C.R.E.A. – Reopening of the call

Reopening of the call for proposals C.R.E.A.
Deadline: 31 December 2021
January – March 2022

Call for proposals C.R.E.A.
Choreography, Research, Empowerment, Audiences 2021/22

Deadline for applications extended to Friday 31 December 2021

The project C.R.E.A. – Choreography, Research, Empowerment Audiences – wants to contribute to the personal, artistic and professional growth of young artists aged between 18 and 30 years, encouraging their active participation in the construction of their professional future through a training course that gives centrality to the transmission of knowledge through the methodology of “learning by doing”.

Our aim is to set up workshops aimed at creation, research and consolidation of one’s own potential, with an eye to meeting the audience. The intention of the C.R.E.A. project is to work alongside young people and for young people in a process of accompaniment for the development of a high level of body awareness, creative thinking and possible directions on which to base their own artistic personality, thanks to the support of strong authors. The study week will end with the presentation in theatre of short performances devised together with each choreographer.

* the performances are realized with the support of the funds “POR FESR Umbria 2014-2020 – Az. 3.2.1 – Public Notice for participation in the Live Events Project

Deadline for applications
extended to Friday 31 December 2021
for dancers aged between 18 and 30 years old

Applicants must send ALL THE DOCUMENTS (SEE ADMISSION RULES AND DEADLINE) in pdf format with the same numbering and order no later than Friday 31 december 2021 by email to the following address: dancegallery.it@gmail.com with the subject of the email “C.R.E.A. Project Application”.

The Dance Gallery Association, on the basis of the examination of applications and documentation received, will announce by Monday 10 January 2022 the names admitted to the training course.

CALENDAR

22-28 January 2022 – Nico Monaco
compagnia olandese Emio Greco/PC e Akram Khan

12-18 February 2022 – Stefano Mazzotta
compagnia Zerogrammi

19-25 March 2022 – Carolyn Carlson / assistente Sara Orselli

The teachers involved in the project:

NICO MONACO

compagnia olandese Emio Greco/PC e Akram Khan

Leggi bio

Nico Monaco began studying dance in Brindisi (Italy). After attending the Advanced Course for Young Dancers at CRD Aterballetto directed by Mauro Bigonzetti, he collaborates and takes part in some of the most prestigious dance companies on the international scene such as Akram Khan Company, Emio Greco/Pc, Gregory Maquoma, Tom Dale, The Featherstonehaugh, Shobana Jeyasing Dance Company, Mavin Khoo Dance Company, Zfin Malta Dance Ensemble. In 2013 he joined the Zfin Malta Dance Ensemble company as rehearsal director and received a teaching diploma in the Double Skin Double Mind methodology at the ICK Amsterdam company. In 2018 he takes on the role of rehearsal director and assistant choreographer at Akram Khan Dance Company. Over the years Nicola has the opportunity to present his choreographic work at various Theatres in England, Holland, Italy and Hungary. on the role of rehearsal director for the Akram Khan Company’s show Xenos.

STEFANO MAZZOTTA

compagnia Zerogrammi

Leggi bio

Stefano Mazzotta choreographer and dancer. After training in dance and theatre at a very young age at the Laboratorio Permanente dell’Attore of the Cantieri Teatrali Koreja (Lecce), he continued his studies at the Civica Scuola d’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi founded in Milan by Giorgio Strehler, where he graduated in 2000. He studied with masters such as Jean Cebron, Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, Marco Baliani, Bruce Michelson, Maria Consagra, Susanna Beltrami, Beatrice Libonati, Raffaella Giordano, Michele Abbondanza, Davide Montagna. Since 2005, with the creation of the company Zerogrammi, of which he is still the permanent choreographer and artistic director, he started a personal creative and productive path whose choreographic sign, strongly inspired by the contamination of genres and research in areas and artistic languages transversal to the choreographic one, is the result of the contamination between dance and theatre of movement. From this mixture derives a theatre of the body with a fluid and evocative sign broken only by forms and signs coming from the rich vocabulary of everyday gestures, whose first instance is a communicative lightness of Calvinian inspiration. He has directed artistic projects and creations in collaboration with festivals and theatres in Italy, Portugal, France, Russia, Singapore, Holland and Germany, obtaining numerous awards. Over the years he has been training at academies such as Tsekh Dance School (Moscow, Russia), University of Turin (Italy), University of Salento (Italy), Summer School of the Civica Scuola d’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi (Italy), Alta Formazione/Arearea (Italy), Accademia Nazionale di Danza/Madis and at his company’s Turin office, CASA LUFT, a theatrical space where the production work goes side by side with a broader project that includes actions on the territory of dissemination and awareness around contemporary languages, choreographic coworking and professionalizing paths in the field of dance and theatre. Since 2018 she has been a member of the RTO directing the Lavanderia a Vapore/Centro di residenza per la danza della Regione Piemonte. Zerogrammi’s artistic and cultural activities are supported by the Piedmont Region and MIBAC, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.

CAROLYN CARLSON

with Sara Orselli as assistant

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California-born Carolyn Carlson defines herself first and foremost as a nomad. From San Francisco Bay to the University of Utah, from the Alwin Nikolais company in New York to Anne Béranger’s in France, from Paris Opera Ballet to Teatrodanza La Fenice in Venice, from the Théâtre de la Ville de Paris to Helsinki, from Ballet Cullberg to La Cartoucherie in Paris, from the Venice Biennale to Roubaix, Carlson is a tireless traveller, always seeking to develop and share her poetic universe.
She arrived in France in 1971 the beneficiary of Alwin Nikolaïs’ ideas about movement, composition and teaching. The following year, with Rituel pour un rêve mort, she wrote a poetic manifesto that defined an approach to her work that she has adhered to ever since: dance that is strongly oriented towards philosophy and spirituality. Carlson prefers the term ‘visual poetry’ to ‘choreography’ to describe her work. For four decades, Carlson has had significant influence and success in many European countries. She played a key role in the birth of French and Italian contemporary dance through the GRTOP (theatre research group) at Paris Opera Ballet and Teatrodanza at La Fenice. She has created over 100 pieces, a large number of which are landmarks in the history of dance, including Density 21.5, The Year of the Horse, Blue Lady, Steppe, Maa, Signes, Writings on Water and Inanna. In 2006, her work was rewarded with the first ever Golden Lion given to a choreographer by the Venice Biennale. Founder of the Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson at the Cartoucherie in 1999, she was associated artist to Théâtre National de Chaillot with the Carolyn Carlson Company from 2014 to 2016. In 2017, besides touring her repertoire, the choreographer explores new forms of creations: an exhibition for museums, a full-length dance movie for cinema… In 2019 she became a French citizen and the following year she was elected at the French Academy of Fine Arts, in the choreography section.

SARA ORSELLI
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Sara Orselli began studying dance at the Dance Gallery in Perugia, directed by Valentina Romito and Rita Petrone. She continued her training from 1999 to 2002 at Isola Danza, the academy of the Venice Biennale then directed by Carolyn Carlson. She danced in the following creations by Carlson in the company of the Biennale: Parabola in 1999, Light Bringers in 2000, J. Beuys Song in 2001. In 2003 she moved to Paris where she met the Finnish choreographer Juha Marsalo, with whom she danced Prologue d’une Scène d’amour, Scène d’amour, Perle and Parfum. She continued to be part of Carolyn Carlson’s company with whom she danced Inanna, Water born, Eau, Present Memory, Mundus Imaginalis, Mandala, We Were Horses, Synchronicity, Now and Crossroads to Synchronicity. During the same period she was Carolyn Carlson’s assistant in the productions: Wash the Flowers in Lucerne (2005), Les Rêves de Karabine Klaxon (2006), If to leave is to remember (Munich 2006) Woman in a room (solo for Diana Vishneva 2013), Pneuma for the National Opera of Bordeaux (2014) and the broadcast of If to leave is to remember for the National Opera of Bordeaux (2015), the Helsinki National Opera (2016), the Artez School of Art, Arnhem (2018), the Massimo in Palermo (2018), and the transmission of Pneuma to the Helsinki National Opera (2018). Since 2014 she also joins the Simona Bucci company, with whom she dances Enter Lady Macbeth. In 2018 she creates the solo Still There, produced and in collaboration with the Simona Bucci company.

Who is the course for

Young people aged between 18 and 30. All those who have a solid basic training in the art of movement and who believe they want to pursue a career as a dancer are eligible to apply. A basic knowledge of English is also required.

Periods and activities

The C.R.E.A. training course will be held at Dance Gallery in Perugia, will last three months, from January 2022 to March 2022, one week of work per month, for a total of 90 hours of training and 25 hours of project work, led by recognised and prestigious international artists. The last day of the Masterclass will end with a public performance of the work carried out during the week and will be staged each time in a different theatre in the Umbria region.

Calendar

22-28 January 2022 – Nico Monaco
compagnia olandese Emio Greco/PC e Akram Khan

12-18 February 2022 – Stefano Mazzotta
compagnia Zerogrammi

19-25 March 2022 – Carolyn Carlson / assistant Sara Orselli

* the performances are realized with the support of the funds “POR FESR Umbria 2014-2020 – Az. 3.2.1 – Public Notice for participation in the Live Events Project

Admission rules and deadline

Applicants must send the following documents (in pdf format with the same numbering and order) no later than Friday 31 december 2021 by email to the following address: dancegallery.it@gmail.com with the subject of the email “C.R.E.A. Project Application”.

1) Duly completed training participation form / Annex “C.R.E.A. participation form”.
2) CV in European format
3) 1 video of max 1.5 minutes with a short personal presentation in English and a dance impro
4) motivational letter
5) youtube/vimeo links of previous works or trainings
6) Green Pass and negative test within 48 hours before each module.

*Applications not received by the deadline and in the manner indicated will not be considered.

Selection procedure

The Dance Gallery Association, on the basis of the examination of applications and documentation received, will announce by Monday 10 January 2022 the names admitted to the training course.

Costs

Registration fee: €30.00
Participation fee: €900.00
to be paid no later than the day after admission

A Certificate of Participation will be issued at the end of the course.

Possibility of attending a single module subject to availability of places.
Registration fee: €30 – Single module fee: €300

ACCOMODATION BOOKING

Project participants who need accommodation while carrying out the activities can find some agreements in the following list. If you are interested, please contact Dance Gallery for any information or confirmations.

See accomodation list
RESIDENCE SIGNA

(7 min walk from Dance Gallery)
Borgo XX Giugno, 38 06121 Perugia
Phone +39 075 8626445
Website: www.hotelsigna.it

ONE ROOM apartment for 3 people for 8 nights Euro 450,00 with deposit Euro 180,00
ONE ROOM apartment for 2 people for 8 nights Euro 390,00 with deposit Euro 140,00
STUDIO for 1 person for 8 nights Euro 290,00 with deposit Euro 100,00

*Rates include all utilities, initial supply of linen/towels, a mid-stay cleaning service with linen/towel change, final cleaning.
Tourist tax is Euro 2.50 per person per entire stay.
All studios have private bathroom, kitchenette, TV, safe, wi-fi.

Residence Perugia

(15 min walk from Dance Gallery)
www.residenzaperugia.it
Tel +39 3383881234

One-room apartment Residenza Baldesca
only for the months of January and February
1 person € 180,00

Flat Grifonetto (x4)
only for the months of January and February
€400,00

Apartments on Airbnb

“Appartamento incantevole in zona silenziosa vicino al centro storico”
(20 minutes by bus from Dance Gallery)
https://bit.ly/3EPyEFB
319€ x 7 nights x three person

“Abitare nel cuore etrusco”
(17 minutes walk from Dance Gallery)
https://bit.ly/3EMPZPl
374€ x 7 nights x three person

“Appartamento Le Viole”
(18 minutes walk from Dance Gallery)
https://bit.ly/3CCa5d8
381€ x 7 nights x three person

“Accogliente Bilocale”
(10 minutes walk from Dance Gallery)
https://bit.ly/3EQKNd6
374€ x 7 nights x three person

LITTLE ITALY BOUTIQUE HOSTEL

(17 min walk from Dance Gallery)
Via della Nespola 1 – 06123, Perugia
Phone +39 075 9661997
Website: https://bit.ly/3hHfS9k

Full payment of the stay two weeks before check-in

October
SHARED FEM DORM (x4)
€25,00 per person x day with shared bathroom no kitchen

November/December
SHARED FEM DORM (x4)
€20,00 per person x day with shared bathroom no kitchen

January/February/March
SHARED FEM DORM (x4)
*€20,00 per person x day with shared bathroom no kitchen
*probable slight increase in cost per person

We highlight that this accommodation is very spartan