This online LAB offers a creative exchange opportunity for artists who have limited or no experience in creating and presenting work to children. Focusing on questions that makers could consider when presenting dance to young audiences, the LAB will involve conversations with industry experts, interactions with groups of families, testing and questioning key areas of interest and reflecting and exploring your ideas and others. The LAB will build on topics addressed in last year’s LAB. We welcome applications from new artists as well as those who attended in 2021.
Take a look at last year’s LAB here.
The LAB is part of Shape It, a project which aims to broaden the audience for contemporary dance in Europe. We will do this by inviting early career dance makers in Europe to consider how an existing performance can be reconsidered for an audience of young people. Through development labs, residencies, and touring, we will support artists to re-imagine the audience for their work. Together, through the partnerships we build, the conversations we have, and the audiences we meet, we seek to model a new approach to developing dance for young people.
Shape It is delivered by a partnership of The Place (UK), Annantalo (Finland), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Italy) and Tanec Praha (Czech Republic) and funded by Creative Europe.
From the applications we’ll invite a small number of artists for an informal conversation with us before we are able to offer out the place in the LAB.
This selection is carried out by a team of producers who work at The Place, Annantalo, Comune di Bassano del Grappa and Tanec Praha. We are looking for all kinds of new ideas from many different areas of dance and choreography.
For a PDF version of the application form please click the download link below.
Please note that this version is for reference only - applications will only be accepted via the link above.