Beyond Front@ - Bridging New Territories

Beyond Front@ - Bridging New Territories

Conference

June 1-2 2012
Zagreb Dance Centre, Ilica 10  

Conference organized under the auspicies of EU project Beyond Fronta in association with BADco Zagreb and Tanzquartier Vienna . A series of practical and theoretical dialgoues and discussions related to the current regional performing arts scene. With practitioners from Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, UK, Serbia and Belgium. 

Beyond Front@ – Bridging New Territories is a new cycle of collaboration between dance organizations in Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary and the UK. The project aims to promote interest for contemporary dance among audiences and to build connections between larger urban centers were contemporary dance is established with regional centers where there is growing interest for the art form. The partner organization strive to create inspirational encounters between artists and audiences, increase opportunity for collaboration among artists from partnering countries, facilitate information flow to audiences across borders on dance initiatives in the region and across Europe. Promoting and facilitating better understanding of contemporary dance among audiences at large as well as artistic collaboration is manifested through activities such as: presentation, research, coproduction, conference, publication, information dissemination. Partners in the project are: Flota Zavod (SI), Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples (HR), Verein fur neue Tanzformen (AT),Offenes Haus Oberwart (AT), Pro Progressione (HU), Greenwich Dance Agency (UK)

PUBLIC EVENTS

Wednesday 30. 5. 2012.
10.00 – 13.00
Reading group with Marko Kostanić



Thursday 31. 5. 2012.
10.00 – 13.00
Reading group with Marko Kostanić



Friday 1.6.2012.

11.00 - 13.00
SYMPOSIUM

The Joy of Co-belonging?
Collaborative practices in the field of the Performing Arts are currently not motivated by a romantic desire for „happily being together“ or a projected social or political revolution that would be projected to the future, they are rather concerned with enabling processes of singularisation that are characterized by the polyphony of the involved, by self-organisation and self-determination. Postconsensual practices allow a way of working that respects singular practices, formulations and ways of thinking and recognizes them as a chance, rather than as an obstacle. What are the differences between collaboration, cooperation and collectivism? Can open source-models inspire new modes of working together and of a collective ownership of the means of production?
Introductory lectures by Martina Ruhsam, choreographer (A), Chris Standfest, dramaturge (A), Katherina Zakravsky, theorist (A)

18.00
Screening and discussion
Chto Delat: The Builders
This video project is inspired by the painting "The Builders of Bratsk" (1961) by Viktor Popkov. As a Soviet art critic once accurately noted, "the paintings main theme is the ‘resurgence of life.'" By today, this piece has become an iconographic symbol of self-possessed, concentrated people, not only standing on the brink of great changes, but capable of making sense of this transformation and realizing it.
Igor Grubić: East Side Story
Split screen video, one channel shows footage from a gay pride parade in Zagreb, another shows a set of dance sequences performed by lone individuals in the same city. The crowd-conditioned violence detailed in the former, and recorded on its soundtrack, lends an edge to the solo performances in the latter.

Performances Beyond Front@
15:00, 16:30, 19:00, 22:00
Tom Dale (UK) "I Infinite", workshop byTom Dale & Barret Hodgson, about dance & technology
20:00
Dans Kias (AT) "Body in a metal structure"
21:00
S. Banić Naumovski,  A. Kreitmayer,  Z.Užbinec (HR) "Pauses"

 

Saturday 2.6.2012.

11.30 – 14.00
Procedures, methodologies, scores
with presentations by Bojana Cvejić, Martina Granić (TASK), OOUR, BADco.

18.00
book presentations:
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Bojana Cvejić: A Choreographer's Score
This book explores four of Rosas' early works: Fase, Rosas danst Rosas, Elena's Aria, and Bartók. In addition to sketches, notes, and photographs, it features four DVDs that include interviews with De Keersmaeker, as well as dance demonstrations and extensive video clips from each of the four works.

SCORES – Publication
With its own publication – SCORES– the Tanzquartier Wien is for the first time continuing its artistic-theoretical program in another, independent medium. SCORES takes artistic research one step further and opens a performative space within the discursive one – in order to facilitate the sustainability of the discourse practiced in the house and to serve as an invitation to dialogue.

19. 30 
Dance Communication Lab (DCL) –
All participants and visitors are invited to observe the DCL a project based in improvisational context between dancers and musicians with dance artists from Austria, Slovenia, UK, Hungary and Croatia.
Dancers: Anna Gulyas, Nikoletta Korkos, Evin Hadžialjević, Janina Rajakangas, Branko Banković, Nataša Jurišić, Karolina Šuša, Martina Granić // Musicians: Davorka Horvat, Miro Manojlović // Artistic direction: Zrinka Šimičić // Partners: Flota Zavod (SI), Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance(HR), Verein fur neue Tanzformen (AT), Offenes Haus Oberwart (AT), Pro Progressione (HU), Greenwich Dance Agency (UK).

Performances Beyond Front@
15:00, 16:30, 19:00, 22:00
Tom Dale (UK) "I Infinite", workshop byTom Dale & Barret Hodgson, about dance & technology
20:00
Dans Kias (AT) "Body in a metal structure"
21:00
BADco. (HR) "Semi-interpretations or how to explain contemporary dance to an undead hare“

Organized by: Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance / Dance Week Festival Zagreb in collaboration with Tanzquartier Wien and BADco. Zagreb Thanks to: Chto Delat, Igor Grubić, WHW
Program is an activity of Beyond Fronta project supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union.
PROJECT SUPPORTED BY: Zagreb City Office for Education, Culture and Sport, Ministry of Culture RH, European Commission, Austrian Cultural Forum, British Council , INTPA
PARTNERS: Tanzquartier Wien, Flota zavod Murska Sobota (SI), Greenwich Dance Agency (UK), Verein fur neue Tanzformen (AT), Pro progressione (HU), OHO Oberwart (SI)
www.beyondfronta.eu