Open Call for music compositions and short dance video proposals by Indonesian Artists

Where: “Haus der Indonesischen Kulturen - Rumah Budaya Indonesia - Berlin (Germany) When: 16. -18. December 2022

Deadline for application: 20. November 2022 23:59 (WET - West European Time)

Dear artists,
with this particular call, our Berlin based company rubarb dance & art would like to connect with Indonesian artists. We are searching for tracks of any electronic dance music genre (approx. 3-5 min) and short dance videos (approx. 3-5 min) submissions. The thematic topic is Life & Hope:
How do we find new hope after losing a loved one? How can we succeed in developing new future perspectives after a devastating pandemic? rubarb dance & art's new performance will refer to the different approaches in Europe and Indonesia in the search for answers to these questions. The aim is to express hope and the regaining of joy in the face of existential loss and threat in an intercultural collaboration through dance, visuals and music.

The chosen applications will be integrated in our upcoming musical dance performance ‘Perpetuum Mobile of Life’ (working title, A perpetuum mobile is a device that exhibits perpetual motion) which will take place in “Haus der Indonesischen Kulturen - Rumah Budaya Indonesia - Berlin” premiere is 16. December 2022, following shows on the 17th and 18th of December.

The four selected proposals from each field, two of music composition and two of short dance video will be compensated with 250,- Euro each. Submissions will be evaluated and being announced at the end of November 2022.

rubarb dance & art is a long-term collaboration between choreographer/dancer Ruben Reniers and illustrator/ author/paper theater artist Barbara Steinitz. The ensemble has been working since 2002 in collaboration with international guest artists from various disciplines in different configurations. Their interest lies in artistic engagement with various art forms—above all dance, drawing, puppet theater and music.

A four-member jury will select the participating artists.
The members of the jury are: Ruben Reniers, Barbara Steinitz, Konstantin Heuer and Bilawa Ade Respati.

How to apply: send your applications to applications@rubenreniers.com on WE Transfer.

Your application should contain:

Application form:
Descripition of the content of the music track/dance video you want to work on

- Personal data
- Professional goals
- Key achievements & awards
- Previous exhibitions & works (if applicable, withphotographs, links to websites, etc.)
- Professional experience & internships


- Current resume covering all important stages of yourbiography
- Reverse-chronological order (starting with the mostrecent events at the top)

Diversity, equality, and individuality are core values of rubarb dance & art. We see human beings in their

individuality, not their gender, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation.

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