RAPP 2017

 

In the spirit of European Cultural Capital Aarhus 2017 and the theme LET’S RETHINK we decided to base each of the RAPP 2017 experiments on a theme, which had also been explored in previous experiments, to encourage further reflections and a continuity in the explorations. We chose 3 fields of investigation and invited this year's participating artists to work out the concrete questions and experiments in collaboration with us.

Fields of investigation:
 

RAPP 2015

Our international experiment programme open to all performing arts professionals. The purpose of RAPP is to produce new knowledge, skills and artistic development through practical experiments. To encourage leaps into the unknown, impossible endeavours and searches for new horizons.

Each year, 3 proposals are selected for RAPP, and the artists are invited to conduct the experiments at Laboratoriet. We provide space, technical facilities and staff, accommodation and a modest salary for the participating artists.

RAPP 2014

Our international experiment programme open to all performing arts professionals. The purpose of RAPP is to produce new knowledge, skills and artistic development through practical experiments. To encourage leaps into the unknown, impossible endeavours and searches for new horizons.

Each year, 3 proposals are selected for RAPP, and the artists are invited to conduct the experiments at Laboratoriet. We provide space, technical facilities and staff, accommodation and a modest salary for the participating artists.

UTOPIA

The UTOPIA experiments are inspired by the Rehearsal Matters collection. www.rehearsalmatters.org

The main purpose is to explore impossible ideas and possible ways to deal with the impossible. The essence, really, of any experiment. From the Rehearsal Matters interviews we try to extract the wildest ideas, the most impossible problems - trying to reach the white spots on the map. That's where the UTOPIA experiments are going.

Moving Spaces - going places

Our site-specific experiment series. Informal and playful investigations of city spaces, and at the same time a series of 'gifts' to the citizens of Aarhus. A group of local artists have posed themselves a challenge: How can one 'give' a city space to those who already own it - the people who inhabit it, the people who are present in it, pass through it, maybe every day? How can one open the space, make it bigger, more beautiful, more strange, fantastic or fascinating? How is it possible to open or change or move a space so that it invites people in in a new way?

REHEARSAL¤REVERSAL

REHEARSAL¤REVERSAL - the second of Laboratoriet's experiment series. The aim is to investigate and try out different forms of rehearsal, focusing on how to keep and nurture the unusual, lively, and innovative elements from a creative process in the repetition and realities of rehearsal. How to break, twist, turn and reverse the rehearsal process to look for the modern practises that modern performing arts require?

Methods of Developing Text in Performing Arts

Methods of Developing Text in Performing Arts was the first of Laboratoriet's experiment series, comprising six experiments that took place from 2005-2007. The aim was to investigate and develop new and different ways of creating texts for the performing arts, using a double focus: