On 11.02.2021 the dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre created live performance by improvising to the modular lived act played by musician Dawid Dąbrowski/Resmover.
The audience was deciding the course of the improvisation by writing on Facebook in the comment field a topic, a motto or task. That was communicated via beamer on the wall and dancers were introducing themes/requests in their performance. The main aim of the event was to make active our public in the event as they could not be present in the theatre due to pandemic. Moreover, this is one of the foundations of the Audience Development – to involve the audience.
For one hour more than 3000 people were part of the event as 561 people actively participated in the performance.
When classic and contemporary dance collide and new forms emerge” project
will wrap up with the final conference “The CLASH! project: conclusions as a starting point ” on February 17th at 16:00 (CET)
on http://www.clashproject.eu and at @clashprojecteu with the participation of the six partners involved in the project
co-funded by the Creative Programme of the European Union:
Balletto di Roma (IT)
Sapienza University (IT)
Derida Dance Center / Art link Foundation (BG)
Polish Dance Theatre (PL)
Companhia de Dança de Almada (PT)
After the intense journey through dance
that the “CLASH! International Festival. The Hybrid
in Dance Models, between Classic and Contemporary” was, the time has come for thinking over
the events and brainstorm about future paths.
The conference will once again make the
“virtual meeting” between different countries and European partners possible.
The meaning of the project for all partnering organizations will be articulated
through dialogue and QA sessions that will bring them even closer by sharing
The event will give the opportunity
to sneak a peek into difficulties, challenges and highlights of the project as
well as open a discussion about the future that the CLASH! Project will bring.
Given the dynamic global changes, we would take a deeper look at the dancer’s training and creative process, focusing on new paths and challenges for tomorrow’s dancers.
Furthermore, one could not fail to recognize the elephant in the room. How did the Coronavirus affect the overall process and the Audience development activities in particular? A deeper look would be taken into the process of shifting between the “live“and the “digital” in terms of ways of coping, that would deploy into pointing out what should be recognized as a “keeper” for the future.
Last but not least, the conference
will tackle the strengths and weaknesses met during the realization of the
project revealing the future challenges as a part of the management and
On 6th of February 2021 at 16:00 h (GTM) Ca.Da. will present a piece of an art online event.
On approaching the conclusion of the CLASH! Project, Ca.DA is presenting the repercussion of this project on the company, with focus on the new piece “Noir”, created for stage and for screen. With interviews with the director and artistic staff involved in the project the event will be open to interaction with the audience.
From Ca.DA’s point of view, and specially going through a new lockdown, it is an opportunity to get in touch with our audiences that were deprived of live performances that have been cancelled for undetermined time and, at the same time, spread the information about the Clash project and its repercussion on the company.
Held from the 8thto the 13th
of December 2020, CLASH! International Festival. The Hybrid in
Dance Models, between Classic and Contemporary was an intense journey
through dance that made possible a “virtual meeting” between
different countries and European partners. Six events dedicated to dance were
broadcasted every day on the official website clashproject.eu and on Facebook/Vimeo sharing the roundtables and the screendance
performances produced by the partners involved in the project Clash! When Classic and Contemporary Dance Collide and
New Forms Emerge,promoted by Balletto di Roma (Italy) and co-funded
by Creative Europe Programme of the
Coordinated by Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), every day of the CLASH! International Festival was
curated by each partner-dance company-
Balletto di Roma (Italy), 420PEOPLE (Czech Republic), Companhia de Dança de Almada
(Portugal), Derida Dance Center / Art
Link Foundation (Bulgaria), Polski
Teatr Tanca/ Polish Dance Theater (Poland) – focusing on a particular issue
explored along the project in the last two years.
During the Festival week, the online program was followed by hundreds of viewers, making also possible interaction between users and producers thanks to the live chat on the social network. We want to thank all the audience who followed us online: thanks for your attention and for the wonderful comments.
A big thank you also goes to the SupportingInstitutions that contributed to the
realization and dissemination of the Festival.
The Festival Days
The opening day was curated by 420PEOPLE: the presentation by the director Václav Kuneš was
followed by a roundtable and a workshop on the topic of the Audience
Development and the impact of pandemic. Keynote speakers: Petra Kašparová
(420PEOPLE AD expert), Rosťa Novák (actor, director, performer, choreographer,
founder and principal of the new circus ensemble Cirk La Putyka and artistic
director of the multifunctional space Jatka78) and Lukáš Jandač (director of
the international start-up project GoOut). Then, 420PEOPLE presented the
screendance performance ORĪGĪ (direction, concept and
choreography: Václav Kuneš; cinematography and postproduction: Tomáš Vlček; Dancers:
Machovičová, Francesca Amante, Fanny Barrouquére).
Day 2 was curated by Polski Teatr Tańca: the theme of the day, presented by Iwona Pasińska (Director of PDT) and Agnieszka Jachym (dancer and coordinator of the CLASH! Project), was “Optimal Training for the Contemporary Dancer & Involvement of the Public in Dancer’s Everyday Life” discussed by the international choreographers, Václav Kuneš (Czech Republic), Maciej Kuźmiński (Poland) and Yoshiko Waki (Germany). Then, Polski Teatr Tańca presented the screendance performance Find the love in the dark (choreography: Davide Valrosso; artists-dancers of Polish Dance Theatre: Agnieszka Jachym, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba; Music: Zbigniew Kozub; director of cinematography: Marek Grabowski; editing: Edyta Pietrowska).
Day 3 was curated by Balletto di Roma: the theme of
the day, presented by Luciano Carratoni (general manager Balletto di Roma), was
“Hybrid Training for Today’s Dancers & New Training Path Strategies”.
Keynote speakers: Francesca Magnini, artistic director Balletto di Roma, Valerio
Longo, deputy artistic director, Andrea Costanzo Martini (international
choreographer), Adriana Borriello (artistic director Da.Re) and Suzan Tunca
(International Choreographic Arts Centre – ICK Amsterdam). Then, Balletto di Roma presented the screendance
performance [dis]solution: choreographers from Polski Teatr
Tanca: Agnieszka Jachym, Jerzy Kaźmierczak and Zbigniew Kocięba; dancers of
Balletto di Roma: Giulia Strambini, Michele Ruggiero, Lorenzo Castelletta;
assistant: Roberta De Simone; video: Matteo Carratoni; lights: Emanuele de
Day 4 was Curated by Derida Dance
Centre / Art Link Foundation (Bulgaria): the theme of the day, presented by
Atanas Maev (general manager of Derida Dance Center) and Milena Videnova
(production assistant of Derida Dance Center), was “Culture Diplomacy as
Tool for Better Achievements Before and After the New Normal”. Keynote speakers: Axenia Boneva (Ministry of
Culture of Bulgaria), Desislava Pancheva (Culture contact point of Creative
Europe desk), Stefka Tzaneva (Goethe institut, senior expert), Biliana Genova
(Head of the Culture department of Sofia). Then, Derida Dance Centre presented
the screendance performance Fractus (Choreographer: Jivko Jeliazkov; visual artist: Vladislav Iliev; composer: Ivan Shopov; dancers: Ivona Mashova,
Simona Todorova, Philip Milanov, Vyara Bolgradova; project assistant: Isabel Mitkova;
Camera: Nikolay Karasabev, Dimitаr Kunev, Alexаnder Genchev – blurb.video;
Video editor: Nikolay Karasabev).
was curated by Companhia de Dança de Almada: the theme of the day,
presented by the artistic director, Ana Macara, was a focus on Creative
Processes together with the authors of the different pieces presented in
the festival: Vaclav Kunes (Czech Republic); Jivko Jeliazkov (Bulgaria); Davide
Valrosso (Italy); Agnieszka Jachym, Jerzy Kazmierczak and Zbigniew Kocieba
(Poland). The topic was investigated also
trough the presentation of the dance piece Noir by Bruno Duarte,
and its adaptation for the screen, by director Marta Romero (performance:
Beatriz Rousseau, Bruno Duarte, Francisco Ferreira, Joana Puntel, Luís
Malaquias, Mariana Romão and Raquel Tavares; cinematography and grading: Lluís
Miras; music: Brenda Lee, Bruno Duarte, Davidson Jaconello and Martin Phipps).
In order to reflect on the impact of the pandemic on the performance field, the last day of the festival was dedicated to open ground to exchange visions on the role digitalization can play to preserve the actualization of dance activities, and on the funding opportunities, European programs will provide to sustain dance practitioners in the near future. Day 6 was curated by Sapienza University of Rome and Balletto di Roma: the theme of the day, “Experience: Lessons Learnt, New Paths and Perspectives”, was presented by Vito Di Bernardi (full professor – CLASH! project manager for Sapienza University of Rome). Keynote speakers: Letizia Gioia Monda (adjunct professor Sapienza University of Rome), Francesca Billi (CLASH! international relations), Marta Gutierrez Benet (Programme Manager, Erasmus+ program coordination, Directorate General Education, Youth, Sport, and Culture), Willibrord Sluijters (Head of unit REGIO/G.4 – Italy/Malta – Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy), Pedro Velazquez (Deputy Head of the Creative Europe Unit, European Commission, Directorate-General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture), Andrea Costanzo Martini (Guest Choreographer of Balletto di Roma), Cristina Da Milano (vice president of CAE – Culture Action Europe), Andreas Hannes (Artistic Programmer & Producer of Cinedans Fest), Ariella Vidach (choreographer, dance pedagogue, artistic director of AiEP/ Avventure in Elicottero Prodotti).
Then, Sapienza University of Rome presented
the videodance performance The Hybrid in Dance Models. Visual Storytelling
of Choreographic Creative Processes (directing and editing: Chiara Crupi;
dramaturgy Letizia Gioia Monda; with audiovisual contributions by Balletto di
Roma, 420PEOPLE, Polski Teatr Tańca, Companhia de Dança de Almada, Derida Dance
CLASH! International Festival – The Hybrid in Dance Models, between Classic and Contemporary, begins tomorrow. All events are free of charge and you can watch them live on the FESTIVAL section!
From the 8th to the 13th of December 2020 – at 6 pm CET – six events entirely dedicated to #dance are going to be broadcasted every day. #Screendanceperformances and #talks will animate a unique online program produced by the six European partners involved in the project Clash! When Classic and Contemporary Dance Collide and New Forms Emerge co-funded by #CreativeEurope Program of the #EuropeanUnion.
CLASH! International Festival: The Hybrid in Dance Models, between Classic and Contemporary, was presented yesterday, 25 November, at the press conference with the representatives of the companies involved in the CLASH! Project: Francesca Magnini – Artistic Director Balleto of Rome (IT)Letizia Gioia Monda – Professor at Sapienza University of Rome (IT)Francesca Billi – CLASH! International relations, also speaking in the conference for 420PEOPLE (CZ)Agnieszka Jachym – Dancer and Coordinator CLASH! Project Polish Dance Theater (PL)Atanas Maev – General Manager Derida Dance Center / Art Link Foundation (BG)Ana Macara – Artistic Director Companhia de Dança de Almada (PT)The conference was moderated by Carmelo Antonio Zapparrata, a journalist and dance critic.
CLASH! International Festival will be held from the 8th to the 13th of December 2020. Starting at 6 pm CET (Bruxelles time), six events entirely dedicated to dance are going to be broadcasted here, on the official website every day. A unique online program created and produced by the six European partners involved in the project Clash! When Classic and Contemporary Dance Collide and New Forms Emerge – co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union (Grant Agreement No 2018-2032/001-001).
ONLINE PRESS CONFERENCE November 25th, 11 am CET on Zoom
The press conference is to present:#CLASHInternationalFestival – The Hybrid in Dance Models, between Classic and Contemporary | From 8 to 13 December 2020
Link to the Zoom Platform: https://bit.ly/3lO4rgc (Eventually, if required, enter also as follows: Meeting ID: 912 8362 3933 – Passcode: clash!20)
The program of the Festival will be introduced by the representatives of the CLASH! project partners: Balletto di Roma (IT) – 420PEOPLE (CZ) – Companhia de Dança de Almada (PT), Derida Dance Center/Art Link Foundation (BG), Balletto di Roma (IT), Sapienza University of Rome (IT), Polish Dance Theatre (PL).Conference Moderator: Carmelo Antonio Zapparrata – Journalist / Dance criticThe press conference will be conducted in English.
CLASH! International Festival will be held from the 8th to the 13th of December 2020. Starting at 6 pm CET (Bruxelles time), six events entirely dedicated to dance are going to be broadcasted on the official website: clashproject.eu every day. Screendance performances and talks will animate a unique online program created and produced by the six European partners involved in the project Clash! When Classic and Contemporary Dance Collide and New Forms Emerge – co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union (Grant Agreement No 2018-2032/001-001).
Balletto di Roma – Sapienza University of Rome (Italy): CAE – Culture Action Europe, Centro Ceco di Roma, Cinedans of Amsterdam, Creative Europe Desk Italia
420PEOPLE (Czech Republic): Capital City of Prague, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, City District of Prague 7 – Art District 7. Other partners: Czech Centers, Creative Europe Office Prague, GoOut, Cirk La Putyka
Companhia de Dança de Almada (Portugal): Ministério da Cultura / DGArtes and Câmara Municipal de Almada. Other partners: Antena 1, Canal 180
Derida Dance Centre / Art Link Foundation (Bulgaria): Sofia Municipality, Program “Culture” and National Culture Fund
Polski Teatr Tańca (Poland): Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region Marek Woźniak, Mayor of Poznań, Association of the Polish Stage Artists, bodytalk, e-teatr.pl, Taniec POLSKA, TVP Kultura
We’re happy to announce that CLASH! International Festival. The Hybrid
in Dance Models, between Classic and Contemporary will be held from the 8th to
the 13th of December 2020.
Starting at 6 pm CET (Bruxelles time), six events entirely dedicated to
#dance are going to be broadcasted on the official website www.clashproject.eu every day. #Screendance
performances and #talks will animate a unique online program created and
produced by the six European partners involved in the project Clash! When
Classic and Contemporary Dance Collide and New Forms Emerge. The Festival will
present a shared calendar of events to show the results of practical
investigations led during the European exchange by the project-partners from
In the coming days we will show you all the news abut the Festival!
On November 14th, at 4.00 pm CET (Bruxelles time), it will be broadcasted online the presentation of the eBook from the project CLASH! When classic and contemporary dance collide and new forms emerge – promoted by Balletto di Roma (Italy) and co-founded by Creative Europe Program of the European Union (Grant Agreement n. 2018-2031/001- 001). The event will see a round table with the authors Vito di Bernardi, Letizia Gioia Monda and Luca Ruzza, a team of researchers from the Sapienza University of Rome, project partner responsible for the articulation of the tacit knowledge from dance practice and its translation into a language accessible to a wide audience. They will illustrate how the eBook has been developed to be an interdisciplinary product to show important results of the investigations performed in the last two years by the five dance companies involved in the initiative: Balletto di Roma (IT), Polski Teatr Tanca (PL), 420PEOPLE (CZ), Derida Dance Center (BG); Companhia De Dança de Almada (PT). The presentation, introduced by Francesca Magnini (artistic director of Balletto di Roma), will see the interventions of representatives of two CLASH! project partners: Ana Macara, from Companhia De Dança de Almada, who will talk about the possible application of the eBook in dance education and audience development strategies. Atanas Maev, from Derida Dance Center/Art Link Foundation, will point on the opportunities to use this digital tool to support cultural diplomacy in the dance field.
Edited by Letizia Gioia Monda, the eBook has been created thanks to the collaboration of the designer Natan Andrea Ruzza and of the videomaker Chiara Crupi. It is accessible at the following link: https://www.ebook-clashproject.com/ ——- CREDITS The event is promoted by Sapienza University of Rome. In collaboration with Balletto di Roma. Intro: Francesca Magnini (artistic director of Balletto di Roma, IT) Round Table: Vito Di Bernardi (full professor of History of Dance at Department of History Anthropology Religions Art Performance of the Sapienza University of Rome, IT).Luca Ruzza (professor of Graphic Electronic and Digital Arts at the Department of Planning, Design, and Technology of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, IT).Letizia Gioia Monda (adjunct professor of Digital Technologies for Dance and Theatre Performance at Department of History Anthropology Religions Art Performance, Sapienza University of Rome, IT).Interventions: Ana Macara: (artistic director and research consultant of Companhia De Dança de Almada, Almada, PT) Atanas Maev: (art manager Derida Dance Center/Art Link Foundation, Sophia, BG) Technical Staff for the Live StreamingDirector and Scientific Consultant: Chiara Crupi Digital Content Manager: Matteo Carratoni Technical Assistant: Enrico Falzetti Production Coordinator: Letizia Gioia Monda
Preparation of the screendance performance “ORĪGĪ” by 420PEOPLE! In November we will share the official photos of the filming!
Choreography & Art director: Václav Kuneš Dancers: Francesca Amante & Fanny Barrouquère & Simona Machovičová Director & Camera: Tomáš Vlček Lights & AC & Grip & Script: Radim Krumpolc, Jan Faukner, David Borovský Backstage video & interview: Pavel Marek Music: Jan Šikl & Zabelov Group Production & Management: Aneta Jochim, Alžběta Málková, Magdaléna Řehořová, Marta Lajnerová Styling: Olo Křížová Location: Studio MAISELOVKA, Prague
Theme of the film is based on the primordial essence of humanity and the body itself, specifically on what we know where we come from – whether geographically, ideologically or sociologically. After meeting something new, we look for a way to adapt (to learn how to adapt). The adaptation is the basic theme of the film. The plot in the film brings together three dancers (three girls) who have their personal (basic) movement and dance style. Imagine a ballerina (classic ballet), a musical dancer (the broadway style) and a martial arts representative (contemporary dance). These three dancers and their diverse styles meet at one point, and the only possible way in which they can work together and communicate is to “adapt to each other”. Thanks to the initial duel (clash!) between the dancers, the new (fourth) style will be created, which will be the only means of communication. The storyline results in the main and best means of communication being our own body. The body is the best technology, the body is the only possible true aspect.
Film ORĪGĪ is part of Project Clash – when classic and contemporary dance collide and new forms emerge (Grant Agreement n° 2018 – 2032 /001 – 001, co-founded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.)
Co-funded by the
Creative Europe Programme
of the European Union
Grant Agreement n° 2018 – 2032 /001 – 001
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