Ibrahim Abdo, Yosra El Gazzar, Brigitta Kovács, and Monika Požek complete their multi-year Fellowships with inspiring projects in their home countries. CEC ArtsLink is proud to support the diversity and excellence of artistic practices that emerge from the long-term transnational collaborations:
Monika Požek, Slovenia, in collaboration with Art Spark Texas, Austin, TX
“Without Anesthesia” (in Madrid, Spain – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Austin, TX, USA)
Participants will create three different dance stories to explore how the body movement changes when we hear a different language and how culture affects the body language. The dance videos will feature multiple voices, perspectives and different bodies of different ages in one shared experience.
Ibrahim Abdo, Egypt, in collaboration with Dance Exchange, Takoma Park, MD
“What’s Next” (in Cairo, Egypt)
A curated art platform will include a movement co-lab, a seminar and performances. Focus will be on the contemporary performing arts endeavors that share stories and strategies towards an open dialogue and non-hierarchical arts management structures rooted in shared power.
Brigitta Kovács, Hungary, in collaboration with Workshop Foundation in Budapest
Based on Brigitta’s experience during her residency at Movement Research in New York, she will work with Workshop Foundation, a support organization for contemporary dance in Budapest, to restructure its financial model, to advocate for new initiatives in the cultural field, and to expand international programs, including development with their US-based partners.
Yosra El Gazzar, Egypt, in collaboration with the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University, Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at CUNY, New York, NY, and Cairo Contemporary Image Collective
Letters to My Imaginary Travel Companion
A visual essay and travelog that combines archival materials, anecdotes of travelers, and the artist’s reflections as a traveler will weave together the stories about various communities of Jerusalem, New York, and Cairo.