We, the landscape: a minisymposium
28-29 Nov 2022, Prague Creative Centre
WE ARE ORGANIZING A MINI-SYMPOSIUM ON STRATEGIES FOR CENTRAL EUROPEAN PERFORMANCES ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD.
Dance and theatre can be valuable in addressing the destruction of the landscape. Endangered sites face, among other things, erosion, drainage, over-tourism in the landscape, over-exploitation of natural resources, deforestation, loss of biodiversity or degradation of ecosystems.
The informal mini-symposium WE, THE LANDSCAPE invites dance and theatre artists and scientists working on these issues to summarize and share strategies for creating meaningful dance and theatre projects about environmental questions in Central Europe to each other and the Czech public.
This is an opportunity to bring together recent findings, including those of Central European dance and theatre makers exploring and testing possible new strategies during their artistic and scientific residencies such as the ones of our very own THE NATURE OF US project.
The program details can be found here.
Registration for the symposium is here: shorturl.at/sILXY
We are looking forward to welcoming you all!
The NATURE OF US VIDEO IS RELEASED
The summer is almost over and we are now tuning into new season. It’s best to start by sharing some special moments of THE NATURE OF US CONFERENCE at the Sobieszewo Island (May 2022) – a beautiful gathering of bodies&minds, thoughts, practices and ideas for the future.
Watch the beautiful video made by Emil Neumann and check for reflections shared by the participants of the project on our blog www.natureofus.art
You can reach Emil on his Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/neumaneumaneuma/
THE AFTERMATH OF THE SOBIESZEWO ISLAND CONFERENCE
The Sobieszewo Island Conference took place in Gdańsk, Poland in May 2022.
Several discussions were held and our participants shared their feedbacks and reports on the conference, its content and our mutual concerns and individual ideas regarding the artistic researches and issues that lie in the heart of the Nature of Us.
All can be found now in section SOBIESZEWO ISLAND CONFERENCE along with a photo journal from our 3 days on the island.
DETAILED CONFERENCE PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
The Sobieszewo Island Conference is only days ahead and a detailed program of the conference is now available on the Sobieszewo Island Conference section along with a list of the participants.
We are looking forward to meeting everyone!:)
—— The Nature of Us project partners
THE NEXT STEP OF THE NATURE OF US: SOBIESZEWO ISLAND CONFERENCE
Sobieszewo Island Conference is approaching fast and the project partners are so READY FOR IT.
During the conference, which will take place in Gdańsk, Poland on 19-21st May 2022, the project’s four invited performing arts creators and natural/social scientists working with them will share their experiences to date, with an emphasis on chosen approaches. It’s an opportunity for all delegates to work together to think outside the box, take part in panel discussions with artists, experts and researchers, follow diverse formats of workshops, site specific and participatory events, interactive walks and exploration of Sobieszewo Island and get a deeper understanding of our project’s artistic research sessions.
We are on the final stage of preparations for this gathering in the midst of the green and beautiful Sobieszewo Island. Stay tuned on our blog and Instagram for more!
For the festival program, see the section: SOBIESZEWO ISLAND CONFERENCE
WORKSHOP FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW OPEN CALL FOR LIFE LONG BURNING PROJECT
The Nature of Us project partner Workshop Foundation (WSF) invites experts, practitioners, creative thinkers, artists from different sectors to think together and share their ideas, expertise, experience on how to create a more sustainable future.
WHEN? WHERE? 4th-8th July 2022 – Budapest, Hungary – as part of the Choreographic Convention, organized in collaboration between Workshop Foundation (HU) and danceWEB (AT), in the frame of Life Long Burning project supported by the Creative Europe Programme.
DETAILS OF THE OPEN CALL CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://www.wsf.hu/?Open-Calls&pid=195&lang=eng
OPEN CALL FOR DELEGATES: RESULTS ARE ANNOUNCED
The results for the Open Call for Delegates are announced by the Nature of Us project partners and can be found HERE. The chosen applicants will participate in the Sobieszewo Island Conference (Gdansk, PL) with our artists who are working on their artistic research sessions in relation to nature along with the social and natural scientists they are collaborating with. The conference will take place in Sobieszewo Island in Gdańsk, Poland on 19-21st of May, 2022.
slovak university of agriculture in nitra announces new scinetific seminar
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources announces new scientific seminar on “sustainable smart farming systems taking into account the challenges of the future”.
You can reach the announcement in Slovak from here: http://cdn.uniag.sk/contao/files/download/Pictures/Novinky%202022/AKTUALITY%20-%20OZNAMY/seminar_farmarstvo.pdf
Zden Brungot Svíteková on Dance and Geology
The Nature of Us artist Zden Brungot Svíteková gave an interview to Opera PLUS Portal, the largest website focused on classical music, opera, dance and related genres in Czech Republic along with her performance partner Barbora Látalová. Tune in to hear Zdenka speak about her work and towards the end of the interview, about dance and geology!
The interview took place in Czech language.
Nature of us on the czech radio
Ewan McLaren from the Nature of Us project partner Live Performance Bazaar will be the guest of Art Café with Agáta Hrnčířová for Czech Radio Vltava (Český rozhlas Vltava) to talk about the Bazaar Festival and cross-border artistic cooperations today at 5 PM CET (12.1.22). The interview will take place in Czech language. Tune in around 5:20 PM to hear more!
“How is the Czech innovative performance community communicating with the international scene? How can European cooperative cultural projects help? Agáta Hrnčířová will talk about cross-border cooperation in the arts with Ewan McLaren from Prague’s Bazaar Festival.”
The interview will later be available on https://vltava.rozhlas.cz/teren-se-zapojil-do-mezinarodniho-projektu-perform-europe-jake-hodnoty-akcentuje-8660880
A NEW OPEN CALL FOR DELEGATES IS PUBLISHED
The Nature of Us project just published an Open Call for Delegates who will participate in the The Nature of Us Conference on Sobieszewo Island in Gdańsk, Poland on 19-21st May 2022! For more details please visit: https://natureofus.art/call-for-delegates/
Application deadline: 6th February 2022
upcoming ARTISTIC RESEARCH SESSION of Bartosz Ostrowski
The time of the 3rd research residency is fast approaching. Bartosz Ostrowski and his team from Poland will spend 2 weeks in Budapest at Workshop Foundation’s studios at the end of January.
The aim of their artistic research is to collectively work on a choreographic atlas – one that will collect the interacting movements on the Earth. “By exploring migration of birds, pollen transfer, sea tides and tectonic change, among others, we want to witness the constant movement of matter in the environment we co-create.”
The team of Workshop Foundation is currently working on the final organizational duties before the group arrives, for example booking accommodation and contacting experts that can be at the group’s help in their research. We are looking forward to welcoming the group and getting to know more about this exciting research. Stay tuned for more details later.
Until then, if you’re interested in Bartosz’s work visit his website at: https://ostrowskibartosz.com/
The Sobieszewo Island in our lens
Lately, we have been exploring more and more the Sobieszewo Island near the city of Gdańsk planning the program of the upcoming conference in May. The location is unique due to its direct proximity to the natural environment and varied ecosystems.
The island is an area of 35,79 km² with 3360 inhabitants and three main villages – Górki Wschodnie, Sobieszewo and Świbno. It’s surrounded by the channels of Wisła river and the 11 km of the Baltic Sea shore. Recognizing the dangers of human impact and developing tourism, the inhabitants and local cultural and environmental organisations draw their attention to balanced ways of protecting the natural heritage searching for projects with ecological profiles. The whole island’ area is included in the nature protection programs Natura 2000 and Protected Landscape Area.
The conference program, consists of the creative meetings, performative walks and artists-in-residence presentations (and many more but with care for oneself and the environment), will be carried out partially in the venue of the Old Smokehouse located in the immediate vicinity of Bird Reserve, at the hosting venues of local partners – the Gdańsk Archipelago of Culture, and last but not least – in the open air. Without revealing too much, we would also like to cycle around the island!