Bora Bora Residency Centre

Bora Bora Residency Centre

Residency opportunities for national and international dance artists, Open to professional projects within the field of dance and choreography. The purpose of providing residency opportunities, is for artists to either immerse themselves in their artistic practice and/or the development of a new or existing project.

Each residency includes fees for up to four participating artists, paid transportation and accommodation.

ABOUT BORA BORA RESIDENCY CENTRE

Bora Bora Residency Centre is an international residency center, based in Aarhus, with a focus on artistic and economically sustainable conditions for the development of the artistic practice and works, for professional artists mostly within the field of contemporary dance.

Bora Bora Residency Centre activities

This year the Residency Centre organizes an open call to find artists in need of a residency. Either to immerse themselves in their artistic practice and/or the development of a project. We design each residency by engaging in analytical dialogue, where we explore the artistic focus for the residency. Each of these residencies includes fees for up to four participating artists, paid transportation and accommodation, as well as a contributing person (see below).

All Bora Bora residencies will take place at either Bora Bora or one of the project’s Danish co-hosts that encompass theaters, folk-highschools and other performing arts organizations.

International exchanges

In addition to the annual open call, which is open internationally, the Bora Bora Residency Centre is also a partner in the Nordic Residency Exchange Program, where five major performing arts houses in the northern Europe, collaborate on exchanging artists once a year. Bora Bora sends out a Danish artist, or an artist based in Denmark, to a partner and receives an artist from either Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland or Lithuania. These residencies are selected by the partners and can not be applied for.

Furthermore, the residency centre is a member of the international residency exchange collaboration “Dance & Dramaturgy EU” and has been a member of CROWD – International Dance Exchange.

RESIDENCY ARTISTS

RESIDENCY PARTNERS

DO YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR A RESIDENCY?

The residencies are open to professional dance artists or other artists with a strong choreographic idea from all over the world.

It is only possible to apply for residencies and other opportunities with Bora Bora Residency Centre through our application form (see OPEN CALL 24/25). Before applying, we recommend that you take a look through our website and FAQ, where we answer some of the most common questions about the residency centre.

Residencies may be for the following purposes

  • Research: Early developing and exploration of an artistic idea 
  • Development: Taking an already developed idea to the next stage
  • Exploration: Exploring a new direction of your artistic work and practice or a new collaboration 
  • Post production: Taking up an already premiered work for reflection, further development or preparing it for touring 

Applicants should demonstrate

  • An artistic idea that is relevant here and now
  • A CV demonstrating your professional work in making and presenting dance/performance work
  • An understanding of how the residency will enhance your artistic development
  • An interest in a long lasting relation with Bora Bora and partners

OPEN CALL 24/25

Here, you can read more about the residency opportunity for our open call season 24/25. 

Deadline for applications: April 5th 2024, 13:59 CET (Copenhagen time)

Find the application form here

Residency opportunities for national and international dance artists

Bora Bora Residency Centre is an internationally oriented center based in Aarhus, Denmark. The centre is organizationally integrated in Bora Bora – Dance and Visual Theatre.

The programme is open to professional dance artists, choreographers and other artists from all over the world. We value diversity and hope to receive applications from artists with diverse backgrounds.

We are mainly looking for projects in the following phases:

  • Research: Early developing and exploration of an artistic idea 
  • Development: Taking an already developed idea to the next stage
  • Exploration: Explore a new direction of your artistic work and practice or a new collaboration 
  • Post production: Taking up an already premiered work for reflection and further development

Residency program and partners

The design of each residency is depending on wishes and needs of the applicants as well as how this is best matched in Bora Bora Residency Centre. Bora Bora collaborates with partners, who contribute to hosting residencies in the central and northern region of Jutland. Full list of partners below. 

The residency programme is able to support each artistic team with a maximum of 12 payed weeks, not for everybody involved, but shared in total.

The periods and total amount of weeks depends upon the availability of the artistic team and the schedule of Bora Bora Residency Centre. 

Residencies last 2-4 weeks

Typical design and what is covered in the residencies

  • 2-3 week paid residency for up to 4 participants
  • Travel & accommodation covered for up to 4 participants
  • Fee for potential Contributor: Researcher, outside eye, dramaturge, etc. 

Instructions for the application

We strongly encourage you to read about the details of the residency program here on our webpage.

Guidelines for the application form:

  • You will need a google-login to fill out our application form 
  • Applications must be in English
  • You/your collective must be the choreographer(s)/maker(s) of a minimum of two professional  productions, not including the project you are applying with.
  • Applications involving a single person are not accepted, however solo works may be considered if they are rooted in a collaborative proces.
  • It is necessary to be available at least ten weeks, in timespans of minimum 2 weeks. These ten weeks must be in the period between 1 August 2024 to 30 June 2025, with a duration of 2-4 weeks per residency.
  • If applying as a collective or collaboration of two or more equal creators, it should be stated clearly in the description of the project. However it is necessary to state one person as the main applicant, for the purpose of having one contact person from the project. 

Selection of applications

After April 5th applications will be shortlisted by producers in Bore Bora and further selections are made by the artistic advisory board of Bora Bora.

In season 24/25, the artistic board consists of:

Samme Raeymaekers (BE), artistic director of Dansens Hus in Oslo

Sigrid Aakvik (NO), Head of the Nordic agency Art & About in Aarhus

Five projects will be selected and invited for residency in Bora Bora Residency Centre. Due to Danish funding at least two out of the five projects must be  Danish artists or artists based in Denmark.

Website link: https://bora-bora.dk/en/bora-bora-residency-centre/

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