Artists in Process 2023: Emerging
Dance House Lefkosia
September – October 2023
Application deadline: 26th of April 2023
Dance House Lefkosia (L-DH) offers the opportunity to two upcoming artists based in Cyprus to use the space for five weeks and present their development of the project as a work in progress or have a premiere in the end of the period. L-DH will offer: (A) free use of the space and their infrastructure for 15 hours per week (according to the artists and the L-DH availability), (B) mentoring during the rehearsal period and free participation to the online masterclass on Verbal Communication of Choreographic Creation, Research and Education with Christos Polymenakos and (C) an honorarium of 400 euros per selected proposal. Additionally, any possible ticket income from the performances will be given fully to the artists. Services such as technical support, video and photo documentation of the presentation are the artists’ responsibility.
Priority will be given to young artists taking their first steps and who have not participated in L-DH’s previous residencies or festivals.
Masterclass on Verbal Communication of Choreographic Creation, Research and Education * Bodies * Words * Dances *: 31st of May και 7th of June, 10:00-13:30
Rehearsal Period: 11th of September – 20th of October
(The 3 online meetings/mentoring will be realized during this period in communication with the Dance House and the mentor)
Final Presentations: 21st-22nd of October
The interested artists can send the following information at email@example.com with subject APPLICATION ARTISTS IN PROCESS 2023: EMERGING by Wednesday 26th of April. The selection committee will be comprised of Petros Konnaris (Artistic Director of L-DH), Christos Polymenakos (Creator, Researcher, Educator), and one more person to be announced soon.
Short bio (max 200 words):
Website or sample from a previous work (if any):
You can submit your answers to the following questions in a written text or verbally in a video format.
Question 1: Theme: What are you interested in exploring in this program?
Question 2: Methodology: How will you explore the theme? With what tools?
Question 3: What references relate to your project and in what ways? You can mention two references e.g a performance, a film, a poem, an image, a thought.
Description of * Bodies * Words * Dances *:
* Bodies * Words * Dances * is an intensive masterclass consisting of Christos Polymenakos’ body/word Performance Writing methodology principal notions and tools. At its core lays content from the acclaimed Do You Speak Dance? and the multimodal diary for artistic processes.
Self-diagnostic tropes, exercises for multimodal documentation and conveyance, bespoke tryouts in the field of practice of each participant are included. There is also the possibility to work on past, current or future project.
Specifically designed for online participation, it allows and welcomes being in the spaces that relate to your own practice, wherever those are.
Between the two meetings, participants are expected to try out and send tasks directly related to their own creative, research or educational methodology.
Christos Polymenakos is a creator, performer, researcher and educator, creator of the body/word – Performance Writing method. He holds an MA in Performance Writing (Merit) from University College Falmouth Incorporating Dartington College of Arts, where he studied with a scholarship from the Hellenic Centre for Theatre and Dance.
Christos has been developing and applying the body/word methodology in the field of Performance Writing as practiced in Dartington College of Arts, since 2010, in creation and dramaturgy, in teaching dramaturgy, improvisation, acting, critical analysis and feedback for professionals, amateurs and students.
He has collaborated as a dramaturg, performer, researcher, and educator in various fields of theatre, dance, creative and Performance Writing.
His creative, research and educational work has been hosted by state and private artistic and educational institutions and festivals in Greece, abroad and online. He was the chief dance editor of highlights, arts and culture magazine, and a member of the State Committee for Dance Subsidies of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.