Dance East, the National Dance Agency for Ipswich and surrounding locales has announced the 'National Centre of Choreography' which is........ well it's a centre for choreography which is national.
Tortured grammar aside the centre aims to;
"Each LAB is designed as time for research in a highly focussed and intensive two-week period (three over 18 months) to explore movement and contexts in ballet and contemporary dance with full production facilities in the state-of-the-art Jerwood DanceHouse.
The National Centre of Choreography will offer choreographers bespoke opportunities to explore their craft in a 'LAB' environment with mentors, dancers, choreographers and artists and guest from a range of other art forms."
Details are somewhat thin on the ground at the moment with no word on how you apply for the project, or even if you can. Dance East have told us that this project is in no way similar to the Work at ThePlace project being run by ThePlace at ThePlace.
Having an open application process would take it one step ahead of ThePlace's offering where participants were decided by a select group of their inner-circle gathering in an underground chapel in black robes incoherently chanting in iambic pentameter. We might be making that up though!
Our very own EvilImp™ was unavailable for comment about Dance East's use of the word "LAB" in their literature.
We'll bring you more details as we get them