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Opportunities: CROSS Award (Verbania, Italy) Deadline – 6th september 2019

CROSS Award (Verbania, Italy) from january 2020 Deadline: 6th september 2019 Online Application: http://www.crossproject.it/en/application/ Fee to Participate or Apply: free Description Of Opportunity: LIS Lab Performing Arts – in collaboration with Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo and Ricola. Announces the fifth edition of the ‘Internation CROSS award’ for artists and companies in the field of performing arts and music, with particular attention to productions focused on the close interaction between musical composition and action stage.   With the fifth edition the call renews and changes: 4 projects will be selected for a 16-days residence in Verbania with a fee for the production of € 4.000,00 each.   The award aims to promote investigation and artistic expressions related to the...

Opportunities: Consulting Curator of Experimental Performance (Chicago) Deadline – Rolling application

Consulting Curator of Experimental Performance (Chicago) October 2019 – July 2020 Deadline: Rolling application Online Application: Fee to Participate or Apply: 0 Description Of Opportunity: Consulting Curator of Experimental Performance, UChicago Arts Accepting inquiries on a rolling basis, with review process to begin July 15th, 2019.   The University of Chicago seeks a consulting curator to assist in designing and implementing a new Experimental Performance program that both incubates and presents new work encompassing the full gamut of time-based arts. The consulting curator will aid in launching a new program that doesn’t just intersect with our academic and public programs but helps to transform them. The program is being developed in partnership with, and will build upon,...

Opportunities: Mark Morris Dance Group Men’s Audition (Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA) Deadline –

Mark Morris Dance Group Men's Audition (Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA) August 10-12, 2019 Deadline: Online Application: https://markmorrisdancegroup.org/auditions/ Fee to Participate or Apply: 0 Description Of Opportunity: The Mark Morris Dance Group will hold auditions August 10-12, 2019 for dancers who identify as male for full-time company positions. Auditions are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. We will contact you via email to confirm an appointment time. Audition Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019 Call backs: Sunday, August 11 and Monday, August 12 Location:  Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY How To Apply: https://form.jotform.com/91255931488163 Contact Email:nissa.heman@mmdg.org Website: https://markmorrisdancegroup.org/auditions/ ...

In Performance: Moved by the Motion (Wu Tsang & boychild), Sudden Rise (The Present is Not Enough)

Sudden RiseMoved by the Motion (Wu Tsang & boychild)The Present is Not Enough, HAU1June 28-29 On the curtain of HAU’s proscenium theatre flashes a western archive. Images from a Euro-centric art historical past and present. In the first 30 seconds, we travel over a thousand years in time and find ourselves back in Germany, where Wu Tsang enters the stage to the melodic sounds of Patrick Belago playing the cello. The performance text, which was co-written by and with Fred Moten is spoken with a soft authority. The words are dense but seductive. The type of language that makes you reposition your body to hear more clearly. Visually, Sudden Rise fractures perspectives and casts the theatre into the mirage of shadows. Dark materiality is collaged through time on stage, and the result creat...

Opportunities: Opportunities: Call for Dance Films – POOL 19 (DOCK 11, Berlin) Deadline – July 14th (DOCK 11, Berlin) Deadline – July 14th

Opportunities: Call for Dance Films – POOL 19 (DOCK 11, Berlin) Deadline – July 14th, 2019 Deadline: July 14th Online Application: https://www.pool-festival.de/ Fee to Participate or Apply: 0 € Description Of Opportunity: Submit your dance film for the upcoming edition of POOL – International Dance Film Festival Berlin! POOL 19 presents a selection of fascinating dance film productions from all over the world, making the event a meeting place for creatives in the fields of dance, film, fashion and advertisement. The focus of the festival is on films that not only record dance but create independent filmchoreographies through the intense interplay between dance and cinematic tools like camera and editing. All dancers, choreographers, filmmakers and artists are invited to apply with dance sh...

In Performance: Mamela Nyamza, Black Privilege (The Present is Not Enough)

Black PrivilegeMamela Nyamza The Present is Not Enough, HAU2June 25-26 From a black void emerges the glimpse of a goddess.  Mamela Nyamza, appears perched on top of a bronze wheeled-staircase. Her own bronzed body in the warm light reflects the gold jewelry that adorns her head, ears, wrists and ankles. A second performer, Sello Pesa, catches the eye only a few seconds later when his cumbersome red and black magisterial robes bunch together as he physically pushes Nyanza’s mobile pedestal.   Black Privilege embodies the dark irony of the title’s contradiction. A saturation of iconographic sonography contrasts Nyanza’s subdued choreography. The resulting performance seduces a gaze only to return the bright bite of a hot sun. We squint while bearing witness to her tragic fall from grace...

ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival 2019 (11 July to 11 August)

ImPulsTanz FestivalVienna, Austria11 July – 11 August 2019More Information – https://www.impulstanz.com/en/festivalinfo/ Founded in 1984, ImPulsTanz has developed into one of the largest festivals of contemporary dance and performance worldwide. Each summer, thousands of dancers, choreographers and artists from all over the world come together in Vienna, work together for five weeks and celebrate contemporary dance. ImPulsTanz – that’s performances, workshops, research projects, and the soçial programme. Contemporary dance establishment meets the trendsetting productions of tomorrow, which have found their place at the festival‘s [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series. Every year, ImPulsTanz workshops welcome thousands of participants, beginners, and profess...

In Performance: Burgerz

BurgerzTravis Alabanza HAU Hebbel am Ufer, BerlinJune 28-30, 2019 In 2016, someone threw a burger at Travis Alabanza. The act occurred in public, and in broad daylight; the burger was accompanied by a transphobic slur. In Alabanza’s not-quite-solo performance Burgerz —presented as part of HAU’s festival “The Present is Not Enough: Performing Queer Histories and Futures” — this traumatic event becomes a catalyst for performer and audience to jointly face the violence and aggression to which trans bodies are increasingly subjected in public, and the complicity of the rest of us who (literally and figuratively) stand by and let that violence occur. Burgerz is an urgent response to an urgent situation, a clear and impassioned call for responsibility and recognition. After the assault, Ala...

Opportunities: Open call – START|AS residencies (Rokiskis, Lituania) Deadline – July 10, 2019

Open call – START|AS residencies (Rokiskis, Lituania) September 2-7, 2019 Deadline: July 10, 2019 Online Application: https://forms.gle/VdFRDqC65RtpgBXL8 Fee to Participate or Apply: Free of charge Description Of Opportunity: International Contemporary Art Festival START|AS 2019 – performance artists residency For the third time, the International Contemporary Art Festival START|AS takes part in Rokiškis, Lithuania, organized by the Culture Center of Rokiškis, which is responsible for cultural activities in Rokiškis town and its region. Festival aims to present various contemporary art forms to Rokiškis community, to begin new collaboration among Lithuanian and foreign visual and sound artists, dancers, performers’ and etc. The event will focus on public attention to small town...

In Performance: Markus Öhrn, 3 Episodes of Life (Weiner Festwotchen)

3 Episodes of Life: Episode 1 Markus Öhrn May 31-June 9 Wiener Festwochen 3 Episodes of Life: Episode 1 is a reperformance of the violence and brutality present in so many rehearsal rooms stretched to their most grotesque culminating in an hour long sexual assault that is built on the exploitation of explicit and implicit power dynamics to put a young dancer in humiliating circumstances. In the foyer of the theater there are giant spray painted signs “Fuck the floor” “this is what art looks like” “breath in, breath out you’ve got this”. Later these phrases are repeated in the performance. Before the performance two figures in exaggerated paper mache masks play a work for theremin and piano. We are then ushered into the theater space where the two performers sit on stage in a white box with...

In Performance: Benjamin Verdonck, Leidlein Für Gigi (Weiner Festwotchen)

Liedlein Für Gigi (Songs for Gigi)Benjamin VerdonckJune 6-9 2019Wiener Festwochen A box with strings, two musicians, a voice. Sometimes the most direct path to hope is through simplicity. Inside of a hand made mini theater shapes, colors, and lights dance and flicker. The shapes are all linear, squares, rectangles and triangles, calling to a cityscape. Hidden in the dark, Benjim Verdonk creates moments of practical magic with a delicate virtuosity. The shapes move with a careful and meditative slowness as he relates fragments of conversations he’s had with his youngest daughter around the time of the Paris attacks. Verdonck sent me an English translation of the text that was written in German. Some excerpts are simple, about ponytails and sandwiches with strawberry jam. Some are less simpl...

In Performance: Romeo Castellucci/ Societas, Le Metope del Partenone (Wiener Festwotchen)

Le Metope del Partenone Romeo Castellucci/ Societas June 7-9, 2019 Wiener Festwochen We walk into a blank warehouse, grey floors and off white walls. There are some stains, remnants from earlier performances. A few benches line the sides of the room.  Everyone is clinging to the walls. A woman walks in with stage makeup on. It’s hard to tell at first what the injuries are. With her are three individuals in white lab coats. They help the performer down, add makeup to the wounds and spill blood on the gray floor of the warehouse. So much blood. It streams out from her head in little rivers that wind their way to the audience who has gathered in a clump, straining to see. Some people are pushing through the crowd to get a better look. This is not real, they are telling us with the gesture. Th...