Dragon Dance Theatre --France

General information

Brief description of organisation

Dragon Dance Theatre has been doing cultural exchange projects since 1974. We have given workshops in Cuba, Nicaragua, Argentina, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, Slovakia, Guatemala... We work along the lines of offering a theatre laboratory in which we will conceive, create, and mount a cross-cultural, collective creation, with all the resident artists.

Organisation founded in

1974

Brief description of residency program

-- informacion en Espanol, abajo --

Here is your opportunity to do an artist residency focusing on theatre, dance, music and mask-making,

The NEXT RESIDENCY IS PLANNED FOR SUMMER 2019 - August 4 to September 02.
As of early April, there are still a few places available.

Dragon Dance is organizing an intense, experimental and improvisational theatre lab, plus a plastic arts workshop, where we will make masks, sets and costumes. It will be a fully integrated intense experience, working with other artists from different parts of the world, as well as with local people.

Together we will imagine, and realize our own creative Utopia. We will make a peaceful, historically relevant, community art event based on a myth. We will dance and sing, make music, break bread, laugh, and inspire one another, while working in our chosen fields, to make a memorable public performance. We will have fun. We will work. We will create our own world of cultural exchange, cooperation and creation.

This is a fully integrated, in depth, immersion; a working environment, shoulder to shoulder with other artists from around the world, musicians, dancers, actors, puppeteers.
We work together in all aspects of the production, from choosing the story to creating the masks, improvising the scenes and inventing the music.
This is a 4 week project (some exceptions can be made for people who can only attend 2 or 3 weeks). At first, in the mornings, we work mostly on the plastic arts; building the armatures and sculpting the forms of the masks with clay. After a few days, we can start to cover the first masks with paper-maché, while other armatures are being built.
In the afternoons and early evening, we work on the story itself, studying the characters, defining the conflicts, and improvising the scenes. Everyone participates and enriches the group with their ideas and input. We use a method of socializing the roles as we study the stage, the scenes and the story.
As the weeks unfolds, we will start to use the finished masks on the stage and learn to manipulate these giant puppets. We will spend more and more time developing the story, while creating and integrating the music.
At the end of the workshop we will perform the show 3 times for the local public. By the end of the project, you will have gained a working knowledge of how a theatre works; using the ideas, the strategies and theories of collective creation to develop and mount a performance.

The registration fee is 250 euros (approx 280 USD). This is non-refundable. Once you register, your place is reserved. Also, once you register, we can write an invitation letter which you can use to look for funding.

The 4 week residency fee is 1500 Euros (1700 USD) . This covers your tent space and meals, plus workshop fees as well as local transport between Toulouse and Launaguet (for arrivals and departures between 08:00 am and 09:00 pm).
Payments are made using PayPal or via bank transfer depending on your location.
(note that accommodation is tenting in a field; there is water, solar showers and facilities available; we will arrange for breakfast plus the main meal which is lunch, and a light evening supper.

XXIII RESIDENCIA/TALLER ARTÍSTICO DE VERANO DEL DRAGON DANCE
ARTES PLÁSTICAS Y DRAMA MITOLÓGICO
LAUNAGUET, FRANCIA, 2019


¿Qué es?
Un taller creativo de cuatro semanas centrado en teatro, poesía, grabado e impresión, danza, tragicomedia, música, festival, y elaboración y manipulación de máscaras gigantes, que culminará con 3 presentaciones multimedia de la obra «Perséfone en el Inframundo».
Durante el taller, se describirán y demostrarán los métodos de creación colectiva de la compañía, y también documentaremos todo el proceso, que puede serte útil una vez terminado el proyecto.
El taller es un memorable intercambio cultural, un experimento colectivo internacional, un evento único de solidaridad y creación artística.

¿En dónde?
En las afueras de Toulouse, Francia. Nuestra anfitriona local es una artista plástica y directora de «La Muse en Goguette» una galería, taller y centro cultural recientemente remodelado en la municipalidad de Launaguet.
https://goo.gl/maps/u7j7y3eHpbF2

¿Cuándo?
Del 6 de agosto al 2 de septiembre de 2019.
Nota: esta es la duración real del taller. El evento en Facebook dice que dura sólo 14 días, debido a las restricciones del sitio.

Idiomas de los participantes:
Inglés, francés, español, finlandés.

La compañía:
El Dragon Dance Theatre, bajo la dirección de sus fundadores Sam Kerson & Katah, es reconocida por sus producciones y espectáculos teatrales desde 1994 en México, especialmente en la Huasteca y Oaxaca, en Francia, Montpellier y Toulouse, Vermont, USA, y el norte de Finlandia desde el 2006.

Participantes:
Buscamos participantes con ganas de reforzar y reinventar sus habilidades e instintos creativos, artistas con la urgente necesidad de estrechar lazos con otros artistas y creadores de distintas partes del mundo. Buscamos personas que quieran expresarse y compartir sus pasiones y visiones y que sepan disfrutar del proceso tanto como del resultado.



Costos:
A/Primer pago: registro: 250 euros (aprox. 290 dólares), reembolsable sólo si no resultas seleccionado para el grupo final.
B/Segundo pago: el costo de la residencia es de 1,500 euros (aprox. 1700 dólares), e incluye comida, materiales y documentación, costos del taller y alojamiento básico.
Todos los pagos se pueden hacer por PayPal, u otros modos de pago.
Una vez que hayas sido seleccionado, confirmaremos tu participación y te enviaremos una carta de invitación, que puedes usar por ejemplo si estás aplicando para becas o una campaña de Crowdfunding.



Fechas de registro:
La fecha límite para registrase es el 12 de marzo de 2019, en esta dirección:
dragondancetheatre@gmail.com

Información complementaria:
Más detalles sobre el proyecto Launaguet19 en esta dirección:
http://dragondancetheatre.wixsite.com/dragondance…/workshops

Si quieres conocer más sobre la historia y proyectos anteriores del Teatro Dragon Dance, escríbenos a: dragondancetheatre@gmail.com
O puedes visitar también estas páginas para conocer otras actividades de los directores:
http://artistbooksbysamkerson.weebly.com/index.html
http://samkerson.com/

Dirección postal:
Sam and Katah
Dragon Dance Theatre
9070, Blvd. des Forges
Trois-Rivières, Québec
Canada, G8Y 4E8

Podemos garantizarte esto: esta será nuestra 23º residencia de creación colectiva, y estamos seguros de que la experiencia te abrirá los ojos y el corazón. Por experiencia, sabemos que el proceso te hará más fuerte, conocerás mejor las posibilidades físicas de cuerpo, y abrirá espacios hasta ahora latentes en tu mente. En el taller conocerás gente que no podrías conocer en tu vida cotidiana y al final harás nuevos amigos y serás parte de una comunidad internacional de artistas y creadores de muchas partes del mundo.

Residency program since

1976

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Dance, theatre, performing arts, music, litterature, Printmaking, film editing.
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time

between 11 and 16

Companions allowed
  • Other
Grants available

There are a few scholarships available

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Other

the price given above includes tent space, food and materials plus workshop fees.

Application who/how

Project Based

Selection procedure

By Committee

Description of residency

Setting

Ruralregional center

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • large puppet making workshop
  • Kitchen
Type and size of studios

Live-work space

Accomodation
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • finnish
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By plane

The project will take place in Launaguet, France. This is on the outskirts of Toulouse.

Contact information

Dragon Dance Theatre --France
Launaguet // Toulouse
France

dragondancetheatre@gmail.com
http://dragondancetheatre.wixsite.com/dragondancetheatre

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