Hey, you can download the journal of the Migrant Bodies project written by Ginelle Chagnon HERE!
Day by day Ginelle describes all the project.
The European project, that has migration as center of its artistic research, lands in Bassano del Grappa the 3rd and 4th July. After two years the project will end with an international convention where the choreographers and the visual artists involved will present their creations. Meeting, workshops and performances will fill those two unforgettable days, where the issue of migration and the impact that migration has on the cultural development of the territories, will be fundamental.
Migrant Bodies is preparing for The Dance Centre Zagreb. Follow Jasna, Cécile, Su Feh, Manuel and Alessandro in the capital of Croatia from June 11th with workshops and initiatives led by Ginelle Chagnon, the Protocols, and the dance events and exhibitions on June 13 from 6pm.
Migrant Bodies and the importance of international collaborations for the development of artists, will be presented and discussed at Festival Transameriques in Montréal . FTA 2015 26 May h 12.30
Yesterday we had the pleasure to welcome Barbara Gessler, Head of the Creative Europe - Culture Unit, at La Briqueterie. Group photo with the Migrant Bodies artists a must!
La Briqueterie is ready to receive the artists of Migrant Bodies for their second residency in Vitry-sur-Seine. The presentation of their works is set for the 21st March.
18 February 2015 The Dance Centre Vancouver, at 17.00h The Dance Centre (Vancouver), Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique (Montreal), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Italy), The Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (Croatia), and La Briqueterie - Centre de développement chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne (France) are preparing for the presentation of the artistic works created in the frame of Migrant Bodies by the Vancouver dance artist Su-Feh Lee, writer Alexa Solveig Mardon the filmmaker is interdisciplinary artist Sammy Chien, Cécile Proust (France), Manuel Roque (Québec), Alessandro Sciarroni (Italy), Jasna Vinovrški (Croatia) and Ginelle Chagnon (Québec). They are back for their second residency in Vancouver this month and this event is an opportunity to find out more about the project and see their evolving dance and visual arts works.
The Migrant Bodies participants will be in Vitry-sur-Seine, on the outskirts of Paris, from December 8 to 19 hosted by La Briqueterie. The Vitry-sur-Seine artistic team includes choreographer Cécile Proust, video artist Jacques Hoepffner and writer Sonia Chiambretto. They will work and research with participants Ginelle Chagnon, Su-Feh Lee, Manuel Roque, Alessandro Sciarroni and Jasna L. Vinovrški. In Vitry, the artists will learn about the gender dimension in labour mobility with University researcher Camille Schmoll; explore the impact of migrations on space with architecture historian Franca Malservisi; journey through 200 years of immigration history in France at the National Museum for the history of immigration and look into the complexity of Muslim identity with Algerian-born writer Zahia Rahmani at the National Institute for the Arts.
Migrant Bodies is a major two-year international choreographic research project undertaken with partners in Vancouver, Montreal, France, Italy and Croatia. The artistic team is working in Vancouver November 17-27 and Alexa Mardon, one of the project’s writers, provides this insight into their research process.
On Monday last week, the Migrant Bodies Project artists arrived in Vancouver, tired and jetlagged in varying degrees. They carry with them months of experience and stories, tied to the project's enormous and wide-reaching theme of migration. Over the past five months, the group has travelled and worked in Croatia (Zagreb), Italy (Bassano) and Montreal. For the last week, they have made Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territory, their base for further exploration.
The Dance Centre’s Executive Director Mirna Zagar introduces Migrant Bodies, a major two-year international research project undertaken with partners in Montreal, France, Italy and Croatia, which comes to Vancouver November 17-26. One year ago, I was thrilled to see the launch of Migrant Bodies - a project created in partnership with Comune di Bassano del Grappa [Italy], La Briqueterie – Centre de développement chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne [France], Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples [HIPP] [Croatia], and Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique [Québec] – which aims to use artistic and cultural tools to open up a civil reflection on migration in European and Canadian societies.
Vancouver dance artist Lee Su-Feh introduces the Migrant Bodies Project. This two-year international research project has been created through a partnership between The Dance Centre and Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique (Montreal), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Italy), The Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (Croatia), and La Briqueterie - Centre de développement chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne (France). Migrant Bodies aims to use artistic and cultural tools to open up a civil reflection on migration in European and Canadian societies. The first Vancouver residency takes place in November, with a public sharing taking place on November 26, 2014 at 1.30pm at Scotiabank Dance.
Migrant Bodies is a European/Canadian laboratory bringing together choreographers from Italy, France, Croatia, Quebec and British Columbia. Since July, the artists have been exploring the theme of migration and its political, cultural and social impact through a series of residencies in each of these places. After Bassano del Grappa and Zagreb, the artists are now in Montréal. This public presentation will be the end of the Montreal step, and offers you the opportunity to discover the result of their work. In partnership with Comune di Bassano del Grappa [Italy], La Briqueterie - Centre de développement chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne [France], Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance [Croatia], and The Dance Center [British Columbia].
Circuit-Est donne aujourd'hui le coup d'envoi officiel du volet québécois de Migrant Bodies, laboratoire européen/canadien de recherche et d'expérimentation réunissant des chorégraphes venus d'Italie, de France, de Croatie, du Québec et de Colombie-Britannique. Accompagnés par Ginelle Chagnon, les artistes explorent depuis juillet le thème des migrations et leur impact politique, culturel et social à travers une série de résidences qui les conduit tour à tour dans chacun de ces lieux. Après Bassano del Grappa et Zagreb, les artistes font escale à Montréal jusqu'au 24 octobre. Ils présenteront les premiers résultats de leur travail au public, le 23 octobre à 17 h à Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique.
2014 | Migrant Bodies
Video and editing Matteo Maffesanti
with Alessandro Sciarroni, Steinunn Ketilsdóttir, Manuel Roque, Franca Fiorese, Giovanna Ciccotti, Ginelle Chagnon , Giulia Fregonese, Cécile Proust, Anna Zonta, Gianni Fiorese, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage, Tiziana Bolfe Briaschi
Interviews Anna Trevisan , Translation Sebastiano Crestani, Editing audio Davide Pachera
Dance artists participating in the project: Cécile Proust, Manuel Roque, Alessandro Sciarroni, Su-Feh Lee, Jasna Vinovrški and Ginelle Chagnon
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.