We are happy to announce that in August 2012, the Body/Mind Foundation joined the APAP network and for the next five years, together with eight other European partners, it will participate in Performing Europe (2011-2016), a program for contemporary performing arts supported by the European Union. APAP (Advancing Performing Arts Project), which has been in existence for 10 years, has produced over 100 artistic programs and has created the European network for the exchange of artists, art projects, cultural workers, and practical knowledge. It has successfully introduced programs to connect the international and the local aspects of contemporary arts.
With Body/Mind joining the project, three young Polish choreographers have been selected to be supported by the network: Kaya Kołodziejczyk, Marysia Stokłosa, and Karol Tymiński.
The Performing Europe program will be initiated in Poland on September 21, 2012, at the 11th Body/Mind Festival, with the production of the Danish choreographer, Mette Ingvartsen, All the Way out There.
For more information about APAP see: http://www.apapnet.eu
At the same time, the Body/Mind Foundation completed the second stage of the European Open Latitudes Project and is applying for its continuation. Created with the support of the European Union cultural program in 2008, by three main partners: Latitudes Contemporaines (France), Les Halles de Schaerbeek (Belgium), Le manège.mons / Maison Folie (Belgium), and the Body/Mind Foundation, the project has two affiliated partners: La Maison Folie de Wazemme (France) and l’Arsenic (Switzerland); in 2010, the project invited new partners: le Teatro delle Moire, the organizer of the Milano dance Festival; the interdisciplinary SÍN Culture Centre from Budapest; and Le Phénix-Scène Nationale de Valenciennes (France).
The project supported the productions of more than 20 European choreographers, including five Polish artists: Teatr Bretoncaffe, Karol Tymiński, Cecko/Tuka/Wach, Kozak&Rowiński, Mikołaj Mikołajczyk/Tomasz Bazan. It organized around 280 days of artistic residencies and staged performances. The conclusion of the 11th Body/Mind Festival will bring a musical performance (M)imosa, supported by the network.
For more information on Open Latitudes see: http://www.latitudescontemporaines.com
The Body/Mind Foundation is also the official Polish partner of the European Aerowaves network, whose aim it is to promote young European choreographers. The network was initiated in 1996 by John Ashford, the long-standing director of The Place in London. It brings together dance professionals from 30 European countries such as directors of dance festivals and theaters, producers, critics, and renowned artists. The aim of the network participants is to search out talented individuals in their home countries and to facilitate and promote their careers on the international level. Up to date, two Polish artists have been selected to TOP 10! Aerowaves: Rafał Dziemidok (2010) and Ola Borys (2011). At the 11th Body/Mind Festiwal we will have the opportunity to see two young choreographers selected by the Network: Tabea Martin and Alessandro Sciarroni who will be revisiting the Festival.
For more information about Aerowaves see: http://www.aerowaves.org