Building a dancehouse Atelier 6 · Panel 3 · Recycling existing buildings

Full video of the third panel of the Atelier “Building a Dancehouse” that took place in Bassano del Grappa. The second day of the Atelier took place on 21st August. Moderated by Gabriel Smeets, the first round table of the day was about old buildings transformed and now used as houses for dance. We counted on the participation of Pia Krämer, Francesc Casadesús, Kerstin Evert, Joanna Leśnierowska and Daniel Favier.

Pia Krämer • Assistant to Artistic Director, International Projects, Residencies and Research • O Espaço do Tempo Montemor-o-Novo
Born in Germany, she lives since 15 years in Portugal and works at O Espaço do Tempo, which hosts 60 residences per year. As Assistant to the Artistic Director Rui Horta, she is responsible for the international residence, community projects and all the international projects. As a dance movement therapist, she is leading the dance movement research project O Corpo que Pensa in collaboration with several universities in Portugal and Germany.

Francesc Casadesús • Director • Mercat de les Flors Barcelona
Since 2005 he has been the director of the Mercat de les Flors, a performance space related to the movement arts with special interest in supporting artists at all stages of creation, securing support from audiences and fostering ties between dance and society. He previously worked as Marketing and Communication Manager for MACBA, as manager for the Cultural Institute in Vic and a producer on several shows. He holds a degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Cultural Management.

Kerstin Evert • Artistic Director • K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg
She studied Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen, where she did her doctorate on the theme of DanceLab-Contemporary Dance and New Technologies. From 2002 to 2006 she worked as dramaturge at Kampnagel. She founded the choreographic center K3 in Hamburg in August 2006 and is the Artistic Director of K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg since then.

Joanna Leśnierowska • Dance Program Curator • Art Stations Foundation Poznań/Old Brewery.
She is a dance curator, dramaturge and performance maker. Since 2004 she is in charge of the Art Stations Foundation’s Old Brewery New Dance Programme. It is a dance venue and workspace for creation and choreographic reflection with the mission of supporting professional artistic development of Polish dance makers. She also works as an artistic coach to young choreographers and light designer. In 2014 she received, together with Janusz Orlik, an award for Best Choreography of the Polish Dance Platform for Insight.

Daniel Favier • Director • La Briqueterie-CDC du Val de Marne and Dance Biennale of Val de Marne
He has been in charge of La Briqueterie and Dance Biennale of Val de Marne since 2009. He was the General Manager and Director of Development at the Hivernales of Avignon and worked on numerous European collaborative projects such as Métamorphoses and B-project at La Briqueterie and Trans Danse Europe at the Hivernales. He was the Administrator of Roc in Lichen Vertical dance company and, for 10 year, interpreter for L’Olifant company directed by Bernard Cordreaux.

Gabriel Smeets • Artistic Director • Cullbergbaletten Stockholm
He studied visual arts and arts journalism. Since May 2015, he is the Artistic Director of Cullberg Ballet, the national contemporary dance company in Sweden. From 2007 until 2014 he was the Artistic Director of the SNDO, the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. From 2000 until 2006 he worked as a Dance Critic in The Netherlands and he was the Dance Editor for the Dutch monthly magazine TM (Theatermaker).