Some Other Paradises

We have the pleasure to announce an open call for applications for:

Workshop with Kevin Jean (France)

part of WITHOUT DISTANCE EDUCATIONAL PLATFORM/ Teachback in the frame of 10th Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance, (12 – 20 May 2017),
13-15 May, Sofia/ Bulgaria

During the 3-days workshop, the participants will plunge into daily experimentation and research connected to Kevin Jean’s performance Des Paradis, part of the 10 th Antistatic Festival.

We will start with somatic techniques to develop our own perception and ability to connect to our self. It will be all about: finding place, autonomy, cohabitation and cooperation, the capacity to unite, to find common and to struggle together with conviction to create, with renewed sweetness, our paradises, our dreams and hopes. We will create our islands, without waiting, and it will be possible to make germinate our utopias – individual and collective ones.

The goal of this workshop will be centered around the notion of discovery, contact, sensitivity, free play and adaptation, weight and body to body.

Kevin Jean is a choreographer and performer from France. He has worked with Stéphanie Aubin, Odile Duboc, Myriam Gourfink, Phillipe Grandrieux, Yann Marussich, Julie Nioche, Pascal Rambert and Alban Richard. He has authored choreographic pieces and performances on the construction of environments, the consequences they has on us, our behaviors and social interactions. How they shape us, distort us, how we can accept them, play with them, discover and transform ourselves. In 2015, he created Des Paradis as well as the amateur version Des Autres Paradis. In 2016 he created Les Promesses du Magma in collaboration with Casey, a French rap artist, in the frame of Avignon festival.

This workshop is aimed for professional artists in dance, theatre and performance from South-East Europe. The workshop will be in English.
For approved international applicants we offer free accommodation for the days of the seminar as well as reduced tickets for the artistic programme of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance.

The workshop is free of charge for international participants.

To apply, please, send us your artistic CV at:
Deadline: 2 nd of May, 2017

The workshop is supported by the programme “Teatroskop” in the frame of FranceDanse Orient-Express. “Teatroskop” is a programme, launched by the French Institute, Ministry of culture and communication, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international development of France.

Without Distance Platform/Teachback is a part of Life Long Burning project, organized by Lokomotiva and Nomad Dance Academy Bulgaria, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union, Programme “Culture” of Sofia Municipality for 2017 and Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria.