CQD

PROJECTS

This project aims to exchange experiences and knowledges between Latin-American and European companies, as well as to keep in close contact festivals who use the public space as artistic container, place for creation and social cohesion.  Thus, the Latin-American company Tumàka't (Mexico) presented its work in the European festivals of Bilbao (Lekuz Leku), Zaragoza (Trayectos) and Barcelona (DIES DE DANSA), while the company of Federica Folco and Josi Cáceres (Uruguay / Ecuador) presented it in the Basque Eurocity (Dantza Hirian). After this first stage, the Latin-American festivals of Valparaíso (Danzalborde), Buenos Aires (Ciudanza) and Rosario (El Cruce) programed the second…
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Mobility, creation and cooperation. This is the time for artists to make exchanges, to extend their horizons and, above all, to get closer to the community, to the citizens. Society needs its artists and we, the managers, are responsible for creating mechanisms for this relationship to exist and be optimal : The Dance Channels project, financed by the European Union Culture Programme, links Zaragoza City Council / Trayectos Festival to the Corpi Urbani (Genova) and Urban Moves (Manchester) festivals. The conversations between the 3 festivals, as members of the CQD network, were based on the idea of looking for a formula…
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As a collaboration project between four European and one Mexican festivals, Mex In Dance aims to promote cultural exchange and cooperation between Mexico and different EU countries, as well as the democratization of art: Mex In Dance would like to bring contemporary art closer to Mexican and European citizens, to explore the relation of contemporary dance, public space and community, by using art as a tool for social inclusion and cohesion. European coorganisers of the project are four festivals members of the Dancing Cities Network: DIES DE DANSA (Barcelona, Spain), Ballo Pubblico (Poggibonsi, Italy), Interferenze (Teramo, Italy) and Dantza Hirian (Basque Eurocity Bayonne - San Sebastián,…
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Dancing Cities is a documentary directed by renowned Catalan filmmaker Roger Gual, author of films such as “Smooking Room” or “Remake”. The dance and the city are the main characters of this film, recorded in four European cities of the network: Barcelona (Spain), Malmö (Sweden), Swansea (UK) and Genova (Italy). The film presents a reflection on the similarities and differences of European social and public space through a poetic document with contemporary dance as a common thread. We visited each of the cities with a local dance company: La Intrusa in Barcelona, Memory Wax in Malmö, Tanja Raman in Swansea…
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"...discovering cities through dance and new media...” New technologies of information and communication have extended the artistic possibilities as well as increased the impact and diffusion of culture. The DCODE online platform allows users to navigate through the map of the network member cities, watching short video dance creations at the points tagged on the maps. In this way, virtual city tours through contemporary dance and movement are offered. The produced dance videos can be seen on the platform dcode, thanks to the free iPhone application DanceCode or to the QR codes.    
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The main aim of the Least Common Multiple project is the exploration, from a pan-European perspective, of the relationship between the following three elements: dance, public space and the community. The present project wants to explore this relationship in eight of the cities of the network in six different European countries: DIES DE DANSA (Barcelona - Spain), EMPAPE (A Coruña - Spain), CORPI URBANO (Genova - Italy), INTERFERENZE (Teramo - Italy), DANTZA HIRIAN (Basque Eurocity Bayonne - San Sebastián, Spain / France), SWANSEA: A CITY THAT DANCES (Swansea - United Kingdom), CITY HOPPERS (Malmö - Sweden) and DANSE EN VILLE (Eupen - Belgium).    The aim of the project, therefore, is to create awareness of the…
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