The (HKICAROS), Hong Kong International Collective Artist in Residency for Opportunities and Sustainability, is taking place from the 1st to 31st of May 2017 where local and international artists will be able to collaborate, interact, exchange and share their creative process so as to receive a constructive feedback, develop and present their works at the HKICF. The name ‘ICAROS’ is taken from the Greek Myth named Daedalus and Icarus (the name here is spelled little different for the purposes of the residency project).
The Myth says that Daedalus managed to create gigantic wings, using branches of osier and connected them with wax to escape with his son Icarus from a labyrinth. Icarus being excited flew too close to the sun, which caused the wings to melt, and fell into the sea and drowned. The Icarian Sea, where he fell, was named after him and there is also a nearby small island called Icaria. Taking this Myth in a metaphoric manner, the residency will offer a substantial support and will foster young artists and more professional ones, to ‘fly’ safe to their new and grown up careers. It is a meeting point and a safe-space for the spur of many more collaborations to start in a national and international level.
The Residency offers
– morning master dance classes (only weekdays – Flying Low),
– master workshops (only weekends – check on schedule for the teachers),
– mentoring by master teachers and choreographers,
publication for a performance at Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre for the festival HKICF,
– Accommodation for only 5 selected International Artists.
The festival HKICF will be once again at the Sheung Wan Civic Centre theatre, a central and well known theatre in Hong Kong with capacity of 500 audience.
Master workshop and guest choreographers by:
Vangelis Legakis – Embodied Unity (Flying Low & Passing Through, Contact Improvisation, chi gong, yoga, meditation)
Roberto Olivan – Instinct as a source of movement
Edivaldo Ernesto – Depth Movement
Sasha Roubicek – Release and Choreography
Alexandra Waierstall – Choreography tools and methodologies
Where: Hong Kong in different venues (visit website)
HKICAROS 1-31 MAY 2017
HKICF 1-3 JUNE 2017
Deadlines for application:
1st March 2017 18:00 HK time
How to apply: Send motivation letter, links of your choreographies, your choreographic proposal, a photo and your CV to [email protected]
The project is subsidised so as to offer an opportunity to choreograph and perform to all artists.
The project does not offer flights from and to your country of residency or anywhere else.
The project does not offer food and per diems for day to day expenses.
Contact details: [email protected]
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