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P.O.R.C.H. is committed to mutual exchange between creative professionals and an ongoing engagement in the fields of dance and related forms. P.O.R.C.H. aims to provide ongoing, modular, and immersive training and research systems that offer a curated experience of different modalities, body technologies, political perspectives, places, and cultures.
P.O.R.C.H. stands for Ponderosa Ongoing Research and Collaborative Happenings, and it is one of the long-term events organised by Ponderosa — it has been happening every summer for the last decade.
P.O.R.C.H. honors the wisdom and experience of our inter-generational mentor program, and inspires participants to learn communally and independently. The interactivity at the heart of the program offers opportunities for friendship, mentorship, collaboration, and assisted access into the international contemporary art scenes.
Our intention is to invite you to participate in the shaping of contemporary culture.
P.O.R.C.H. modules vary season to season and often hold a synthesis of myriad studies: Physical training, improvisations & practice, sound & social environments, Garden Body/Garden as Stage, collective choreographies, Dramaturgy, performance practice & choreography synthesis and everything in between.
P.O.R.C.H. is a program where creative minds and bodies stretch their limits, P.O.R.C.H. is a place where nobody leaves unchanged.
The next module of P.O.R.C.H. will be PERM (Performance Environmental Resonance Module) from Sep. 1-20 as well as the P.O.R.C.H. Dramaturgy Module, 2.–29. November, 2020, facilitated by Yoav Admoni, Sharon Zuckerman Weiser, Stephanie Maher, and Peter Pleyer.
P.O.R.C.H. concept and artistic direction
The artistic direction of P.O.R.C.H. is based around a commitment to mutual exchange between creative professionals and an ongoing engagement in the fields of dance and related forms. Our goal is to facilitate a multi-disciplinary artistic international meeting place, discourse, and platform by cultivating and facilitating an ongoing, growing network of practitioners, creators and educators for future collaborative projects and programs.
P.O.R.C.H. honors the wisdom and experience of our inter-generational mentor program and inspires participants to learn communally and independently. The interactive process at the heart of P.O.R.C.H. offers opportunities for friendship, mentorship, collaboration, and assisted access into the contemporary art scenes of Berlin and San Francisco.