Open call for participation in the art project by Tomo Savić-Gecan as part of the Venice Biennale

We are inviting dancers to apply for participation in the art project by Tomo Savić-Gecan “Untitled (Croatian Pavilion) 2022” curated by Elena Filipovic and produced by KONTEJNER. The project will represent Croatia at the Venice Biennale – 59th International Art Exhibition from April 23 – November 27, 2022. The deadline for applying is September 22, 2021.

Every day during the Venice Biennale of Art, a group of 5 performers will perform several times of day. All parameters of each performance (space, time, formations, etc.) will be generated by an AI creating precise instructions. The minimalistic, precise, and variable performance will be created by Tomo Savić-Gecan and choreography assistant Irma Omerzo.

The total maximum number of participants is 35.

In addition to paid travel, accommodation and local transport expenses in Venice, the performers will be compensated for their work.

Commitments on the project include a stay in Venice between April 23 and November 27, 2022, in a block of a minimum of 5 to 6 weeks, during which performances will take place daily. It is possible, depending on the availability of participants, to participate in several blocks according to dates indicated below.

The project also includes rehearsals from October 8-10, 2021; December 10-12, 2021; and January 31 – February 7, 2022, at Pogona Jedinstvo, Trnjanski nasip bb, Zagreb as well as public performances in March 2022 in Zagreb.

We kindly ask those interested to send their applications no later than September 22, 2021, to the following e-mail: kontejner@kontejner.org.

The application must include:

  • Short biography of the performer
  • Short motivation letter
  • Specified time periods of availability for participation in the project according to the following:
    1.) 18.4. - 29.5.2022 (6 weeks)
    2.) 30.5. - 10.7.2022 (6 weeks)
    3.) 11.7. - 14.8.2022 (5 weeks)
    4.) 15.8. - 18.9.2022 (5 weeks)
    5.) 19.9. - 23.10.2022 (5 weeks)
    6.) 24.10. - 27.11.2022 (5 weeks)

Since the project will take place abroad, all participants must have a COVID passport and/or other necessary medical documents for travel and work.

Selected performers will be notified about the results of the open call within one week after the deadline. Depending on the number of applications, the organizer reserves the right that the first two rehearsals are selective.

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