The goal of the residency is to develop and strengthen the connections between choreographic practice, research, artistic production, and qualification. The length of eight months should provide sufficient time and space for overcoming conventional rhythms of production and open up space for exchange with other artists and interested parties in order to receive new impulses and contacts. Over the course of the residency the three choreographers will each develop a full-length piece that is presented at the end of the residency on three evenings.
The residency includes mentoring and dramaturgical, technical, and production related support. It moreover links the projects proposed by the choreographers in residence closely to the various other ongoing programs of K3.
The applicant must be at the beginning of his/her career, should have already implemented some projects of his/her own (outside of a university context) and be available for the entire duration of the residency from August 2021 until April 2022 to stay in Hamburg. The residency programme covers, inter alisa, a monthly scholarship (for living expenses, accommodation), one time travel expenses from and to place of residence, a moderate production budget for the performances at the end of the residency, which allows for a small team over the last few weeks of the residency.
Applications should be submitted before the deadline of 12th August 2020. Further information on how to apply and how the application is assessed can be found here.
A major focus of work at K3 is developing and offering various forms of residencies and artistic formats of working that combine artistic research, production, and presentation. Promoting and supporting choreographers and dance professionals in the early stages of their career is a main priority.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)