SMASH Berlin #9 – three-month intensive training in experimental physical performance –  scholarship opportunities

Where: Berlin, Germany

When: Aug 21 – Nov 10, 2017

Alessio Castellacci, Anna Nowicka, Jared Gradinger, Diego Agulló and Maria F. Scaroni

– 18 participants/2 scholarships
- morning classes/afternoon modules
- mentoring/group research
- practical seminars

Deadline for applications: May 1, 2017

The program starts with an introductory week facilitated by SMASH curator Alessio Castellacci, to foster an inspiring and supportive atmosphere.

The four following modules are divided into daily morning training and afternoon modules.

The morning classes (mon-thu, 2h) are taught by different guest teachers with the purpose of providing a thorough warm up, while introducing the students to a variety of somatic movement approaches.

The four modules (mon–fri, 4h) focus on specific issues of contemporary performance. They are led by international choreographers who share with the group their personal research, vision and methodology with the aim of creating an open environment for artistic experimentation and critical discourse.

Introductory week
Alessio Castellacci
”the synesthetic body
Aug 21 – Aug 25, 2017

module #1
Anna Nowicka
Aug 28 – Sep 15, 2017

module #2
Jared Gradinger
”human gardening”
Sep 18 – Sep 29, 2017
open studio
own research week
Oct 02 – Oct 06, 2017

module #3 
Diego Agulló
”the journey of theory – dancing the problem”
Oct 09 – Oct 27, 2017

module #4
Maria F. Scaroni
Oct 30 – Nov 10, 2017

The final week of each module functions as an integrative space where the participants are invited to push their own artistic practice by developing a performative proposal related to the module’s topic. This process is facilitated and mentored by the module’s teacher.

To apply please complete an online application form at:
Applicants are automatically considered for the scholarships on completion of this form.

Costs: 1600€

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