February 1st to 10th, 2012
Interrarium expands the horizons for artists and audiences with genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original performance. An innovative re-purposing of the residency model focusing on a process-oriented, creative environment for dialogue, critical thinking and experimentation. Interrarium showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and brings them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates discussion and forges productive relationships.
Facilitator driven lab for professional artists revealing creative practice across disciplines in an immersive environment.
Sara Shelton Mann
Sara Shelton Mann Mann trained and then performed In the companies of Alwin Murray Louis respectively from 1996-1972. After directing the Halifax Dance Co-Op in Nova Scotia she settled in San Francisco, California. Over the next decade, Mann created Contraband and established a complex interdisciplinary performance style and movement vocabulary that significantly influenced the evolution of contemporary Bay Area dance.
Mann has received 5 Isadora Duncan Awards (San Francisco), a 2000 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography, two CHIME mentorship awards (a project of Margaret Jenkins Dance Company) and an award from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation. Her work has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Art Commission, Zellerbach Family Fund, San Francisco Foundation, American Dance Touring Initiative (Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund) and Dance USA. She has held residencies at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as a Wattis Artist; University of California at Davis; Potsdam International Festival of Dance & Theater, Germany; and through Djerassi Artist in Residence Program, California.
Andrea Božićis (NLD) and Peter Reder (UK)
February 10, 8 PM
Margaret Greenham Theatre
Banff Centre for the Arts
Tickets (Advance) – $20
Banff Centre Box Office
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Andrea Božićis a Croatian dancer and choreographer based in Amsterdam. Known for her bold interdisciplinary collaborations with video artist Julia Willms and composer Robert Pravda, her performances and installations propose unorthodox strategies of viewing and deal with the nature of reality and perception. She frequently produces work at Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam and tours internationally. In 2009 she became the inaugural artist in residence at Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten’s ICK Amsterdam.
An exciting work that problematizes both the performer and spectator’s presence and perceptual attention.”
Beginning is a live discourse between dancer and visual artist—and it all begins with a white page and a simple question. “Where do we begin?” Julia Willms sketches in real-time alongside the movement of Andrea Božić in a collaboratively spontaneous exchange between two artists and two disciplines.
Peter Reder creates intimate, witty, and thoughtful work, often based on historical sources. His site-based work has been seen in some of the world’s great museums, galleries, and public buildings. He has produced work in the UK for LIFT, National Theatre, South London Gallery, and Somerset House, as well as internationally. Guided Tour premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in association with the Traverse Theatre as part of the British Council Showcase in 2005 and has since been shown at: the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; the Coliseum (Bragadiru Palace), Bucharest; the National Museum of Singapore; Gammage Auditorium, Arizona; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and La Laboral in Gijon, Spain.
A tourist outing for deconstructionists.”
There’s so much history around, so many books, TV programs, museums, heritage sites, there’s no space left for the present. Or was it the other way round, it’s all present, without any past? (Guided Tour, final chapter)
A beguiling mixture of video and performance, Peter Reder’s Guided Tour takes place in the theatres and darkened passages of the Banff Centre for the Arts—a treasure trove of memories, desires and surprises housed in the buildings that make up the Banff Centre. From the London-based artist that brought City of Dreams to North America in 2011, Guided Tour similarly explores notions of memory and place through a combination of artifacts, video, text and performance. A guided tour for the post-modern age, this site-specific presentation evokes memories of the past, drawing the audience into a shared contemplation of the nature of architectural spaces and the memories they embody.
Deadline : December 15, 2011
Interrarium is a multi-disciplinary platform for contemporary performance that explores and reveals creative process related to dance, theatre, new media, music and hybrid forms of performance.
Critical dialogue, research, and knowledge exchange are critical during the development stages of art making. Interarrium provides these essential tools for professional artists that create, collaborate and produce across creative borders. Participants are challenged to actively engage with creative risk-taking through moments of questioning, tension and exploration. Come to create, to move, to play, to listen, to see through another’s eyes, to celebrate the insanity of a life in the arts.
Interrarium Submission Requirements
February 1st to 10th, 2012 Room, Board & Workshop Fee TBA with confirmation of Days Scholarships available through competitive application.
Please submit the following:
Artist Statement – One page: Describe the nature of your creative practice, and the reason you would like to be involved in Interrarium.
Application for subsidy – Fees for 2012 Interrarium
There are a limited number of subsidies available. If interested, detail reasons to be considered for subsidy.
Please ensure that the following are attached*
-Recent Curriculum Vitae/Resume (.doc or PDF accepted)
-Sample(s) of Work (DVD, CD, Photographs, Electronic Press Kits, weblinks)
*Please return completed application by email to Springboard: firstname.lastname@example.org