EMERGENTIA is a platform dedicated to contemporary and emerging choreographic creation in Geneva, Switzerland. The result of a collaboration between three Geneva institutions : L'Abri, the Pavillon ADC and the TU - Théâtre de l'Usine, EMERGENTIA was created from a common will to build an arena for discovery and support of choreographers at the beginning of their career. The program, conceived jointly by the three venues, combines the invitation of local and international pieces as well as the co-production of local new creations.

In three years, EMERGENTIA has become a key event for both local and professional dance audiences. Since 2019, the platform has co-produced 13 creations by local choreographic artists and accompanied their teams at the artistic, production and administrative levels. The combined experience of the three structures allows for a supportive and demanding context for these first or second creations,offering a great freedom of format and aesthetic choices.

For its 4th edition, which will take place from October 31st to November 11th 2023, EMERGENTIA will include to its program for the first time a selection of screendance projects: hybrid projects exploring choreography and motion through the lens of either film, video or digital technologies. . .

By screendance, we define audiovisual projects ranging from documentary to fiction as well as more experimental forms working around the notions of dance, movement and the relationship to bodies. We are looking for projects that convey a sensitive, singular and committed gaze at these themes. We value new narratives on the representation of bodies in movement and their diversity.

EMERGENTIA est un temps fort dédié à la création chorégraphique contemporaine et émergente à Genève, Suisse. Fruit d’une collaboration entre trois institutions genevoises, L’Abri, le Pavillon ADC et le TU – Théâtre de l’Usine, EMERGENTIA naît de la volonté commune de construire une plateforme de découverte ouverte, foisonnante et généreuse au soutien de chorégraphes en début de parcours. La programmation, pensée en commun par les trois lieux, associe accueil de pièces locales et internationales ainsi que la coproduction de plusieurs créations.

En trois ans, EMERGENTIA est devenue un rendez-vous incontournable pour la danse tant auprès du public local que professionnel. Depuis 2019, la plateforme a coproduit 13 créations d’artistes chorégraphiques locales·au·x, accompagnant les équipes tant au niveau artistique que de production et d’administration. L’expérience combinée des trois structures permet d’offrir un contexte soutenant et exigeant pour ces premières ou deuxièmes créations, dans une grande liberté de format.

Pour sa 4ème edition, qui se déroulera du 31 octobre au 11 novembre 2023, EMERGENTIA intégrera à sa programmation pour la première fois une sélection des projets vidéodanse: projets hybrides explorant la chorégraphie et le mouvement à travers le prisme du film, de la vidéo ou des technologies numériques.

Par vidéodanse, nous définissons des projets audiovisuels allant du documentaire, à la fiction en passant par des formes plus expérimentales travaillant autour de la notion de danse, du mouvement et de la relation aux corps. Nous cherchons des projets qui proposent un regard sensible, singulier et engagé autour de ces thématiques. De nouvelles narrations sur la représentation des corps en mouvement et leurs diversités seront privilégiées.

We're looking for hybrid projects exploring choreography and motion through the lens of either film, video or digital technologies.

- Only film from 2019 to 2023
- Maximum length allowed is 30 minutes.
- All types : documentary, fiction, experimental, etc.
- No world premiere or any kind of exclusivity are required.
- Non-competitive programmation but rental fees are given to the selected films.
- In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.
- Ongoing projects can be submitted with a short extract, the final version has to be sent latest by August 1st 2023.
- Films in languages other than English or French are very welcomed but must be subtitled in English or French.

Overall Rating
  • Hadi Moussally

    A big pleasure to be part of this festival. Wish i was there! Thank you for the prize!

    November 2023