Open call for submissions to the 4th international olo choreography and contemporary music festival Unit Motives, this year focusing on composer Luciano Berio.

Where: Vitruvian Thing, Thessaloniki, Greece

When: March 25-29, 2020

Deadline for applications: November 25, 2019

Die Wolke art group calls, for a fourth consecutive year, choreographers and dancers to its Unit Motives initiative for the creation of solo contemporary dance works on musical works by 20thcentury composers. This year, the event aims to explore the different kinetic and choreographic approaches to the interpretation of works by Luciano Berio.

Applicants will be called to participate with a short solo work of their own choreography and performance, with a duration of 5-12 minutes, under the choreographic direction of Drosia Triantaki, based on a Berio piece. The pieces will be created by means of video exchange, with Die Wolke providing research materials and feedback.

The results will be presented at Vitruvian Thing on March 28 and 29. Works should be adaptable to available space and their stage and lighting requirements should be simple and flexible. The individual works will be arranged and merged into a single performance that will explore contemporary and historical approaches to the work and philosophy of the composer. A video of the individual performances will be given to the participants, free of charge.

The programme cannot cover travel expenses, but can provide invitation letters for the applicants to use with culture authorities, embassies, or other sponsors. Accommodation can be provided for a limited number of participants.

Luciano Berio (1925 – 2003) was an Italian composer, noted for his experimental work as well as his pioneering contributions in electronic music. His success as theorist, conductor, composer, and teacher, placed him among the leading representatives of the musical avant-garde. His style is notable for combining lyric and expressive musical qualities with the most advanced techniques of electronic and aleatory music, and he is also known as the co-founder of the Studio di Fonologia Musicale at Milan Radio.

Free for participants.
Rehearsals: March 25-27
Performance: Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, 20:00 and 22:00

To apply and for further information, please visit https://die-wolke.org/unitmotives

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