NEW YORK: CALL FOR DANCERS: ELENA BAJO AT EFA PROJECT SPACE (Send app ASAP, apps will be reviewed as they come, so selection might end before Oct 3rd deadline)
by Elena Bajo
(New York City, US)
Elena Bajo, APA, Belgium, 2018 Photo by Jeroen Verrecht. Courtesy of the Artist, APA, Garcia Galeria, Annex14 Dancers: Meldy IJpelaar, Bun Kobayashi, Keren Kraizer
Open Call for Female and/or Female-identifying Dancers – for Elena Bajo’s Public Dance Performance, all levels are welcome.
Where: EFA Project Space, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, 2nd Floor- 323 West 39th Street NY NY 10018, US
“In Honor of…” part of the exhibition “As Far as the Heart can See” curated by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful
When: October 20th, 1-5 pm, 2018
Deadline for applications: October 3rd, 2018 PLEASE send your materials ASAP. Applications will be reviewed as they come in, selection will be first come first serve so there is a chance that the selection process is finished before the deadline.
Following an “*Anarchoreographic Method”, Elena Bajo’s interdisciplinary approach, selected dancers will work with improvised and choreographed movements to be determined before hand in close collaboration with the artist. Having a short text as a point of departure, a series of experiments and studies will be proposed that attempt to explore the intersection of ecologies of capital and body movement, chance and muscle memory undertaking anarchism as artistic strategy, by implementing elements of disentanglement and effects, as a point of dissidence and disruption on contemporary political choreographies. *Anarchoreographies – non-hierarchical trajectories used as a tool to articulate a sense of subjectivity and
collectivity and the creation of a space in constant flux.
Selected dancers will start working one on one choreographies in a “virtual” way with the artist (Skype, WhatsApp, FB messenger, etc) and then will have “real” encounters/rehearsal days. Mandatory that selected dancers should be available for PERFORMANCE DAY: October 20th, 2018 and REHEARSAL DAYS: Center for Performance Research NYC Saturday Oct 6th, Monday Oct 8th, 3-6pm, Wednesday Oct 10th 6-9 pm, Saturday Oct 13th 7-9 pm; Public, Open Performance at MR Tuesday Oct 16th 7-8.30 pm; EFA Run-Through Thursday Oct 18th 10-12 am
Selected performers will be provided with a digital copy of video documentation, high-resolution digital photos of the performance and a modest stipend. Their participation will be credited in the official program and promoted in social media. Elena Bajo thanks Spain Arts and Culture for their support. This project is supported, in part, by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York.
To apply, please send ASAP a link to a short video of your work (1-3 min), with preference a solo work in progress, your CV and a brief text expressing your specific interest in participating to email: [email protected]
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