Season 8 – Sessions 11: “Tuning Journeys and Organ-isms” – a ‘Facilitated OPENLAB’ with Lola Maury.

‘Facilitated OPENLAB’ with Lola Maury
Fridays 28 February

Tuning Journeys and Ogan-isms

Research Studio | 10 am-1 pm | £7 suggested donation

Pic 3. Lola Maury

To describe my most recent work BROUHAHA, I often find myself saying that ‘three performers, not bound by touch or sight but by a common sense of presence and listening, migrate together in space endlessly. They glide around each other and drift, connecting through sighs, whimpers and chants.’

I am interested in discussing this act of ‘connecting’ or ‘tuning-in’ with other performers.

How do we practice it? What are we trying to reach with it?

I propose to explore the idea of being one complex organism, using body and voice to reach different energetic levels and play with physical or sonic intensities.

Does the act of tuning-in make us necessarily harmonious? Can we be chaotic yet connected?


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. We are looking for proposals for facilitated sessions during the Summer Terms 2020. If you’d like to facilitate one of these sessions in the future come to one of our sessions to find out more or email Antonio de la Fe.

The OPENLAB sessions alternate between different facilitators. You can see the full programme for the Spring Term 2020 here.

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 each session. Cash only.

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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