the discussion panel will take place
June 26th at 5 p.m.
in Słodownia +2
Discussion panel with the participation of the artists and organizers of the Polish-Israeli Choreographic Exchange, outlining areas for potential, future cooperation. The context of the Israeli dance scene will be presented by Lior Avizoor .
Following the deep interest in the exchange of ideas and knowledge related to current state and development of the contemporary dance scene in Poland and Israel, in 2014 Polish Culture Institute in Tel Aviv, together with the two leading dance institutions: Art Stations Foundation / Stary Browar Nowy Taniec from Poznan and Tmuna Theatre from Tel Aviv, had decided to initiate envisioned as a long term project of The Polish-Israeli Choreographic Exchange, a meeting point for both communities which main aim is to create a sustainable structure that will enable for exchanges to take place on different levels - cultural, physical, political, personal, national, emotional and technical – developing different methods of working, thinking and presenting.
After kick off launching of the project at Tmuna Festival in Tel Aviv in October 2014 where we presented some Polish works and discussed ideas for future plans, we will in return welcome Israeli artists within Old Brewery New Dance at Malta Festival 2015 and will continue sharing and brainstorming about future plans. We look for a strong basis of mutual work within desirably annually structured program. We believe that this kind of exchange needs to happen both in a formal and informal way of sharing experiences and ideas and meeting artists and thinkers on both sides. We are aiming in setting the conditions for inspiring and creative encounters and, instead of pushing collaborations between Polish and Israeli artists in a priori determined formats, we wish to initiate a dialogue between all partners and artists to create new formats and spaces in which such collaborations may happen in a natural and organic way.
Meeting during Malta festival offers a perfect time and space for deepening reflection and discussion on the possible ways of project development – already second step into hopefully long term collaboration between Polish and Israeli dance community.