Digital Leap – Capacity building for circus and dance professionals
Digital Leap is an international two-year project that offers dance and circus professionals learning opportunities for deepening their understanding of digital environments and their possibilities in performing arts. How do we promote and distribute performances digitally and virtually, without compromising the essential live experience?
Digital Leap consists of four self-contained five-day training modules, the first one starting in spring 2022. The modules are held in Czech Republic, Lithuania, Catalunya and France. Participants – altogether 28 for each module – are chosen through open calls for professionals in the partner countries. First calls open in November 2021.
Each training module approaches the topic from a different angle: promoting artistic work on digital platforms, adapting performances for virtual environments, distributing artistic work and ideas digitally, and connecting with audiences by digital means. The training programme is built on learning by doing and will invite experts from various disciplines as teachers, facilitators and mentors.
The ideas and knowhow emerged in the training modules will be accessible for all and published in the form of digital Cookbooks and videos. Seminars for the local performing arts professionals will be organised in each participating country in spring 2023.
Digital Leap is a collaboration between eight expert organisations from seven European countries: ARTCENA (FR), Arts and Theatre Institute (CZ), CircusInfo Finland (FI), Dance Info Finland (FI), Danscentrum Sverige (SE), Institut Ramon Llull IRL (ES), Lithuanian Dance Information Centre (LT) and Performing Arts Hub Norway (NO). Dance Info Finland coordinates the project.