Modul-dance is a multi-annual coooperation project funded by the European Comission through the Culture Programme. Supported by the European Dancehouse Network, modul-dance is a collaboration between 19 European dance houses from 15 countries; more than any previous EU-sponsored cultural project.
Modul-dance focuses on the development of independent professional dance artists by taking account of the unique resources and facilities that each project partner offers; their particular economic and cultural contents and, how these can best be used and strengthened, at local level and across Europe.
In this context, the aim of modul-dance is to create the optimum production conditions for artists, dancers and choreographers throughtout Europe in order to facilitate their mobility and promote the dissemination of their work.
The project is organised as a modular system to facilitate the creative working process of each artist. Every participating artist has the possibility of going through 4 module phases, i.e. research, residency, production and presentation of the works. A pre-modular programme, carte blanche is offered to promising young artists to complete a short residency at one project partner’s dance house. In parallel to this modular process additional artistic programmes are being organised, such as conferences, artists’ think thanks, film screenings, roadshow activities and festivals.
Graner helps to coordinate modul-dance by offering artistic residencies and Cartes Blanches; these are small-scale work opportunities on an international level offered to Catalan and Spanish artists so that they can establish links with other creative spaces and create artistic synergies. Those artists who have completed a residency at Graner and have been selected by the festival curators also take part in a Festival called SÂLMON<.
SÂLMON< is conceived as an event for presentations, meetings and discovery to be shared by the audience, artists and anyone interested in seeing different approaches to movement and dance, a new event in the city, a stable annual festival that allows the audience to view and accompany the artists’ work within a participatory European framework.