Call for Projects: DANCE & MUSIC Workshop

Workshop with selection procedure

Tutors: Stefan Prins (composer/performer) and Daniel Linehan (choreographer/dancer)
For composers, musicians, dancers, performance artists (participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018)
Maximum capacity: 14 in total
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2018
Announcement of selected participants: 30 March 2018
Duration: 15 - 28 July 2018 (with a showing on 28 July 2018)

 

Topics:
- transdisciplinary collaboration between dance performance and composition/musical performance
 
Workshop proceedings:
Looking for Composers, Musicians, Dancers, and Performance Artists who want to collaborate.


For composers and/or instrumental performers who want to develop a project with dancers/performance artists and for dancers/performance artists who want to develop a project with composers and/or instrumental performers. You can apply as a group already consisting of composers, performers, or dancers, or you can apply individually, in which case we will try to partner you up according to your artistic needs.
 
You can apply with a specific concept/project, or with a more abstract desire to develop a transdisciplinary collaboration, which then will take shape concretely during the workshops, working through conceptual approaches and practical strategies.   
 
We are especially interested in collaborations in which each of the different media inspires and generates a different approach for the other through close collaboration and experimentation. The focus is on the working process, rather than the finished product.
 
At the end of the workshop in Darmstadt we will organise a public showing, in which the result or work-in-progress of your collaboration will be presented.

 

The workshop consists of a working period during the Darmstadt Summer Course: 15 - 28 July 2018 (with a showing on 28 July 2018).

 

At this stage, we are planning to offer 2-3 hours/day for each group to work independently on their project.
Additionally, we would like to have a communal moment (2 hours) each day, where everyone is present to discuss each other's work and its evolution. This is subject to change and depends on the projects, size of groups, rooms etc.  
 

Partial scholarships for dancers
For dancers, we’ll be granting up to 7 partial scholarships for this project that will consist of a 50% reduction of the participation fee for the Darmstadt Summer Course.


Application
Participants interested in this workshop are asked to submit 1 PDF, 3 pages long maximum. No other file format will be accepted. The PDF should consist of:


– 1 page: tell us about yourself. Include at least 1 and maximum 3 link(s) to (a) representative online video(s) (for dancers) and/or online audio (for composers/performers) 

– 1-2 pages: brainstorm of ideas which you would like to try out during the workshop.

The title of the file should contain your name and “DM” to indicate the call, i.e. “Rosaleen_Murphy_DM.pdf” etc.
 
These don’t need to be concrete proposals for what you will present in the final performance (though they might end up in that piece); we’re simply looking to see how you think.
 
Clearly mention if there is another participating composer/performer/dancer with whom you already agreed to work with for this project, or if you would want to develop collaboration with (a) participant(s) you haven’t met yet.  
 
Please, send the PDF with all necessary information to:
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by 15 March 2018 the latest.

The selection by Stefan Prins and Daniel Linehan will be announced by 30 March 2018.
 
All selected artists must be registered participants of the Summer Course and will be given preference during registration.

 

Before you apply, please take note of the Darmstadt Summer Course conditions.
Once you’ve been accepted for the workshop and haven’t yet signed up for the Darmstadt Summer Course, you’ll get a request to do the online booking.

If you want to take part in the Darmstadt Summer Course no matter if you’ll be accepted for this workshop, please sign up as early as possible. Registration and online booking has started and some studios are already booked up.

For composers selected for the workshop, we've reserved a small amount of places.

For the dancers/performance artists however: you first apply to the workshop with all the required material and you pay (50% of the normal fee) only after you've been accepted.

 


STEFAN PRINS
Born 1979 in Kortrijk/Belgium. After graduating as an engineer, Stefan Prins studied piano and composition at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, electronic music at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. In 2017 he obtained a PhD in composition at Harvard University under the guidance of Chaya Czernowin. He received several important international awards, such as the Berliner Kunstpreis für Musik, the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis für Komposition and the ISCM Young Composers Award. His music is heavily inspired by contemporary technologies and interdisciplinarity. Stefan Prins is artistic co-director of the Nadar Ensemble and regularly performs (electronics) as an improvising musician, amongst others with Ministry of Bad Decisions.
stefanprins.be

 

DANIEL LINEHAN
Born 1982 in Seattle/US. Linehan’s choreographic work is intent on softly obscuring the line that separates dance from everything else. He approaches performance-making from the point of view of a curious amateur, testing various interactions between dance and non-dance forms, searching for unlikely conjunctions, juxtapositions, and parallels between texts, movements, images, songs, videos, and rhythms.


Linehan first studied dance in Seattle and then moved to New York in 2004. In 2007, he premiered the solo Not About Everything, which has since been presented in over 75 venues internationally.
In 2008, Linehan moved to Brussels where he completed the Research Cycle at P.A.R.T.S.
His most recent works include Un Sacre du Printemps (2015), dbddbb (2015) and Flood (2017).
Daniel Linehan is Creative Associate at deSingel International Arts Campus 2017-2021.
www.hia-tus.org

Photos: Frédéric Iovino (1), Bart Grietens (2&3)

Workshop with selection procedure

Tutors: Stefan Prins (composer/performer) and Daniel Linehan (choreographer/dancer)
For composers, musicians, dancers, performance artists (participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018)
Maximum capacity: 14 in total
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2018
Announcement of selected participants: 30 March 2018
Duration: 15 - 28 July 2018 (with a showing on 28 July 2018)

 

Topics:
- transdisciplinary collaboration between dance performance and composition/musical performance
 
Workshop proceedings:
Looking for Composers, Musicians, Dancers, and Performance Artists who want to collaborate.

Photo: Frédéric Iovino