Migrant Bodies is a project created in partnership between
- CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea – Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Bassano del Grappa, Italy),
- La Briqueterie – Centre de développement chorégraphique du Val de Marne (Paris, France),
- HIPP The Croatian Institute for Dance and Movement (Zagreb, Croatia)
- D.ID Dance Identity
Comune di Bassano del Grappa is an Italian public body, its Cultural department (Assessorato alla Cultura e Operaestate) is dedicated to the development of culture and contemporary performing arts in the Veneto Region. Part of the Comune di Bassano del Grappa are Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, a dance house, and Operaestate Festival Veneto, a multidisciplinary summer festival. Its activities and objectives are aimed at the artistic development, audience engagement, cultural active participation of citizens with community projects, artistic productions, promotion of artistic mobility, promotion of initiatives of cultural inclusion, presentation of events and performances. It has been involved in several International projects supported by EU programmes. It is committed to developing new and enhanced ways of engaging people whilst continuing to focus strongly on building a sustainable future for dance as the Italian’s leading supporter of dance artists. Comune di Bassano del Grappa is the project leader, it coordinate the cooperation between the partner organisations and be responsible for the management of the overall project.
With over 30 years of experience, the Choreographic Development Centre (CDC) of Val-de Marne aims to:
• Support choreographic creation through co-productions, studio space and artists’ residencies
• Promote choreography among a large audience, through its season, Biennale festival and Les Plateaux. Collaborations are conducted at regional level with partner theatres and organisations that work in different fields and internationally through its European and international projects and networks
• Enhance public awareness of and involvement in dance at all levels through participatory practices. The organisation’s activities include a vast educational and outreach programme and a regular performance season.
HIPP is a not for profit, non government, association dedicated to the support of the development of contemporary dance in Croatia. Through a range of diverse programs HIPP has been instrumental in spearheading several initiatives contributing to a dynamic development and diversification in the area of contemporary dance practice in Croatia and within the European context. Several generations of dance practitioners have been supported and nurtured through the initiatives brought forward by HIPP since its founding in 1999. Among these are: Dance Week Festival, Croatia’s primary international festival of contemporary dance; several publications; ongoing professional development, the development of Zagreb Dance Centre. The organization is actively involved in regional and international initiatives and collaborations and has been an active partner and participant in several EU projects. HIPP works continuously in areas of audience development and outreach.
D.ID Dance Identity is a platform for choreographic research and the practice of dance. Its main goal is to facilitate and nurture the creation and production of movement-based art, and to relate this artistic practice and the reflection upon it to a broader spectrum of the community.
D.ID Dance Identity offers production facilities, rehearsal space, apartments, performance space, mentoring and access to an international network to selected artists and involves its communities and minority groups in dance initiatives.
Its Community platform connects people from all walks of life with dance and movement-based art. And it offers artists the possibility to experience working with communities they don’t know. D.ID Dance Identity has developed several successful experiences, over the last few years, involving young refugees and asylum seekers in the practice of dance and has collaborated with educational institutions and organisations which assist migrants and refugees in Austria.
“Casa a Colori” is an association formed on 13 March 1992 by a group of volunteers from the Immigrant Reception Center established at the Scalabrini Tirondola Institute of the Scalabrinian Fathers of Bassano del Grappa, a religious organization that has for decades addresses its commitment to immigrants and has created numerous offices all over the world.
From the beginning the association has committed itself to solving concrete situations and has preferred events to discussions and major projects. It is committed above all on two fronts, that of the reception and the cultural one.
The Association offers housing structures in order to promote self-sufficiency and inclusion in the social situation, it organizes cultural, social, recreational and sporting initiatives and training activities to promote the development of education and the employment of people.