Aerowaves is a Europe-wide network started in 1996, which brings together dance specialists from 34 countries to look at the work of young choreographers. From the outset, this has resulted in ten performance opportunities at The Place in London as part of the Resolution! festival as well as many other informal presentations around Europe.
For the first time in 2009, over 70 additional performances were confirmed in 22 other European cities: Moscow, Oslo, Tallinn, Vilnius, Copenhagen, Dublin, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Prague, Poznan, Warsaw, Zurich, Lausanne, Bassano del Grappa, Rome, Porto, Limassol, Osijek and Zagreb. This increased to over 80 in 2010, and approximately 100 opportunities in 2011.
Aerowaves is committed to the belief that young dance makers develop through these cross-border encounters with different audiences and artists, and the public clearly welcomes first-hand experience of art from other cities before its individuality is diluted by the demands of international touring.
Check out the Aerowaves calendars for upcoming performances!
PROJECT IN FOCUS
Aerowaves is a Europe-wide network started in 1996, which brings together dance specialists from 34 countries to look at the work of young choreographers. Aerowaves’ annual showcase of new talent, Spring Forward, is a new European roving dance platform. At the end of April 2014, it will settle in Umeå as a festival highlight of the European Capital of Culture. 80 artists and 100 presenters will make their way to this northern Swedish arts magnet to meet each other and enjoy 20 new dance works in five theatres over a long weekend. And the local audience will get a glimpse of what’s new across Europe according to experts from 34 countries.
Stable funding of the project allowed us to initiate Spring Forward as a visible pinnacle of otherwise obscure network processes. After only three years, possible inclusion in the platform attracts the most promising young artists and enhances their cross-border opportunities, finding new audiences.
John Ashford, Director, Aerowaves
Aerowaves has among its members are not only theatre and festival directors but also artists and organisers, representatives of both bigger and smaller organisations. Aerowaves has above all managed to observe the following principles: equality of its members, an informal atmosphere, and real outcomes for emerging choreographers. Without all the information and experienced gained during the network’s meetings by participating in talks, evaluating videos, and without the constant flow of vivid international and professional communication, Workshop Foundation would not be able to organise its Hungarian and international programme.
Gergely Tallo, Workshop Foundation, Hungary
- LEAD UK ORGANISATION
- WEBSITE: Click here to visit website
- ADDRESS: 17 Duke's Road, London WC1H 9PY
- NAME: The Place
- COUNTRY: UK
- PHONE: +44 (0)207 121 1000
- REGION: London
NON UK PARTNERS:
Albania: Gjergj Prevazi, Dance Meeting Festival Tirana
Austria: Liz King, D.ID Dance Identity
Belgium: Samme Raeymaekers, Concertgebouw Brugge
Bulgaria: Jivko Jeliazkov/Atanas Maev, Derida Dance Centre
Croatia: Edvin Liveric, Street Art Festival – Porec
Cyprus: Lia Haraki, Pelma
Czech Republic: Yvonna Kreuzmannová, Tanec Praha/Ponec Theatre (Associate Director)
Denmark: Bush Hartshorn, Dansehallerne
Estonia: Priit Raud, Kanuti Gildi Saal
Finland: Pirjetta Mulari, Dance info Finland
France: Benjamin Perchet, Maison de la Danse de Lyon
Germany: Yvonne Whyte, PACT Zollverein
Greece: Victoria Marangopoulou, Kalamata Dance Festival
Hungary: Gergely Tallo, Workshop Foundation
Iceland: Steinunn Ketilsdóttir
Ireland; Julia Carruthers, Dublin Dance Festival
Italy: Roberto Casarotto, Operaestate Festival Veneto (Associate Director)
Latvia: Laura Stasane, New Theatre Institute of Latvia
Lithuania: Audronis Imbrasas, Lithuanian Dance Information Centre
Luxembourg: Bernard Baumgarten, Centre de Creation Choregraphique Luxembourgeois (TROIS C-L)
Moldova: Alexandra Soshnikova, Arts Manager
Netherlands: Suzy Blok, Dansmakers Amsterdam
Norway: Karene Lyngholm, Independent Dance Consultant
Poland: Edyta Kozak, Festival C/U
Portugal: Rui Horta, Espaço do Tempo
Romania: Stefania Ferchedau, Arts Manager
Russia: Elena Tupyseva, Centre for Dance and Performance TsEKh
Serbia: Dragana Alfirevic, STATION Service for Contemporary Dance Belgrade
Slovakia: Miroslava Kovarova, Bratislava in Movement Association
Slovenia: Iztok Kovac, En-Knap Group/Španski Borci Theatre
Spain: Laura Kumin, Certamen Coreografico de Madrid/ Teatro Pradillo
Sweden: Lars Eidevall, Dansstationen
Switzerland: Catja Loepfe, Zurich tanzt
Turkey: Yelin Bilgin, Arts Manager