10th - 16th AUGUST 2020
The global art environment has suffered in recent times with a reduction in funding, closure of performance venues, and inflation in the economy. The lack of resources and programming methods leave many artists with no avenues to showcase work. The recent pandemic left dance makers out of the system deeming arts an “unessential service”. Artists have lost revenues, prospective performances, and teaching opportunities which has led to a parallel creative and financial crisis within the performing arts community.
Sanskar Virtual Performance Festival aims to provide support to dance artists affected in one way or another during this global health crisis. The festival will generate visibility, new connections, and a new, hopefully, sustainable perception of the virtual world through offering a curated performing art platform online.
APPLICATION IS OPEN NOW!
Performance with a minimum duration of 4 minutes and not exceeding more than 8 minutes
The choreographer must be a minimum of 18 years of age to apply. Performers can be of all ages.
Up to 75 performances corresponding to the festival quality standards will be selected through the open call
Categories of Solo, Duet and Groups choreographed and performed keeping in mind the country's specific confinement law
Performances should be created specifically for the festival and should not have been performed or published anywhere on social media or other venues.
Application deadline on 26th July 2020
APPLICANTS ARE TO SEND A VIDEO OF THEIR PERFORMANCE IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW
The video must be filmed as a real-time dance performance.
Performance must not be in a dance film format. The frame format must be 16*9.
The eye of the camera should be the eye of the audience:
The camera must be placed as the audience's eye.
The performance must be oriented towards this lens.
The camera must be fixed in one position; the position can be at the choreographer’s discretion.
The performance can be filmed anywhere.
The video performance must not have any form of editing.
The video must not use zoom tools or camera gimmicks of any sort.
No special effects or video filters shall be used.
Performances must have a well thought out idea of production exploring scenography, music, lighting and costumes keeping in mind confinement restrictions.
No post-production work of any sort must be performed on the video.
No sound-, music editing or color grading tools to be used.
The video has to be shared as a private video link (Vimeo or Youtube).
The performances must not be published on social media or performed prior to the festival anywhere in any capacity.
If found published before the festival, the performance will be forfeited.
On selection, the video must be sent in HD quality via Wetransfer or any other online portal.
Sanskar is not responsible for music copyrights. Performers have to get permission or arrange the copyrights by themselves.
AN INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT
By bringing good quality works of art through an open call and curation process, the festival will create a strong virtual reality art space bringing together performers, audiences, and art supporters on one platform thus contributing to a sustainable art context that benefits all. Providing visibility to all art makers around the world. Powerful art is the need of this time; it is helping many to cope with this confusing time period. Through the virtual festival, we hope to make art accessible to those who might find relief and a creative outlet through the performing arts. Sanskar Virtual Dance Festival will be an on-going annual virtual art platform creating this ecology of arts. As contexts of creation change with time, the platform wishes to be a constant space of sharing and exchange of ideas.
Sanskar Virtual Performance Festival is supported by:
Sozo - visions in motion
Tallinn UniversityBaltic Film, Media, Art and Communication School
University for Music and Performing Arts
Fontys Dance Academy
SANSKAR Global Platform for Performing Arts is based in India and represented by different international associations from Switzerland, Russia, and Belgium.