Metal is 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. Led by disabled dance artist and Associate Producer at Metal Kate Marsh, the development LAB’s 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.
After the LAB, attendees will be supported to develop R&D proposals for new commissions based on their research. The artists will be invited into residence at Metal to develop their ideas further supported by a commissioning fund. The resulting collaborative works will be shared locally, showcased at the Southbank Centre (London) and will form part of a new national symposium in 2018 in partnership with the Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University (C-DaRE) to coincide with Unlimited.Back to blog