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The newsletter contains:
1. Since last
1. Quality seminar
2. Upcoming activities
1. Platform on 14 December
2. Christmas holiday
3. News about trainings season 18/19
4. Nadine George Voice Work 2019
3. Current member attempts
1. November
1. On the brink of a crisis
2. A land where no dragons hide
3. The spark of the Blue Sea
4. In in in
2. December
1. What is a trial?
2. Teach Each Other Lab
4. Special for members
1. Membership
2. Use the network!
3. Christmas Lunch
4. Training

Since last

Quality seminar
Photos: Øyvind Kirchhoff
On Saturday 24 November, the Experimental Station held the seminar “How do we talk about quality in theatre?” It was a day with both a solid historical presentation of the context and conditions of the work of the early quality committees – and an open and broad discussion of where we are going and how we relate to ‘wanting quality’ – how, why, and for whom…

We have recorded the presentations and plenary discussions on video for internal use, but will soon publish a summary of the day’s themes and the different perspectives and ideas that were aired and discussed.

Carsten Jensen has already written an article about the day in Teateravisen which can be read here (http://www.teateravisen.dk/hvor-blev-kvalitetsdiskussionerne-af.html) .

We have created this page (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/kvalitetsseminar/) which will contain links to the various contributions made to the debate on the theme of the seminar. If any groups or individuals have been inspired to write a post for our cultural policy blog, please write to Rikke Jeppesen Rod (mailto:rikke@forsoegsstationen.dk) .


Upcoming activities

Platform on 14 December from 17-21

Photos: small potpourri from the season’s trials
We are holding the biannual knowledge sharing among the season’s completed experiments on Friday, December 14, 5-9 p.m. It is mainly intended as a knowledge sharing between the different experimental teams, but others interested in being informed about the latest artistic developments in the experimental halls are very welcome, and can register by writing to Lotte Faarup before December 10 at the email: lotte@forsoegsstationen.dk.

Read more here (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/2018/11/29/platform-14-december/) .

Christmas holiday

Photo: Rikke Jeppesen Rod. Model: Hunsi
The administration will be closed from 22 December 2018 and will be back on Monday 7 January 2019.

The house is open to members as usual throughout Christmas, but those using the house are asked to pay special attention to tidying up, and emptying the bin when it needs it.

Training second part of season 18/19

Gaga has moving day after New Year. There will be morning training on Thursday at 8:30-9:30 instead of Tuesday and evening class will move from Wednesday to Tuesday at 20-21 (also new time! – before it was 19-20).

At the bottom of the newsletter is an overview of all training offers in the section “Special for members”. You can also see an overview on the website under “Activities” (link (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/traening-saeson-18-19-del-2/) )

Nadine George workshop 2019

Photos: Øyvind Kirchhoff
The annual Nadine George Voice Work workshop, taught by Nadine George, will be held this season during week 18 – Monday 29 April through Saturday 4 May 2019. The workshop is aimed at all performing artists, regardless of previous experience with this work.
The workshop is an annual offer for performing artists, members and non-members. Nadine George’s technique is an integral part of our DNA at the Experiment Station and we offer members ongoing basic training in this work. There is voice training with Angelina Watson every Wednesday at 9-10:45 where you can keep up the technique. Read more about it here (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/stemmetraening/) .

You can register for the course with Nadine George by writing to rikke@forsoegsstationen.dk. Places are limited so you need to be quick. Price and other information are available here (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/workshop/nadine-george-workshop-2019/) .

Current membership attempts

It is always possible to read about ongoing or previous trials via the database (http://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/databasen/) or under trials (http://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/forsoeg/) on the website, where you can also download trial reports and read the trial team’s intention reports – i.e. the trial team’s presentation of the trial itself. Members can apply for time and sparring on trials – see how here (http://forsoegsstationen.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7e4ab507ee0681aacca9cd6c7&id=ee294188b7&e=7b9b825c44) . Views may not always make it into the newsletter, so keep an eye on our facebook page (http://forsoegsstationen.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=7e4ab507ee0681aacca9cd6c7&id=3ce7a29bec&e=7b9b825c44) and the website if you are particularly interested in experiencing the artistic research processes up close…

Membership attempts in the calendar…
On the brink of a crisis
Photo: Christian Rossil
The experiment “On the brink of a crisis” is led by Christian Rossil – Department. It is a study of new approaches to the economy. Can and will we think about financial structures in a different way? The experiment will take place in November 2018 at the Experimental Station and will also have a residency in Aarhus in 2019. Playwright Kristian Husted is also involved. Consultants on the experiment are philosopher Kim Avlastanok and consultant Filip Hermann.

Read more about the trial here (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/forsoeg/paa-randen-krise/) .

A land where no dragons hide

Photos: press photos

The experiment “A land where no dragons hide” is an investigation of a performance that challenges the private and the public, a quest to create new connections between performer and audience. The experiment is led by choreographer Sara Gebran.

Read more about the trial here (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/forsoeg/a-land-where-no-dragons-hide/) .

The spark of the Blue Sea
Photos: Jonas de Neergaard
The experiment “The Spark of the Blue Sea” is the first of 3 planned studies with the overall working title “The Alchemy of Training”. The studies can be seen as a direct extension of Jonas de Neergaard’s master project “A Performer’s Basic Training” and aim to gain a greater understanding and insight into the conditions and potentials of basic training. Furthermore, the experiment will aim to develop a poetic and inspiring language around the basic training and the associated temporal process, which could also be called the personal process.

Read more about the trial here (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/forsoeg/gnisten-blaa-hav/) .

Photo: Øyvind Kirchhoff
DANS DANS DANS is intended as a forum where independent dance artists meet, train and explore together. The experiment has been developed by Ellen Kilsgaard through several previous experimental works, with a curiosity about the development of community around her own practice as a dancer and choreographer.

Read more about the trial here (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/forsoeg/dans-dans-dans/) .


What is an experiment?
– creation of a working demonstration on practice-based artistic research.

Photo: Øyvind Kirchhoff
The 18/19 season experiment aims to develop a working demonstration that makes visible how limitations, physical constraints and obstructions can release and create new possibilities for the work and expression of actors and puppeteers. The working demonstration is an artistic and pedagogical form that emphasises communication and learning. The audience is drawn behind the stage curtain and into the creative space. The experiment is led by Lotte Faarup and Øyvind Kirchhoff. Other actors are Rolf Søborg Hansen and Bjarne Kalhøj.
The project is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.

Read more about the trial here (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/forsoeg/hvad-er-et-forsoeg/) .

“Teaching Each Other Lab”
– a study of non-hierarchical learning in the performing arts

Photo: Jörn Burmeister Wium
Everyone has experience that can be turned into material that can be developed into a performance or a show. The experimental team invites a wide range of people to take part in two days of labs, where participants explore and share with each other what they each ‘master’, based on the premise that everyone masters their own practice and has knowledge that can be shared and bring new perspectives to the group.

The team behind the experiment is Jorge Tadeo Baldéon, interdisciplinary artist and creative producer from Lima, Peru, Jörn Burmester Wium, performance artist, curator and dramaturg from Berlin/Copenhagen and Dorte Burmester Wium, creative producer Copenhagen/Berlin. Participation in the lab is free of charge. 12 and 13 December 2018 at the Experimental Station from 10.00 – 16.00.
Register at burmesterandwium@gmail.com.
The project has received support from the Danish Arts Foundation.

Read more about the trial here (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/forsoeg/teach-each-other-lab/) .

Special for members

Use the network!

We would like to encourage members to use this unique network (which many already do – not least via the facebook group “Forsøgsstationen intern” (https://www.facebook.com/groups/944010352410912/) ) – both in the form of invitations to screenings of trials or rehearsals, but of course also when it is time to play a performance.

Christmas Lunch 2018

We hope that as many as possible can join us for this great party
Saturday 8 December at 17-02
In particular, we would like to encourage our new members to participate and get to know the house even better by taking part in this traditional celebration. Remember to sign up – you can do this by sending an email to Dorte at mail@forsoegsstationen.dk. And it’s free – just bring a dish and your good mood… and preferably an entertaining contribution.

Training until Christmas
Voting training is available until Wednesday 19 December. Gaga will be on Christmas break from 17 December – which means the last GAGA class of 2018 at the Experimental Station will be on Wednesday 12 December from 7-8pm. Shakespeare Lab had its last session on Sunday 2 December. Stands&Dans has its last class on Monday 10 December.

The training offer for the second part of the 18/19 season is as follows:
(for updated schedule see website / link (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/traening-saeson-18-19/)

** Monday 18-19:30 – Dance – basic* (Stands&Dans)
Monday 19:30-21 – Flow and technique* (Stands&Dans)
Tuesday 20:00-21:00 – Gaga People **
Wednesday 9-10:45 – Voice training# (SMS the day before)
Thursday 8:30-9:30 – Gaga People **
Sunday 10:30-13:00 – Shakespeare Sunday Lab § (first Sunday of the month)

*) Read more about the teams on their website here (http://standsogdans.dk) . It is free for members to attend. Please write to info@standsogdans.dk and provide your Member ID when registering.

**) NOTE NEW WEEKDAYS AND TIMES. Free for members – and non-members can join for a fee of 70 DKK per session. See more about dates here (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1448549642051388/) .

#) Free for members – if you want a trial lesson contact Angelina. Registration required by 21:00 the evening before by SMS to Angelina 20150949. Class starts at 9 sharp, so be there early.

§) Free for members – and non-members can participate for a fee of DKK 100 per session. Contact Rikke Liljenberg (mailto:rikkeliljenberg@gmail.com) for registration.