Performance Lab

Are you making work based in dance, writing, theater, music, visual art and/or fields that haven’t yet been named or invented?

Performance Lab is an opportunity for students of all class years to spend dedicated time making and thinking about performance from an interdisciplinary perspective. Development of your work is supported through discussion with other artists and regular meetings with a dance faculty mentor. This process-focused adventure culminates in public performances in the Hearst Dance Theater, as well as in other possible sites at the new Lewis Arts complex on Thursday and Friday, April 11 & 12, 2019 at 8:30 PM. Students must be available to meet six times with a faculty mentor and for technical rehearsals starting the weekend of April 6.

Deadline for application is Friday, November 16, 2018.

To apply, send Aynsley Vandenbroucke,, a letter of introduction. (If you’re working in collaboration with others, send a joint application.) Share your performance-making interests or experience and your proposal for the questions/process you’ll be exploring for your 3-8 minute Performance Lab performance. Also describe your goals for the mentorship process.

Informational Dinner/ Potential Collaborator Meet and Greet
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
6:30-8 PM
Room W331, Wallace Dance Building, Lewis Arts complex
RSVP to by 12 noon Monday, November 5

Photos from PLAB 2017-18

Photos from PLAB 2016-17

Photos from PLAB 2015-16

Photos from PLAB 2014-15


Photos by M. Teresa Simao

Photos from PLAB 2013-14


If you have any questions about Performance Lab, please contact Aynsley Vandenbroucke.