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:
- Send an application form (to be found at the Unesco website
&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html), a curriculum vita,
samples of recent work (video, CD-ROM, DVD, photographs, slides
etc. - for dance, a video is imperative), a letter of application
and two testimonials directly to the following address: Compagnie
Gaara - M. Opiyo Okach or Mme Claire Gélineau - 46, rue Servan
- 75011 Paris - France - tel. (33-1) 48 05 50 94 - fax (33-1)
48 05 50 94 - e-mail email@example.com
- Send a copy of the application form (only the application form)
to UNESCO-IFPC at: Fonds international pour la promotion de la
culture (FIPC) - UNESCO-Bourses pour artistes UNESCO-Aschberg
- 1, rue Miollis - 75732 Paris Cedex 15 - France - fax (33-1)
45 68 55 95 - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: 30 April 2004