Modul-dance experience. By Emma-Cecilia Ajanki from The Mob

Modul-dance offers selected dance artists the time, space and economic structure to develop their work. Modul-dance has decided that the creative processes they encourage artists to embark on consists of four chapters; research, residency, production and last presentation. Each chapter with it’s own structure and economics surrounding them.

I didn’t get to do all modules within modul-dance, but none the less, I kept the form that was suggested to me to create within. The piece The Mob developed through modul-dance is called BABY IT’S YOU NOT ME. Having only premiered the piece less than a month ago, I will try to sit here and contemplate my experiences.

Trailer for Baby it’s you not me from The Mob on Vimeo.

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Modul-dance presence at Malta Festival in Poznań

For more than 20 years, the International Theatre Festival Malta has been a melting pot of traditions, themes and forms. The distinctive feature of the festival is the fusion of concerts of international stars, experimental shows, small projects in the city space and discussions with scholars.

Poznań will host from the 24th of June to the 20th of July a new edition of the Malta Festival, where contemporary dance is always present. A representation of the modul-dance project will be concentrated in a few days of the most innovative choreography. Anne Juren will present Tableaux Vivants (25 June) and Magali Milian and Romuald Luydlin, members of La Zampa their Spekies (27 June). Polish audience will have the chance to discover one of the artists selected in 2012, An Kaler who will perform On Orientations/Untimely Encounters twice in the same day (26 June).

Marie-Caroline Hominal and Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz, modul-dance selected artists, are too part of the programme with other titles, Bat (26 June) and A gesture that is nothing but a threat (28 June), respectively.

All the shows will take place at Stary Browar, home of the Art Stations Foundation Poznań, one of the modul-dance partners.

http://malta-festival.pl/en/

Mala Kline’s “Eden” reviews

Mala Kline_Eden © Damir Zizic 2Mala Kline‘s Eden is getting excellent reviews.

” […] her distinct sense of creating an invisible but firm connection with the auditorium, in which the unhindered flow of energy conditions the main purpose – sensing a common mental and emotional engagement

“Eden is a complex project that in one swipe lucidly explores raw aspects of the subconscious and collective dream images while expressiong the exquisite originality of the author’s ideas and their intriguing realization“.

Read the complete reviews here.

Modul-dance experience. By Leja Jurišić

Summer 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Goran Bogdanovski (Kino Šiška, Slovenia) invited me to present my proposal of a new dance work to dance house partners of the European project modul-dance. He explained me the project and I said yes. The possibility to research, create and tour the piece among the participating houses sounded great. I immediately knew what I want to propose. There was a solo piece I wanted to do for some time now. My debut choreography was a solo, and I felt, that after several collaborative and group projects, the time was right to return to this format. I even had the perfect team in my mind for the work.

The end of September 2010, Lyon, France
Meeting of the representatives of all 22 dance houses participating in the project and artists which were invited to present their proposals. Three Days. During the day we had conferences and in the evenings we watched performances at Lyon Dance Biennial. It was great to meet in person all the artists and all the representatives. The construction and goals of the project were presented. All 22 artists shortly presented their work and proposals. Interesting people. There was a little stage with the screen where we saw mainly videos of performances that artists present. The conference hall with a little stage! The idea of talking from behind the desk didn’t appeal to me very much, as the stage is much more the place, which I know and understand. I decide to do my presentation in a format of presentation- performance. This is what I do and what I do best. Good choice. I got some nice offers for creating my new work. What I liked the most was that after the presentation we (the artists) had our own desks where presenters could come to meet us and to show their interest.

With the feeling of being taken care of as an artist, even kind of belonging, and more, getting offers for creating a new solo piece we flew back to Ljubljana. I felt very sick on the plane. Never happened before. No worries. Read more of this post

The creation of “Home for Broken Turns”. By Ben Duke

We began the creation of Home for Broken Turns at Station Zuid in Tilburg. We had two weeks in their fantastic studio. It was a new group of dancers so it was a time to meet and explore ideas. To begin a process in a residency situation like this is, I find, invaluable. The process of getting to know each other is accelerated when you are removed from your usual environment and living together in a bungalow in the Dutch woods. I had an idea about a group of women waiting for a friend/fellow/outcast to return but those two weeks in Tilburg made it clear to me that this was a piece about a family and the dynamics of that family formed in the Station Zuid studio.

Our second modul-dance residency was more familiar to us. We spent a week at the Place Theatre in London. It was a privilege to have so much time in a theatre space and to work with the technical elements of the show.

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5 modul-dance artists performing in Toulouse

A new edition of the Festival International CDC-Des Migrations will take place in Toulouse very soon. From the 2nd to the 19th April, 17 artists will present their works at one of the 8 venues participating. Its interesting artistic program includes four shows developed under the umbrella of the modul-dance project.

Hooman Sharifi will present Then love was found and set the World on fire. The piece derives its visual expression from the videos posted on the Internet which documented the popular revolts ocurred in Iran in 2009. Magali Milian and Romuald Luydlin will premiere Spekies, an approach to shape and premonition that they lead in the company of a guitar-player and the author of modern detective stories, Caryl Férey. Pausing is the title of the project developed by Ioannis Mandafounis and May Zarhy. It moves between dance and physical movement, imaginary scenarios and slices of reality creating an intimate spectacle. Eugénie Rebetez and her one-woman show entitled Encore blend song, dance and humour to create a unique language. Rebetez goes against trends and performs in a light-veined and cheeky register.

Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz, 2012 modul-dance selected artists, will perform a previous work, Fora de qualquer presente, a disturbing blend of precise writing and choreography which builds progressively using onomatopoeic gestures. In their universe, time goes backwards and the body follows this fleeing motion.

A new modul-dance premiere

A new modul-dance creation will open in two days at Mercat de les Flors. Marcos Morau, modul-dance 2011 selected artist and his company La Veronal, want to make Siena a place where the body is the center of the stage, as a container and deposit the same way that man first became the center of the world in Florence on XIV century. The work engages aesthetically with the election peripheral flash surrounding the body carried on the scene. We will see a steady build-up, a clearly, gradual transformation of bodies on stage.