SpaceLab is the education component of the SharedSpace project consisting of workshop series, student performances, installations, and international collaborations taking place 2013 – 2016 in several European countries.
Jessica Bowles is leader of the SpaceLab project, working closely with Henny Dorr of the HKU Theatre Faculty Utrecht and Petr Prokop of the DAMU, Prague with Serge von Arx of the Norwegian Theatre Academy and Guy Gutman of The School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem.
For 2015 this group of academics will be working with a team of student curators to plan and produce a programme of workshops and performances. The main goal of the project is to initiate the international experiential interaction and personal exchange between theatre and visual academies, and to create the specific educational platform as a part of the Prague Quadrennial which will be held 18–28 June 2015.
SpaceLab in Prague will provide world class workshops for more than 1 500 participants focusing on interdisciplinary experimentation across the fields of visual and performing arts, bringing new ideas, discourses, methods and technologies. All of the workshops will take place in the heart of Prague at the Theatre Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU) and will relate to the main concept of the PQ 2015 - exploring theatre as shared space and scenography as complex performative environment and its relationship to music, weather and politics. These themes will also frame all performances and installations that will students bring from around the world to present in the public space in the Prague centre and in the DISK Theatre at the Theatre Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU) as a part of the SpaceLab 2015 programme.
The other possibility to treat the public space will students have within the Tribes project that will exhibit groups of live people in Prague streets.
The open call for tribes and student performances will be announced in March 2014 together with the call for workshop leaders and other PQ 2015 projects open for individuals.
All international workshops, symposia and other activities for students within the SpaceLab project are organized by the Prague Quadrennial in cooperation with the HKU Theatre, University of the Arts, Utrecht ; Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU); The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with the Norwegian Theatre Academy/Østfold University College and School of Visual Theatre Jerusalem.
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SpaceLab is a part of the SharedSpace project in cooperation with the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.
Music, Weather, Politics is the central thematic framework of the international scenography research and artistic project SharedSpace: Music Weather Politics, aiming to establish a platform for exploration, redefining and creating performative environments. Organized by the Prague Quadrennial and 11 European institutions, SharedSpace is open for all scenographers, theatre-makers, architects, theorists, art professionals, students and wide public. Symposia, exhibitions and educational modules will be held in 11 European countries intensively from 2013 to 2016.
Finnish National Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma Theatre; New Theatre Institute of Latvia; Santarcangelo dei Teatri; Victoria and Albert Museum; HKU Theatre, University of the Arts, Utrecht; Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague; The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; Centre for Creative Actions IMPACT Macedonia; Center for Polish Scenography, Silesian Museum; Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute; Norwegian Theatre Academy/Østfold University College; The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia; School of Visual Theatre Jerusalem.
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.