aerowaves Spring Forward

dance for changing times
25-27 March 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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What is Aerowaves?

Aerowaves is a Europe-wide network started in 1996, which brings together dance specialists from 34 countries to look at the work of young choreographers. From the outset, this resulted in ten performance opportunities at The Place in London as part of the Resolution! festival as well as many other informal presentations around Europe.

For the first time in 2009, over 70 additional performances were confirmed in 22 other European cities: Moscow, Oslo, Tallinn, Vilnius, Copenhagen, Dublin, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Prague, Poznan, Warsaw, Zurich, Lausanne, Bassano del Grappa, Rome, Porto, Limassol, Osijek and Zagreb. This increased to over 80 in 2010, and we anticipate nearly 100 opportunities in 2011. Application for 2012 is open to any artist in geographical Europe, although performances will not be offered in their country of residence.

Who is it for?
It's for emerging choreographers and companies who have not yet done much touring abroad.

How does it work?
Artists complete an online application (the deadline in 2011 is 19 September) and send 2 identical DVDs to London of the work they wish to present. They may now add performance dates for the proposed work under Candidates in the Aerowaves calendar (www.aerowaves.org). The Aerowaves partners meet to assess the DVDs in late October and their advice helps the Presenters in choosing works for the following year. 20 companies are also selected for the Aerowaves Spring Forward. All these performances are shown under Companies in the Aerowaves calendar (www.aerowaves.org). Each year other informal opportunities arise and work has been presented through Aerowaves in the majority of the countries represented at its meeting.

For further information including a full list of Aerowaves partners and priority companies for 2011, please visit www.aerowaves.org.

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