Open call to join the Moonwalk Project, an itinerant dance laboratory in nature aimed at exploring the meeting between body and landscape. Addressed to artists researching on body and landscape (dancers/sound artists/performers)

Where: Pyrenee of Ariège, France

When: August 29th – September 29th

The Moonwalk Project is an itinerant residency in wild nature where 15 artists (max.) will share different ways to connect with the landscapes we go through. The whole creative process will be built by all the participants.
BE AWARE that this project is self-managed. All participants will make a symbolic financial contribution of 260€ for the whole (food, lodging in refuges, etc).

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 third edition of the project will guide us through the central part of the Pyrenees, from High Pyrenees towards the east, following the GR10.
Afterwards, we will work together in residency for several days (still confirming space)

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 project will take place in the Pyrenees from August 30th until end of September (whole stay required; once we leave, we will not be able to rejoin the group during the period).

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 and expenses during the month. We will spend a minimum of 260 € per person during the whole project.

This project is organised by:
Anis Ouazzani (France), ex-choreographer of “Cie . Merversibles” and dancer.

Ainara Makalilo (Spain), member of la Cie. de TA Soeur, La Sangria Discreta and L’Atelier D, butoh dancer and bodyweather practicioner.

To register, email moonwalkexperience@gmail.com

Costs for participants: A collective minimum of 260€ per person will be asked (food and residency). All extra costs will be at your own expenses.

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

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