Facilitated OPENLAB with Sara Ruddock

‘Facilitated OPENLAB’ with Sara Ruddock
18 October 2019
LAB of Vibrational Practices: Moving, Sounding and Listening Bodies

Research Studio | 10am-1pm | £7 suggested donation


A space to explore and engage in vibrational practices with multimodal listening, sounding and moving. Experimenting with different ways of listening – listening as attention, listening as empathy and connection, listening as touch – playing with perception of sound, voice, rhythm and vibration. Engaging the inner and outer sounding voice, the audible / the inaudible / the barely audible, an individual and collective sounding, multiplicity of voices / voices of multiplicity.

This LAB is based on Sara’s continuous research and artistic practice of movement/voice, bodies in a mode of listening, vibration as connection, potential and embodied experience, perception and activation of sound/the sounding voice, rhythm and groove, irregularities and resistance.


OPENLAB sessions are open to any performers: dancers, musicians, actors and anyone interested in presence and awareness in movement.

The facilitators of OPENLAB are also participants “in” the session and participants can propose their ideas for a future session. We are looking for proposals for facilitated sessions during the Spring and Summer Terms 2020. If you’d like to facilitate one of these sessions in the future come to one of our sessions to find out more or email Antonio de la Fe.

The OPENLAB sessions alternate between ‘White Canvas’ and ‘Facilitated OPENLAB’ sessions. You can see the full programme for the Autumn Term 2019 here.

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

About the Artist:

Sara Ruddock is a dance artist, choreographer and educator from Stockholm/Sweden, based in London.

Educated mainly at DOCH, Stockholm University of The Arts (BA, MFA), completing the Master Programme New Performative Practices in 2013. Currently PhD candidate at University of Roehampton.

Professionally active in the field of dance and choreography since 2002, creating and performing a number of solo works and collaborative projects with other artists, and dancing with a range of choreographers being particularly influenced by the work with Deborah Hay (USA).