Open Call for Dancers – for Elena Bajo’s Workshop and Public Performance. All levels are welcome, interested in conceptual choreography, embodiment, ecology, plants and dreams.

Where: MATADERO MADRID, Center for Artists in Residence Nave 16, Paseo de la Chopera, 14, 28045 Madrid, Spain

When: November 27, 2021

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2021

OPEN CALL for dancers, all levels are welcome, interested in conceptual choreography, embodiment, ecology, plants and dreams. Following an “*Anarchoreographic Method”, Elena Bajo’s interdisciplinary approach, selected dancers will work with improvised and choreographed movements to be determined before hand in close collaboration with the artist-choreographer, in the context of her ecological project at Matadero Madrid, A Growing Wave Breaks in the Shore of Time (Tomorrow I was a Plant) This project explores plant systems as narrators of their own ecologies from an eco-feminist, non-binary psychoactive perspective, focused on ancestral botanical knowledge, the entheogenic use of medicinal plants, and the history of consciousness, which will materialize in a series of choreographies of body and material elements, performative sculptures and paintings, video and text-poem. Having a Plants Manifesto text as a point of departure, a series of experiments and studies will be proposed that attempt to explore the intersection of ecologies of capital and body movement, chance and muscle memory by implementing elements of disentanglement and affects, as a point of dissidence and disruption on contemporary political choreographies. *Anarchoreographies – non hierarchical trajectories used as a tool to articulate a sense of subjectivity and collectivity and the creation of a space in constant flux.
Selected dancers will start working one-on-one choreographies first in a “virtual” way with the artist and then individual choreographies will be developed into collective choreography during physical presence rehearsal days. It is mandatory that selected dancers should be available for -work in progress -PERFORMANCE DAY: November 27th, 2021 and 4 REHEARSAL DAYS: 2h per day. Date/time of rehearsals to be announced and specified to selected dancers between Nov 15 and Nov 27th
The selected dancers will be provided with a digital copy of video documentation, high resolution digital photos of the public performance –work in progress- and a modest stipend. Their participation will be credited in the official program and promoted in social media. Elena Bajo thanks Matadero Madrid, CRA Center for Artists in Residence, for their support.

To apply, please send by email ASAP a link to a short video of your work (1-3 min), with preference a solo work in progress, your CV and a brief text expressing your specific interest in participating to email:

Payment: Modest Stipendium paid to dancers.

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