We are looking for disabled and non-disabled practitioners to take part in an intensive research and development LAB. These four day workshops are aimed at artists (from all artforms) that work with the body, movement and dance; or are curious to explore with others these themes.
The Metal LAB format is a facilitated work space for artistic enquiry, offering opportunities for exploration, reflection, conversation and risk taking. It is a space for experimentation, mess and mistakes. It is a space for new encounters and potential collaborations. We are particularly interested in exploring the dynamics of working in partnership across disciplines and are open to joint applications.
Led by disabled dance artist and Associate Producer at Metal Kate Marsh, they are all about exploring ‘the in-between’ – the space that sits beyond the binary of the ’normative’ and ‘othered’ body. The sessions will act as stimulus and springboard proposing new ways of seeing, new ways of moving and new ways of being together.
Each LAB will also be supported by a cohort of guest speakers and mentors. Those confirmed include: Luke Pell, Clare Cunningham, Dan Daw, Martin Forsberg, Dinis Machado, Scottee and Caroline Bowditch.
The LABs will take place at the Metal venues in Peterborough, Southend and Liverpool.
You must be available to attend the full LAB week at one of the sites. All travel, accommodation and meals will be provided. We encourage all participants to stay overnight in the host cities, maximising the opportunities to spend time with your cohort.
Deadline for applications is Friday 17th March at 5pm
If you would like to discuss your application or have any further questions please contact Kate Marsh or Mark Richards via email.