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DAILY DANCE – AN EMBODIED THINK TANK

DAILY DANCE – AN EMBODIED THINK TANK Membership trial led by Ellen Kilsgaard, which will run as a continuous study room. The experiment is a re-activation of an experimental work in the years 2012 to 2014, where a group of dancers worked once a week on a continuous basis here at The Lab station. Ellen…

MEMBERSHIP ATTEMPT BREATH

MEMBERSHIP ATTEMPT BREATH   The experiment “BREATH” is led by Kirstine Lindemann and is a music-dramatic investigation of breath as a musical instrument and dramatic means of expression. Can the breath make music? Can the gesture of breathing convey emotions and actions? – And what can that experience do to the viewer? The trial will…

MEMBER EXPERIMENT “IMPRINT OF THE BODY IN MOTION”

MEMBER EXPERIMENT “IMPRINT OF THE BODY IN MOTION” The intention is to investigate the graphic language that the autonomous body creates in its encounter with paper. The hypothesis is that the emerging individual compositions together create a graphic expression in which movement and body are recognized. It is also an examination and documentation of the…

STRIKT

STRIKT – How does fear affect your life and how much of a risk are you willing to take? Choreographer My Lindblad Szlavik from Stands&Dans is leading the experiment, which will use the square as a metaphor for a “safe and secure zone”, inspired by the film “The Square”. As long as you move inside…

MEMBER ATTEMPT “SELF”

MEMBER ATTEMPT “SELF” The experiment “Self” investigates the self as a physical state or starting point and what this focus does for performer, spectator, expression and movement quality. The experiment will ask questions such as: Can focusing on yourself make you more inclusive? And what does it do to the body to move from open…

THE BLUE HOUR – WORKING TITLE

THE BLUE HOUR – WORKING TITLE Experiment led by Birgitte Lundtoft with the aim to investigate what influence light and darkness have on us (as people, performers and audience) – and how we can enhance the perception of changing states in the blue hour through different materialities, touch and movement. The experiment is itself a…

FROM STUDIO TO STUDIO

FROM STUDIO TO STUDIO The experiment “From Studio to Studio” will explore the need for non-commercial training, moderated by the actors themselves. Inspired by The Actor’s Studio in New York, participants in the experiment will study self-selected scenes together, taking turns to perform, moderate and comment. The trial is led by actor and casting specialist…

THE SPARK OF THE BLUE SEA

THE SPARK OF THE BLUE SEA The experiment entitled “The Spark of the Blue Sea” is the first of 3 planned studies with the overall working title “The Alchemy of Training”. The experiments are led by Jonas de Neergaard. The studies can be seen as a direct extension of Jonas de Neergaard’s master project; A…

IN IN

IN IN – a forum where independent dance artists meet, train and explore together. DANS DANS is a defined time where dancers who already have their own practice work on and explore their own dance practice, in a space with colleagues. Because we meet regularly, knowledge and questions will build up in the group, providing…

TEACH EACH OTHER LAB

TEACH EACH OTHER LAB – a study of non-hierarchical learning in the performing arts 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…

THE ACTOR AS SHAMAN

THE ACTOR AS SHAMAN A study in transformation and presence. “The Actor as Shaman” is a research project with and by the Olske Orkesters Company of 6 actors and its director. Due to our long-standing collaboration, we have already gained common experience from up to several theatre productions and research projects and are thus a…

THE ACTOR AND THE ÜBER-PUPPET

“THE ACTOR AND THE ÜBER-PUPPET” For the 15/16 season, Øyvind Kirchhoff of the Research Station is in charge of the main experiment “Open exploration of the actor and the über-puppet”. It is a study of the theatrical expression of the actor and the puppet theatre and the fusion of both forms into a new theatrical…

The Aesthetics of Death

The Aesthetics of Death between actor and puppet, between life and death “The ideal is not flesh and blood but rather the body in a trance state. The body must be clothed in mortal beauty, while radiating its living spirit.” Edward Gordon Craig The Aesthetics of Death is a 5-day development project and a knowledge-sharing…

WHAT IS AN EXPERIMENT?

WHAT IS AN EXPERIMENT? – creation of a working demonstration in word and practice based on the experimental series “The Actor and the Übermarionette”. The experiment is a study of the stage expression of the actor and the puppet theatre and the fusion of both into a new stage expression. The experimental team will develop…

THE LAUGHING GAME

THE LAUGHING GAME The experiment “The Laughing Game” by Antoinette Helbing is based on the phenomenon of laughter. She uses already generated material from research on this in an exploration of how the many forms of value of laughter can be conveyed through a dancer in a solo. I see a great artistic and physical…

GESTURES

GESTURES The GESTURES experiment aims to explore how, through our formal language of dance and music, we can work with, relate to, use, translate, record and understand processes and self-organising principles observed in nature. How can this inform strategies for generating choreographic and compositional form? We work partly in duos and partly in groups, exploring…

ACTOR’S VIBRATIONS

ACTOR’S VIBRATIONS The experiment “The actor’s vibrations” builds on the Olske Orchester’s recent experiment “The actor as shaman” on transformation and presence. In this attempt, the actor’s body and voice and habits are challenged to an extreme degree, in order to amplify the vibrations of the players so that they can propagate in the audience…

THE CIRCULAR SELF

THE CIRCULAR SELF The experiment “The Circular Self” is led by choreographer Sara Gebran and explores how concepts like intimacy and inclusion can be established on stage. It is an elaboration of concepts and practices in her book “ANOTHER HOLE” (2019). Read the experiment’s purpose statement here HOLD BAG The experiment is led by choreographer…

THE FOXCAVE

THE FOXCAVE The Foxcave Development Project by Sew Flunk Fury Wit, explores the immersive theatre genre and attempts to answer the question of how to tell a sensory story that envelops its audience in interaction, sensing and narrative. The trial will take place in autumn 2019. “Our study has a thematic framework that the creative…

VOICES FROM ENGHAVE PLADS

VOICES FROM ENGHAVE PLADS After 8 years of metro construction and the closure of a square that is the setting for much local life in Vesterbro, Enghave Plads is alive again. Singer and composer Anna Kruse wants to give voice to those who were affected, and act as a poetic mouthpiece. Anna Kruse will explore…

SOMEWHERE, SOME TIME

SOMEWHERE, SOME TIME The experiment is based on the question “If we resist to attach a certain function or purpose to dance, and instead reinforce dance as something in itself by insisting on form, aesthetic and craft – what sort of experiences can unfold?”. The study at the Experimental Station is part of an ambitious…

SOMEWHERE, SOME TIME

SOMEWHERE, SOME TIME The experiment is based on the question “If we resist to attach a certain function or purpose to dance, and instead reinforce dance as something in itself by insisting on form, aesthetic and craft – what sort of experiences can unfold?”. The study at The Lab station is part of an ambitious…

“NO”-BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU

“NO”-BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU The experiment is a study of the word “no” in different forms, bodily, phonetically and psychologically. In his intention report, Jon Hoff, the head of the study, elaborates: “I want to explore my assumption that we as a society celebrate a “yes” and therefore forget to say no, almost…

SILENCE, PAUSE, REVERBERATION

SILENCE, PAUSE, REVERBERATION The 2020 season experiment includes the creation of 3 small sound works, developed by composer Peter Bruun in collaboration with an experimental choir and the artistic direction of The Lab station. The project is inspired by the work with “The Sound of the Audience” (season experiment 2016/17) and a general interest in…

THE WAKE OF SLEEP

THE WAKE OF SLEEP THE WAKE OF SLEEP is an experiment that builds on years of exploring ‘public intimacy’ on stage. Work is carried out in a collective framework, as a natural continuation of previous experiments ( A land where no dragons hide ) and the book “Another Hole” from 2019. Quote from intention report:…

BODY OF SAND

BODY OF SAND The experiment is a continuation of another experiment that Tora Balslev held in the 18/19 season entitled ” Fair Phone ” which later became the performance “Nature Calls” and inspired by ” The imprint of the body ” led by Katrine Stewart, in which Tora participated as a dancer. “The idea arose…