CONNECTIONS (2017-19) is a resource provided by Performing Arts Platform in 2017-19 to connect fellow choreographers 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. 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 collaborative opportunities across disciplines and across the region. Each group finishes their residency with a sharing session open to the public. Check out our facebook page for information about up-coming CONNECTIONS events.
PERFORMING ARTS PLATFORM
Performing Arts Platform is a network organisation 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. CONNECTIONS 3.0 is the third part of a three-year strategic project (2017-2019).
WHAT PREVIOUS AIR’S SAY
The availability of the team and the possibility of sharing and getting feedback from outside all the way through the residency were definitely helpful for the inner motivation. The work that Performing Arts does is of very high level. The respect and help for the artists and the art we do is absolutely stunning. – Emanuele Rosa
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
A genuine interest in the arts without any entertaining demands from the audience or any member of the community. I would not only be inclined but I deeply hope to present my work in Aarhus in the future. – Fabio Liberti
I felt really welcomed into the community both by the Performing Arts Platform but also by the openness and connections within the bigger community as such – Theresa Gustavsson
REPORTS FROM 2017 AND 2018
Report from Connections 1.0 in 2017 (8,2 MB) – in Danish
Report from Connections 2.0 in 2018 (13,2 MB) – in Danish
PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
Partners and collaborators include a.o Secret Hotel/Christine Fentz, Mette Aakjær/Wunderland, Digital Media Artist Signe Klejs, Historian Doron Haahr/Aarhushistorier.dk, Visual Artist Christoffer Brekne, Theatre Seachange/Barbara Simonsen, Black Box Dance Company, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, The Animation Workshop, Innovation Lab/CEO Mads Thimmer, Bora Bora – Dance & Visual Theatre, HeadRoom at Aarhus Festuge, REUSE and more.
CONNECTIONS is supported 2017-19 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.