Two new co-productions announced by Big Pulse Dance Alliance
Sonya Lindfors (Cameroon / Finland) and Sabina Bočková & Johana Pocková / POCKETART (The Czech Republic) have been selected as the newest Big Pulse artists and will have new works co-produced by Big Pulse Dance Alliance.
Sonya Lindfors, a choreographer, artistic director and educator, pursues creating and facilitating anti-racist and feminist platforms, using festivals, performances, publications or workshops as the site of empowerment and radical collective dreaming. Lindfors’s latest choreography, One Drop, will interrogate questions around the spectacle of otherness as well as the intricate relationalities between modernity and colonialism and will premiere in May 2023.
Sabina Bočková & Johana Pocková, both choreographers from The Czech Republic, are joint directors of the collective POCKETART, a team of creators working in the field of contemporary dance and physical theatre. In their new creation being developed as part of the Big Pulse Scaling Up programme, Bočková & Pocková aim to create a new fairy tale for a post-modern world. A space where we can look at all the different aspects of women`s search for freedom and fulfilment to find (at least for a little moment) a happy ending.
The Big Pulse Scaling Up programme is a series of co-productions focused on supporting dance artists transition to producing work for the large stages and theatres in Europe, adding variety to programming on these stages and both engaging existing audiences and reaching out to new ones.
Big Pulse Dance Alliance is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Big Pulse Dance Alliance Partners:
Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Germany), Dance Umbrella (UK), Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland), Julidans (Netherlands), New Baltic Dance (Lithuania), ONE Dance Week (Bulgaria), Torinodanza Festival (Italy), Zodiak – Side Step Festival (Finland), Sismògraf Dance Festival (Catalonia – Spain), International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA (Czech Republic), CODA Oslo International Dance Festival (Norway) and Danscentrum Sverige (Sweden)