Start for Dance / Residency for young dancers in contemporary dance project supported by ERASMUS +

Partners :

Compagnie Irene K, Eupen, Belgium

CON.COR.D.A/Compagnia Francesca Selva, Siena, Italy

Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Where: Brussels, Belgium

When:24 & 25 March

Deadline for applications: 15 /02/2018

Goals

– To accompany the dancers in the choreographic repertoire of the dance company on an artistic and technical level

– To enhance the knowledge of the dancers about the operating of a dance company in various ways

– To value and to increase the potential of the dancers with the aim of joining a dance company, and more specifically, the Compagnia Francesca Selva and the Compagnie Irene K.

Access conditions

– Open to all dancers between 18 to 25 years of age

– Possess advanced knowledge in contemporary dance

– Have some knowledge in English

Conditions of admissibility of the application

Deadline: 15 /02/2018

Please send us:

– Letter of motivation

–  Curriculum vitae

– Two visuals

– Demo – Link Vimeo/Уoutube, DVD

info@irene-k.be

or by post: Compagnie Irene K, 27 Ancienne Route de Malmedy – 4700 Eupen – Belgique

Selection procedure

All the participants will receive an e-mail of confirmation if their file is acceptable and accepted on February 16th, 2018 at the latest. By February 23rd, 2018, the candidates (max. 30 dancers) selected by the committee will be invited to the audition which will be held March 24th and 25th, 2018 in Brussels (Belgium). The others will be warned of their non-selection.

AUDITION

24 March 2018 at 11 a.m.

25 March 2018 at 11 a.m. for the selected dancers of the first day

Grandstudio Rue de Menin, 29

1080 Bruxelles (Belgium)

The audition will focus on:

* technical training

* workshop contemporary dance

* workshop improvisation

* workshop atelier choreographic

* personal interview

The results will be communicated by e-mail on March 27th, 2018.

Only 12 participants will be selected to participate in the residency’s program.

Residency

The training (2 x 30 days) will be composed of two parts: the theoretical part, on the one hand, will include warming up techniques, study of the company’s recent choreography and repertoire, exchanges with artistic directors and members of the company, two public performances, and workshops on the topic of “management”. The practical part, on the other hand, enables the young dancers to discover the everyday working life of two different companies with their respective artistic identity, cultural context, creative repertoire and functional structure. Training participants will discover tools to manage real-life situations and will develop entrepreneurship skills adapted to the specific needs of the labour market in the world of dance.

“Start for Dance” offers candidates an opportunity to increase their employability and to strengthen their professional development. Throughout the whole training period,

participants will be supported by experts, trainers, and pedagogues from the world of dance and the business management sector.

Moreover, project partners will gather and exchange experience, knowledge and best practice and hopefully, in the end, employ new dancers for their companies.

The selected dancers will benefit from 2 months of residency:

1° Work phase in Eupen, Compagnie Irene K – Belgium: 9 April – 18 May 2018

2° Work phase in Siena, Compagnia Francesca Selva – Italy: 22 May – 16 June 2018

Workshops Maastricht School of Management – The Netherlands: 25/04, 02/05 & 09/05

Financial terms

The Start for Dance project is going to support financially:

– Training program

– Accommodation costs

– Journey Belgium to Italy

– Journeys Belgium to the Netherlands

The dancers will assume personally:

– Food

– Journey at the beginning and at the end of the project

Contact

info@irene-k.be or by post: Compagnie Irene K, 27 Ancienne Route de Malmedy – 4700 Eupen – Belgique

Compagnie Irene K, Eupen, Belgium – www.irene-k.be

CON.COR.D.A/Compagnia Francesca Selva, Siena, Italy – www.francescaselva.com

Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht, The Netherlands – www.msm.nl

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