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Festival Phénomena 2016 — Call for Projects

Thursday, December 17, 2015
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Deadline: February 1st, 2016

Phénomena is a bilingual interdisciplinary festival that seeks to highlight innovative, unclassifiable and even extravagant artists. The festival presents whimsical and theatrical acts, performances with projections, cabarets, happenings, performance dance, performance art, experimental music, and installations using both digital and analog technologies. The 5th edition willI take place from October 14th to 21st 2016.

Guided by experimentation and risk-taking, Phénomena is interested in artists with a distinct approach, who take risks, who call things into question, whether emerging or established, and young independent and nonconformist companies. We seek to present fanciful, unique hybrid and poetic creations that provide moving, authentic performances.

To check out a few of our exceptional artists and their work, view the Festival Phénomena 2015 (extracts) video:

Festival Phénomena 2015 — Excerpts

The theme of this year’s Phénomena will be Extravagant Bodies. It inspires you? Send us your proposal that must include a resume or a detailed biography, a project description (2 pages maximum), in what context you hope to present your work, which resources you have already secured, visual documentation of your work, and links to videos. We also want to know what motivates you to want to take part in this year’s Festival Phénomena. This is neither a grant application nor a lottery. Projects may be written in French or English and performed in any language.

Note: Think about your project, but also think of us. Avoid sending 40MB emails that will jam our inbox. Convert all documents into PDF files (freeware). Send all photos (1MB maximum — they will not be put into print) in JPEG format. Outline your project in a simple and concrete fashion. A pointer: be personal! We like that.