Invitation to applications to 7th Plesna Nacionala and to submissions of project proposal for Coproduction Collaboration in 2016

EN-KNAP Productions and Španski Borci Cultural Center

invite authors in contemporary dance
to apply to

7th PLESNA NACIONALA – Slovenian National Dance Gathering!

Short excerpts from existing performances or works in progress
in the duration of a maximum of 10 minutes
will be presented on Saturday, 17 October 2015,
in Španski Borci Cultural Center, in Ljubljana.

For the seventh year Plesna Nacionala allows professionals in contemporary dance over 21 years of age to present short excerpts from their latest works or works in progress. Splošni in strokovni javnosti se lahko predstavijo z največ desetminutnimi izsečki iz obstoječih predstav ali še nerealiziranih idej, na katerih trenutno delajo. They can present themselves to general and expert audience with short excerpts from performances or projects in development in the duration of a maximum of ten minutes.

We are inviting you to apply to Plesna NACIONALA no later than 7th October 2015 by filling in the online application form.

EN-KNAP in collaboration with Contemporary Dance Association Slovenia first presented the idea of a condensed showcase presentation of Slovenian contemporary dance at a public event first came to life in June 2005 within Statehood Day ceremony Trg Republike Square in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana, when we presented the works of choreographers Goran Bogdanovski, Mateja Bučar, Edward Clug, Maja Delak, Matjaž Farič, Gregor Luštek, Ksenija Hribar, Matej Kejžar, Mala Kline, Iztok Kovač, Sinja Ožbolt, Branko Potočan, Sanja Neškovič Peršin, Andreja Rauch, Magdalena Reiter and Tanja Zgonc.

Plesna NACIONALA aims to continue to preserve and develop this condensed presentation of Slovenian contemporary dance. It is an opportunity to gather quality professional Slovenian dance production at a free event, and showcase the characteristics, views, ideas and potentials of Slovenian contemporary dance. NACIONALA, and to become united and loud an important part of Slovenian cultural awareness.

Coproduction collaboration
Independently of your application to Nacionala, we would like to invite all dance creators to submit project proposals for the coproduction collaboration agreement in 2016.

For the selected project, EN-KNAP Productions and Španski Borci Cultural Center will provide:
- financial support in the amount of 2.500 eur,
- 4 weeks of dance studio use,
- 56 hours of technical assistance,
- promotion for the premiere, which will take place in 2016 in Španski Borci.

Project proposals can be submitted by filling in the online application form. The deadline for the submission of project proposals is 14 October 2015. EN-KNAP will notify you of our decision by 21 October 2015.

Envisaged schedule of Plesna NACIONALA:
(the schedule is subject to change)

16 October 2015
Rehearsals for Plesna NACIONALA.
You will be informed of the schedule of rehearsals subsequently, after the closure of the application deadline.

17 October 2015
11:00 – 18:00
Rehearsals for applicants for Plesna NACIONALA, for performers coming outside Ljubljana.

Plesna NACIONALA (Main hall)

The organisers of 7th Plesna NACIONALA offer:
- organization and technical support (Španski Borci technical team)
- rehearsal date (16 October)
- coverage of travel expenses for performers coming outside Ljubljana
- media support
- programme booklet,
- video of the performances
- refreshing drinks
- food

We wish you a fruitful dance Autumn, and we hope to see you on 17th November in large numbers,

Goran Pakozdi,

Iztok Kovač,
EN-KNAP Productions Director, Španski Borci Cultural Centre Artistic Director

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