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Residency for performing artists at BUDA and performance opportunity at NEXT
Residency in BUDA for a project in development: June 16 to June 23, 2023
Residency in BUDA and performance period: Three weeks in October/November 2023
Mophradat has partnered again with Kunstencentrum BUDA in Belgium to offer two opportunities to performing artists from the Arab world.
Mophradat will support the selected applicant (working with maximum two collaborators, i.e. up to three individuals in total) and will cover their travel, visa costs, and per diem. BUDA will cover accommodation and meals.
The selected applicant (working with maximum three collaborators, i.e. up to four individuals in total) will have their travel and visa costs, per diem, and honoraria covered, in addition to receiving a contribution to their project’s production costs, and a presentation fee for the performance at NEXT Festival.
Kunstencentrum BUDA in Kortrijk is a platform for contemporary art festivals, an art house cinema, and one of the largest workspaces for performing arts in Belgium. Founded in 2006, BUDA constructs an artistic context in which the artist’s desire to create and learn is central. It offers time and space, customized support (logistic, technical, feedback), a network of artistic and professional contacts, and the possibility of an informal presentation for a test audience. BUDA is part of NEXT Festival.
NEXT is a yearly, international performing arts festival that started in 2008 in four cities in the cross-border Eurometropolis Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai and Valenciennes, organized by six French and Belgian co-organizing artistic houses and 10 to 15 associated partners. It evolved into a collaboration platform and a landmark event for cultural and artistic professionals from all over Europe. It brings together disciplines, communities and cultures and encourages exchange of cultural diversity, and encourages and facilitates intercultural dialogue amongst programmers, artists, festival organizers, cross-border politicians, students, and broad audience.
SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
In addition to complying with the general eligibility criteria that you can read here, please note the following:
For both residencies:
For BUDA/NEXT residency
The artists invited for residencies at BUDA Kunstcentrum in Kortrijk, Belgium, following the 2021 open call for Art Time Residencies, are:
Layal Berberi (b. 1988, Lebanon), along with collaborators Mayssan Charafeddine and Ramy ElNagar, will be in residence to continue developing their project “Moving Spaces” –
a choreographic research that looks at the body as a physical entity, how it moves and feels, in relation to astral bodies, by using tools derived from somatic practices.
Stephanie Kayal (b. 1989, Lebanon) will be in residence with music composer Abed Kobeissy to finalize their upcoming collaboration Galactic Crush (working title) to be performed at the 2022 edition of NEXT Festival. The work, which resonates with the traumatic impact of the Beirut port explosion in 2020, seeks, with a somewhat childlike approach, to feed an uncontrollable craving for vengeance and resistance, and explore how dance can be used as a martial art in such situations.