Life Long Burning

General Project Description:

Life Long Burning (LLB) is a project supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union and dedicated to the sustainable support of the European contemporary dance and performance field and the enlargement of its audience. It is implemented throughout a five-year period (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2018) by a wide-spread and highly professional network of dance associations, companies and production houses: 4Culture (RO), CCN Montpellier (FR), Cullberg Ballet (SE), danceWEB (AT), Het Veem Theater (NL), Lokomotiva (MK), Station (RS), Tala Dance Center (HR), Uferstudios (DE), Ultima Vez (BE), Workshop Foundation (HU) and workspacebrussels (BE). Through its various activities, LLB strengthens transnational cooperations, fosters the mobility of artists and their works, contributes to career development, cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and promotes knowledge transfer, audience outreach and the public display of dance. It comprises of 10 activities: Prix Jardin d'Europe (European dance prize for emerging choreography), Dance Radar Europe (virtual PR platform), Dance Works! (co-production of dance productions), Critical Practice (training program for emerging dance writers), danceWEB Scholarships (training program for emerging dancers), Wild Cards (support of artistic development through residencies and workshops), Performance Situation Room (research and knowledge-sharing modules), teachback (research on dance education), Dance fiction (open source documentation/publications on project activities) and SuSy-Support System (education and development of young dance administrators).

Read more about Life Long Burning (LLB) here.




Call for dancers

Wild Card Slot 2015/2016

In the frame of the EU network project Life Long Burning Cullberg Ballet and I.C.I - Centre Chorégraphique de Montpellier/ Languedoc Roussillon are calling for applications for dance artists based in Sweden to participate in a workshop led by Jennifer Lacey and Wally Cardona as a part of the institution’s Exerce MA program.

The workshop is based on the project The Set Up, a series of eight full-length dances by Jennifer Lacey and Wally Cardona and eight international masters of existent dance forms. Each dance displaces contemporary practice by living temporarily within a distinct tradition of mastery. Initiated in 2012, the development of the series is evolving over a 5-year long practice of “embodiment”, grounded in a pedagogical and performance-based process. The series’ construction is a recurring re-examination of habitual aesthetic valuations, both physical and conceptual. It is purposefully designed to confront belief systems that are knowingly, and unknowingly, transferred from body to body, culture to culture, generation to generation.

When: 3-13 November, 2015

Where: Montpellier, France

Fees covered: International travel to Montpellier, accommodation costs, per diem,
educational costs for a maximum of EUR 2.500 all included.

Application: Submit your biography and letter of motivation by 15 September to Jane Hopper,

Additional: Fluency in French is an advantage, but not a requirement.

Contact I.C.I: Anne Bautz, / 0033 7 86 96 03 31

Contact Cullberg Ballet: Jane Hopper, / +46 (0) 70 637 59 30

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.