POETIC BODIES

ICC (Imaginative Choreographic Center) launches an open call to participate in its program line POETIC BODIES.

 

POETIC BODIES is a program line that offers various formats to support artistic processes in the field of choreography and dance such as artistic residencies, choreographic atelier and creative processes.

 

For this edition, ICC invites the artists Aleksandar Georgiev and Zhana Pencheva to work on their latest artistic interests within the frame of "situation".

 

Each artist offers a “situation”: a one-week context in which participants with an interest in choreography and dance engage on a specific artistic proposal through several approaches simultaneously, (educational, research, practice sharing, creative process, etc.).

 

This time, each "situation" is organised with the participation of:

 

  • The artistic team of each artistic proposal: each “situation” is based on an artistic proposal that will be produced later this year, therefore the artistic teams of each upcoming production will be present in their respective “situation”.
  • Participants of HOT BODIES: HOT BODIES is ICC´s program line for new generations of artists and their participants will take part in the “situations” with an educational purpose.
  • Students from programs in Dance and Theater (New Bulgarian University, Sofia): as a result of partnership between New Bulgarian University and ICC, students of the bachelor's will take part in the “situations” with an educational purpose.
  • 3 professional of the field selected through this open call: through this open call, ICC will select six professional figures, (artists, performers, choreographers, dramaturges, critics and others with an interest in choreography and dance), to take part in the “situations”: 3 selected participants will be part of the “situation" proposed by Aleksandar Georgiev and 3 selected participants will be part of the “situation” proposed by Zhana Pencheva.

 

S-HOLE - Situation with Aleksandar Georgiev

 

S – HOLE it’s a work that deals with the exposure and transformation of the anus in relation to its cultural heritage, its potentiality and its expressivity through performing arts discourse. Even though this work seems to focus on a singular materia/materiality, (the anus), it still deals with the hyper layering of its multiple discourses and poetics, (physical, representative, political, social, semantical, rhetorical and historical ones).

 

“I’m still hustling with the idea of how to become an S-HOLE where re-identification procedures would create a choreographically satisfying landscape of anuses, so the private-public matter would disturb its usual flow of heteronormative discourse of shame and blame”.

 

S – HOLE is an episode from the choreographic research of Aleksandar Georgiev “CO-series”, which focuses on practices of coexisting observed from a choreographic perspective.

 

-It is good to have in consideration that during our time together we will need to create a safe and comfortable space for everyone since partial nudity and exposure of anuses are  interest to potentially explore-

 

 

PLAN AND CONDITIONS

 

DATES: 16th June to 20th June 2021

 

SCHEDULE: 5 hours per day. An informal presentation will take place on Sunday, 20th June 2021.

 

PLACE: DNK, Space for Contemporary Dance and Performance, Sofia.

 

PARTICIPANTS: S-HOLE artistic team, participants of HOT BODIES, students from programs in Dance and Theatre (New Bulgarian University, Sofia) and 3 participants selected through this open call.

 

BUDGET FOR SELECTED PARTICIPANTS: each selected participant will receive a payment of 330 BGN,  (taxes included in the amount, received through invoice or authorship contract).

 

POETIC BODIES 'working language will be English and or Bulgarian depending on the participants.

 

-Please take in consideration that presence is required throughout the whole working period-

 

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

 

Artists working within the field of choreography, dance and performance are eligible to apply. Please take in consideration that POETIC BODIES will take place live in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the program doesn't have budget for travel and accommodation.

 

It would be great if you happen to be around Sofia during the proposed dates.  If not, ICC can provide an invitation letter for you to apply for travel accommodation costs once the open call finishes.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY?

 

For taking part in this “situation” write a letter* to the/your anus in any size and way** you find fit.

 

* It can be any form of letter, (love, hate, warning, admiration, excuse etc).

 

** Any media can be used: text, image, video, audio, etc. Any approach is welcome: creative, personal, academic, hybrid, etc.

 

The letter can be written in Bulgarian or English language. Make sure to include information about yourself as well as contact information in your letter!

 

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF YOUR LETTER IS 25TH MAY 2021. Results will be announced on 1st June 2021 through mail and ICC website. A maximum of three participants will be invited to participate in this “situation”.

 

Send your letter to hello@imaginativecc.org with email subject POETIC BODIES / *Full name*.

 

 

APPLY TO S-HOLE

 

Dance baby, dance - Situation with Zhana Pencheva

 

Dance baby dance continues exploring the choreographic concert, firstly visited in Zhana Pencheva´s work Six Love Songs. The memory of a possible dance, its revival and empathy for its joy it is at the heart of this proposal.

 

In this “situation” kinetic bodies will go through a diverse range of possible aesthetics, techniques, mechanisms and dances, interacting with contemporary electronic and pop music, its mechanisms and proposals. Music will be used as an engine for the body which wants to be seen and empathised and the dance, which wants to be danced in different atmospheres of flirtation, mystery, transparency, illogicality, irritability and other sensitive spaces.

 

Dance baby, dance challenges movement, bodies and music to coexist, while building new connections, on the one hand between them and on the other with the audience. This is a concert for bodies empowered by movement. Choreography of hidden places. Body affair seeking definition. Erotic notions stimulating the senses. Their reciprocal shadow, too.

 

PLAN AND CONDITIONS

 

DATES: 14th June to 18th June 2021.

 

SCHEDULE: 5 hours per day. An informal presentation will take place on Friday, 18th June 2021.

 

PLACE: New Bulgarian University, Sofia.

 

PARTICIPANTS: Dance baby, dance artistic team, participants of HOT BODIES, students from programs in Dance and Theatre (New Bulgarian University, Sofia) and 3 participants selected through this open call.

 

BUDGET FOR SELECTED PARTICIPANTS: each selected participant will receive a payment of 330 BGN,  (taxes included in the amount, received through invoice or authorship contract).

 

POETIC BODIES 'working language will be English and or Bulgarian depending on the participants.

 

-Please take in consideration that presence is required throughout the whole working period-

 

 

WHO CAN APPLY

For taking part in this “situation” write a love letter* to dance in any size and way** you find fit.

 

* It can be any form of letter, (love, hate, warning, admiration, excuse etc).

 

** Any media can be used: text, image, video, audio, etc. Any approach is welcome: creative, personal, academic, hybrid, etc.

 

The letter can be written in Bulgarian or English language. Make sure to include information about yourself as well as contact information in your letter!

 

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF YOUR LETTER IS 25TH MAY 2021. Results will be announced on 1st June 2021 through mail and ICC website. A maximum of three participants will be invited to participate in this “situation”.

 

Send your letter to hello@imaginativecc.org with email subject POETIC BODIES / *Full name*.

 

If you have any questions just write to us! ICC is looking forward to meet you!

 

 

 

APPLY DANCE BABY, DANCE

 

You can find more information about Aleksandar Georgiev and Zhana Pencheva here:

https://aleksandargeorgiev.com

https://zhanapencheva.com

 

POETIC BODIES is realised with the financial support of the National Culture Fund of the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria.

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