Open Air

The Big Pulse Open Air programme aims to bring artists and audiences together through presenting bold, captivating choreography that celebrates our creative imaginations and the power of the body in motion.

Performers standing on their heads in an outdoor performance space as part of Bosque / Woods, members of the public walking by and stopping to watch

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Open Air Programme

With this series of co-productions, Big Pulse will bring dance to new spaces and to new people through free, outdoor dance performances that will be toured at partner festivals across Europe.

 

The Open Air programme is focused on supporting artists to develop portable, ecologically aware choreographic ideas for public spaces, and following the first open call that was launched in 2021, three exciting projects were selected.

 

ALIEN by award-winning Finnish choreographer Taneli Törmä/LOCATION X, is a touring concept that will be rehearsed and performed by local dancers in public squares. The ongoing project Bosque/Woods brings together Clarice Lima, Catarina Saraiva, Aline Bonamim and Nina Fajdiga, who continue to blur the lines between their diverse practices of performance, choreography, dramaturgy and curatorship. Visual artist Helena Byström and choreographer Anna Källblad have brought their works to places as diverse as sports arenas, a nuclear power plant and a cathedral, and with City Horses they continue their site-specific practice of telling stories based on the collaboration and exchange with the site. 

 

Find out more about the Big Pulse Open Air projects and artistic teams

 

Taneli Törmä / LOCATION X (Finland / Denmark)

Clarice Lima, Catarina Saraiva, Aline Bonamin and Nina Fajdiga (Brazil / Portugal / Slovenia) 

Byström Källblad (Sweden) 

 

Note: A further open call for Big Pulse Open Air co-productions will take place in 2022/2023.

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