shows how Carter‘s lifelong passion for music gave him an unexpected edge as a presidential candidate.

Montserrat Caballé sings Norma

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Brand-new “Magic Moment of Music”: First documentary about Montserrat Caballé after her death.

Rediscovering Ruggero Leoncavallo's Zazà"


Theater an der Wien celebrates Leoncavallo’s moving lyric comedy.

Rehearsing with Franz Welser-Möst


A personal portrait of Austrian conductor Franz Welser-Möst and a fascinating look behind the scenes of Salzburg’s “Elektra”.

Teatro Real, Madrid – Dvořák, Rusalka


Asmik Grigorian enchants the public in the title role of Loy’s fascinating staging.

The Beggar's Opera - the first musical comedy

Opus Arte

Ian Burton and Robert Carsen’s new version of Gay’s comedic exploration of society “… a Beggar’s Opera for our own turbulent times” (The Guardian).

The Snow Queen, a classic fairytale for all

Opus Arte

Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale is brought to life in this new ballet full of magical characters and sumptuous designs


Live: Gala from Berlin 2020

EuroArts Music International

New Year’s Eve from the Philharmonie Berlin: Kirill Petrenko and Pablo Sáinz-Villegas will bring the full diversity of Spanish music to life.

Live: Lohengrin from the Staatsoper Berlin

EuroArts Music International

Calixto Bieito creates two settings on stage: the world of fairy tales and reality…

Mahler, Live - Schläpfer & van Manen

C Major Entertainment

“Mahler, Live” is a dialogue between two outstanding ballets, the world premiere of “4” by Martin Schläpfer and Hans van Manen‘s icon of dance history “Live”.

My life with Bohuslav Martinu

Czech Television

New work in progress by Czech Television with co-production with ORF + Bohuslav Martinů Foundation.

Season of 4 new “Magic Moments of Music”

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An exciting new season of “Magic Moments of Music” with Nigel Kennedy, Arthur Rubinstein, the Centenary Ring, Jessye Norman & Kathleen Battle.


New IMZ Member: TV UNAM

Dirección General de TV UNAM

Welcome to the IMZ! TV UNAM is the channel that has been broadcasting the artistic and cultural project of the National Autonomous University of Mexico for the last 35 years.


Become a partner of Dance for You Magazine!

Dance For You

Help us support quality dance journalism, writing, and photography. Every partnership counts!

Fedora Digital Prize 2020: Discover the winning project


We are delighted to announce the winner of the first time ever Fedora Digital Prize: Laila - Immersive Installation by Finnish National Opera + Ballet!

SF Dance Film Festival Announces Award Winners

San Francisco Dance Film Festival

SF Dance Film Festival is pleased to announce the award-winning films from its 2020 festival, selected by an independent jury.


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