One theoretical and two practical opportunities for professionals and students in the field of contemporary dance and performance to take part in “Without Distance” Educational Platform Antistatic Festival. Free for participants.
Where: Sofia, Bulgaria
10–11 May Arnd Wesemann / Writing About Dance
18–21 May Milan Herich / Down By Spiral
15 –17 May Manuel Pelmus / liveness, performativity and movement in dance and exhibition
Deadline for applications: 14th April
WRITING ABOUT DANCE
A seminar with ARND WESEMANN
Journalist and editor of Europe’s leading dance magazine “
– Ways to understand, write and review dance; dual role of dance critics in dance work and review writing;
– Dual role of dance critics in dance work and review writing;
– Purposes and methods of writing dance review;
– Establishment and formation of dance review from historical context.
The seminar is directed towards journalists and critics in the sphere of culture and contemporary arts.
About Arnd Wesemann:
Arnd Wesemann became after his theatre studies, in 1997, an editor of the German-speaking dance magazine “
DOWN BY SPIRAL
A workshop with MILAN HERICH
Milan Herich leads a very physical and playful technique class that challenges the individual and coordinates the collective group. Through repetition, we will build the skills and awareness to move with speed and efficiency. The aim is to alternate between arches and spirals of the body in all directions possibly imagined. The class will start with exercises in which we will work on using the range of the body to discover different movement possibilities, developing into sequences based on the exercises. A full body
About Milan Herich
Born in Slovakia, Milan graduated at the Banska Bystrica Dance Conservatory. Later in 2002, he continued his dance training at the renowned school P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels under the direction of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. He worked with different choreographers and companies like Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Over 19 years already, he has been in continuous collaboration with David Zambrano as an assistant in classes and workshops and as an interpreter in some of his works. Milan created together with David Zambrano “A Solo for Mr.Folk” which they present successfully in Europe and Latin America. Milan Herich is
15 –17 May
A workshop with Manuel Pelmus
The workshop revolves around questions of liveness, performativity and movement in a dance and exhibition context. It aims to address, both practically and theoretically, the current international debate on how the recent “performance turn” of dance and choreography in the arts is invested in contesting late modernist formulations and structures, and how it reevaluates discourses of institutional critique, queer theory, postcolonial theory and relates them to collective memory and writing of history. We will do practical work involving the body and we will relate it to the interests and practices of the participants. Other topics of concern for the workshop are connected to how
About Manuel Pelmuş:
Manuel Pelmuş is a choreographer and artist who lives and works between Oslo and Bucharest. His work has been presented in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions. He has recently had a solo exhibition at Para Site, Hong Kong (2018), and his projects have been shown at Tate Modern Museum, Museum Ludwig Köln, Cologne (2016); Off-Biennale Budapest (2015 and 2017); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2014) and the Romanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2013), amongst others. In 2012, he was awarded the Berlin Art Prize for
How to apply:
You can apply only
Applications from South East Europe are regarded with preference.
The festival covers free entrance at the workshop, accommodation in Sofia and discount tickets for the performances from the festival programme.
To apply for the workshop of interest please send us your CV and short motivational letter.
Without Distance Platform is part of the European project Life Long Burning and organized by Brain Store Project and Nomad Dance Academy Bulgaria, as representatives of the Nomad Dance Academy Network,
For further information, please visit http://antistaticfestival.org/