GENERATOR - Kolaborativna platforma za razvoj plesnog kazališta za djecu na Balkanu
Stanica Servis za savremeni ples, u suradnji sa regionalnim partnerima iz Hrvatske, Makedonije i Bosne, započela je rad na Generator-u dvogodišnjem projektu kojem je cilj regionalni razvoj plesnih i izvođačkih umjetnosti za djecu.
Fokus projekta su djeca, njihova pozicija u društvu, kao i problemi važni za njihovo napredovanje, razvoj i budućnost. U skladu s tim Generator će se usmjeriti na potencijale koje pružaja izvođačka umjetnost i njezine srodne prakse, na njihovu sposobnost komuniciranja sa djecom i promjenu vrijednosnog sistema.
Projekt će okupiti umjetnike različitih iskustva i razine znanja, kao i predstavnike odgovarajućih institucija angažiranih na polju izvođačkih umjetnosti i edukacije iz balkanske i nordijske regije i inicirati suradnju koja će poticati razmenu znjanja.
Kroz sastanke, laboratorije, radionice, javne diskusije i prezentacije, Generator teži da osigura uslove za istraživanje i razvoj različitih modela za rad za i sa djecom. Krajnji cilj Generatora je da stvori bazu znanja i praktične produkcione modele koji su spremni za komuniciranje, prosljeđivanje i upotrebu.
Projekt je kumulativnog karaktera i nastoji se dugoročno razvijati; ova platforma će omogućiti posvećenost i strateški rad stručnjaka i uključenih institucija, razvoj i oživljavanje polja izvođačkih umjetnosti za mladu publiku.
Generator želi doprinijeti rastu senzibilnih budućih generacija koje razumiju ulogu umjetnosti u društvu.
Partneri u projektu su Plesni centar Tala (Zagreb, Hrvatska), Centar za edukaciju mladih Travnik (Travnik, Bosna i Hercegovina), Nomad Dance Academy (Skoplje, Makedonija), Interim Kultur (Stokholm, Švedska).
Projekt je dobio podršku Balkan Arts and Culture Foundation.
Najava programa projekta Generator – Kolaborativne platforme za razvoj plesnog kazališta za djecu na Balkanu
Generator – Kolaborativna platforma za razvoj plesnog kazališta za djecu na Balkanu započinje seriju laboratorija koji će se odvijati u Srbiji, Hrvatskoj, Makedoniji i Bosni i Hercegovini u periodu od rujna do prosinca 2014.
Cilj laboratorija je da doprinesu razmjeni znanja u području izvođačkih umjetnosti namijenjenih djeci i potaknu umjetnike na razmišljanje, promišljenje i kreiranje inovativnih modela.
Internacionalni i regionalni umjetnici i mentori laboratorija (Joke Laureyns i Kwint Mashoven, Hedrik Lebon, Nikola Zavišić, Mario Kovač i Dalija Aćin Thelander) će lokalnim i regionalnim polaznicima prenijeti svoja iskustva i voditi intezivne kreativne procese.
Generator – A collaborative platform for development of dance theater for children in the Balkan region, as a part of its programe, will organize a series of laboratories in Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the period September – December 2014. Aim of laboratories is to contribute to distribution of information and knowledge and to encourage artist in progressive thinking and creation in this field. International and regional artists – Joke Laureyns i Kwint Mashoven, Hedrik Lebon, Nikola Zavišić, Mario Kovač, Nenad Sinkauz i Dalija Aćin Thelander will conduct intensive creative processes during which the local and regional participants will develop ideas and focus on new models of creating for and with children.
Generator partner organisations are: Station Service for contemporary Dance (Belgrade, SER), Plesni centar Tala (Zagreb, CRO), Centar za edukaciju mladih Travnik (Travnik, BIH) i Nomad Dance Academy Macedonia (Skoplje, MK). Project is supported by Balkan Arts and Culture Foundation.
September 6th-12th; Macedonia/Struga;
Mentor: Nikola Zavišić (SER)
The aim of this lab is to create an environment where children would be encouraged to actively participate in creating an ‘interactive’ theatre. The participants will be exposed to direct experience with children under the leadership of the director Nikola Zavisic and learn through this process. Parallel to this process the participants will be exposed to lecture, video projections about: obtaining license to work with and for children, documentary ALFABET and there will be discussion of alternative education and each participant will have an opportunity to share their wisdom within the group.
Nikola Zavišić has BA and MgA diploma as director of the alternative and Puppet theatre at (DAMU) in Prague. His work dates since 1991 and has been involved in stage, film and TV. In the past and continues to work as a theatre director, dramaturge and performer.
Contact: Kliment Poposki / email@example.com
October 21st-25th; Bosna i Hercegovina/Jankovići, Travnik; Mentor: Dalija Aćin Theander (SER/SE)
Aim of the laboratory is to stimulate and encourage participating artists and practitioners to rethink existing practices and discover new ways of creating for children and with children. Using the Open space method participants will be invited to discuss different approaches, issues, concepts and ideas, work in the groups and develop their own concepts and materials. Process will be focused on the potentials that performing arts and its related practices have, on their ability to communicate with children, introduce and renegotiate systems of valorization as well as address relevant and sensitive issues from diverse perspectives. Laboratory strives to open new perspectives towards innovative and progressive thinking about choreographic practices for and with children and babies.
Dalija Acin Thelander works within the performing arts field as a choreographer, theatre maker and cultural worker. Her current work aspires to contribute to the notion of choreography as expanded practice and focuses on the participatory role of the audience. She is involved in intensive explorations and creation in the field of contemporary dance for children and babies.
More info: www.dalijaacinthelander.net / http://dalija-acin-thelander.blogspot.co.at/?view=magazine
Contact: Oliver Jović / firstname.lastname@example.org
November 17th-22rd; Croatia, Zagreb/
Mentor: Mario Kovač (CRO), Kabinet K: Joke Laureyns and Kwint Mashoven (BE)
Kabinet K lab:
Choreographers, artists and dancers from different backgrounds will meet play, dance and think, share, enjoy…
This LAB is hoping to reveal a potential of reaching new (young) audiences, and encouraging choreographers to think about presenting their work to a young audience and discovering new possibilities to do so. We will search how to bring a body back to its most essential movement-language and we’ll see what this communicates. Keywords for those days are: basic, simple, essential, necessity, as well as playfulness, and physical.
The aim is to enlarge our choreographic skills, and to make work that is more transparent for whatever audience, both children and adults. It’s not about making things more simple, it’s about a search for the most essential, the very pure heart of what we would like to communicate as an artist.
Kabinet K: When it comes to putting dance with children and / or (non-) professionals into a contemporary artistic context Joke Laureyns’ and Kwint Manshoven’s work has always been of the most challenging kind. The mere fact that there are children on stage is not what appeals to the audience – it is what they tell, that touches, moves and makes one contemplate. It is what those two choreographers see in the dancers and what they give them as means and support to make them tell their stories and visualize thoughts and visions through their bodies. Just as any contemporary dancer would. Coming from a background of both philosophy and productdesign, their unique artistic language was first recognized in DROMEN HEBBEN VETERS, which they created with a bunch of children and three adult dancers for fabuleus, and that was nominated for the 1000Watt-price 2003.
More info www.kabinetk.be
Mario Kovač’s Lab:
Advancement of technologys in recent decades in the eyes of adults certainly look stunning while for the children a world without the Internet, cell phones, Wikipedia and YouTube is simply unthinkable. Therefore, for the young audience to work with the body (dance or acting) without any technological devices, on one hand can be, anachronistic and obsolete but, and on the other hand, an interesting experience. Do contemporary theater and dance performances for children and young audience consider the difference of growing up between the creator and their much younger audience?
During the Lab we will try to look at commonplaces of adulthood, motives that are recognizable to all children regardless the age. Classification of the performing arts for children in the proper context is now more important than ever because it is obvious that we are losing real “control” over the majority of content that inspires and educates children true the Internet. Maybe theater and dance is a living content that can seamlessly offer an alternative, even if in the form of a good Trojan horse.
Mario Kovač is a Croatian theatre and movie director. He formed an independent theatre group Nova Grupa of young people interested in theatre, modern primitivism, alternative lifestyles and subcultural activities. As a part of ATTACKs (Autonomous Factory of Culture) performing arts team he founded FAKI(Front of Alternative Theatre Outburst) with intention to promote, distribute and, generally, help independent theatre groups, mostly those who deal with street, student, low budget or alternative theatre. As a professional director he directed more than twenty plays in Croatian theaters. As one of the founders of children independent theater Tvornica lutaka he is working in children theater as director and actor.
Contact: Larisa Navojec email@example.com
December 10th-14th; Serbia, Belgrade/
Mentor: Hendrik Lebon (BE)
The lab starts from the psychology of children, why do they want to sit in the middle, why do they see monsters under the bed, why are they always asking why why why… discovering they world we will look for ways of participation of children in performances, how to work with children and dance and what are nice topics to make performances for young audience. The workshops starts from your own skills and interests and integrates your own technical level of dancing.
Hendrik Lebon is a freelance dancer and choreographer studied in Fontys Hogeschool Tilburg Modern dance and works for company Les Ballets c de la b. Ever since then he has been working as a dancer and choreographer for a range of companies in the Netherlands and abroad, and as a singer and song writer for the theatre, the opera, musicals and television. He has also created a number of solo shows, which have all combined different disciplines: music, circus, singing, spoken word and dance. His work in relation for young audience started in Kopergietery Gent where they invited him to take part of Fresh track Europe FTE. There he created the performance LEAF DUET in Estonia and is he dancing in the performance CHALK ABOUT in Scotland.
Contact: Marijana Cvetkovic / firstname.lastname@example.org