“Tanzrecherche NRW” (Dance Research NRW) offers dancers, choreographers, performers and musicians the possibility to work and research in NRW for several weeks.
This international scholarship programme that continues to enjoy increasing popularity, having received more than 100 applications from all over the world recently, is organised in collaboration with municipal partners.
“Tanzrecherche NRW” is not production-orientated and therefore differs from many other sponsorship models in the field of dance. Instead, the focus lies on the intensive promotion of artistic work.
The NRW KULTURsekretariat supports the scholarship holders through its network. It moderates the stays as the supporting central point of contact and arranges meetings and discussions with artists and cultural institutions from across a wide range of disciplines and research facilities.
A rent-free apartment for up to two people and personal supervision, mentoring and moderation are offered. The scholarship holders receive up to 7,500 euros, depending on the duration and project as well as the type and extent of the research. At the end, the results will be presented publicly in the host city.
The scholarship holders are selected by a jury that has been formed with Kerstin Evert, Vera Sander and Eckhard Thiemann.
Each Dance Research is orientated towards a location-specific motto. In 2016, two dance researches will take place between September and November and both will be devoted to the topic of virtuality.
The Tanzrecherche NRW #18 in Cologne invites to investigate on the relationship between reality and digital utopia in the light of today's technical possibilities. Partner is the TanzFaktur.
The Tanzrecherche NRW #19 in Wuppertal, on the other hand, intends to explore the tension between the physical and the virtual body.
The Culture Office of the City of Wuppertal is the participating partner.
Applications are accepted until mid February, the jury will make its selection in mid April 2016.