For the upcoming 34th edition of the festival we are looking for female-identifying artsits to perform in City Horses by Anna Kallblad and Helena Bystrom.

About the work
In our cities, on bronze horses, proud kings quietly stare above our heads. Their history and visual male dominance daily manifested and passed on to the next generation. Where are the women and their stories?

City Horses, a dance work created by Swedish artists Anna Källblad and Helena Bystrom, is a city choreography for female dancers about power, existence and the female body in the public space, a gallop through cities, a living monument in constant motion, celebrating female courage and power of all ages.

Find out more about City Horses.

About the artists
Artist Helena Byström and choreographer Anna Källblad share a desire to tell stories from and based in collaboration and exchange with specific places and its people.

Byström is a visual artist from Örnsköldsvik in the north of Sweden, Källblad is a choreographer from Lund in the south. Together they develop concepts inspired by challenges in society today and seek to express its complexities through choreography and visual art.

Byström and Källblad have shown work in places like a sports arena, a nuclear power plant, Dansens Hus in Stockholm, Shibuya Crossing Tokyo, Sakakini Art Centre Ramallah, Stockholm City Hall, Uppsala Cathedral, Kulturhuset, The Royal Dramatic Theatre and the Modern Museum in Stockholm.

We are looking for
- Female or female identifying local dance artists (18+)
- Professional artists and student/graduate artists
- Artists who want to develop their creative skills and gain insight into working in the public space. Artists should be open to working collaboratively.
- Artists who have experience working on, with or for site. 
- Artists who can demonstrate sensitivity around inter-/intra-cultural exchange.

Please note: City Horses is a durational work which travels around the city. Performances will be of approximately 1-2 hr and can travel up to 3.5 kms. Artists should have a good level of physical fitness, stamina and endurance. The work requires running, jumping and galloping on cement and in public space, so artists should consider any previous injuries. Dancers will be required to bring their own good quality, enclosed shoes / sneakers for the performance. The main communication language used during the rehearsal and performance period is English so a communication level of English is required.

Key dates 
Please review and consider the timeline and requirements of successful applications before applying. Performers must be available for the entire rehearsal and performance period.

3. 3. – 30. 3. 2022: Open Call
turn of March - April: selected artists noticed
13. - 17. 6. 2022: rehearsal period, in studio + onsite
18. - 19. 6. 2022: performances 

Artistic fee
The Festival Offers a one-off artist fee for a full participation in the project (that is participation in all rehearsals and performances).

Sounds good to you? Feel free to fill in the application form by March 17. We will consider your application together with the choreographers and get back to you by the beginning of April.

Hope to see you, in the open air, at TANEC PRAHA festival.