Over Dance is at Fedora Prize 2022

Over Dance is at Fedora Prize 2022

OVER DANCE (working title) is in the shortlist of nominees for the Fedora – Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Dance 2022.

On the occasion of the 59th Golden Prague International Television Festival, in collaboration with IMZ International Music + Media Centre, Fedora Platform announced the nominated projects for the FEDORA Prizes Biennale 2022, at the New Stage of the Prague National Theatre.

OVER DANCE (working title), our new production on the theme of longevity by Angelin Preljocaj and Rachid Ouramdane, is in the trio of nominees in the ‘Dance’ category.

The performance is an international co-production, and opens up to the dimension of research, workshops and meetings dedicated to the theme, thanks to its scientific partner: the Fondazione Ravasi Garzanti in Milan.
A co-production that brings together important theatres and companies, in addition to the Ravasi Garzanti. With the Centro Coreografico Nazionale di Reggio Emilia / Compagnia Aterballetto there are the Ballet Preljocaj (Aix-en-Provence), Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse (Paris), ERT/Teatro Nazionale (Modena), Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara (Trento).

This announcement will kick off the online crowdfunding campaign of the project Over Dance which starts on 23rd September until 30 November 2022, on the FEDORA Platform, where anyone will be able to donate and contribute to their favourite project, as of only 5 euros.

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“What is the real age of a body?” (Angelin Preljocaj).

“There is no dance without a body and there are no bodies that do not age. By questioning the transformation of the dancer’s body over the course of his or her life, I wanted to look at the notion of aging through three lenses: the aging of the body, the world of music hall and more specifically tip-tap, and the relationship between couples.” (Rachid Ouramdane)

In a new creation for the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/ Aterballetto, the two renowned choreographers, Angelin Preljocaj and Rachid Ouramdane, address the theme of the body transforming with age. The choreographers were asked to react to this fascinating subject, which profoundly questions the criteria of beauty and virtuosity.

The artistic core of a wide-ranging project tackles this theme with performers (dancers and non-dancers) over 60.

We intend to address the issue of the transformation of the body, its perception as a vehicle of aesthetics, and the need to strengthen the awareness of the centrality of cultural welfare in the society of the future. Dance, more than any other dimension, is familiar with problems that occur around the age of forty, when most artists interrupt their careers.

When asked to create beyond certain boundaries, both choreographers responded with their own generosity, curiosity, and intellectual energy. Unlike other important experiences, which have aimed to prolong the careers of groups of dancers, this project tries to investigate how age can influence and be seen on stage. 

Preljocaj addresses it with a new work for seven performers, which is counterbalanced by Ouramdane’s research, aimed at creating a duo, which will complete the evening.

The evening, produced by FND/Aterballetto, supported by Fondazione Ravasi Garzanti, in co-production with the Ballet Preljocaj, Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, ERT-Emilia Romagna Teatro and Fondazione I Teatri di Reggio Emilia will debut on 15 February 2023 in Paris.

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By supporting our project, you will contribute to a broader discussion about active aging and how the performing arts and dance can maintain an active mind and body, not by demonizing the passage of time but rather by highlighting its new possibilities and abilities.

Over Dance (working title) is a project that aims to undertake a process of bringing together subjects from the world of artistic production, scientific institutions, and welfare operators to build a path starting with this artistic production. In fact, the show will be the gravitational center of a broader project involving the partners’ territories: workshops dedicated to intergenerational dialogue and research paths on the movement for over-age users will be promoted, as well as round tables and in-depth conferences in which research institutions, healthcare entities, and government decision-makers will be involved.

Furthermore, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto will make available a Ph.D. candidate researcher to follow the creation, rehearsal process, and collateral events who will analyze, collect data, and interview the people involved. 

By reaching 7.000€ we will be able to create a film production as a public testimony of the research as well as the making of the entire production.

A second step will be reaching 10.000€ which will allow us to publish hard copies and online versions of the final university research based on the overall project between dance and aging.

The video will be publicly available through our channels and the research will be available to purchase on our website with a 50% discount for all our donors. 

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€20
The donor’s name(s) will appear on the evening program.

€50
The donor’s name(s) will appear on the evening program, and they will also receive a copy of a special limited-edition program with photos and information about the overall project.

€100
The donor’s name(s) will appear on the evening program, and they will also receive a signed copy of a special limited-edition program with photos and information about the overall project, as well as one complimentary ticket to a currently scheduled performance (in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Modena, or Bologna).

€250
The donor’s name(s) will be printed on the evening program, and they will also receive two signed copies of a special limited-edition program with photos and information about the overall project, as well as two complimentary tickets to a currently scheduled performance (in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Modena, or Bologna).

€500
The donor’s name(s) will be printed on the evening program, and they will also receive two signed copies of a special limited-edition program with photos and information about the overall project, as well as two complimentary tickets to a currently scheduled performance (in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Modena, or Bologna) with an on-stage greeting from the artistic team.

€1,000
The donor’s name(s) will appear on the evening program, and they will also receive two signed copies of a special limited-edition program with photos and information about the overall project, as well as two complimentary tickets to the premiere on February 15, 2023 in Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, Paris, or an alternative location performance (Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Modena, or Bologna) with a greeting and a welcome drink at the buffet refreshment pre-performance.

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2022-09-27T18:28:24+02:0023 September 2022|Special projects|