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Biennale Arte: open call addressed to volunteers for two performances

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photo Planetary Dance: www.earthalive.com
04 | 14 | 2017


JELILI ATIKU  (Born 1968 Nigeria, lives and works in Lagos)
Period: the performance will take place in Venice on 12th May 2017
Title: MAMA SAY MAKE I DEY GO, SHE DEY MY BACK
Recipients: the project is open to various women over the age of 18, no previous experience of any kind is necessary. The volunteer must be capable of following a procession by foot for the duration of approximately 90 minutes.
“Mama Say Make I Dey Go, She Dey My Back” is a performance which explores the potentiality of women and feminine energy. A group of 72 women in costume (provided by the artist) will participate together with the artist, who will lead them through the Arsenal spaces. The volunteers must participate for the whole duration of the performance, during which the participants will be photographed and filmed.
By 11.30am the volunteers must register at the entrance of the Arsenal, Campo della Tana, Castello 2169/F, location of the 57th International Art Exhibition “Viva Arte Viva”.
Location of performance: Giardino delle Vergini, Arsenale.  
 
To confirm the participation, it is necessary to register at www.labiennale.org (application deadline: April 25th), where the following details will be requested:
1. Name, Surname
2. Telephone number and e-mail address
3. To create the costume, the following measurements are needed (cm): Bust / Waist / Height from shoulders to floor.
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ANNA HALPRIN  (Born 1920 United States, lives and works in Kentfield)
Period: the participative performance will take place in Venice on 12th May 2017
Title: PLANETARY DANCE
Recipients: the project is open to men and women over the age of 18, no previous experience of any kind is necessary.
“Planetary Dance” is a participative performance which will have the duration of approximately 60 to 90 minutes, in which the volunteers (ranging from 50 to 100 participants) will run or simply walk to the rhythm of the percussion. In the words of Anna Halprin “When enough people move together in a common pulse with a common purpose, an amazing force takes over – a power that can renew, inspire, teach, create and heal”. The collective action and its participants will be documented on film and photograph.
Casual, comfortable wear is advised.
The volunteer and active participants are invited to meet in the vicinity of the arch at the beginning of Viale Trento: at 5.30 pm, the Planetary Dance will begin with a short preliminary session of storytelling, poetry, and songs as a kind of prelude to the run. The performance will be lead by Dohee Lee, a highly regarded performance artist, dancer and musician whose interdisciplinary works embrace ritual, healing, and social issues, and Jahan Khalighi, Anna Halprin’s grandson, spoken word artist, educator, musician, and activist.
Location of performance: Giardini public park, area of Viale Trento.

To confirm the participation, it is necessary to register at www.labiennale.org (approx. 10 days after the publication of this call, and no later than 2nd May 2017). It should be noted that there will not be any kind of selection process, but that upon reaching the maximum number of volunteers, any other additions will not be accepted to participate.
The following details will be requested:
- Name, Surname
- Telephone number
- Email address
APPLICATION FORM >>