The way we…

The way we… Language and body language are the intricate threads that weave our identities. They unravel our stories, revealing the depths of our past and the essence of our being. In The way we… we look into how we are shaped by others as we would like to deconstruct our identity as it is…

Platform June ’24

Platform June. 8 new trial projects in spring 2024 You are hereby invited to   Platform Saturday, June 8, 2024, 10 am – 2:40 pm at the Experimental Station PLATFORM Platform is an artistic exchange of experience in words and practice of experimental projects, where we try to get to the core of each individual’s…

StORM

  ‘StORM’ is an exploration of what stuttering can choreographically/scenographically/dramatically do in a regenerated mindset. The dramaturgy from Shakespeare’s THE STORM is the framework for the experiment with 12 participants, aged 10-70 years, who work regeneratively based on the Story Play model’s narrative theater principles. Each participant has one stick each as their only prop.…

Playing with ghosts, playing the decolonial; Humor, art, tech 23 & 24 May at Forsøgsstationen & it university, Copenhagen

PLAYING WITH GHOSTS PLAYING THE DECOLONIAL; HUMOR, ART, TECH 23 & 24 May 2024 at Forsøgsstationen & IT University, Copenhagen Convened by Britta Timm Knudsen & Miguel Sicart,   With the Support of The ‘Playing With Ghosts’ AUFF Nova Research Project, http://decolonisingplay.com/ The Cultural Transformations Research Programme, IKK, Aarhus University The Centre for Digital Play,…

Voicework from May 14-17, 2024 is closed for more registrations

This workshop marks the start of a new collaboration with the Danish National School of Performing Arts’ continuing education program, dedicated to the development of new artistic formats, exploration and experimentation.   VOICEWORK EXPLORE YOUR VOICE AND ITS POTENTIAL 4-day workshop focusing on breath, body, voice and Shakespeare’s words – inspired by Nadine George’s groundbreaking…

3 new trial reports in 2024

3 new trial reports in 2024   The experiments Ode to Alone by Maya Dalinsky, SLIM by May Rafferty and Emotional Landscapes by Nina Hansen have been completed. Three reports have been made about the trials, which can be read on the Experimental Station’s website. Read the reports here:   Ode to Alone SLIM Emotional…

Kolonihistorisk Center association meeting March 18 at 17-19 at Forsøgsstationen

Adoption. The past few months have been dominated by headlines, news reports and debates about adoption. Kolonihistorisk Center association has invited three people with adoption backgrounds to shed light on the background and consequences: Frederikke Slotsager, who recently performed at Mino Ung’s Røst event at Glyptoteket; Kâlánguak Absalonsen, who has told her adoption story at…

VOICEWORK, THE EXPERIMENTAL STATION IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DANISH PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL’S CONTINUING EDUCATION

This workshop marks the start of a new collaboration with the Danish National School of Performing Arts’ continuing education program, dedicated to the development of new artistic formats, exploration and experimentation.   VOICEWORK EXPLORE YOUR VOICE AND ITS POTENTIAL 4-day workshop focusing on breath, body, voice and Shakespeare’s words – inspired by Nadine George’s groundbreaking…

and or with but on in to…

and or with but on in to… This exploration in writing and dance is inspired by the work of Gianni Rodari, an Italian teacher and children’s book writer whose pedagogy valued children’s innate playfulness and nurtured their imaginations as writers through collective processes. In Grammar of Fantasy (1973), his ‘introduction to the art of inventing…

YOUR HEART OUT

YOUR HEART OUT is a dance work initiated by Ella Östlund and Ottavia Catenacci, in collaboration with the sound designer Eliza Bozek. YOUR HEART OUT is working with the concept of fandom. According to Cambridge dictionary Fandom is intended as ‘the state of being a fan of someone or something, especially a very enthusiastic one’.…

What the eye does not see

What the eye doesn’t see We will explore how we can communicate dance, movement, music and song in the dark – through all senses other than sight. We will work with our poetic/aesthetic perception of space and direction, intensity and mood, dance and music when we are not using sight to experience the work. The…

Voice training as basic research

What is the artistic and human potential of a lifelong basic research with voice training? This basic research is based on the technique of voice teacher Nadine George and has been developed since 1989 in countless workshops, teaching, performance processes and, not least, at the Experimental Station in experiments and as part of the weekly…

Beatrice Visits Islands that Begin with ‘B’

Beatrice Visits Islands Beginning with ‘B’ In the experiment and project I will develop my multifaceted artistic practice consisting of acting, text, performance, video, drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, etc. Compile and fuse these different artistic approaches, forms and fields and bring them into a new context to: Beatrice Visits Islands Beginning with ‘B’. I will…

PLATFORM ON 9/12 2023 FROM 10-14:30

Platform December 5 new pilot projects i fall. Experimental station site INTO THE UNKNOWN has expanded with presentation of two new trials. You are hereby invited to   Platform Saturday d. December 9, 2023, 10 am – 2:30 pm at the Experimental Station PLATFORM Platform is an artistic exchange of experience in words and practice…

TOOLBOX WORKSHOP 25/11 2023

TOOLBOX – The Experimental Station 25 Nov   TOOLBOX is a choreographic method developed by dancers and choreographer Tim Matiakis in 2022-23, in collaboration with Forsøgsstationen and supported by the Bikuben Foundation.   On November 25, Tim invites you to a TOOLBOX workshop.   TOOLBOX is a choreographic method consisting of five circularly related parts.…

If anything is not

If anything is not The project “If anything is not” is a research around holes. Holes as entities made of nothing. We can define them as an absence or a trace of what it was, as well as the structure and identity of the entity that supports it. Holes talk about what it is through…

Ode to Alone

Ode to Alone is a celebration of solo practice that I will carry out for two consecutive weeks at Forsøgstationen. Over the past decade and a half, I’ve been going to the studio regularly to just dance by myself. To practice. To be alone. You could say that the studio became a unique body given…

SLIM

SLIM S Question: Is it possible to write a script and perform a play in a gender-neutral way? – and ethnicity neutral? SLIM is a performative investigation about identity politics. The experiment looks at hhow much can be liquefied in one piece without losing its shape? How to play a snail snail, and how to…

Smooth Oscillator

Smooth Oscillator With Smooth Oscillator we are inspired by Jane Bennet’s definition of assemblage as a gathering of materials that are distinct but inseparable. The elements of an assemblage are never fully independent, constantly affecting and being affected by one another in a way that resists clear hierarchies. We want to explore the potential of…

Anorexia; my best friend, my worst enemy

Anorexia; my best friend, my worst enemy Key question: How do we investigate the physicality of eating disorders based on autobiographical material to uncover and elucidate the psychomotor roots of body dysmorphia. The purpose of the experiment is toresearch methods for performing arts bodily work with vulnerable life experts on their terms, focusing on the…

BETWEEN STRINGS

Between Strings In the experiment Between Strings – the audience and the space, I work with the string installation, Between Strings. It is a large spatial sound installation that basically consists of seven strings in different materials, stretched out in space over 5-10 meters. In the experiment, I will expand the sound installation to include…

The Impro Jam

The Impro Jam is a space where the Copenhagen dance community can get together and improvise in a safe and open space with each other. Marco Payer is organizing and hosting the evening but he is not teaching, guiding or in charge of the content during the jams. Which content and how the jam is…

EMOTIONAL LANDSCAPE

Emotional landscape How can I as a player navigate my emotions in an improvisation? Emotions are abstract, constantly moving and hard to pin down. How can I be concrete and approach the work without getting lost in the flux? Able to capture the feeling, make it clear, but still alive in the moment? Hopefully the…

ARTISTS ARE LOSING POWER

Speech by Lotte Faarup (artistic director of The Experimental Station) Monday d. August 21, 2023, at the industry day at the Wawes festival, Vordingborg. Artists are losing power Thank you for inviting us to this industry day. I’m here today representing The Experimental Station – a workshop for practice-based performing arts research for professional performing…

Contact Improvisation and Contemporary Dance Improvisation starting on 17 of September

  Every Sunday from 15-18 starting on 17 of september 2023 at FORSØGSSTATIONEN Contact Improvisation and Contemporary Dance Improvisation Our practice offer tools and ideas for partner-work and creative movement discoveries, supporting dancers and movers in their own path. An approach to expanding awareness, being present, engaging with space and gravity. Practice is usually guided…

Platform at the experimental station

Saturday d. On 10 December, the The Lab station held its biannual Platform with the presentation and knowledge sharing of the following 8 experiments: Inner Landscapes (Lise Aagaard Knudsen and Karen Eide Bøen), Choreographic Practice and Method Development (Tim Matiakis, Rachel Tess and Karen Vedel), In Ter Weave (Roosa Törma, Theresa Fogh Schou, Madeleine Cole…

A “Pure” Tragedy

A “Pure” Tragedy To process, develop, opt out and explore what can and cannot be used from the play ‘A “CLEAN” TRAGEDY’, to test and try out the text material in the stage space, together with own video and visual art, in a pop sound universe. In the summer of ’22 I was in Athens…

Physical knowledge sharing seminar with Tim Matiakis 25th and 26 November at the Forsøgsstationen

  Physical knowledge sharing seminar with Tim Matiakis at the Forsøgsstationen 25th and 26 November 2022   This physical knowledge sharing seminar is a sharing of Tim Matiakis’ choreographic methodology and practice development experiments at and in collaboration with the Forsøgsstationen, supported by the Bikuben Foundation.   The starting point for this choreographic method and…

VOICE WORKSHOP SPRING 2024 IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DANCE PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL’S CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM

VOTING WORKSHOP AT THE TEST STATION FROM MAY 14-17, 2024. This workshop marks the start of a new collaboration with the Danish National School of Performing Arts’ continuing education program, dedicated to the development of new artistic formats, exploration and experimentation.     VOICEWORK   EXPLORE YOUR VOICE AND ITS POTENTIAL 4-day workshop focusing on…

Platform on 10 December 2021

  On 10 December, we held the last Platform at the Experimental Station in 2021. Platform is an artistic exchange of experience in word and practice between experimental projects, where we both exchange in small groups to get to the core of the individual experimental work, but subsequently in a common plenary also seek to…

King Kung Fu at TEOM

We are excited to invite you to yet another very special Teach Each Other Monday. Our guest next Monday is Henrik Vestergaard, who you know as one of the masterminds of Live Art Danmark. But did you know that Henrik has also studied Kung Fu for the last 20 years or so? With King Kung…

New names on Dance platform

Dear dancer/choreographer/physical performer at Forsøgsstationen. The Dance Platform is an initiative for members at Forsøgsstationen, with the aim to give dancers, choreographers and physical performers a weekly platform dedicated for training, artistic exchange and networking. Every Wednesday between 7 and 10 pm the hole year through, a studio is set aside for this purpose. Dancers…

NEW FRONTIERS, Thursday 28th of October from 17.00 to 19.00

  In collaboration with Forsøgsstationen / The Lab Station, Glad Theatre and Complicité invites you to the sharing of the investigations and explorations made in the Artistic Development Workshop NEW FRONTIERS The sharing takes place at Forsøgsstationen, Thursday 28th of October, from 17.00 to19.00 What happens if artists approach creativity like they are explorers, astrophysicists,…

Dance Platform

    Dear dancer/choreographer/physical performer at Forsøgsstationen. The Dance Platform is an initiative for members at Forsøgsstationen, with the aim to give dancers, choreographers and physical performers a weekly platform dedicated for training, artistic exchange and networking. Every Wednesday between 7 and 10 pm the hole year through, a studio is set aside for this…

New members evening on 7/10 17-20

Dear member. Join us on Thursday 7 October from 5-8pm for the first members’ evening of the 21/22 season, where you can exchange artistic ideas and thoughts with other performing artists at the Forsøgsstationen. Hear about the latest news at the Experimental Station. Watch a film about recent attempts. Talk about yourself and what you…

Newsletter June 2021

The INTO THE UNKNOWN site has expanded to include presentations of two new experiments: The Shape of the Audience – study of audience movements, seen as choreographic patterns. Katrien van der Velden and Antoinette Helbing/ Forsøgsstationen The sound of the audience and silence-pause-reverberation – study of the auditory identity of the audience in the theatre.…

Fully booked

We have closed the registration for new members at the Experimental Station for the 2020/21 season.It is great that there is so much interest in our halls, activities and experimental opportunities and therefore we must unfortunately say no to more members.

TEACH EACH OTHER in October

B&W offer Teach Each Other Mondays throughout the 2020/21 season. Come and take a look inside the creative mind of a different artist on 12 Monday mornings during the 2020/21 season. For our second Teach Each Other Monday we are happy to welcome Columbian performance artist David Sebastian Lopez Restrepo. He will offer you a…

Fully booked

We have now closed the registration for new members at the Experimental Station for the 2020/21 season.It is great that there is so much interest in our halls, activities and experimental opportunities and therefore we must unfortunately say no to more members.

Teach Each Other Mondays

Monday morning: art and coffee Start your week with other artists and get an insight into their creative practice, get coffee, conversation about artistic processes, knowledge sharing, networking and free croissants. It all starts on. 7 September 2020 at 9am, where B&W invite you to their inaugural event of their brand new series of Teach…

EMBODIED IMMEDIACY

EMBODIED IMMEDIACY The experiment is a first step into a working partnership between movement and experience facilitator Rikke Jeppesen Rod (DK) and dancer-poet Catherine Magill (AUS). The project was born out of a shared curiosity about the synergy that arises when dance and words are simultaneously listening to each other’s stories. Can particular approaches to…