CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The 8th edition has been thrown open!
ARE YOU AN ARTIST ? FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WHOLE, WIDE, WORLD? WITH LITTLE BAGGAGE, BUT TONNES OF IMAGINATION ?
YOU ENJOY RUNNING, BUT YOU DON’T LIKE STRAIGHT LINES ? YOU LIKE CROSS-ARTS INITIATIVES, AND A TOUCH OF WHIMSY MARKS YOUR WORK ?
WELL, THEN, DANSE ÉLARGIE IS THE PLACE FOR YOU !
In 2009, Musée de la danse in Rennes, Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, and Hermès Foundation joined forces to devise Danse élargie, a new dance competition, sixty years after the first Bagnolet International Choreography Competition. An oddball idea that that the organi- sers decided to transform into a truly ballsy idea, for they had a hunch that a successful competition needed to be both mad and joyful. Let’s say it needed to be joyfully mad, to provide a trampoline for artists who would broaden the skillsets, the craft, of dance and displace the gaze on the field itself.
Displacement and flight – two themes present since the very first edition of Danse élar- gie – seem more necessary than ever in our current world shaken by the solemnity of war, the rise of extremisms and the hardening of implacable positions. If the age is one of weightiness, Danse élargie remains a zone of freedom where the artists of today – and tomorrow – defy gravity, invent new ways of dancing and take the liberty to mix spices from all latitudes. Danse élargie is a dance competition that celebrates every yen for movement.
At roughly the same time, in 2024, Paris will host the 33rd Olympic and Paralympic Games: the chance, for a convivial gathering, devoted to hospitality. After seven years away (during renovation to the theatre), Danse élargie will once again be held in its original premises, at Place du Châtelet, to transform the legendary stage into a playground for performance, into a tournament with neither battles nor clashes.
The organising team this year joins forces with Cndc d’Angers (the national centre for contemporary dance in Angers), headed by Noé Soulier, winner of the first edition of Danse élargie in 2010, and with La Comédie de Valence, CDN Drôme-Ardèche (the natio- nal theatre centre of the Drôme-Ardèche region), headed by Marc Lainé, which supports transdisciplinary theatre projects.
Théâtre de la ville
2, Place du Châtelet 75004 Paris, France
2 IRREVOCABLE RULES
a maximum of 10minutes
a minimum 3 performers
WHERE & WHEN ?
15 & 16 JUNE 2024
at THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE – 2 pl. du Châtelet, 75004 Paris
HOW TO REGISTER & PARTICIPATE ?
Register online on danse-elargie.com
before 3 January 2024 at 20h.
CONSULT THE RULES & REGULATIONS here
TO DOWNLOAD THE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONSHERE
"Every piece of art dialogues more or less secretly with productions and works from other artistic fields. I extend this personal artistic movement by affirming that new forms of work get invented through hybridisation and decompartmentalization. The Danse élargie competition is an essential reminder of this, and I am impatient to discover the creative effervescence promised by the next edition." Marc Lainé
"To be the winner of the first edition of Danse élargie in 2010 was a tremendous opportunity for me to develop my choreographic activity. Danse élargie seems particularly crucial to me : by offering visibility to a wide variety of projects, it allows the emergence of new voices who will broaden and question the contours of dance." Noé Soulier
THIS 8TH EDITION IS POSSIBLE THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF THE FRENCH MINISTRY OF CULTURE’S DIRECTION GÉNÉRALE DE LA CRÉATION ARTISTIQUE (DIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR ARTISTIC CREATION) AND THE SACD (SOCIETY OF DRAMATIC AUTHORS AND COMPOSERS.