The program is seeking artists, scholars and curators who pursue work in the field of dance. The DANCE BOX residency programs are implemented in cooperation with partners Art Theater dB KOBE, Studio dB Kobe, Studio dB Kobe-loft and Mizuru RB (Yashima Art Port). There is a primary emphasis on experimentation and the rehearsal process rather than focusing on the end result of the artists’ production.
During their stay artists are required to give at least one workshop or lecture for local residents, as well as one workshop/lecture for local junior high school, high school or university students. The final presentation of work or research is expected to be lecture, installations, form of exhibitions using video, or performance. The final presentation will be held at the Kobe residence and Maizuru residence venue.
The house is 40 years old. It has two communal toilets, a shower room, kitchen, living room and wireless internet access. A private room on the third floor will be provided to artists.
Accommodation facilities at Yashima Art Port: The facility will also function as a space for creation. It has bed, toilet and kitchen. A wireless wi-fi router is available. This facility which used to be a vacant store in the commercial shopping street is renovated and now utilizing as creation space. Note: this facility has no shower room or bathtub, so please use public bathhouse (10 minutes walk).
Both theater and studio have a performance space (width 7.2m, depth 7.2m, height 5.6m). It is a black-box theater space. It used to be a club with live music, so this space is equipped with a complete audio system. Audience seating consists of a ready to assemble type that can accommodate up to 90 people. Studio dB KOBE-Loft is located in the Taisho Suji shopping street where Art Theater dB KOBE also is. This studio occupies a renovated vacant store. It is adjacent to other commercial premises, so there are will be noise level restrictions for amplified sound during performance.
Wedged in between the coast and the mountains, the city of Kobe is long and narrow. To the east is the city of Ashiya, while the city of Akashi lies to its west. Other adjacent cities include Takarazuka and Nishinomiya to the east and Sanda and Miki to the north.