Open call to join the Moonwalk Project, an itinerant dance laboratory  in nature aimed at exploring the meeting between body and landscape. September 2016 witnessed the first edition of the Moonwalk. 15 artists from 10 different countries and a variety of backgrounds gathered during one moon cycle to walk and explore dance together from The Pyrenees Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea.

Where: from Pyrenees Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea

When: August 17th – September 30th

Deadline for applications: July 12th, 2017

The rhythm of the walk takes us back to other times, of the first men reaching out to the unknown, of pilgrimages ever since and to journeys of the present time. Moonwalk is meant to become a danced reflection on the world and its natural, human-built, symbolic, energetic, psychological or legal borders.

This venture is the opportunity to question through the body, our way of perceiving, of relating to the earth, to nature, to human constructions, to the group. To extract the creating act, the transforming act. To nourish the dance through an immersive journey and invent new pathways of inhabiting the world. To dive into the unknown and the subconscious. Studying, creating and developing from the group dynamic is an important aspect of this project. As a collective, we are together for more than one month interacting and co-habiting using verbal and non verbal communication. Our aim is to find an ecology that allows more harmonious ways between the individual and the group.

This second edition of the project will guide us through the Pyrenees but this time heading west, from High Pyrenees towards the Basque country following the GR10. Dates: Aug. 17th til end of September. Afterwards, we will work together in residency for a week, and a few performing acts  (in Spain and France) with local Basque musicians will be scheduled for the last part.

The guidelines for this moonwalk are to develop and deepen the physicality and poetics of dance in resonance with landscapes, explore how we create and compose using both inner and outer elements, linking, dreaming, and emerging as dances, poems or stories.
Allowing playing a full frame game where all what we are, feel, think, do, is material for creation as well as the relationships between each other, our dreams, memories, visions, emotions.Walk into the unknown and use the way we experience it to be creative.

This year a moonwalk movie will be made  in order to record, heighten and share this unique experience, offering both poetic account and documentation. It will capture the dance in various sceneries, daily insights, interactions, instant compositions and unexpected narratives. Catalan film director Jordi Arque will join us during the whole experience.

This project will take place in the Pyrenees from August 17th until end of September (whole stay required).

There are only 15 spots available to apply e-mail at moonwalkexperience@gmail.com

There is no fee to participate but each participant covers his/her own food / accommodation. We will spend no more than  230 € per person during the whole project.

This project is organised by:

Anis Ouazzani (France), choreographer of “Cie . Merversibles” (www.merversible.com) and dancer.

Ainara Makalilo (Spain), member of La Sangria Discreta and L’Atelier D, butoh dancer and bodyweather practicioner.
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Contact details: moonwalkexperience@gmail.com

For further information, please visit http://moonwalkexperience.wixsite.com/moonwalk

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