A.F.I. Program 24/25 – a new contemporary platform
7th July 2024 Bologna
4th August 2024 Berlin
Video audition deadline 5th July
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Where/When:
7th July 2024 Bologna
4th August 2024 Berlin

Art Factory International is a professional intensive training project created by Leggere Strutture Art Factory, a center dedicated to arts and culture in the city of Bologna.
The program focuses on younger dancers ager to broaden and deepen their own technical and artistic training in fields such as dance, choreography and composition.
Art Factory International engages in a training course from October until May, with admission through audition and with focus on projects dealing with research and covering the contours of artistic and technical training.
The project aims at creating a personal formation course where the participant contemplates on constructing and setting in motion the artistic and professional self.
The program involves daily training in classical and contemporary dance through a teaching plan led by artists and teachers, expert in the field and working towards technique strengthening, along with pursuing a higher level of awareness in regard to one’s physical strength and the creative movement.
Moreover, the platform is a host to monthly workshops and seminars, featuring internationally renowned choreographers and artists with focus on widening the attendees’ knowledge and enriching the workshop participants’ experiences, visions and professional competences.
The Art Factory International platform’s trajectory also arranges extra-curricular classes, by sharing several supporting projects organised by Leggere Strutture. The classes will focus on exchange of virtuous practices by drawing from different professionals with the intention of shaping the participant’s personality and competences, as well as broadening the artist’s new training horizons.
This year Art Factory International will open a performative platform within its spaces under the nome of Spazio CRUDO, designed to host projects, previews and work-in-progress by international artists in residency at Leggere Strutture, in addition to accommodating ‘open door’ performances enacted by AFI participants.
CRUDO has been envisioned as a neutral space where sharing and hosting young professional figures is made possible.
A space envisaged at connecting artistic and critic domains, as well as presenting first runs and performance premieres.
During the training period, international in-residence artists will shape their creations with AFI participants, with the pieces premiering at CRUDO space.
The platform’s goal is to form professional figures on tecnical-creative level, specialists capable of setting their own career path, proficient in creating a personal artistic identity able to accrue additional skills, as well as to grow and work in different performative settings.
GUEST ARTISTS
The platform is a host to monthly workshops featuring Internationally renowned choreographers and artists with focus on widening the attendees’ knowledge and enriching the workshop participants’ experiences, visions and professional competences.
WORKSHOPS AND RESIDENCIES
– Jiří Pokorný
Kidd Pivot Improvisation Tools and Crystal Pite Repertoire
– Thierry Guiderdoni
Forsythe Improvisation Technology
– Brigel Gjoka
Forysthe Repertory
– Giovanni di Palma
Marco Goecke Repertory
– Elena Bolelli
Gaga Dancers Workshop
– Rauf Yasit
RubberLegz Workshop
– Jos Baker
ex dancer of Peeping Tom Company
– Eduardo Torroja
Ultima Vez Repertory
– Tomer Navet
Practice INA Sharon Fridman
– Sabrina Gargano
Choreographer and dancer

The program is composed of a:
Training Plan, a weekly platform with daily classical ballet classes, contemporary dance, floorwork, improvisation, contact improvisation, capoeira, urban dance and hip hop.
Furthermore, the program is enriched with additional classes and seminars, for training aspirations and career ambitions, such as
Seminars: creative management tools for dancers Dramaturgy for dancers, Individual management organization, Composition and research skills
Seminars: somatic body and movement
Feldenkrais®, BMC®, Corpo Poetico® Dance & Disability, Osteopathy for dancers and body conditioning
Extra Seminars: Italian classes
More information:
The program develops on daily basis from Monday to Friday from 9am until 3.30pm, including a 45-minute lunch break.
The mornings are usually dedicated to classical ballet or capoeira classes, followed by contemporary dance, floorwork, contact improvisation, choreographic composition, urban dance and hip hop.
In the occasion of the seminars, the courses are fully committed to the subject and are arranged with a full day or a half day schedule.
We have scheduled monthly workshops with international choreographers, the duration of which ranges from 4 days to an intense full week.
The artists’ residencies take up between 2- 3 weeks, with a full-time schedule, giving rise to a presentation open to the public in Art Factory International’s performative space and at CRUDO Festival.

NEXT AUDITIONS:

7th July 2024 Bologna
4th August 2024 Berlin
audition video deadline 5th July

The audition participation is subject to assessment of your application. The audition consists of a ballet and a contemporary dance class, a workshop and a brief individual talk with the staff.

To attend the audition please send, along with the registration form, also your CV and your photos (medium close-up and full length).

How to apply:
– Application form (available on the website)
– updated CV
– 2 photos (medium close-up and full length)
please send to: artfactoryinternational@gmail.com

Contact details:
Art Factory International
Via della Casa Buia 4/A
Bologna 40128 Italy
artfactoryinternational@gmail.com
Audition is free of cost.
For further information, please visit:
https://www.artfactory-international.com

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