Within its new residency program “Body Time Space”, Radialsystem invites three Berlin based artists or groups to its studios for a residency of four weeks. The aim of these residencies at Radialsystem is to enable dance professionals to develop and deepen their existing artistic focus in an open and safe environment. The residency in this case stands for an openness towards the artistic process and acknowledges that time and space are essential for artistic development. Therefore they should be understood as a space for pre-conceptual experimentation – beyond a concrete production.
During the residency phases, the artists are invited to reflect on their own work in transdisciplinary exchange with international dialogue partners from other fields of knowledge and/or artistic disciplines. The process can be opened to the public in the context of studio visits, public performances, workshops or exhibitions on the stages and in the studios of Radialsystem. In addition to a grant, the dancers receive technical support, dramaturgical assistance and production or press/marketing coaching by Radialsystem’s staff if required.
Body Time Space is part of the pilot project “Residenzförderung für Berliner Tanzschaffende” (Residency Funding for Berlin Dance Professionals), in which the Senate Department for Culture and European Affairs has announced and awarded residency programs for the first time in 2020. Together with eight other venues, Radialsystem will offer residencies to Berlin based dance artists until the end of December 2021.