Professionals & Artist Development

Choreodrome 2022 Call Out

About The Place

The Place is one of Europe’s most exciting, innovative dance spaces, where artists from all over the world come to push creative boundaries, to experiment and to perform outstanding new work for audiences who expect to be surprised, inspired and delighted. The Place is home to London Contemporary Dance School, a 288 seat theatre, an extensive range of classes, courses and participatory opportunities for adults and young people, and professional development programmes for artists. 


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About Choreodrome

Choreodrome, running since the mid 90s, is The Place’s annual residency programme for experienced makers to explore new artistic territory without the pressure of creating a finished product.   

The Choreodrome Research Residencies  allow artists to develop their own choreographic work or ideas. Artists will receive studio space and will be invited to take part in work in progress sharings, weekly artist get togethers, as well as receiving a commission of £1,500 - £10,000. Artists from any discipline who wish to research an idea that has choreography or dance as a key component are welcome to apply.  

Click HERE to download the Choreodrome Research Residencies Information Pack, or click the download link at the bottom of this page. 


Choreodrome Priorities

We are looking for research projects that respond to particular questions or issues which are relevant to contemporary society. We support projects which articulate clearly the questions which are driving the research and how the ideas explored might meet and engage an audience in the future.  

At The Place some of the key questions we are asking ourselves are:  

  • How can dance help us respond social & racial injustice, care and wellbeing, ecological sustainability, and other pressing issues affecting society today?   
  • How can both live and online dance experiences create new connections with audiences and participants locally, nationally and globally? 
  • How are fruitful relationships between artists, organisations, audiences, and participants maintained, deepened and expanded?   
  • How can we cultivate best practice and sustainable ways of working in the cultural sector?  
  • How can we support artists to make work for different contexts, e.g. outdoors, for schools, online and digitally?  

You will be invited on the application form to indicate how your research aligns with any of these questions or to other questions which are important to you.  

You can read about artists who took part in Choreodrome 2021 here, and about artists who took part in Choreodrome 2020 here.

You can read more about our commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, our Action Plan and our related policies here.


Choreodrome packages of support

Choreodrome now consists of 5 different strands which offer different packages of support. We have introduced different programme strands so that we can work in partnership with other organisations to offer targeted support for particular practices, or additional resource to explore particular ideas or ways of working.  

  • If you are researching an idea, working with any kind of performance with movement at the core, you may apply for the Core Choreodrome Residency.
  • If your practice is rooted in/ focuses on Hip Hop, you may apply for the  Hip Hop Residency
  • If you are interested in experimenting and researching in an informal public setting you may apply for the Public Research Residency.    
  • If you are a blind or visually impaired artist interested in developing your skills in creative audio description, you may apply for the Audio Description Residency
  • If you are an artist who co-leads your project with an artist working in another creative discipline, you may apply for the New Collaborations Residency.  

You can apply for more than one strand in the application form, though a maximum of one commission can be awarded per application.


Key Dates

  • Mon 10 Jan 2022, 6pm: Choreodrome Application Online Q&A SessionThis event has now passed. If you’d like to request a recording of the session, please email artistdevelopment@theplace.org.uk. The session has closed captions available and was BSL interpreted.   
  • Mon 24 Jan 2022, 6pm: Deadline to apply for Choreodrome Research Residencies.    
  • Week commencing 7 & 14 of March 2022: Choreodrome online interviews will take place.
  • Mon 18 Jul - Fri 16 Sep 2022: Choreodrome residencies will run.
  • Oct to Dec 2022: New Collaborations Residencies will run.

Click HERE to download the Choreodrome Research Residencies Information Pack, or click the download link at the bottom of this page. 


How to apply

You can apply for the Choreodrome Research Residency by submitting an application form. Click HERE to complete the application form. 

Please note: At the bottom of this webpage you can download a PDF or Word Document to see the application questions. We recommend writing your questions in the word document, and then copying your answers over into the Google form.  

Important: You must fill out The Place’s Equal Opportunities Monitoring form. Click HERE to complete the form. 

If you require any support during the application process, or if another format or application process would be more accessible for you, please contact artistdevelopment@theplace.org.uk and we will make the appropriate arrangements. 

 

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