Total project grant (euros)
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Sep 2018
Number of partners in project
Aerowaves is a hub for dance discovery in Europe. It identifies the most promising new work by emerging dance artists and then promotes it through cross-border performances.
Aerowaves' network of partners in 32 countries enables these younger choreographers to bring brand new dance to brand new audiences. It is powered by the weekend promotional platform Spring Forward, a festival that travels from city to city, year on year - from Aarhus to Sofia, then to Paris, to Rijeka and on to Elefsina in 2021.
Local audiences will rub shoulders with 200 dance presenters as they decide which of the Twenty short dance works they will invite to their own theatres. At least 75 opportunities will be on offer each year, and still more through its new audience development initiatives. Some of these works will be adapted for galleries, concerts, even sports events and the street. One will grow into a piece for young audiences, another will cross the world to find a very different appreciation in Taiwan. It is through these performances and experiences that both artists and audiences grow.
Springback Academy is a parallel project which searches for 10 young writers and puts them on a crash reviewing course under the eyes of four renowned dance critics. In the following years, and with further multi-media training, they will become the writers of its new interactive online dance publication. They will also collaborate in deepening the audience's engagement through new approaches to discussion following performances and with the artists.
Read this blog with Robbie Synge, Aerowaves choreographer