Submissions for POOL 15 are possible until july, 1! Send us your dance film for POOL's 9th edition.

Festival: September 10-13 at DOCK 11, Berlin
Deadline: July 1, 2015


POOL is a format for dance films and dance animations and offers space for the mutual exchange of experiences, development, training, and production prospects. It is a platform for films which picture dance not as a simple documentation, but rather create choreographies exclusively for, and with, the camera. POOL focuses on the intense interplay between dance and the techniques of film, exploring the possibilites and boundaries of the genre. In addition, POOL encourages exchange with other creative areas such as fashion, advertising and music.



All dancers, choreographers, film makers and artists are invited to apply with dance short films and dance animations. 
Films should not be longer than 30 minutes and also not only a documentation of a dance piece. The budget of the films or the background of its creators are less important for us.

There is no entry fee.



Applications can be submitted online underwww.pool-festival.de.

Only if your film is chosen for the programme:

  • Filled and signed online application form as scan to info@pool-festival.de
  • 3 digital film stills, minimum 300 dpi
  • Optional:  biography, video testimonies and useful information



The POOL 15 jury will create a film programme from all submissions and select the winner films, the PEARLS 15. PEARLS are the equal winners of POOL – INTERNATIONALE TanzFilmPlattform BERLIN.


Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg

Fon: +49 (30)35120312
Mail: info@pool-festival.de
For further information please visit: : www.pool-festival.de

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We will present a short version of The Wheel Connecting Fingers Company at the EnglishTheatre Berlin for the Festival Expat Expo-

2nd April 2017 from 2pm-

We will be thrilled to share with you this new project--

Here the link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1101704719951797/

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Springback Academy is on the look out for budding dance writers to form the class of 2017!  This will be the fourth year that the Academy will be bringing a group of aspiring writers to Aarhus, Denmark for Spring Forward Festival, where they will watch and review selected performances, participate in lively dance debates and receive mentorship from some of the best professional dance writers in the business.  For full information on Springback Academy and how to apply, please click here

Deadline 27th February 2017

Springback Info and Requirements

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Screening: September 10-13, 2015 at DOCK 11, Berlin
Extended Deadline: July 15, 2015

Applications for POOL 15 under www.pool-festival.de

POOL is a festival for dance film and dance animation film 
and offers space for the mutual exchange of experiences, development, training, and production prospects. 
Every year POOL presents a selection of fascinating dance film productions from all over the world, 
which makes the event a meeting place for creative people involved in the fields of dance, film, fashion and advertisement.


All dancers, choreographers, film makers and artists are invited to apply with dance short films and dance animations. 

Films should not be longer than 30 minutes and also not only a documentation of a dance piece.
The budget of the films or the background of its creators are less important for us.

Applications can be submitted online.

- Preview link for the jury (can be insert into the
online application form)

Only if your film is chosen for the programme:

- Filled and signed online application form as scan to info@pool-festival.de

- 3 digital film stills, minimum 300 dpi

- Optional: biography, video testimonies and useful information

The POOL 15 jury will create a film programme from all submissions and select the winner films, the PEARLS 15.
PEARLS are the equal winners of POOL – INTERNATIONALES TanzFilmFestival BERLIN.

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When I dance at Rollout Dance FIlm Festival in the World Competition

After the opening with Mr Gaga,

When I dance will have a Premiere in Macao
Rollout Dance Film Festival/ World Competition 18th December 2016 Icentre Macao





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The VI Contemporary Dance and Performing Arts Festival will take place from the 2nd to the 6th of September 2015.

The festival is conceived as an annual meeting where artists and amateurs interested in Contemporary Dance and Performing Arts gather together to create, interact, attend performances and take part in high quality workshops.

Dancers, performers and amateurs will stay for 5 days together again in the Natural Park Cabo de Gata, Almería,

Nature, culture and creation will merge again in this breathtaking landmark in the south-east of Spain.

Programme Costa Contemporánea 2015

This year the festival offers 4 workshops in contemporary dance and performing arts led by Spanish and international well-known teachers :

– Guillermo Weickert (Weickert Cia)

– María Muñoz y Pep Ramis (Mal Pelo)

– Alexis Fernández y Caterina Valera ( La Macana)

– Elías Aguirre Imbernón

Morning Workshops will be in charge of Guillermo Weickert and María Muñoz & Pep Ramis (Mal Pelo). Guillermo Weickert offers his experience in contemporary dance and physical theatre, which he has developped in a physical vocabulary of his own. Mal Pelo has been developed its own artistic language through the movement, incorporating the theatricality with the creation of dramatic arts that include the word. They offer their experience as a creative group characterized by a shared responsibility, which has given like result more than 25 performances.

Afternoons will be dedicated to research, interaction and experimentation in connection with nature. Elías Aguirre will work on the physicality and theanimality, getting the inspiration from nature. La Macana will explore the inner tools to control your actions and emotions, using all your potential and being aware of it to redirect it in a performatic way.

Performances, pieces and artists confirmed:

The festival will hold its opening gala on the 2nd of September 2015, when the three finalists of the II Choreography Contest Mujer Contemporánea will perform their pieces and the jury and the audience will decide on the winner.

The next three days will be the time to enjoy the works of experienced and well-known artists as well those of emerging artists.:

3rd September: Variety Show Night

Ana Cembrero, Lost Archive (Valencia). Videodance

Nicolas Rambaud, ¡Valgo? (Madrid). Dance

Irene de Paz, The skein, (Madrid/ Almería), Contemporary Circus

Elías Aguirre, Longfade (Madrid). Dance

4th September: My great Night

Francisco Córdova & Kiko López, Postskriptum (Barcelona). Dance

María Muñoz, Bach (Barcelona). Dance

Alberto Cortés + María del Mar Suárez, Mariché López. Omar Janaan, Yo antes era mejor (Málaga). Flamenco-theatre

5th September: Dance Fever

Guillermo Weickert, non defined yet (Sevilla). Dance

Alexis Fernández y Caterina Varela (La Macana), Ven (Galicia). Dance

Poliana Lima + Lucia Marote, Stefano Fabris, Aitor Galán, Ángel Perabá, VidAL Marina Santo, Atávico (Madrid). Dance

Smantik, screening “II Costa Contemporánea” (Melilla). Videodance

Jam Session, Dance

VI Costa Contemporánea: 2 – 6 Sept 2015
Pack – Price: 385 euros
It includes:
– 4 workshops
– Entrance to all shows
– Accommodation from 2nd to 6th September and full board

More information: info@costacontemporanea.es

The entrance fees for the shows outside the pack:
II Contest Contemporary Women -Award Gala – 6 /*4 €
Variety Show Night – 8 / *6€
My great Night – 10 /* 8 €
Dance Fever – 10 / *8 €

*Discount: Unemployed people, children 5-10 years old.
Free entrance for 4 years old children and younger.

Web: http://costacontemporanea.es/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/costacontemporanea

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoContemporanea

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CostaContemporanea/videos

Email: info@costacontemporanea.es

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Between the Seas Festival accepts submissions for its 5th edition

(September 7-13 2015 at the Wild Project, New York).

Between the Seas, New York City's only international Mediterranean performing arts festival, is currently accepting submissions for its 5th edition, scheduled to take place in Manhattan's Wild Project theater, from Sept 7-13 in 2015. Artists of the Mediterranean and Mediterranean diaspora as well as artists with a working interest in the region, collaborations between non-Mediterranean and Mediterranean artists, are all invited to apply.

Curated by Aktina Stathaki, the festival boasts a highly eclectic and daring programming that has so far included established and upcoming artists from Greece, Israel, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and beyond. Some of the artists that have been presented at Between the Seas are: Malika Zarra, Nejla Yatkin, Korhan Basaran, Pedro Gomes, Rachel Erdos, Ido Tadmor, Elias Aguirre, Esteve Soler, Yiannis Mavritsakis, The Arab-Hebrew Theater of Jaffa, Mancopy Dansekompagni and more.

This year the festival will accept submissions in 3 different categories: young artists/new works, dedicated to emerging artists and performance in-development; main program, that will present more established companies; and new plays intended for stage readings. Submission guidelines can be accessed here. The deadline for submissions has been extended to February 5, 2015. Submissions and inquiries should be sent to: betweentheseasfestival@gmail.com. For more information visit: www.betweentheseas.org.

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Between the Seas Festival in New York City,

July 21st- 27th 2014

at the Wild Project (195 East 3rd str.)



Join us in celebrating contemporary Mediterranean culture in NYC!

Between the Seas Festival, New York City's only international Mediterranean festival, is inviting submissions for its fourth edition (July 21st to July 27th at the Wild Project)

We are looking for full and short length works, fully developed or works in progress, original or previously presented, in the fields of theater, dance and music by artists of the Mediterranean and Mediterranean diaspora. Selected applicants will perform alongside a group of curated artists in a total of approximately 15 different performances during one week. Some of the themes that the works may address are:

  • Mediterranean identity/ies: Works that explore or are inspired by life, identities and histories in or across Mediterranean societies

  • Living in-between: Works exploring or inspired by diasporic Mediterranean identities

  • Contemporary works and adaptations; Performances of existing and new works by contemporary Mediterranean playwrights/choreographers/composers. Adaptations or new interpretations of the classics in ways that highlight contemporary Mediterranean realities or explore new aesthetics; original works showcasing techniques, interests and interpretive models emerging in the Mediterranean region.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit

  • A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the festival

  • A detailed project description (not longer than 3 pages). Make sure to specify your technical needs. We strongly advise that you keep your technical requirements very simple as all performances will be staged in the same theater space using the general festival lighting plot. Make sure to check the theater space and its technical specs to determine if it meets the needs of your work: www.thewildproject.com

  • Work samples. These may include: videos and photos of past work or of previous presentations of the proposed project; script (please send us the full script); reviews and press clippings of your show.

  • Resumes of the primary artists involved and company information

  • A non-refundable application fee of $40 [USD]. The application fee can be paid online on our website or by check payable to “Between the Seas Theater Productions LLC” and mailed to c/o Aktina Stathaki, 152 W131st str New York NY 10027. Make sure to write “BTS application fee” on the memo line.

The new deadline for applications is February 10th 2014. Application materials can be emailed to betweentheseasfestival@gmail.com (please indicate “BTS PERFORMANCE submission” in the subject line) or sent by mail to the following address: c/o Aktina Stathaki 152 West 131st street #1 New York NY 10027. Please review the full submission and selection guidelines on our website before submitting.

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SÂLMON< 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. The Loose Collective will open the festival with a concert-performance about the Old Testament. 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.

More information: www.salmon-dance.com

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Submit your dance film to POOL 13 - INTERNATIONALE TanzFilmPlattform BERLIN until July, 4th



POOL is a recurring format for dance- and animationfilm.The aim is to create a platform for dancers, choreographers, directors, artists, organizers and other interested people. POOL offers space for a mutual exchange of experiences, developing and advanced training, and presentations prospects. It`s a platform for those kinds of films, which picture dance not as a simple documentation, but more as a creative piece of art, using cuts and several other techniques for creation. We also like films which include every kind of non-dance movement in choreography. Moreover biographies of creators are less important or whether it`s a high or low budget film.

Screening: september 9-15 2013 at Dock11, Berlin, Germany

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Second part of CoFestival in Ljubljana

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The 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.

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Modul-dance festival at Hellerau

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.


The modul-dance projects programmed are:

Marcos Morau/La Veronal, Siena. 13/9/13 - 14/9/13

A woman looks at a Titian painting. A man stands at the door watching the woman look at the paiting. Who sees whom? What is art and how do we look at art? Siena investigates the constant human need for self-observation.

Agata Maszkiewicz, Duel. Work-in-progress showing. 13/9/13 - 14/9/13

Imagine a world in which every conflict is resolved as a duel; every argument is a matter of life and death; every presidential candidate puts their life at risk. In Duel, two dancers face one another and act out a series of confrontations.

Marie-Caroline Hominal, Froufrou. Work-in-progress showing. 19/9/13

The works of Marie-Caroline Hominal revolve around ideas of identity, transformation and anonymity. Her new project Froufrou investigates multiple identities and the question of how these identities are revealed and passed from one person to another.

Patricia Apergi/Aerites Dance Company, Planites. 20/9/13 - 21/9/13

The collective mind and body of the city provides the raw materials for the this work. Here, these elements have been re-evaluated so that the concept of wandering aimlessly in the streets (drifting) also applies to strangers, immigrants, people who travel for pleasure or because they have no other choice. This is a very physical dance, full of emotion.

The modul-dance artists Antje Pfundtner and Marie-Caroline Hominal will be also performing Tim Acy and BAT. The programme also includes two days of ShortDanceFilms sessions curated by Núria Font-NU2's.

Detailed programm at www.hellerau.org.

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Open Call: CYNETART Competition 2014


Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau (DE) announces CYNETART Competition 2014.

Young media artists, artist collectives, creatives and scientists working in the field of new media are invited to hand in their projects. 

The CYNETART Competition is held every two years and comprises the Grant and the Artist-in-Residence Grant from the Saxon State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts, the CYNETART Award in cooperation with HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts and the CYNETART ARTE Creative Commission. With a total value of about 30,000EUR the CYNETART Competition is considered as one of Europe's most prestigious awards in the fiel of media art.

The winning projects will be presented within "CYNETART – 18th international festival for computer based art and transdisciplinary media projects" taking place from 13th to 19th November 2014 at Festspielhaus Hellerau in Dresden, Germany.

Deadline: 15th March 2014

Further information and application: http://www.cynetart.de/cfp/2014/

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Panorama Aumentado |Augmented Panorama is a dance-tech.tv Augmented Reality Experience Lab @ Festival Panorama 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Panorama Aumentado creates a hidden media landscape that grows as the festival happens.

Use your smart phones to discover geolocated videos of performances and interviews with the dancetrchtvARapp on festival program, banners, posters, logos the facades of the theaters.

The lab explores the intersection of online video journalism and Augmented Reality technology, creating a mobile media experience during the festival. The lab works a hub to share with the community new ways of media production, distributions and interfacing. It explores potential of mobile augmented reality  technology to intervene and augment the festival  with digital content.

The audience uses smart phones or tablets to scan programs and posters of the festival  and theater facades to discover video layers with performance excepts, artists interviews and other contents created by a team of volunteers from the local community.




How does Panorama Aumentado work?

It uses a free Augmented Reality app of dance-tech.tv and it allows the user to discover video layers on printed material and building facades. It also allows the user to create their own AR geolocated content.

12249543880?profile=originalUse dancetechtvARapp available for FREE for apple and android devices.
Download for IOS devices: iPhone, IPad, Ipod
Download for Android devices

It combines an image recognition engine and geolocation.

The dance-tech.tv AR app is designed to be used mostly in the contexts of arts festivals and older events to augment printed programs and posters with video layers of the artists involved in the festivals and with video content created in the festivals by the dance-tech.tv team. It may also be used for some urban games and performances with the geolocation feature.

The dance-tech.tv AR app makes image and location a site for multimedia performance experimentation.



1.-Download  dancetechtvARapp for free, install and run it.  

Download for IOS devices: iPhone, IPad, Ipod
Download for Android devices

2.-Tap on information icon (I) in the bottom right of the screen and read detailed guidelines on how to use this app for making location auras and also create your own AR channel.


Where to see the content?

Augmented Printed Program

Point the device to images of the Festival Panorama 2012 main program, names of artists and logos.


Tap on the video layer to make fullscreen and single tap to go to the url to watch the full video.

Video demo over the Augmented Program at Festival Panorama 2012!

Panorama Aumentado| Installation

This video shows the installation running at the festival center (Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro), where the visitors change pieces of the printed program and scan them with an iPhone and iPad running the dancetechtvARapp connected to an LCD screen and discover the trailers of the pieces and interviews. The app then, recognizes the image and plays a video layer on it. All the images of the program and logos are augmented with video content. Combines social media journalism, interactive media and augmented reality technology.


Geolocated Videos on facades of Theaters and big posters:

You can  use the app to scan the facades of the main festival venues  and banners to see video trailer of upcoming events. 

Scan the big banner in front go there Teatro Joao Caetano and Carlos Gomes and you will see the trailers of the upcoming show or the festival:




I you are near of AR geolocated augmented reality content  you will see several icons on the bottom part of the viewer.

See screenshot  from app when you are close to the Teatro Joao Caetano. Tap on the icons to get more information about the AR location and the image hint.




Panorama Aumentado

The Lab/workshop

The project offers a workshop to explore social media video production and augmented reality. The lab participants video and edit using portable devices and an online tools to produce a collinear documentation of what happens at the theaters and other venues and its headquarters are the Center of the Festival. In generates a sustainable exchange from the festival and volunteers of the community.


Team for Panorama Aumentado @ Festival Panorama 2012:

Julia Alapenha

Paula Beatriz Dantas

Maria Ricilena Santos

Rita Lins de Mello

Karine de Bacco

Luiz Guilherme Guerrreiro

Bia Paes

Images from Panorama Aumentado workshop:

Screenshots of app augmenting programs and building facades:


Send us questions, feedback and screenshots of the app working to marlon@dance-tech.net



Use the app to scan from this screen the following images and see media from the festival:


Festival Panorama 2012 logo


Ana Borralho & João Galante    


Cena 11


Meg Stuart | Damaged Goods

You can also scan the images from the program pdf:

Festival Panorama 2012 program as .pdf

More in dancetechtv augmented reality app


Panorama Aumentado was conceived by Marlon Barrios Solano as a collaboration between dance-tech.tv and Festival Panorama 2012.

Thanks to: ACCAD – The Advanced Computer Center for Arts and Design from the Ohio State University (USA) and DanceDigitalUK.
The dancetechtvARapp is powered by Aurasma (UK)

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re:PLAY 2013 in Imphal, Manipur

12249541700?profile=originalThe screening of the two part film OLYMPIA directed by Leni Riefenstahl in 1936 made the women in re:PLAY 1913's audience to acknowledge the power of the female gaze. How often do we see evidence of that? Riefenstahl's exquisite framing of superb bodies in action, rhythmic editing, and the surreal dance film at the close of the diving sequence makes OLYMPIA a natural for a sports and dance film festival. Since Manipur had not largely been affected by the atrocities of WWII, the students openly studied the merits of this masterpiece without fear of condoning the motivations of its producer, Hitler. Sadly, this FESTIVAL OF BEAUTY, as the second part of the film is called, had no impact on the monster, nor has there been another film on an equivalent scale that celebrates the glories of athleticism and young graceful bodies united in a peaceful purpose.


New York based Somi Roy founded the film festival and workshop re:PLAY three years ago at the invitation of  the Governor of Imphal, Manipur. Known for its prowess in sports and dance, Manipur theoretically has an audience ready to embrace a sports and dance film festival, the only one in the world. When he first got the invitation, Somi asked me to curate the festival as we had gotten to know each other when Joanna Ney and I showed in Dance On Camera Festival, ISHANOU, a trance inducing feature written by Somi's mother that is still the only Manipur film to have been invited to Cannes.

For the first time, my schedule allowed me to attend the festival in 2013, lead the discussions and workshop on film appreciation and criticism12249542681?profile=original which opened every day with a dance class. Never having been to Asia or India, I was unsure what to expect of the audience, students, the country, facilities. A stop in Delhi had a dizzying affect so that flying into Imphal, Manipur which is surrounded by mountains was a relief and promised more green, less people, less smog, more calm. Indeed it offers more green, but as much stimulation! The festival screenings for the public were delayed to a date still to be set because a Naga guerilla assaulted a Manipuri film actress, whereas the screenings for the 100 workshop participants and the workshops continued as scheduled.

In my workshop, I was instructed by Somi to spur the growth of criticism in a culture where everyone is an artist and no one a critic. Besides exploring the various ways we could work to instigate a critical forum for the nurturing of Manipur films, we watched and discussed 5 videos made by the students: a martial arts feature, documentary short on a reformed terrorist, amusing commercial and short documentary, and a short travelogue on Andro, made on a lark.  I found this unambitious film by Nelson Elangbam so appealing, I won a trip with him to see this mountain village12249543093?profile=original that makes a vodka that I found tastier than Ketel One. And I am a Ketel One fan! 

The offerings this year beside OLYMPIA included LATCHO DROM, Tony Gatlif's tale of the gypsies in 9 countries, a program of Dutch filmmaker Clara van Gool's shorts, THE LAST TIGHTROPE DANCER OF ARMENIA, MAO'S LAST DANCER, and DANCE OF DARKNESS, chosen because Somi had indicated the people of Manipur are eager to learn more about the dance from their Asian neighbors.


DANCE OF DARKNESS, shown at right, is one such poetic documentary on the Japanese art Butoh by Edin Velez created in 1989, provoked, disturbed, and intrigued the students. One woman warned that the film should not be shown, without warning families that the images could be disturbing to children.

Quite apart from the Bollywood style, and the violence of Butoh is the traditional dance of Manipur, more of a Tibetan-Burmese culture than Indian. Among my students was a dancer on her way to earn a Phd who informed me that you have to move a figure eight around your heart when you dance the traditional Manipurean dance. "That way, your dance will be graceful." 

In addition to my workshop, Iben Trino-Molenkamp and Alexandra Viets led their own workshops so that all the students joined for the screenings and fruitful discussions. Somi who knows how to sustain an atmosphere of intense investigation and awareness is to be applauded for his leadership of this fascinating festival.

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InShadow Festival ~ CALL FOR ENTRIES

InShadow Festival welcomes works in the genres videodance, documentary, performance (solos) and

installation, running for a total of 9 awards attributed by 6 juries. 5th InShadow - International

Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies runs from 29th November to 7th December

2013 at São Luiz Teatro Municipal and other theatres, museums, galleries and other venues in Lisbon.


Check here the call forentries and find how to submit your work. 

Submission is FREE OF CHARGE!

We're looking forward to receive your works :)


InShadow Festival is on Facebook. 

Join us and spread the word!

A little token - last edition's spot here.


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Both WDA members and non-members are invited to submit proposals for presenting dance works in performance, presenting scholarly research, holding a panel discussion, conducting a class, or leading choreographic labs.

With Evolve + Involve: Dance as a Moving Question… as the focal point of the event, WDA-A encourages broad investigations into the following questions: How is dance evolving in the 21st century? How are we as artists, educators, and researchers engaged with these emerging developments? With whom and how will we be involved as new practices emerge? How might these new engagements and involvements open further questions for dance’s future? With these questions in mind, we urge participants to propose new possibilities for the many different modes of presenting, experiencing, producing, and teaching dance. Proposals need not be limited to or by the Conference and Festival’s theme, which should be considered as a catalyst for discussion rather than a restraint.

World Dance Alliance – Americas (WDA-A) is delighted to announce our 2013 Conference and Festival will be held July 29 – August 4, 2013 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada. This event is hosted by WDA-A in conjunction with the 2013 Dance Critics Association Conference with support from Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance, University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Department, and the Dance Centre.

For more information or to submit a proposal, visit: www.wda-americas.net/conference

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BADco. and steirischer herbst festival invite you to a discussion in

the framework of "

Truth is concrete" -


a 24/7 marathon camp on artistic strategies in politics and political strategies in art

*Commoning the space* - Interventions, interpellations, strategies

26.09.2012 11:00-13:00 @ White Box, Opernring 7, Graz, Austria

Hosted by BADco.'s Goran Sergej Pristas (HR) & Tomislav Medak (HR)

With: Vjekoslav Gasparovic / pulska grupa (HR), Ana Dzokic & Marc

Neelen / STEALTH.unlimited (NL/SRB), Slaven Tolj (HR)

Recently, space - in its various concretions and manifestations - has become the fulcrum of social contestation: occupations of squares, streets, campuses. Encampments against gentrifications,

privatisations, commodifications. Test sites for new social

compositions, new forms of solidarity, new political openings. The

space is both the metonymy and the actual site where the processes of

capitalist capture of collective means of existence and secondary

exploitation of intense sociality materialise.

"Commoning the Space" presents and debates the strategies that the

cultural activists - artists, cultural workers, architects, students,

etc. - are employing to make those processes manifest, to bring the

spaces of antagonism to public attention and to mobilise a public

around them.

Starting from the experiences of struggle for the common, the

contributors will discuss ways to create a space in common,

interpellate a public around it, sustain new forms of social

organisation that come to inhabit it, scale and explode its

transformative momentum beyond its here and now.

More about "Truth is concrete":


More about steirischer herbst festival:


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Massachusetts Dance Festivals 2011

12249524701?profile=originalMassachusetts Dance Festival kicks off its second year of full day weekend education workshops and performances on August 13th and 14th at Boston University’s Dance Studio Theater and August 27th and 28th at UMass Amherst’s Bowker Auditorium and Totman Gymnasium Theater, capturing audiences east to west. (http://www.massdancefestival.org


A non-profit organization formed in 2008 by dedicated Massachusetts dance professionals and activists, MDF strives to “successfully establish dance artistically, financially and operationally, throughout the state,” while simultaneously “providing a rich education for youth (that) promotes cultural understanding and tolerance.” 


MDF stands apart from the wide assortment of other dance festivals by actually paying dance performers and educators, who have professionally studied and performed locally, nationally, and internationally, with heralded persons and institutions such as: Agnes deMille, Alvin Ailey, Anna Sokolow, Boston Ballet, Brenda Bufalino, Chet Walker, Leonide Massine, Jimmy Locust, Josh Hilberman, Jacobs Pillow, Matt Mattox, National Ballet Senegal, and Stuttgart Ballet, among others.


Invigorating the performance art genre called “dance” is no easy task, yet this two-pronged approach that reaches hundreds of dance enthusiasts from all geographic locations, ethnic and cultural diversities, and complementary levels of dance ability – from absolute beginners to full-fledged professional company members – has proved a successful platform. Businesses, educational, cultural, travel, and arts institutions, as well as dance industry vendors, students, and audiences, have joined the cause.


This year’s performance line up for both days evenly distributes outstanding works from Massachusetts-based modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop and world dance companies, for the widest audience viewing pleasure. Here are some highlights:


* BoSoma Dance, founded by Irada Djelassi and Katherine Hooper in 2003, stretches every boundary of human physicality and musicality, through high intensity, paradoxical twists, turns, leaps, and rapid spatial changes that thrill audiences, consistently.  “BoSoma Dance Company was founded upon the belief that dance should be an accessible art form, transcending borders of social background and cultures; it collaborates with local musicians and visual artists with the intent of reaching out to audiences of different artistic mediums.” (http://www.bosoma.org/bosoma)


* Boston Dance Company, a Cambridge-based non-profit organization founded in 1992 by James Reardon and Clyde Nantais, both exemplary dancers and master educators from the Boston Ballet and Boston Conservatory, trains young dancers in “classical balllets, Balanchine ballets, reconstructed historic works, 20th century masterpieces, and new works by emerging local choreographers specifically commissioned for BDC.” BDC also produces full-length annual Nutcracker performances and family-orientedSpring productions (http://www.bostondancecompany.net).


* Chaos Theory Dance, founded by Billbob Brown in 1999, derives its name “from the science of complexity, which finds meaningful patterns in apparently unpredictable systems, such as weather, clouds, traffic, and social groups … finding balance between highly ordered movement, and moments that go as wildly out of control as possible.”  Cosmically and personally embracing, CTD “delights audiences with stunning lifts and belly-slapping laughs … warming hearts and inspiring souls … (through) movement that borrows from all genres -  modern dance to jazz, tap, ballroom, and boxing!” (http://www.chaostheorydance.com),


* Contrapose Dance, founded by artistic director Courtney Peix, creates exciting and entertaining works that “engage audiences by plumbing deep emotions,” inviting them to “set aside expectations and respond to the thrill of the new.” Contrapose Dance, with roots in classical training, combines traditional with contemporary, bringing a “new energy to the theater scene, attracting a new generation of dance lovers." Contrapose seeks not only to reach existing dance audiences but also to widen the circle by reaching out to communities that may never have attended dance concerts. (www.contraposedance.com)


* Fran & Miriale Dance Fusion is a new performance and education duet with roots in Venezuelan folk, Afro-Cuban, Flamenco, ballroom, jazz, and funk, that provides a refreshing (if not sizzling) fusion style that teens, young adults, and all ages are instantaneously drawn to. High energy hip, rib, and shoulder undulations, contracted torso complemented by precision turns, dips, and fast footwork incites movement in the body and spirit of any onlooker or participant.


* Impact Dance Company, founded by Sarah K Jerome, is one of Boston’s youngest contemporary based dance companies, with all of its performers under the age of 27. IMPACT seeks to “give a voice to our generation and those younger than us who feel like no one has ever understood them or their feelings…to let them know they are not alone.”  IMPACT  “initiates change by bringing dance to the forefront and raising awareness…by magnifying what is not stereotypically accepted or touched upon as frequently as it should be,” by providing realistic and poignant portrayals through high energy animated and pedestrian movement, music, and the spoken word. (http://www.facebook.com/impactdanceboston?sk=wall&filter=2)


* Lorainne Chapman The Company (LCTC) “challenges dancers and audiences both kinetically and emotionally. Through her dynamic movement and compelling theatricality she is able to blend together even the most incongruous ingredients.”  “Providing passionate, engaging, and satisfying theatrical performances LCTC connects the energy and synergy from dancers to audiences in significant, yet unexpected ways.”  Her keen sense of musicality and theatrics drives her challenging 2011 production. (http://lorrainechapman.org/index.html)


* Legacy Dance Company, founded by Thelma Goldberg, a well-known and highly regarded tap dancer and master educator, is the youth performance division of Dance Inn, performing tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary and musical theater repertoire that delights audiences young and old.  Establishing the Dance Inn in Lexington in 1983, Thelma’s mission is “to offer the highest level training and programming for both the recreational and aspiring professional dancer,” always emphasizing good technique and musicality, and “dance as a life-long activity.” (http://www.thedanceinn.com/performance.html)


* Navarassa Dance Theater, founded by Aparna Sindhoor, Ph.D., in 1991, creates “solo and group works in classical and contemporary dance and theater that are Inspired by Indian classical and folk dance forms, theater, world music, martial arts (kalari ppayattu), aerial dance, yoga, live singing and storytelling.” Navarassa is a “dynamic, radical, and original style of dance theater, known for its shows with themes that deal with human issues in a meaningful way that makes audiences enjoy and be touched at the same time.” (http://www.navarasa.org)


* Les Enfants du Soleil, founded by Pape N’Diaye of Dakar Senegal, is a powerful ensemble that provides “authentic African cultural experiences through education and entertainment…to raise the standards and elevate the perceptions of African dance in the minds of mainstream audiences.” Alioune “Pape” N’Diaye choreographs in djembe, kutiro, sabar, modern, and African contemporary dance forms – with high-energy elegance and precision. (http://www.papendiaye.com)


* Triveni Dance Ensemble, founded by Neena Gulati, Master dancer and teacher of classical Bharat Natyam in Massachusetts since 1971, focuses on the “preservation and presentation of ancient temple dances and their educational stories, using a highly formalized choreography which combines hand gestures, facial expressions, rhythmic footwork and sculptured body postures.” Bharat Natyam, considered a ‘fire dance,’ combines “Expression” (BHA), “Raga” or “Music” (RA) and “Tala” or “Rhythm” (TA) in the exquisite elocution of gestures, movements and poses, while wearing brightly colored sarees, ankle bells, and temple or “performance jewelry,” creating a mystic aura for dancers and audiences, alike. (http://www.trivenidance.org)


Also performing are the heralded Audra Carabetta Dancers, Jazz Inc., Quicksilver, SkooJCorE-O, Prometheus, Sokolow Now!, Susan Seidman and Seidman Says Dance, and Upsana – not to be missed performances by master technicians, creators, and performers from all corners of Massachusetts.


To date, MDF is sustainable through performance and dance class ticket sales, and the dedicated hours of our board members and valued volunteers.  We thank ALL of our dancers, teachers, and supportive institutions and audiences for helping us to promote dance and healthy communities across the Commonwealth, and invite you to partake in our 2011 festivities.


Please visit: (http://www.massdancefestival.org) for ticketing, dance class schedules, and performance company lineup.



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