Description of the series
The Nairobi Performance Series is a production platform that aims to support new productions and cross-disciplinary working methods. The series will be held four times a year, each edition showcasing new works. The series is a model about responding, innovating and creating new contexts for quality artistic dance production.
The Nairobi Performance Series provides an opportunity for the performers and creators to develop new ideas, pursue local and international collaborative projects and build on their collective skils and experience to find new working modes in an ever changing environment of technology.
The series aims to bring together multiple dance artists and participants who work in diverse art forms or contexts. Therefore working across disciplines, with different personalities and sharing processes, is very significant to the platform.
The programme is curated by Kefa Oiro and Moturi Kebaya. The selection process will involve four persons, the curators and two representatives of Goethe-Institut Kenya.
The Nairobi Performance Series will emphasise on:
•Presenting the production/premiere of the production to the public
•Documenting the work/production
•Encouraging the practice of sharing outcomes of research with public
Who can apply:
We are seeking applications from dance artists/choreographers as well as performance creators in Kenya. We will consider applications from individuals or collectives. Applicants must:
•Have started developing a new project/production
•Be willing to engage in a facilitated process/open discussion
•Applicant is required to source for third party for space costs during the period of
What it involves:
• 2 months to develop the work
• Premiere of the work
• Documentation of the work, possibly including open studio sharing
• A discussion on dance and cross-/inter-disciplinary practices by the featured artists
• Performance fee
• Video documentation of process and work
• Technical assistance during rehearsals for premiere
• Space for technical rehearsals (2 days maximum)
How to apply:
Send the details of your work to the following email address:
Please include short videos or good resolution pictures of the work.
Deadline for March applications: 20th January 2015,
Deadline for June applications extended to: 20th March 2015
You will receive a confirmation of receipt within three working days, and applicants will be notified of our decision by email before 31st January 2015. Confirmation of participation will be required 7 days after selection.
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