I have been accepted to go to ImPulsTanz on a DanceWEB scholarship this year. If I can raise the funds I'll be going as a "frog" which means that I will have a role in assisting the other scholarship holders as I've been there already (in 2013). For me this is a amazing chance to re-visit the festival, and renew a load of things around how, why, where and what in this dancing world. Last time, aswell as this time I was unfortunately not successful in securing funding from the UK Arts Council to support this amazing opportunity, hence starting this fund-raising campaign and reaching out to you.
Here's what going back to ImPulsTanz means:
- getting to know and dance with lots of people from different countries and contexts- sharing knowledge and experiences, connecting and supporting each other
-watching many new performances works in the theatres and museums of Vienna
-training, workshops, research projects galore
-plus, depending how the referendum goes, I imagine some kind of Europe-related soul-searching and strategy making...
Specifically I intend to explore my research around dance and the gallery context (my work Satelliser: a dance for the gallery has a methodology that I believe can help support conversations around working conditions, self-care, togetherness, seeing and showing up). By taking every opportunity to continue the conversations and explorations of this work with everyone, I hope I can do some supportive work in Vienna in this summer. I'll also be going for a swim or two in the Donnau.
I promise to always seek to enrich each new context I am in, to the best of my energetic capacities, and to tell you about all of it- through my works, teaching, writing and beyond.
If we can all get the funding sorted out, I shall be in the excellent company of other UK-based artists each making the journey to Vienna this summer.
Anything you can manage to give is so appreciated.
ps. here's more about me and my work: www.janineharrington.com