Spring Forward

WATCH as much as you like of Aerowaves Spring Forward festival 2016, featuring 19 emerging contemporary dance companies and artists from Europe, 16 of which are selected from Aerowaves16 artists.

Spring Forward was held in Pilsen in the Czech Republic, from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 April 2016.

ABOUT SPRING FORWARD


Aerowaves Spring Forward provides a platform for the most vibrant and promising choreographers to show their work to performing arts professionals and local audiences. The festival is Live Streamed to reach dance fans across the world.

The festival began in 2011 as an experiment. It took shape in response to the uncertain economic climate and the realities facing emerging dance artists as they begin their careers. Spring Forward provides a context for young choreographers to present their work within a different cultural setting and to new audiences. The platform supports artists as they seek new collaborators for their work and fosters a friendly atmosphere within an intensive weekend festival.

As with all Aerowaves initiatives, Spring Forward has grown from a place of generosity and a desire to make connections. The first festival in 2011 was held in partnership with En Knap at Španski Borci in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2012, Operaestate Festival Veneto dedicated its entire B-Motion strand to showcasing Aerowaves' work for the second Spring Forward festival.

Armed with confidence in our new venture, we took the festival to Switzerland in 2013 to join the inaugural programme of Zürich tanzt. Umeå, the European Capital of Culture in 2014, hosted the fourth Spring Forward at Norrlandsoperan, and in 2015 we were welcomed by the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona.

The programme is usually formed of at least ten of the current year's Aerowaves Twenty artists, plus some previous Aerowaves Twenty artists who are brought back to the festival by popular demand – this is the Aerowaves Encore strand. Depending on the city we visit each year, some local artists may also be presented. All artists stay for the whole weekend, so that conversations with programmers can evolve naturally.

Local audiences have the chance to discover a great variety of brand new dance artists, most of whom are performing in their city for the first time. Since 2014, we have Live Streamed Spring Forward so that dance fans across Europe and beyond can watch and engage with the festival.

↓ Show the Programme ↓ Show the Streaming Schedule

Indicated timings are Central Europe Time (UTC/GMT+1 hours) and subject to minor change, please check @AerowavesEurope for live updates

Fri 22 April

2—4pm

Registration opens

DEPO
4:30—5:10pm

CZECH ENCORES / Tereza Ondrová / Peter Šavel

Programme A

DEPO (small)
5:30—6:10pm

Vozdukh Dance Company

Programme A & B

DEPO (large)
7—8:40pm

Yasmine Hugonnet ARTS MOUVEMENTES / MARRAFA vzw

Programme A & B

New Theatre
9—10pm

OPENING RECEPTION

DEPO
10:30—11:10pm

CUBe / Christian UBL / Cie Ornithorynque / Kylie Walters

Programme A & B

DEPO (large)

Sat 23 April

11—12pm

Mirjam Sögner / Public in Private / Jasna Vinovrski

Programme A

Moving Station
11:30—12:05pm

CZECH ENCORES ME-SA / Martina Hajdyla Lacová & Stano Dobák

Programme B

DEPO (small)
12:30—1:10pm

Fernando Belfiore

Programme A & B

DEPO (large)
1:30—3pm

Lunch

DEPO
3—3:40pm

Himherandit Productions

Programme A & B

DEPO (large)
5:30—6pm

Marco d’Agostin

Programme B

Moving Station
6—6:40pm

Anna Réti & Ricardo Machado

Programme A

New Theatre Studio
7—7:50pm

CZECH ENCORES / Linda Kapetanea & Jozef Fruček

Programme A & B

New Theatre
8:30—9:30pm

Dinner

DEPO
10—10:30pm

Pere Faura

Programme A

DEPO (small)
10—10:30pm

Robbie Synge

Programme B

Papírna

Sun 24 April

10—12pm

Critical Issues - the Springback chat room goes live

Programme A & B

DEPO (small)
12:30—1:10pm

ME-SA, BOD.Y / Renan Martins

Programme A & B

DEPO (large)
1:30—2:30pm

Lunch

DEPO
3—3:30pm

Ima Iduozee

Programme A & B

DEPO (large)
4—5:15pm

Mirjam Sögner / Public in Private / Jasna Vinovrski

Programme B

Moving Station
4—4:30pm

CZECH ENCORES ME-SA / Martina Hajdyla Lacová & Stano Dobák

Programme A

DEPO (small)
5:30—6pm

Marco d’Agostin

Schedule A

Moving Station
6—6:40pm

Anna Réti & Ricardo Machado

Programme B

New Theatre Studio
7—8:30pm

CollettivO CineticO / Christos Papadopoulos - Leon & the Wolf

Programme A & B

New Theatre
9—10pm

Closing Reception

10:30—11:10pm

Robbie Synge

Programme A

Papírna
10:30—11:10pm

Pere Faura

Programme B

DEPO (small)

Indicated timings are Central Europe Time (UTC/GMT+1 hours) and subject to minor change, please check @AerowavesEurope for live updates

Fri 22 April

9:00-9:10

Spring Forward TV

9:10–9:50pm

As Long As Holding Hands - Tereza Ondrová / Peter Šavel

DEPO (Large)
9:50–10:30pm

AllThatICanBe - Vozdukh Dance Company

DEPO (Large)
10:30–11:09pm

AU - Christian UBL & Kylie Walters

DEPO (Large)
11.09-11.10pm

Spring Forward TV

Sat 23 April

12:30-12.45pm

Spring Forward TV

12:45–1:25pm

AL13FB<3 - Fernando Belfiore

DEPO (Large)
1:25–2.00pm

SuperNaturals - ME-SA / Martina Hajdyla Lacová, Stano Dobák

DEPO (Large)
2.00–2:40pm

HOME - Luis Marrafa

DEPO (Large)
2.40-3.15pm

Spring Forward TV

3:15–3:55pm

The WOMANhouse - Andreas Constantinou

DEPO (Large)
3:38-3.40pm

Spring Forward TV

9:00–9:27pm

LARA - Mirjam Sögner

DEPO (Large)
9:27–10:00pm

Staying Alive - Jasna Vinovrski

DEPO (Large)
10:00–10:40pm

Striptease - Pere Faura

DEPO (Small)
10.40-10.42pm

Spring Forward TV

Stream Spring Forward 2016

Watch the whole festival on demand here

  

 

The Venue

In 2016 Aerowaves teamed up with partners Tanec Praha to bring Spring Forward festival to Pilsen, Czech Republic. Fresh from its turn as European Capital of Culture 2015, Pilsen is proud home to several performance venues: DEPO, Papírna, New Theatre and Moving Station

(Picture: DEPO)

Since 2014, Aerowaves has provided mentorship to emerging dance writers during Spring Forward. Springback Academy is a fast-paced introduction to the art of dance criticism within the context of an intensive festival.

All the shows' reviews by the Springback writers and their mentors are now online and ready for you to enjoy whether you were in Pilsen with us or watched the performances online.