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PLATFORM(A) _ for contemporary performing arts@ Kino Kultura

October 26-30, 2016, Skopje

PLATFORM(a) is a new program of Lokomotiva, part of the Kino Kultura space for contemporary arts and culture,  and a new step  forward in our efforts to enhance development in the contemporary performing arts context in Macedonia.

Lokomotiva has been organizing the Locomotion festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance for the past eight years; this year however, we decided to stop the festival since we had been facing various obstacles in the past period. Such are, among many others, the financial difficulties as well as the sub- standard working conditions, which seriously impede our ability to plan and to program strategically, instead forcing us to act more tactically and react fast.

Therefore, we came to the decision to extend the event of festival into an ongoing program, a Platform(a) for contemporary performing arts that would allow us tactical planning and action, and also presentation– when possible – of different activities in the field of contemporary performing arts, realized in the period of at least a year.

PLATFORM(a) as a program can be seen as a mechanism that aims at preserving, through different tactical actions, the space for contemporary performing arts and culture that is disappearing in Macedonia, addressing the experience of events and the politics of presentation and discussing contemporary performing arts references, concepts, presentation modes, curatorial models, theoretical and philosophical ideas behind it.

Detailed program here mkd eng blog link

Program of Platform(a) October 2016
PLAFORM(A) for contemporary performing arts
Program - October 26-30, 2016, Skopje

26th October, 2016
11:00-13:00 Critical Practice (Made in Yu)/ working session
20:00/ Future Read in Concrete and Stone/ concept: Bojan Djordjev
21:45 Critical Time / discussions
27th October, 2016
11:00-13:00 Critical Practice (Made in Yu)/ working session
20:00/ Empty Voice/ PerArt/ Saša Asentić & Olivera Kovačević-Crnjanski
21:45 Critical Time / discussions
28th October, 2016
11.00 PerArt / presentation
11:00-13:00 Critical Practice (Made in Yu)/ working session
20:00 “Save the dance” campaign/ Sabrina Zeleznik and Kliment Poposki
21:00 A Solemn Event/ TELEMAMA
22:30 Critical Time/ discussions

29th October, 2016
11:00-13:00 Critical Practice (Made in Yu)/ working session
18:30 -19:30/ Presentation of the work of Levi Gonzalez and Mariana Valencia/ GPS program/ Movement research
19:30-21:00 Presentation of Iskra Shukarova/ Faculty for music - Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

21:00 City lights by Charlie Chaplin/ film soundtrack by Darko Jordanov

30th October
20:00 EDEN/ Mala Kline
21:00 Critical Time/ discussions

 Platform(a) October program is created in collaboration between Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski, Violeta Kachakova, Kliment Poposki, Sabrina Zeleznik, Elena Risteska, Pavle Ignovski, Filip Jovanovski, Ivana Vaseva and Sofija Goseva Colancevska. 
Public program of Platform(a) is @ KINO KULTURA- Space for Contemporary performing arts and culture
Program of PLATFORM(A) October includes Critical Practice_Made in Yu programme.
More about the program:
This program is realised as an edition of Critical Practice – training for emerging dance writers, initiated within the Life Long Burning project  and supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union. 
Program cycle of 2016 is also realized in cooperation with the Allianz Cultural Foundation

Organizer of the PLATFORM(A) is Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture and Teatarot na Navigatorot Cvetko through project KINO KULTURA – space for contemporary performing arts and culture
Partners: Fakultet za raboti sto ne se ucat (Faculty of things that cant be learned) and Sinata Ptica (Blue Bird).
PLATFORM(A) is supported by Municipality Centar through project KINO KULTURA
Critical Practice _Made in Yu_programme in the frame of Life Long Burning project is supported by EU programme for Culture.
PLATFORM(A) program is realized with support by Kooperativa – regional platform for culture, FRIEDRICH EBERT STIFTUNG Office in Skopje,  Eurostandard Bank A.D. Skopje and Осигурување Македониja Vienna Insurance Group, Meriot Hotel Skopje, GPS/Global Practice Sharing and Balkan Arts and Culture Fund.