OPENLAB sessions – Summer Term 2018

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After the spring comes the summer and for this coming Summer Term, we have a new lineup of OPENLAB sessions.

Here you are with the dates for your diary:

Friday 6 April, 10 am-1pm – A ‘Facilitated OL‘ with Danai Pappa: Mine, Yours, Theirs: Exchanging Movements
Friday 20 April, 10 am-12 pm – A ‘White Canvas’
Friday 11 May, 10 am-1 pm – A ‘Facilitated OL‘ with Carolyn Roy:
Companions and Strangers
Friday 25 May, 10 am-12 pm – A ‘White Canvas’
Friday 8 June, 10 am-1 pm – A ‘Facilitated OL‘ with Galit Criden: The Primal Body
Friday 22 June, 10 am-12 pm – A ‘White Canvas’
Friday 6 July, 10 am-1 pm – A ‘Facilitated OL‘ with Mira Hirtz: Explorations on the Suspicious Body


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 email Antonio de la Fe (

The sessions function on a pay-what-you-can contribution basis to cover expenses and as an incentive for the facilitator of the session. We suggest a contribution of £7 for the 3-hour long sessions (‘Facilitated OL’ sessions) and of £5 for the 2-hour long ones (‘White Canvas’).

Chisenhale Dance Space
64-84 Chisenhale Road
E3 5QZ

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About Antonio de la Fe

Antonio is a Spanish choreographer and performer based in London with a background in physiotherapy and Pilates. After coming relatively late to dance and initially studying it in Madrid, they came to London in 2006 where they completed a Performance MA at The Place, writing on The Creation of Solo Choreography Through Deep Engagement with The Application of Mental Imagery Specific Processes for his thesis. Since then, the has danced for Florence Peake, Matthias Sperling, Jonathan Lunn, Eva Recacha, Carla Onni, Annie Lok, Melita Spahic and Riccardo Buscarini and his choreographed works include the Place Prize finalist piece (2011) Cameo, an open OPENLAB: a hybrid, Va por Vds., and A void. They are also a co-founder of the performance collective anthologyofamess. Antonio was a recipient of the BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship, with support from Independent Dance, in 2015. During this fellowship, they worked on researching and developing their Unrehearsed Series (Crocodile, Make Me Cool, A Piece for Two: Lovers) in collaboration with producer Martine Painter. Currently, they are expanding on the idea of the Unrehearsed Series and developing a set of choreographic practices under the name Speculative Choreographies.

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