The Place and CDS Spring 2021 Callout

CDS are pleased to collaborate with The Place on a weekend-long festival titled, “How do we tune in to sensation?”, as part of their Spring 2021 programme.

Between January and March The Place will present three curated weekend festivals, taking place live & online. These events consider how dance can help us respond to the big questions facing society, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Place will select works via open call, and each weekend will focus on a single question:  

“How can we care for each other?” 28 – 31 January
“How do we tune in to sensation?” 18 – 21 February (with Chisenhale Dance)
“What does the future look like?” 11 – 14 March  

CDS’ weekend explores how artists and audiences might tune in to the physical human sensations that screen-based experiences often struggle to provide. It asks, when distance is a necessity, how can dance and choreography find new ways of embracing our senses?

This festival will be co-curated by one CDS Member, who will join an advisory panel on behalf of Chisenhale Dance to select works for the event. The Place are using this moment to try new approaches to programming, and are particularly seeking out proposals from artists who haven’t been part of their theatre programme previously. CDS are pleased to collaborate with The Place to help bring new voices & perspectives to this process.

Please head to The Place’s website to see their full open call for works, deadline midday Friday 9th October.

CDS Members will be contacted with information on how to apply for the co-curator role, deadline is end of Monday 12th October.