spring lab 2019 - dublin
in may 2019 choreolab europe organizes a 4-day spring lab in dublin, where advanced and professional dancers, movers, dancing choreographers and dance students can participate.
in this lab choreolab europe collaborates with dance ireland and invites guest artists, such as choreographers mary nunan, john scott, daniel renner and dramaturg jordi ribot thunnissen. the founders of choreolab europe (sanne clifford, anja gallagher) will be part of the labs, playgrounds and lecture as well.
this team of choreographers & collaborators will share insights and their artistic research approaches on their selected topics. there is also room to explore your own ideas within the playgrounds. you can bring your ideas along or let them rise while participating in the choreolab!
more information about the labs and workshop:
z(ero)ing - a workshop by mary nunan
this workshop provides for improvised explorations of movement through a series of task-based activities called z(ero)ing. the tasks focus on: ‘pre-movement impulses’ (attuning to breath, relationship with gravity) and ‘directional spatial awareness’ (using space as a support for movement, sensing space as a surface, a ground, a dancing partner). we will also
look at how these principles can be applied within the process of creating/devising scores and in performance.
divine normal - a lab by john scott
john is interested in the integration of voice and movement, exploring, noticing how body expression is influenced, finding new possibilities in their unification. his lab will dive into this theme with explorations and getting to know his way of working.
roundcorner, illuminate spaces - a lab by daniel renner
daniel will share methods and stimulate movement composition based on principles of urban and contemporary dance (roundcorner). He is interested in a process of creative space construction (illuminate spaces) to explore the paths and patterns the urban and contemporary dancer traces in the performance area to create visual interest and dramatic development in-between the different dance styles.
design thinking in the collaborative creation process - a lab by anja gallagher and sanne clifford
anja and sanne will be facilitating design thinking methods to use the creative power of the group with democratic choices, in order not to get lost in options. there will be two given topics to start with and the collaborative process will take us towards surprising directions.
the schedule for this spring lab:
photo by eamonn o'mahony
9-12 may 2019
thu till sun, every day between approx. 10–17h
€ 200,- for a 4-day lab
€ 180,- for early bird bookings (deadline 01/04/2019)
€ 170,- for dance/movement students at a professional dance or theatre university
through this application form.
what participants say about the labs:
read this blog by ruby to get a vast experience overview of the fall lab in basel 2017.
the environment of choreolab is both high-quality and judgment-free. makers from all stages of their career - from those thinking for the first time about choreographing to those working on archiving twenty years of creations - come together here to experiment, brainstorm, learn, and play. everyone gives 100% of their energy to everyone else because everyone gets the chance to step into the choreographer's shoes. I so enjoyed collaborating with and getting to know these wonderful, talented people!
anna - participant spring lab 2018, amsterdam
choreolab was a good chance for getting out of my comfort zone while getting to know other professionals and artists. I enjoyed the atmosphere and appreciate very much the tools and techniques learnt. I also experienced the chance to try out some experiments in the playground, which opened new territories of research. looking forward to the next one.
cecilia - participant fall lab 2016, barcelona
choreolab is a safe space to begin your choreographic explorations. to share thoughts and knowledge and to play with choreography with different types of movers.
katrina - participant spring lab 2016, berlin
Read more reviews here.