Since 2021 Pottporus is partner of CROWD – international dance exchange. CROWD is a collaborative network of dance organisations, together seeking to support dance makers who engage with communities as part of their practice. Through hosting residencies and opening up space for discussion and knowledge development, the programme aims to support dance artists with an established practice in community engaged dance making to build their professional network, exchange experience with others in the field and develop their practice.
In 2021, the Goethe-Institut initiated the project and residencies were hosted with partners across Finland, the Netherlands, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in Germany and the UK. In 2022 the network is working with more partners and artists to raise its ambitions. 2022 ten selected dance artists (one from each host country and two from NRW in Germany) will collaborate with the support of the network partner organisations. Working in pairs, selected dance makers will come together twice, each time for a two-week residency in a new context. Alongside the residencies, between June and October the entire network will engage in digital, discursive sessions exploring community engagement in dance.
CROWD – international dance exchange
Urban Art from Hauts-de-France, Voivodeship Silesie and North Rhine-Westphalia
Pottporus e.V. brought together urban artists from the three regions of the Regional Weimar Triangle. Hip Hop from Zabrze meets rap from Dorsten, stencil art from Katowice meets graffiti from Lille... Due to Corona, the artists only met once in 2020 and everything was done via internet.
PLDG, Pokahontaz, 2Seiten, Emscherland accordion orchestra Produced by Julian Büsselberg (SONIC MOOD) Director, Video & Edit Christoph Greiffenbach, Flow Motions
Artists MOC, Brehmer, Magin, Bilel, Renegade Company (Production DRANG, choreography by Malou Airaudo), Vanessa Cano, Ange-Marie-Rose van der Vegt Director, Video & Edit Antonio Milanese Sound Martin Spyra
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Artistic Director Zekai Fenerci Artistic consultant & Project Manager Fabian Lasarzik Communication Uta Graßhoff
Supported by the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia