Choreographies

Artists-in-residence

2012. CPI – SIDance, Seoul, South Korea

A 6-month artist residency program in Seoul given by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism of South Korea. Four choreographers were invited to collaborate with local artist and also to create a new dance coproduction and to present at Seoul International Dance Festival, the major dance event in South Korea. Invited artists were in 2012: Constantin Georgescu from Romania, Adedayo M. Liadi from Nigeria, Shang-Jen Yuan from Taiwan and Batarita from Hungary.

2010. Hooyong Performing Arts Centre, South Korea

 Hooyong Performing Arts Centre South Korea Artist-in-Residences is a program designed to provide supportive environment for the artists to concentrate on their creative works. Through the program, artists are to strengthen their creativity in association with a variety of artistic elements, and the nature-friendly work space will allow them to solidify their discipline and skill. Hooyong Performing Arts Centre welcomes all the artists with their own philosophical mind and endless passion for the performing arts.

    2010. PLATEFORME, Kagura, Japan

    PLATEFORME is a trans-cultural laboratory intended to enhance knowledge, to further the exchange of ideas, and to cultivate artistic concerns.
    Established in 2008, PLATEFORME provides research facilities and training programs aimed at encouraging investigations for nourishing the field of dance in general, and choreographic composition in particular.
    Workshops, residencies and research programs allow dancers and choreographers the possibility to lay down theoretical grounds and elaborate practical experimentations specific to the choreographic aspects of ritualization observed in the archaic ritual dances of Asia, and their transfer to contemporary choreography.
    From these experiences, establish individual or group projects to develop choreographic tools and methods for making new forms of contemporary dance and/or new forms of ritualized dance.
    PLATEFORME is located in the area of Kamate, in the city of Masuda on the coast of the Japan Sea in Western Shimane Prefecture which has a long history of ancient dances.
    A Franco-Japanese project initiated by the French association Ma To Ma, with support from the National Choreographic Centre of Tours-CCNT/France and the Foundation BNP Paribas/France.

    2008. Uchida Fellowship, Japan Foundation, Japan

    Research work at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio.

    Uchida Fellowship of The Japan Foundation, Budapest, Hungary.

    The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. Part of the Foundation’s broad programming, the Uchida Fellowship strives to strengthen mutual ties in the field of performing arts, and is available to music performers, composers, and specialists in music fields, including dance and theater.

    The Uchida Fellowship recipient will be invited to Japan for up to two months for the purpose of conducting research in the performing arts field.

    2007. Royaumont Foundation, Kagura, France 

    Kagura Workshop at the Royaumont Foundation, Paris, France in 2007.

    The workshop was devoted to Kagura, traditional agrarian dance of Japan, and especially to Iwami Kagura. It was directed by Tadashi Ishikawa and Susan Buirge, choreographer.

    The kagura, ancestor of Noh, are dances directly related to the agrarian cycle that have been maintained for centuries by the village inhabitants. The music is essentially made of chants, flutes and percussion. The dances belong to ceremonies where the relationships between music, gestures and objects are finely codified. They can be a prayer or an entertainment addressed to the divinities. Iwami kagura, dating from the middle of the 19th century, is the last evolution of this ancient form, with both narrative and abstract parts concerning the founding myths of Japan.

    2005. Asia-Europe Foundation, Pointe to Point, 3rd Asia-Europe Dance Forum, Japan

    The 3rd Asia-Europe Dance Forum, `Pointe to Point’, was held from 6th-13th September, 2005 in Tokyo, Japan. The Thinking behind the program branding Pointe to Point is to emphasis the significance of dance as a medium of communication that reflects constantly changing society, thus, raising and articulating issues to encourage cultural dialogue and exchange. Pointe to Point is committed to providing young people a process-oriented platform for creative exchange and dialogue through dance.

    For 2005′s Pointe to Point, 22 young artists from 16 countries; Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Thailand dealt with the theme, “localism” to explore the amalgamation of dance and new media. Each one presented his/her own realities and situation addressing what it meant to be local, employing areas in contemporary dance and through collaborative artistic expression with space design, sound and lighting technology, and interactive photography installation.

    2004. DanceWeb, Austria

    The Enhanced danceWEB Europe Scholarship Program is a 5 week summer residency taking place every year in July – August in Vienna within the frame of ImPulsTanz festival.
    The Scholarship Program offers around 50 young professional dancers and choreographers from mainly European but also from Eastern European and non European countries the possibility to take part in an intense multinational further training program.

    The program focuses on the exchange of ideas and knowledge, not limited by national borders, on concentrated further training, on meeting with internationally renowned artists gathering in Vienna at ImPulsTanz with the aim to orient the career of the participants. In order to achieve both its educational and artistic goals, the Scholarship Program is supervised each year by an artistic coach selected amongst dance personalities who have played a decisive part on an international level in the development of contemporary dance in recent years.

    Over 650 young professional dancers and choreographers from over 70 countries have been part of this program since its creation in 1996.

    2003. Company Ixkizit, France

    The triennial program Chantier en construction/International contemporary dance and artistic forms in creation was initiated in 2001 by IXKIZIT Cie Joel Borges in collaboration with Mains d’Euveres -space for artistic and social innovation- located in Saint-Quen, in order to support young choreographers on an international level.

    In collaboration with French and international cultural structures, IXKIZIT Cie desires to meet young choreographers who are in phase of initiating a project. They defend a personal choreographic project that they wish to develop through research oriented towards new types of performance spaces and new artistic collaborations.

    The residency Chantier en construction favours the birth of autonomous projects, the development of project sin course and encourages experimentation and artistic collaboration. The dynamics of this construction will be furthered by an artistic, administrative and logistic accompaniment.

    During Chantier en construction, cultural actions involving the invited artists will develop spaces of dialogue with the audience and the cultural and social structures of the city of St-Quen and its region.

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