Nordic dance residence in Paris in 2021

Nordic Hip Hop to the Stage is an international collaborative project that aims to build an institutionally backed network for collaborations in the sphere of street culture and performance arts  between Continental Europe, North Europe and North-West Russia. 

The key event of the project, a one-week residence, is scheduled for June 2021, when five Nordic and Russian breakdancers will meet with a theater director and his team in Paris, France. During the residence, the dancers attend workshops designed by the French dance-company Art Move Concept and acquire skills needed for the creation of dance performances on the big stage. Apart from educational activities, mentoring and professional guidance, the participants will also visit dance centres and dance events to learn about institutional and commercial structures that support performance arts in France. 

Participants for the residence are selected through the open call that starts on October 7, 2020 with the deadline on October 31, 2020. The results of the open call will be announced in November 2020 and the project will be first launched online with a preparatory kick-off in the beginning of 2021.

The project is produced by the Finnish Cultural institute (Paris), NGO Nordkonst (Stockholm) and dance-company Art Move Concept (Paris), and is supported by a network of local partners in each participating country: Initiatives d’Artistes en Danses Urbaines (FR), The Finnish Breaking Association (FI), Soul Sessions Oslo (NO), Exiled (SE), Pskov Hiphop Center (RU). The project is financed by Nordic Cultural foundation (DN).