European Dancehouse Network and HELLERAU are organizing EDN Atelier: Tools for Transformation, held in HELLERAU European Center for the Arts Dresden, between July 7-8, 2022.
Together with artists and colleagues from theatres, public administrations and funding institutions, we will deal with these questions: how can abstract topics such as climate change, environmental destruction or extractivism be treated artistically? Do these topics also change artistic approaches, methods, the relation to the audience or the handling of time? In a second part, we would like to raise the question of how different cultural institutions, e.g. production houses, festivals, and foundations, can address these issues – which transformation processes are already taking place, how are these initiated and what models and strategies are there? And do these strategies differ in the individual regions and countries?
In the Atelier, we will address these questions using practical examples, in which artists as well as representatives of cultural institutions will present their own practices and questions and discuss these together with the participants.
We can already confirm the following guest speakers: Franziska Pierwoss (artist, DE), Sebastian Brünger (German Federal Culture Foundation), Kieron Jinna (choreographer, ZA), Romuald Krężel, René Alejandro Huari Mateus (artists, PL/CO/DE), Ulrike Cadot-Knorr (City of Dresden).
Additionally, there will be the opportunity for participants to see some productions in the context of the festival “Claiming Common Spaces IV: Cool Down”, as well as to get in touch with artists and organisers in Dresden and HELLERAU.
The Atelier is open to both EDN members, their associates and/or other international participants
Organisers encourage interested participants to register for the Atelier by June 15, 2022. The registration process is described below
How to participate as an EDN member or its associate?
EDN will cover three nights of accommodation and reimburse up to 300€ worth of travel costs and 3 per diems at 30€ per day for up to 7 EDN participants. Participation fee of 150€ will be invoiced to your dancehouse. Registrations are open until 15 June 2022.
*Consider calculating the environmental impact of your travel when planning for your trip.
How to participate as a non-EDN member?
The Atelier is aimed at professional artists and cultural practitioners in the extended dance and performing arts field. Participation in the Atelier is free of charge, and attended at your own expense. Registrations are open until 15 June 2022. Only the participation in the meals will be charged. Travel and accommodation must be organised by the participants themselves.