The Performance Laboratory is an interdisciplinary performance series established in March 2010. Co-curated by Carrie Morris & Emilia Javanica, the series is focused on providing a forum for new short works and works in progress. Occurring the third Friday of every other month, the series features 5-8 artists per episode whose work explores and investigates the dynamics of what live performance is and what it can be. The Performance Laboratory started at detroit contemporary, which is a division of the community-based nonprofit organization, The CAID (Contemporary Art Institute Detroit). After two years and a quickly growing audience, the Performance Laboratory has stepped into the next phase of its existence as a roaming performance laboratory. Each event will be featured at a different location in the Detroit vicinity.

Encouraging original works and the exploration of new ideas, the Performance Laboratory aims to facilitate impassioned dialogue around the possibilities that lie within performance. Our goal is to establish a consistent venue for ideas to be shared and developed, new artistic partnerships to be made, and a supportive and diverse community to gather.

For more information about the Performance Laboratory, or to propose a performance for one of our upcoming events, please contact us at: reallyradperformance@gmail.com


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