PACAP is a training/creation programme geared towards students and professionals in artistic areas, who intend to invest in a period of advanced experimentation, harmonizing it with a theoretical investigation and the exercise of body and movement practices. The participants will have the opportunity to develop a project, working for a certain time on a potential space of content condensation that will promote investigation, creation, and public presentation.

FORUM DANÇA – Lisboa, Portugal

When: 10th September 20188th March 2019 | Mon. – Fri. 10am – 5.30pm.

Deadline for applications: 27th April 2018

Description of opportunity

2nd EditionCuratorship by SOFIA DIAS & VÍTOR RORIZ

“The second edition of PACAP is an invitation to doing because it is in doing that we find ourselves and where our intentions and desires become clear. It is an invitation to failure, because failure is inseparable from doing since there is always something that fails or lacks when we take the risk of making something out of our partial experience of the world. And it is an invitation to vulnerability, to exposure, to putting oneself in danger and to walking along a border, since these are qualities of every place in creation and also of what we intend for PACAP 2.
In this place of creation, we will search for the means to reveal experiences, exploring the tension between form and content, between the universal and the particular, between the personal and the shareable, between subjectivity, discourse and language.
Here there are no expectations of efficiency as the outcome of a process, in the same way that we are suspicious of consensus as a goal. There should always be something that is unbalanced or that simply refuses to fit. Because it is in the flaws and in what is lacking that perception expands and that we leave space for the other. In PACAP 2, being with the other, creating with and from the other, are the premises that allow us to fail loudly and to think differently about the creative process.

With a focus on methodologies of creation and presentation formats, PACAP 2 seeks to stay close to each participant in their research and experimentation of an idea or choreographic material until the moment of its public presentation.

We will test different modes of getting into action and of translating desire into matter. We will favor the relation to what is perhaps most intimate – our imagery – the combination of experiences, readings, images, sensations, and other “things” in effervescence in our mind/body that determines many of our choices when we create. We will explore the interdependence between individual research and modes of relating to an audience: What formats do we choose to present the research? What format does the research point to? And how does the presentation format inform and influence the direction, the dramaturgy, and the methodology of creation?
We will be exposed to the practices and mindsets of an eclectic group of choreographers, directors, set designers, and performers, who share the same kind of curiosity and need to invade and test different modes of doing, thinking, and communicating.
We will be able to work and present the individual and collective projects in different venues (theatres, galleries, ateliers, libraries, rehearsal spaces, black boxes, etc) aiming to expand the relationship with space, time, and the observer. “
Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz

PACAP 2 is a six-month program open to 15 participants who want to develop their formal and technical capacities in a critical context. The program includes individual mentoring by the program curators, research and creation labs, theoretical seminars, residencies, presentations, and access to other resources.
PACAP is divided in two periods. A first period, from September to December 2018, includes research labs and meetings with the guest artists. In the second period, from January to March 2019, participants will research and present their own projects. In each of these periods there will be a series of other activities, routines, and encounters.

Alex Cassal, Christiane Jatahy, Francisco Frazão, Ghost editions, Jared Gradinger, Joana Craveiro, João dos Santos Martins, João Fiadeiro, John Romão, Liliana Coutinho, Miguel Gutierrez, Nadia Lauro, Neil Callaghan, Paulo Pires do Vale, Philipp Gehmacher, Sofia Dias, Thomas Walgrave, Tiago Rodrigues, Vânia Rovisco, Vera Mantero, Vítor Roriz, among others.

Dancers, choreographers, performers and other artists with performance, body and movement practices. Older than 23 (with no upper age limit). The program is open to applications for individual and duet artists.



Participants will be selected by the program curators and Forum Dança directors and will occur in two phases.APPLICATIONS
phase 1
Application should be submitted by e-mail ( by 27th April 2018 and include the following documents:
• Curriculum vitae (maximum two pages, A4, pdf)
• Motivation letter (maximum 400 words, pdf)
• Short project proposal to be developed at PACAP (maximum 400 words, pdf)
• Presentation of previous works (video and/or photos with an online link, as performer or creator)
• Presentation of a work of another artist that influenced you (maximum 400 words, pdf)
• Preferred audition location (Lisbon or Toulouse)
Candidates selected for an audition will be contacted by 4 May 2018.

phase 2
Only for candidates selected in phase 1.
Audition Dates:
Lisbon (PT): 7 and 8 June 2018 – Forum Dança
Toulouse (FR): 16 and 17 June 2018 – CDCN Toulouse Occitanie
Final results: 25 June 2018

Costs for participants

Audition: Free | Registration: 100€ | Payment in full: 1800€; Payment in two instalments: 940€ x 2; Payment in three instalments: 680 x 3

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