Dance Hub residency ICC Poetic Bodies for Valeria Oviedo

Dance Hub residency ICC Poetic Bodies for Valeria Oviedo

ICC & Uferstudios GmbH present a fully funded opportunity for a Berlin based artist to conduct a short research in the frame of situation on a chosen interest/topic in Sofia, (Bulgaria), together with 3 active Bulgarian based co-researchers.

About ICC

ICC is a long-term artistic project focused on processes of imaginative institutionalization of the artist's work in the field of choreography and dance. ICC functions as a net that researches different support structures for artistic works processes and stresses discursive practices around choreography and dance.

ICC proposes an undefined space for collectively working around practices of nurturing the choreography and dance scene and the creation of common resources oriented towards the artist's work, (the totality of the labor implied in it), its regulation and its processes.

ICC does not have a physical space even though it actualises itself in different existing physical spaces. Following the same logic. ICC does not own an administrative body / does not have a legal organization and it functions by collaborating with existing ones. The territory where it operates intrinsically depends on the people who are part of it. ICC is a black hole, a denationalized container, a proposal for a choreographic center run on the bases of needs and imagination.

ICC offers different programs focused on discursive and critical practices, the dialogue between artists-art-audience, research, artistic residencies and emerging artists.

ICC exists and functions thanks to an ongoing collective and collaborative working. The imaginative center is initiated and led by the artistic team STEAM ROOM, Aleksandar Georgiev, Zhana Pencheva and Darío Barreto Damas, with the working team Viktoria Kostova and Gjorgji Despodov, and imagined and worked through with collaborators from different contexts and localities.


POETIC BODIES is a program line that offers the infrastructure to dig into an artistic interest or topic under the frame of situation.


ICC proposes a situation as a short research guided by a specific artist who is joined by professional artists from the region under the role of co-researches. A situation takes place throughout a working week.

A situation is:

●      To engage in a collective research on the bases of the artistic proposal, brought by the artist who guides the situation together with the co-researches, through several approaches simultaneously, (educational, research, sharing practice, creative process, etc).

●      To collectively try out materials and materialities from a specific artistic proposal without the necessity to produce a specific outcome.

●      To co-think and co-dream around artistic proposals.

●      To explore collective processes while working on one's own artistic proposal.

●      To publicly share artistic processes.

The what and the how things happen within the working frame are up to the necessities of the artists.



10th – 16th May 2022. (Traveling dates 9th and 17th May 2022). Sofia, Bulgaria. Working space to be confirmed.



It is completely open and it can vary in accordance with the artist’s interests and personal inclinations, needs and questions. The open call is for Berliner artists from the field of dance and choreography observed both conventionally and through its expanded notions.


The exchange partner Uferstudios selected Valeria Oviedo and her project "FEISTY" for this residency. View her experience report in the upper right column.

10.05.22 - 16.05.22

Sofia, Bulgaria

supported/organized by Nomad Dance Academy Slovenia, ICC & Uferstudios