Accelerator Lab

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about the program

Accelerator Labs is a program that invests in artists and their creative practice, by giving them the experience, feedback and tools necessary to effectively transfer their choreographic vision from studio to stage. Labs consist of workshops, prototyping and performances to connect with audiences. Accelerator Labs are supported by a team comprised of artists and technologists who fully engage into the process of creation and development. 

Small Stage is an incubator, who is able to provide the right kind of support at the right time in the creative process.  We are continually experimenting with new forms of technology to inspire innovative work. Small Stage values passion, hard work, risk-taking and curiosity.  We invest in artists and their creative practice by building space for taking risks and shared learning experiences.

about the process

Phase 1 - Creative Research: Artists are invited to collaborate and develop core content, music and movement vocabulary for future use. Artists work collaboratively to improvise, have a willingness to connect, and push their own boundaries.

Phase 2 - Rapid Prototyping: Artists are guided to create together with other artists through a tool called rapid prototyping. An important part of the rapid prototyping methodology in this context is to incorporate new and digital media into the development of dance works.

Phase 3 - Discover + Iterate: Artists share their concepts with a group of experts in dance, music, technology and new media. New and unexpected conversations can spring up between artists and technologists who can share ideas for audience participation and development of core ideas.

Phase 4 - Performance: Artist participate in transferring the working from the creation stage to performance. The inspiration and knowledge gained from the Research + Development stage is then built into a work, to be presented at a Small Stage show.

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