The Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography is an international grant programme by the Pina Bausch Foundation and the Kunststiftung NRW.
The fellowship aims at supporting dancers and choreographers in developing their own artistic expression by enabling them to work with an international cooperation partner of their choice. Due to the global Covid-19-pandemic, the 2021 Fellowship is going to support virtual cooperation formats, allowing fellows to interact with their cooperation partners in a digital format.
In 2021, only virtual cooperations are going to be funded. These could include:
- Cooperations with renowned institutions of dance and choreography education
- Unpaid cooperations with ensembles or choreographers, or
- Virtual studies of dance techniques with renowned personalities
The virtual format gives grant holders the opportunity to digitally gain new experiences and to be able to gather new influences for their artistic work.
For this, they choose a cooperation partner in whose artistic work they are interested in or with whom they would like to work with. Possible cooperation partners are, for example, renowned ensembles, choreographers, or institutions and personalities in dance and choreography education.
The cooperation format is planned jointly with the cooperation partner and is to be realized digitally. The design of the virtual format is left to the creativity of the applicants and their cooperation partners. Each applicant has to contact his or her cooperation partner himself/herself and confirm the cooperation for the respective time period through a letter of intent.
- university/academic degree in dance and/or two years professional experience with a renowned ensemble
- independent creation of at least one production with a public performance in the last three years
There are no age restrictions.
A basic knowledge of English is required. The exchange between fellow grant holders, the project presentation, public relation formats, as well as the general organisation (e.g. e-mail contact etc.) will take place exclusively in English.