INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

L’Abri builds solid partnerships with a variety of international art organisations and artistic networks. This enables Associated Artists to carry out residencies in foreign countries. These partnerships are not unilateral, they function as exchanges: emerging foreign artists are welcomed to L’Abri just as our artists are welcomed abroad. These spaces for dialogue are a fertile meeting ground for artistic and intellectual stimulation, and also facilitate international collaborations between the Associate Artists and the foreign artists hosted at L’Abri.

RÉSEAU GRAND LUXE (FRANCE, BELGIUM, GERMANY, LUXEMBOURG, SWITZERLAND AND GREECE)

The Réseau Grand Luxe is defined as a platform of artistic exchanges for choreographers who wish to develop new projects. Launched in 2015 and now supported by eight partner structures, the reseau Grand Luxe proposes to provide support for new choreographic creators and their projects.

Its eight partner institutions – the Grand Studio in Brussels, the Centre Chorégraphique National – Ballet de Lorraine, the Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin – CCN de Mulhouse, PÔLE SUD – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National de Strasbourg and the TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique du Luxembourg, the Freiburg Theater in Freiburg im Breisgau, L’Abri in Geneva and the Onassis Stegi in Athens – have decided to pool their know-how and their teams to serve artistic projects from their territories, which require, at some point in their development, specific and adapted assistance.

The Associate Artiste who have been accompanied by Grand LUXE are: Romane Peytavin and Pierre Piton for the season 19/20, Anna-Marija Adomaityte in 20/21 and Baptiste Cazaux in 21/22.

FUTURO EMERGENTES

Futuro Emergentes is a project designed in collaboration with REDIV. The Red Iberoamericana de Videodanza, REDIV, is a network of managers, researchers and artists that works transversally through various projects and actions of curating, dissemination, training, management, production and research in the field of video dance.
The collaborative project consists of a series of exchanges of artist residencies between Switzerland and REDIV members as well as digital residencies bringing together the participants via the internet. The first exchange will take place in autumn 2022, when Anouk Maupu [AA 21-22] and Adél Juhász [AA 20-21] will travel to Argentina.

Futuro Emergentes was created as part of ProHelvetia’s “To Gather” call for projects, with the aim of fostering a time of critical reflection on the current situation, sharing ideas for more equal forms of exchange between cultures and contexts, and experimenting with new formats of collaboration.

OPÉRATION ICEBERG – PROJET FRANCO-SUISSE

Initiated and led by the Eurockéennes de Belfort (FR) and La Fondation cma (CH), 13 Franco-Swiss cultural actors are developing an experimental project to support 11 emerging groups who benefit from residencies (Immersions), training (Arrimages), and concerts (Grands bains) thanks to privileged opportunities to meet with technical coordinators, artistic contributors, and new technology communicators.

L’Abri has joined the Iceberg project as a reference structure for Geneva, hosting coaching residencies and proposing an Associate Artist for each season of the project.

In 2022, the Geneva-based artist Flèche Love will coach Lorena Stadelmann aka Baby Volcano and the French musician Oceya, during one-week residencies each.

CRUSHING BORDERS (SLOVENIA, SPAIN, ITALY, HUNGARY, THE NETHERLANDS)

The Crushing Borders network’s main concern is giving artists enough time and space for creation with no pressure towards production. It is a space dedicated to sharing knowledge and practices between emerging artists, creating strong bonds between them and the territories in which they work. Our partners are Glej Theater (Ljubljana),  Nau Ivanow (Barcelona),  Residenza Idra (Brescia), the SÍN Arts Center (Budapest), SPRING (Utrecht) and L’Abri (Geneva).

FESTIVAL NIDO – RIVERA (URUGUAY)

Nido is a festival of live arts and performance. Around the artistic programme, another group of artists (mainly young artists from South America) is created: invited by Nido, they camp on site, participate in discussions, exchanges and laboratories surrounded and accompanied by an artist mentor.

Campo Abierto is a platform dedicated to stimulating creative thinking and practices from different backgrounds such as education, culture, art or technology. Campo Abierto seeks to put these thoughts and practices to work on the social problems and needs in which the space is situated, with the idea of generating innovative prototypes of life that promote social development. About ten kilometres from the city centre of Rivera and on the border of Livramento in Brazil, the ten hectares of Campo Abierto form a large wasteland of experimentation for new forms of habitat, creation and collective reflection.

Since 2018, L’Abri has been collaborating with Nido to allow several young artist associates to participate in this project. In previous years, the following L’Abri Associate Artists have attended the Nido festival:

2018: Raphaëlle Mueller, Marius Barthaux and Valentin Dubois

2019: Rémi Dufay, Max Herrmann and Alex Howling

2022: Sabrina Vega, Camille Poudret and Pierre-Angelo Zavaglia

THE PAINTBRUSH FACTORY / FABRICA DE PENSULE – CLUJ (ROUMANIE)

Fabrica de Pensule is the first collective project of this size on the Romanian cultural scene and a relevant example of the transformation from an industrial building to a cultural space. The artists, galleries and cultural institutions (actives in fields such as theatre, contemporary dance, visual arts, music, and arts in public spaces) all come together to provide relevant cultural content not only for the artistic community but also for the general public.

Besides artists’ ateliers and workspaces, Fabrica de Pensule also hosts events of local and international partners. It acts as a major player in cultural and urban Romanian politics. Thanks to this partnership, Gauthier Teuscher and Marion Chabloz have been to Fabrica de Pensule in July 2019, while L’Abri hosted Adrian Ganea and Kinga Ötvös in June of the same year, and the beautiful collaboration between Gauthier Teuscher and Kinga Ötvös began.

K3 – ZENTRUM FÜR CHOREGRAPHIE | TANZPLAN HAMBURG

K3 in Kampnagel is a competence centre for contemporary dance, artistic research and dance education.
K3 has been funded by the City of Hamburg since 2011 and is one of the few centres for choreographic creation in the German-speaking regions of Europe.
One of the main focuses of K3’s work is the development of various forms of residencies and artistic work formats that combine research, production and presentation. Promoting and supporting choreographers and dance professionals at the beginning of their careers is a major priority. In addition to providing information and advice, the centre offers creators and other professionals in the field regular courses and professional training, workshops and complementary learning formats. Since its foundation, K3 has played an important role as a place of artistic exchange and networking in the development of a dynamic and networked dance scene in Hamburg, while promoting its national and international networks.

In August 2022, Diana Akbulut (aka Daya Jones) [AA 19-20] went to Hamburg for a residency, and in September 2022, L’Abri hosted choreographer and dancer Luisa Saraiva in Geneva.

PAST PARTNERSHIPS: FESTIVAL NIDO – RIVERA (URUGUAY)

2018: Raphaëlle Mueller, Marius Barthaux and Valentin Dubois
2019: Rémi Dufay, Max Herrmann and Alex Howling

OTHER COLLABORATIONS ARE IN PROGRESS…

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