Development Program

Co-immunity: How to Dance When We Are All Ill

da:ns Lab 2020

The theme invites participants to reflect on what has been disordered amidst the global crises and health emergencies.

Adrianne Semmens, Gabriela Green, Matt Cornell, Mish Grigor, Patricia Wood, Raghav Handa, Rakini Devi, Reina Takeuchi and Taree Sansbury and Claire Hicks as facilitator will participate the lab from NSW.

The lab will host online 60 participants, from 6 regional clusters across Australia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Philippines and Taiwan.

Participants will explore how dance can operate within the paradoxical framework of co-immunity, to develop infrastructures of support and thicker relations of care, building resistance and resilience across the different arts ecologies in the region.

da:ns lab is an annual workshop-seminar for artists and arts practitioners to critically reflect on key issues surrounding their creative practice. da:ns lab is an annual artist meeting as part of the da:ns festival presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay in Singapore, and produced by Dance Nucleus since 2018. It is a programme to interrogate choreographic practice that began in 2015. da:ns lab 2020 is the programme’s 6th edition.

Critical Path’s partnership in this project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Photo by Twitter user @TheiKevin, Hong Kong, 2019. Text: “We cannot return to the normal, because what was normal was the problem.”

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Date & Location

Thursday 9 July 2020 - Sunday 12 July 2020

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