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Crossings 2013: call for applications open!


Crossings #2 Photo John Hogg

'It’s not about your latest work, it’s about your latest experiment.' says Michel Kelemenis who is at the origins of Crossings.

Call for applications for Crossings #3 now open to young choreographers, dancers, composers and lighting designers.

Download the guidelines in French, English and the application form and apply before 8 August 2013!

The third edition of the Crossings - International Artistic Workshop will take place in Cape Town from 8 to 17 November 2013. Crossings #3 is hosted by the University of Cape Town’s Baxter Theatre Centre, School of Dance and Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), with the support of Institut français and The French Institute of South Africa.

Crossings is an international workshop for professional choreographers, composers, dancers and lighting designers under the supervision of a team of international and established artists. Initially conceived by French choreographer Michel Kelemenis, Crossings took place in 2010 and 2011 in Johannesburg at the Dance Factory, the Dance Forum, Moving into Dance Mophatong and Vuyani Dance Theatre.

Crossings gives international artists the opportunity to collaborate together in order to show a 12min-long artistic creation. The classes and workshops will take place at the Baxter Theatre Centre and UCT School of Dance, and the results will be presented at the Baxter Theatre at the end of the ten-day residency.

The team

Facilitators
Floriaan Ganzevoort (Holland), Lighting designer
Germaine Acogny (Senegal), Choreographer
James Webb (South Africa), Composer
Vincent Mantsoe (South Africa), Choreographer

Artist participants to be selected
3 choreographers of whom 1 must be of South African nationality
3 composers of whom 1 must be of South African nationality
3 South African lighting designers
12 dancers of whom 6 must be of South African nationality

Crossings 2013 Outline

7 to 10 November
Welcome, classes and workshops during the day

Each day will begin at 9am with a 75min-long technical dance class open to all participants, followed by three different workshops of two hours each, under the supervision of the facilitators.

Guidelines for collaboration

- Each choreographer will work with a different composer, with a different number of dancers, and in a different space each day; groups will be created during class every morning; - The lighting designers will work under the supervision of the facilitator; - Each dancer will work at least once with a choreographer; - Choreographers will not perform in the choreographic creations.

Presentations in the evenings Results will be performed every evening at the Baxter Theatre, as well as assessed, questionned and commented by participants, facilitators and selected audiences during a Feedback Session.

11 to 17 November
One week dedicated to creation

At the beginning of the second week, choreographers will decide to work for the remainder of the residency with a composer, a lighting designer and a number of dancers on the creation of a short piece. The final works, no longer than 12 minutes each, will be performed Sunday 17 November at the Baxter Theatre. Guidelines for creations: - No longer than 12min; - no costume budget; - no set.

For more information: contact Angélique Saverino (IFAS) / +27 (0) 11 727 5106 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Find and like Crossings on www.facebook.com/crossingsworkshop

www.ifas.org.za; www.gipca.uct.ac.za; www.baxter.co.za

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