Dance Weekend / Workshop

K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence and Priestor súčasného tanca would like to invite you for the special Dance Weekend workshop which will take place from 8th till 10th of September in Kasárne/Kulturpark in Alfa building. From September we will host two professional dance projects in Košice and we organize the workshop for two reasons. First is to give you the opportunity to meet new dancers and choreographers from abroad and to take part in contemporary dance trainings with them. Second is to find advanced level creative dancers from Kosice who would like to participate in the projects which will be realised in Kosice from September till the end of November 2017.

First is the three months residency project of Ziggurat Project led by four members of the group from Budapest: Flóra Eszter Sarlós, Emese Kovács, Ákos Kalmár and Ádám Bot. Ziggurat Project is an interdisciplinary group of artists based in Budapest, but involved in many international cooperations. The company was created in 2013 by three young Hungarian dance artists (Flóra Eszter Sarlós, Emese Kovács, Gergő Lukács) and works with 11 permanent members and invited guest artists from different fields of art: dance, theatre, visual arts, music and literature. Their focus is to create site-sensitive performances giving priority to cultural and common places as a platform for dance more than a theatrical space. The residency project will be interdisciplinary, involving contemporary dance and new media and will be presented as a living exhibition. The main rehearsal period: October – November.



The second is the one-month residency of Laura Alcalà Freudenthal. She is an independent dance artist from Spain. Her main interest is to develop a site-specific performance, created for a main trin station in Košice, where the audience will be led by different spaces that are interconnected. In this performance, Laura will work with some of the practices she has discovered in her own research “Bailabilidad y la posibilidad de ser”, which will allow to play with the contents of train station and develop it into the interpretation of each dancer. The aim will be playful situations that will create spaces in main train station in Košice. Another interest of Laura is to create a tension between reality and fiction that is related to content, interpretations, historical documents, and archives that help the dramaturgy of performance. Therefore, there will be different media and forms to create these universes which audience can inhabit. The rehearsal period: September


Workshop schedule:

Friday, 8th of September 17:00 – 20:00
17:00-18:30 warm up / dance training
18:30-20:00 creative work

Saturday, 9th of September 14:00 – 19:00
14:00-15:30 warm-up / dance training
15:30-15:45 short break
15:45-17:15 creative work with Ziggurat Project
17:15-17:30 short break
17:30-19:00 creative work with Laura

Sunday, 10th of September 12:00-17:00
12:00 – 13:30 warm up, contemporary dance training
13:30 – 13:45 short break
13:45 – 15:15 creative work with Ziggurat Project
15:15-15:30 short break
15:30-17:00 creative work with Laura

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The workshop is for free.

The residency of Ziggurat Project is supported by Slovak Arts Council, Visegrad Fund, Creative Industry Košice, L1 Association and Pro Progressione and K13

The residency of Laura Alcalà Freudenthal is supported by Slovak Arts Council, Acción Cultural Española AC/E and Creative Industry Košice.