CONNECTIONS (2017-2019) is a residency program for emerging professional choreographers based in Denmark in joint residencies with  choreographers based abroad. Throughout their joint program they commit to assist, push, inspire and challenge each other artistically – and to engage with the wider community; scholars, cultural life, business, creative entrepreneurship, educational institutions, etc. Performing Arts Platform’s mission is to facilitate meetings, make connections and create an inspiring framework for these interactions to take place. The participating artists are not expected to produce a finished work during their residency, but to develop material, seek inspiration and explore new methods and new collaborative opportunities across disciplines and across the region. Each group finishes their stay with a final sharing session that is open to the public. Check out our facebook page for information about up-coming CONNECTIONS events.
CONNECTIONS is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Central Denmark Region, Bikubenfonden and the City of Aarhus to contribute to a continuous vibrant and dynamic performing arts sector in the region.


August 28th – September 20th
Amund Lindvang Bentsen (DK/SE) & Theresa Gustavsson (SE) along with Benjamin Skop (DK), Raffael Bender (Ger), Fredrika Burvall (SE) and Maria Hourati (FIN). The group is rooted in street dance and urban culture and seeks to connect to our surroundings through dance. Their residency is the start of a journey exploring our sense of place in the world.
September 17th – October 11th
Sebastian Pickering (DK/CAN) & Iris Boer (NL) have started a new collaboration and will use their residency to make interdisciplinary experiments between photography/still images and choreography/movements. They wish to explore the concepts of time and space; the captured image vs. the moving image and how each of the two triggers imagination – creating a reality of its own. 
October 8th – November 1st
Fabio Liberti (DK/IT) & Emanuele Rosa (IT) is a newly established collaboration. Fabio and Emanuele will use their residency to research, explore and create around a phenomenon called “Depersonalization” – a disturbing experience that can occur to anyone who is subject to temporary anxiety or stress. 


PARTNERS in this year’s residency programme include: Mette Aakjær/Wunderland, historian Doron Haahr/, ARoS, Momu/Moesgaard Museum, Kulturentreprenørerne/Headroom, Godsbanen, filmmaker/visual artist Christoffer Brekne, The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Composer Per-Henrik Mäenpäa,  Black Box Dance Company in Holstebro a.o. 


The Open Call for next year’s CONNECTIONS program will be announced here and on our facebook page in December 2018. So stay tuned! Subscribe to our newsletter or join us on facebook.


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, creative entrepreneurs, business organizations, the university, 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.
Awesome people, crew and expertise there, in touch with and facilitating the artist’s work and network – Birgitte Lundtoft, Augustine Collective
I loved the fact that in the end the project did not have to be ready yet. It gave freedom to try things that needed to be tried but would not have been if such a pressure was imposed from the very beginning – Noora Hannula, The Nordic Beasts
It was a huge privilege to have access to so great facilities and having enough time at hand without a pressure to put our findings into a specific format at the end of the residency – Johanne Merke, dance for plants
Great to meet with experts both from our field as well as another field – working in/with similar departure and interest points – Ayelet Yekutiel, Augustine Collective


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