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IN THIS ISSUE:
Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities & Funding: Current listings for the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Asia: Green Space in New York, New Settings in Paris, Joint Adventures in Munich, and Kyoto Experiment in Kyoto
New Works & Events: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa in Belgium, Emily Molnar in Canada, Sasha Waltz in Germany, Nacho Duato in Israel, Jo Strongen in Norway, Arsen Mehrabyan in Sweden, Colin Dunne in Ireland, and Bruce Wong in Hong Kong
Trending: Blending and Fusion of Genres -- Catherine Berbessou's latest work Tu, El Cielo Y Tu
Learning Opportunities: Analyzing Contemporary Dance Critically in Bulgaria, TANZWERKSTATT Europe in Germany, and International Contemporary Dance Workshop in Italy
Competitions: Choreography Competitions in Germany and Korea
New Movies: Dance Academy (2017) by Australian choreographer Sarah Boulter
New Books: Merce Cunningham: Common Time by Carlos Basualdo, Juliet Bellow, Philip Bither and 14 more, Walker Art Center, 2017
ARIZONA: Choreographers for chamber dance companies are invited to apply for the Wickenburg Residency, which offers the opportunity to pursue new projects, mount work, or collaborate with other artists. The three-week residency will take place at a historic guest ranch where participants will be free from everyday pressures. The average number of artists in residence at a time ranges between one and five. Application is open to U.S. artists and is ongoing.
LOUISIANA: The National Performance Network (NPN) residency directly fosters engagement between touring artists and the community it is visiting by bringing artists and their creative tools to new constituencies and audiences across a wide array of settings. NPN residencies support salaries, transportation, housing, per diem, and more. Residencies take place at NPN partners in 28 states and 42 cities across the U.S. Visit: http://npnweb.org/whatwedo/programs/performance-residency/.
NEW YORK: The first annual MachineHDance Summer Festival, July 20 - July 24 at the Royal Theater, is a platform whereby choreographers and dancers can share their artistry with the New York City arts community in an affordable yet highly professional manner. Choreographers will have the opportunity to submit longer works (between 10 and 30 minutes) that are generally not accepted in the festival format. If accepted, choreographers will be invited to present work in 2 of the 6 performances. Visit: machinehdance.com/summerfestival
NEW YORK: Triskelion Arts' October and December Split Bill Series will run in two segments. The program serves emerging artists who are looking for a stepping-stone between the showcase format (for which work is generally capped at 15 minutes) and evening-length self-production. Apply by May 14, 2017. Visit: www.triskelionarts.org/split-bill-apply
NEW YORK: Awaken Dance Theater organized a tribute concert to give local artists a place to express solidarity with the LGBTQ community and to begin to heal after the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida in June 2016. This event was called the “Tribute to Orlando” from the NYC Dance Community. Now, almost one year later, Awaken Dance Theater is organizing an anniversary tribute concert to honor the lives lost. The concert will take place on June 17, 2017 at City Center Studios. Apply by May 15, 2017.
NEW YORK: Green Space, in its 9th season, aims to aid in the continued development and performance of new dance work of various aesthetics by providing choreographers with a produced opportunity. This curated, once a month series supports dance makers by providing a venue, Green Space, with technical and marketing support for a paired evening of work. Apply by May 22, 2017. Visit: http://www.greenspacestudio.org/performance.html
NEW YORK: The 2018 Women in Dance Leadership Conference is accepting choreography submissions by female choreographers to present their work at Jack Crystal Theatre of New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Conference Dates are January 11 - 13, 2018. Apply by June 30, 2017. Visit: www.womenindance.com
NEW YORK: Presented by Inclined Dance Project, inQUAD is an original performance split-bill series featuring the work of emerging female choreographers. Now entering its third year, inQUAD is accepting applications from new up and coming dance creators. Performances will be on August 18 & 19, 2017 at Dixon Place. Apply by May 5, 2017. Visit: http://www.inclineddanceproject.com/inquad/
NEW YORK: HERE Arts Center supports multi-disciplinary work that does not fit into a conventional programming agenda, as well as the work of artists at all stages of their careers. The SubletSeries@HERE Program supports 250 independent guest artists and groups. This creative curated rental program provides subsidized performance and rehearsal space, technical assistance, and administrative support, including a fully staffed box office. Now accepting online applications. Visit: http://here.org/programs/subletseries/
WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship is a nine-month program established to provide emerging artists with time and space to explore new ideas and ambitious projects. Apply by May 4, 2017. Visit: http://halcyonhouse.org/arts-lab/apply
WASHINGTON, D.C.: As part of its Organizing Artists for Change Initiative, Dance Exchange Institutes emphasize process and performance, dialogue and dance making, and the role of artists as change makers through innovative creative practices. Institute participants from the local region and across the globe will gather as leaders, innovators, movers, and thinkers. Anyone 18+ years of age is welcome. The program is divided in two sections, July 7 - 14, 2017 and July 16 - 23, 2017. Visit: http://danceexchange.org/2017-institutes/
AUSTRALIA: The Ausdance Peggy van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship is a biennial fellowship of $10,000 awarded to a mid-career choreographer (35 years and over). The fellowship supports choreographic development that advances the profession. Apply between June 1 and August 1, 2017. Visit: http://ausdance.org.au/projects/details/ausdance-peggy-van-praagh-choreographic-fellowship
AUSTRALIA: Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) offers national and international touring opportunities for Australian or New Zealand based contemporary performing arts groups and artists. While APAM champions and invests in Australian arts, it also provides a platform for artists and companies to present and pitch their work to key national and international presenters, producers, and peers. Apply by July 3, 2017 for showcase and pitch applications. Visit: https://www.performingartsmarket.com.au
AUSTRIA: Burgenländische Tanztage, which takes place from May 12 - 14, 2017, offers various performances and a dance workshop. It is organized by D.ID, Austria’s choreographic center in Pinkafeld, founded in 2005 by Liz King. Visit: http://www.danceidentity.com/festival.html
BRAZIL: Festival Online is a new service for management of dance events. Functionalities include quick, online registration for the user and efficient access to information for organizing groups and shows or for producing reports and certificates.
CANADA: From July 2 - 16, 2017, the Canada Dance Festival (CDF) will present a series of contemporary dance works at the National Arts Centre, Arts Court Theatre, and in unique spaces and non-traditional venues in Ottawa. Visit: http://canadadance.ca
CANADA: The Guelph Dance Festival celebrates its 19th season in 2017 with the best in Canadian contemporary dance presented in theatres, parks, and studio settings. The festival runs from June 1 - 4, 2017. Watch: https://youtu.be/o4zHRC9DrR8
CANADA: Across Oceans Arts, under the artistic direction of Maxine Heppner, is calling for proposals for ultra intensive 3-day exchange & development from May 20 - 22, 2017.
Established & emerging artists in all forms of moving performance should apply.
CANADA: Festival Accès Asie is a Montréal-based arts festival that promotes Asian arts, culture, and history through a diversity of artistic disciplines. The festival offers cultural mediation activities, conferences, and training workshops as part of its recently launched educational component. The festival will run from May 2 - 28, 2017. Visit: http://accesasie.com/le-festival/?lang=en
CANADA: Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival contains performances with adjudication and award opportunities, plus workshops and a gala. Festival runs from May 3 - 21, 2017 at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre. Visit: http://dancemanitoba.org/
CANADA: Festival TransAmériques mixes disciplines and artistic trends in a unified program that gives visitors the opportunity to see and hear the art of our time through the works of choreographers, authors, and directors. The festival will take place in various venues from May 25 -June 8, 2017. Visit: http://fta.ca/en/
FRANCE: Fondation d'Entreprise Hermes calls for projects for the 8th edition of the "New Settings" Program, which is dedicated to the performing arts. Collaborations between stage artists and visual artists are encouraged. The premiere will be scheduled between January and December 2018. Projects can be from emerging or experienced professionals from national or international backgrounds. The program will support the production of selected projects and will offer performance dates in autumn 2018 around Paris. In addition, the Foundation will partner with the Alliance Française to present the New Settings projects in the Crossing the Line Festival in New York. Apply by July 1, 2017. Visit: http://www.fondationdentreprisehermes.org/Savoir-faire-et-creation/Arts-de-la-scene/Programme-New-Settings
FRANCE: Le Groupe des 20 Theatres in Île-de-France is launching a call for applications and will support a multi-faceted contemporary creation project. Criteria for eligibility: date of premiere must be in the 2018/2019 season, use of a minimum of two artistic disciplines, and the leader of the project must have completed at least 2 professional creations. Open to national and international companies. Support includes coproduction budget of 20,000 euros, tour dates of about 15 performances, residency for creation, and presentation of the project at the Plateaux du Group des 20 Théâtres on November 29 & 30, 2017. Apply by June 8, 2017. Visit: http://www.groupedes20theatres.fr
FRANCE: The choreographic center Le Hangar, established by Danse en I'R in 2010, offers a residency for research and experimentation and will help artists locate resources to further their reflection and accompany their research. Apply by May 15, 2017. Visit: http://www.danses-en-l-r.com/la-compagnie/hangar
FRANCE: Territoires D'Ecriture en Mouvement (T. E. E. M.) is offering a residency for companies and artists at the auditorium in Quimper, a 350m2 space equipped for dance with heating, sound, and lighting. Provides artists with time to research and explore without professional pressures and encourages innovative live performance. Apply by May 11, 2017.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, +33 (0)2 98 95 14 00, 21 rue Pen Ar Steir, 29000, Quimper.
GERMANY: A center for choreographic practice and research, K3 – Center for Choreography Tanzplan Hamburg, offers different types of residencies. Each year, the programme provides three choreographers with a chance to work on site for eight months. Working period usually runs from August to April. Programme is intended for choreographers currently at the beginning of their professional careers, but who have already produced some choreographic work of their own. The deadline for applications for the residency programme is usually in the summer. Visit: http://www.k3-hamburg.de/en/ausschreibungen/
GERMANY: MeetShareDance is a participatory dance festival that aims to create and promote an international dance network for individuals or groups that are working with dance and disability. The festival is based on a philosophy of inter-exchange, promoting the exchange of knowledge and experience through workshops. Runs from August 24 - 26, 2017. Apply by August 2017. Visit: https://goo.gl/forms/UrESpEvDCMSSEfqC2
GERMANY: Joint Adventures is inviting choreographers, dancers, and film and multi-media artists to develop new aesthetic approaches and visual languages for choreography and film in a 60-second format. Apply by June 30, 2017. Visit: www.choreooo.org
GERMANY: Choreographers up to age 40 are invited to apply for a Guest Programme for Young Foreign Theatre People conducted by Goethe-Institut, Munich, and the Federal Republic of Germany Centre of the International Theatre Institute (ITI). Selected applicants will be assigned to theaters in Germany to become familiar with production conditions and the conception and rehearsal process of at least one production. Participants will have the opportunity to attend performances at other theatres in Germany. Visit: https://www.goethe.de/en/uun/auf/tut/sta.html
GERMANY: Lucky Trimmer is a festival that provides regional and international choreographers with a platform to present their newest ideas as short pieces up to 10 minutes in length. The festival is accepting applications for artistic projects that embody the “LUCKY spirit.” Ideas should incorporate physicality, movement, or performance, and must showcase how art’s social dimension can address cultural responsiveness and responsibility. Apply by June 23, 2017. Selectees will be invited to present their projects at the Lucky Summit #9 in Berlin in 2018. Visit: www.luckytrimmer.com
GERMANY: The Pact Zollverein choreographic residencies in the Ruhr District are offered from January to July 2018. The residencies provide a working space and production support. Residency projects will not have a public showing. Apply by July 3, 2017. Visit: http://www.pact-zollverein.de/en/artists-centre.
GERMANY: Young and emerging street dance and industrial choreographers are invited to apply for the international Urban Dance Camp (UDC). UDC 2017 offers more than 160 classes from July 15 - August 30, 2017. Visit: http://www.urbandance.eu/camp/
GREECE: 5th International Festival of Dance and Dance Theatre in Syros is two weeks full of workshops, evening meetings, open jams, and performances. The festival runs from July 8 - 21, 2017. Apply by May 31, 2017. Visit: http://dancefest.akropoditi.gr/index.php/en/application-en
INDIA: Young contemporary dance choreographers looking for a safe environment to define or challenge their working methodologies are invited to apply for the 2017 edition of Gati Summer Dance Residency (GSDR). GSDR has been conceived of as a laboratory for young choreographers, offering an intensive programme that includes classes, workshops, lectures, and discussions on choreography with a range of practitioners from the field of performance making. With a distinct focus on finding a choreographic starting point through directed tasks and discussions, GSDR culminates in a sharing of short sketches created by the residents during the laboratory. Visit: http://gatidance.com/?page_id=118
ITALY: Choreographers of diverse genres and all ages and nationalities are welcome to apply for the Glosoli International Residency for Artists in Torino. Glosoli offers a space for artists, different art forms, dance, and Afro-contemporary dance in particular. Glosoli is especially interested in the connection between art and nature, assisting residents in finding wonderful locations and inspiration for original art work. Presentation of artists’ work is arranged on a case-by-case basis. Visit: http://robertatirassa.wix.com/ivreaartresidency#!about2/cfah.
ITALY: International Contemporary Dance Workshop offers a rigorous dance experience in a supportive atmosphere, fostering a creative exchange of ideas, encouraging exploration, and providing the opportunity to experience a diverse spectrum of dance/movement disciplines. Apply by May 30, 2017. Visit: www.danceitalia.com/payment-packages
JAPAN: Kyoto Experiment: International Performing Arts Festival is an annual autumn event presenting the work of Kyoto-based Japanese and international theater and dance artists at venues around Kyoto City, to be held from October 1 - November 5, 2017. Offers a platform for creativity and exchange to artists from all performing arts genres who are interested in networking. Apply by May 10, 2017. Visit: http://kyoto-ex.jp/2016-autumn-eng/
LITHUANIA: The international contemporary art festival STARTAS is looking for various artists to propose and share their work and ideas for site-specific projects to be presented at the festival. STARTAS aims to develop new international relationships and establish collaboration between Lithuanian and foreign artists, performers, dancers, and visual artists. The festival runs from July 3 to July 9, 2017. Apply by June 1, 2017. Visit: http://rokiskiokc.lt/
SPAIN: Festival AGITART presents its 2nd summer workshop series, hosting international guest teachers. During the festival, participants will come together to take morning classes based on a wide variety of techniques and to participate in longer workshops based on the works of our international workshop leaders. The festival takes place from July 3 - 8, 2017. Apply by June 15, 2017. Visit: http://www.agitartcompanyia.com/festival/workshops/
SINGAPORE: ODT Arts Hub is offering a short-term opportunity (up to 6 months) designed to support new creative local and international experimentation and exploration of refreshing arts practices. Studio space, mentoring, and the opportunity for presentation of ideas to the public will be provided. Apply by May 31, 2017. Visit: http://odtartshub.com/incubation/.
TAIWAN: The Taipei Artist Village and Treasure Hill Artist Village offer residency opportunities for innovative makers of visual art, music, literature, and performance, while fostering artistic and cultural exchange between Taiwan and the rest of the world. The artistic villages are secluded by a serene garden, but located within the vibrant City of Taipei. Housing 10 residents for 8 to 12 weeks, the program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. artists and includes use of studio and media equipment. Apply by June 9, 2017. Email: email@example.com Visit: www.artistvillage.org
UK: One Dance UK Choreographers’ Conference will take place on November 26, 2017 at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in London. The conference will include a mix of keynote presentations, practical sessions, debate, and discussion to inspire, enrich, and support choreographers’ professional and artistic practice. The conference will provide a rich networking opportunity, welcoming attendees at any stage of their career and from the widest range of working contexts. Visit: http://www.onedanceuk.org/event/one-dance-uk-conference-season-2017/one-dance-uk-choreographers-conference/
UK: Studio Wayne McGregor offers FreeSpace, a major new artist development and community engagement programme which will support artists to explore innovation in new directions, form an artists’ incubation and innovation community, and provide inspiring learning opportunities led by professional practising artists to thousands of participants each year. Visit: http://waynemcgregor.com
MASSACHUSETTS: From May 22 - June 19, 2017, choreographer Chavi Bansal, founder of Vimoksha Dance, will develop a multimedia piece that explores concepts of everyday rituals and the comfort or restraint they provide. This premiere work will ask: Does ritual provide the confidence to face the unknown? Does repetition form our identity? Is our true identity revealed when breaking the chains of ritual? Audience and performers will be taken on an uncomfortable journey through chaos in order to explore the sense of safety that ritual provides. Visit: https://www.chavibansal.org
NEW YORK: Parsons Dance displays its blend of athleticism and stunning ensemble work in the New York premiere of David Parsons’ work created in partnership with Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interactive Technologies Center. Showing at Joyce Theater from May 16 - 28, 2017. Visit: http://www.joyce.org/performances/parsons-dance
NEW YORK: Rioult Dance NY performs a world premiere set to ‘70s progressive rock music that harkens back to Pascal Rioult’s days of club dancing, and a re-staging of the 1995 work Te Deum, one of his most acclaimed pieces. At the Joyce Theater from May 31 - June 4, 2017. Visit: http://www.joyce.org/performances/rioult-dance-ny
NEW YORK: Choreographer Kristin Sudeikis premieres her full-length company show at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Sudeikis’ work has reached international heights, having been performed in Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and Norway. Performance is on May 13, 2017. Visit: http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/drop-kristin-sudeikis-gala
NEW YORK: Forty years after its inauguration under the artistic direction of Chuck Davis, DanceAfrica Festival returns for a special anniversary celebration program which pays tribute to the past, present, and future of the landmark festival and the transformative power of movement. Performances run May 26 - 29, 2017 at BAM. Visit: http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/danceafrica
NEW YORK: Gibney Dance Company’s GRIT series “makes space for the future of dance” by commissioning new works and reimagining signature works by contemporary dance artists. GRIT posits the possibility that the present generation’s work will be recognized and celebrated in live performance by future audiences. This spring, the company performs works by Joanna Kotze and Reggie Wilson. Performances run May 4 - 6, 2017. Watch: https://vimeo.com/213573555
NORTH CAROLINA: The new season with the American Dance Festival includes world premieres by Claire Porter, Sara Juli, and Pilabolus. Festival runs from June 13 - July 29, 2017. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ_o73UDkgs
UTAH: Ballet West will host four of America’s most esteemed ballet companies in Salt Lake City as part of its inaugural National Choreographic Festival, May 19 - 27, 2017. Along with the renowned guest companies, Ballet West will present its own world premieres by resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte and the former resident choreographer, Val Caniparoli. Visit: https://balletwest.org/events/national-choreographic-festival
AUSTRIA: Israel Galván, the icon of contemporary flamenco, will present his new creation, La Fiesta, premiering on May 6, 2017. Visit: http://www.festspielhaus.at/de/kalender/122-israel-galvan
BELGIUM: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s new creation for the Royal Ballet of Flanders, “Ecdysis,” premieres on May 13, 2017 at Gent Opera in a triple bill with masterpieces by Pina Bausch and Martha Graham. Visit: https://operaballet.be/en/programme/2016-2017/hope
BRAZIL: The annual touring International Hip Hop Festival returns to the South in Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Timbó and Viçosa. Runs through May 13, 2017. Visit: http://fih2.com.br/novo/arena-fih2-dias-locais-e-horarios/
CANADA: Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) features a world premiere by internationally acclaimed Ballet BC Resident Choreographer, Cayetano Soto, and the return of the David Earle classic, Serious Games. Performances will be on May 26 & 27, 2017. Visit: http://www.ccdt.org/index.php
CANADA: Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents a world premiere by internationally acclaimed choreographer James Kudelka. Based on the music of Claudio Monteverdi, Vespers focuses on the idea of an “evening prayer.” Performances run May 10 - 14, 2017. Visit: rwb.org
CANADA: Ballet BC will present a triple bill featuring works by two prominent Israeli choreographers, Emanuel Gat and Ohad Naharin, as well as a world premiere by Ballet BC Artistic Director Emily Molnar. In theater from May 11 - 13, 2017. Visit: balletbc.com.
CANADA: Birds Sing a Pretty Song, created by Rebecca Margolick and Maxx Berkowitz, explores how surveillance and confinement through our digital and physical surroundings affect one’s sense of reality. Two dancers wander through a world manipulated and influenced by the "curators" (the three live musicians) and projected light structures that move and direct the world onstage. Canadian premiere at Chutzpah!PLUS in Vancouver on May 13 & 14, 2017. Visit: chutzpahfestival.com.
FINLAND: To honour Finland's 100 years of independence, world renowned choreographer Virpi Pahkinen returns to the Finnish National Opera on May 19, 2017 with the world premiere of CANTUS ARCTICUS, choreographed to and named after the orchestral work by composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. The work is part of the quadruple bill Force, which represents a cross-section of Finnish contemporary dance. The audience will also be treated to works by top Finnish choreographers Susanna Leinonen, Jyrki Karttunen and Jorma Uotinen.
FRANCE: Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-St-Denis, dedicated to contemporary choreography, showcases works featuring an acute and poetic look, a constant questioning of our world. This year's edition includes a wide panorama of choreographic forms from twenty-nine international choreographers from Iran to Austria to Japan, presented in cultural venues in nine partner cities. Showing May 12 - June 17, 2017. Visit: http://www.rencontreschoregraphiques.com
FRANCE: Cristiana Morganti, historical performer of the Pina Bausch Company since 1993, will premiere her new work Jessica and Me from May 16 - 24, 2017. Intimate and direct, this falsely titled solo Jessica and Me raises the veil on the journey of this artist who speaks for herself. Watch: https://vimeo.com/99004244
FRANCE: Thierry Malandain’s new narrative work Noé premieres from May 10 - 24, 2017 at the Théâtre National de la Danse. Noé symbolizes the coming of a new and better world. Watch: https://vimeo.com/202203262
GERMANY: The 15th edition of the Munich International Festival for Contemporary Dance, running May 11 - 21, 2017, will present new contemporary dance, including works by Wim Vandekeybus, VA Wöfl, Trajal Harrell, Sharon Eyal and Emanuel Gat as well as three performances by Richard Siegal, two of them being world premieres. Visit: http://www.dance-muenchen.de/program/schedule
GERMANY: From May 16 - 28, 2017, this year's Potsdamer Tanztage Festival will focus on Canadian dance, opening with the German premiere of Canadian choreographer Marie Chouinard's new work. Visit: http://www.potsdamer-tanztage.de/en
GERMANY: Dance companies from Europe, the U.S. and Africa will be showing new works at the 13th Internationale Tanztage Oldenburg Festival from May 5 - 14, 2017. The festival will be opening with a diptych by the world-famous Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, including choreographies by Andonis Foniadakis and Ken Ossola. Visit: http://staatstheater.de/tanztage.html
GERMANY: Rabih Mroué, Marie Chouinard, Yui Kawaguchi, Christoph Winkler, Yang Zhen, Hamdi Dridi & Omar Rajeh, and Joeri Dubbe will be among the choreographers presenting new works at the Tanz! Heilbronn 2017 Festival from May 17 - 21, 2017. Visit: http://www.theater-heilbronn.de/festivals/tanz-heilbronn.html
GERMANY: 9th International SoloDuo Dance Festival in Cologne offers 2 nights of performances and 21 short choreographies from Germany, France, Sweden, Finland, Pakistan, Israel, and South Korea. May 19 & 20, 2017 at Barnes Crossing, Cologne. Visit: http://www.barnescrossing.de/en/programm/einzelansicht/article/19-210517-9-internationales-tanzfestival-soloduo-nrw-friends-2017.html
GERMANY: Now! Festival 2017, International Action Theater™ and Improvisation offers a variety of performances and workshops from May 2 - 7, 2017 at Studio Verlin in Berlin. Activities include Action Theater ™, Feldenkrais, Contact Improvisation, Instant Composition, Meditation & Improvisation, New Dance, Imagination & Language, Human Voice, Yoga and Silence & Time. Visit: http://www.actiontheaterberlin.com/event/now-festival-17-%e2%80%a2-performances
GERMANY: Alain Platel's new creation Nicht Schlafen with Les ballets C de la B will be showing on May 3 & 4, 2017 during this year's International May Festival at Staatstheater Wiesbaden. Visit: http://english.staatstheater-wiesbaden.de/international-may-festival/2017-productions/imf-dance/
GERMANY: German choreographer Sasha Waltz has been working with artist and fashion designer Iris van Herpen and light designer Urs Schönebaum to create a new piece. Dance, costumes, and light are the main elements of this new work, which Sasha Waltz has developed with 14 dancers from her company. The piece will premiere in Berlin at Radialsystem V on June 6, 2017. Visit: http://www.radialsystem.de/rebrush/rs-programme-monatsuebersicht_neu.php?id_event_date=14628436&language=en_EN
GERMANY: German choreographer Martin Schläpfer has created a full-length ballet to Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle as the final premiere of the 2016/17 season at Deutsche Oper am Rhein. The ballet is an artistic collaboration with solo singers and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein chorus. Premieres at Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg on June 2, 2017. Visit: http://operamrhein.de/en_EN/termin/b-32.13953968
GERMANY: Taking the City of Hamburg's harbour as an inspiration and venue, the festival Theater der Welt 2017 will present 45 productions from across the globe. Artists from every continent are invited to Hamburg, among them Samoan choreographer Lemi Ponifasio who will open the festival with the premiere of Children of Gods, a spectacular transformation ritual. With the world premiere of New Creation, Brasilian choreographer Bruno Beltrão and his company Grupo de Rua will make a passionate plea for freedom of movement. From May 25 - June 11, 2017. Visit: http://www.theaterderwelt.de/en/tdw
HONG KONG: Why Not Kill Us All… is Bruce Wong's first full-length choreography. Prizewinning practitioner of Baguazhang and Neijia Quan, Bruce Wong ponders the world of martial arts and dance. In theater from May 26 - 28, 2017. Visit: http://www.ccdc.com.hk/en
IRELAND: The 2017 Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. Each year in May, the festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland. The festival runs from May 18 - 28, 2017. Visit: http://www.dublindancefestival.ie
IRELAND: Colin Dunne will open the 2017 Dublin Dance Festival with his new show Concert at Project Arts Centre. The festival also invites national and international artists to perform. The festival runs from May 18 - 28, 2017. Visit: http://www.dublindancefestival.ie/programme
ISRAEL: Kamea Dance Company will present a new work by Nacho Duato. Two will be in theater on May 17, 2017. Watch: https://youtu.be/TIUszwRk37A
NORWAY: The new dance film CLOSED, featuring Jo Strømgren, cellist Truls Mørk and collaborating dance companies 420People and Kage will premiere on the Norwegian National Channel, NRK, on May 6, 2017. Visit: http://jskompani.no/productions/31
NORWAY: Ina Christel Johannessen has choreographed Sleepless Beauties for the The Norwegian National Ballet. The piece is based on the classic story of the Sleeping Beauty -- the glorified woman of the ballet world. But who is she today? The stage is hers, and the entire Norwegian National Ballet and Norwegian National Opera Orchestra will fill the performance space. The performance runs until May 6, 2017. Watch: https://publisher.qbrick.com/Embed.aspx?mid=E022171D
SWEDEN: CCAP presents a world premiere of A LINE_UP, which departs from the Broadway musical A Chorus Line only to turn into something else, and whilst the original leaves the theatre, a multitude of choreographies swagger onto the floor and speak their mind. Running now through September. Visit: http://ccap.se
SWEDEN: Armenian ballet company Forceful Feelings presents The Show, a unique concept of the “Ballet Gala” with stars of Royal Swedish Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, and State Ballet, Berlin. Works by Mats Ek, Nacho Duato, Jiri Bubenicek, Arsen Mehrabyan and more. Performance on June 20, 2017. Visit: http://www.forcefulfeelings.com/index.php/de/
UK: Trailblazers Showcase 2017 presents a mixed bill programme featuring three of the UK’s finest dance artists specialising in dance of the African Diaspora. May 10, 2017. Watch: https://vimeo.com/211226041
UK: Out of this World is action packed theatre from acclaimed writer and director Mark Murphy. Set within a world of projected film and animation, it combines his signature mix of ground breaking aerial choreography, explosive special effects, and intense storytelling. Performances are on May 1 - 3, 2017 at Sadler’s Wells. Watch: https://youtu.be/aviPr_R839E
UK: Seasoned performer and choreographer Jose Agudo, who has worked with Shobana Jeyasingh and Akram Khan, launches his company with an evening of specially commissioned works. Silk Road is both a universal and a personal story of East meets West in the 21st century. Performances at Sadler’s Wells on May 4 & 5, 2017. Watch: https://vimeo.com/194358553
Blending and Fusion of Genres: Argentine Tango Meets Contemporary Dance in Catherine Berbessou's latest work TU, EL CIELO Y TU
French choreographer Catherine Berbessou was interested in tango and started her own company in 1990 to affirm her choreographic writing. She studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina with masters of the discipline Pupi Castello , Graziella Gonzalez, and Gustavo Naveira. The use of tango in her creations of contemporary dance has since been an essential part of her choreographic language. In Tu, el cielo y tu, the sensuality of Argentinian tango meets the aesthetics of contemporary dance in a journey for all of your senses. Watch: https://vimeo.com/196302081 and https://vimeo.com/206223461
FLORIDA: The Regional Dance America’s National Choreography Intensive 2017 (NCI) is a multi-faceted program providing dancers, emerging choreographers, and seasoned choreographers with the unparalleled opportunity to work, study, and create under the guidance of nationally recognized professionals in the fields of music and dance. The NCI provides a one-of-a-kind chance for dancers and choreographers to work within a variety of styles and genres. Apply by June 1, 2017. Visit: http://www.nationalchoreographyintensive.com
MASSACHUSETTS: “Begin” is a week-long workshop of improvisation in somatics, contact, tuning scores, and logomotion. The program runs from May 14 - 21, 2017. Registration is now open. Visit: http://earthdance.net/begin
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Dance Exchange’s summer training institute features innovative creative practices and boundary-breaking dance making opportunities. Institute participants from the greater Washington, D.C. region and across the globe will gather as leaders, innovators, movers, and thinkers in a multi-generational collective intent on deeply engaging in and with community. Open to dancers, dance makers, and those interested in movement and community who are 18 years old and up. Program runs from July 7 - 14, 2017 and July 16 - 23, 2017.
BULGARIA: During a four-day seminar -- Analyzing Contemporary Dance Critically -- Rudi Laermans, one of Belgium’s leading sociologists and dance critics, will offer discussion, concepts, and general insight into analyzing contemporary dance and practices of artistic collaboration. Seminar runs May 18 - 21. Apply by May 2, 2017. Free of charge for international participants. Visit: http://antistaticfestival.org/en/
GERMANY: The well-known and respected TANZWERKSTATT EUROPE, based in Munich, is offering summer workshops, performances, and a symposium from August 2 - 12, 2017. The program and festival include both technique classes and a choreographic lab for contemporary dance artists. Visit: http://www.jointadventures.net/en/tanzwerkstatt-europa.html
ITALY: International Contemporary Dance Workshop offers a rigorous dance experience in a supportive atmosphere, fostering a creative exchange of ideas, encouraging exploration, and providing the opportunity to experience a diverse spectrum of dance/movement disciplines. Dancers will expand their skills through daily classes, workshops, discussions, informal showings, and performances. The workshop will take place from July 9 - 14, 2017 in Agropoli, Italy and July 17 - August 4, 2017 in Lucca, Italy. Apply by May 30, 2017. Visit: www.danceitalia.com
ITALY: Senza Confini Di Pelle is offering a residential workshop of dance and perception. Deep in the wild nature of the island of Stromboli, the workshop will focus on sensorial perception. The 4 base elements (air, water, earth, fire) will be the core of the study. Dance, theatre, and yoga techniques will be used during the workshop. Offered June 21 - 26, 2017. Visit: www.senzaconfinidipelle.com
ITALY: At Unmasking Dance in the Italian Renaissance, students will stay in beautiful apartments while studying Italian Renaissance dance and art with Cynthia Nazzaro, EdD, Professor of dance at Springfield College. They’ll also research, choreograph, and perform. This five-week summer study program runs from May 19 - June 24, 2017. Visit: http://springfield.edu/programs/dance/summer-study-in-italy
JAPAN: Studio Archtanz in Tokyo offers master classes by former Frankfurt Ballet dancer, Heidi Vierthaler, from May 13 - 21, 2017. Visit: http://a-tanz.com/10640
NETHERLANDS: Improvisation Summer Course Amsterdam, July 24 - August 20, 2017, aims to provide a platform for musicians, vocalists, actors, dancers, and performance artists to engage in intensive study alongside weekend performance events to re-consider and re-present real time performance in the ever evolving time we live in. Visit: http://katieduck.com/workshops/magpie-improvisation-summer-course-amsterdam/
PORTUGAL: Choreolab Europe & Compota's Spring Lab 2017 in Lisbon takes place on May 4 - 7, 2017. This intensive is for advanced and professional dancers, movers, dance choreographers, and dance students. The Spring Lab contains research labs, playgrounds, and a lecture guided by different choreographers and collaborators, including Ângelo Cid Neto, Sanne Clifford, Danielle Dugas, Anja Gallagher, Paula Pinto, Jordi Ribot Thunnissen, and António de Sousa Dias. Visit: http://www.choreolab.eu/spring-2017---lisbon.html
SPAIN: Summer Intensive Creative Dance Workshops “Drawing in the Wild” take place in the open air on a specially built platform and consists of a morning contemporary-based class of 2 hours and an evening creative dance workshop. The workshops will take place from July 17 - 22, July 24 - 29, August 7 - 12, and August 14 - 19, 2017. Visit: www.robertpooledance.com
GERMANY: Choreographers, dancers, and film and multi-media artists from throughout the world are invited to develop new aesthetic approaches and visual languages for choreography and film in a 60 second format. Apply by June 30, 2017 for the 9th International Choreographic Captures Competition. Visit: http://www.jointadventures.net/en/choreographic-captures.html
KOREA: Korea International Modern Dance Competition (KIMDC) is accepting registration from international participants from May 8 - 30, 2017. Visit: http://www.kimdc.org/eng/
Dance Academy (2017)
The movie is the story of Tara Webster (Xenia Goodwin). Destined to become one of the top dancers of her generation, the young performer is set back by a devastating injury. Now, against all odds, she is making a comeback and will soon discover what it really means to define yourself by your dreams.
The dance is choreographed by Australian dance artist Sarah Boulter, who has been working as choreographer on the feature film, creating some prominent scenes that take place at “a crucial point” in the script.
Merce Cunningham: Common Time by Carlos Basualdo, Juliet Bellow, Philip Bither and 14 more, Published by Walker Art Center, 2017
Renowned as both choreographer and dancer, Merce Cunningham (1919 - 2009) transformed postwar culture through collaboration. He also revolutionized dance through his partnerships with the many artists who created costumes, lighting, films and videos, décor, and sound for his choreographic works.
Cunningham, together with partner John Cage, invited those artists to help him rethink what dance could mean, both on the stage and in site-responsive contexts. His notion that movement, sound, and visual art could share a “common time” remains one of the most radical aesthetic models of the 20th century and yielded extraordinary works by dozens of artists and composers, including Charles Atlas, John Cage, Morris Graves, Jasper Johns, Rei Kawakubo, Robert Morris, Gordon Mumma, Bruce Nauman, Ernesto Neto, Pauline Oliveros, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, David Tudor, Stan VanDerBeek, Andy Warhol and La Monte Young, among many others. These collaborations bring to the fore Cunningham’s direct impact upon postwar artistic practice.
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