Biennale College Danza 2022
Call for choreographers
NATIONAL PLAN FOR INVESTMENTS COMPLEMENTARY TO THE NATIONAL RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE PLAN (NRRP)
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Project to develop and enhance the activities of La Biennale di Venezia in order to build a permanent centre of national and international excellence in Venice
In his second year as Director of Biennale Danza, Wayne McGregor will be leading the Biennale College Dance in 2022. This unique learning and study programme is designed to equip 16 young dancers with new skills, knowledge and abilities in their chosen career path; nurtured by inspiring world-class teachers, coaches, choreographers and industry professionals. Through high quality technical, creative, improvisatory and performance experiences the 2022 cohort will immerse themselves in an intensive 3 month programme that will include the re-staging of a seminal dance event by the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham, participate in a AI generated dance and technology residency utilising Google x McGregor’s creative toolbox the Living Archive and collaborate on a new commission made exclusively for the Biennale College by multi-disciplinary artist and Golden Lion, Saburo Teshigawara.
Alongside this bespoke learning and study programme, there will be a specific pathway for 2 early career choreographers.
With curated mentorship from McGregor, the selected choreographers will have the opportunity to explore and question their own dance practice, with a view to reaching further into their creative self. Encouraging a critical self-reflection and a broadening of artistic possibility the programme affords intensive time and space for choreographic/conceptual development through the practical making and sharing of new work for and with Biennale College dancers. As a career forward pathway, the initiative is designed to support and champion a new generation of choreographers through hands on experience and motivating challenge. Vitally this will also include a focus on the ‘business of choreography’ from IP to contracts, getting commissions to working with collaborators - arming artists with the foundational livelihood skills to compose and execute their real-world working portfolio. Interfacing with the dancer pathway outlined above, including daily class, masterclasses, choreographer observerships, festival performances/talks and mini-residencies will be woven into each choreographers plan.