During a three-week residency in Georgia (organised as part of ‘Dancing Together, Again!’ programme) participants collaboratively researched audience development models, collected data from community interviews and then creatively transformed the results into their own artistic statements.

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The residency brought together artists, curators and researchers from Poland, Croatia, Italy and Georgia. The results of their collaboration were presented in mid-June 2023 at Movement Theatre in Tbilisi.

The residency was curated by Prof Dr Levan Khetaguri and Prof Dr Iuri Mgebrishvili of the Arts Research Institute of Georgia.

Next residency will take place in Croatia!

At the beginning of September 2023, another residency will begin – this time in Croatia. It will take place in collaboration with TRAFIK Dance/Theatre Company in Rijeka and will run from 4 to 23 September 2023.

Participants will focus on the issue of sustainability seen through the lens of dance and performing arts. They will develop a joint strategy for environmental protection, with a particular focus on the Adriatic Sea region. The work will be supervised by Žak Valenta.

The participants from Poland are:

  • Aleksandra Konieczna – artist, researcher
  • Kamil Wawrzuta – artist
  • Justyna Irena Warelis – artist, curator

What is ‘Dancing Together, Again!’ programme?

‘Dancing Together, Again! – creative residencies programme’ is implemented as part of the Creative Europe programme. Its main objectives are cultural exchange, interaction between artists, producers and dance researchers with an emphasis on the creative process and integration with local communities.

The organisers are: National Institute of Music and Dance (Poland), Arts Research Institute of Georgia in Tbilisi, Movimento Danza in Naples and TRAFIK Dance/Theatre Company in Rijeka.

Financed by the EU. The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Agency for Education and Culture (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the EACEA are responsible for them.

Persons responsible for the implementation of the residency:

Karol Urbański – Deputy Director, National Institute of Music and Dance

Magdalena Zalipska – Head of Dance Impresario Department, National Institute of Music and Dance

Project coordinator:
Mateusz Czekaj: mateusz.czekaj@nimit.pl

Media contact:
Agata Szymczak: agata.szymczak@nimit.pl