Monday 20 November 2023 - 10:00 to Wednesday 22 November 2023 - 15:15
Zamek Cultural Centre in Poznań

The Zamek Cultural Centre in Poznań, as part of the 'Presence' project, announces open recruitment for three-day, intensive movement workshops (so-called laboratory) conducted by the world-famous dancer and choreographer, Claire Cunningham from Scotland.

We invite professional artists in the field of dance and performance from Poland, people with different bodies and needs to send applications. If you are interested, please complete the attached application form by October 30, 2023 and send it to: The first 12 people to successfully pass the verification process, will receive notifications from us no later than November 6, 2023. Centre for Culture Zamek will offer participants: free participation, reimbursement of transport costs, accommodation and per diems.


LAB host: Claire Cunningham

Claire Cunningham, performer and author of multidisciplinary performances, one of the most respected choreographers in Scotland, an artist among the world's leading artists with non-normative bodies, will lead a three-day choreography laboratory for professional artists of theatre, dance and performance. During the workshops, she will share methods and threads that are key to her work. She will also initiate a dialogue on how her choreographic activities, based on mindfulness and perception and practices drawn from artists with a normative body, coincide with concepts of Crip politics and phenomenology/lived experience of disability.

'By talking, moving, watching, listening and documenting in a way that is accessible to participants, we will engage in the work of awareness of our own attention; the relationship between movement and language; communication and consent; and the potential of these systems to gain (or regain) ownership of our bodies and new ways of noticing, moving and improvising,' says Claire.

The workshop is intended for professional artists in the field of dance, theatre and performance who want to improve their professional competences and cooperate with people with different bodies and artistic expressions. The workshop is accessible to people with different physicalities and sensory modalities. The work will be based on structured improvisation, which will allow everyone to engage at the level of energy, pace and scale of movement they choose.

A maximum of 12 artists (not including supporting people) can participate in the laboratory.


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