Jardin d’Europe is a project dedicated to the establishment of a sustainable European infrastructure for the professionalisation of emerging dancers, choreographers, dance administrators and dance writers. Its main objective is to organise individual artistic projects liable to become a driving force in an emerging dance market throughout Europe.
Jardin d’Europe is organised as a network of European dance institutions (dance training centres, dance companies or festival organizers) with a priority in Middle and Eastern European Countries (4CULTURE/RO, Bimeras Culture Foundation/TR, CCN Montpellier/FR, Cullberg Ballet/SE, danceWEB/AT, Lokomotiva/MK, Southbank Centre / UK, Station/YU, Ultima Vez/BE, Workshop Foundation/HU).
Jardin d’Europe is based on the success story of the European project danceWEB-Europe, which - with the support of the European Union - enabled a break-up of innovative actions with a recognized European added value in the field of production and dissemination of contemporary dance.
Supported by the the European Culture Programme (2007 – 2013), Jardin d'Europe is a good opportunity to develop an altogether new comprehensive project with the objective to overcome the precarious status of contemporary dance in Europe and to build a reliable hub for contemporary dance and its relating art forms (visual arts, film, music, philosophy, theatre, fashion, architecture).
The network activities of Jardin d’Europe are planned in a period of five years starting July 2008. Each year the results of the accompanying evaluation processes will be used to reframe the process according to the current necessities. Its well elaborated elements are linked together to support the qualification and professionalisation of the emerging players of our art form on a European level.
Jardin d’Europe - residency opportunity in Bucharest
Dates: June 10 – June 23, 2013
Location: WASP – Working Art Space and Production, Bucharest
Number of participants: open
The residency includes:
- 4-5 studio hours/day at WASP studios
- dramaturgical support
- a final public presentation
4Culture covers the following expenses:
- international travel (max. EUR 500)
- financial support: EUR 1 000
- updated CV, project description, links to previous works (if applicable)
Who can apply
Only emerging choreographers and professional dancers coming from and/or resident in Sweden are eligible to apply!
Application deadline: April 22, 2013
Please send your application to; firstname.lastname@example.org
The following productions were in the competition for the Prix Jardin d'Europe 2012
Christine Borch (DE/DK) „The body that comes“
Jefta van Dinther (SE/NL) & Minna Tiikkainen (FI/NL) & David Kiers (NL) „GRIND“
Naoko Tanaka (DE/JP) „Die Scheinwerferin“
Azra Ibrahimovic (HR) & Aleksandar Georgiev (MK/BG) & Jovana Rakic Kiselcic (RS) „Concerto for three bodies“
Florentina Holzinger (DE/AT) „Silk“
Eeva Muilu & Milja Sarkola (FI) „In Human Disguise“
Georgia Vardarou (BE/GR) „Hardcore research on dance“
An Kaler (AT) „Insignificant Others (learning to look sideways“
The Loose Collective (AT) „Here comes the crook“
Ula Sickle (BE/CA) „Light Solos“
The Bandaloop (AT) „Stardoom“
Sebastian Matthias (DE) „Tremor“
Fabian Barba (BE/EC) „a personal yet collective history“
A jury consisting of three international dance experts (Bettina Kogler/imagetanz, Koen Kwanten/APAP, Gergely Tallo/Workshop Foundation) viewed and discussed all 13 nominated productions and awarded the Prix Jardin d'Europe 2012 in the frame of the award ceremony, on August 12, 2012, 5pm at the Odeon Theatre Vienna.
The prize went in equal shares to
Eeva Muilu & Milja Sarkola (FI) for the production „In Human Disguise“
EUR 5.000,- and an artistic residency
Florentina Holzinger (NL/AT) for the production „Silk“
EUR 5.000,- and an artistic residency
The sculpture „Papilotte“ designed by fine artist Heiri Häfliger (recommended by Atelier Franz West) went to: Naoko Tanaka (DE/JP) for the production „Die Scheinwerferin“
The jury consisting of the three dance experts Bettina Kogler (imagetanz / Austria), Koen Kwanten (APAP / Belgium) and Gergely Tallo (Workshop Foundation / Hungary) explained its decision to give the price not to the performance they appreciated the most, but to use the Prix Jardin d’Europe to support, stimulate and invest in the future, to give it to the artists they consider to have the biggest potential, deserves the most to be supported and stimulated to continue, and for whom the impact of the prize might be the biggest.
The jury also decided to give the price not to one person, but to give several prices, consisting not only of a financial support, but also of residencies in order to give them new possibilities, experiences and environments for the continuation of their artistic work.
Their decision to hand out the sculpture designed by Heiri Häfliger to Naoko Tanaka the jury members explained in their speech: "Then, we also decided to give the sculpture of Heiri Häfliger nominated by Atelier Franz West to still someone else, as a symbolic appreciation and stimulus to continue finding his/her way. In this case we want stimulate an artist coming from a different artistic field, crossing borders, looking for a new territory!"