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Kenya - Compagnie Gaara

Residency in Nairobi, Kenya 2004-2005 (6 weeks)

Discipline: new dance / performance

Origin of candidates: all regions of the world

Languages: English, French or Swahili

Maximum age: none

Deadline: 30 April 2004

Partner institutions: the Godown Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts, Nairobi

Host institution: the Compagnie Gaara is the first contemporary dance company in Kenya. Since its emergence on the international scene at the African Choreographic Encounters of 1998, the company has been remarked for its choreographic specificity. Since 2000, in collaboration with local and international institutions (Ballet Atlantique, Association Française d’Action Artistique, Maison Française-Nairobi, Unesco, Ford foundation...), the company has built a long-term project of choreographic development, exchange and creation in Kenya. With the opening of Nairobi's pluridisciplinary artistic fabrik,The Godown Arts Centre, in january 2002, the project has found new base.

Working/living conditions: acces to working/ performance space in Nairobi. Opportunities for encounters, exchange and workshop with local artists. Possibilities to develop or collaborate towards new work or present existing work.

Nature of bursary: return ticket, full board. The laureate must provide his own health insurance.

Dates of residency: to be fixed by mutual agreement between August 2004 and June 2005

Eligibility: experienced choreographer/dancer with demonstrated ability and propensity towards new choreographic direction and performance research. Working knowledge of English, French or Swahili required.

How to apply:

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2004