Beyond Front@: Javni poziv za međunarodni plesni festival HERE:2023 (Vitlycke)

U ovoj godini započinje nova edicija europskog projekta Beyond Front@: Bridging Periphery, sufinanciranog od strane Kreativne Europe, u kojoj Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples (HIPP) sudjeluje kao projektni partner. Jedan od aspekata projekta su međunarodni plesni festivali koje produciraju organizacije uključene u projekt, a koji za vrijeme trajanja projekta dio svoje selekcije usmjeravaju upravo prema umjetnicima i organizacijama iz zemalja uključenih u realizaciju projekta.  

HERE: 2023 se održava u periodu od 6. do 17. rujna 2023. godine u Vitlyckeu (Švedska), a prijave su otvorene do 14. ožujka 2023. godine.


Beyond Front@: Bridging Periphery is a new Creative Europe project created by Central European Dance Theatre (Hungary), Bunker (Slovenia), HIPP (Croatia), Krakow Dance Theatre (Poland), M Studio (Romania) and Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts (Sweden) to foster local development of the contemporary dance fields. The project is announcing an Open Call for participation in the festival HERE:2023 organised by Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts.

Festival HERE: is a biennial international contemporary performing arts festival on the west coast of Sweden, presenting works that pose sincere, straightforward and challenging questions in relation to relevant practices within the field of contemporary performance and
dance. Festival is organised by Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts, in collaboration with local and international actors. Vitlycke – CPA invites choreographers, dancers, performers and companies from the
broader spectrum of contemporary dance and performance to submit proposals for participation in HERE:2023, taking place between the 6-17 September 2023 at Vitlycke- CPA.

In HERE:2023 performances will be presented both indoors and outdoors (site-specific) along conversations and film screenings. Within this framework, we are looking for performances that offer an innovative and experimental perspective to the contemporary
performing arts and dance scene. Festival has a special focus on collaborative works. You can apply with performances either for black box or site specific. Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts Vitlycke- Centre for Performing Arts (Vitlycke- CPA) is an artist led independent organisation, founded with the aim of providing an innovative place for creative work within the fields of performing and visual arts, music and new media. A platform where artists can
meet, create and share their works in a calm rural environment in the middle of nature, detached from the rhythm of the city. A place for research and education, for public sharing and cultural production. Vitlycke – CPA has a diverse program that includes artistic residencies, within performing/visual arts and literature; informal showings and performances, after-talks, lectures by artists and researchers, seminars and symposiums, concerts and music events, cycle of workshops and festivals.

Who can apply
The application is open to professional dancers, choreographers and companies in the fields of contemporary dance and performing arts active in Beyond Front@: Bridging Periphery partner countries: Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland and Romania.

The festival will cover the following expenses for participants:
● Professional fees (established by the Festival*)
● Lodging at Vitlycke-CPA
● Per diem
● Transportation

*Professional fees paid by the Festival to each company or dance group will be agreed upon beforehand, according to the format of the work.

Deadline for applications is 14 March 2023. We suggest sending proposals at your earliest convenience. Send your application to If the size of the application is too large, use wetransfer to transfer the attached documents. The application must include:

– Video link of the performance (total duration, not a trailer)

-Brief description of the performance

-Brief bio of choreographer/company

-Technical requirements (stage and light plan)

-Number of people on tour

-Economic expectation for professional fees

-If the project has a need for cargo shipment of scenography – inform us if you can apply for additional support to cover special conditions of this transport.

The selection will be made by the qualified programming team of the festival HERE:2023.The results from the selection will be sent by email to all applicants.

For further inquiries please email:

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