Dans i Blekinge 2019

Dans i Blekinge 2019

Dans i Blekinge creates space for dance to happen. Dans i Blekinge is a non-profit organisation aimed at strengthening the professional dance and performing arts in Blekinge. Interest in dance as a performing arts is increasing in Blekinge and there are more and more practitioners. The organizers want to take on the growing interest and try to gather the power it gives in one place. The residency period for 2019 is from 5th of August - 31st of August. They offer three residencies: one for four weeks and two for two weeks each. One of the spots is reserved for artists who are still in, or who has recently graduated from their education. 

Thematically the interest lies in Human/Nature. Dans i Blekinge want artists, through the residency, to ask questions and create dialogue between the place and people. The theme of the residency is a starting point, the organizers are interested in your concepts and ideas. The participating artists are invited to work freely with the theme. Dans i Blekinge would like to see the artists interested in experimental approaches, interdisciplinary work and social practice with the dance as a central starting point. This year they collaborate with Land404, an artist's residency that runs parallel, which opens up for interesting opportunities and cooperation. 

Expectations of the artists:

  • To attend daily training for dancers during the residency period
  • To hold one or more open repetitions to the public
  • Participation in the residency showings

Included in the residency:

  • Free studio time throughout the residency period
  • Travel compensation of up to 5000 SEK / artist or group
  • Accommodation
  • Compensation with max 5000 SEK / participating artist or group and week
  • Daily dance training
  • Feedback sessions with one in the field of knowledgeable person
  • Process showing on two occasions
  • Documentation of the work in the form of film and photo
  • Three showings (varies depending on the period for which you apply): A process showing at Dans i Blekinges "Dance Day", showing at Massmanska kvarnen in Ronneby and Outdoor Exhibition at LAND404

Not included:

  • Costs for food
  • Insurance
  • Travel costs exceeding the above mentioned amount

To apply please fill out this registration form  with deadline 10th March, 2019. If you have any questions regarding the application or the residency, please contact [email protected].