Choreodrome Labs Call for ApplicationsAs part of Choreodrome, we are offering two professional development workshops over the summer. Places are free but limited, and will be awarded to those who we believe will receive the most benefit from taking part. You can apply for both workshops or you can just apply for one.

Deadline for application: Fri 29 May at 10am

The workshops on offer are:
Creative Collaboration: Practice meets Research:
When: Fri 24 July – Sun 26 July, 10am – 6pm each day at The Place and King’s College London
This workshop is for both choreographers and academic researchers.

Interdisciplinary collaboration between academics, researchers and artists is becoming increasingly common, and can lead to rich and rewarding dialogue which feeds artistic and research projects. However, for many artists and academics it is difficult to know how to go about establishing a fruitful partnership.
Choreographers and researchers (MA/PhDs onwards) are invited to attend a three-day workshop at The Place and King’s College, London to consider:
•       How might a researcher or academic play a valuable role in the artistic process?
•       How might an artistic perspective alter or enhance the course of an academic research project?
•       What are the challenges and rewards of working with arts organisations or Higher Education Institutions?

The three days will be led by Suzy Willson, Artistic Director of Clod Ensemble, and include practical workshops and conversations with artists and researchers who have worked together.
A collaboration between The Place and the Cultural Institute at King’s College London, in association with Clod Ensemble.
The Cultural Institute
The Cultural Institute at King’s College London connects the university with practitioners, producers, policy makers and participants across arts and culture, creating space where conventions are challenged and original perspectives emerge. Through its programmes and activities, the Cultural Institute aims to put academic research to work in the cultural sector, enhance the student experience, inspire new approaches to teaching, research and learning and increase public engagement with the work of King’s. The Cultural Institute is a flagship initiative for Culture at King’s. kcl.ac.uk/culturalinstitute @CultInstKings

Digital Lab – Post- Digital Playground
When: Fri 11 September – Sun 13 September, 10am – 6pm each day at The Place
This workshop is for choreographers.

The dance studio becomes a laboratory which pries open the black box of technology to dig into the innards and discover new ways of making.

Over three days you will consider how new technologies offer dance makers different ways to create and perform dance, and engage an audience. The lab will combine practical workshops with opportunities to reflect and discuss as a group and share each other’s practice.

You’ll work with Dirty Electronics to investigate electronic making and its potential as a choreographic tool, and Coney Co-Director, Annette Mees to explore interactive theatre. Blast Theory and writer, David Varela will present their approaches to connecting performance and storytelling across multiple online platforms.

Who are these opportunities for?
•       Dance makers based in the UK. You will have an established practice of making, and will probably have made 2 – 3 or more professional works to date.

•       Academic researchers (MA/PhDs onwards) can apply to the Creative Collaboration: Practice meets Research workshop.

How to apply:

To apply for each workshop, please email Choreodrome@theplace.org.uk with the following information:
–       Please enter your name and the workshop(s) you are applying to in the subject line of the email
–       One pdf attachment which includes:
o       250 word paragraph about why you wish to take part in the workshop(s) and how the workshop(s) relates to your practice (past, present and future projects)
o       Choreographers: Include links to your choreographic works
o       Your relevant CV (Choreographic/Academic)

Please note, participants must commit to attending all sessions.

Applications close at 10am on Fri 29 May.

Successful and unsuccessful participants will be notified by Fri 26 June.

Contact details:
For any questions or queries please email choreodrome@theplace.org.uk or call the Theatre and Artist Development Department on 020 7121 1040.