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

Europe beyond Access

Survey deadline: 30 October

Making dance that celebrates difference

The project Europe Beyond Access supports disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre & dance sectors. At the lab hosted by Holland Dance Festival, the following question stood central: How can we create dance and performing arts scenes that are more diverse and that support the work of disabled dancers and artists?

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TACTO

Next meeting: 3 November

A new co-production dance platform in Chile

NAVE launches TACTO, the first digital co-production platform in the field of chilean contemporary dance, where national artists and platforms will be matched with international programmers.

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Curating in Context

Resources from the International Summer School

Over the course of the summer, EDN member Lokomotiva (North Macedonia) conducted the first edition of its International Summer School. We highly recommend diving in the resources made available online by Lokomotiva to reflect on contemporary practices of performing arts in relation to activism, social movements and self-organization.

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Tanz in Bern

24 October to 8 November

Dear Darkness

Dampfzentrale (EDN member) is looking forward to see you in Bern, Switzerland for the 12th edition of its festival.

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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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