Open Call for (mid-career) choreographers and dramaturges

Where: Tilburg, The Netherlands

When: 2019-2021

Deadline for applications: 29th of November

DansBrabant is one of the five partners in the cooperation project Micro and Macro Dramaturgies in Dance supported by European Union from the Creative Europe program for 2019-2021.

For this project, we are announcing the first Open Call for Applications to participate in a series of workshops in 2020.

The project provides an opportunity to give artists from five partner countries (the Czech Republic, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Cyprus) the experience of leading European dance dramaturges (Scientific team led by Guy Cools.) Each year selected pairs of artists from each country (a choreographer and their potential dramaturge) attend two 10-day workshops (in spring and autumn.)

Each workshop will include a seminar with the participation of the wider art community and the last workshop in Prague will conclude with a final presentation of the outputs of the whole two-year project open to the general public.

Only professional artists are eligible for the project: mid-career choreographers who feel the need for further professional growth, and (potential) dance dramaturges who want to pursue this profession in the future. Choreographers can sign up together with the selected dramaturge as a pair, but also individually. The same applies to those interested in dance dramaturgy. Interest in exchanging experience in European cooperation and openness to new impulses are crucial.

The selection of creative pairs for the first year of the project will take place in the first week of December 2019 based on an Open Call in each partner country. The workshops will take place in Italy (Polverigi / Anghiari) from 14 – 24 April 2020 and in the Netherlands (Tilburg) in the second half of September 2020.
Next year, workshops will be prepared for the five new creative pairs for spring 2021 in Sweden (Stockholm) and September 2021 in Prague.

The selection process will prioritize choreographers working on a specific new project in 2020 (for the 2nd call in 2021) and the openness by the dramaturge to cooperate on a particular project. Knowledge of English is required.

The workshops will be designed in such a way that each creative pair shares the process of creating their own project – from the initial phase of material collection and research to the implementation of the performance (“micro dramaturgy”). At the same time, the artistic pairs will engage in a discussion on “macro dramaturgy”, depending on the specific local context they are familiar with.

The project is not based on co-production, but on dramaturgical cooperation, discussion or supervision of the whole creative process. A co-production component can only be envisaged where professional conditions comparable to other creative pairs will have to be guaranteed. The project responds mainly to the absence of educational opportunities in the field of dance dramaturgy and offers new experience in the form of international workshops led by experienced people: Guy Cools, Maja Hriešik, Katalin Trencsényi and Anne-Marije van den Bersselaar.

Project partners:
Tanec Praha (CZ) – main coordinator
Anghiari Dance Hub in partnership with Marche Teatro (IT) – partner
DansBrabant (NL) – partner
Dance House Lemesos (CY) – partner
Dansens Hus Stockholm (SE) – partner

How to apply: Terms & conditions of Open Call:
Those interested in participating in the Micro and Macro Dramaturgies in Dance project must guarantee their participation in both workshops in 2020 (14 – 24 April and second half of September 2020) as well as the final event of the project in Prague in mid-September 2021.
Project covers transport to the workshops, accommodation and meals during the workshops and fees.
Together with the filled in application include a brief cover letter in English.

Apply before the 29th of November by sending an email with the information below to annemijn@dansbrabant.nl

First name and surname:
Contact: address, mail, tel…
Interested in participating as: choreographer or dramaturg…
I’m submitting an application by myself or as a pair with….
Motivation of why you want to join this project

Include, in English:
CV emphasizing experience in the field to date
Links to videos or published materials
Information about a project that you planned for 2020 (mandatory for choreographers.)

Free for participants.

Contact details:
For more info & questions: annemijn@dansbrabant.nl

For further information, please visit www.dansbrabant.nl

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