Bodysurf Scotland: Intensive 4x4LAB Opportunity

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Image with permission of Bodysurf Scotland

Bodysurf Scotland is pleased to offer ten full bursary places to Scottish based dance artists & choreographers on the unique & challenging intensive 4x4LAB.

Exploring themes of dance, body & the environment, the 4x4LAB programme is aimed at artists interested in working in non-theatre based locations & challenging environmental contexts.

Taking place between 19th & 28 March 2014, 4X4LAB has been created in response to the pressing need to evolve our relationship with the natural environment.

This residential research & development intensive has been devised as a 10 day programme equally spread between Findhorn & the Isle of Eigg. As two very different communities committed to exploring sustainability & low-carbon off the grid living we feel it’s a perfect context in which to develop experimental approaches to performance & movement-based practice in the environment.

The LAB collaborator on Eigg will be Eigg-box that, like Bodysurf Scotland, is a social enterprise aiming to be an eco-aware cultural hub. Participants will also benefit from the support & experience of mentor Jennifer Monson of iLand (USA).

Up to ten supported places will be set aside for Scottish-based artists/partnerships. Additional places will be available on an open application basis for self-supported UK & international artists.

Proposals for 4x4LAB should be in the form of a 500 word statement outlining the following:

i. Why you would like to take part in 4X4LAB.

ii. How you would approach developing your practice during the ten day intensive.

iii. What you would hope to achieve through participating in 4x4LAB.

iv. What you could bring to the project, place & community.

The deadline for applications is 27 September 2013. Successful artists will receive accommodation, meals & travel between Eigg & Findhorn, & local expert environmental knowledge support.

4x4LAB is supported by Creative Scotland through the Creative Futures programme.

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