Art Stations Foundation Stary Browar Nowy Taniec

Old Brewery New Dance

Stary Browar Nowy Taniec is a multilevel dance program run by Art Stations Foundation at Stary Browar Art Center in Poznań, Poland since October 2004. It was created to popularize, promote and present to local audiences the art of contemporary choreography (especially its avant-garde trends). The main mission and goal of the program is an intensive support of development of Polish choreography. Thus Stary Browar is the first in Poland regular dance space – a meeting point of international dance community and Polish artists and a platform of artistic dialogue, research, creation and choreographic reflection.

Following the mission of the project and next to presentations of both renowned and young international works, from the very beginning Stary Browar Nowy Taniec constantly supports young Polish dance artists succeeding in introducing to Polish scene a whole new generation of ambitious and talented dance creators.

Since 2004 dozens of contemporary dance spectacles have been created in collaboration and with production support from Art Stations Foundation. Beginning of 2006 the very first in Poland residency program for young dance makers – Solo Project – has been created providing each year three young artists with a scholarship and offering them not only financial help but first of all professional working conditions, artistic coaching and promotional support. With the aim of supporting development of choreographic skills, a series of coaching projects for young professionals has been started in 2007 and developed into Alternative Dance Academy project bringing together every second month international choreographers and Polish artists for a week of intensive training and composition research. In 2011 the Foundation introduced also the first in Poland project for the youngest audience offering to children unique dance experiences through workshops and best international performances.

Art Stations Foundation / Stary Browar Nowy Taniec intensively promotes Polish dance abroad and with such aim became partner of international networks and EU project. In 2008 it became an associated member of Aerowaves network and joined European Dancehouse Network (EDN) as a founding member. From June 2010, together with 18 partners from the whole Europe, the foundation opened modul-dance program that till 2014 will bring to Stary Browar many international residents and offer production possibilities for Polish artists. In June 2012 Art Stations Foundation joined SPAZIO – A European network for dance creation – formation and creation program for young dance makers, focused on the interdisciplinary character of the dance discipline.

With its general interest in art of choreography, its creative process as well as in wider discussion on its history, theory and future, program Stary Browar Nowy Taniec makes Stary Browar a creation space where conscious, open-minded and adventurous dance audience becomes a challenging partner for contemporary (not only young) choreographers – a very unique spot on a map of Polish dance.

Presentations

Through regular presentations of international guest spectacles and the program “So what about Polish dance?” build solely upon Polish productions, we would like to provide the Poznań audience with a state-of-the-art picture of contemporary dance, directing their attention at the problems that dancers and choreographers are facing on an everyday basis, and inspiring the discussion on the present condition and the future contemporary dance in Poland.

Archive
So what about Polish dance?

Malta Festival

With the end of every season we prepare a festival program which is presented during the International Theater Festival MALTA (Old Brewery New Dance at MALTA). With every edition of the festival the audience has a chance to see the performances of internationally famous dancers and choreographers.

Edition 2006
Edition 2007
Edition 2008
Edition 2009
Edition 2010
Edition 2011
Edition 2012
Edition 2013

Residency program

Started by Old Brewery in 2006, SOLO PROJECT is the first Polish residency program in dance. The project is directed at those artists who do not hesitate to take risks which are naturally involved in experimenting with the body on stage and want to pursue new, original forms a dance spectacle. Thanks to the program we can provide 3 young Polish choreographers every year with both financial help and professional assistance necessary for the creation of a solo spectacle.

Solo Project 2006
Solo Project 2007
Solo Project 2008
Solo Project 2009
Solo Project 2010
Solo Project 2011
Solo Project 2012
Solo Project 2013

dance.doc

Dance.doc is a regular program in which we present dance-related documentaries and recordings of cult spectacles. As part of the program we also organize guest lectures which help to create a broad perspective for the spectacles staged at Studio Słodownia +3 and inspire the discussion of the problems that contemporary choreography faces nowadays.

Archiwum taniec.doc

Workshops

As part of Art Stations Foundation's educational program we offer coaching projects for professional dancers and intensive dance workshops. In a series of regular continuous meetings, designed to cover various levels of advancement, we provide systematic dance education under the supervision of the best pedagogues and choreographers.

Workshops archive
Alternative Dance Academy

Polish Dance Platform

is a biannual festival presentation of the latest achievements of Polish contemporary dance. The event was born out of the strong wish to promote most interesting Polish shows and choreographers with an aim to increase the presence of Polish dance on international stages and with a strong will to establish long term future international collaborations supporting further development of Polish choreography and offering artists a platform of exchange of ideas and experiences.

Polish Dance Platform 2008
Polish Dance Platform 2010
Polish Dance Platform 2012