The travelling international development programme of Springdance – Europe in Motion – has taken place in Istanbul, Turkey. From September 30 until October 10, ten new upcoming choreographers from the four partner countries entered into a week of discussions and dialogues about their work during the dance festival iDANS and they presented short previews to the audience. Journalist Ingrid van Frankenhuyzen was there and wrote a report. Read it here.
Europe in Motion is a project supported by the EU, initiated by Springdance (Utrecht, NL) and conjoined by three international partners: Brut (Vienna, AT), Dance4 (Nottingham, UK) and iDANS (Istanbul, TUR).
Next to intensive dialogue and discussion sessions, guided by mentors, the participants have had the chance to develop “first propositions” and work-in-progresses relevant to the questions and concerns iDANS 05 raises to an interested and engaged audience on October 9th in a marathon program between 14:30-19:30.
The selected participants of EIM in Istanbul are:
NL: Florentina Holzinger, Simon Tanguy
TR: Özlem Alkış, İlkay Türkoğlu, Şebnem Yüksel
AT: Ewa Bankowska, Clélia Colonna
UK: Simone Kenyon, Sara Lindström
Extra: Ana Pi
They were mentored and coached by renowned choreographers Jonathan Burrows (UK) and Mustafa Kaplan (TUR).
image: Simon Tanguy [photo by Nellie de Boer]