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Biennale College - Dance 2014

As of last year, La Biennale di Venezia has renewed its mission in all of its fields. In addition to its work to promote knowledge among the general public (Exhibitions, Festivals) it has introduced a strategic programme to train young artists. Known as the Biennale College, this programme is already underway in the fields of Dance, Music, Theatre, and Cinema. To encourage young talents, offering them the opportunity to work side by side with the masters to develop “creations”: this is the spirit of the Biennale College, a well-appointed bridge that allows young people who wish to engage in one of the arts to do so in the finest conditions that an international institution can offer.

For the year 2014, Biennale College will pursue an increasingly intense integration between all of its disciplines, with the promotion of inter-sectorial projects. Thus the performing arts sectors – Dance, Music, Theatre, Cinema – will hold some of their activities in the spaces of the Corderie dell’Arsenale, stimulated in their engagement by the 14th International Architecture Exhibition.
 
Biennale College Dance 2014 is open to dancers between the ages of 18 and 35 with consolidated experience in the techniques of contemporary dance.
 
The project will include an educational and training programme with contemporary dance teachers, and the formation of groups composed of dancers led by a guest choreographer. These are courses leading to the creation of short choreographic works to be presented as part of the 9th International Festival of Contemporary Dance of the Biennale di Venezia.
 
All the original creations will be the result of the residency of choreographers and dancers in Venice.
The activities to be held at the Arsenale will have their own rules which will be announced in due time.
 
The schedule will include:
mornings: classes in contemporary technique
afternoons: the creative phase with the choreographer.
 
 
 
ROY ASSAF
Title of the Creation: DANCE GRAMMAR
Dates: the course will be held in Venice from 16 to 29 June 2014
Participants: the course is intended for dancers between the ages of 18 and 35 with consolidated experience in the techniques of contemporary dance.
The final phase will include the presentation in Venice of the choreographic work in the form of a performance open to the public.
Venue for practices and performances: Corderie dell’Arsenale
Specifications for Assaf’s video to be added to the individual form:
A video is required, no longer than 5 minutes and filmed in a studio. The video must be divided into two sections: the first, the applicant’s repertoire no longer than 3 minutes; the second: an improvisation section no longer than 2 minutes.
 
 
JEROME BEL
Title of the Creation: COMPITO 2
Dates: the course will take place in Venice from 9 to 22 June 2014
Participants: the project is intended for dancers between the ages of 18 and 35 with consolidated experience in the techniques of contemporary dance.
The work will be oriented towards experimentation on a number of very simple tasks and will explore notions of weakness, performance, dramaturgy and collectivity.
The final phase will include the presentation in Venice of the choreographic piece in the form of a performance open to the public.
Venue for practices and performances: Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello Venice
 
 
MICHELE DI STEFANO
Title of the Creation: SAHARA PARA TODOS
Dates: the course will take place in Venice from 3 to 22 June 2014
Participants: the project is intended for dancers between the ages of 18 and 35 with consolidated experience in the techniques of contemporary dance.
The final phase will include the presentation in Venice of the choreographic piece in the form of a performance open to the public.
Venue for practices and performances: Corderie dell’Arsenale and city squares in Venice
 
 
IRIS EREZ
Title of the Creation: PUBLIC INTIMACY
Dates: the course will take place in Venice from 16 to 29 June 2014
Participants: the project is intended for dancers from the age of 18 with consolidated experience in the techniques of contemporary dance.
The final phase will include the presentation in Venice of the choreographic piece in the form of a performance open to the public.
Venue for practices and performances: practices, venue to be announced – performances, city squares in Venice
 
 
ANTON LACHKY
Title of the Creation: A DEMAIN
Dates: the course will take place in Venice from 9 to 22 June 2014
Participants: the project is intended for dancers between the ages of 18 and 35 with consolidated experience in the techniques of contemporary dance.
The final phase will include the presentation in Venice of the choreographic piece in the form of a performance open to the public.
Venue for practices and performances: practices, venue to be announced – performances, city squares in Venice
 
 
CRISTINA RIZZO
Title of the Creation: BOLERO VARIAZIONI
Dates: the course will take place in Venice from 9 to 22 June 2014
Participants: the project is intended for dancers between the ages of 18 and 35 with consolidated experience in the techniques of contemporary dance.
Based on the famous Bolero by Ravel and moving towards border-crossing sounds of dance rhythms, the VARIAZIONIwill verify the condition of the ‘totally-open’ body.
The final phase will include the presentation in Venice of the choreographic piece in the form of a performance open to the public.
Venue for practices and performances: practices, Corderie dell’Arsenale – performances, Corderie and city squares in Venice
 
 
ALESSANDRO SCIARRONI
Title of the Creation: YOU DON’T KNOW HOW LUCKY YOU ARE
Dates: the course will take place in Venice from 10 to 29 June 2014
Participants: the project is intended for dancers between the ages of 18 and 45 with consolidated experience in the techniques of contemporary dance, who can count on solid physical training, resistance, a sense of rhythm and are open to interaction with performers from other disciplines. The idea of the experimentation is to explore the concept of leap understood as physical elevation and falling.
The final phase will include the presentation in Venice of the choreographic piece in the form of a performance open to the public.
Venue for practices and performances: Corderie dell’Arsenale and city squares in Venice
Specifications for the video for Sciarroni to be added to the individual form:
The video must contain: a presentation of self by the applicant, a short biographical introduction, a possible motivation for participation in the application process, demonstration of the practice of a dance selected by the applicant.
 
 
DAVID ZAMBRANO
Title of the Creation: PASSING-THROUGH
Dates: the course will take place in Venice from 16 to 29 June 2014
Participants: the project is intended for dancers between the ages of 18 and 35 with consolidated experience in the techniques of contemporary dance.
This will be a very physical experience, a good attitude towards group work is required.
The final phase will include the presentation in Venice of the choreographic piece in the form of a performance open to the public.
Venue for practices and performances: practices, venue to be announced – performances, city squares in Venice
 
 

RULES OF PARTICIPATION
The applicants for selection may choose only one course/guest choreographer; they must register on the Biennale website www.labiennale.org/en/dance/collegedance/ and submit the following material:
1. Curriculum Vitae (max. 1000 strokes) and two photographs (head and shoulders and full height)
2. Letter of Motivation
3. A video (with link for viewing) that documents the work of the dancers (no longer than 5 minutes)
 
Application deadline for the selection
The material containing the documentation in digital format must be submitted no later than March 18th, 2014.
The selection will be made at the complete discretion of the choreographers, and the results will be announced to the parties involved on or before April 3rd, 2014.
 
Payment
Each selected applicant will be required to pay a registration fee of € 60 (VAT included) which must be settled upon announcement of admission and no later than April 10th, 2014.
All costs relative to participation in the educational process (travel, room and board) will be at the expense of the participant.
 
For further information
college-danza@labiennale.org
www.labiennale.org