THE RESIDENCY PROGRAM
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.
MEET THE ARTISTS
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 Huotari (FIN). The group is rooted in the hip hip styles Breaking and Popping 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. “In a time of growing virtual space, we as dancers and movers of the physical world, want to investigate the value of the surroundings we inhabit and why it is important. These 3 weeks will be a dancing brainstorm of how the places around us can influence our dance. We will gain knowledge, create material, and open up perspectives of how to work actively with space, and the value of it”.
September 17th – October 11th
Sebastian Pickering (DK/CAN) & Iris Boer (NL). Sebastian and Iris 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. “We wish to integrate the way a still image can spike the imagination of the viewer and play with the expectations of how a scene develops before, after and in between the images themselves. We wish to find out, how the original intentions, associations and atmospheres of photographs can be translated on to stage”.
October 8th – November 1st
Fabio Liberti (DK/IT) & Emanuele Rosa (IT). A newly established collaboration between choreographers/dancers Fabio Liberti (DK/IT) and Emanuele Rosa (IT). 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. “One finds himself outside his own body and individuality. Two entities of the same existing person, unable to communicate between one another. Two different time frames, both caught in the void between past and present. The images hardly seem to belong to the same instant. Thoughts and acts elude the self and become unfamiliar. The project intends to investigate the out-of-the-body- experience through the body itself and explore it within space and time; but also to question the concept of personal unity that the individual identifies with. What if we are not one unit?”.