Development Project Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg
Nordberg Movement and Loco World are developing the dance- and choreography program at the regional institution Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg 2014-2016. The project ends 31 dec 2016.
Current program found through: www.regionteatern.se
Since 2011 Nordberg Movement collaborates with Weld on funding and development. Weld is an independent platform for experimental processes and knowledge production. We gather impulses and ideas; we combine and break them down; we re-think them – while aspiring to define ourselves as something not quite tangible. Making use of critical ideas and free ways of thinking, we aim to share our physical and virtual space with people active within the disciplines of dance/visual arts/theatre/literature/ architecture/music/film and science to discover alternatives, new paths. Our primary focus is on dance and we strive towards the creation of contexts and situations that both deepen and expand the art form.Weld is supported by Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm and Stockholm County Council. More info: www.weld.se
Talks and seminars
Magnus Nordberg develops and leads talks and seminars about choreography in various contexts. Contact our office for more information and availability.
Within Practice 8 – 14 Oct, 2018
Within Practice October 8-14 2018 Eric Ericsonhallen, SITE and DOCH, Stockholm. Within Practice is a seven-day meeting between professional dancers and students from DOCH and interested members of the public. The symposium focuses on practice and practices from the practitioner’s perspective, and includes workshops and public presentations.
The concept of practice(s) is widely-used within dance and choreography today, some would say overused. The concept of practice can provide the opportunity to move beyond the projectification of the art, and instead insist on other long-term approaches. Practice can offer a way of generating choreography and movement, to train/repeat (to practice). In Within Practice, we aim to emphasise the inherently experimental and insistent qualities of practices, and offer a space for practising, discussions and artists’ presentations, and continue to build community among practitioners.
“As dance artists, we often talk about practice(s) as a concept, but in public contexts we seldom go into detail in discussing how and why a certain practice looks as it does. To understand and experience a practice, I believe that we need to practice it, see it from the outside and set it against our own. The format of the symposium attempts to give space for the perspectives and to create contacts where they inform each other.”
Björn Säfsten – initiator
In the invitations to the artists Caroline Byström, Alice Chauchat, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Chrysa Parkinson, Salva Sanchis and Arkadi Zaides, the discussion on their practices was central. Every artist at Within Practice will carry out six workshops over four days and then give a public presentation. Within Practice also offers a third format, a type of open source, in which all the participants contribute their own practices. The project will run simultaneously with Weld Company’s invitation to choreographer Yvonne Rainer to choreograph a new work for the company. We share the interest and overlap. During the presentation phase in the Eric Ericssonhallen, the original version of Rainers Trio A (1966) will be danced during one of the evenings, to set an iconic work, its practice and history, in resonance with discussions of what contemporary practices can be today.
Registration will be open from 15 Aug – 15 Sept.
Björn Säfsten: Initiator and Curator – Säfsten Produktion
Anna Efraimsson: Co-curator and Head of Dance Department – DOCH – Uniarts
Magnus Nordberg: Initiator and Head of production – Nordberg Movement
Anja Arnquist: Producer and co-ordinator Eric Ericsonhallen – Säfsten Produktion
Within practice is a collaboration between Säfsten Production and Dance Department, DOCH Stockholm Uniarts Säfsten Produktion is supported by the Swedish Arts Council, Stockholms Stad and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee
CAMP – Creative Agent Manager Producer
CAMP is a research project led by four individuals, working in the international field of performing arts and choreography as Creative Agents Managers Producers.
We initiate CAMP in 2018, as we experience lack and gaps of knowledge in the dance industry: lack of security, endurance, sustainability and lack of recognition. Furthermore, we see gifted individuals leaving the dance management profession too soon, abrupting secure transfer of knowledge and sustainability. We don’t blame them; we question the conditions and awareness within the industry.
We initiate CAMP to clarify the reality of our role in the global dance sector, so it becomes more manageable. We have identi ed a need to unite and collaborate in a non-competitive atmosphere. We claim competition is healthy, but that alliances are needed.
CAMP takes place in Canada, Sweden, The Netherlands and Denmark, always in connection to a festival or a curated event. Here we will build competences through questions and cases by discussing and collecting urgent questions, which occupy our fellow colleagues; artists, producers, funders and curators working in the field.
On this journey– where art is at the heart of the experience– each of the four funding members of CAMP invite a young producer along, to explore industry related questions in different professional contexts. We do this to foster a dialogue within the group and with the community and setting CAMP explores.
Your engagement in CAMP secures a platform for development for the four young producers with skill and ambition to grow their knowledge and learn from peers in different cultural contexts. We claim It takes a community to grow and nurture a skilled producer, whom now and later will act as an ambassador for their local community. With CAMP, we hope to create a strong community of Creative Agents Managers Producers who will be recognized for their quality of work.
CAMP aims at identifying and developing these factors: A 360° vision of the sector, Sustainability, Transmission, Recognition, A mandate to stimulate quality and growth.
CAMP is set-up through a learning-by-doing format. It is deliberately small, yet will bring back and feed inspiration and information into the local community. We claim we only grow as a community if we support the growth from within. We come with this project openly to collect support and knowledge for this process while we CAMP at the following festivals with dedicated partners:
Festival TransAmériques (Montreal, CA, May – June 2018)
The Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival (Gothenburg, Sweden, August 2018)
Theaterfestival Boulevard (The Bosh, The Netherlands, August 2019)
Dansehallerne Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark, Spring 2020)
Through your engagement in CAMP as a guest, speaker, partner or knowledge partner your contributions is rst and foremost knowledge, skill and time. As a partner, you can even help us reach CAMPS fundraising target and secure a context. By supporting and working with CAMP you are investing in a critical exploration about our sector. The end product will be a written report/manifesto, produced by the eight core campers, the involved organizations and artists. The 2020 CAMP report will be yours to share and use. You are thereby part of a process of producing knowledge.
LEVELS OF INVOLVEMENT IN CAMP
We’ve allocated different steps of involvement for CAMP. We are thankful for your curiosity and engagement.
Contribution in skill and conversation
You and your organization nd this important and wish to share your point of view in conversation. Sign up for CAMP sessions and meet us on location.
Contribution through funding
Your organization finds this important and wants to support the participatory research journey through funding or residency.
Your organization findes this important and wants to be a core supporter by coproducing CAMP.
This spring four young producers from Canada, Sweden, Denmark and Netherlands have accepted via invitation from the founding partners to join CAMP 2018 – 2020.
If you are interested in the development of CAMP, please get in touch with us directly. We thank you for taking the time to consider the project. If you are or become part of CAMP, your name and logo will be visible and you can share the research in your reports. You also get a presentation of the results of CAMP for your organization. As a partner, you can claim that you have been a driving force behind CAMP.
Festival TransAmériques (CA), The Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival (SE), Theaterfestival Boulevard (NL), Dansehallerne Copenhagen (DK), The Development Platform (DK). Montreal Camp is supported by: The Danish Arts Foundation, Conseil des Arts de Montreal. Early conversations, which shaped CAMP, took place during residencies at Festival TransAmériques (CA) and B.MOTION Festival (IT) in 2017. A special thanks to Denis Bergeron for encouraging CAMP.
The development of CAMP is supported by Nordic Culture Fond 2018 – 2020.
|CAMP FOUNDING PARTNERS are Adrien Bussy, Compagnie Flak, Montreal (CA) www. ak.org | Lene Bang, Lene Bang Org. (DK) www.lenebang.org | Line Rousseau, A Propic (NL) www.apropic.com | Magnus Nordberg, Nordberg Movement (SE) www.nordbergmovement.se |CO-CAMPERS are Betina Rex (DK) | Sanne Wichman (NL) | Anja Arnquist (SE) |
Dancenet Sweden: New co-production model
Completed project 2014. During a 15 month project Nov 2012 – Jan 2014 Nordberg Movement conducted a research project for Dancenet Sweden, shaping a new model for co-production betweeen the 12 partners for a joint production. The model, which was presented in December 2013, was chosen for implementation in 2014-2014 and an open call was therefore issued for artistic ideas for a production nationally and internationally. The model was created by Anna Efraimsson and Magnus Nordberg. The first open call attracted 107 international applications. Please read more here : www.dansnatsverige.se
Nordberg Movement talks, teaches, discusses and spreads info on production, modes and models, inspirational talks and general spreading of know-how in different fields and for different contexts.
Dance Info Finland
Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (SADA)
Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola
For more information, please contact Magnus Nordberg.