Call for Applications: APPEX 2010

The Center for Intercultural Performance is now accepting applications from US choreographers and composers for the 2010 Asia Pacific Performance Exchange Residency which will take place Feb 1-21 in Bali, Indonesia.

APPEX 2010 is a three-week intensive residency in Bali, Indonesia. For five days a week, artists will engage in master classes, studio workshops, experimentation, collaborative projects and public performances. On weekends participants will be introduced to the vibrant arts and culture context of Bali through specially planned field trips and concerts. A total of 16 artists will participate in the APPEX 2010 program. An equal number of American and Asian participants will take part in the program. Asian participants will be recruited from India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Cambodia.

The rich, interactive workshop environment of APPEX provides artists with the opportunity to develop the ability to collaborate across discipline and culture; learn mutual and self-reflective critical techniques; and initiate life-long friendships and professional networks.

Who Should Apply: Traditional and contemporary performing artists from USA are invited to apply. Special care will be given in the selection process to ensure a balance across disciplines. Artists who are active in the community as educators, artistic directors, and cultural workers are encouraged to apply.  More information can be found on the Center for Intercultural Performance website.

On a personal note I was fortunate to participate in the 2006 APPEX program held at UCLA.  I can say without hesitation that it was one of the most amazing creative experiences I’ve ever had and it has had a profound influence on my direction as an artist.  It’s hard to describe what APPEX is like I can only say it was a life changing experience and I would highly recommend applying for this program.

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