(over)protection Lab

8 September 2017 — 17 September 2017
Cultuurcentrum Hasselt vzw
  • Friday 8 September 10:00
Booking information

The application process for this Lab is open for artists based in Scotland, Belgium and Norway, they will open very soon for those based in Ireland and Denmark.  All links will be posted here and through each PUSH parter:

Imaginate (Scotland)
CCHA/Krokusfestival (Belgium)
The Ark (Ireland)
Åben Dans (Denmark)
Scenekunstbrunket (Norway)

We are delighted to announce our second PUSH Lab, an 8-day residential laboratory that will focus on the topic of (over)protection led by our Belgian partner CCHA/krokusfestival .  As with the Gender Lab, 14 places for artists will be allocated through an application process for artists based in Scotland, Belgium, Ireland, Denmark and Norway.  

The Lab will focus around the idea of 'risk', playing outdoors and how we can play with that as makers of theatre and dance for children.  As part of this opportunity artists will spend time in the woods at Dommelhof (a Cultural Centre focusing on circus, street arts and transdisciplinary arts) and at SPOTS Festival (a festival of site-specific work in Hasselt)

'We want to explore themes such as unsupervised time, danger zones, safety zones, falls and cuts. We want to understand the risk radar: where is the danger, what is the danger, how can we artistically play with it? Transform it in artistic concepts? Look at different relations between artists, audience and accidental passers-by.'

The Lab will be led by Sara Vertongen, Jasper Dzuki Jelen and Gerhard Verfaillie.

Artist Call Outs

Each PUSH partner will run an identical application process so it's important you apply through the partner organisation based the same country as you are.  We will post all the details here as the call outs go live:


CCHA/Krokusfestival (Belgium) - this call out is OPEN, full details here.
Deadline - Monday 19 June @ 12pm


Scenekunstbrunket (Norway) - this call out is OPEN, full details here.  
Deadline - Friday 23 June @ 2pm


Imaginate (Scotland) - this call out is OPEN, full details here.  
Deadline is Friday 21 July @ 5pm


The Ark (Ireland) - this call out is not open yet
Ă…ben Dans (Denmark) - this call out is not open yet