RIDCC Partner Award 2023

Dansateliers invites Eliana Stragapede and Borna Babić for a residency

They are the winners of the Partner Awards, which was presented by Dansateliers during the RIDCC 2023. The award consists of a two-week research residency in our studios, with dramaturgical coaching by the Dansateliers team.

Eliana Stragapede and Borna Babić are freelance makers, dancers and teachers based in Brussels. At RIDCC she presented AMAE, a piece that explores the boundaries between care and obsession, love and pain, and direction and control.

Dansateliers’ motivation for this choice:
“The duet AMAE is fascinating and enchanting to watch, and at the same time traces a trace of discomfort through the body. Where is the line between embrace and suffocation? Eliana’s body is like water in Borna’s arms; soft, flowing, sharp, floating, hard. Beauty and fever dream come together through movement qualities and technical mastery. Dance studios cordially invites them to further explore their theme(s) and qualities in a residency in exchange with our associates and the team. We are curious about the next steps in this duo’s development.”