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Video - Panta Rei Danseteater 'Lullaby'

Norwegian dance company Panta Rei Danseteater, late last year, conducted a little experiment whereby three dance makers created two pieces with the same name based on the same idea, featuring three male dancers and two musicians, to see what the outcome was.

June 2nd, 2016

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The orgy of dance madness in Vienna gets under way on the 15th of July and runs for a whole month through to August 15. If you're looking for pure, accessible dance work then this festival is probably not for you, it's all very hardcore and very edgy.

Lest you be unfamiliar with this annual dance bun fight then allow us to enlighten you. The festival essentially has three strands to it. Workshops, live performances and a mini festival for new dance makers called '8:Tension'.

Workshops cover everything from jazz to contact improvisation and all take place at old military base in central Vienna. If you've ever taken part in a workshop and struggled to actually get moving because of a lack of space then you will not have that problem in Vienna, trust us on that one.

The main dance festival includes performances from Ultima Vez, Alain Patel, David Zambrano and more than 20 others. Check the Impulstanz website for more details.

[ Impulstanz ]

Blank Canvas

If you're a dance maker and looking for a way to practice your craft then 'Blank Canvas' may be your thing. The residency programme is run by The Firkin Crane theatre in Cork, Ireland. Deadline for applications is September 30th.

BLANK CANVAS is a professional dance residency programme open to professional dance artists already making their career in dance. The residency provides time and space to research, develop and explore creative ideas without emphasis on a finished production. BLANK CANVAS allows the creative process to be given breath in ways which suit each artist's needs.

[ Blank Canvas ]

Cloud Dance Festival

This short festival runs from July 16-18 at the Cohrane Theatre in London (the theatre is located on the campus of University of the Arts London. Much like 8:Tension in Vienna this festival for new dance makers and a few familiar faces including; Antique Dances
Pair Dance, Sillander & Pascual, Slanjayvah Danza and Sol Dans.

The work on each night is presented as a single performance lasting just over 2 hours so bring your hot chocolate and some marshmallows. More information on their website.

[ Cloud Dance Festival ]

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