Research Lab for Dancers/Movement Artists: Deepening Creative Process

This research is about facilitating a space for individuals to develop their self and creative practice so they can own more of their process and share it with more satisfaction. The intention is to lay the ground to let one’s vital energy be restored and reunited with their creative processes. A basic element of the research is how to facilitate a return to an innate perceptive ability to feel oneself and others without filters. I seek to provide a trusting, empathetic and compassionate environment to tap into one’s energies so that it might let you go with more boldness to riskier deeper places for creativity and personal engagement. 

My starting point draws from a mixture of somatic approaches, felt anatomy, authentic witnessing and play. One significant influence is The Pantarei Approach which is a body-based approach using empathetic touch and verbal communication to support one’s unique strengths and intentions in life. Other influences come from diverse tools during my creative process in the performance worlds.

I am really curious to find out how this research can help keep alive a full palette of creative energies for a dancer and movement artist. I want them to thrive in a world and industry that may challenge or dampen one’s core personal drive to express and create.

The research supports a minimum of 4 people per lab who can commit to the whole series of sessions. Depending on availability and resources, the cycle likely lasts for a sequence of 4 – 6 sessions so we can research participants’ processes over time and integrate daily life into the mix. The lab takes place in various spaces in London.

*These labs are for dancers and movement artists, which I mean: individuals for whom movement practice is a focus in their life, who are developing (or starting to develop) their creative approaches to working.

The lab costs for participants currently work on a donation basis.  If you are an individual interested or have a group of collaborators or friends who would like to create a working group, please get in touch!  I am also looking for creative platforms, venues and organisations interested in this lab as part of their programme.  Send an email to jan.lee.uk@gmail.com