(Re)union Thematic Residency Program Istanbul

(Re)union is an autonomous initiative of young international artists. Originally, emerged from alumni reunion of Choreographic Creation, Dance Research and Training Program (PEPCC, Forum Dança) with a strong will to meet former colleagues and promote their works, seeking to understand what moves them currently. In 2016, the first reunion took place in Lisbon.

In 2018, (Re)union extends its activities by International Thematic Residency (ITR) programs in home countries of the network members. ITRs intend to bring (Re)union members in an intense working period in order to trigger an exchange and continuous connection as well as new artistic collaborations within the network and local contacts via working on a theme or a question that is related to the local and global actualities in the artistic, societal and political spheres.

The first ITR will take place in Istanbul, Turkey on May 2018 in collaboration with Atelier Muse. Five artists; Joahn Volmar, Lucia Nacht, Mauricia Neves, Sofia Marques Ferreira and Valeria Caboi are invited to explore the idea of the transformation of urban landscapes in 21st century; how as artists we play role in it and how does this transformation effect and influence our artistic processes among other transcending subjects.

This program occurs with the venue support of SALT Galata and co-funding of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.