The Dance Laboratory in Trondheim, Norway, invites differently bodied dancers to explore, improvise and choreograph dance together. It was started in 2001 as an artistic and art educational experiment.
From 2003 the Dance Laboratory is a regular dance group, supported by the municipality of Trondheim.
The dancers in the Dance Laboratory explore and investigate dance based on improvisation, working towards choreographed or improvised performances. The participants are both professionals and amateurs, with and without disabilities.
The Dance Laboratory spent the first years of its existence exploring, improvising and finding out about how dance could be created in the meeting between different dancers. From 2005 the Dance Laboratory has created, performed and toured locally with its own productions:
The Photographer’s moment (2005)
Code message dance (2007)
A poetic skeleton (2007)
Body bending (2008)
Café Burlesque (2009, a dance film)
Kropp a'long (2009)
The Dance Laboratory also was the field work for Tone Pernille Østerns PhD study in dance art at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki (Diss. 2009). The Dance Laboratory is still the field work for Østern's ongoing artistic research and developmental project at the Programme for Teacher Education at NTNU university in Trondheim.
If you wish to join the Dance Laboratory or wish to engage the group for a performance, please contact artistic leader 2010-11, Ingeborg Dugstad Sanders.
If you wish to hear more about the Dance Laboratory as an artistic research and developmental project, please contact Tone Pernille Østern.