30 July - 7 August 2009, Zurich, Switzeland. Application deadline: 19 December 2008
Performance in the urban landscape: the stromereien-festival - initiated by the Tanzhaus Zurich - takes place every other summer. The human body in motion in the urban landscape is the main focus of this festival.
The performing artists occupy the urban area around the Tanzhaus Zurich. Its industrial past, the mixture of natural and man-made landscapes, the river banks, the public bath and the former railway viaduct offer many niches, which wait to be discovered by both the artists and the audience.
Three months prior to the festival, all participating artists, national and international, are invited to Zurich for a weekend. The purpose of this meeting is to pick suitable spots for the performances and to discuss the projects and site specific performance art in general.
The organizers of stromereien not only want to give the immediate and unforeseen a stage but also to wake the spectators’ curiosity, to make them experience their own reactions and to participate in the performance process. A workshop and several talks and presentations are offered in addition to the performances.
“stromereien 09” is looking for performance projects that are created for or adapted to locations in or around the Tanzhaus Zurich. Submission deadline: 19th December 2008.
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