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OPEN CALL: You Better Move #6

One Day Dance Festival, October 5th

 

The festival is open to all art forms extending the borders of dance. On top, we encourage makers to apply with performances that embrace elements of the urban dance scene such as waacking, krumping, locking or other interesting techniques.

Curated by Junadry Leocaria in collaboration with Dansmakers Amsterdam.

 

 

“Today’s world can be pretty confusing, superficial, deceiving and fake. I believe that art has a healing power & function which makes the artist the healer, the bringer of light. I want to curate an urban night filled with love, passion, honesty and empowering vibes. Do you believe you have the power to touch hearts and heal through movement, music, spoken word or visual arts? Then sign up for You Better Move #6!! We’re looking for you!!”

 

(guest-curator Junadry Leocaria about You Better Move #6)

 

 

 

 

Dansmakers Amsterdam launches an open call to submit proposals for performances and interventions, finished or work-in progress. On October 5th, we open our doors during the sixth edition of the You Better Move Dance Festival, and give artists the opportunity to show their work, give and receive workshops and talk about their works with audience and peers. The festival is open to all art forms that start from the body. On top, we encourage makers to apply with performances that embrace elements of the urban dance scene such as waacking, krumping, locking or other interesting techniques. Proposals for You Better Move one-day dance Festival are open for choreographers, dancers and performance artists. 

 

Fill in the online form: https://goo.gl/forms/ygyuYi6iHfD9GhHn2 (sign in with your e-mail account)

The call closes on July 1st, 24:00 cet and will give preference to short works (max. 10-25 minutes).

More info www.dansmakers.nlruth@dansmakers.nl

 

 

 

More info Open Call and Festival

 

This recurring one-day dance festival is part of a series that Dansmakers Amsterdam initiates in order to support established and establishing artists by giving them space, feedback and the possibility to meet other makers, professionals and programmers. Dansmakers Amsterdam is a stage for establishing makers to show their work, a process, to give and take workshops or to pitch ideas. Each edition of You Better Move is curated by a choreographer working in Amsterdam and an opportunity for the Amsterdam dance scene to get and to stay together. You Better Move #6 on October 5th is curated by Junadry Leocaria.

 

We give preference to short works (max. 10-25 minutes) that can be presented with basic technicalities and that could be presented in the theater or a non-conventional space like a studio, foyer or outdoors. There is also the possibility to present the work or research as a pitch (max. 10 minutes). Ideas for workshops and installations are also welcomed.

 

Dansmakers Amsterdam provides:

 

- The opportunity to present the work to an audience in a professional, light and festive context

- A place to share, give and receive feedback and to meet other dance professionals and programmers

- Professional promotion of the festival and promotion of the participating artists

- Stage photography and registration

- Reimbursement of expenses and travel costs and a small performance fee
- Dinner and two free drinks on the festival day
- Free ticket for one guest

 

You can apply by filling in the online google form: https://goo.gl/forms/ygyuYi6iHfD9GhHn2 (sign in with your e-mail account)

 

This includes:

  - Short description of the work (max. 150 words)

  - Biography (75 words) + portrait (min 2MB)

  - One video link to the work (*)

  - 2 images of the work (min.  2MB)

  - Technical requirements with a suggested place for your work (theatre, foyer, studio, outdoors)

  - Number of dancers and crew (try to keep it low)

 

Note: the application text, video and images of the selected artists will be rewritten and used for the promotion of the festival. The call closes on July 1st, 24:00 cet and will give preference to short works (max. 10-25 minutes).

 

(*) Video-link should be downloadable: Mention Password of applicable.

 

 

Curated by Junadry Leocaria

 

Eye-catching appearance Junadry Leocaria (1985, Willemstad) is a strong urban dancer, specialized in waacking. She has been working in the professional theater/dance field for over 13 years. Junadry has been part of the urban theater dance company ISH Dance Collective for 8 years and performed in several shows for the urban dance company Don’t Hit Mama. Her Passion for waacking was developed in the all female dance crew Femme Lethal (2009) and her house name is Vineyard. Femme Lethal and The House of Vineyard, both delivered a big contribution in creating a Waacking/Vogue scene in The Benelux. Leocaria is a talented key figure in the Dutch urban theatre scene and
with her expressive and powerful way of moving she knows how to catch your attention. The past years Junadry has been working as a choreographer, coach and teacher. In her own choreographies she searches for ways to bring varied styles together in an organic way while she explores themes likes self acception, struggles, love for yourself and the will to grow as a person. Junadry is initiator in the Sharing Practice.
 
 
 

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