Laboratory led by Peter Fraser and Tess de Quincey
IMPRO-EXCHANGE explores the nature of improvisation between artists from different backgrounds, ages and traditions, generating dialogue, exchange and discussion around strategies and processes of improvisation – for both participants and audiences. The lab is intricately structured with a specific focus linking and accumulating the experiences of previous labs since 2006.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST are invited from professional dancers, interdisciplinary artists and wild cards who would like to attend and contribute to this exchange. In curating and leading these labs as an ongoing process linking each year, we would like to work with artists who have a focus on improvisation and who see this intensive research laboratory as an opportunity for professional artistic development. For more about the lab see below under What is Impro-Exchange?
Importantly the focus is on a collective as opposed to an individual function, forwarding a group sensibility but also fierce independence. The aim is to generate a forum for dialogue, exchange and discussion around strategies, processes and potential of improvisation.
On the third day of this lab we plan a one-hour improvisation for audience, inviting feedback. This is an extension of the observation and feedback that is inherent within the planned structure of each lab and which is an integral aspect of BodyWeather, the formative practice underlying the structuring of Impro-Exchange.
It’s vital for the collective process that all participants commit to being present for all working sessions of the lab, ie 10am – 4pm each of the three days. If your EOI is accepted, your place will first be confirmed once you make a tax-deductible donation of a minimum of $100 to assist us in covering costs and enabling the lab process to happen.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST should include a biography and tell us why the lab would be of relevance to your practice. Please email the EOI to info@DeQuinceyCo.net by LATEST Sunday 10 FEBRUARY.