Guiding principles

To put artistic creation at the heart of each action, KLAP fosters opportunities for choreographic research, artistic creation for artists at various stages of their development and by inviting local and international companies to use the space. It supports a diversity of experience and aesthetic styles and encourages public engagement through work-in-progress sharing and education programmes.

History

KLAP Maison pour la danse was built by the City of Marseille in response to an initiative by choreographer Michel Kelemenis. It was founded in 2011.

Building and facilities

KLAP offers 3 studios of varying size and function having the flexibility to cater for a range of uses :

  • The creation space (240 persons) – is a residency space for visiting companies that is equipped with production areas, grills and scenic materials. It offers the technical conditions necessary to complete creations, present public sharings and to host performances.
  • The small studio (40 persons) – is specifically dedicated to continuing education, amateur practice and educational awareness programmes.
  • The large studio (90 persons) – is primarily used for rehearsals of new works and long-term residencies. It can welcome the public for intimate presentations and for works-in-progress, public sharings.
  • The Resource center is a place for learning about local, national and international choreographic events. It provides a station for consulting videos linked to Numéridanse, Maison de la Danse Lyon’s comprehensive digital database and archive of contemporary dance. A documentation area is available to professionals.
Contact
5 avenue Rostand
13003
Marseille
France
www.kelemenis.fr
compagnie@kelemenis.fr

Perform Europe’s call for international touring and distribution grants is now open

15 June - 7 July 2021

The applications for step 1 are open until 7 July at 23:59 CEST on the Perform Europe Digital Platform.

This call is open to all performing arts producers (organisations, companies, artists, collectives) and presenters (venues, festivals and any type of organisation offering a presenting context) based in all the Creative Europe countries and in the UK. We are particularly trying to reach out to all the professionals who belong / feel like they belong to an underrepresented group within the performing arts landscape.

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EDN Atelier in Dresden (Germany)

1-2 October 2021

EDN Atelier will take place in Dresden (Germany) on 1 & 2 October 2021

In the frame of the dance festival “Dancing About”, TANZPAKT Dresden, HELLERAU and Villa Wigman will be hosting an EDN Atelier with the topic “Mobility of Artists, Mobility of Ideas”.

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EDN announces Carte Blanche for Artists in Lyon (France)

30 August - 1 September 2021

Hosted by Maison de la Danse, Lyon (France) in the framework of Cellule d´Essai

EDN members’ associated artists are invited to join the artistic research session Cellule d’Essai, at Maison de la Danse in Lyon, France. Deadline is 30 June 2021 and first-come-first-served is applied.

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EDN Atelier Helsinki ‘Creation of dance work’

8-9 September 2021

EDN Atelier will take place online on 8 & 9 July 2021 in the context of SPARKS project

With the arrival of the new venue of 700/220 seats in Helsinki, the team at Tanssin Talo will host a dialogue with European and international colleagues to unpack the diverse potentials and issues concerning creating and presenting dance in different contexts, economies and conditions.

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EDN Atelier ‘Meeting Grounds’ in Barcelona (Spain)

5-6 July 2021

EDN Atelier ‘Meeting Grounds’ will take place in Barcelona (Spain) on 5 & 6 July 2021

‘Meeting Grounds’ is a gathering about contemporary performing arts, thinking in/out Africa, organized by Mercat de les Flors casa de la dansa and Graner creation center for dance and live arts, in the context of Grec festival of Barcelona.

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Carte Blanche Staff Exchange 2021

April - September 2021

Carte Blanche in online format

Since 2014, EDN offers the possibility for its members to have a staff placement in another dancehouse. Due to the COVID-19, an online format is introduced. 

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EDN joins Perform Europe

18-month project to design a future support scheme for cross-border touring and digital distribution of the performing arts

Perform Europe supports experiments with more sustainable ways in cross-border physical and digital distribution of the performing arts in the 41 Creative Europe countries with a view to designing future support schemes for the sector.

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Rencontres in Montreal

From November 28th till December 1st an EDN Encounter took place in Montreal, Canada bringing together EDN members with their peers from the CanDance Network. The Rencontres in Montreal at L’Agora de la Danse focused on how a dance house and/or institution mediates between artists and their audiences/communities.

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Encountering the Baltic dance scene

EDN Members were invited to discover the Baltic dance scene at the Baltic Dance Platform that was held as a part of the international contemporary dance festival “New Baltic Dance” (May 2-11). It is a combined platform among 3 countries – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Annette van Zwoll reports on the first Baltic Dance Platform, and on the connections with EDN.

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Encounter Brazil

EDN’s Encounter Brazil took place from 5th November to 9th November in Sao Paulo during the Festival Contemporaneo de Sao Paulo. Form's director Matti Numminen, one of the 5 EDN members taking part in the visit, shares his impressions.

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Creating proximity

The Atelier organised by KLAP Maison pour la danse in Marseille on January 10-11, 2020 dived into the question of audience engagement from the perspective of local neighbourhoods and social bonds.

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Dance and international cooperation

At the beginning of March 2020 EDN and AND + worked together to implement the path started in Yokohama and to prepare a public talk, as part of the in-depth events open to the public, organized by the Tanzplattform Deutchland in Munich (Germany).

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