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Meeting Points is the first cooperation between The Work Room (Glasgow, Scottland) and the Tanzbüro Munich. The aim of the cooperation is to establish a sustainable network for exchange and common projects between the organisations. In addition, the project serves as an initiator.
Meeting Points is supported by the British Councils in Germany and Scottland.
For the realization of the project, the cooperation partners meet twice for one week of research lab - the first meeting took place in Glasgow in October 2019, the second one in Munich in March 2020 (during the Tanzplattform Germany).
The Work Room (TWR) is a member-based organisation, aiming to create a sustainable environment for freelancing artists in Scottland. It is their mission to empower artists to lead in their practice, enabling them to make high quality, pioneering dance for diverse contexts at home and internationally.
For this, they cooperate with the Tramway Studios in Glasgow, hosting supported residencies for various choreographers.
The Tanzbüro Munich is funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich. wird gefördert vom Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München.
Meeting Points is funded by the British Council Germany and the British Council Scottland, and is a cooperation between the Tanzbüro Munich and The Work Room.
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MEETING POINTS I –
Glasgow goes Munich
After a first week of exchanging their works in Glasgow in October 2019, Sahra Huby and Ceren Oran (Munich), as well as Rob Heaslip and Tamsyn Russell (Glasgow) met again for a second research lab in the beginning of March 2020.
For one week, the four artists came together to share their practices in the studio, exchange experiences, and work together within the context of the Tanzplattform Germany 2020.
The meeting offered a chance for each artist to expand their personal network and learn more about the dance scene in the respective partner country.
On March 7th, the artists invited to a showing, in order to offer insight into their work process.
The aim of The Work Room und theTanzbüro Munich is to establish a long-lasting exchange and creative cooperation between independent choreographers in Scotland and Germany. Meeting Points is the first exchange project and cooperation between the two partner organisations.
Meeting Points is funded by the British Council and supported by the Goethe Institute Glasgow. It is a cooperation between the Tanzbüro Munich (funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich) and The Work Room.
MEETING POINTS II
The new call for Meeting Points II is here!
Please send your application or video link with the subject "Bewerbung Meeting Points II" to Alexandra Schildhauer (Project Management): firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is Sunday, 05 September 2021.
Applications can be submitted in written form or as a video. The written form should not exceed a length of two DIN A4 pages, a video should not exceed 5 minutes (please upload on vimeo or a comparable platform).
Your application should present the following points:
Your current artistic work, as well as the reason for your interest in participating in Meeting Points
Your experience and approach to working with other artists
Your expectations of how the project will influence your artistic development
Please indicate in your application any potential impairments that would need to be addressed in the course of the project. Please contact us if you would like to receive the information in a different format or need assistance in preparing your application.
Tanzbüro München is supported by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich. Also supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR. Aid Programme Dance. Meeting Points is a cooperation between Tanzbüro München and The Work Room.
MEETING POINTS I –
Munich goes Glasgow
Together with the Scottish participants, Tamsyn Russell und Rob Heaslip, they had the chance to get to know each other and exchange ideas and work methods – without the usual time pressure of productions. Moreover, they had the chance to take part in a workshop by Christine Devaney from Curious Seed, professional training with local teachers and dancers in the mornings, a reception at the Goethe Institute, as well as the possibility to visit several performances at the International Dance Festival of Glasgow.
Fortunately, this artistic exchange has only begun and will be continued at another meeting in Munich in March 2020.
After a difficult decision due to the many interesting applications for Meeting Points – the first cooperation between The Work Room (Glasgow, Scottland) and the Tanzbüro Munich the four participants have finally been announced:
Sahra Huby and Ceren Oran will travel to Glasgow in October (2019) to exchange with and meet their Scottish colleagues Tamsyn Russell and Rob Heaslip. In March 2020, the second meeting will take place in Munich within the context of the Tanzplattform Germany 2020.
The two research labs allow for an open exchange between the artists, to visit various performances together, and – last but not least – to get to know artists, important sites, places and institutions of the respective partner country.