As every year the Tanzzentrale der Region Nürnberg e.V. is planning to offer Creative Residencies.
"Creative Residencies" Is the artist-in-residence programme of the Tanzzentrale of the Nuremberg Region, Germany which offers national and international dance companies and choreographers the opportunity to conduct a phase of their project under professional conditions in the Tanzzentrale studios. Additionally there is the option to involve independent dancers from the Nuremberg region in the process.
The aim of the residency is to develop and enhance the network between local dance artists and guests from other regions and to support the regional dance scene. To this end residency guests are expected to teach classes within the Tanzzentrale’s professional class programme. At the end of the residency a public showing of the residency result is scheduled.
In 2023 we welcome the following guest artists/collectives:
Kadri Sirel and Antti Uimonen
Guest in June 2023
Kadri Sirel and Antti Uimonen met in their Master's studies in the Netherlands (Home of Performance Practices, ArtEZ University of Arts) and share an approach to movement through somatic work and movement improvisation. Their synergy developed during their studies - also through their shared appreciation of absurdities. Now they work together as a choreographic duo.
For the residency, they are joined by composer Taavi Tulev (Estonia). The collaboration, titled ICE: In Case of Emergency, combines movement research with interactive sound, with the aim of letting the necessary, uncomfortable conversations about climate change develop and unfold.
Karolin Stächele/DAGADA dance
Guest in July 2023
DAGADA dance has been developing full-length productions under the artistic direction of Karolin Stächele (Freiburg i. Br.) since 2014. The works have been shown nationally and internationally in Freiburg, Offenburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Cologne, Basel/Switzerland, Brest/France, Haarlem/Netherlands and Prague/Czech Republic, among others. The repertoire includes solo to group works for theatres (Blackbox) as well as outside, such as clubs, foyers or galleries. DAGADA dance is very interested in giving important social impulses through contemporary dance beyond words. The artistic treatment of current social issues and their new aesthetic presentation, which invites the audience to perceive, reflect and discuss, is an important core point of their work to date. DAGADA dance understands dance as international and intercultural and conveys it as such: participation, co-determination and appreciation are fundamental for the group in the collaboration of contemporary dance artists and amateurs for joint artistic processes.
The residency is designed as a 5-day workshop in which Stächele will conduct research together with 5 professional dancers on the topic of hoarding, the holding on to what has been acquired, including "phantom ownership" as a culturally implemented continuation of feudal power relations (cf. Eva von Redecker). She also uses the time in Nuremberg for a theoretical penetration of current discourses and proposed solutions in social science, philosophy and politics in order to find an exciting artistic starting point and dramaturgical statement within the theme and to work out core questions. Intensive exchange in the form of interviews and conversations with a wide variety of people is another important part of the research.
More info at www.dagada.dance
Guest in September 2023
Smadar Goshen is a choreographer, dancer, dance teacher and member of the Stuttgart Production Centre. As a certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis trainer as well as Gaga teacher, she is intensively engaged with the individual language of movement, which is an important part of her work with the dancers and her creative process. She completed her Bachelor's degree in dance and her Master's degree in choreography at the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance. During her time as a dancer in the JAMD ensemble, she worked with choreographers Idan Cohen, Yosi Berg, Sharon Tzukerman, Ariel Cohen and Sahar Azimi, among others. Born in Israel, she shifted her centre of residence and work to Stuttgart in 2019, where her maternal ancestors were born and raised until 1939.
During the residency, Goshen will work on her solo dance piece Ken | כן. In it, chaos is seen as a fundamental and natural pattern of existence, while highlighting the conflict it involves between organic chaotic patterns and the instinctive human need for systematisation and categorisation. In its search for physical expressions of this conflict, the piece raises questions about general aesthetics and common dosages of information, emotion, exposure and more. Goshen aims to embody chaos not only through its scientific nature but also through its socio-political role, drawing inspiration from events of protests and revolutions in history and current politics. She researches the physicality of chaos that breaks through boundaries and limitations. Chaos that creates evolution instead of repetition. She asks where and how in a single body lies the power of "many".
More info at www.smadargoshen.com
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