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Opportunities: IMPACT11//An interactive symposium in 3 episodes in 3 days (Germany)

Opportunities: IMPACT11//An interactive symposium in 3 episodes in 3 days (Germany)

Call For Participants:

This is the seventh year in which the interdisciplinary symposium IM PACT has invited artists, practitioners, theoreticians and advanced students in the fields of dance, theatre, performance, visual arts, new media and film to engage critically with the artistic strategies and working methods of progressive guest artists, to test their approaches in practice and to question them with reference to their own background. In this 7th edition, imPACT 11 presents three artistic perspectives that generate humorous, playful and paradoxical possibilities of interacting and dealing with urban, social and political phenomenon using the artistic tools available to them.
The artist La Ribot (ES /CH) develops lively and pernicious dialogues between object and body, image and action at the boundary between performance art
and video art. The films of video artist Phil Collins (GB/DE ) move along the interfacebetween documentation and staging and play expertly with society’s desires: whether through dance-marathons in Ramallah or how fantasies are sold by a TV shopping channel.

Via its virtual ›chat-theatre‹, the architecture collective m7red (AR) brings together experts and lay people from across the globe to discuss ecological and political questions, and develops games as part of preparing for floods and other urban catastrophe scenarios.

During the symposium PACT Zollverein will present two lecture performances by m7red and Phil Collins on Thursday, 27th October, and the performance ›llámame mariachi‹ by La Ribot on Saturday, 29th October.

The working language at the symposium is English.

With the support of the Kunststiftung NRW, there are seven scholarships available for IMPACT 11 covering the symposium fee and hotel costs. Anyone can apply to be considered for a scholarship (see application form). Applicants should submit the application form, their CV and a short letter
of motivation. Applicants are selected on an ongoing basis. The closing date for applications is the 15. September 2011. Symposium fee: 100 €
Included in the fee are the 3-day symposium, 2 lectures, 1 performance and 7 meals.

The application form and further information about the guest artists and programme will be available under:

Please address applications to:
PACT Zollverein | Choreographisches Zentrum NRW
Isa Köhler, Bullmannaue 20a, D-45327 Essen
Fon + 49(0)201.289 47 24, Fax + 49(0)201.289 47 01,

IMPACT11 is sponsored by the The Choreographisches Zentrum NR W GmbH is supported by the Ministry for Families, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Essen. Tanzlandschaft Ruhr is a Kultur Ruhr GmbH project. IMPACT11

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.
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