Big Pulse Open Air Co-Productions – Shortlist Announcement

We’re delighted to announce the eight projects shortlisted for the first Big Pulse Open Air Commissions.

These projects were selected through an open call process, with 258 applications being received from more than 30 countries.

Each shortlisted artist / artistic team will be awarded €1500 Development Support to further develop their proposal in a second stage of the selection process. The 8 projects, including artists from 12 different countries, are:

  • ALIEN – Taneli Törmä / LOCATION X (Finland / Denmark)
  • BOSQUE / WOODS – Clarice Lima, Catarina Saraiva, Aline Bonamin & Nina Fajdiga (Brazil / Portugal / Slovenia)
  • CITY HORSES – Byström Källblad (Sweden)
  • MONSTER – Janina Rajakangas (Finland / United Kingdom)
  • MOTUS MORI: RITUALS – Katja Heitmann (Germany / Netherlands)
  • SAMKOME – Mia Habib / Mia Habib Productions (Norway)
  • ALL ANIMALS – Fabrizio Favale / Le Supplici (Italy)
  • THE LION`S DEN UNLIMITED – Sabina Bočková & Johana Pocková / POCKETART (Czech Republic)

These projects are currently participating in the second phase of the selection process. The projects selected as final commissioned works will be announced on 20 May 2021.

Outdoor performance with artists remaining in a headstand for as long as they can. Passersby watching and discovering the artwork.
Bosque / Woods by Clarice Lima, Catarina Saraiva, Aline Bonamin and Nina Fajdiga - Photo © Patrícia Araujo

A new open call for Big Pulse Open Air Commissions is scheduled in 2022/23.

Partner Festivals / Institutions of Big Pulse Dance Alliance:

Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Germany), Dance Umbrella (UK), Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland), Julidans (Netherlands), New Baltic Dance (Lithuania), ONE Dance Week (Bulgaria), Torinodanza Festival (Italy), Zodiak – Side Step Festival (Finland), Sismògraf Dance Festival (Catalonia – Spain), International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA (Czech Republic), CODA Oslo International Dance Festival (Norway) and Danscentrum Sverige (Sweden)


Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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