L’Abri builds solid partnerships with a variety of international art organisations and artistic networks. This enablesAssociated 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.
Raphaëlle Mueller, Marius Barthaux and Valentin Dubois have gone to Uruguay in November 2018; Rémi Dufay, Max Herrmann and Alex Howling in November 2019.
CRUSHING BORDERS ((SLOVENIA, SPAIN, ITALY, HUNGARY, POLAND, GERMANY)
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 Schloss Bröllin (Fahrenwalde).
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.
It is through the combination of the richness of each of its members (workspaces, staff, resources, an outside look on projects, administrative aid, advice and support, recordings, education) that each assistance programme is created. This network, unique on its field, renews the spirit of ‘coming together’ by creating new modes of interventions outside the traditional circuits of production and promotion.
Thanks to the Réseau Grand LUXE, Romane Peytavin and Pierre Piton have done residencies at the Grand Studio in Brussels, while L’Abri welcomed Marino Vanna in April and September 2019. Anna-Marija Adomaityte and Pierre Piton have been a part of Réseau Grand LUXE’s 2019/2020 programme.