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interdisciplinary research program „Die Originale“ (deadline 15th January 2018)

Deadline for submission: 22 December 2017

  • Publication date: 22 December 2017

    Date: 28 March 2018

    City: Berlin

    Country: Alemanya


    „Die Originale“
    „Die Originale“ is an interdisciplinary research program within the "Circus"  programme at Berliner Festspiele. It will take place from 28 March to 8 April 2018.

    "Die Originale" stands in the spirit of openness and visibility and invites you from 28 March to 5 April 2018 to a seven-day research project, followed by a presentation. Ten research leaders from various fields - including contemporary circus, film, theatre and music - are working together with an interdisciplinary group of artists on the topic of the circle. The focus is on the input of the research leaders as well as on the open exchange between the participants, the examination of their own artistic practice and the reference to contemporary circus, a genre which is defined by its presentness, its willingness to take risks, and by its cross-genre artistic interaction.
    On 7 and 8 of April 2018, the research results will be shared at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele on stage in a circular setting. A programme of contemporary circus productions, lectures and audience discussions will frame the workshop presentations.
    Professional artists from different fields of the arts can apply to participate in the research labs.
    You have the opportunity to work with international researchers, choreographers and directors for seven days. The research leaders  are:

    Suzan Boogaerdt & Bianca Van der Schoot (NL)
    Meret Becker (DE)
    Julia Wissert (DE)
    Rostislav Novák (CZ)
    Olle Strandberg (SWE)
    Jean-Michel Guy (FR)
    Elena Kreusch & Darragh McLaughlin (DE/IRE)
    Maksim Komaro (FIN)
    The participation on the research lab is free of charge, the participants receive a flat fee of 500 € per person.
    Application deadline: January 15, 2018
    Further information at www.berlinerfestspiele.de/originale or on the Facebook page

    Further terms and conditions

        The workshops are intended for professional artists.
        Applicants should not have worked previously with the relevant researcher(s).
        Applications can be made for up to two workshops.
        Applicants must be available during the period of 28 March to 8 April.
           – The workshops will take place in Berlin from 28 March
              to 4 April.
           – On 5 and 6 April the get-in at the Haus der Berliner
              Festspiele follows.
           – On 7 and 8 April the workshop presentation in front
              of an audience will take place in the context of
              “Die Originale” festival.
        Each participant will receive a one-off payment of € 500 for their participation.
        The selection of the participants is made by each researcher.
        Incomplete applications can not be considered.


    Die Originale
    Curators: Johannes Hilliger, Josa Kölbel
    Organization: Hélène Philippot, Christopher Hupe

    Berliner Festspiele
    Schaperstraße 24
    10719 Berlin
    Tel +49 30 254 89-123
    Fax +49 30 254 89-111

    Required applicants

    Meret Becker

        2 circus artists, among them preferably a pole act, otherwise air or rope acts
        1 musician, cello preferred, otherwise accordion, percussion or brass
        1 dancer
        1 open: actor or visual artist, or a clown, mime or magician

    Suzan Boogaerdt & Bianca van der Schoot
    “An investigation into the trouble of spaciousness”

        8 performers with high physical awareness such as circus artists, dancers, physical actors, 1 sculpture artist or scenographer

    Jean-Michel Guy


        5 to 7 participants:
        all different circus disciplines

    Maksim Komaro

    “The Circle”

        I would like to work with 3-5 artists working in disciplines like juggling, floor acro, contorsion, work with objects, aerial work. I would prefer disciplines that don’t require complex rigging or constructions. Musicians and cartoonists are welcome as well.

    Rostislav Novák

        1 circus artist. I am not looking for any specific discipline or technique, my goal is to adapt the work to the given technique.
        1 contemporary dancer.
        1 actor. Someone for whom language is the primary means of expression.
        1 musician. Ideally not only a performer, but someone with composing skills and experience, multi-instrumentalist.
        1 artist. No strict boundaries. Can be painter, sculptor, carver: it does not matter. Hands should be her/his tool.

    Squarehead Productions

    “Trick Questions”

        The research group will consist of 1 circus artist and up to 3 artists from various other disciplines.

    Olle Strandberg

        2 circus artists
        1 musician (electronic music / techno preferred)
        1 dancer
        1 visual artist / photo artist
        1 light artist

    Julia Wissert
    “Artistic collaboration as form of (political/social) resistance”

        1 circus artist
        1 musician (electronic music preferred)
        1 dancer
        1 actor
        1 video artist
    Further information at www.berlinerfestspiele.de/originale or on the Facebook page

    Contact: Hélène Philippot, Christopher Hupe

    Email: opencall-originale@berlinerfestspiele.de

    Telf +49 30 254 89-123

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