Our first publication is live at www.grandreunion.net/kickoff
Digital magazines, meetings, and all project elements will be held in English online (until further notice) on the 3rd Saturdays of each month September 2020 – June 2021.
About Grand re Union
Grand re Union aims at documenting, while also cultivating and transmitting, relevant knowledge and practices honed in dance, movement, and choreographic reflection and creation.
Originally designed as an in-person conference in Poland for June 2020, Grand re Union moves from being a ten-day in-person gathering to a two-year platform for commissioning, collecting and archiving the intersecting, transdisciplinary practices of dance and choreography. The project is precipitated in response to growing extremism and polarization tearing at the fabric of inter-human and interspecies relations, and our connection to nature, positing that the body-based practice of dance and choreography can help heal our planet.
Grand re Union conjures the first horizontal improvisational collective Grand Union, established in 1969 by protagonists of postmodern dance. Project partners and artists will exercise the choreographic traditions borne of that time—renewing the knowledge created then, and adding to it the practices flourishing in the field since.
Learn more about Grand re Union at www.grandreunion.net
We acknowledge the hyperlocality of Poznań does not translate to the global virtual stage, where our white project instigators must and will step back to advance other voices.
The instigators of Grand re Union will continue to shift the project to augment international representation of cultural production and disrupt dominant eurocentric narratives in dance. We will construct a new global paradigm of dance and activism, and we welcome the friction in doing so.
About Art Stations Foundation
Since 2004, Art Stations Foundation (ASF) has been providing extensive support to the development of contemporary choreography (with special focus on Polish artists) through its performative programme based in Poznań, recognized internationally under the name Old Brewery New Dance. It provided the Polish and international dance community with a unique meeting point – a platform for research, creation and choreographic (self)reflection bringing forward the art of choreography in dialogue with other disciplines, examining its history, theory and future, revisiting and interrogating its own artistic, but also political and social, content and contexts. – turning Old Brewery center and ASF into a leading organization on the Central Eastern European dance map.
About Movement Research
Based in New York City, Movement Research is one of the world’s leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms. Valuing the individual artist, their creative process and their vital role within society, Movement Research is dedicated to the creation and implementation of free and low-cost programs that nurture and instigate discourse and experimentation. Movement Research strives to reflect the cultural, political and economic diversity of its moving community, including artists and audiences alike.
Cover Photo by James Klosty