Denmark | Metropolis 2024–2025: site-specific performances
Metropolis is calling for proposals of site-specific performances on the theme “from metropolis to ecopolis” for their Metropolis programme 2024 and 2025 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The season runs from May to September.
Metropolis is a platform for site-based and location-based work, rooted in performance, but increasingly interdisciplinary. Their public programmes include curated walks, conceptual work, installations, dance and movement-based work, audio installations, contemporary music theatre, site-based performance art, durational performances, contemporary circus, and more.
The theme of the new 4-year cycle is “from Metropolis to Ecopolis” with a focus on a more ecologically related artistic practice and cultural awareness and redefining cities as more hybrid and complex landscapes.
Metropolis is interested in exploring how we are all connected – humans as well as non-humans – how artistically driven processes can activate new awareness and commitment in a shared future. As they have a main focus on the “condition the world” and the climate and ecological crisis, they are in particular inviting proposals from artists who have this consciousness as an integrated aspect in their work. Metropolis is looking for work which uses a minimum of infrastructure and technology, and which can travel to Copenhagen with a minimum of CO2 emissions.
The programme can be anywhere “in” the city or “outside” the city. It is all connected, and they have used more than 150 locations for presenting work. They are open for work which is already created and just needs adapting as well as work which needs developing and formatting to new sites and situations. They are also open for work which is still being imagined.
Deadline: 21 January 2024
Image: Samuel Buton (The Voyages by Compagnie XY), via Metropolis