Difusão e Intercâmbios Culturais 2013 – Secretaria de Estado de Cultura do Rio de Janeiro (SEC-RJ) and Prêmio FUNARTE Klauss Vianna 2013 – Fundação Nacional de Artes
The research project Correspondances is based on the idea of sharing movement/choreographic content via the internet, linking young choreographers in different cities of Australia to explore collaboration in dance developed at distance. “I think of Correspondances as a touring project that will generate group-specific works every time I take it to another city/country. It is not exactly about meeting other young choreographers in person, but about getting familiar with the specificities of making dance in the country, especially when it comes to the issue of sharing movement content with fellow artists who are not physically present at the same place. I wonder what other sources (imagery, written instructions and indications, notations) and creative stimuli can one make use of instead of today’s ever present YouTube/Vimeo videos.”
André Bern is a blogger, dance/performance artist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His works are particularly focused on the interconnections between gender and race, dance and visual arts.
André Bern in Passificadora. Photo: Marina Pachecco