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Call for applications: Bijloke Summer Academy (01.04.18)

Bijloke Summer Academy offers coaching of young makers & artistic teams who are eager to develop an artistic idea within the field of music theatre, transmedial performance, contemporary dance, photography, jazz and chamber music.

Bijloke Summer Academy is an initiative by eight partners, all physically located at De Bijloke Site in Ghent: les ballets C de la B (contemporary dance), LOD music theatre (production house), Music Centre De Bijloke (venue), Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) & Royal Conservatory Ghent, SPECTRA Ensemble (contemporary music ensemble), JazzLab (concert organizer), Ghent Festival (event organizer) and International Opera Academy.

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We are looking for participants for the following projects:

Music Theatre
25.08 – 09.09.18

The Music Theatre workshop involves a coaching of young makers, artistic teams and ensembles who are eager to develop an artistic idea within the field of music theatre (which can integrate contemporary classical, popular music, jazz…) and/or transmedial performance.

We offer coaching by highly renowned artists and a professional new music ensemble with the technical and logistic support of a well-equipped production house and music venue. All participants are offered a stay between 1 and 2 weeks in Ghent and a rehearsal space in one of the performance halls at the Bijloke site.

  • Application deadline: April 27, 2018

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08.09 – 12.09.18

‘Believing is Seeing’ - Developing a Critical Approach to Documentary Photography
5-day masterclass with Max Pinckers & Mathieu Asselin

The five-day masterclass with Max Pinckers and Mathieu Asselin focuses on developing a personal vision, critical attitude and individual approach towards the production of an artistic body of work within the context of documentary photography. Based on a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions and group discussions, participants will be encouraged to question notions of truth, authenticity, objectivity and the underlying belief systems that drive our hyper-visual culture today.

  • Application deadline: 01.09.18

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Music -  European Chamber Music Academy
15.09 – 19.09.18

Bijloke Summer Academy will be a host to the European Chamber Music Academy. Gent Festival, Music Centre De Bijloke and Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) & Royal Conservatory host a series of ECMA masterclasses.
ECMA was founded in 2004 at the initiative of Hatto Beyerle. It is an association of European music universities, conservatoires and festivals in the field of chamber music that, together, provide ongoing training for chamber music ensembles. Within this programme, the partner institutions host regular sessions (lasting one week each; seven or more weeks per year). Renowned tutors work intensively with the ensembles, imparting to them new impulses for their artistic work.

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les ateliers C de la B

les ateliers C de la B are ten days of workshops that focus on dance in the hometown of les ballets C de la B, Ghent. The programme is meant for the local and international dance communities. With an intensive workshop during the day and an evening programme around the studios, les ateliers C de la B are a meeting place for experienced dancers and performers from diverse backgrounds. It’s a unique occasion to experience the company’s methodology and teacher’s knowledge.
The programme gives also space for guest contributions from other disciplines and possibilities to share own work/to discover each others work: the studios are available, there is an open stage, pop-up bar, movie nights…

  • Application deadline: 25.04.18

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