CLASH! Guidelines about dance training

You are aware of the challenges the dance world is facing due to the emergence of “new codes” of modern and contemporary dance but you do not know how to bring new pedagogical and creative approaches in dance and choreographic practices? You know that techniques should be used as a creative tool but you have never had the chance to make an experience where ballet work is contaminated by somatic practices, Martial Arts or Folk Dances? Or maybe you would like to involve the local community to make your activities sustainable and to develop the territory and its offer, but you have never heard about “Territorial marketing” and “Cultural diplomacy” as strategies for local development?

If this is your case, Clash! Project gives you the opportunity to tackle these challenges and to make the most out of it. Clash! partners have successfully run several laboratories in their countries with the aim of bringing light to must-have best practices a company should adopt if their goal is to boost success. Topics addressed and resulting best practices were collected in “CLASH! Guidelines”, which you can check out and free download on our official website:

Clash! Laboratories

Laboratories were held in each partner’s country – Prague, Sofia, Almada and Rome.

Topics addressed were:

  • Dancers’ training; to share new pedagogical and creative approaches in dance and choreographic practices;
  • Audience development, to understand how to allow general audience to have an accessible entrance into the knowledge that is dance;
  • Marketing and communication, to share how to enhance the territory and its offer.

Each laboratory was enriched thanks to the practical exchange and contamination of different styles and techniques from part of both experts and dancers. To give an idea:

  • Laboratory held in Rome (IT) on February 20th and February 21st 2019: During the lab, three practical workshops were realised: the first one directed by Roberta De Simone (Balletto di Roma), the second one by Jivko Jeliazkov (Art Link Foundation representing Derida Dance Center) and the last one run by Pawel Malicki (Polish Dance Theatre).
  • Laboratory on “Audience development” held in Prague (CZ), from April 2nd to April 4th 2019 that investigated the best practices within the partners. A movement workshop was run by Václav Kuneš (choreographer) and Václav Havelka (musician) for general public, showcasing the variety of audience development activities offered by 420PEOPLE.
  • Laboratory on “Dance Training” held in Almada (PT), from April 25th to April 27th 2019. A warm-up class to Companhia de Dança de Almada was given by Maria João Lopes, then a lecture-demonstration by Letizia Gioia Monda, a Contemporary Dance workshop for students of Ca.DA School  by Bruno Duarte and then other workshops by Francesca Magnini (Zena Rommet Floor Barre® technique), Katarzyna Rzetelska  (Pilates for dancers), Jivko Jeliazkov and Václav Kuneš (Contemporary Dance) for students and professionals.
  • A laboratory on “New management models when running contemporary dance” held in Sofia (BG), from May 13th to May 16th  2019. During the lab, also “FLAPSE”, a contemporary dance performance by the Derida Dance choreographer Jivko Jeliazkov,  was staged.

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