EDN Atelier in Barcelona “Artists and structures: how we transform ourselves” · Programme

16 – 17 FEBRUARY 2018

We want to propose practical working and research groups to imagine how the institution can involve artists in its processes and how these relationships can be maintained and become fruitful for both society and the arts sector. The programme also includes project presentations and closing sessions of conclusions.

The programme is structured over two days. The first day is curated by Mercat de les Flors and the second day by the PEA (Artistic Expansion Programme) research group.

It will take place in the framework of the 6th edition of the SÂLMON< festival as part of the programme of mobility and actions for professionals.

We understand mobility to be something far beyond a simple tool. Mobility is one of the foundations of which much of the art is built. Artists were mobile long before the advent of globalisation: they have always taken the world as a scenario, as a springboard on which to develop their work. In this sense, we feel called upon to act. Consequently, for the last three years, the festival has adopted a dynamic and strategic attitude with the aim of generating two-way interconnection and spaces for exchange, which encourage the movement of local, national and international artists and their contexts.

The Atelier also takes place in the framework of the EDN activities co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. It is focused on the theme Strengthening Professional Practice, one of the strategic lines for the network for the next four years. Within this strategic itinerary and in response to shifting needs, EDN is collaborating with a range of partners to seek new approaches to uphold the professional viability of the workforce of the contemporary dance sector.

Mercat de les Flors, Graner and European Dancehouse Network (EDN).

Artists and professionals working in institutions interested on rethinking the ways and practices that result from the relationship between artists and structures; and interested on education, professional development and arts.

Atelier is open to 50 people.
Inscriptions: participa@mercatflors.cat
Fee: 50€ (festival performances included)

Download the pdf programme here.

16th February

The first day’s programme is curated by Mercat de les Flors. We want to use the new project of the dancehouse of Barcelona to propose space to think and work together to the following questions:

– Artists and structures – how can we coexist?
– How can the structures support artists nowadays?
– Sustainability of the artists within the structures
– How the artists and the structures can work together to be sustainable
– Artists inside structures, structures together with the artists

We want to involve different profiles, teams and projects we are building that aim to adapt, modify and produce changes. If possible we would like to test in our own dancehouse some of the ideas that can come up after the Atelier.

9:00 – 9:30h. Arrival to Mercat de les Flors. Building guided visit and introduction.
9:30 – 10:30h. Body Practice. By Big Bouncers. This session must be followed by all participants as a first approach that will prepare the body for the rest of the day. Comfortable clothing is required.
10:45 – 11:00h. Welcome Speech.
11:00 – 12:00h. Round Table. With Mathilde Monnier, Azucena Klett and Àngels Margarit.
12:00 – 12:30h. Coffee Break
12:30 – 14:00h. Working Group. Session 1: participants will be divided in small groups and will work on themes/questions arising from the round table. Facilitated by artists: Quim Bigas, Big Bouncers, Pere Faura, Roser López Espinosa, Andrés Corchero.
14:00 – 15:00h. Lunch Break
15:00 – 16:00h. Working Group. Session 2: small groups will continue working on the proposed themes and prepare to report back to all the participants their consideration/findings.
16:00 – 17:00h. Conclusions
18:00 on. Festival SÂLMON< programme. Performances by Bárbara Sánchez, Carmelo Fernández, Sònia Gómez, El Conde de Torrefiel, Aimar Pérez Galí.

17th February

The second day programme is curated by the PEA (Artistic Expansion Programme) Graner’s research programme participants: Aimar Pérez Galí, Bárbara Sánchez, Societat Doctor Alonso, El Conde de Torrefiel, Jorge Dutor and Guillem Mont de Palol, Jaime Conde-Salazar, Eduardo Bonito, Elena Carmona and Cristina Alonso. During the day, PEA will facilitate the reflection on innovations in artistic teaching and professional development and will link to the project to create the ADAV (Delocalized Academy of Live Arts).

9:30 – 9:45h. Introduction to the day and link with the findings of the first day.
9:45 – 10:15h. Introduction to PEA project and ADAV.
10:15 – 11:30h. Presentation of projects. Liberus Artium Universitas, Madrid. By Isidro López Aparicio + Programa sin Créditos, Madrid. By Selina Blasco and Lila Insúa.
11:30 – 12:00h. Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:30h. Working Group. Session 1: focusing on themes related to training practice, education, professional development and questions arisen in the previous talks. Facilitated by project PEA participant artists.
13:30 – 15:00h. Lunch Break
15:00 – 16:00h. Working Group. Session 2: continuation
16:00 – 17:00h. Conclusions. Facilitated by Jaime Conde-Salazar (dramaturge)
18:00 on. Festival SÂLMON< programme. Performances by Cris Blanco, Patricia Caballero & Mónica Valenciano, Societat Doctor Alonso.