“Rope,” by Bogue and Munro
On Thursday 22 September Bogue and Munro will facilitate this session: Rope Bodies Borders, for OPENLAB at Chisenhale Dance Space – Research Studio, 10AM-1PM
We will start with somatic exploration and progress to moving with the Rope as an object, as an extension of bodies, as a holder or divider of bodies. For OPENLAB, we would like to invite the lab’s participants to investigate how one might manipulate or engage with the Rope. Could this be a means of collaborating and sharing the space, could this be a means of excluding and dividing? We would like to see how others both move the Rope or move with the Rope, and how they might position or move themselves next to or in connection with it.
OPENLAB sessions are open to any performers: dancers, musicians, actors and anyone interested in presence and awareness in performance.
The facilitators of OPENLAB are also participants “in” the session and participants can propose their ideas for a future session. If you’d like to know more about this, come to one of our sessions or e-mail Antonio de la Fe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The sessions function in a pay-what-you-can contribution basis to cover expenses and as an incentive for the facilitator of the session. We £7 contribution for the 3-hour long sessions (‘Facilitated OL’ sessions).
Chisenhale Dance Space
64-84 Chisenhale Road
A new OPENLAB season is here.
Come to Chisenhale Dance Space on Friday 9 September for OPENLAB’s first session of the season. This session will be a ‘White Canvas’ and it will take to place from 10 AM to 12 PM in the Research Studio.
The format for this season will be slightly different to the format from previous ones. Sessions will take place twice monthly and we will alternate between ‘White Canvas’ sessions and ‘Facilitated OL’ sessions.
OPENLAB is also looking for proposals for the facilitated sessions. Have you seen the call-out? You’re still in time to apply. The deadline is on Monday 12 September, midday.
What is a ‘White Canvas’ session like?
Other OPENLAB dates for the autumn are:
• Thursday 22 September, Facilitated OL (10am-1pm)
• Friday 7 October, White Canvas (10am-noon)
• Friday 21 October, Facilitated OL (10am-1pm)
• Friday 11 November, White Canvas (10am-noon)
• Friday 25 November, Facilitated OL (10am-1pm)
• Friday 9 December, White Canvas (10am-noon)
Sessions are open to any performers: dancers, musicians, actors and anyone interested in presence and awareness in performance.
Sessions can be facilitated by any participant of OPENLAB. If you’d like to facilitate one of these sessions during the next season read the call-out for the autumn term (see link above). There will be other call-outs for the spring and summer terms coming soon.
The sessions function in a pay-what-you-can contribution basis to cover expenses and as an incentive for the facilitator of the session. We recommend a £5 contribution for the 2-hour long sessions (‘White Canvas’ sessions) and £7 contribution for the 3-hour long sessions (‘Facilitated OL’ sessions).