Reaching the minimal goal, we can realize the project and cover all fix costs.
As IceLab Leipzig we want to set a sign for climate protection with a photo and video project.
With Contemporary Dance and improvisation on ice and in the landscape around Leipzig, in Spring time 2021 we want to raise awareness to the aftermaths of the climatic changes in front of our door. We will concentrate on micro changes which have a high impact on the global climate change.
The project needs to happen in Spring time, because:
The project's goal is to select about 25 photographs, which capture the need for climate protection from our dance perspective. Additionally, moving pictures will form into video sequences.
The process will allow scientific facts and emotional arguments to protects the nature.
In those challenging times we want to give the ice, dance, the human and nature an expression. Pictures can tell more than words sometimes as we realized during one of our last trips. Vivi standing with her skates in her hands barfeet in the ice-cold water - the picture did have more attention then we originally anticipated.
Our target group are humans, which are sustainable thinking art-makers themselves or art-loving environmental activists :-)
Smallest contributions can go to the simplest things:
Medium contributions can move all different things:
Main contributions will help:
With our project we want to give our dancers a perspective. Especially our studying members are challenged by the hard Corona-safety rules in Leipzig and Saxony, Germany.
Many side-jobs vanished, the financial situation is critical. All finances, which are not needed for logistics, will be spent to 100% on honorars.
In average we are on tour for 4 hours, before we have to go back to warm up. During the trip we drive around 30k. The rent of a carsharing-car costs:
4 hours time price: about 11,- €
30k kilometer price: about 9,- €
Approximately we will need around 10 tours, to gather good footage and movement-material.
Total: about 200,- €
Katja Grohmann is dancer, visionary and outdoor guide. She skated as seniors in figure skating competitions for Germany until 2010. Since 2010 she skated in performances in Germany and Netherlands. Since 2014 she is working in outdoor education and manages excursions and expeditions.
Many self-sufficient travels brought her through the Canadian wilderness, into the snow-covered mountains of Switzerland and on to the ice-fields of Sweden.
In 2020 she founded the IceLab Leipzig as the first platform for dance and movement-research on the ice in central Germany.
Her vision is, that the humans in the art and culture world realize their responsibility and that they use their skills and fields to set unique points for the protection of the earth.
Vivien Reichel is dancer at the IceLab Leipzig and at the Leipziger Tanztheater. She is a former competitive figure skater. Today she is travelling to Scandinavia to hike or bike through the nature, to discover her and to be in touch with her. She is studying Physical Geography at the university of Leipzig. Each day she hears about the aftermaths of the climate changes and the meanings for our lifes.
Now, she wants to connect the theoretical insight from her studies with her art and to get active with dance to make climate change visible. For her, the artistic activism stands in the foreground.
The pandemic is showing, that the human is able to react fast to act and to change processes, if emergency arises. There is hope for the future - and for the present. Because the global warming and its consequences can only be stopped with long-term planning and actions.