SAT, 28 January
ALONE IN THE POCKET
COOL COW GENESIS / Kühlkuhgenese
Mr & Mrs Clark/ Marega Palser and Gareth Clark:
THE AGONY AND TRAGEDY OF ENJOYING LIFE AND HAVING FUN SHOW
SUN, 29 January
SOLO CON PIANO
There will be a get-together with the authors at the CD Club at the conclusion of each dance evening.
Bancs d’essai internationaux or Dance Roads was founded in Lille in 1989 by a group of dance organisations to present a platform for dance groups which have asserted themselves nationally but remained unknown internationally. Currently, its members are four institutions from Europe and a Canadian dance organisation, pursuing the goal of furthering the artistic dialogue and international structures in the field of dance development. Known as Dance Roads, the network is especially dedicated to the support of emerging innovative young artists, and the core of this structure is represented in a bi-annual international tour under an eponymous title, in which one choreographer and show (not exceeding 30 minutes and preferably a solo) is selected by each partner country, each also hosting the authors and their performances.
This year’s Dance Roads features two Dance Vision workshops, also on account of the funds granted by the Culture 2000 programme. The project’s aim is an exploration of the possibilities of utilization of film, video and other variants of image projection as scenographic elements in a dance show. Participating choreographers will set out to explore their own cities and jointly examine Berlin, the location of the project. This six-day workshop is an introduction to practices of research and inspiration that the participants may not already be familiar with and a prompt or foil to their own work as well as a presentation of certain aspects of the cultural life of the city of Berlin. The workshop is conducted by Daniel Balasco Rogers, and attended also by artists based in Berlin, working in different ways with the city. The ten-day workshop, scheduled for August and led by Daniel Balasco Rogers as well as Scott deLahunta, will focus on practical procedures and choreographic generation of ideas – this time the attendants will stage installations and events to be later on transplanted into explorations of new movement material creation.
Montreal 12 – 15 January
Berlin 18 – 24 January
Ljubljana 28 and 29 January
Luxemburg 3 and 4 February
Cardiff 9 and 10 February
Berlin 14 – 25 August
The project has been supported by the Ministry of Culture of RS and Culture 2000.
Slovenian contribution to the project has been conceived in co-operation between
Ars nova – CD Arts Agency and the Theatre department of CD.