New Dance Lab

NEW DANCE LAB is a platform for movement research and experimental performance. Launched in April 2017, the project developed out of a continuous conversation between artists, Kristina Johnstone and Thalia Laric. The project’s aim is to create a space for new research related to movement, dance and choreographic practices in South Africa, by engaging with risk, immediacy and experimentalism. In creating a platform that preferences research inof and about the body, the vision is to develop an ongoing space for movement research and embodied knowledge that could lead to new research insights for, not only the creation and presentation of dance performance, but also new dance pedagogies and teaching practices. The platform invites research that engages with questions around how dance might be able to destabilise established aesthetic structures and open ways for new aesthetic sensibilities.