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New European project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals
From October 2014 onwards, PARTS engages in a new long-term collaboration project with 12 partners, supported by the European Commission under its Creative Europe programme.
[DNA] DEPARTURES AND ARRIVALS is the runner-up to the 4 DEPARTS projects which took place between 2001 and 2014, developing on its strong points and introducing new partners and methodologies.
[DNA] DEPARTURES AND ARRIVALS aims to contribute to the development of contemporary dance in Europe, building bridges between artistic education and the professional world. [DNA] starts from the artistic and pedagogical project of PARTS in Brussels, which is not part of the regular education system and has always been international and democratic. [DNA] offers training, research, creation and presentation opportunities to a large group of young European dancers and choreographers, from all regional and social backgrounds.
The main tasks of [DNA]:
The target groups of [DNA]:
The partners in the project are Alkantara (Lisbon, Portugal), Centre de Développement Chorégraphique (Toulouse, France), Hellenic Festival (Athens, Greece), Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin, Germany), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gent, Belgium), MDT (Stockholm, Sweden), New Theatre Institute of Latvia (Riga, Latvia), PACT Zollverein Choreographisches Zentrum NRW (Essen, Germany), Spring Utrecht (Utrecht, The Netherlands), Station Service for Contemporary Dance (Belgrade, Serbia), Trafo House of Contemporary Arts (Budapest, Hungary), and Zodiak Center for New Dance (Helsinki, Finland).
The project will start in October and run until the end of September 2018. The dedicated website www.departuresandarrivals.eu which will document and promote the activities will become in the Fall of 2014.
Contact: Steven De Belder
Labeled as Success Story by the European Commission
UPDATE November 2015:
The Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission has selected the project as a ‘Success story’, as a finalised project that has ‘distinguished itself by its impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and/or creative approach’, which can be a source of inspiration for others. PARTS and the partners in Départs, most of whom are still collaborating in its successor project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, are proud of this nomination, and grateful for the support of the European Commission to the professional development of young dance artists.
The DÉPARTS network aimed to invest in the future of European contemporary dance, taking the project of PARTS as its starting point. The name DÉPARTS stands for ‘start’ in the plural. Two starting points are essential to the career of every young artist: having access to high-quality training facilities and getting support to take the step into the professional art world. To reach these objectives, several European partners are collaborating in a network that is funded by the partners and the European Commission (Programme Culture 2000). A first working period ran from September 2001 until February 2004. A second one-year program ran from April 2004 until March 2005.
The network was supported by the European Commission, under its Culture programme.
The project was finished in April 2014. Over a period of 5 years, the network supported:
- workshops in 10 cities, in which 400 artists worked with more than 4500 young dancers and choreographers
- coaching projects in 5 cities, providing experienced mentors for 196 young artists
- residency facilities in 12 cities for 330 projects
- 68 preselections and 6 final auditions for PARTS and Forum Dança, with more than 2700 participants
- 700.000 euro in scholarships (1-4 years) for 107 individual students of PARTS, Forum Danàa and CDC/Extensions
- the co-production of 73 new choreographies by 43 artists
- 492 presentations of 143 works by 86 choreographers, for an audiecne of more than 40.000 spectators in 10 countries
- 73 presentations of students of PARTS, CDC, Forum Dança and participants of other workshops
DÉPARTS has established a triple program:
Contact: Steven De Belder, coordinator of the network