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[call for submissions] FESTIVAL NAGIB / deadline: November 5, 2009 / Maribor (Sl)


Festival NagiB
September 15 to 18, 2010 / Maribor (Slovenia)
deadline: November 5, 2009

Festival NagiB


Call for submissions from the field of contemporary dance and performance
The sixth edition of Festival NagiB, organized by Plesna izba Maribor, will take place from September 15 to September 18 2010 in Maribor, Slovenia.
We invite authors from the field of contemporary dance and performance from Slovenia and abroad, who would wish to present their work at the festival, who share our desire to meet new choreographers and authors, exchange knowledge and experience, and finally yet importantly, who wish to constitute a space for further artistic collaboration.
Festival of experimental movement NagiB emerged from the need for the opening out of contemporary dance and experimental movement scene in Maribor. The first festival was realized in 2005.
NagiB is a space for the enactment of movement. It understands dance as an integral part of contemporary culture. Its driving force is creativity, which confronts and struggles with uniform expressions, produced and encouraged by contemporary society. It enacts into the visible the different forms and ways of perception, and seeks authors who are capable of conveying an experience of the world, which has consequences for the individual’s comprehension of her/himself and the world around her. Besides, it attempts to surpass the understanding of the viewer as a disinterested observer of the work of art and challenges the viewer to become an active and critical participant of the work of art.
A part of the festival’s programme is intended to emerging young authors.

We call for projects that are undertaking a research in the medium itself and investigate new possibilities of expression. The works should not be shorter than 20 minutes, projects taking place outside of the traditional theatre space are welcome (foyer, in the street...).
The festival will provide for the artists' travel costs, accommodation, technical equipment, promotion and a small fee. Artists need to cover their medical insurance.
A full application to the festival includes:
  • filled-in application form
  • CV of the author(s),
  • DVD of the work to be performed at the festival,
  • specification of technical requirements.
Please, send your proposals (filled-in application form, cv of the author, technical riders) by email to, and a dvd of the presentation to Plesna izba Maribor, Partizanska 5, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia, marked with the heading “for Festival NagiB 2009”.
Deadline is November 5 2009.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The DVDs will not be returned.
Authors will be notified about the selection by e-mail no later than December 5 2009.

For additional information, please contact:
Vlasta Veselko
Artistic leader of NagiB
00386 40322378
Festival NagiB
Plesna izba Maribor
Partizanska 5
2000 Maribor


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