P1010093From Nov 2-8 CTP and the PRU hosted the DANCE THINK TANK 3 laboratory at the Malthouse. Undergraduate students, postgraduates, and four staff researchers worked for a week with Bodyweather artists Frank van de Ven (Bodyweather Amsterdam), Tess de Quincey (DeQuinceyCo) and 10 professional international practitioners to produce a performance and symposium.

The work explored the legacy of images integral to BodyWeather training and performances in Min Tanaka’s MAI-JUKU performance group in Japan from 1984 until 1991. The lab also continued the collaboration between Stuart Grant and Tess de Quincey on new models of integrating exchange between interdisciplinary artists, writers and thinkers, embedded together in a practice research exchange

The 5-day laboratory and masterclass culminated in demonstrations, discussions and a selection of short performances, providing insight into processes underlying image-making.