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Apply Today: Sarajevo Winter Festival Open Call

Sarajevo Winter Festival Open Call Application Deadline November 15, 2017 Apply Online –> The International SARAJEVO WINTER Festival is a traditional cultural and artistic event taking place in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. XXXIV SARAJEVO WINTER 2018 Festival will be held under the motto “THE OTHER FACE OF THE WORLD – HERITAGE:::FUTURE“. As every year, Festival represent an encounter of artists from all over the world. The International Peace Centre Sarajevo is the organizer of the Festival. The programme consisting of the Theatre plays, Concerts, Movies, Fine Arts Exhibitions, Panel Discussions, Literary Events, Architecture, Video, Programmes presenting cultural heritage and Children Programmes will be presented within the next edition of the Festival.The programmes of ...

DEADLINE TODAY – Tour Your Work

Join Today DEADLINE: October 31, 2017 11:59pm EST We invite you to a part of the Contemporary Performance Almanac 2018, a crowd-funded and open-source overview of contemporary performance created or presented during the 2016/2017 season available for touring now. This is the 5th year and 5th volume of the Almanac. The book will be published in 2018 and mailed to international presenters who are looking to invite touring work. So often presenters do not have access to the work of artists that are outside the touring circuit. Contemporary Performance sees a need to give access to both artists and presenters to find each other and start new working relationships. The book will be a perfect bound 10″ x 7″ paperback book with each artist receiving a black and white image and a full ...

DEADLINE IN 1 DAY – Tour Your Work

Join Today DEADLINE: October 31, 2017 11:59pm EST We invite you to a part of the Contemporary Performance Almanac 2018, a crowd-funded and open-source overview of contemporary performance created or presented during the 2016/2017 season available for touring now. This is the 5th year and 5th volume of the Almanac. The book will be published in 2018 and mailed to international presenters who are looking to invite touring work. So often presenters do not have access to the work of artists that are outside the touring circuit. Contemporary Performance sees a need to give access to both artists and presenters to find each other and start new working relationships. The book will be a perfect bound 10″ x 7″ paperback book with each artist receiving a black and white image and a full ...

DEADLINE IN 2 DAYS! Join the Contemporary Performance Almanac 2018 – Tour Your Work!

Join Today DEADLINE: October 31, 2017 11:59pm EST We invite you to a part of the Contemporary Performance Almanac 2018, a crowd-funded and open-source overview of contemporary performance created or presented during the 2016/2017 season available for touring now. This is the 5th year and 5th volume of the Almanac. The book will be published in 2018 and mailed to international presenters who are looking to invite touring work. So often presenters do not have access to the work of artists that are outside the touring circuit. Contemporary Performance sees a need to give access to both artists and presenters to find each other and start new working relationships. The book will be a perfect bound 10″ x 7″ paperback book with each artist receiving a black and white image and a full ...

Apply Today For A Tuition Free MFA Fellowship in Directing Theater and Contemporary Performance at Carnegie Mellon University

John Wells Fellowship MFA in Directing at Carnegie Mellon University DEADLINE: January 1, 2018 Apply Online –> The School of Drama John Wells Directing Program is a three-year graduate directing MFA. It is designed for directors who wish to expand and develop their skills and join a think tank to envision the future of theater and contemporary performance. The John Wells Directing Fellows are encouraged to think critically and adventurously about their work in a generative environment. The program admits two highly motivated directors as John Wells Fellows each year who demonstrate the ability and drive to articulate their own vision for theater and performance. 
 Directing skills are honed in workshops and performances, as well as through theory, history, and studio classes. CURR...

Open Call: Festival Cumplicidades (Lisbon, Portugal) Deadline: 7th September

Open Call: Festival Cumplicidades  Deadline: 7th September Festival Cumplicidades (Lisbon, Portugal) invites five dancers/choreographers from the Mediterranean region to develop a new international production Cumplicidades – Lisbon International Contemporary Dance is a festival dedicated to dance, contemporary thought, and meetings between creators, culture professionals, and the public. Following the path initiated last year, the next edition of Cumplicidades will continue the focus on the Mediterranean region. The project includes: An artistic residency grant at “Centro Negra” (Blanca, Spain), for one month Mentoring and facilitation provided Abraham Hurtado – Cumplicidades 2018 guest curator – during the creative process Première in March 2018 within Festival Cumplicid...

In Performance: Sasha Waltz & Guests, Kreatur (Tanz im August)

Kreatur Sasha Waltz & Guests Tanz im August, Haus der Berliner Festspiele August 21-24, 2017 Kreatur is an expansive undertaking from the venerable Sasha Waltz, a human origin story of epic proportions packed into just ninety minutes. Vibrating constantly between formal precision and unsettling rupture, Kreatur taps into basic building blocks of life and consciousness, painstakingly building a civilization before our eyes. Bodies are born as if from nothing, appearing pristinely from a sea of haze. Muscular, untamed choreographies emerge in unpredictable spurts. The company of fourteen are attracted to and repelled from one another; build and break alliances; inflict abuse; discover environmental danger, companionship, the erotic. Extended periods of diffuse repetitions are punctuated ...

In Performance: La Ribot (Tanz im August)

Panoramix & Laughing Hole La Ribot Retrospective La Ribot, Tanz im August August 2017 The Spanish choreographer and multidisciplinary artist La Ribot, a pioneer of conceptual dance, is receiving a retrospective at Tanz im August including past work as well as new performances, film screenings, and a gallery installation. I caught two of the remounted works, Laughing Hole (from 2006, created by La Ribot and performed here by Tamara Alegre, Olivia Csiky Trnka, and Ruth Childs), and Panoramix (from 2003, performed by La Ribot), both at the stunning Sophiensæle, a former craftsman’s workshop in Mitte. In Laughing Hole, the four walls of the large space are covered in cardboard signs, each with a short phrase handwritten in Sharpie: “DISTURBING HELP”. “STILL BRUTAL”. “PLEASE DIE”. “CLEAN HO...

In Performance: Trajal Harrell, Caen Amour (Tanz im August)

Caen Amour Trajal Harrell Tanz im August, HAU2 August 17-19 “Hoochie in the front, koochie in the back,” explains the chipper woman who takes the stage early in Caen Amour to walk us through the performance. She is referring to the hoochie-koochie show, a pastiche of so-called “oriental” and “exotic” dance styles that emerged in the U.S. in the early twentieth century, which provides the framework for Trajal Harrell’s piece. Her statement also playfully introduces us to the performance’s bifurcated playing area, created by a flat backdrop (with one doorway and a shadow-play window) cutting across the middle of the space. On one side is the show proper: dancers enter through the doorway, shake and strut their way across the stage, and make a tantalizing exit on the other side of the wall. O...

In Performance: Rudi van der Merwe, Trophée (Tanz im August)

Trophée Rudi van der Merwe Tanz im August, Vierfelderhof August 19-20 The performance space (in this case, a field at the outer edges of the Berlin city limits) becomes a site to be conquered in Rudi van der Merwe’s outdoor Trophée. At one end of the field stands a white picket fence, the audience gathered a short distance behind it. From the faraway trees at the other end of the field, three figures emerge. Their faces are blank, white; they lift their blue hoop skirts to move purposefully, with a regimented directness. Too distant to perceive the details of their actions, all we know for certain is that they are coming closer. Their slow approach instills a visceral unease (augmented by the ominous soundscape, performed live by Béatrice Graf). When we first arrived, the picket fence mere...

In Performance: Lea Moro, FUN! (Tanz im August)

FUN! Lea Moro Tanz im August, HAU2 August 11-13 The title of FUN!, its aggressive capitalization and that emphatic punctuation, reads both as encouraging exhortation (have fun!) and vaguely threatening guarantee (you WILL have fun). It’s an apt encapsulation of a performance that, in its commitment to the relentlessly cheerful aesthetic of the amusement park, takes the spectator on an alternately delightful and infuriating ride. The performance is exhausting, but then, so is having fun. Choreographer Lea Moro (who also performs in the piece) is interested in entertainment as industry, in the codified structures within which we are encouraged and expected to consume the product that is “fun.” FUN! draws inspiration from, and re-performs for our benefit, a parade of familiar cultural diversi...

In Performance: Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Kalakuta Republik (Tanz im August)

Kalakuta Republik Serge Aimé Coulibaly Tanz im August, HAU 1 August 11-12 Kalakuta Republik, by the Burkinabé choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly, takes its name from the residence of the Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, a commune which Kuti declared to be independent of the Nigerian state. The tension between artists and political systems, the contribution of art to popular revolt and perhaps revolution, drives this thrilling, energetic performance. Though the piece draws inspiration from Kuti’s life and work, Coulibaly is not concerned with biographical or historical recreation. Rather he is in choreographic dialogue with Kuti as countercultural leader, asking his own questions about the social responsibility of artists in Africa and around the globe today. At the beginning of th...