Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava in Estonia and Davvi - Center for the Performing Arts in Norway are looking for 4 Estonian artists and 4 Norwegian artists for a collaboration project which will aim to find choreographic interventions in the topics of public space. In the context of Tartu and Bodø both being European Capitals of Culture for the year 2024 the project invites artists to research public space and its community habits using the techniques of choreography and performing arts. Moving Cities brings together professionals in choreography and urbanism to ask questions and look critically at the public space infrastructure in Tartu and Bodø.
The project consists of 3 parts: 2-week research residency in Tartu in August 2023; 3-week research residency with a public presentation in Bodø in June 2024; 3-week residency and rehearsal period with 3 public performances in Tartu in July 2024. All artists are asked to participate in all the residencies.
The artistic team of 8 people – 4 from Estonia and 4 from Norway are invited to create a collaborative choreographic intervention and performances in the two cities of Tartu and Bodø.
- 14-27 August 2023: 2-week residency in Tartu, including participating at UIT festival (16-19 August).
- 3-21 June 2024: 3-week residency in Bodø, including public presentation on 22nd June 2024.
- July 2024: 3-week residency, rehearsals and 3 public performances.
With this call the organisers are seeking 4 professional artists from Estonia and 4 from Norway with a background in choreography, performing arts, urbanism, architecture or fields dealing with public space.
Participants receive stipends for each residency, travel and accommodation, per diems, and production costs.