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: LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award and production residency (Italy)

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LIVE WORKS is a platform dedicated to live contemporary practices that contribute to deepening and broadening the idea of performance, following the current evolution of performance and its styles. This platform aims to measure the concreteness of performance in the real world, investigating the double of nature of LIVE – in person and alive – highlighting those moments in which performance integrates with the dynamics of life.

Created in 2013 by Centrale Fies, in collaboration with Viafarini, the LIVE WORKS platform includes: LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award, The Free School of Performance, Centrale Fies Performance Art Collection.

The award LIVE WORKS includes a creative residency period for nine selected projects. LIVE WORKS sees performance as a work space, and as an instrument and cultural exercise.

Starting from the notion of performance in the visual art practice, the prize is unique in its particular attention to hybrid research, underlining the openness and fluidity of performance, its social and political implications and its level of public understandability. The competition is open to a wide range of emerging performative actions, including: Performances, sound and new media arts, text-based performances, lecture performances, multimedia storytelling, choreographic practices, relational and workshop-based projects, and other projects questioning the idea of performativity beyond the body.

Artists and professionals from any geographic location and with no limits on age can enter the competition, as individuals or in groups, with a single project. The competition only accepts unpublished or long-term projects that need to be developed and/or concluded, for which participation would represent an evolution of the project or its final chapter.

The nine selected projects will be invited to participate in a production residency at Centrale Fies from the 7th to the 17th July 2018 and will be awarded a budget of € 1.500,00 each. This budget will be used for the production of the performance and to cover travels to reach Centrale Fies.

The deadline to apply is 12 April 2018. €24 fee is charged for application.

More information about the project and details on how to apply here.

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