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

PARTS Research Studios Pilot #2: call for participants


RESEARCH STUDIOS is a new research program for choreographers and dramaturges with an MA degree and/or some years of professional experience, who want to research and develop their choreographic language. It is an environment that offers reflection and studio experimentation, exchange and collaboration with other artists, with a general theme framing the research work. The program starts officially in 2016-17 and is preceded by two pilot projects.

The second pilot project will start on August 25, 2015, and will run until November 25, 2016, in three clusters of four months each. Its focus is ‘Choreography, performance, sound, music’

Each cluster starts from a specific research question introduced by the coordinators, approaching the broad field of choreography and music from historical, compositional, metaphorical, philosophical or creative perspectives.
Each cluster consists of workshops, seminars, master classes and lectures by the coordinators and invited choreographers, theoreticians, composers etc., and provides ample studio time to develop choreographic practices close or less close to the research topic.
The final cluster will be concluded with public presentations of work created throughout the programme.

Cluster #1: Polyphony of voices, polyphony of spaces, polyphony of fields – conceived and guided by Alain Franco and Thomas Plischke.
Counterpoint is a musical practice that articulates the relation between autonomy and mutual influence, and is one of the essential tools to create polyphony. Counterpoint and polyphony can also be seen as lens through which to investigate the historical and structural relations between dance and music, which oscillate between a shared composition of time-space-principles and the questioning of stability and repetition.

Cluster #2: Time and rhythm – conceived and guided by Bojana Cvejic and Tom Engels
Rhythm offers a broad and trans-disciplinary study of time: from the aesthetic play of sensations in the composition and experience of performance and the dancing body to sociological, anthropological and philosophical perspectives of ‘man as a rhythmical animal,’ power as rhythm and political conceptions of time. Today, the virtuosity of multitasking and nomadism in work-into-life parallels the sophisticated forms of polyrhythmy in dance and performance.

Cluster #3: On the musical body – conceived and guided by Tom Pauwels andGabriel Schenker
Students of the Advanced Master Contemporary Music of KASK (Ghent) will join the participants for this cluster
. New music and choreography have recently developed strong interest in each other’s practices. Composers write with the musicians’ bodies, movements and gestures, whereas choreographers have been looking to musical practices and parameters such as scores, instrumentation, concert… Choreographers, musicians and composers will reflect and experiment together in an eternal feedback loop between bodies that produce sound and movement.

August 25 – December 18, 2015: cluster #1
February 1 – May 27, 2016: cluster #2
August 22 – December 15, 2016: cluster #3
During these clusters, the program runs for 17 weeks in a row.

There is place for 12 participants: 10 choreographers and 2 dramaturges.
Admission is in 2 phases: a preselection by dossier and a final audition.
The deadline for sending the dossier is March 20, 2015.
The final audition will take place in Brussels, May 9-10, 2015.

The tuition fee for pilot #2 amounts to 8000€ (6125€ for PARTS graduates).
Scholarships will be available.

More information
Details on the programme, the profile of the participants and the admission procedure can be found on www.parts.be




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