East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Open call: interdisciplinary retreat (dance, music, scenography, architecture): Žďár, Czech Republic


Centre of Choreographic Development SE.S.TA in cooperation with the Arts and Theatre Institute (IDU) announces an open call for RETREAT - residence from 8th till 12th November 2016 in the premises of the Castle in Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic. The call is intended for individual artists in the field of dance (dancers or choreographers), music (composers or performers), scenography as well as architecture.

The theme of the retreat is dealing with scores/planning in dance, music, scenography and architecture.


The residency will take place in the historical premises of the Castle in Žďár nad Sázavou with its unique genius loci which will thus become a spot for reflexion and dialog, interdisciplinary encounters as well as sharing of questions, concerns and experience in the friendly and relaxed environment. The retreat's objective is mutual international interdisciplinary inspiration, development of own conceptions and seeking creative process as well as development of the own work and perception of it thanks to new revelations and shared activities.

As part of the residency there is no pressure regarding production; instead, the artists will have sufficient time and space for contemplation and triggering of their exploration and searching activities. The call is therefore intended for the artists who would like to devote their time to research the creative process in the interdisciplinary context as well as broaden their horizons with the topics such as the way of working with scores/planning, reconstruction, interpretation or creativity.

The participants will gain the opportunity to work on the practical level during the retreat in the studio (in historical halls), share their questions, concerns and experience as part of the moderated discussions as well as have possibilities for free research surrounded by nature and cultural monuments.

Centre of Choreographic Development SE.S.TA and IDU will provide the selected artists with:

    the residence premises including accommodation and catering
    travelling benefit up to CZK 450 per Czech person,  EUR 190 per foreigner
    the possibility of public presentation in the form of moderated round table at the end of residence

More info and details on how to apply here. The deadline to apply is 9 October.