Contemporary dance for the general public
The creative platform Aerowaves will be opening for the 2nd edition of its festival of contemporary dance, combining the talents of young dancers/choreographers with the virtuosity of professionals in the dance world. During three evenings, from 31 August to 3 September, the Luxembourg Centre of Choreographic Creation (Centre de création chorégraphique luxembougeois Trois C-L) and the Neumünster Abbey Cultural Exchange Centre will be presenting nine performances to surprise, question, move, dazzle and thrill the public. The performances will take place at either the Banannefabrik in Luxembourg-Bonnevoie or the former Neumünster Abbey in Luxembourg-Grund.
The Aerowaves contemporary dance network, which counts more than 30 member countries, supports the production of young artists by providing them with a European platform where they can perform before very varied audiences.
Choreographic creation of all kinds
Dance groups and choreographers from nine European countries will be meeting for the Dance Festival in the Grand Duchy, including Luxembourg's Jill Crovisier. The young artist's show, entitled The Hidden Garden, encourages the audience to consider the loss of our ability to communicate with our own mind as we grow up, making us forget how to access the 'secret garden' of our dreams, simple pleasures and poetry.
On 1 September, Jill Crovisier will be organising an introductory course in contemporary dance, open to anyone over the age of 16. She will invite participants to awaken their bodies, to enter into the world of improvisation, and to learn a choreographic 'phrase' from The Hidden Garden. The workshop is based on different techniques, influenced also by martial arts and traditional dance forms.
A number of young choreographers/dancers from Hungary, Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands and France will add to the range of performances, providing diversity as well as originality.
The best contemporary dancers brought together
Starting point for many emerging talents, Aerowaves, originally from London, recruits each year about twenty young dancers considered to have great creative potential and provides them with an opportunity to develop their projects while being supported by the platform. This puts the 'Aerowaves Twenty' among the ranks of dance hopefuls. The artistic productions are then invited by the various partners in the Aerowaves network. So what will be on show in the Grand Duchy from 31 August to 3 September is nothing less than the 'crème de la crème' of young contemporary dance.
(Article written by the editorial team of the portal www.luxembourg.lu/ Source: Trois C-L)