© Joana Rodrigues / FAÍCC and FOCAR 2021: “A.SALTO”, created and interpreted by Francisco Oliveira, Gisela Ferreira and Matilde Tarrinha / Percursos pela Arquitetura / FAUP
The Choreographic Creation Laboratory is a project that aims to encourage the development of projects in the area of contemporary dance, based on an individual proposal for a creation.
Aimed at young creators, LAB is defined as a space for research and continued process. The sessions, held on a monthly basis, allow participants to be accompanied by a choreographer or trainer, in a “coaching” format, sharing methodology and artistic thinking, in an open and transversal format.
The project aims to develop the individual creation of each participant in a system of constant reflection and discussion, in a formative environment of constructive feedback and oriented towards the collaborative development of the work. In addition to crossing creators at different levels/moments of their artistic journey, LAB may, in some situations, enable the public presentation of the created pieces.
The second edition of LAB Aveiro culminated in April 2022 with the presentation of the creations developed by the participants in the project. “Caem calhaus do Céu”, by João Oliveira, was the piece selected by the jury to be part of the presentation cycle Palcos Insáveis Segunda Casa, at Teatro Aveirense, in the future.
In this edition, some of the invited tutors were Ana Isabel Castro, Ana Figueira, Catarina Campos, Cristina Planas Leitão, Daniela Cruz, Joclécio Azevedo and Mafalda Deville.
LAB VILA REAL
The first edition of the LAB Vila Real started in October 2023, with all vacancies filled. The project is aimed at dance professionals and students and aims to encourage choreographic creation, promote a suitable platform for the development of emerging creators in the region and the artistic encounter between creators, and encourage the creation of thought and reflection on creation itself.