TDP: Hotspots Laboratory

Wed 7 Oct 2020 - Sat 10 Oct 2020
10:00 - 14:00
DanceHouse and Zoom
Apply through Bursary
Open to professional level dancers
Mentor: Philip Connaughton

In partnership with Tipperary Dance Platform, Hotspots Lab is an international place for investigation and research, without travelling. 
A brand new way to work together: ten venues, organisations and festivals across Europe, eight dance studios, nine mentors host eight groups of dancers.

Artists interact physically in the studio and virtually via a meeting application. On land and online. Minimising risks but maximising encounters: Hotspots Lab are a  transnational investigative laboratory that gathers 50 artists in four different countries.

The Hotspots LAB is a space where artists can reassert the value of their work and experience through formulation, shared expression, shared practice. A collective place where artists can see themselves through the eyes of others. An experience than enables and values dance discourse and dance experience.

TDP’20 Hotspots LAB venues and mentors:

Tipperary Excel Arts Centre: Rita Marcalo

Dance Ireland: Philip Connaughton

MilanOltre festival (Italy): Laura Gazzani, Melania Pallini

Trois C-L (Luxemburg): Léa Tirabasso

Teatro Victoria - TenerifeLAV (Tenerife): Javier Cuevas

Oriente Occidente Festival (Italy): Filippo Porro

Lavanderia a Vapore (Italy): Artist tbc


In Ireland: Only dancers resident in Ireland who are recipient of a TDP’20 & Dance Ireland bursary: Apply here for a bursary (Deadline: 10 September)

An initiative by Tipperary Dance Platform, TDP’20 Hotspot Laboratory is funded by Tipperary Dance Platform, Dance Ireland and Creative Ireland. Curated by Tipperary Dance Platform. In partnership with DanceHouse, Dublin, MilanOltre (Italy), TROIS C-L - Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois (Luxembourg), Tenerife LAVand Teatro Victoria (Tenerife), Oriente Occidente Festival (Rovereto, Italy), in collaboration with Lavanderia a Vapore / Piemonte dal Vivo - Centro di Residencia per la Danza (Turin, Italy) within the frame of Boarding Pass Plus Dance 2020.