Giulia Galvan — Léim placement for module B

Giulia during her placement she interviewed a number of Dance Companies—voice interviews, discussing about their performances during the Summer Dance Festival—of NEW DANCE MOVEMENT. All the material of the interviews will be soon available for public sharing.

Giulia Galvan
Language and dance professional with a strong background in dramaturgy.

Based in Vicenza, Italy, previously she lived in Trieste and Berlin.
 She has been active in the contemporary dance industry since 2006 as a dramaturge, curator and as a language professional-interpreter and translator in English, German, Spanish and French.

Below is her feedback on the Festival.

Dream on by pelma

A journey through imagination, where the stories sprayed on the walls of the Limassol buffer zone come to life thanks to dancing creatures who gradually take possession of forgotten places and then conquer more well-known places, while they are followed by a crowd of audience members, looking like the children of the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. This time, with a happy ending.

Shaded garden by Aelion dance company

The magic of gathering around a screen as if it were a bonfire in a previously unknown, mysterious garden right in the middle of the city of Limassol. A kaleidoscope of adventures, narrated through the ancient art of Chinese shadows.

Room 6 by Chorotheatro Omada Pende

Multiple layers intersect in a frantic quest for appeasement, reconciliation between reality and its representation, expectation and probability, courage and fear. An impressive transformation of the chosen location.

Four sale by aRtittude

A disturbing auction where women are, once more, considered goods to be marketed. A reminder of how the era of slavery is not so far back in time after all.

Τhey Came by Elena Antoniou

A dance piece whose reflective mood completely overwhelms the space where the choreographer chose to set it. There might be a war outside. Here, time expands and a sense of waiting grows.In the dust, three characters meet in their mutually perceived breath, pace, climax and falling.

LÉIM is an innovative piece of action research, offering selected participants the opportunity to undertake a personal and collective professional leadership development journey in organisations with a high degree of expertise in dance both in their own countries and the EU.

Led by Dance Ireland (IE) in partnership with CSC /Bassano del Grappa (IT), Dance House Lemesos (CY), Mercat de les Flors Barcelona (ES) and TanzHaus nrw Düsseldorf (DE), LÉIM is a 2-year cooperation project financed by the EU Culture 2007-2013 Programme.