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“ChoreoLab – Made in Ulm 2020”. 249 Choreographic Failures.

Following the success of the choreographic works created, sold out performances and critical acclaim we are proud to announce our second open call for “ChoreoLab – Made in Ulm” in 2020. We are offering three choreographic residency opportunities to talented upcoming dance makers. This is an open call to choreographers up to 35 years young on the 21st of August 2020. We will commission talented emerging creators and give them the opportunity to conceptualise, create, execute and premier their work in a black box stage with four professional dancers. You will be collaborating with local choreographer Pablo Sansalvador to create an evening of dance inspired by this years theme and title: ‘249 Choreographic Failures’ (249CF).

The 2020 theme is in memory of Albrecht Ludwig Berblinger’s 250th birthday. Berblinger was an ingenious and a risk-taking inventor from Ulm. Better known as "Schneider von Ulm" he went down in history in 1811 for his failed flight attempt.
As part of the anniversary celebrations "Berblinger 2020” is generating artistic works based on innovation, inventiveness, courage and adaptability in our urban society. Berblinger’s resilience through failure is what defined him and what inspires us. “ChoreoLab – Made in Ulm” is honouring Berblinger by inviting dance makers to create choreography from a leaping off point that we constantly try to avoid; Failure.

We invite dance makers, choreographers, film-makers and artists to connect to create a 60 second short film demonstrating a ‘Choreographic Failure’. A jury will select 10 finalists of whom each will be awarded 100 euros for their efforts. Then the ten shortlisted films will be shared in a public space where people from Ulm can watch each film and vote for whom they would like to see awarded the residency. We have up to three one week residencies to offer. Be brave, there is no wrong way to fail.

How will the winners of the residency be selected?
A jury will select 10 finalists by the end of May and each will be awarded 100 euros. The ten finalist films will be displayed in a public space in Ulm's city centre and presented during the Ulm Moves Dance Festival in June 2020. Members of the public and dance aficionados will vote for up to three choreographers to create a short work representing ‘choreographic failure’ for ChoreoLab - Made in Ulm 2020.

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What does the residency offer?
-A fee for the creation of your work
-A travel budget to Ulm and local accommodation during your stay
-Four professional dancers to create the piece
-A creation week with a minimum of 32 hours rehearsal with the four dancers, inside the performance space
-A professional recording of your piece and a 60 second trailer
-Photographic documentation of your creation week and performance
-A ‘production week’ to establish lighting, costumes and final rehearsals
-Press release and press reviews
-Rehearsal and performance space

When will the residency take place?
There will be four creation weeks and one production week in 2020:
Creation Week 1: 20-25 July
Creation Week 2: 27th of July to the 1st of August
Creation Week 3: 3-8 of August
Creation Week 4: 10-15 of August
Production Week 5: 17-20 of August*
Performances @ 1900hrs on the 21,22,23 of August*
*Important: apart from the creation week, choreographers are required to be there for the entire production week and all three performances from the 17-23 August. Inside the online application you will be invited to state your preferred creation week.

Where will the residency and performance take place?
ROXY Ulm (LABOR 1|12) non-profit GmbH
Schillerstraße 1/12, 89077 Ulm, Germany

If you are offered the choreographic residency what requirements must you meet?
-Under the age of 36 years on the 21st of August 2020
-The capacity to portray this years ‘ChoreoLab – Made in Ulm’ theme ‘Choreographic Failure’ in a original and engaging manner
-An ability to create quality choreographic material under tight time restrictions
-The capability to work as a team player within a professional environment
-The capacity to create an original work with a duration between 12- 15 minutes
-Skills at creating your own lighting and executing a technical and production rehearsals efficiently
-Have a track record of previous choreographic works
-Living in Europe, preferably close to Ulm
-Appreciate the value in having the local community watch open rehearsals and previews of your work.
-Have ambition and vision to present and perform the work you created for the ‘ChoreoLab-Made in Ulm’ in other venues, festivals, theatres and choreographic competitions etc…

Deadline: 
03/30/2019
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Call for artist collaborator with Chloe Dewe Mathews and The Ballad of Peckham Rye 
February – April 2020 (9 hours)  Honorarium: £150 Please note the honorarium is for the initial time required to develop a collaborative proposal.  
  
The Project 

Since 2013 artist Chloe Dewe Mathews has developed a body of work that explores the urban environment of the London Borough of Southwark and its rich community of African churches. Sunday Service (2013), commissioned by Tate Modern, explored the reinvention of architectural space in the urban environment, cataloguing a rapid shift from industrial to religious space, while its companion piece, Congregation (2015), looked more closely at the collective religious experience and the nature of expressive worship. Many of Dewe Mathews’s projects take years of preparation, however this body of work is unique in that it represents a sustained engagement with the specifics of her local area and its communities over an extended period.  

Dewe Mathews initially produced Sunday Service as a response to the remarkable fact that in 2011 Southwark had the highest density of African Christianity anywhere in the world outside Africa. Five years on, Dewe Mathews is interested to return to this subject and has been working with Dr. Andrew Rogers (Principal Lecturer in Practical Theology) at Roehampton University on new research that suggests the African population is now moving east, away from Southwark. Peckham has been going through the process of gentrification for over a decade and much anecdotal evidence from church leaders suggests that issues finding space are more keenly felt within the community than ever.  

TBOPR are seeking to commission Dewe Mathews to develop a new work that would use the research and questions posed in Sunday Service and Congregation as a starting point, from which to examine the specific nature of Pentecostal worship in Peckham today. As part of the commission we are seeking to develop a collaborative partnership with an artist whose practice explores similar themes and/or has a connection to local communities in Southwark, to ensure this project brings a necessary and relevant response to Peckham’s changing religious landscape. We envisage the collaboration will result in a co-authored work made in discussion with TBOPR and other members of the community. 

Sunday Service

Sunday Service (2013) C-type print photographic series, 150 x 120 cm and 76 x 61 cm  Sunday Service was commissioned by Tate Modern in 2013. The work was exhibited in the McAulay Gallery, Tate Modern, 28 May – 13 July 2014 and was accompanied by a free publication. 
http://www.chloedewemathews.com/sunday-service/ 

Located in small industrial estates, opposite railway stations, on busy high streets, in former office blocks and bingo halls, in 2011 there were said to be 240 African churches in the south London borough of Southwark, more than double the number of other types of churches in the area. Research by Roehampton University suggested that this represented the greatest concentration of African Christianity in the world outside of Africa. Sunday Service explored the reinvention of architectural space in the urban environment, cataloguing a rapid shift from industrial to religious space, in this pocket of South London. The series combined portraits of people who use and have repurposed the buildings, with photographs of the spaces themselves, which act like collaged records of a local history. 

Congregation (2015)  
Three-channel video installation, commissioned by Tate Modern, first shown in 2015 at Bosse & Baum, Copeland Park Industrial Estate, London. With sound by Coby Sey. Duration: 08:57 http://www.chloedewemathews.com/congregation/ Link here: https://vimeo.com/user104036403/review/367755130/998d6787d3 Password - Congregation 

Congregation is a three-channel video installation exploring collective religious experience and the nature of expressive worship in south London’s African churches. The nine-minute piece, featuring a number of Pentecostal churches in Peckham and Camberwell, combines intimate footage of personal reflection, with large-scale shots of communal ecstasy. In a departure from her practice at the time, Dewe Mathews used moving imagery and sound, rather than still photography, to respond to the dynamic and multi-layered church experience. 

Dewe Mathews said: “I became increasingly interested in the range of spiritual experiences that people were going through on any given Sunday. It’s the fascinating question of how personal experience becomes something else when in a group - a collective experience. How we all influence each other, affect each other and feed off each other. I'm intrigued by congregations as a whole, sometimes performative, other times contemplative but each week a slightly different collective character emerges and it’s more than the sum of its parts.

Congregation was commissioned by Tate Modern and the first screening of the video installation was hosted by Bosse & Baum, a gallery based in an industrial estate on the site of a former church in Peckham. The video footage was projected directly onto the warehouse walls, referencing the building’s history as well as the strong audio visual presence in many of the churches she was working in. The original soundtrack was created by Coby Sey, using recordings made during church services.
 

Deadline: 
12/20/2019

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£150
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