Walkwoman during Spoffin 2015. Photo: Christophe Lavaud.
Spoffin, the international festival for street and site specific theatre in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, has opened a public call to performers across Europe to apply for Spoffin LAB, a residency project supporting young theatre artists who are in the process of finishing a new project created for public space. During the month of August 2016 Spoffin LAB offers the opportunity to assemble a new production which will premiere during the Spoffin festival (August 25-28, 2016).
Makers are invited to apply with a well-established artistic proposal. The deadline for the application is January 31, 2016. Spoffin LAB offers among other things free use of a residency space and a guesthouse, at least two performances during the Spoffin festival,including the premiere, assistance from the festival in finding the right site or venue for the performances and the possibility for a short presentation for professional guests during the Spoffin PRO meeting. Artist will have to work independent.
The 2015 Spoffin LAB was granted to Walkwoman (FR/SE) for Walkwoman - or how to occupy an urban territory in the timeframe of a song and some undisciplined dancing. The year before
choreographer and dancer Sheyda Darab (Iran/Netherlands) used the residency to work on a dance performance with young people from Amersfoort. Performer Sandrina Lindgren (Sweden) and puppeteer Ishmael Falke (Finland) worked during Spoffin 2013 on their site specific city tour, Dead Ends - The art of urban animation. In 2012, Linn Brodén (Sweden) and Tom Richmond (Great-Britain) used their residency to complete their new production Push Me, Pull You and the first Spoffin residency was granted to Cie. Ara Dona (Berlin, Germany). They finished and performed their site-specific performance in the beautiful surroundings of Armen de Poth, a medieval almshouse courtyard in Amersfoort.
November 24, 2015