Situations is the format developed and conceived by Nomad Dance Academy members Gisela Mueller (Member of board of directors in Tanzfabrik, Berlin), Dragana Alfirevic (Coordinator at Nomad Dance Academy Slovenia) and Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski (Director of Lokomotiva, Center for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture), in order to help develop new formats for understanding of what dance can be and what the role of choreography can be today.
From 9 to 11 October 2016 in Skopje-Macedonia, in the Centre for contemporary preforming arts art and culture -Kino Kultura we will research the ways of being together.
We will use dance, movement, imagination, share our memories, stories, emotions and understand something more about our society and ourselves.
We are inviting people of different backgrounds and experiences, to joint the SITUATION 2016 programme in Skopje and to look back, to experience the current moment and to vision the future together, using the tools and ideas from contemporary dance and choreography.
Situations explore how dance can be inclusive, inviting and participatory, without compromising its philosophical and aesthetical potentialities, and be less of a perform-watch game.
Situations is an attempt to apply our principles of how we work within our contemporary dance practice into a dance or a structure which could be open to everyone of any age, where all kinds of people can dance/be together and share the pleasure of moving/choreographing.
We see our collaboration going in the direction of a specific exchange on the level of contributing to the local contexts and inviting artists to challenge and change the existing modes of operation, presentation and communication.
The main aim is to include the communities around our festivals and venues into our work. We will in different ways invite and welcome people that live and work in the surrounding of our venues/festivals/structures, people of different ages and backgrounds, and offer them processes of work on our own methodologies of dance. We believe that in this way we will be able to exchange materials and make liaisons different to the existing one.
That is way the Situation prorgamme in Skopje is implemented as part of program line of Kino Kultura-Together, program for community development and Kultraining – program for contemporary dance and movement, which is developed and lead by the local artists and choreographers: Sabrna Zeleznik, Kliment Poposki and Elena Risteska.
Situations has open structure that opens space for all interested participants to joint the programme in Skopje.
Situations in Skopje will be implemented in three day working programme, with the following time schedule:
Sunday 9th October 11.00-14.00
Monday 10th October 17.00-20.00
Tuesday 11th October 17.00-20.00, from 20.00 on Party
The event is part of the Nomad Dance Institute/ Performance Situation Room programme of Nomad Dance Academy. It is realized as part of the European project Life Long Burning www.lifelongburning.eu and programme of KOOPERATIVA- regional platform for culture and conceptualised and coordinated by the network Nomad Dance Academy represented by Lokomotiva- Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture.
SITUATIONS is organized in frame of the program line of Kino Kultura- Together, program for community development and Kultraining program for contemporary dance and movement.
Supported by the Culture Programme of the EU, Kooperativa – a regional platform for culture http://platforma-kooperativa.org/en/home/ and EEPAP – Eastern European Performing Arts Platform / #EEPAP, # Lublin / – http://eepap.culture.pl/.