photo: Vsevolod Vlaskine



as a part of MARCH DANCE
improvisation research lab
led by Tess de Quincey
Fri 12 – Sun 14 MARCH 2021
Rex Cramphorn Studio, The University of Sydney

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST are invited from professional dancers, interdisciplinary artists and wild cards who would like to attend and contribute to this exchange. In curating and leading these labs as an ongoing process linking each year, we would like to work with artists who have a focus on improvisation and who see this intensive research laboratory as an opportunity for professional artistic development. For more about the lab click HERE and scroll down to What is Impro-Exchange?

Importantly the focus is on a collective as opposed to an individual function, forwarding a group sensibility but also fierce independence. The aim is to generate a forum for dialogue, exchange and discussion around strategies, processes and potential of improvisation.

On the third day the lab will culminate in a one-hour improvisation for audience, inviting feedback. This is an extension of the observation and feedback that is inherent within the planned structure of each lab and which is an integral aspect of BodyWeather, the formative practice underlying the structuring of Impro-Exchange.

It’s vital for the collective process that all participants commit to being present for all working sessions of the lab, eg 10am – 5pm each of the first two days and on the third performance day 10am – 6pm. If your EOI is accepted, your place will first be confirmed once you make a tax-deductible donation of a minimum of $100 to assist us in covering costs and enabling the lab process to happen.

This laboratory will be recorded on video and sound as part of the research Tess de Quincey is doing in her PhD. The recorded material will potentially contribute to a chapter about the process of improvisation on Body Weather practice. Participants will be asked to sign a Participant Consent Form and will have the opportunity to review any quotes or images involving them and to withdraw their consent for the use of that material in the thesis.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST should include a biography and tell us why the lab would be of relevance to your practice. If you wish to register early interest, please email the EOI to  by LATEST Thursday 4 FEBRUARY 2021.