Here, you can read more about the companies chosen to take part in the Moving Identities recidency programme. A total of 18 companies will be presented on this page by the end of 2026 – six companies for each year.
KAIHO was unofficially founded in 2015 through the creation of the solo “Subdued” by Brandon Lagaert. Since then he has expanded the company and went on to collaborate with various artists. The company does no want to rely on structural funding but rather on commissioned work for various companies, schools and individuals that already have the required funding and audience but are looking for an artistic voice and input that has the ability to create for and with them. Following this logic KAIHO is based around a core team consisting of Brandon Lagaert in the role of artistic director, Sara Angelucci who’s the artistic assistant and Felix Machtelinckx who composes the music and soundscape of the touring performances. The work of KAIHO incorporates theatre, dance, visual imagery, film, plastic arts, lighting, music,… and uses any art form necessary to create artistic work that crosses boundaries and ends up telling a story.
DRIVER is a choreographic project developed by Lara Vejrup Ostan (SLO/DK) in collaboration with Yeong Ran Suh (KOR).
DRIVER materializes and discusses speed as a sensuous, individual, but also common and socio-political experience. It questions who has the agency and ability to influence speed and who has to abide by the speed of others, or alternatively, fall behind. In DRIVER we delve into a universe of truck drivers; escapist wanderlust, tenacious asphalt-romance and idealized loneliness. We speculate about truck drivers – as solitary heroes, perhaps shaped by external forces, as well as a place for us to imagine a different world. The project will (amongst other things) become a choreographic performance, created with and by dancers Johanna Eva Forsehag (SE), Ruth Rebekka Hansen (DK), sound designer Moritz Nahold (AT), light designer Thora Eriksen, scenographer Max Schwidlinski (DE), dramaturg / truck driver Bush Hartshorn (SCT) and co-produced by Dansehallerne (DK).
Artefactourists* are a collective of four choreographers Valeria Januškevitš, Keity Pook, Sigrid Savi and Kadri Sirel and the dramaturge Kerli Ever. The dancers share a history of studying at Viljandi Culture Academy and the group recently worked together on a performance at Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (2022). Their autobiographical investigation includes memory, labour, and the inherited working body in the Eastern European context. The group is developing a co-creative nomadic performance practice that, emerging from the body, remains truthful to individual needs within a group while concentrating on the experience of rooting amongst scattered identities.
* the act of remembering through movement; memories triggered by travelling through places and artefacts.
STICKY Productions (Edginton/Lothe/Olsen/Parsons) is a collective of queer, female, dance artists based in Norway. Their practice delves into the bodily and the sensitive, the playful and the peculiar. Using the receptive and expressive body to investigate their subject matter, their performances play between literal and abstract to offer audiences proximity to imagination and opportunity to kinesthetically absorb stories. The artists share a drive to create environmentally conscious work that centres new or untold narratives. Between 2020-22, STICKY created their first work, Økohelter, a performance for children played at Dansens Hus, Sentralen, Bærum Kulturhus amongst others, and selected for the touring network Dansenett Norge Spring 2024. STICKY is in development of their new dance work OOZE, approaching nature from a Queer Perspective. Through an imaginary, sensory, and somatic journey into the world of slugs, we invite sexuality, sex, fluidity and transformation into the room.
We are a group of people with different trajectories that coincide in spaces of activism and non-hegemonic art from the corporal and gender dissidences. We are part of a beautiful affective -political- anti-ableist, queer and anti-racist network in Barcelona. We have been working from artivism as a tool for transformation and a response to violences. We find it difficult for our art to move in artistic circuits, since it is only considered worthy of showing in “special circuits”. And that distinction of “special” perpetuates the discrimination of artists with diversity. We investigate the disease, the look of society towards people with functional diversity, vulnerability, sexuality and pleasure. We are Nodual, Elena, Xavi, Izaskun and Àrid: a caravan of centàurides wishing for new horizons.
(previously known as C A L L S)
We are Caroline, Amelie, Lisa, Laura, and Steph, a loose crew of performers, dancers, artists, strippers, musicians, stage and costume designers, media artists, and researchers. We don’t all embody all of these categories, but we all sail through several of them. As individuals we are seasoned practitioners with our own practices but together we form a formidable crew that is as interested in chartering the unknown as we are in keeping the ship clean, i.e. holding space for each other and following the spiral all the way down. The enmeshment and collaboration between us is complex and sticky, and this group is not so much of a fixed collective as a container for chaotic growth. We are interested in alternative narratives as antidotes to neoliberal hegemony, gender as a vehicle against the state, representations of femme anger, decolonising the gaze, and the poetics of the cosmos found in the synecdoche of the human body.
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