OPENLAB – with Paul Hughes & Rohanne Udall


27 January, 10am-1pm

Facilitators: Paul Hughes & Rohanne Udall
Theme: Staying Loose and Warmed Up

Warm-ups are weird and fascinating. What does is mean to copy someone else’s warm up? What is the history, or the politics, of your warm-up? How is a warm-up legible, empathisable, private, communal or performed?

We won’t be teaching you specific warm-ups at this session, but we rather want to hang out and think about this stuff in a playful and open way. You’re very welcome to join us.



About your facilitators: 

Tempura Batter’s playful and critical work considers meaning and meaninglessness through oblique gestures. The collaborative practice of Rohanne Udall and Paul Hughes, it takes place across choreographic, performance and visual arts contexts. The work is born out of, and speaks to, a culture that is saturated in content and subject to endless streams of reference and possibility; we are attracted to forms of sidestepping such as fidgeting, shifting, distraction and emulation.


OPENLAB is a model for professional self-development for performers devised by Antonio de la Fe. Its frame of work revolves around a basic question: what does to perform entail? OPENLAB’s model is fluid: always changing, always open to dialogue within the group. OPENLAB sessions are developed by constantly changing group of people. Any person can join the group at any time according to the personal needs and circumstances. Each member of the group may use these sessions the best way they suit them. Generally, the members of the group are artists interested in performance, movement, the body and in the actions the body can deploy as an artistic medium.


Sessions are open to any performers: dancers, musicians, actors and anyone interested in presence and awareness in performance.

Sessions can be facilitated by any participant of OPENLAB. If you’d like to facilitate one of these sessions in the future send an email to Antonio de la Fe:

The sessions function in a pay-what-you-can contribution basis to cover expenses and as an incentive for the facilitator of the session. We recommend a £5 contribution for the 2-hour long sessions (‘White Canvas’ sessions) and £7 contribution for the 3-hour long sessions (‘Facilitated OL’ sessions).