Since the centre opened in 2009, there have been ten editions (October 2009, April 2010, January 2011, February 2012, February 2013, February 2014, January 2015, January 2016, January 2017 and December 2017), in which over 250 choreographic projects have been created by more than 700 professionals.
COMPANIES SELECTED IN THE 10th OPEN CALL
These are the 21 projects, selected from a total of 268 companies from 29 countries, for the 10th artistic residencies programme. To choose the winning projects, a selection committee was set up made up of four relevant figures on the contemporary dance scene: Ángels Margarit, director of the Mercat de les Flors; Aymar Crosnier, managing director of Creation, Programming & International Activities at the National Dance Centre in France; Joel Toledo (non-voting committee member), Dance Consultant of the Autonomous Region of Madrid and Natalia Álvarez Simó, director of the Canal Dance Centre and co-director of the Canal Theatres.
The residencies programme is directed at both creative individuals and companies, whether longstanding or emerging, who wish to develop their work in the fields of dance and the arts of movement and whose aim is to investigate or develop new projects within this sphere.
As a novelty this year, this 10th edition will offer two types of residency:
CREATIVE RESIDENCIES: aimed at developing those performing arts projects which are either new or unfinished creations. The objective is to develop and conclude said projects at the CDC, within the timeframe of the residency. The projects chosen for this residency will enjoy a three-month residency period, a grant of 2,400 euros and will be presented as part of the Abierto en Canal exhibition programme. The six companies selected for the creative residencies are:
– FM Art Collective. Project title: Bashdoor. Contemporary Dance. Spain.
– Company Jesús Fernández. Project title: Puntos Inacabados (Unfinished Points). Flamenco dance, Spain.
– Laimperfecta. Project title: Twist (or how to turn thoughts). Contemporary Dance. Spain.
– Company Janet Novás. Project title: Lugares comunes (Common places). Contemporary Dance. Spain.
– Co-Lapso. Project title: Cenotafio (Cenotaph). Urban dance. Spain.
– Company Manuel Rodríguez. Project title: Body on Paper. Contemporary Dance. Spain.
INVESTIGATIVE RESIDENCIES: aimed at supporting the exploration, investigation and development of ongoing projects. In this case, the residency has a duration of two months. The fifteen companies selected for the investigative residencies are:
– Twins Experiment. Project: Everlasting softness. Contemporary Dance. Spain.
– Sara Cano Dance Company. Project: Vengo… (I’m coming…) Contemporary Dance. Spain.
– Company Dani Pannullo. Project: Investigation for ATLAS: Map of moves. Urban dance. Spain.
– Company Poliana Lima. Project: Hoy, Ayer, Mañana (Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow). Contemporary Dance. Spain.
– Company Manuel Liñan. Project: Baile de autor (Experimental dance). Flamenco. Spain.
– Company Juan Carlos Lérida. Project: Flamenco-logos. New flamenco. Spain.
– KOR’SIA. Project: Human. Contemporary Dance. Spain.
– Company Paula Quintana. Project: Cuerpo y Cámara (Body and Camera). Dance theatre. Spain.
– Company María de Dueñas & Inma Marín. Project: Las tres muertes de Tristán (The three deaths of Tristan). Contemporary Dance. Spain.
– Company Evangelia Kolyra. Project: Code bend time + new production. Performance dance. United Kingdom.
– Company Esther Rodríguez-Barbero. Project: We can dance. Contemporary Dance. Spain.
– Camaralucida. Project: Canibalismo (Cannibalism). Contemporary Dance. Spain.
– Company Aída Colmenero Díaz. Project: Abismo (Abyss). Contemporary Dance. Spain.
– Company Annie Pui Ling Lok. Project: Environments for encounter. Contemporary Dance. Spain.
– Company Paloma Calle. Project: Roland. Stage creation. Spain.
The 268 projects that applied for residencies in this 10th open call come from 27 different countries: obviously Spain (62% of applications), but also Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Malta, Greece, Hungary, Russia, Armenia, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Finland, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, the United States, Israel and Costa Rica.
Last year, for the 9th open call, a total of 126 projects applied for residencies. This year, we have received more than double the number of applications.
The objective of the residencies programme is to support performing arts professionals by granting them the use of privileged work spaces, as well as time, so that they may investigate, create, have access to resources for training and share their artistic processes.