apap production studio berlin · Time to Meet · Work in Progress with Julia Schwarzbach
Reflecting on artistic co-creations between kids and adults, Julia Schwarzbach currently develops a workshop series together with dramaturg/mentor Silke Bake and dance theorist Anna Leon. She proposes spaces where theory and practical tasks can be explored by young and old alike. She focuses on existing examples and conducts a series of interviews with artists in diverse situations of co-creating with kids. She asks which spaces are given to young people to have a say, how artistic work is affected by the presence and intuitive knowledge of kids and how that might change our wider understanding of (artistic) work.
Research, interviews, workshop-development: Julia Schwarzbach | Research, dramaturgical support: Silke Bake, Anna Leon | With the kind support of apap – Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union | Funded by the Kulturabteilungen Stadt and Land Salzburg.
Julia Schwarzbach is a dancer and choreographer based in Salzburg. Since 2016 she is part of the network apap-Performing Europe 2020 by SZENE Salzburg. Over the last 10 years she has collaborated with artists such as Sasha Waltz, Tania Bruguera, Ivana Müller, Gill Clark, Rosalind Crisp, Zoe Knights, Barbara Bess, Claudia Heu and LaborGras. Since 2009 she creates her own work. "loops and breaks" (2012-) began as a research project in Austria and Germany, exploring and testing the relationship between performer and audience - an ongoing interest. The show toured the UK and Spain in 2014, playing venues such as Barbican London, Matadero Madrid, Traverse Theatre Edinburgh. In 2014 Julia initiated the interdisciplinary performance collective under construction. The group showed their first work at Sommerszene 2015 and collaborates with guests like Silke Bake, Martin Nachbar and Claudia Heu. The same year Julia choreographed a work on the Yugsamas movement collective and conducted a research residency at Impulstanz Vienna with performer and DJ Nic Lloyd. Born out of this research Julia and Nic keep developing the duet `Recreation` (2016-). For Toihaus Theatre Salzburg Julia creates and tours performances for young audiences all around the globe. She graduated from SEAD Salzburg and holds an MA in Performance and Creative Research from Roehampton University London. Her practice is informed by an interest in experiential anatomy and somatic practices like Kleintechnique and BMC, looking at the structures and architectures of the body and questioning ideas of natural and built (human) environments.