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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:

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.






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Tuning Scores Laboratory Intensive–composition, communication and the sense of imagination

7 days in Les Ailes de Bernard

april 25 - may 1, 2013

A multi-sensorial approach to the questions: what do we ‘see’ when we look at dance? what do we ‘see’ from within the dance?’ The scores offer inner and outer communication tools and practices that make apparent the ways each of us sense and make sense of movement. Initiating a playful and rigorous dialogue-in-action about space, time, movement, and the innate desire to compose our experience. Performers/creators of all disciplines (dance, music, visual art, theater) are welcome. 

cost: 370 euros before march 23; 420 euros after.

deadline for registration: april 9, 2013

for full information & to register

contact La Trisande: // tel +33 (0)4 77 51 59 25


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Costa Contemporánea met La Ignorancia to create a unique video dance project that took place at the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, (Almería, Spain).

This video-dance project has been conceived as creative break for directors, dancers, performers, photographers, film technicians or anyone else interested in the art of filmmaking.


A new concept with the goal of creating cultural and educational experiences in a unique environment.

Costa Contemporánea broadened its horizons to international participants thanks to the collaboration and experience of the multidisciplinary collective La ignorancia dance film music, based in Brussels since 2008 and formed by the choreographer / filmmaker Ana Cembrero and the cinematographer /musician Jorge Piquer.


During the workshop participants approached the currently under expansion art genre video dance: reviewing the history of cinema and dance, learning the technical aspects of the camera, editing and post-production software, introducing themselves to the new independent filmmaking technologies as well as the low-cost HDSLR cameras.

They analyzed motion from a cinematographic point of view and the relationship between body and audiovisual language. Overall, participants explored their personal creativity through practical exercises and carried out their dance-film from the first steps, wrapping up with a general overview of the different coverage media and distribution.


A selection of the work created at the workshop was screened at International Dance Festival Mes de Danza de Sevilla (see pictures) and at EAMM Arts School Miguel Marmolejo (see pictures

See video: MAKING OF VIDEO DANCE WORKSHOP, Videodance Workshop 2013

See video: MERCURIO by Tristana Castilla, Videodance Workshop 2013


Videodance Workshop 2013 

Join us in the art of dance filmmaking in a charismatic environment.. Come and create movies, create dance in a natural environment through the interaction of these two artistic languages, developing a powerful visual expression.



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Next week starts the second block of mòdulmap #1 with following workshops:

from 12th to 16th November
Isabel López
from 09.30 to 11.00


from 12th to 16th November
Núria Font
Audiovisual tools for dance: 
dance video, creation process, documentation

from 11.30 to 15.00


Barcelona-based video maker and curator. Director of cultural projects related to video, videodance and electronic arts.:



from 12 to 16 November - 170,00 € 

* 10 % discount for associates to professional dance associations

Tones Llabrés
+34 93 4308763


Workshops take place at La Caldera Barcelona.

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20th Workuba 2013, February, Havana, Cuba

20th Workuba 2013, Havana, Cuba (International Modern & Afro-Latin Dance Workshop)

February 9 – 17 / 2013

Workuba brings together the various dances of the Americas that have their roots in traditional African rhythms and dance, and blends these influences with Modern Dance, which the Program considers to be the key elements of the "complete dancer". Workuba makes the difference! We offer you a unique opportunity to experience modern dance with a latin flavor in a workshop that has as its historical setting Havana City.
Location: America Theatre, 253 Galiano Ave. Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba.

GENERAL DIRECTOR: Ms. Marta Bercy (Modern & Afro-Cuban dance Master)

Classes to be offered in the Workuba Latin Dance Workshop:

Afro-Cuban Folklore, Rueda & Cuban Salsa, Modern Dance, Ballet, Cuban Rumba, Tango and
Milonga, Hip-Hop, Salsa Los Angeles.
PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP: Theatre and Voice and Diction.
CLASSES SCHEDULES: (Every Day) 9:00am to 12m/ 1:30pm to 4:00pm.

FINAL PERFORMANCE: February Sunday 17 – 5:00pm, America Theatre.


FEES: 300. U$D. The participation fee includes Workshops, Performances and Certificate.
REGISTRATION: Saturday February 9 from 8:30a.m. to 10:00a.m - America Theatre.

Hotel Reservation: Ms: Estrella Medina –

Workuba Representative in Cuba: Ms. Maria Elena Monet - (+537) 832-8770

Marta Bercy
General Director
4534 Corrientes Ave. Buenos Aires City. Argentina.
Tel: (+ 54 911) 4504- 4115


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From 22 to 27 August 2011 the international summer course will for the first time organised by two  schools, accredited by the state of Geneva and members of the CEGM: The dance department of the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique (CPMDT) and the Ecole de Danse de Genève (EDG).


The course is aimed at dance students from 12 to 23 years old, level intermediate to advanced.

It will take place in the Plainpalais area where the studios of both schools are situated.


The course will include technical classes et ballet, contemporary, modern jazz. Students will also be able to follow workshops around the work of famous choreographers such as Jiri Kylian and Hofesh Shechter as well as a  workshop with choreogrpher Karine Guizzo.


Timetable :

Studios of EDG / L'imprimerie - 6 rue du Pré Jérôme

09:30 - 11:00 Ballet advanced Wim Broeckx

11:30 - 13:00 Contemporain intermediate / advanced Chien Ming Chang

14:00 - 16:00 Workshop Repertoire Hofesh Shechter with Chien Ming Chang

16:30 - 18:30 Workshop Repertoire Jiri Kylian with Karine Guizzo


Studios of CPMDT - 9 rue Pictet de Bock

11:30 - 13:00 Ballet intermediate Wim Broeckx

14:00 - 16:00 Choreographic Workshop  with Karine Guizzo

16:15 - 17:45 Modern'Jazz intermediate / advanced Mena Avolio


An end of course presentation will take place Saturday 27 August at the end of the day.


The whole program is available on the website of the Geneva Dance School.


Registration online.

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Florence Augendre / les ballets C de la B

As she did in May, Florence Augendre will guide you in a workshop based on BMC (Body-Mind Centering) and Fasciapulsology. This workshop is meant for beginners interested in BMC as well as for experts who like to entertain their skills.

The Body is made of an infinite complexity. At the same time, it has an incredible ability to coordinate itself, so that we can act and react spontaneously to situations with alertness. In this workshop, we will use the morning sessions to get familiar with some of the anatomical terminology and the practice of mapping, so that we can employ physical movement and various qualities of presence to bring that knowledge to an understanding through proprioceptive experience. This method is inspired by the works of Body-Mind Centering (c) founded by Bonnie Bainbridge- Cohen and Fasciapulsology developed by Christian Carini. During the afternoon sessions, we will bridge the morning experience and explore how through movement we can relate to gesture, music and phrasing in order to construct together a consciousness and sense of architecture, in space and time. Using spontaneous composition to invest our relation to each other and to the other(s) within space.

Between 1991 en 2004 Florence Augendre studied Body-Mind Centering (BMC) with Vera Orlock. She also encountered and studied with Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen on a couple of special occasions. During the nineties she has participated intensively some workshops with Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson and Nancy Stark-Smith, whose work has been highly influenced by the research of Cohen. Augendre as a performer uses BMC as a practice to train herself and to get "connected" before going on stage. On an artistic level, BMC provides the knowledge, the imaginary and the body qualities that enable her to define, enwind and bridge metaphors into framed performances.

Besides, Florence is certificated in Fasciapulsology from the school of Christian Carini. Florence Augendre studied ballet, African dance, tap dance and modern jazz and got hooked very quickly by professional activities in the field of theater, opera, cinema, contemporary dance and fine- arts. She has made a practice of engaging in any creative process, a touch that is profoundly rooted by the skills and the culture of the body and its dance. She has worked with theater directors Louis and Xavier Bachelot, choreographers Pascale Houbin, François Raffinot, Wes Howard, Andrew Degroat, Thierry Guedj, Christophe Haleb, Wim Vandekeybus, Meg Stuart, David Hernandez, Austrian - German group Labor GRAS, Johanne Saunier/Jim Clayburgh, Brice Leroux, Lance Gries (N.Y.), Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Riina Saastamoinen, Alexander Baervoets, Label Cedana, Olga de Soto, Fabrice Ramalingom, and Koen Augustijnen. Lately Florence Augendre gave workshops at Cie. Félicette Chazerand, Rosas & PARTS, SEAD (Salzburg Experiment Academy of Dance) and les ballets C de la B.



Cap Vermell c/ Cala Agulla.


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As the first day ended it beginns: very relaxed and informal. People are easy and always open to talk with. Everybody is interested in the work of the others. It does not matter if you're an artist, nerd, 12249511482?profile=originalprogrammer, visitor or studend. Everybody chats with everyone. This way is the key to get connections, be inspired, think in new ways and get to know what's behind. The artists are reachable instead of being just on stage to talk, show their work and go. This kind of special atmosphere is what this festival makes it remarkably.

Day two - the festival starts with a keynote by Christian Jaquemin from Paris.

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Christian talks about the virtual world and the real world and its perception and the use in an artistic way. How does a subject in the real world perceives the virtual world? There're issues on the point of view from where one looks at the projection, because it might look different from various angles. Especially in 3D projection. One way to deal with it, is to project on 3D objects, like an organ or the inside of a church. The calibration is the main key to make it work or not. But if one works with a mobile object, like a boat, the calibration might become a problem of being precise. Christians main interest lies in working with the "physical" shadow. People often try to not have any physical shadow, cut it out and so on. But he wants to use it on purpose in order to project into this shadow.

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Christian Jaquemin //
Research projects //



After a small coffee break we all start with the workshops.


Swarm Cubes (Part 1)
DKIA: Nora Dibowski and Simon Laburda
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The Hitch Hikers Guide To Circuit Bending and Junkbot
Philip Fischer, Michal Wlodkowski, Erkin Bayirli  12249514652?profile=original
Also here again like last yea. Many kids toys will be brought out of their normal context. Soldering here and there, putting some electronical stuff inside or use what's there and change it, you'll have a very colorful toy which makes sounds it usually doesn't do.

Ableton Live
Jacob Korn
A beginner how to make true Techno music workshop. I'm always sad I can't make it. Just to have my own techno computer (because I taught my own workshop).


A Gaga-based Dance Class
Johanna Roggan
Giving a movement class for choreographers and total beginners is always (good) fun. For me at least. But what they all have in common is the need to sink into what I'm talking about and really take the time to establish the pictures I'm giving in by my voice. The constant checking what is the given image and how does it feel inside me is an ongoing process. Especially when bringing it into movement. It needs an informal, safe atmosphere in order to open a little and let things happen without control. Basically it's about finding a movement which fits to the image somebody (me in that case) gives in. This way of interpretation is very personal and physical on a even anatomic level. So there is no right or wrong. There is just I feel it or not.



tasty lunch break and we gon on with:


Swarm Cubes (Part 2)
DKIA: Nora Dibowski and Simon Laburda  

The Hitch Hikers Guide To Circuit Bending and Junkbot
Philip Fischer, Michal Wlodkowski, Erkin Bayirli    12249515452?profile=original


glMixer – A New Tool for Live Video Mixing 12249516063?profile=original
Bruno Herbelin   


VVVV – An introduction into the Multipurpose Toolkit
Marko Ritter, Valérie Francois Vogt 12249516299?profile=original

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resonance improvisation laboratory | sound, space + time

XBunker Exhibition Space
Kongevej 40, 6400 Sønderborg, Denmark

Tues Oct 11- lab12:00-18:00
Wed Oct 12- lab12:00-18:00
Thurs Oct 13 lab12:00-18:00 / performance 19:00 -21:00
*Participants are are not required to attend entire laboratory.
* All Participants are invited/encouraged to perform on Thurs.
*There is no set fee, but donations to help cover costs are very helpful and appreciated.

resonance improvisation laboratory is a three day exploration of sound, movement, space and time and is open to any dance artist, sound artist or musician, regardless of previous improvisation experience. The laboratory will take place in the sonically and visually unique Xbunker space, formerly a tunnel / bunker, and will culminate in a public performance.

William "Bilwa" Costa(US) sound artist/co - director of perpetual movement sound—along with sound artists Florian Tuercke(DE) and Christian Schroeder(AT)— will lead the resonance participants in workshops,improvisations, exercises, experiments and practices that enable heightened states of sensory perception.

The laboratory shares methods for reverberating mindfully with other artists during duet and ensemble improvisation. We will focus on listening, sensing, and acting from sound, movement, and memory impulses. We will explore expansions and contractions of energy and sound in our bodies and in the space.

We will trace the pathways that movement material takes between outside and inside: input - filtering - output - sending. Rather than reacting to other bodies, we will cultivate a stance that allows us to observe, consider, and respond with as much of our selves as possible.

During the lab, participating artists are encouraged to experiment, lead workshops,lecture, demonstrate, record audio/video, etc.


During the lab, participating artists are encouraged to experiment, lead workshops,lecture, demonstrate, record audio/video, etc.

Inquires: contact Bilwa - williambilwacosta[at]gmail[dot]com

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Syneme Announces Telearts Summer Institute II in Calgary

TeleArts: Artists Collaborating Over High Speed Networks

3 Week Summer Workshop Intensive

July 4-22, 2011

Syneme: link)
Wiki: link)
University of Calgary

Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Fields
Canada Research Chair in Telemedia Arts; Associate Professor of Music
Syneme Projects

  • Univ of Calgary Credit offered for remote participation (registration info below).

Syneme will hold a ground breaking summer workshop on telearts from July 4-22, 2011, at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada at the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The workshop explores the collaborative potential of mixed media/reality and live performance over high-speed networks using the power of 1 gigabit research networks. Real-time distance collaboration and performance will be the focus of our exploration. Syneme’s Telearts summer workshop aims to attract professional artists and musicians without year-round access to high-speed networks. Attendees will implement projects utilizing Syneme's (and those of our partner's) robust network infrastructure that carries HD video and uncompressed multichannel audio. A major focus of the course is to share ideas/methodologies in progress as related to telearts projects. The workshop will conclude with an international networked, real-time collaborative performance.

Syneme’s partners include the Banff Centre, McGill? and Concordia Montreal, IDC Emily Carr, CEMC and Peking Univ Beijing, NUS Singapore, SARC Belfast, University of Waikato NZ, Hong Kong PolyU, Videotage HK, Bournemouth UK, and Stanford and Indiana Purdue US.

Workshop Schedule:
April: Announcement
April - May: Registration
May: Project proposals
June: Remote pre-collaboration (discussion, brainstorming)
July 4th, 6th, 8th: First Week Classes
July 11, 13, 15: Second Week Classes
July 18, 20, 22: Third Week Courses
July 22nd (CA/UK) and 23rd (Beijing/HK/NZ) - Final Performance
August: Documenting and Online Summaries

The Syneme tele-performance lab includes the use of a 1Gig fiber optic research network link, Apple computers, Sony and Canon HD Cams, Lifesize Express Teleconference system, Lemur OSC controller, photographic lights, Neuman and AKG microphones, 2 Panasonic HD projectors, Blackmagic Multibridge pro video card, RME audio interfaces and state of the art performance spaces.

For initial inquiries, please contact Ellen Pearlman ( or Ken Fields (

We encourage you to register and make plans for travel and accommodation (if attending on-site) as soon as possible especially if you have to attain a visa.

First Step: Send an Email to Syneme

Please email the following information to This information is informal and just for the Syneme Summer Institute staff so we can know who you are and what you are thinking of working on.

Attending Onsite or Remotely:
Proposed Title of Project:
Brief Description of Project:
Your area of expertise:

If attending as a distance participant, please provide the name of the institution and your contact supervisor. Include a description of the studio/lab you will be working in including technical specifications for distance connectivity. Alternatively, contact us so that we may find a potential university partner in your region.

If you have further questions, please contact Ellen Pearlman ( or Ken Fields (

Second Step: Registration Information

The course number is FINA507/607 (SUMMER TERM, 2011)

FINA 507 Section B50 is taught on-campus
FINA 507 Section B51 is taught on-line and is for those not in Calgary, taking the course as an Open Studies or Visiting Student
FINA 607 Section 50 is taught on-campus and is for students in graduate level programs.

For University of Calgary undergraduate and graduate students, please register as usual for the on campus section (B50 or 50 respectively)

For visiting students who want credit for this course to transfer to their home institution, please fill out this form indicating if you are taking the course in person or by distance: link)

For all other students:

Apply through the Open Studies Application Program link)

This is where you find the Open Studies Enrollment .PDF form to download: link)

Application Form Tips:

You do need an unofficial transcript from your post secondary school or university, a non-refundable $35.00 application fee and the application/registration form.

For the FINA 507/607 course only you do NOT need: English language proficiency, high school transcripts, or a letter of permission from your home institution. If you are taking other courses as well, these may be required.

Costs are:

FINA 507: $526 (tuition), approx $125 in general fees
FINA 607: $698 (Tuition), general fees will assessed consistent with a students program
Those taking the course for audit (ungraded, no credit) pay half the tuition

You can drop-off, FAX or mail (no email please) the enrollment form to:

MLB 117
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
Telephone: (403) 210-7625
Fax: (403) 289-1253

Information Sheet

Questions for International Students about visas, expenses, logistics and any other issues, please contact: Ricky Ramdhaney, Manager, International Student Programs.
Tel: 403-220-7865 Fax: 403-289-4409
Web: link)

For information about accommodation for on-site campus housing at the University of Calgary, contact: the Hotel Alma. link) . See the "Summer Housing" link on the left hand side of the page.

Do you need a visa to study/visit in Canada? Information is here: link)

We look forward to seeing you in Calgary!

Syneme: link)
Department of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts
Craigie Hall Room F217
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary AB T2N 1N4

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GVA Sessions 2011 Dialog: Sound and Movement July 16th - 23rd 2011

GVA Sessions is an interdisciplinary research and international exchange platform organized by the Gilles Jobin Company, geared to respond to the ever changing artistic environment of the performing arts, primarily contemporary dance, music and related creative technologies.

The GVA Sessions 2011 we will be focusing on exploring one of the longest established collaborative partnerships in the performing arts: that between choreographer and composer, choreography and music. This year, it will offer a mixed format providing a collaborative space for different types and levels of knowledge, artists research and production.

Since 2007, the GVA Sessions have led knowledge exchange gatherings inviting international creative arts practitioners to Geneva (Switzerland) with the goal to share their artistic inquiry, think  and create together, in an informal collaborative yet rigorous setting.
GVA Sessions is offered to the selected participants through a grant. More infomation on the website of the Cie Gilles Jobin.

The GVA Sessions 2011 will take place in Geneva in July as an eight days seminar-workshop. It offers to the participants a hybrid collaborative format that will have two intersecting instances:

1. Perspectives and Frames International Seminar : July 16  - 17   2011
We will start a two day seminar over the weekend with an international guest group of choreographers, composers and interdisciplinary artists who will dissect and discuss with participants their recent work and practices, exploring the practical and conceptual challenges involved in the composition of choreography, music and sound.

Speakers :
Cristian Vogel (composer), Myriam Gurfink (choreographer), Cindy Van Acker (choreographer), Ariella Vidach & Claudio Prati (interdisciplinary artists), Anna Huber (choreographer), Jennifer Bonn (composer), Kasper T Toeplitz (composer), Christian Garcia (composer), Perrine Valli (choreographer), Eric Linder (composer), Andre & Michel Decosterd (music & architecture), Adam Harper (composer, musicologist), Daniel Schorno (composer), Jérome Soudan (composer), Robin Rimbaud (composer), Muriel Romero (choreographer) & Pablo Palacio (composer).

2. Collaborative Lab : July 18  - 23  2011
Monday begins six days of workshop at the Gilles Jobin Company studios where concepts and ideas will be explored and embodied by the GVA Sessions participants in different collaborative configurations. The first 5 days will start with a 90 minutes warm-up leaving the rest of the day for encounters, informal collaborations and self-organizing creative projects.

GVA Sessions 2011 culminates  eight days  of creative explorations with an informal showing session open to the public on Saturday July 23rd 2011.
Other stimulating activities have been scheduled  for two evenings during the week.

GVA Sessions 2011 are oriented to:
Professional dancers, performers, choreographers, composers, musicians, researchers and interdisciplinary artists.

Application process:
Participants  for the GVA Sessions 2011 will be selected via application.
GVA Sessions 11 is limited to 18 participants.

How to apply:
GVA Sessions 2011 will use the GVA Dance Training website for the application:

- Sign up to the GVA Dance Training website and fill out the profile questions (top right cornerof website).
- Include in your GVA Dance Training profile your bio, picture, meaningful projects and collaborations.
- Upload  at least 5 photos and useful online references to your work.
- Send and email to with a short statement of interest including previous dance and music collaborations (if any) and your reasons why would you like to attend to this event.

Deadline for applications : May 30th of 2011

Inquiries :

Acceptance will be notified in June 2011 via email

NOTE: the selected participants must commit to attend the complete program and  they would be asked for a deposit of 300 CHF to reserve the spot in the event. Deposit will be returned after completion of the sessions.

GVA Sessions 11 Production Team:
Gilles Jobin/General Direction
Marlon Barrios Solano/Project Leader/Research Associate
Cristian Vogel/Research Associate
Melanie Rouquier/Production
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Exciting one-off chance brought to your door step:

Industry workshop INTERACTIVE SCENO LAB 19-21 Oct 2010, Liverpool.

The workshop is aimed at filmmakers, video art and interactive art enthusiasts, musicians, scenographers and creative engineers who are up
for experimenting some days and unleashing creativity...

More details at
Contact and register now. There are only few places left.

Catch a glimpse of the workshop and watch our online video here:

All the best,
The moves team.

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Contemporary Workshop

Nacho Duato Workshop with Africa Guzman

Juan Ignacio Duato Barcia, also known as Nacho Duato, is an acclaimed Spanish dancer and choreographer. He began his dance career with the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm and has received multiple awards in recognition of his achievements as a dancer and choreographer. In 1990, he was invited to become the Artistic Director of Compañía Nacional de Danza by the Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música of the Spanish Ministry of Culture. In July of 2010, he left the Compañía Nacional de Danza after twenty years. This January, he will become the Artistic Director of Russia’s Mikhailovsky Ballet.


This move represents an exciting step for both Mr. Duato and Russian ballet. He will be the first foreigner to direct a Russian ballet company in over a century, the last was France’s Marius Petipa. For Mr. Duato, it will be his first time leading a large classical repertory company. Russian ballet is not known for its malleability and has had a history of ignoring modern dance influences like Mr. Duato’s, in favor of preserving tradition. Vladimir Kekhman, the businessman who took over as Mikahailovsky’s general director in 2007, feels that a strong contemporary influence is exactly what the company and Russian ballet needs.

Peridance’s Nacho Duato Workshop will be taught by Africa Guzman, another Spanish native. Ms. Guzman trained at the “Escuela de Ballet y Danza Española Africa Guzmán” and at the “Escuela del Ballet Nacional de España.” She became a member of Compañía Nacional de Danza in 1988, two years before Duato became the director. She has received many awards for her achievements as a dancer, has also danced with Netherland Das Theater, and has worked with many of the world’s highly acclaimed choreographers. For 20 years, she has been involved in Nacho’s choreographic and creative process. This workshop is an excellent opportunity to both take from a very accomplished dancer and to learn the style and repertory of one of today’s most celebrated dancer/choreographers and possibly the new face of Russian Ballet.

Preregistration for the Workshop is encouraged. Click here to register.

To learn more about Mr. Duato’s move to the Mikhailovsky Ballet read the New York Timesarticle

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Video about Tanzplan Dresden, Germany
(Mostly in German)

Watch live streaming video from dancetechtv at

marlon barrios solano, producer will be an embedded Vlogger
@ Tanzplan Dresden making interviews, lertures and Live streaming direct from

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Interdisciplinary Workshop for professional and advanced dancers
July 26th - August 6th, 2010
Palucca Schule Dresden – Hochschule für Tanz

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About the workshop!

Getting back into shape is the focus of Tanzplan Dresden’s fourth Summer Workshop! Do you want to get trim once again after a well-earned summer break? This two-week course programme offers a wide range of training at various levels in contemporary and classical dance, as well as courses in improvisation. The classes take place in studios at the Palucca Schule and are taught by dance teachers with international reputation. Most instruction is in small groups to ensure that participants receive intensive individual attention. This year’s muse 010 Summer Workshop instructors include Prof. Jason Beechey (Rector of the Palucca Schule Dresden), Anton Lachky (Les Slovak ) and Marion Ballester (e.g. Rosas). Furthermore, during the Summer Workshop three young choreographers will also be undertaking a Creative Residency at the Palucca Schule and will enrich the evening programme with their choreographic works and showings. Participants can put together their own personal course programme. Small groups guarantee intensive individual attention. We recommend that you book early as the number of participants is limited and places are given on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.

Summer in Dresden – come and be kissed by the Muse in the city on the Elbe!
Yours sincerely Tanzplan Dresden

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Art.On.Wires Festival Oslo 2010 - day 2

May 11th

As a festival like this, or maybe every festival, it is always a contact-making-connections-pool.

A possibility to get to know other fields of art/artists which could or do collaborate in order to create new art (pieces).
Along those lines the day yesterday ended in an open space introducing the people who give the workshops.
Everyone who was interested in talking a little about their work, their art-approach, projects etc. got a microphone in his/her hand and could give a glimpse into their life to the audience.

Today we(*) started our workshop for interactive environments. Talking about recent projects and showing some video material to expose the listener to some ways of making use of the system/environment.
I was talking about the need of finding a common working-language. Just by trying to understand the other participating project-developer. Which means, everyone creating a performance (for instance) should move a little in the interactive space, should look over the shoulder of the musician, try to comprehend the graphic program or install the camera system. Within this crossing the boarders you bring everyone to a point of equality. There you have a chance of a communication which eventually will lead to an artistic output with hopefully some semantic comprehensible line for the audience.

Across the hall where the festival happens, Alexander Carot ( ) is giving his workshop on a software he developed to enable musicians to rehears and perform together without meeting in real person. Having the problem of delivering the sound with a delay he invented his software “Soundjack” ( ).

Another interesting workshop deals with kids toys. Through soldering components together they create the weirdest sounds. After everything is put together, you just press buttons and the sounds come out of a toy. Very funny one.
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After a very intriguing key note by Mark Coniglio about his work, he is giving a workshop on the software Isabora, which he invented himself.

In his lecture he was talking about some art pieces which work with the matter of fact that we are the number one in our life.

I am - is the most used expression in Skype chat.

When we use interactive environments we are fascinated by the music I can create because I move (or graphics etc).

Mark introduced us to one of his recent works "loopdiver". Loopdiver was created with the Isadora software.

They basically filmed a dance phrase from 6 different ankles and then cut them apart and together in all possible orders. In addition they put loops on top with different durations and so on.

At the end, the dancer had to learn what they created with the software.

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In one corner you could see a huge table with stooped people around again soldering something together. The goal was to built a small LED Gadget/Screen with a USB connection which can be fed with any information you want. Some of the components just need to get a software, which has yet to be written.

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Before dinner time I was sitting together with some people and Frode Volden (docent for cognitive psychology and human interface design at Gjøvik university) for a so called focus talk.

The question to discuss was on perception of quality. What does it mean to us. How do we use it in a artist approach.

This focus talk is used as a platform to develop a new vocabulary in the field of audio-visual cognition in order to find a way to measure quality. To install parameters and make technology/interfaces more effective, better designed for an intuitive use, to simply define it with its own words/vocabulary.

A few statements shall be listed here

- in the moment there is human energy invested it has a high level of quality

- everything containing passion has high quality

- that would be nice

- it is a matter of (expert) knowledge if you receive something as high or low or no quality

- it's a matter of content

- don't mix high and low quality components

- but "south park" does it

- does technology helps to raise the level of quality?

- depends on the use of it

- restrictions within the use of technologies can be useful

and so on.

Frode Volden was mostly listening, making some notes and asking some questions.

Even that we all came from a very different background (musician, dancer, wearable LED artist, VJ, programmer) we were able to talk on an equal level. We made similar experiences and so had a platform of communication in a high quality ;-)

After dinner there will be a concert with Alexander Carot.

We is:
Marko Ritter - VVVV programmer -
Valérie-Françoise Vogt - graphic design -
Jacob Korn - musician (Abelton, Max 4life) -
Johanna Roggan - dancer, choreographer -
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May 10th
A new laboratory-like festival has been born. In Oslo, Norway. Out of nothing Dr. Alexander Eichhorn ( ) organized a whole festival by himself. Inviting artists (dancers/choreographers, musicians, code-poets, interior designer, visual designer), programmer, nerds as well as students from the university Oslo to lead workshops in the wide field of media art.

Introduction to OpenFrameworks, Motion Capture Systems and Techniques, BoBo – Gadgetto, Isadora – Advanced Features Quick Boot, Using Interactive Environments for Performance (dance, visuals, music), Telematic Interaction – How physical and technical restrictions determine artistic consequences, Systematic Understanding of Music.

After a nice long ride from Dresden, Germany to Oslo, we(*) arrived with a lot of equipment for the workshop we're going to give. Using Interactive Environments for Performance (dance, visuals, music).
A warm atmosphere and friendly people were welcoming us.
On Sunday and today we set up the festival venue at the Kanonenhallen and due to the fact that there are not so many people from the "outside" (people who would just come to take a workshop) have signed in and all the workshop-leaders are wanting to go to the other workshops as well, we decided not to have the workshops overlapping, but giving space that everyone could participate in every workshop and/or to tinker on or with something...

This is how we started today. With some setting up, a nice lunch and a short introduction speech from Dr. Eichhorn.
Now people listen to the OpenFramework lecture and already implementing codes.
Mark Coniglio ( ) gives kind of a private workshop for two people on the software Isadora, which he invented.

Everything is quite informal and relaxed - a good start for a young festival.


We is:

Marko Ritter - VVVV programmer -

Valérie-Françoise Vogt - graphic design -

Jacob Korn - musician (Abelton, Max 4life) -

Johanna Roggan - dancer, choreographer -

About me, Johanna Roggan:

I'm a dancer, dance creator, teacher. Currently residing in Dresden, Germany. Working together with the non-profit organization Trans-Media-Academy (TMA) Hellerau ( ).

I'm going to give a workshop here in Oslo for interactive environments. Questioning the need of interactivity in performances, how long is it supportive and when does it turn into a show effect.

About communication between the performance-developer (the dancer, the programmer, the designer) - how to find a common working language.

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Art.On.Wires Festival Oslo 2010 - day 4

May 13th

After an AMAZING evening with 3 professors playing music for us, a handsome live act by Jacob Korn, amongst others, and a very cosy atmosphere, the next day started relatively relaxed and a bit late. For me at least.
Jacob Korn gave his Abelton live/MAX MSP workshop.

Here and there was still some working, talking, tinkering around going on.

Within the festival there was a small scholarship given for two projects.

Veronika Mayerböck, Jordi Puig & Wendy Ann Mansilla presented us their work-in-progress results from the last 4 days of researching. Veronika was hunting for a way to let music response to light changes.

Jordi Puig and Wendy Ann Mansilla were working on light changes in 3D environments.

But in general we had to dismantle everything.
We (the Dresden crew) left around 5pm.

It's not the easiest to make a synopsis on the last 4 days.
We all had a very good time. We met new people, were listening to interesting keynotes and workshops, we had good food and good music all the time. We learned new things or immersed deeper into topics, software or conversations.
We were part of a great birth of new and promising festival for media art on wires.
For the next year we all just hope for more audience. This festival needs to be seen!

People missed out something very special.

A BIG thank you to Alexander Eichhorn and all the hands and good souls behind the scene! Great work, well done!

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Art.On.Wires Festival Oslo 2010 - day 3

May 12th
First some pictures:

This day we started the interactive environment workshop with introducing the software VVVV (V4). Two rows of laptops (which have to run windows for using V4) were set in front of a screen to show each single step on it. Valerie Vogt and Marko Ritter were conducting the workshop and walking around to help out with any problem the participants might have.
It was an short and very basic introduction of how to use it and what is possible beside making 3D generated graphics.

One of the most beautiful things here at the festival is the feeling of equality with every person. Two luminaries of the media art section were holding a keynote and afterwards they just hang out, talk to who ever is having a question. There is no privileging going on. Just Sharing knowledge, interest and going for ones curiosities.
Lars Graugaard, Anders Friberg both from the Stockholm university, Alexander Refus Jensenius (Olso university) and Aki Asgeirsson from Iceland hold a keynote on „systematic understanding of music“ by presenting several projects.
Music and emotion and creating new instruments were the trigger point of their lecture.
Coming from the fact that there is a level of emotional content inside every musical piece, they disassemble the vocabulary in order to categorize it into parameters like sad, happy, angry, tenderness/love etc.
Knowing that an expert listener is able to distinguish different moods easily but not an untrained ear, every research issue comes across psychology.
Emotion perception – listeners' perception of emotional expression.
Lars Grauggard and Anders Friberg presented then a software based on MAX/MSP which works with these parameters to analyze music and/or create new music pieces.
Alexander Refus Jensenius gave us a brief glimpse on his, still in germinal, SUM sensor device. A gadget like tool to measure emotions. Using the information of blood preasure (via infrared), skin conduction and movement, the small sensor device in your hand gives a lot of parameters to scale your sensitivities.
It is still under construction but could be used in performances to navigate other out/input for instance.
Aki Asgeirsson presented us some of his new instruments he invented. One is an impossible one but still quite impressive. He would use the tunnels of Iceland. Tunnels such as for cars, wires, water. On one side he would place a violin snail on the other end a horn looking like amplifier. For every tunnel the same set up. The audience would be sitting in the center of Icland and receive all tones from all tunnels. BUT – the tunnels have to be empty. So that is the impossible part of it.

After a short break Atau Tanaka was holding his keynot about various projects he has done.
He was working on using networks as a performance space, network music and many different music-related projects and research fields.
I really recommend to read his papers or watch the recorded lecture (online soon on

Before lunch time Alexander Eichhorn announced the open laboratory space – so who ever is interested in collaborating with one, two, three of the others at this festival, should go for it and maybe we have something to show at the end.
It is meant to be an option of crossing boarders, of overcoming the idea of this or that could never funktion together but just trying it out and having fun within it and maybe have some outcome.

There is some not so well recognized stuff going on as well. Beside two always very tasty meals (lunch and dinner (German chefs)), the crew FEM ( ) is, beside managing all sound and light happenings, recording and live-streaming the whole festival all the time. All lectures, keynotes, workshops are streamed and most of them will be online soon – if you missed something.

The evening concert series is about to start. All the musicians, producers and Vj's in the hall are going to have some great fun together.
At first all is a live act and then the Dj's will finish us up..
Pierre Proske (music), Arturo Castro (visuals), Jacob Korn (music), Marko Ritter (visuals), Lars Graugraad (music), Aki Asgeirsson (music), Atau Tanaka (music) and then the two Dj's Rainer Wachtelborn and Dj Subway.

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