This Autumn Term OPENLAB will kick off with a ‘White Canvas’ Session.
This term these sessions will fall on Fridays 7 September, 5 October, 2 November and 30 November 2018. The will always take place from 10 am to 12 pm in Chisenhale Dance Space’s Research Studio.
At the ‘White Canvas’ sessions, there are no outspoken facilitators. This means that each person is responsible and free for their own facilitation. The idea is: “don’t be shy and do your own thing, put in practice your own performing and let your idiosyncrasy dictate your own work… or not.” In each session, there will be a regular openlabber participating in the session and at the same time, they will act as “an anchor” for those in the room needing support and/or guidance.
At the OPENLAB’s ‘White Canvas’ sessions there are no rights or wrongs, just the joy of coming to the room and sharing the space with others, both influenced and yet unaffected by them… or is that impossible?
On Friday 7 September, Robert Vesty will be the anchor for the session. Other anchors for the all other ‘White Canvas’ sessions in the autumn to be confirmed.
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 in the future send an email to 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 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).