P.A.R.T.S. Research Studios 2017–18: Movement x Sound x Word

P.A.R.T.S. Research Studios 2017–18: Movement x Sound x Word

Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.)

Naima Mazic, Poly’s Pulse. Photo: Tine Declerck.
January 31, 2017
P.A.R.T.S. Research Studios 2017–18: Movement x Sound x Word

Performing Arts Research and Training Studios
Van Volxemlaan 164
1990 Brussels

[email protected]


P.A.R.T.S. Research Studios is a 1-year program dedicated to artistic investigation in choreography, dance, and performance. It is aimed at young dance and performance artists who are curious to engage in an in-depth study of a topic/field contextualized in their own research.

The program will investigate reflective orality/aurality, how dancing and choreography could be sourced from experimental poetry and music.

The crisscross of sound, word, and movement has had a substantial legacy in the 20th century. More recently, poetry has re-emerged in dance and visual art, renewing imagination beyond an instrumental trade in ideas. Comparably, contemporary music explores a new imaginary of sound through the ethnomusicological study of tuning, reinventing instruments and composing sound and bodily movement. These experiments in music and poetry converge in listening: in temporalizing perception and thought, opening up an attitude of reception, and delving into what is not immediately given.

The coordinators of this program, the performance theorist and musicologist Bojana Cvejić and the musician and dramaturge Alain Franco have devised a trajectory of research inputs from a number of choreographers, dancers, composers, musicologists, philosophers, writers such as Michael Beil, Jonathan Burrows, Mette Edvardsen, Tristan Garcia, Mette Ingvartsen, Janne-Camilla Lyster, Luk Vaes, Kristien Van den Brande, Myriam Van Imschoot, Daniel Linehan, François Nicolas, Stefan Prins, Robin Schulkowski and others. Additionally, Cvejić and Franco maintain the collective platform in which the research projects of the participants are embedded.

The program is organized on a weekly basis into workshops and seminars (3–5 days long) and periods of self-directed individual or collective research. Participants are strongly encouraged to collaborate with each other.

The program runs from September 11, 2017 until September 14, 2018 in blocks of 4–8 weeks with 1–2 weeks break and a long Summer break.

For whom? 
Young choreographers/performers/dramaturges who hold at least a BA in choreography/dance/dramaturgy or who have at least 3 years of professional experience. Maximum 12 participants

How to apply? 
Preselection by dossier—deadline March 27, 2017
Audition (by invitation only): April 10–13, 2017, in Brussels

How much? 
Registration and tuition fee: 5000 EUR. Scholarships will be available.

More information? 
Further details about the programme, profile of the participants and application procedure can be found on our website.

Information sessions across Europe
There will be information sessions about the program in Amsterdam, Lisbon, Paris, Stockholm, and other European cities in February and March. Check the website for dates and places!


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