More than 100 artists from all over the world have applied for the pina Bausch Fellowship 2018. The judging panel that is responsible for allocating the Fellowships will meet this coming November.
This summer, you can experience the grant holders live here:
Euripides celebrated the premiere of his piece Titans at the ATHENS & EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL 2017 on June 6. After that, the piece is touring Europe and will be staged in many cities including Barcelona, Turin, Paris and Amsterdam JULIDANS Festival. If you haven't seen Euripides’ performance RELIC , you will also have the opportunity to do so this year.
Ayelen has just celebrated the world premiere of her new piece AUTOCTONOS at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts. The next two years will offer plenty of opportunities to watch the piece on Ayelen's tour of France, Belgium and Germany. For example on June 29 and 30 at Festival Montpellier Danse 2017 or at the IETM Brussels Plenary Meeting 2017 from November 23-26. More of Ayelen's productions will be featured at this year's Festival OFF d’Avignon or at Dansand! Contemporary Dance Festival in Ostend.
You can meet Jared at Festival NODE17: Designing Hope from June 26 to July 2, 2017 at the Mousonturm and at the Naxoshalle. An invited artist, he is part of the Choreographic Coding Production Lab Nairobi 2017, a project of the Goethe-Institut Nairobi, Motion Bank and NODE Forum for Digital Arts, Frankfurt.
Should you happen to be in Vienna this summer, you can meet the current grant holder Mohamed Yousry “Shika”. Shika has been awarded a danceWEB Scholarship of the ImpulsTanz Festival and will train, dance and watch performances at the festival in Vienna from mid-July to mid-August. Immediately afterwards he will go on with his Fellowship stay with choreographer Nora Chipaumire.
I think I was such lucky for having this month with Nora in Zimbabwe. I am lucky to have the chance to be in another African country even traveling between my beloved continents is sometimes even harder than travel across seas to other continents.
In February / March, Mohamed Yousry “Shika” visited choreographer Nora Chipaumire in her home country, Zimbabwe. The 4 week meeting formed the prelude to their cooperation on the concept of the “embodiment” of the “New African Body”.
Shika's fellowship will continue in New York from August 2017.
The flyers for the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2018 have been shipped! Miriam was here and has packed, addressed and stamped a never-ending amount of envelopes and packages. So the information on the next round of applications will soon be available at training places, festivals and venues.
February 2017Mohamed Yousry "Shika" kicks off the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2017 and travels to Nora Chipaumire in Harare, Zimbabwe.
June 1st, 2017Start of application period for the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2018
July 2017Antonio Ssebuuma begins his fellowship stay with Dr. Rose Martin in Auckland, New Zealand.
September 15th, 2017Application deadline for the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2018
November 2017Panel meeting to select the grant holders 2018
January 24th - 28th, 2018Introductory week for the selected Fellows 2018 in Wuppertal
January 2018Official announcement of the grant holders 2018
January 24th - 28th, 2018Final week for the grant holders 2017 in Wuppertal
The new application form will be online on 01. June 2017 and you will be able to apply for the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2018. This year's application deadline will be once again on 15. September.
Important information: Incoming applications on the final application date (15. Sept.) are possible until 11:59 pm only. The time zone CEST or UTC +2 is valid throughout.
Our application-countdown (also online on 1. June) will help you to keep an eye on the remaining time.
Mohamed Y. Shika is an artist with great potential to cross borders within the cultural understanding as well as artistic transmuting of contemporary dance for the 21st Century. His approach is, as a dancer, to examine the gap between Egypt and the rest of Africa, and to seek to conquer it through out his own body. Consequently for his scholarship the planned student/teacher collaboration with Brooklyn based African artist Nora Chipaumire will give Shika the needed insight into a specific, high-reflected artistic inner perspective.
Antonio Ssebuuma’s approach towards dance roots in particular in his practice and interest for teaching movement in the frame of community dance. His attempt to now pick up studies at the Dance Department at the University of Auckland in New Zealand is just logically consistent. A dialog and exchange together with grounded theory from a dance perspective will empower Antonio Ssebuuma’s practice as artist and teacher when returning to Uganda.
Antonio Ssebuuma Bukhar and Mohamed Yousry Shika are the new grant holders of the Pina Bausch Fellowship.
The first part of his Fellowship with Family Flöz took place in Italy, in the former monastery of San Giusto near Tuscany.
Jared Onyango kicks off the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2016 and travels to Francesco Scavetta and the Wee Company in Oslo, Norway.
Saturday, Januar 14th, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 pm.
on the Rehearsal stage 2 of Opernhaus Wuppertal
Admission at 2pm, at back entrance from parking place Wittensteinstraße
Ayelen Parolin is establishing herself as an idiosyncratic choreographer. She made several adventurous works in which a rigorous approach of the body, the movement and the space is combined with theatricality and humour. Her collaboration with Jochen Roller will help her to extend her research on transcultural and ‘impure’ languages.
Euripides Laskaridis is also an artist interested in the theatrical impact of the body. His special interest in the work of Lemi Ponifasio, situated quite far from his own cultural and aesthetic field, will confront him with new perspectives on space, movement, body and representation.
Jared Onyango and Anton Valdbauer are closer to a proper choreographic and movement-based practice. Going from Nairobi to Norway to follow the work of Francesco Scavetta, Onyango will focus on abstract principles and compositional tools. Taking a step outside the dance and ballet environments, Valdbauer will experience the puppet theatre of Familie Flöz.
More than 150 artists from all over the world have applied for the pina Bausch Fellowship 2017.
The judging panel that is responsible for allocating the Fellowships will meet this coming November.
The contact to other forms of art and to other artists had always been of great importance to Pina Bausch. Many lasting artistic friendships have evolved from the company’s numerous trips abroad.
Maybe this is why the concept of the Pina Bausch Fellowship has felt so authentic right from the start.
It always focuses on the idea of allowing the growth of a free artistic personality - regardless of production constraints or content requirements.
The Arts Foundation of NRW has been affiliated with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch for many years. They promoted and accompanied the NRW International Dance Festival “Fest mit Pina” and recently “PINA40 - 40 Years of Tanztheater Wuppertal”.
We are therefore particularly happy about the newly established cooperation with the Pina Bausch Foundation that engages in artistic research in the areas of dance and choreography with an international programme. The Fellowship - in the spirit of Pina Bausch - is all about the open artistic dialogue.
The Arts Foundation of NRW thus wants to send a clear signal in an international context from Tanzland NRW.