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Creative Dance and Technology Lab

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The London College of Fashion Arts Programme and East London Dance have created the inaugural Creative Dance and Technology Lab, an initiative aimed at bringing costume design, technology and dance closer together.

A select group consisting of a mixture of costume designers, choreographers and creative technologists will take part in a week-long workshop and be offered the chance to come together in teams to develop a body of work over the summer months in 2017. Starting with a 1-Week Intensive in July comprised of presentations, workshops and testing in the newly opened Digital Learning Lab and Arcade East spaces at Mare Street, participants will then split into smaller groups to develop their ideas further. They will investigate how physical computing, mixed and virtual reality and e-textiles can inform their practice when combined with dance and choreography. Space can be booked by groups for rehearsals and tests of individual projects before coming together for another full week of rehearsals in early September. At the end of this week, groups will present their idea and performance to pitch for a place at East London Dance’s Fashion Weekender in Spring 2018.



7 June, 6pm Application deadline

w/c 12 June Selection of workshop participants

17 – 21 July Creative Lab – Introduction, Workshops and Experimentation (10am – 5pm)

August Groups can book research & development time at Arcade East

4 – 8 Sep Ideas development, mentoring + feedback


Application Process

    • Mailout of the application form: 18 May. Also available here, see Download PDF
    • Please send your completed application form to fashionspacegallery@arts.ac.uk
    • Submission deadline: 7 June 2017, 6pm
    • The cost of the Creative Lab is completely FREE. We will require a deposit of £50 which will be fully refunded at the end of the first week of workshops.