The RAPP 2015 Conference

at Svalegangen, Aarhus

This year's conference will take place at Svalegangen, Aarhus, where the artists will present the results and reflections from their experiments at Laboratoriet.

Also, guest speakers this year include director Brian Quirt from Nightswimming Theatre, Toronto, who will talk about Nightswimming's artistic research programme Pure Research, and Icelandic choreographer Saga Sigurðardóttir. We will also celebrate Laboratoriet's 10th anniversary by looking back at our experiments and debating laboratory work for the future.

In the evening, celebrations continue with the performance 'The Whistle' by Darragh McLoughlin- developed in one of the RAPP 2014 experiments.
We can't wait to see you and share this amazing programme with you!
You can reserve your ticket already now at:
And remember that your conference ticket includes the performance 'The Whistle'.

Conference Programme

Friday, March 20, at Svalegangen, Aarhus


10:00-10:15                         Sign-in.

10:15-11:00                         Welcome
                                             Laboratoriet's artistic director Barbara Simonsen
                                             and member of Laboratoriet's think tank Erik Exe Christoffersen

11:00-12:00                         Presentation of the RAPP 2015 experiment:
                                           'Contact Improvisation and Self-Observation'
                                             by Ana Jordao (PT) and Xiri Tara Noir (DK).
                                             Facilitator: Barbara Simonsen (DK).

12:00-13:00                         Presentation of the RAPP 2015 experiment:
                                           'I Remember...'
                                             by Lise Aagaard Knudsen (DK) and Karen Eide Bøen (N).
                                             Facilitator: Myriam Mazzoni (S).

13:00-14:00                         Lunch.

14:00-15:00                         Presentation of the RAPP 2015 experiment:
                                             by Sarah John (AUS) and Sigrid Moses-Jacobsen (DK).
                                             Facilitator: Kathrine Lund (DK).

15:00-16:00                         'Researching Research -
                                           Looking back at 10 years of Pure Research'
                                             Director Brian Quirt (CAN) from Nightswimming Theatre, Toronto.

16:00-16:45                         'SCAPE of GRACE - a choreography for humans and amps'
                                             Choreographer Saga Sigurdardóttir (ISL).

16:45-17:15                         Coffee break.

17:15-18:00                         'Laboratoriet, 10 years - 2005-2015'
                                             Laboratoriet and friends.

18:00-19:00                         Closing debate: Lab work and performing arts research
the next 10 years?
                                             Panel: Director Brian Quirt (CAN), choreographer Saga Sigurdardóttir
                                             (ISL), associate professor Erik Exe Christoffersen (DK), artistic 
                                             of Secret Hotel Christine Fentz (DK), 
artistic director of Laboratoriet
                                             Barbara Simonsen (DK) a.o.

19:00-20:45                         Dinner break.

21:00-21:45                         Performance: 'The Whistle'
                                             by Squarehead Productions (IRE), Darragh McLoughlin,
                                             RAPP 2014 artist.

21:45-23:00                         Mingle-party!


If you are coming for the RAPP 2015 Conference, here is a bit of practical information for you.

The Mayor Hotel offers a special rate for RAPP 2015 Conference participants. The hotel is in the centre of Aarhus, right around the corner from the railway station and the airport bus stop, and a five-minute walk from the conference venue Svalegangen.
The conference rate for a single room is 825 DKK incl. breakfast.
Remember to use the RAPP booking code: 23568.
Go here to check out the hotel and to book:

Or you can visit the Aarhus Tourist Information website to see a whole lot of other possibilities for accommodation.