A WORKSHOP FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Lab Station aims to encourage research, development and training in the professional performing arts in Denmark. Professional performing arts are defined as including acting, musical theatre, opera, performance, physical and visual theatre, dance, circus, animation theatre and combinations of these genres, aimed at children, young people, or adults.
To achieve this goal, The Lab Station has established itself in the antique cinema Boulevard, situated in the Vesterbro district of Copenhagen. Here they offer ongoing training programmes, develop research projects, organise workshops and have a library of books and films on theatre and the arts.
The Lab Station wish to be a platform for performing artists to experiment with their craft through collaborations and mutual exchange.
Here you can carry out research and try out crazy ideas in a risk-free environment. Your experiences can be captured, disseminated and will hopefully have a long-term impact on new developments and trends within the performing arts.
Read more about our visions and activities in our newly published english booklet available in print at our premises or here in online version.
Furthermore an example of a research project made by The Lab Station – The Voice of the Audience – is available both in text here and video here.
FOR THE SAKE OF THE EXPERIMENT
To experiment is vital for all art, not just to innovate for the sake of innovation, but to push the artistic process somewhere else than where only the rational mind decides.
A true experiment avoids a predictable and biased result by putting us in an unfamiliar situation. To navigate there we are forced to be curious and subservient to the task. This will – if we invest both craft and soul – inevitably cause us to progress artistically.
If we really desire innovation in the performing arts, we must develop our acquaintance with this irrational subconscious landscape. The Lab Station exists to serve experimentation and its primary objective is therefore to encourage invention within performing arts in Denmark through training, research and development.