The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is partnering with HOME and two other prominent UK arts venues (Royal Court, London and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton) to deliver a virtual residency programme.
The Swiss artists taking part in the residencies would have been in the UK this August, presenting work as part of the Swiss Selection Edinburgh 2020 programme at the Edinburgh Fringe. But, as many other platforms, the Scottish performing arts festival was cancelled this year due to the health crisis. This residency programme offers the selected artists an alternative opportunity to develop their potential and talent, building their international profile with a view to future touring and collaboration opportunities in the UK.
HOME will be hosting artist Trân Tran who will be using the residency to explore the notion of intimacy in the age of social distancing, particularly as it applies to their show ‘Here and Now’. They will spend the w/c 27 July talking to artists from all over the North West and the UK to connect more on how they can share learning and thoughts as well as exploring environmental and sustainability issues around international touring.
The other artists on the Swiss selection are Ntando Cele (Royal Court, London) and Alan Alpenfelt (Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts).
Trân will be sharing their thoughts and activity from the week via HOME social media channels in due course.
More about Trân Tran
Born in 1985 in Lausanne, Trân Tran is an artist with a degree in Visual Arts from the Ecole Cantonale d’Arts de Lausanne (ECAL). Their work has been exhibited in Switzerland between Lausanne, Cully and Geneva.
After eight years of theatrical improvisation, they turned to theatre and joined the Dossier K amateur troupe from 2005 to 2017. It is through this medium that they became interested in the body and began to study contemporary dance in 2014. In 2016, they created their first 4-hour dance performance entitled I wanna dance with somebody during the group exhibition aequum at the fonderie Kugler in Geneva. In 2017, they presents Xin Chào! (Hello!) as part of the Quarts d’Heure of the Théâtre Sévelin 36, which led to a selection at the travelling festival Tanzfaktor 2018, two programmes at the Comédie de Genève and the Fête de la Musique also in Geneva.
They created HERE & NOW at the far° festival Nyon in August 2018 which was programmed at the OFF festival in Avignon with the Swiss Selection in July 20