2020 Call for projects
Do you think the doorways to theaters are too narrow ? That new, wider ones should be invented ? You think ten minutes to present something on stage is neither more nor less absurd than absolutely having to fill a whole hour ? That under the pretext of organising a competition, it is possible to create a truly big and free happening ? A chance - an open window of stage time - to change what is usually allowed ? That it can even be fun ? Danse Élargie ? oui ? non ?
You think you have a good idea to occupy the space and time intelligently ? And you want to defend an extended idea of dance ? You want to give it a try ? You are welcome and we will be delighted to have you with us !
10 minutes maximum
3 performers minimum
Application : No ongoing application
Through five editions of the competition (and in less than ten minutes, each time), we got to see
: Three hundred people enter then exit the stage ; a badminton match played by children ; three generations of Peruvians singing and recounting the story of their country ; forty-three bodies poised between death and ecstasy to the airs of an opera ; droves of jumpers who had previously only met on Internet ; a group named nouslovechachacha ;
a drummer hammering away at his drum kit with sticks made of plaster ; twenty-five dog-walkers ; a sheep waiting his turn in the wings ; alligators in conversation with Dick Rivers ; a meditation workshop ; dance is a dirty job but somebody’s got to do it ; a TED Talk on the use of guns with the intent to shoot dancers ; boxing ; aerobics ; a competition within the competition ; not to mention the expunging of the moon in exactly ten minutes.
Where and when ?
June 13th & 14th, 2020 at Théâtre de la Ville - Espace Cardin - Paris