In November 2021 we organized a joint call for artists for the first two Digital Leap learning modules in Prague and Vilnius taking place in Spring 2022.
We received altogether 96 applications from all partner countries and selected up to four amazing participants from each partner country for each module, some of whom will be attending both modules. Selections were made by the partner organizations.
The selected participants had demonstrated clear learning goals in their applications and showed strong motivation to learn more about the topics of the learning programme. We aimed at selecting participants of different ages and career stages, with enough common ground to ensure mutually fruitful sharing of practices and experience. We strived for a balance between circus and dance artists.
Promoting your work in digital and virtual environments – Prague, Czech Republic
The first module in Prague was scheduled to be held in February. Due to the Covid-19 situation in Europe we decided to postpone the module until 22.-26.4.2022 in order to create a safe learning event for all participants.
Although we believe in the possibilities that digital tools have to offer to performing arts, we think face-to-face encounters are essential for creating dialogue and birthing new ideas. Therefore we chose to reschedule the module rather than organizing it as an online event.
The Prague module focuses on the fundamental knowledge of the digital environment of today, the largest content distribution platforms and social media networks, their specific formats and the algorithm phenomena. The participants will learn how to promote their artistic work on digital platforms.
We will produce a Cookbook – a digital handbook to give food for thought – based on the module. The Cookbook will be openly accessible on the Digital Leap website to share the gained knowledge with the performing arts community at large.
Here are the selected participants – stay tuned for more introductions!
The participants from Czech Republic will be announced closer to the event.
- Sofi Häkkinen, visual artist & director, Recover Laboratory
- Anneli Kanninen (she/they), dance artist, actor
- Lindon Shimizu, dance artist, performer and somatic movement educator
- Vilhelmiina Sinervo, circus artist, Vilus Art & Agit-Cirk
- Karla Arévalo, circus artist
- Mairi Pardalaki, dancer and choreographer
- Alice Rende, circus artist
- Romain Robert, circus artist
- Viktorija Ambrazaitė, dancer, performer
- Greta Grinevičiūtė, dance artist, performer
- Džiugas Kunsmanas, contemporary circus artist, performer
- Goda Žukauskaitė, contemporary dancer, performer and maker
- Gunhild Bjørnsgaard, dance artist and choreographer
- Inger Cecilie Bertrán de Lis, artistic director and choreographer, ICB Productions
- Julian Saether, circus artist and Juggler
- Ole Kristian Tangen, dance artist and performer, Zero Visibility Corp.
- Inka Romaní Escrivá, dancer and communicator
- Dídac Gelabert, proactive juggler and geek
- Victoria Sickness, multimedia artist
- Julia Zac, choreographer and dancer