The interdisciplinary SHIBUI Collective in cooperation with the E-Werk Freiburg offers a total of 3 Co-Creation Ateliers in 2022.

These ateliers are aimed at artists from all art disciplines who would like to research on the given thematic focus.


for Co-Creation Atelier II: Traditional and Contemporary Dances


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2 weeks of paid research at SÜDUFER, Freiburg i. Breisgau

payment for the dancers 1500€

travel and accommodation costs are covered

For the second atelier the choreographer Emi Miyoshi is looking for 6 dancers to join her research for her upcoming production RESTEP. The two weeks in September will function as a first research phase to create new contemporary movement material based on the origins of traditional japanese dances of BON ODORI. The research will focus on their contemporary development and reinterpretation to reflect mechanisms of collective memory and to explore the possibilities and limits of communal and traditional dances.

This Open Call is especially aimed at dance artists with the ability to pick up steps quickly, a good sense of rhythm and coordination and clear articulations of hands and feet. We are also interested to hear about possible backgrounds in traditional dance or folk dance.

Furthermore, we ask for at least 2 years of professional stage experience and a working permission in Germany (insurances can’t be covered).


The Co-Creation Atelier 2 will take place from 12.-25.09.2022. We are hoping that this atelier functions as a possibility for some of the dancers to join the cast of the next production RESTEP.

The rehearsals for RESTEP will take place from 09. - 29.01.2023 and 27.02 - 26.03.2023 (including 5 performances).


Please only apply to the Co-Creation Atelier if you’re available for all the dates mentioned above.

For the application, please send us:


  • a video link to an improvisation (max 3 min, no video files please)

  • CV including a photo

  • a letter of motivation, stating your interest in the atelier and experience with traditional and contemporary dance


Send your application to info(at) by 24th of July 2022.


You will receive a response to your submission by the 31st of July 2022.



We are looking forward to your applications!

About Co-Creation Atelier I

Afer our open call for the Co-Creation Atelier I - Dance & Space and 28 applications we are very excited to welcome from 16.-29. May 2022:

Sharon Jamila Hutchinson

open sharing: Friday, May 27th  5 p.m., SÜDUFER Freiburg
RSVP to the event HERE

Sharon Jamila Hutchinson will work on

during our research-residency

the solo work is a tactile and audiovisual exploration of the four dimensional concept of spacetime as a choreographic and compositional tool.

Sharon Jamila Hutchinson
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Spacetime models placed in uneven landscapes: Over the ocean beds, beaches and fluvial beds, we gradually shift from the seashore to the heartland, where plains begin to bend under the weight of proceedings and syllables and bodies are crushed into their detailed constituent parts, tripping us up. MAR/ELLA puts order to the (hi)story of landscapes that narrate (her) neither chronologically, nor by means of years. Incidents occur simultaneously and somewhere between ebb and flow, belly rise and belly fall, sunrise and sunset they become fossil remains of days passed; writers Édouard Glissant, Kamau Brathwaite and Wilson Harris, among others, inspire a stepping forward of the landscape from the background to the foreground of the scenery. The appearing bodies and figures in MAR/ELLA develop through and alongside the spatiotemporal landscapes they create and merge with in complicity.

Sharon Jamila Hutchinson studied at the Centre for Contemporary Dance at the Cologne University of Music and Dance, the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, Giessen, and the theatre department of the University Paris 8, Saint Denis, Paris.

She steadily pursues the interweaving of artistic and social research to create spaces where artistic and documentary practices can speak to each other. This particular desire mirrors in her transdisciplinary work as a performer, choreographer, filmmaker and editor. She is currently based in Frankfurt on the Main from where she follows her interest in bodies of and landscapes of memory, vocality and speech and the apparatus of the camera in company of colleagues and friend, plus as a solo artist.

Recently, amongst others she had worked with musician Sara Trawöger (SIE LEIDEN LIEBER STUMM) and actress Lua Mariell Barros Heckmanns (toss and turn) at the Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main. Beginning of this year she got the chance to stay in Montego Bay and Kingston (JA) and surroundings as the kickoff to her most recent research on the island motif in artistic positions of the Caribbean archipelago.



2 weeks of residency at SÜDUFER, Freiburg i. Breisgau

payment for the artists (in total) 1500€

travel and accommodation costs are covered

Co-Creation Atelier II: SEPTEMBER 12-25th

focusing on Traditional and Contemporary Dances: 6 Dance Artists will be invited to research with the choreographer Emi Miyoshi on movement material for her upcoming production

Co-Creation Atelier III: DECEMBER 5-18th


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