Performing Arts Summer Camp, Ur Tanta, 2020


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DEADLINE: APRIL 1st

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CONCEPT
 
Audiotalaia Performing Arts Summer Camp is a workshop, a residency and a collective experience centred around creativity, and performing arts where our participants could use their voices, bodies and objects to convey their artistic expression. The camp aims at shaping a creative practice focused on performance, music, dance, directing and acting and driven by a collective workflow.

The Audiotalaia Summer Camp is an original idea by Sound Artist Edu Comelles. After many years of continuous success on the Summer Camp (dedicated to sound art and field recording) we are opening this new brand of summer experiences focused on the performing arts and lead by actor & producer Aitor Allué

The goal is to assemble a group of unique and diverse individuals that aim to integrate performing arts into their personal creative processes, from a wide variety of disciplines, cultures and backgrounds.

The whole program has been designed to focus attention and efforts on the practical aspect of a learning process. The theoretical and conceptual side of the artistic practice will be spread across feedback sessions, open debates and daily workflow. 

The stay is divided in two main stages: the first is focused on building a collaborative framework through tutored and daily projects tackling various formats within the performing arts practice, with a strong focus on process, feedback and collective debate. 

The second part of the camp focuses on development of a series of projects in which participants will have to collectively shape performances and small theatre pieces that will be presented during a final event, open to local audiences and the general public.

All activities during the camp will revolve around exercises such as scenic experiences, improvisation, body expression, theatre games, site-specific interventions and live performances among others.

This Summer camp is a communal living experience. This means that participants will share various rooms with bunks or beds and common spaces. The creative and experimental tasks are combined with several daily routines in which the group will work as a team. This stay is a process of immersion and intensive work: a week to work, learn and share collectively.

PROGRAM

The full program and schedule of activities will be issued in detail once the participants have been selected. The Summer Camp is divided in two main parts: 

The first part of the camp will be focused on training our collective skills through a series of daily activities or projects. Every morning a theme and a format will be established and 5 different groups will have to work towards a final presentation happening at night. Each collective process will be tutored and status meetings will allow for collective feedback and debate.

The second stage of the Summer Camp will be dedicated to development, production and rehearsing of the final presentations taking place the last evening of the Camp. During this last days, the participants must create, plan and finish a work done collectively. 

During the entire camp different materials, human and technical resources will be provided in order to facilitate the pieces, and also to get them ready to be shown to the public. Extensive monitoring, guidance and tutoring will take place at all stages by the groups and the tutor. 

The organisation of the summer camp over the years has collected a wide variety of materials that will be useful also in this case. Those range from audiovisual gear, speakers, microphones among some stage lighting gear.

Within all the above, specific times will be established to present personal projects, show ideas and organise improv sessions. 

LIVING TOGETHER

Ur Tanta is a Rural cottage house lost in the Navarre mountains, 20 minutes away from the historical city of Pamplona. The house is completely isolated and surrounded by natural splendour. The building has four main bedrooms, a living room and industrial kitchen, a studio / classroom plus a camping area and a natural pool.

This 9 day stay at the Audiotalaia Summer Camp requires a certain level of commitment from the participants. Each of the 15 selected individuals will be split in teams and each of them will have assigned daily tasks. Those include, cooking, tidying up the house and cleaning. The tasks will be given a schedule that will establish a proportional amount of work for each of the 3 groups. 

Participants will collaborate daily with the basic tasks described above and the learn to compromise to live together in a shared experience.

PROFILE 

The Camp aims to gather young talented people from all over the world interested in performing arts and its creative possibilities. We are looking for individuals aiming to share and work collectively. 

We are looking for actors, dancers, musicians, performers, puppeteers, filmmakers,  stage designers, artists or just people interested on using performing arts in their creative processes. We are strongly encouraging people involved in improvisation, directing, choreography, stage managing on the study of theatre from an open perspective.

Common language in the Summer Camp is English. A good level of spoken English is required to attend the camp and interact in all activities. 

REGISTRATION FEE

Each selected participant will have to deposit 350€ through Bank Transfer (IBAN / SWIFT), or via Western Union or similar (we do not accept Paypal transfers). Payment must be done within a month of the announcement of the selection. After Mid-June we will be able to refund the fee in case of drop out. Only in special circumstances we will fully refund beyond June.

The amount covers all daily expenses, accommodation and access to all activities at the Summer Camp including materials and all basic needs. 

GRANTS & SUPPORT

Over the years a number of ex-summercampers have arranged their own financial support from public institutions, local governments, etc.. covering travel and registration fees. We strongly recommend to look into this kind of financing. 

The organisers of the summer camp will help in any way possible, by signing letters of invitation or acceptance and submitting required documentation. 

TRANSPORT 

Each of the participants will have to travel by their own to Pamplona where a meeting point will be established and transportation will be provided by the organisation to Ur Tanta.

Once selected, the Audiotalaia Team will instruct you and advise on how to get to the camp and what are your best combinations available.

APPLICATION 

The registration to the Summer Camp has two main steps: First each individual will have to fill the online form linked below. The Open Call form will provide us with background information on you.  You will have to send a short motivation letter and minor information on your background and interests. Application will be open from February 26th until April 1st.

On the second stage we will carefully read and evaluate your candidacy in order to determine if you fit the profile. Once we close the open call we will select and announce the best candidates to be part of the Summer Camp. That will happen 2-3 days after closing the Open Call.

Notification via email will be sent to all applicants. Further instructions to successful applicants will be sent in a confirmation email at that stage. 

PLACES AVAILABLE 

Ur Tanta can host up to 15 participants at each facility. This means that once the registration of the applicants is done, 15 individuals will be selected and a shortlist will be kept just in the event of last minute dropouts.

WANNA KNOW MORE?

Check out what happened on the two previous editions of the Audiotalaia Summer Camp: 

2019 / Ur Tanta / Navarra

2018 / El Polell / Montseny

2017 / El Polell / Montseny

2016 / Addend / Montsant 

Or contact us at:
audiotalaia@gmail.com / +34 650691748

CALENDAR

Open Call for Submissions
Open from February 26th until April 1st. 

Selection / Announcement
Between the 3rd and the 5th of April.

Payment
Between April 3rd and May 1st. 

Final Arrangements
Two weeks prior to the camp.

Summer Camp 2020 / Ur Tanta
JULY 31st -  AUGUST 9th

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