Crimson Coast Dance

Re-Scripting Dance - New Translocal Initiatives

Part 1: Working Alone Together – New modes of translocal artistic collaboration

June 15, 2021 from 10:00am – 12:30pm PDT / 19:00- 21:30 CET

In what ways might we persist in artistic exchange and presentation despite current limitations and considerations?
 What new modes of collaboration might be invented?
What dance formats can transmit embodied live experiences for a live audience, while taking distance into account?

Artists: Marit Shirin Carolasdotter [Sápmi/SE], Genevieve Johnson [French Canadian],

Samantha Letourneau [CA], Mårten Spångberg [SE]

 Part 2: New Curatorial Initiatives – The lure of the Translocal and its Discontent 

July 8, 2021 from 10:30am – 1:00pm PST / 19:30- 22:00 CET

The pandemic is a tale of the accelerated transformation of our ecological system and it foregrounds the unjust structures as the asymmetrical relations of resources within our global performing arts field. The need to reformulate international collaboration is inevitable, so how do we reshape our curatorial practice in response to that needt? Would exploring trans-local collaborations, where international aspirations are embedded in one’s locality, be a way forward? A translocality that on one hand engages in the diversity of one’s own locality and on the other operates as a cultural node in a connected network of affinities that transgress, or traverse, national borders. What would such curatorial work look like? What are the critical implications of such trans-local collaboration? 

Guest Curators:
Martine Dennewald, Co-Artistic Director, FTA- Festival TransAmériques [LU]
Thorbjørn Gabrielsen [NO]
Elle Sofe Sara, Choreographer and Founder of Dáiddadállu/ Sámi Artist Collective [NO]

Additional guest curators to be announced

We are thankful for the City of Nanaimo Projects Grants, our funders, and donors to #CCDanceFree, for support of this project

We are grateful to live work and play on Snuneymuxw First Nation territory.