The 2018 edition of ‘Atalak 2.0’ is launched
The Atalak 2.0 programme goes a step further in its commitment to choreographical creation thanks to the incorporation of a new partner in Navarre. This year, Fundación Baluarte is joining Donostia Kultura, CCN Malandain Ballet Biarritz, Dantzagunea, Tabakalera and Azkuna Zentroa.
Research and work in a laboratory format characterize Atalak, an initiative that channels microprocesses of choreographic creation that allow the public to approach contemporary artistic narratives
Atalak gives the opportunity to six creators linked to the Euskadi-Navarre-Aquitaine Euroregion to work as part of a week-long residence with the Dantzaz dancers. The result of their work is exhibited later in the different spaces made available by the partners.
Atalak 2.0, in short, creates a networking structure that provides an outlet for the choreographic ideas of some of the latest dancing talents in the Euroregion.
This year, the creators invited are the San Sebastian dancer and choreographer Iñaki Azpillaga (creation assistant of the company directed by Belgian Wim Vandekeybus), Matxalen Bilbao (one of the most experienced Basque choreographers), Edu Muruamendiaraz (choreographer, founder and director of the Aukeran group), Blanca Arrieta (from Vitoria, dancer, choreographer and director of the Ciento Cincuenta Cuerdas company), the Navarrese creator Carmen Larraz (teacher and choreographer in the Dynamo Dance company), and Thierry Martinez (French dancer and choreographer with experience in Norrdans - Sweden- and the Ramón Oller’s Metros company).
Atalak 2.0 also has some new features for 2018. On the one hand, it opens up the possibility for members to include the creations of the participating choreographers through different programmes or actions related to their audience. On the other, and under the title 'Atalak. Kafe bat? ', it organizes meetings between creators and professionals from the sector in each of the associated spaces.
Tabakalera is taking part once again this year as a partner in the Atalak 2.0 project and will host the public presentation of two of the residences completed throughout the year. It will therefore house the public exhibition of the work choreographed by Edu Muruamendiaraz and Blanca Arrieta on April 26, as well as the presentation of the choreographic process directed by Carmen Larraz and Thierry Martínez on December 13. Both functions will take place in Patio de Tabakalera.
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