Atalante is an artist driven venue staging guest performances, cooperative performances and productions of its own. The venue is partly sponsored by the Swedish Arts Council, Region Västra Götaland and the City of Gothenburg, giving us an opportunity to keep rental charges low for guest performances. The venue has an artistic council deciding on Atalante’s programme. Our aim is to create a comprehensive repertoire as part of our artistic identity. We give priority to contemporary dramatic art focusing on present day choreography and experimental music. We also present films, art and festivals inviting to cultural debates and conversations. There are always more applications than we are able to present.
How to apply:
Note: Atalante has now programmed the entire 2020. Deadline for applications regarding spring 2021 is May 15 – realy in June.
Send us a description of the project you’d like to present, its scope and time plan to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, that you’ll be renting the stage. Please contact the venue coordinator for information on costs etc.
If the piece has already been presented, we’d be very interested in pictures or video material as an added link.
We give priority to choreography, performance, sound art.
We plan our repertoire in six month periods.
We don’t rent out our space to choral activities, parties, religious communities or political parties.
Atalante is closed for performances between June 15 and August 15.
The measurements of the stage are: width 12,5 meters, depth 10 meters, hight (to the flybar) 5 meters.
*88 seats in a permanent seating arrangement, gradually rising.
*for choreographers based in Gothenburg and The Region Västra Götaland only
Atalante has always been home to the choreographers from the west of Sweden. In 2011, a more pronounced profile was given to support in choreographers in Gothenburg and the West Region. It is important that choreographers is given opportunities to reach out and present their work. In the residency New Choreography, Atalante supports local choreographers and offers them an opportunity to introduce new performances on stage. Atalante accepts applications to New Choreography continuously. We need a complete project description of the piece, its scope and time plan. It must be a new piece that has not been premiered before.
2018 Nilla Björkman
2017 Toby Kassell & Ingeborg Zackariassen, Tanja Andersson
2016 Matilda Lidberg, Benedikte Esperi
2015 Alexandra Wingate
2014 Karolin Kent, Jannine Rivel
2013 Anna Westberg, Moa Matilda Sahlin, Moritz Ostruschjak
2012 Frauke, Gilda Stillbäck
Atalante offers new projects a week to work at our stage within the Transit residence. The focus is on exploring ideas rather than on a finished production. We, the staff, will function as a sounding board in both choreographic as well as practical discussions. Unlike New Choreography, Transit isn´t offered every year but rather when we have the capacity. An Open Call is always posted when it´s time to apply.
2018 Felix Skalberg
2017 Tanja Andersson
2014 Anna Bergström & Karolin Kent
2013 Anna Bergström, Minna Elif Wendin
KID – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Dance Programme
The International Dance Programme is the Committee’s international programme for dance artists. The programme is the result of a Government commission to the Committee to internationalise dance. The Committee’s International Dance Programme offers, in cooperation with Kultur i Väst, Dansbyrån, Dance Centre West, Atalante, Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival and Skogen, a residency programme for international choreographers and projects in Gothenburg. The residency programme, that aimes at research and development, includes expenses for travel, housing, studio time and a tax-free scholarship.
Residencies carried out by Atalante:
2017 Marie Topp [DE]
2014 Maija Hirvanen [FI]
2012 Henriette Pedersen [NO]
2011 Steinunn & Brian [IS/US]
Turnéslingan Three Venues is a tour co-operation between the venues Atalante in Gothenburg, Dansstationen in Malmö and MDT in Stockholm. The venues work together on various productions to give non-institutional dance an opportunity to tour and meet a new audience. The chosen productions give their premiere performances under the wings of Turnéslingen. There is no open application period; instead choreographers are chosen by Cecilia Suhaid Gustafsson, Lars Eidevall and Daniel Andersson.
2017 You said you’d give to me… Juli Reinartz / Blind Boi Diaries Juli Apponen / Dead Amanda Apetrea & Halla Ólafsdóttir
2016 Jaguar Marlene Monteiro Freitas
2015 Hyperfruit av Ludvig Daae, Donnie av Ofelia Jarl Ortega
2014 Blind Spotting Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir / Horrible Mixtures Stina Nyberg
2013 Near that place Daniel AlmgrenRecen / The Lac of Signs Andros Zins-Browne
2012 You, Lisa Östberg & Kim Hiorthøy /Travail, Alma Söderberg