Modul-dance facts and figures

Modul-dance ended in December 2014. We are pleased to share with you the hard facts and figures regarding the activities of this European cooperation project devoted to support the development of dance art artists.

20 partners
16 European countries
52 selected artists
44 research modules
120 residency modules
53 production modules
346 presentation modules
13 festivals
10 think tank
6 conferences
22 roadshow activities
20 film screenings
63 carte blanche to artists and cultural workers
17 dramaturgic advice
14 partners’ meetings
463 on tour presentations
705 cultural workers directly involved
23.332 modul-dance festivals audience
67.761 spectators of presentations at partners’ venues
150.000 spectators of presentations at other international venues

European exchange happens. Thanks to modul-dance we have established a successful infrastructure where larger – and smaller – scale organisations are able to collaborate for the benefit of artists from all over Europe.

Thanks to everybody who made modul-dance possible!

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Modul-dance final book

After four-years-and-a-half of development, modul-dance arrives to its end. Twenty dancehouses from sixteen countries had the chance to cooperate in a project with the aim to support development, mobility and exchange among dance artists under the umbrella of the European Dancehouse Network.

We are very proud of the work developed in the framework of this project, an example of best practice based on the commitment and the sustainable cooperation of its partners and institutions.

In the project final book we worked to collect, as plural as possible, testimonials by partners and artists participating while addressing many of the key issues that were part and parcel of the project: mobility, community, cooperation, sharing and sustainability at the European level.

Download pdf here.

Modul-dance video documentary

We’re glad to share with you all the documentary about modul-dance produced last November in the framework of the last modul-dance confence Conversations, that took place in Barcelona. The video contains an overview of the confererence as well as the modul-dance experience. Enjoy it!

Europe, an artist’s-eye view: City Guides collection

IMG_4164One of the modul-dance project key elements is the promotion of mobility, so that artists receiving its support follow itineraries across Europe to develop their creative work and present it to different audiences.

Modul-dance presents a collection of modul-dance city guides. Each of the guides in this collection shows a city from the viewpoint of a local artist, who proposes his or her own particular route to artists in transit, seeking to put them in connection with their host city. While these city routes share some basic features, each one is different and in their differences lies a wealth of gazes, aesthetics, approximations to the local and much more. In a word, they form a mirror of the diversity that modul-dance has always fostered. Athens, Barcelona, Bassano del Grappa, Dresden, London, Stockholm, Vienna, Toulouse, Paris and Poznań ready to be discovered.

The ten city guides are available from this link: http://issuu.com/moduldance

Conference and contemporary dance festival at Dansens Hus Stockholm

Engaging Audiences lowDansens Hus Stockholm, modul-dance partner, is organizing the conference “Engaging Audiences” (5-6 December 2013) in the framework of the new festival Dans ❤ Stockholm (4-8 December 2013).

The conference gives an opportunity to get inspired, share ideas and knowledge about how to work with audience engagement. It will focus on the performing arts but will also include other cultural fields, both in the present and in the future. The programme includes an exciting mixture of keynote speakers, workshops, discussions and networking. Read more of this post

SÂLMON< Dance European Talents Upstream. Festival at Mercat de les Flors

salmon_petitaSÂLMON< festival starts its second edition. Mercat de les Flors and Graner remain committed to talent, to creators with new proposals, artists with fresh ideas, European and, sometimes, going against the current. A look at local and international artists in the framework of the artistic residencies offered by Graner, centre for dance creation and the European modul-dance project. A busy programme of events lasting two weeks, with different formats and diverse approaches to the body and movement.

The festival, that will take place from October the 19th to November the 3rd, offers a look at international creations linked to the modul-dance project. Other artists who were in residence at Graner while creating their shows will be presented during SÂLMON

SÂLMON< aims to consolidate itself as a space that gives visibility to different ways of understanding choreography. The festival includes shows, laboratories for professionals, spaces for reflection and spaces for meetings with the public.

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Second part of CoFestival in Ljubljana

Cofestival banner sliderThe second part of CoFestival will take place between 21 and 27 September 2013. This second round of the festival organized by Kino Šiška Ljubljana will be launched by the 3D film PINA by the German cineaste Wim Wenders, a sensitive homage to the unforgettable dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch. The film will be followed by the already traditional FičoDrom, intended for everybody who misses opportunities to dance.

Programme highlights include the first public presentation of Jurij Konjar’s piece Still (23 Sep at 9pm, Kino Šiška), the show Au contraire (based on Jean-Luc Godard) by the prize-winning Geneva-based artist Foofwa d’Imobilité (24 Sep at 9pm, Stara mestna Elektrarna), The Seagull directed by Tomi Janežič and produced by Novi Sad Serbian National Theatre (25 Sep and 26 Sep at 6pm, Kino Šiška). All shows will be followed by artist talks.

The Festival also promises the Vertigo dance workshop run by Eduardo Torroja, a member of the renowned Belgian group Ultima Vez, a research-art project of the Frankfurt-based dancer and choreographer Lili Mihajlović, and visiting artist Antje Pfundtner.

During the festival, the daily programme will be complemented by the festival team joined by many international artists having a go at The Art of Co-Living, a programme running in the Museum of Contemporary Arts as part of the Triennial of Contemporary Art.

For detailed information visit www.cofestival.net.

About the first part of CoFestival.

Opening of the 4th modul-dance conference at Tanzhaus: Joint cooking session

For the opening of the 4th modul-dance conference at Tanzhaus NRW, the chef Pierre-Yves Lamaison and the modul-dance selected artist Coraline Lamaison lead a joint cooking session after selecting some international recipes proposed by the project artists and partners. All the attendees cooperated to get everything ready for dinner. The dinner was celebrated with Antje Pfundtner.

Pictures: © Andreas Endermann.

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Modul-dance festival at Hellerau Dresden

Hellerau festival 2013

This is the second time that HELLERAU-European Center for the Arts will be putting on show the signature styles of up-and-coming European choreographers. The festival will be presenting both finished works and some which are still being created, with lectures, workshops and a wide range of films rounding off the programme.

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4th modul-dance conference at Tanzhaus

4th modul-dance conference
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Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf
4-6 September 2013

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Three years after the EU project modul-dance has started the directors of almost all dance houses from Europe and more than 50 artists and dance companies meet at Tanzhaus NRW in Düsseldorf. The modul-dance conference concentrates at perspectives of networking and internationally based collaborations. Planned as an “open space”, the conference features a program of lectures, thematic discussion panels, lecture demonstrations, presentations, showings and an ongoing forum. The program is completed by evening performances of modul-dance artists, curated by Tanzhaus nrw.

Click on here to discover the complete programme.