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CONNECTIONS is a resource provided by Performing Arts Platform in 2017-19 to connect fellow artists in order to create, share artistic practice and explore the potential for future collaboration and production in Aarhus/Central Denmark Region. The program is open to emerging professional choreographers based in Denmark in a joint residency with an international counterpart. Throughout their joint residency they commit to assist, push, inspire and challenge each other artistically – and to engage with the wider community.
MEET THE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2017
THE NORDIC BEASTS: AUGUST 21ST – SEPTEMBER 14TH
Choreographers/dancers Elín Signý Ragnarsdóttir (IS), Noora Hannula (FIN/DK), Sophia Mage (US/DK), 3D animator Belinda Larsen (DK). They will use their residency as a kick-off for the production “The Nordic Beasts vs. the Augmented-Reality Girls – The Final Battle”. A performance where physical theatre/dance meets animation/virtual reality. www.thenordicbeasts.com
AUGUSTINE COLLECTIVE: SEPTEMBER 11TH – OCTOBER 6TH
Choreographers/dancers Birgitte Lundtoft (DK), Or Avishay (IL), Clea Onori (CH), Ayelet Yekutiel (B), Marie Andersson (S), and visual artist Amir Meyer (IL). Augustine Collective will use their residency to further develop material for the performance ”My Piece”. A project that explores different aspects of ownership, authorship and co-creation. www.augustine-collective.com
DANCE FOR PLANTS: OCTOBER 2ND – OCTOBER 25TH
Choreographers/dancers Snorre Jeppe Hansen (DK), Jean Roux (FR), Éloïse Doǧuștan (FR/DK), and guests. They will use their residency to further develop the concept ”Dance for Plants’, in which they explore the relation between humans and plants – between human and other living entities. www.danceforplants.com
CHECK OUT our facebook page for up-coming events including morning briefings, talks, sharing sessions, workshops and drop in classes for dancers and movement practitioners.
CONNECTIONS 2017 happens in collaboration and dialogue with visual artist Signe Klejs, The Animation Workshop Viborg, INNOVATION LAB, dramaturge Tine Voss Ilum, artist duo Jens&Morten, Secret Hotel, Christine Fentz, Black Box Dance Company Holstebro, Dome of Visions a.o. THANK YOU Bora Bora/Peer Maribo, Dadadans/Helle Bach a.o. for the loan of equipment. Much appreciated!
PERFORMING ARTS PLATFORM
PERFORMING ARTS PLATFORM is a network organization for the independent performing arts sector in Aarhus. We are not a production house nor a theatre but a platform that collaborates closely with the whole arts community – including theatres, production houses, entrepreneurs, organizations, faculties, independent artists etc. Performing Arts Platform brings people together, ensures and facilitates knowledge, reaches out and provides framework and visibility for the performing arts community in the region.
CONNECTIONS is a three-year strategic project (2017-2019) supported by the Danish Arts Council, Central Denmark Region, Bikubenfonden and the City of Aarhus to contribute to a continuous vibrant and dynamic performing arts sector in the region.
An Open Call for CONNECTIONS 2.0 (2018) will be announced in autumn 2017.
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