The Place, London’s creative powerhouse for dance development, has been leading the way in dance training, creation and performance for 50 years. In a changing landscape, our vision for the future remains steadfast: we are powering imagination through dance, championing new ideas, embracing risks and creating optimal conditions for dance artists and enthusiasts to realise their full potential.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we are asking ourselves “how can dance help us respond to the big questions facing society?”. Recognising that as a theatre we do not exist without artists and that many dance makers may be preoccupied with the same questions as us, we invite artists to propose work for our spring 2021 programme via this open call. We are also calling on the dance community and its expertise as an audience, so if you have seen a work online that you think would be great to include in our spring programme and is eligible (see criteria below), please send a message to email@example.com with a link to the work and we will investigate further.
Our 2021 Spring programme will be three curated weekend festivals which will take place live & online. Each one will focus on a question:
*A note on ‘sensation’
In partnership with Chisenhale Dance Space, we are looking for projects that explore how artists and audiences might tune in to the physical human sensations that a screen-based experience often struggles to provide. When distance is a necessity, how can dance and choreography find new ways of embracing our senses?
We are inviting artists to get in touch who have live or digital performance works which respond in some way to these questions & we are excited to hear from artists who wish to propose their work.
We are looking for:
If you have any queries about the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org