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.'
Each of the five PUSH partners ran an identical open application process all of which are now closed. The 14 selected artists will be announced in August 2017.