Migrant Bodies is a project created in partnership between
- CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea - Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Bassano del Grappa, Italy),
- La Briqueterie - Centre de développement chorégraphique du Val de Marne (Paris, France),
- Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique (Monreal, Québec/Canada),
- The Dance Centre (Vancouver, British Columbia/Canada)
- HIPP The Croatian Institute for Dance and Movement (Zagreb, Croatia).
CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea - Comune di Bassano del Grappa is a public body in the north east of Italy. It's Centro per la Scena Contemporanea is a dynamic dance house dedicated to the development of the culture of contemporary dance in the Veneto region while its Operaestate Festival involves 39 cities and presents 400 interdisciplinary performances each season in theatres, castles, parks, villas and museums. Centro per la Scena Contemporanea is devoted to the artistic development, community projects, productions, promotion of artistic mobility. It offers more than 24 residencies to Italian and international artists every year. Comune di Bassano del Grappa is committed to developing new and enhanced ways of engaging participants and audiences whilst continuing to focus strongly on building a sustainable future for dance as the Italian’s leading supporter of dance artists. It is committed to transforming and enriching lives through dance, to shaping where dance is going next. Comune di Bassano del Grappa is one of the pioneers, in Italy,in promoting intedisciplinary and international dance research programmes. It is the Italian associate member of the European Dancehouse (EDN) and of the Aerowaves networks. It has extensive experience in leading and co-organising projects supported by the EU Culture 2000-2006 and 2007-2013 programmes and Life Long Learning Programme.
La Briqueterie - CDC du Val-de-Marne is a dedicated venue for dance which opened its doors in March 2013 in Vitry-sur-Seine, at the outskirts of Paris. It features three rehearsal studios, a fully-equipped performance space, a forecourt with tiered seating and a landscaped garden.
With over 30 years of experience, the Choreographic Development Centre (CDC) of Val-de-Marne which inhabits its walls aims to:
• Support choreographic creation through co-productions, studio space and artists’ residencies;
• Promote choreography among a large audience, through its season, Biennial festival and Les Plateaux. Collaborations are conducted at regional level with partner theatres and organisations, at national level with the Choreographic Development Centres network, and internationally through its European and international projects;
• Enhance public awareness of and involvement in dance at all levels through participatory practices.
The CDC has been publishing the magazine Repères, cahier de danse since 2003. Directed by Daniel Favier since 2009, La Briqueterie is a space dedicated to the moving body where new relationships between art and society are being invented. It is funded by The General Council of Val-de-Marne, DRAC, the Région Ile-de-France and the municipality of Vitry-sur- Seine.
Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique has supported professionals on both technical and artistic levels, offering them spaces and services adapted to research, creation, training, and development in contemporary dance and getting involved in its milieu. With 5 studios located in 2 venues at its disposal, its programming—which includes master classes, workshops, mentorship projects, residencies, and [inter]national exchanges—is constantly improved in order to better meet the artists’ needs. Encounters, public rehearsals and perfor-mances as well as cultural mediation projects contribute to the visibility of the discipline, allowing the general public to discover the specificity of the creative process in dance.
A pioneer organization in resource sharing, Circuit-Est counts 9 contemporary dance member companies: Louise Bédard Danse, Sylvain Émard Danse, Danièle Desnoyers/Le Carré des Lombes, Fortier Danse-Création, Et Marianne et Simon, Danse Carpe Diem/Emmanuel Jouthe, maribé – sors de ce corps, Frédérick Gravel/Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup, and Mayday. Contributing to the development of a unique management model open to the whole community, they are part of an artistic and organizational research and exploration centre whose mission is to support choreographic creation in a radically changing socio-economic context. In return for their financial contribution and involvement in the management of the choreographic centre, these companies benefit from a constructive and stimulating working environment, one that favours collaboration and solidarity, as well as the exchange of knowledge and expertise.
The combined efforts of its members and team make Circuit-Est a dynamic place, which has rapidly become an inspiring example for the dance milieu in Québec, in Canada, and abroad.
Circuit-Est received the 2013 "I love dance/J'aime la danse" Organization Award by the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA)
Migrant Bodies is supported by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Conseil des arts de Montréal for the Montréal part of the project.
The Dance Centre established in 1986 in Vancouver as a resource centre for dance professionals and the public in British Columbia, The Dance Centre has evolved into a multifaceted organization offering a range of activities that is unparalleled in Canadian dance. Our goal is to support the development of dance and to nurture an environment where it can thrive. We offer programs and resources supporting the professional development of artists, including residencies, choreographic projects and research labs. We present public performances and events throughout the season, including the Global Dance Connections contemporary dance series featuring local, national and international artists; the Discover Dance! noon hour series, featuring culturally diverse dance styles; the biennial showcase Dance In Vancouver; and an annual Open House. The Dance Centre also manages Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada's flagship dance facility, which opened in 2001 and has become a hub for the BC dance community, housing six studios and a black box production/performance space for performances, rehearsals, classes and events. As the principal source of information about dance in the province, The Dance Centre promotes the local dance scene through an online performance calendar, dance publications and the dissemination of information to presenters worldwide.
The Dance Centre received a Downtown Vancouver Association Achievement Award (2000), a Spirit of Vancouver Award for outstanding spirit and commitment to the community and the arts (2002) and a Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association Appreciation Award for its outstanding contribution to downtown Vancouver (2012).
HIPP Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples - The Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance is a not for profit organization instrumental in pioneering and enhancing infrastructural support for the independent contemporary dance and mime in Croatia. This multifaceted organization prides itself with several ongoing projects that have left a lasting impact on the development of the dance sector in the region. Over a three decades through a series of interconnected projects The Institute has produced and promoted several generations of Croatian dance artists contributing substantially to raising awareness for contemporary dance in Croatia as well as forging partnerships for international cultural exchange and collaboration, ensuring an increasing presence of the new generation of Croatian dance makers on international markets. The Institute’s work is multi-layered: Dance Week Festival, Zagreb Dance Center, EU projects and other local/national projects.