Open Call for Dancers
Selva - under the artistic direction of Rosana Ribeiro - is looking for 3 to 4 performers for their new creation A Place I ache to go again with performances in June 2024 in Salzburg and November 2024 in Portugal.
Where: tanz_house, ARGEkultur, Ulrike-Gschwandtner-Straße 5, Salzburg Austria
When: October 21st and 22nd 2023, 10:00 – 17:00
Deadline for applications: September 4th 2023
Selva is a contemporary dance company based in Salzburg under the artistic direction of choreographer Rosana Ribeiro. It was co-founded in 2021 by her and Verena Pircher.
"I approach my choreographic work from a sensorial place, looking for plural meanings in each narrative and on how these can give the audience the opportunity to make sense of a concept but at the same time create their own experience. I am interested in who the performers are and in how we negotiate our stories, our movement. The dance, for me, lies in this interrelation. The concepts that are brought to the studio are discussed and shared with the collaborators. Together, we devise movement and begin a negotiation on how we can all exist in one space.”
- Rosana Ribeiro
For the new creation “A Place I ache to go again”, which will premier in Salzburg in June 2024 with performances in Portugal in November 2024, the company is looking for 3 to 4 performers who:
are keen on contributing to a dynamic collaborative creative process.
are highly skilled communicators and performers (dance, theatre, circus).
show a high commitment and identify with the company’s values and the content of the work.
are willing to share their curiosity, interests, and personal stories with the team.
are sensitive to the needs of other individuals within the group.
live in or around Salzburg or have a place to stay in Salzburg.
Both days will be led by Rosana Ribeiro and begin with a gentle warm up followed by a playful exploration of improvisation tasks and organic ways to create movement material. The new piece is driven by the topic of nostalgia and states of being in-between. The practitioners explore forms and games in order to develop new dramaturgies in which the body is used as the primary vehicle to embody the concept. We will also be exploring existing movement material from previous creations.
Working periods (Salzburg):
5 - 9 Feb
19 - 23 Feb
13 – 17 May
20 – 24 May
27 – 31 May
3 - 9 June (includes premiere in Salzburg and a second performance)
Premiere in Portugal (date tbc)
Performers must be available during these dates.
The working language is English.
We are seeking to gather a team that is diverse in terms of age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, skin color, geographical and cultural background.
How to apply: If you’d like to apply, please follow this link https://forms.gle/udy3k5xaDuYiWavk7 to submit your application by September 4th You will receive an email about a potential invitation by September 23rd.
The audition is by invitation only.
If you have any questions about the audition or the work in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information and previous works, please visit www.selva.co.at
Open Company Classes
We are very happy to share that we are opening our warm up practice.
The class aims to enable professional and dance students to achieve authenticity in the way they relate to their moving bodies, decisions and to one another. Through somatic explorations around themes like gravity, resistance and resilience, which are some of the core subjects of the company’s new creation Echoes of Resistance, participants are encouraged to establish an attitude towards mental and physical training that germinates from a place of acceptance, listening and curiosity. This is practiced both in improvisational as well as set movement patterns.
We therefore encourage a healthy and trustful relationship to our moving selves, in which we feel safe to take risks and explore our edges. The classes will be led by Melissa Ugolini.
Sat 24 - Wed 28 Jun
Mon 11 - Fri 15 Sep
10:00 - 11:15
tanz_house studio, ARGEkultur
Ulrike-Gschwandtner Straße 5
10€/ per class
Registration via email@example.com
Echoes of Resistance - teaser coming out in July
We are currently rehearsing for our upcoming production "Echoes of Resistance", due to premiere on the 5th of October at tanz_house festival, ARGEkultur. Check this space for the teaser coming out in July.
Oryx & Crake - Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
In February, Rosana had the honour to collaborate with the theater director and stage designer Daniela Kerck on the premiere of the newly commissioned opera "Oryx & Crake" based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. Trailer below.
@ Xiomara Bender
The branching out of Mycelium
Mycelium premiered in October to a full house as part of the tanz_house festival at the ARGEkultur. Thank you to all that were present, witnessed and shared this moment with us, what an immense pleasure it was.
Thank you Salzburger Nachrichten.
Mycelium trailer is out
Here is the trailer for our upcoming production Mycelium. The piece will have its first sharing on the 11th of October 2022 as part of the tanz_house festival.
Full programme below:
PECHA KUCHA Night Vol. 08 im Rahmen des Projekts “Kulturstrategie Salzburg 2024“ der Stadt Salzburg
In July we also had the opportunity to talk about our project at the Pecha Kucha Night streamed by the FS1. The presentation was held in German but in case you would like to watch, check out from minute 52:12.
Open Classes at tanz_house studio
July and August holds the creation period for our upcoming performance Mycelium.
As part of our outreach plan we are opening our morning warm up classes to professional dancers in town. Join us for the following weeks: July 11-15, 18-22 & August 1-5 from 10:00 to 11:15 at tanz_house studio, ARGEkultur.
Selva in Greece this summer
This summer we are taking Selva to the Dance Days Chania festival on the 28.07 - 21:30 at the outdoor stage on the San Salvatore Bastion! Here is our new trailer.
Selva at Dance Days Chania, Greece
Check out the Dance Days Chania festival teaser!
Selva - 28.07.2022, 21:30 - San Salvatore Bastion - main stage
Mycelium | New Creation
After our Lisbon tour, Selva (the piece) will continue its path through Europe, the next stop is at the Dance Days Chania festival in Greece. In the meantime, the team has been focusing on delivering workshops and professional classes for their local community and also planning an upcoming creation, Mycelium.
Premiere is set for the 11th of October 2022 at the ARGEkultur as part of the tanz_house festival.
If you are interested in getting to know more of the process check our social media stories, we look forward to sharing this new project with you in October!
For her new creation Mycelium and potential future projects, artistic director and choreographer Rosana Ribeiro is interested in getting to know potential collaborators.
We therefore invite dancers to a two-day workshop/audition in which our movement language and creative research is going to be explored. Applicants should ideally be based in or around Salzburg.
Both days will be led by Rosana Ribeiro and co-founder Verena Pircher beginning with a warm up followed by a playful exploration of improvisation tasks and organic ways to create movement material. The practitioners explore forms and games in order to develop new dramaturgies in which the body is used as the primary vehicle to convey a story. We will also be exploring existing movement material from a previous creation.
Audition Date: January 22nd and 23rd 2022 - 10:30 - 17:00
Place: tanz_house studio, Ulrike-Gschwandtner-Straße 5, Salzburg
(The workshop will be held under compliance with current Covid-19 rules.)
We are looking for dancers who are:
interest in collaborative creative processes
highly skilled performers (dance, theatre, circus)
show a high commitment and identify with our values and the content of the work
willing to share their personal interests and curiosity with the team
Diversity is very important to us. We therefore encourage anyone to apply regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, religion or ability. We are aiming to create an easy-going and comfortable environment for invited participants and therefore want to keep the group small.
If you’d like to join us for the workshop, please send your CV with a portrait and a video which represents you and your work to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6th of January. We will get back to you by the 8th of January.
7th - 20th February 2022
18th July - 7th August 2022
Rehearsals + Premiere:
October 2022, tanz_house Festival Salzburg
This is a paid opportunity.
Selva trailer is out
Selva premiered on the 17th and 18th of September at the tanz_house festival in Salzburg. Here is our trailer through the eyes of Phil Rirsch.
Our next stop will be the premiere in Lisbon at Teatro da Garagem from the 3rd till the 6th of March 2022.
We are over the moon to finally have premiered Selva at the tanz_house festival in Salzburg and are very grateful for all the wonderful feedback and support. Next we will be at Teatro da Garagem in Lisbon from 3 to 6 March 2022. Check this space for more dates and info soon.
Selva will premiere at the tanz_house festival in Salzburg in September 2021
We are looking forward to sharing our new creation Selva, which will premiere on the 17th and 18th of September at the tanz_house festival at the ARGEkultur in Salzburg. This creation received special support from Land Salzburg and from Szene Salzburg as part of the Workspace Programme. Tickets will be available here.