DanceXchange is pleased to announce applications for Production Lab 2016 are now open.  This is an exciting new opportunity for choreographers, dance artists and producers to develop their production skills.  Taking place at DanceXchange’s city centre studios over three days, 26 and 27 October and 2nd November, industry experts will deliver a series of workshops on a variety of topics in partnership with Birmingham Dance Network.

  • Wednesday 26th October // The Business of Dance with Sarah Shead & Phil Hargreaves

  A whistle stop tour of how to realise an artistic idea, from conception to delivery and everything in between.

  • Thursday 27th October //  Light Me Up with Jackie Shemesh

  Make the most of technical rehearsals by getting hands on with lights and design in DanceXchange’s Patrick Centre.

  • Wednesday 2 November //  The Dance Dramaturg: Don’t (let your work) be seen dead without one! with Lou Cope

  Lou will demystify the role and help participants make the most of their processes.

Lucie Mirkova, Programme Manager – Performance and Artist Development at DanceXchange said, “We are so excited to team up with Birmingham Dance Network and offer this fantastic opportunity as part of our commitment contributing to the development of artists in the region. We hope Production Lab 2016 will provide dance artists and producers with new skills and knowledge that would assist their further development.”

Becca Thomas, Creative Producer at Birmingham Dance Network said, “This is an opportunity not to be missed! Production Lab is a chance for dance artists to delve into the secrets of lighting design; to explore what role dramaturgy could play in creative process, and to get into the nitty gritty of how to tour work, manage a company, market effectively and build strong partnerships. It’s going to be brilliant and we can’t wait to see you there!”

The deadline for applications for Production Lab 2016 is 21 October.  To find out more go here