Boo Lab: Fields of Tender Workshop Lecture with Dalija Acin Thelander

Are you an Artist or Researcher working in the field of performance for the very young?

Theatre Hullabaloo is offering 15 FREE places on a workshop lecture day with award-winning choreographer Dalija Acin Thelander to examine her practice and discuss and grow understanding about the experience of immersive and durational work for neurotypical babies and disabled children up to 10 years.

The session will take place at The Hullabaloo, Darlington from 10am – 4.30pm on Monday 22nd January 2024. Places are free and lunch and refreshments will be provided but any travel and accommodation costs will need to be met by participants.

If you are interested in attending, please complete this online form here.

Send your response by 5pm on Thursday 4 January 2024. You will be advised if you have been awarded a place by 5pm on Friday 5th January 2024.

Please note that it is a requirement of attending the workshop lecture that you also take the opportunity to see Fields of Tender at The Hullabaloo. A complimentary ticket will be available for performances on either 18th, 19th or 20th January 2024. For more information on the show, visit our website.

In the event that the workshop session is over-subscribed, priority will be given to applicants based in the North of England, freelance practitioners not generally supported by a regularly funded organisation and those who are underrepresented in this field of work.

If you have any questions about the session or the application process, please email Miranda Thain, Artistic Producer, mirandathain@theatrehullabaloo.org.uk

Full Information:

Date: Monday 22nd January 2024, 10am – 4.30pm

Venue: The Hullabaloo Rehearsal Studio

Participants: 15 artists and / or researchers with an interest and practice in performance for the very young (0-3 years) and / or performance for disabled children aged up to 10 years.

Cost: Workshop is free to participants who will be selected through an open call and lunch and refreshments are also provided as is a complimentary ticket to see Fields of Tender at The Hullabaloo. Travel costs and any accommodation costs are to be met by participants.

This is a workshop lecture introducing Dalija’s practice and research in the field of durational and immersive performance for young audiences. There may be a practical element depending on the lines of enquiry of the participants, so please come dressed in loose clothing and prepared to play. Participants must commit to seeing Fields of Tender as a condition of their place.

Applications open 8th December 2023 and close 5pm on Thursday 4th January 2024. Everyone will be contacted to advise on whether they have secured a place by 5pm on Friday 5th January 2024.

About Dalija

Dalija Acin Thelander is an award-winning choreographer and researcher based in Sweden with more than a decade of research into inter-relational choreographic practices focussed on creating immersive, sensory dance performances for neurotypical babies aged 0-18 months.

In recent years, her practice and research has moved to focus on work for the youngest neurodiverse and disabled children, including a three-year academic research project Towards sensuous ecologies, Rethinking ableism in choreographic and movement practices, supported by the Swedish Research Council and in affiliation with Stockholm University of Arts.

Dalija has a rightly deserved international reputation for practice and research based around creating immersive performance installations for the very young. She has a profound knowledge of children’s development which comes together with a sharp aesthetic sense and deep trust in the innate physical curiosity of children to build performances that respect life in all its stages.

Read more here.

This session is part of Theatre Hullabaloo’s Boo Lab, a series of workshops and masterclasses for artists and researchers by some of the world’s leading figures working in the field of performance for young audiences.

Theatre Hullabaloo would like to thank Arts Council England for their support of the international programme of work at The Hullabaloo.