Open Latitudes

the project

Noted from the outset for their geographical proximity and their affinity for how to properly accompany the artists, six European partners have gathered in Open Latitudes in order to defend the very existence of hybrid scenic forms coming from dance, and to acclimate more largely the audience to those innovating works. All partners contribute financially to the establishment of an annual ‘joint fund’. It is a fundamentally European co-production input, which benefits the supported artists. Shared among several partners, residency periods for more than 140 days during the lifecycle of the project, do complement this production process.
Each partner organises visibility periods for the works developed along the season. Over time, they have become known as moments of discovery for curious audiences, and they play an important role in the way the audience can appropriate and further understand contemporary forms.Wishing to leave tracks, our project is also having a look at the recent history of hybrid performing arts in Europe. We wish to demonstrate and archive the trails of this scenic innovation, through video recordings of a dozen interviews of critics, art historians, choreographers, researchers …
Along meetings, artists and audiences develop a relationship made of discovery and exchange, which constitutes a real intercultural dialogue at the European level.

In concrete terms, Open Latitudes aims at:

Sustaining contemporary creation
Fostering the developement of new artistic forms derived from hybridation
Increasing dissemination of these cultural work
Sustaining and deepening partnerships between cultural places which defend performing hybrid arts
Increasing and developping links established with european audiences
Closing up european citizens with hybrid scenic forms and getting their access being more democratic
Stimulating artistic meetings based on hybrid arts, particularly with young local artists aiming at being professionnals
Giving visibility and cultural recognition to hybrid scenic forms
Disseminating information and critical approach about hybridation of scenic arts

 

partners

Vooruit Kunstencentrum in Gent (Belgium)
Cialo Umysl Foundation in Warsaw (Poland)
Teatro delle Moire / Danae Festival in Milan (Italy)
Sin Arts and Culture in Budapest (Hungary)
le phénix, scène nationale de Valenciennes (France)
Materiais Diversos in Minde (Portugal)

associate partners

L’arsenic in Lausanne (Switzerland)
MIR festival in Athens (Greece)

coproductions

Open Latitudes commits itself prior to the creative activity so as to support young performers and the early phases of their work, coming to their aid if there is an emergency. All partners contribute financially to the establishment of an annual ‘joint fund’, earmarked between five and eight productions in the lifecycle of the project. The collective dimension of this co-production fund, shared between all the co-organisers and our associate partner L’Arsenic, transcends the national confines of all members of Open Latitudes. So it is a fundamentally European co-production input, which benefits the supported artists. Such a device of partnership brings real innovation in the merely way cultural organisers establish links between themselves.

2015
Don’t Judge, Nic Lloyd (CH)
Transforming Me, Medie Megas (GR)
Washing machine, Achilleas Hariskos (GR)
Samedi Détente, Dorothée Munyaneza (FR)
Notre danse, Mylène Benoît (FR)
Satélites, Vítor Roriz et Sofia Dias (PRT)
Functions, Effetto Larsen (GR)
A room and a view, Gáspár Téri (HUN)
This is musical, Karol Tymiński (POL)

2014
New creation, Lander Patrick and Volmir Caodeiro (PRT)
Dragging the bone, Miet Warlop (BEL)
Daisy, Stereo Act (HUN)
The Paradox of the future in the occidental paradigm, Fingersix (GR)
My window, Garten (IT)
New creation, Anna Godowska (POL)
Frou Frou, Marie – Caroline Hominal (CH)

2013
Méduses, Vincent Glowinski (BEL)
Air, Vincent Dupont (FR)
Bodies in the Cellar, Vincent Thomasset (FR)
The Spy Or a Man Listened, Grzegorrz Laszuk and Michal Libera (POL)
There is an elephant in every room, Lazlo Fülöp (HUN)
Domino, Argyro Chioti/Vasistas (GR)

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With the support of the culture programme of the european union

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