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Call of Applications: FATC's Choreographic Incubator 2015 - Artists in Residence

Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative’s Choreographic Incubator 2015
Call of Applications: Artists in Residence
Deadline: 30 June 2015


Creative Research and Studio residencies:

In 2015 FATC is offering 10 fully supported residency opportunities for South African Dance practitioners. FATC will be bringing together successful applicants for a 4 week period, to share, explore, collaborate and create.

• Residency Program 1: 10th August to 5th September 2015 for 6 Artists in Residence.

o As FATC’s facilities will not be complete at this time AIRS’s will be accommodated at the “4 star” Kloppenheim Country Estate. (http://www.goodersonleisure.co.za/kloppenheim/)
o The 6 Artists in Residence (AIR’s) will be accommodated through the Residency as well as have access to studio space.


          • Fully equipped serviced Accommodation will include:
          ▪ Shared rooms.
          ▪ All meals provided.

          • Studios include:
          ▪ 1 x studio 10 x 13m  / Blue Crane Theatre (this is not a dance studio and does not have a sprung floor. The space is carpeted – however FATC will lay dance mats over the carpets.)

          • WIFI access.

• Residency program 2: 28th September to 25th October 2015 for 4 Artists in Residence.


o The 4 Artists in Residence (AIR’s) will be accommodated through the Residency as well as have access to studio space. FATC is a registered Public Benefit Organisation

          • Fully equipped and serviced “Rustic” / Basic Accommodationwill include:
          ▪ Shared rooms depending on number of final intake.
          ▪ Self-catering & cooking/preparing meals together.

          • Studios include:
          ▪ 1 x studio 10 x 13m
          ▪ 1 x studio 8 x 6m
          ▪ Studio have sprung floors with dance mats

          • Limited WIFI access.

          • Renewable energy sources
          ▪ The entire centre is powered through solar and wind energy so residents are encouraged to use powersparingly.
          ▪ Hot water through solar geysers and wood fires.

• AIRS will engage in a program that includes:

          • Morning technique class Facilitated by FATC’s full time team including PJ Sabbagha, Fana Tshabalala, Thulani Chauke and guests including Athena Mazarakis
          • Choreographic and Creative workshops facilitated by FATC team.
          • Time for in studio collaborations to create new 10 to 15 minutes works with other AIR’s
          • Facilitation of classes and workshops for other AIR’s
          • Exchange and sharing of Skills, Challenges and insights with other AIR’s.
          • Tuesday to Friday from 4pm to 6pm in teams of 2 accompanied by FATC facilitators AIR’s will lead workshops with community based artists and cultural groups in 4 surrounding towns.
          • On Saturday’s the full team will facilitate workshops with 250 children at the Belfast Children’s home, between at ages of 3 to 19 years old.
          • AIR’s will be taken to visit exciting and stimulating cultural and natural heritage sites as part of the creative research processes.


         • Creation of new collaborative works
         • Presentation of collaborative works in performance at Community centres and FATC Rural dance centre / Kloppenheim Blue crane theatre
         • Engagement and interaction with Rural Arts, culture and heritage
         • New Networks and future collaborations

Application process:

Submit your CV, Visual references (eg. Vimeo/Youtube links), samples of press clippings, 2 x reference letters and a letter of motivation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by no later than Monday 30th June 2015.

Please indicate clearly which residency program you would like to apply for. You may apply for both, however will only be selected for one of the two if you are successful.

As accommodation / rooms are shared please note:
1. When selecting FATC will need to ensure that we have a balanced number of Male and Female applicants.
2. You may apply as a group of to 2 to 4 people. All AIR’s receive a weekly honorarium.

FATC covers:
• Return travel
• Accommodation
• Studio costs
• 3 meals a day / Perdiems
• Local travel to projects and site visits



In 2015 The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative (FATC) establishes a new rurally based Dance Centre in Emakhazeni, Mpumalanga. The Centre is poised to become a vital, unique and vibrant hub within the South African and international dance landscape. Funded through the NAC Flagship program and RMB with additional support from Nedbank Arts and Culture Trust and Gooderson Leisure’s Kloppenheim Country Estate, FATC will be offering exciting 4 week residency opportunities to 10 South African Dance practitioners.

The ethos driving the development of the Dance Centre echoes the pay-off line of the province in which it will be based, that being: “Mpumalanga - A Pioneering Spirit”. Through its 20-year history FATC has been recognized for its artistic and professional excellence and for the pioneering of socially responsible work.  It continues this pioneering spirit in conceiving of the establishment of the rural Dance Centre in Mpumalanga.

The province of Mpumalanga, which means ‘place of the rising sun’ has some of the greatest historic, scenic and wildlife diversity in South Africa. It’s many San Rock Art paintings indicate that it has long been a space in which people have interacted with the environment to open the window into human experience. As the meeting point of many cultures including the Swazi, Ndebele and Shangane people it has also always been a space of connection that leads to a rich cultural diversity. The Dance Centre seeks to draw on the province’s history of connection and a rich cultural heritage in making it a space of new connections, networks and enrichment both socially and economically. FATC is a registered Public Benefit Organisation

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