GAP LAB @ Zodiak: Open Call results launched

GAP LAB @ Zodiak: Open Call results launched

Globe Art Point and Zodiak – Center for New Dance had in Autumn 2018 an Open Call to find artistic proposals for GAP LAB project. GAP LAB´s task is to enhance collaboration between artists and institutions within the Finnish art field by working together towards more diverse art & culture with projects of high artistic quality.

As a result of the Open Call, 16 proposal were received from working groups containing both Finnish & non-Finnish-born dance artists and projects. Applications were assessed by Globe Art Point’s curators Giorgio Convertito and Njara Rasolomanana together with Zodiak´s artistic director Harri Kuorelahti. The selection has now been made and confirmed by both GAP’s and Zodiak’s boards.

As the decision by the curator’s group, the project by choreographer Georgie Goater was selected to be in Zodiak´s main program in Autumn 2020 at Zodiak Stage at Cable Factory, Helsinki. The Echoes is a dance work made between dancers Georgie Goater (NZ), Gesa Piper (DE) and Maikki Palm (FI) in collaboration with sound designer Riku-Pekka Kellokoski (FI) and lighting designer Sofia Palillo (FI). The work is co-choreographed by the grandmother(s) or a child in the family of the working group. The work examines the notion of being constantly cocomposed by the complexity of our lives with our selves responding within it.

The other selected project from the joint call by GAP and Zodiak is Project M by Lindon Shimizu. This project of two solos by Lindon Shimizu (BR) and Dasha Lavrennikov (ESP) will take place under the Z-free concept in Zodiak´s Studio in 2020.

This project is a part of Globe Art Point’s GAP LAB project supported by the Finnish Culture Foundation.