Janice was co-facilitator of this professional lab for artists with an established practice in community practice long with co-facilitator Nadia Iftikhar AD of Company of Others, and assisted by Jenna Corker and Eoin McKenzie. This was the first stage of a longer programme supported by Kedja network of European dance organisations, and was hosted by The Work Room
11 artists met at Wiston Lodge, in rural Lanarkshire in Scotland in March over 5 days.
Together they discussed, debated, questioned, supported, cared, shared, pondered, renewed and danced the relevance and necessity of our work. The artists then spent a weekend in Glasgow hosted by The Work Room and Scottish based artists
You can find resources gathered from the lab including a short film by Tao-Anas Le Thanh.
And more about Kedja here.
And The Work Room here.
“STRE-TCH Creative Lab will delve into the themes of dance as a community practice and sustainability (both human & environmental). It will be a space for artists experienced in community dance work to exchange experiences and ideas. Through the lab, we are interested in collectively re-imaging a sustainable future for dance and international collaboration.”
Keðja: STRE-TCH Creative Lab
Scotland, 20 – 27 March 2022
STRE-TCH Creative Lab is a paid professional development intensive for artists with an established community dance practice. The artist lab will be a space for sharing practice, creative collaboration and enabling connections. It is hosted by The Work Room (Scotland) on behalf of the Keðja network of European dance organisations.
Keðja is an informal, international network of dance organisations. Together we aim to create open meeting places for those working in dance. Keðja facilitates events that gather individuals from dance communities to meet, share and learn together and empowers dance professionals to connect and collaborate.