Theater, Performance und Tanz in Hamburg - Kampnagel

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  • 20.04.2021


    For the artistic project HAMBURG LIVE SCULPTURES, the Spanish artists Juan Domínguez and Arantxa Martinez are looking for eight professional and non-professional performers from Hamburg. As part of the International Summer Festival Kampnagel, the HAMBURG LIVE SCULPTURES will turn into a performative outdoors piece during the three weeks of the festival from August 4 to 22, 2021. The invited performers will become part of ‘living sculptures’ that are presented all over the city of Hamburg. They will present themselves by adopting everyday postures, dealing with different body identities and their representations. The body language of the project is based in everyday postures and movements. We will work with qualities of stillness and motion, body contact, interaction with performers and viewers, voice and laughter. Daily training will be based in somatic practices. 

    The project rethinks intimacy in public spaces, challenging the body's social perception automatisms. The aim is to stop the movement of everyday actions in public spaces and to talk about the body we all have and hide. The live sculptures will free themselves from prejudices, propose the viewers to recognize and mirror themselves and to create a space and time to be together. We welcome submissions from any individual over 40 years old who feels addressed by issues related to body presence, performative stillness and interaction and who is willing to work in the expanded mode of live sculptures in public spaces.

    As we human beings are all flowers, synthetic or non-synthetic, simple or sophisticated, weird or extremely normal, we appreciate and welcome all kind of flowers.” Juan Dominguez and Arantxa Martinez

    > Knowledge of English is required.
    > Please note that the participants in this project will work with nudity and physical contact on some occasions.
    > All non-professional as well as professional performers over 40 years are welcome.
    > Performers with disabilities are welcome. The project is not barrier-free at all levels. But we will try to accommodate your needs. If you have a particular requirement, please mention it in your application.
    > The selected participants will receive a salary of 4.000EUR for the 6 weeks in total.

    > An audition will take place on May 22nd and 23rd at Kampnagel.
    > Applicants should be free for the rehearsal period from July 12th until August 3rd (exact schedule will follow, but generally rehearsals will take place Mondays to Fridays between 10h and 18h)
    > Performances will take place between August 4th and 22nd on 5 days a week, always from Wednesdays to Sundays for approx. 3 hours a day (timing will follow). Applicants must be free on those dates.

    > The application should be in English.
    > All submissions should include a description of the applicant’s profile and a short statement of their motivation to take part in the project.

    For further questions and submissions please contact until May 14th, 2021. Please specify the following in the email’s object field: Live Sculptures/Performance.


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