3 days, 3 cities and 3 theatres to explore new ways of dancingThe Dansathon will take place simultaneously in 3 big European cities: Lyon, Liège and London. Based on an idea from the BNP Paribas Foundation and co-organised with 3 major dance institutions (La Maison de la Danse in Lyon, Sadler’s Wells in London, and the Théâtre de Liège), the Dansathon aims to combine dance and new technologies (motion capture, AI, VR, video games, data, etc.) and share dance with an audience as diverse as possible.
From the 28th to the 30th of September 2018, as part of the "Biennale de Lyon Danse", the selected participants will combine their talents to explore new fields in the creation and dissemination of dance. At each venue, 5 teams consisting of a dancer, a choreographer, a designer, a developer, a maker and a communicator will have the challenge of coming up with a prototype of a dance performance, a short creation or an installation around the theme of connecting with audiences and the local community.
In each city - Liège, London and Lyon - one project will be awarded a €10,000 grant from the BNP Paribas Foundation and receive support from the co-organising theatres to continue their creative work.
Imagine, experiment and create together.
The BNP Paribas Foundation and dance
Ever since it was founded, the BNP Paribas Foundation has supported choreographers in the development of their projects and endeavoured to expand audiences in France and abroad. With a desire to contribute to artistic cooperation between cultures, it sponsors international resident programmes at major institutions like the Maison de la Danse in Lyon and the Théâtre national de la Danse in Chaillot. It explores new links between artistic creation and technological innovation and supports innovative proposals for the creation and dissemination of dance. BNP Paribas Foundation is currently supporting 17 companies and 5 performing arts institutions with their projects.
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