ilYoung 2019 Audition by Lee Brummer

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ilDance is an international and independent contemporary dance organisation which initiates and operates numerous pioneer and international projects. The organisation was founded in 2012 by its current directors, Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer and it is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. One of ilDance’s flagship projects is our project based junior company, ilYoung. 

ilYoung was established in 2013 with the ambition to create a context which would offer professional experience in contemporary dance practice, creation, production and performance to young dancers while they are still in their education/training journey. 

Every year ilDance holds auditions across Sweden and in Australia from which a total of ten dancers are invited to join the full time creation process of 6 weeks. 

During the creation process, the junior company members work with the directors of ilDance as well as international guest choreographers & teachers. The creation process is hosted in residencies across Sweden where the cast, choreographers and the creative team interact and engage with the local community in various satellite activities. Following the creation period, ilYoung tours with the new production across Sweden.

The cast members are mentored by the directors of ilDance throughout the project and after, with the goal to help pave each of the young artist’s individual path towards the practice and career and that they desirably aspire to.

2019 Will be the 7th year of the ilYoung project. 

Audition and registration dates: 

Gothenburg, Sweden: 28 October 2018 10.00-16.00  - Register by 22 October 2018

Stockholm, Sweden: 17 November 2017 10.00-17.00  - Register by 11 November 2018

Adelaide, Australia: 1 December 2018 10.00-16.00  - Register by 20 November 2018

Eligibility:

*Auditions in Sweden are open only to people currently attending higher education programs in Sweden with at least 1 year remaining.

*Audition in Adelaide is only for current and recent graduates from AC Arts (up to 5 years) and specifically invited young artists from other regions of Australia.

Please register by sending your name and professional status (Sweden audition: Which school and year you are in. Australia audition: when and where you graduated) as well as which audition you plan to attend to audition@ildance.se

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions. 

We look forward to meeting you at the audition.

 The ilDance team. 

ilDance Gothenburg workshop - limited space available for professional dancers by Lee Brummer

The directors of ilDance will be holding a workshop in Gothenburg for professional dancers together with students of Balettakademien’s dance program. This will be a wonderful opportunity for artists to become more familiar with Aloni and Brummer’s methods and ilDance’s style as well as a chance for students and professionals to work together in the same space and learn from each other.

The workshop is free of charge and will take place on the 28th August between 09.00-12.00 at Balettakademien Gothenburg.

There are a limited number of spaces available for professional dancers, and places will be given on a first come first served basis.

For more information and to reserve a space please contact leebrummer@ildance.se

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Open company classes with ilYoung 2018 in Gislaved by Lee Brummer

Between the 30th July- 3rd September ilYoung 2018 will be in residency at Glashuset in Gislaved. This will be the last of our 6 week creation process of the new work "Q&A" by Rachel Erdos & Cast. 

While in Gisalved, ilDance will be offering free participation in open company classes. You can find out more and register for these classes by clicking HERE

 Photo: Hedda Axelsson

Photo: Hedda Axelsson

Gaga/people classes in Gothenburg this August by Lee Brummer

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Registration is now open for Gaga/people classes in Gothenburg this August!

Classes will take place on the 6th, 9th and 21st August at 18.00-19.00 AT Spinnstudion (Järntorget 7, Gothenburg).

There are a limited number of spaces available, secure your spot now by registering HERE

ilYoung 2018 performances by Lee Brummer

ilDance’s junior company, ilYoung, tours across Sweden with the new work “Q&A” choreographed by Rachel Erdos and cast.

About the work:

Psychologist Arthur Aron, together with a group of research colleagues published the article "The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness.”(1977). Aron assembled 36 predefined questions designed for dialogue between two strangers so that they gradually become more and more personal. According to the study, openness to another person and placing oneself in a position of vulnerability develops strong intimacy that will lead to immediate love.   

Between a talk show and Sunday confession ‘Q&A' shares intimate moments from the performers’ lives and creates an event, more like a sharing than a traditional performance. Ultimately we are all looking for connections with other people. These 36 questions are a way of breaking down barriers and getting to know the individual. If we used this experiment and questions not only to find love but mutual understanding and a connection between people both within the same community and within different communities then we can increase understanding and tolerance.

Click HERE for ticket information. 

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OPPORTUNITY IN AUSTRALIA FOR ARTISTS BASED IN SWEDEN by Lee Brummer

ilDance is delighted to announce a brand new residency opportunity with our partners at STRUT Dance in Perth, Australia. 

In the second half of 2018, a Swedish based independent artist will be selected to travel to Perth, Australia and offered a creative residency with STRUT Dance. The residency duration will be for a minimum of two weeks, and must be based on the ideas and concepts proposed in the artist’s application (more info below).

During this research and development residency, the selected artist will have the possibility to collaborate with and involve local dance artists and embrace and indulge in this opportunity for artistic and cultural exchange. The local dance artists will be invited by our partners at STRUT Dance, based on the ideas and desires of the artist from Sweden.

In addition to the residency, the selected artist will have an opportunity to participate in a master workshop with an acclaimed national or international visionary choreographer or their team, through the STRUT Dance master workshops program (find out more HERE). 

The choice of the particular master workshop will be made in a dialogue between the selected artist and the teams at ilDance and STRUT Dance to fit the timeframe and travel plans of the travelling artist and the activity plan at STRUT Dance.

ilDance will cover the costs of the international travel (Sweden-Perth round trip) and accommodation for the residency period will be arranged by our local partners at STRUT Dance. Fees for the Master workshop are also accounted for by the organisers.

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APPLICATION INFORMATION

Please send all the requested material to apply@ildance.se

Deadline for applications: 28th Feb 2018

Please note: The application can be made in writing or by video.

Your application must be written or presented in English.

To apply please send:

  • Full name, date of birth, home address, e-mail address, telephone number. 
  • Biography (Max 2000 characters) 
  • A short artistic statement (2000 characters) 
  • Concept Proposal for the research and development residency (5000 characters).
  • Links to video of your previous and/or current work which represent your practice and voice as a dance artist. 

All of the above is mandatory, a partial application will not be valid.

You may send the application in a video format in which you will talk and present the points requested above (total video length max 5 min).

In this case, please upload your video to Vimeo or Youtube and send us an e mail with:

  • Full name, date of birth, home address, e-mail address, telephone number,
  • Link to your application video (and password if necessary)
  • Links to video of your current and/or previous work which represent your practice and/or voice as a dance artist.

 

TERMS

To be eligible for the ilDance - STRUT Dance residency, the artist must:

  • Be registered and based in Sweden.
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have a minimum of two years professional experience.   
  • Have NO history of a denied visa for travel to Australia 
  • Be an independent artist or on leave from ongoing employment in a Swedish institution
  • Understand that all additional costs apart from the mentioned above, will be under the sole responsibility of the travelling artist.

*All members of ilDance’s junior dance company, ilYoung, who are based in Sweden are also eligible to apply. 


ABOUT THE PARTNERS

STRUT Dance offers choreographers and dance practitioners the possibility to really engage with great national and international masters, the chance to work with collaborative partners in the making of their own performance, and the opportunity to put their work in front of a willing and informed audience. As a national organisation, STRUT is now open to all and continues to operate on three levels: BODY - COLLABORATION - PERFORMANCE

www.strutdance.org.au

Brummer and Aloni in Adelaide, Australia by Lee Brummer

Directors of ilDance Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer are currently in Adelaide, Australia working with the graduating dance students at the Adelaide College of the Arts.

Aloni will be creating a new work I SAY YES while Brummer will be reworking The solution is temporary with the cast. The work originally premiered and toured in Sweden earlier this year.

The works will be presented in a double bill at AC Arts in Adelaide between 29 Nov- 2 Dec 2017. Read more about the works here:

I SAY YES is a journey through both the fantasy and the reality of matrimonial ceremonies. What is it in our mind that idealises white weddings? In 2013 Lee Brummer and I collaborated on the creation of a piece called ONCE UPON A HAPPILY EVER AFTER which examined how fairy tales influence the description of what love and marriage are,  how we experience relationships as we grow up. Now, I am approaching the notion of marriage again and looking at why most of our societies are so protective of heteronormative marriages and resist the fundamental right of humans to choose to share their lives with whomever has a mutual desire to wed them. I have realised that marriage equality debates are actually more concerned with "wedding equality”. No-one in western societies is asking for the permission of the authorities to share their life with their loved ones. It is more the civil and legal status that our societies seem to deny some people of. Despite remarkable progress in the collective consciousness of western societies in terms of nonconventional family structures, it is still the glorified white wedding that these same societies are so protective of.  I SAY YES opposes the protective approach to plasticised weddings and aspires to stretch the realm of what a wedding is and whether individuals need to wed in order to be married.- Israel Aloni.

The solution is temporary is a contemporary dance and physical theatre piece which uses text portraying individual personal stories as well as every day matters, moments and memories of a young adult. The work uses two pieces of spoken word poetry written by Doc Luben and Patrick Rouche. It is an episodic piece, with scenes from the two poems divided into smaller stories which all form to create the greater story. The direct referral to the text allows the work to explore personal and revealing moments in relation to weighty subjects such as death, alcoholism and sexual orientation, as well as every day moments and thoughts which pass us by constantly.

BACK 2 BACK on tour this October! by Lee Brummer

This October ilDance comes to Bastionen in Malmö and to Martin Mutter in Örebro with a new program: BACK 2 BACK.

The program, a captivating double bill of sensorial and powerful contemporary dance, consists of 2 works, Catharses (2014) by Israel Aloni and An I for an I  (2016) by Lee Brummer, which will be performed back to back by a brilliant cast. 

Dates, venues and tickets:

10th October 19.00- Bastionen Malmö TICKETS

11th October 19.00- Bastionen Malmö TICKETS

13th October 14.00 Martin Mutter Örebro (School performance)

13th October 19.00 Martin Mutter Örebro TICKETS

14th October 18.00 Martin Mutter Örebro TICKETS

More information can be found here: BASTIONEN, MARTIN MUTTER

15 Things you may not have known about ilDance by Lee Brummer

 

1) Since ilDance was founded in 2012, the company has worked in 12 out of 21 regions in Sweden. In the summer of 2017, we will be working in Jönköping & Östergötland two regions which we have not worked in before. 

2) In it’s five years of existence, ilDance has initiated and/or participated in projects and activities in 17 different countries. ilDance’s international activity will continue to expand over the next couple of years and we are already set to work in 2 new countries in 2018. 

3) ilDance initiated and operates a junior company called ilYoung. The junior company operates on a pioneer and hybrid model which was specifically designed by ilDance’s directors Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer.

4) ilDance hosts local and international artists in residencies in Sweden in collaboration with partners and collaborators across the country.

5) ilDance has an advisory board which consist of brilliant and experienced individuals from the contemporary performing arts sector in Sweden and abroad.

6) The company’s name, ilDance, stands for Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer Contemporary Dance

7) As a core value, ilDance promotes transparency and inclusion of non dancer audiences in the making and rehearsing processes of contemporary dance.

8) The directors of ilDance, Aloni and Brummer, have an ongoing relationship and collaboration with partners and organisations in Australia. Due to this the two choreographers travel to Australia two or three times a year for a variety of activities which include choreographing, mentoring and teaching across Australia.

9) ilDance is also the Official Swedish Gaga branch. After years of working closely with the Gaga movement Ltd head office in Tel Aviv, ilDance developed to also become the first official Gaga branch of it’s kind.

10) Though ilDance is based in Gothenburg our outreach is vast and we both initiate and participate in exciting projects locally, nationally and internationally.

11) Our directors, Aloni and Brummer, have each been developing their choreographic practice on two different routes. Beyond establishing a joined method, they each also have their independent paths which differ from one another in context, form and structure. We believe that it is both the similarities and the differences between Aloni and Brummer’s independent practices that make ilDance and their collaborative work so powerful.

12) ilDance in formed on a coherent structure with 5 strands: New productions of contemporary dance, ilYoung - ilDance’s Junior Company, iCoDaCo - International Contemporary Dance Collective, ilEX Sweden-Australia & The Swedish Gaga Branch.

13) The directors of ilDance work closely with emerging artists who are at the dawn of their career. Brummer and Aloni mentor both dancers and young makers through their processes and development as choreographers and performers.

14) In 2015 ilDance went through a restructuring and rebranding process in collaboration with Swedish and international consultants. ilDance’s current website is designed by Gordon Bevridge and allows our visitors and users to conveniently and easily navigate their way around the site.

15) Our directors Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer first met when they were 15 years old. Ever since then their lives have intertwined in various ways routed in personal friendship and later developing into an artistic partnership.  

 From The Mill Choreographic Lab, Adelaide, Australia.                                                                                                  Photo: Chris Herzfield

From The Mill Choreographic Lab, Adelaide, Australia.                                                                                                  Photo: Chris Herzfield

ilDance initiates Gaga special event for Principals and high school teachers in Gothenburg by Lee Brummer

ilDance is initiating an afterwork gathering specially and specifically arranged for principles and high school teachers who are working in Gothenburg. This event will help one experience and learn more about Gaga Movement language. 

The event will take place on the 21st of March 2017 between 17:30 - 19:00

ilDance is constructing a pilot project which will introduce high school students in Gothenburg to Gaga movement language through participation in classes. The pilot project is the first step towards structuring a program which is the first of it’s kind. This program will include the sensational Gaga movement language as ongoing activity as part of the high school curriculum. 

We aspire to introduce Gaga into the education system in high schools as it would offer a rare form of physical activity, cognitive stimulant, body-brain connection enhancement, social equality and acceptance experience, liberation of creativity as well as a community feeling within the participating groups. 

No previous experience or knowledge about dance is necessary prior to participation in a Gaga class.

Gaga is a movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, the artistic director and choreographer of Batsheva Dance Company.

The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement. “We become more aware of our form. We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities. We explore multi-dimensional movement; we enjoy the burning sensation in our muscles, we are ready to snap, we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it. We change our movement habits by finding new ones. We go beyond our familiar limits. We can be calm and alert at once.” -Ohad Naharin

To learn more about Gaga Movement language, please visit 

http://gagapeople.com/english/

For more information about the event, any questions or to register please contact gaga@ildance.se 

 Photo: Gadi Dagon

Photo: Gadi Dagon

Happy holidays from the ilDance team by Lee Brummer

Wishing all our friends and followers a glorious holiday season, whatever it is that you are celebrating and wherever in the world you are celebrating it.

We hope it's a wonderful end to 2016 and a beautiful start to 2017!

May a fruitful year full of adventures await us all!

Best,

The ilDance team 

Scholarships awarded to Israel Aloni & Lee Brummer by Lee Brummer

Both directors of ilDance, Israel Aloni & Lee Brummer, were awarded scholarships from KATZ to continue to generate and further indulge in ilDance's international activities and to collaborate with independent artists and organisations beyond borders. Aloni and Brummer are both very thankful for the recognition of the work that we at ilDance do and for KATZ's choice to support our upcoming projects.

Aloni & Brummer teaching at Yellow Wheel summer intensive Melbourne, Australia- Jan 2017 by Lee Brummer

Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer, directors of ilDance are more than delighted to announce that they will be joining Adam Wheeler, director of Melbourne based junior company Yellow Wheel for a summer intensive which is going to rock BIG TIME between the 9th-13th January 2017.

The summer intensive, a collaboration between ilDance, Yellow wheel and The Space Dance & Arts centre, will include two optional paths: The first for dancers, will focus on physical training, repertoire and becoming familiar with Aloni and Brummer's individual methods and styles. The second path is aimed at Dance educators and will involve methodology, the practise of teaching, the viewing of classes and feedback sessions, as well as physical classes and workshops with insight into the methods of the two choreographers and performers Lee Brummer and Israel Aloni.

Israel And Lee are very much looking forward to meeting young talents, practising performers and educators for this inspiring, fruitful and exciting week which will take place at Sign up now because your not going to want to miss it!

ICODACO BABULUS PREMIER AND SATELLITE ACTIVITIES- NOVEMBER by Lee Brummer

November is here which means It's soon time for the world premier of BABULUS, A new work by iCoDaCo. 

BABULUS WORLD PREMIER

This new dance theatre work, presented in the round in various spaces, town halls, theatres and  galleries asks what happens when our means of communicating is taken away from us. It questions what we would do when we have no words to hide behind. It explores censorship and self censorship. In BAUBLUS the audience is situated close to the performance space and are included and acknowledged by the occurrences in the performance.

Babulus is presented in collaboration with Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival and will premier at Stora teatern in Gothenburg on the 22nd of November at 19.00.

DAY WORKSHOP ABOUT COMMUNICATION WITH ICODACO ARTISTS AND GUESTS

Spend the day with the international artists and additional experts to experiment and research the concept of communication. The day will include showing selected segments from the work BABULUS, participating in interactive workshops with the iCoDaCo artists and intercultural communicaiton expert - Kajsa Svensson, as well as participating in a public discussion about communication and its significance in our world today.

The event is held in collaboration with Brewhouse in Gothenburg and will take place in their space: Åvägen 24, Gothenburg from 13.00 on the 23rd November

Read more or buy tickets HERE.

 

SYMPOSIUM: COMMUNICATION AND PERFORMING ARTS

On the 24th of November at 19.30  ilDance, in collaboration with Danscentrum Gothenburg and theatre maker Birte Niedenhaus, will hold a symposium about communication & performing arts at Danscentrum Gothenburg’s studio. You can REGISTER HERE to take part in the activity.

iCoDaCo Satellite events in Gothenburg this November by Lee Brummer

After the WORLD PREMIER of BABULUS, the international artists of iCoDaCo will meet and interact with the public in Gothenburg via a number of sattelite events and activities in the city.

On the 23rd November, there will be a rare opportunity to spend 5 hours with the international artists and additional experts to experiement and research the concept of communication.

The day will include showing selected segments from the work BABULUS, participating in interactive workshops with the iCoDaCo artists and intercultural communicaiton expert - Kajsa Svensson, as well as participating in a public discussion about communication and its significance in our world today.

For tickets to this event and for registration please click HERE

BABULUS is co-produced by Göteborgs Dans -och Teaterfestival.

For more info about iCoDaCo, please visit www.icodaco.com

Gaga activity in Sweden this October by Lee Brummer

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Photo: Gadi Dagon

Stay tuned during the upcoming months when ilDance brings Gaga to different partners and collaborators in Sweden. See the list of upcoming activities and be sure to check in to the open and drop in classes!

More information and details about all the classes can be found HERE

Oct 6th-  Gaga/people via AnnaReet Gillblad,     OPEN CLASS PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE

Oct 14th-  Gaga/people via AnnaReet Gillblad,    DROP IN CLASS- All welcome!

Oct 15th-  Gaga/people via AnnaReet Gillblad     DROP IN CLASS- All welcome!

Oct 16th- Gaga/people via AnnaReet Gillblad      DROP IN CLASS- All welcome!

Oct 17th-20th Gaga/dancers via Danscentrum Stockholm

                 Danscentrum members as well as DROP IN possibility for dancers

Oct 17, 19, 21 Gaga/dancers, Gaga/people & Ohad Naharin repertoire classes at Kulturama 

                 EXCLUSIVE SESSIONS FOR KULTURAMA STUDENTS AND STAFF 

Oct 18th- Gaga/people via AnnaReet Gillblad      DROP IN CLASS- All welcome!

Oct 20th- Gaga/people via AnnaReet Gillblad      DROP IN CLASS- All welcome!

Oct 27th-  Gaga/people via AnnaReet Gillblad      OPEN CLASS PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE

                 

Watch this space for more classes across Sweden coming soon         

iCoDaCo at The Work Room, Glasgow by Lee Brummer

 Lee Brummer & Israel Aloni in rehearsals of "BABULUS" at The Work Room

Lee Brummer & Israel Aloni in rehearsals of "BABULUS" at The Work Room

The iCoDaCo collective has been having a fabulous time over the past 10 days, diving deeper into the creation process of the new work BABULUS, while in residency at The Work Room, in Glasgow, Scotland.

Gwyn Emberton, Eddie Ladd, Johanna Nuutinen and ilDance's directors Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer were joined by space and lighting designer Joe Fletcher and dramaturg Luke Pell and have formed new ideas, thoughts and materials which have taken the creation of BABULUS to the next level.

This week the collective held a showing, inviting the local public to share the process, materials and ideas. The collective enJoyed the feedback session with the audience and found the comments and insight helpful and thought provoking.

 The process continues for the rest of this week and then the collective meet again in Wales at the end of the month.

BABULUS premiers at Stora teatern in Gothenburg on the 22nd of November.

Press HERE to purchase tickets

iCoDaCo 2016 by Lee Brummer

What: Studio showing – BABULUS by  iCoDaCo (International Contemporary Dance Collective)
When: Friday the 26th of August at 13:30
Where: The large dance studio at Stora Teatern.

After two week of residency at Stora Teatern, hosted by Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival, the artists in iCoDaCo 2016 would like to invite public to view materials from their development.

The showing will be followed by an artist talk with the international artists who are participating in iCoDaCo 2016. The talk will address multicultural and international collaborations,  the unique characteristics of iCoDaCo as an artist led international project, the individual practices of each artist in the collective as well as the subject matter of BABULUS, the piece that the collective will be making throughout this process. The talk will be casual and inclusive. The public will be encouraged to participate by presenting questions to the artists or sharing from their personal and individual experiences. We have a limit to how many people we can invite into the studio so we kindly ask you to sign up if you are planning to join us.

Sign up HERE (https://goo.gl/forms/9jDeQjX6ijZQme9d2)

Please note: There will be a meet up at the main entrance of Stora Teatern 15 min before the showing (13:15) and a volunteer from the festival will show you the way to the dance studio upstairs.