NEW for 2017 the Makers’ LAB series aims to offer sustainable development opportunities for artists making work within and across all performance making disciplines. This is a pilot series, which, if successful, we hope will be a regular element of the programme here.

Once a month on a Sunday morning, the Makers’ LAB will be led by an artist/company who is or has been researching and making new work at Clarence Mews. They will lead an investigation, which relates to their distinctive practice. The LAB will be both reflective and risk-taking, and are for those who are interested in the process of making new work. However you don’t have to be making new work now to come along.


Sunday July 16th with Amy Voris: returning and deepening

Informed by Authentic Movement and some experiential anatomy, this LAB will experiment with open structures for improvising and composing. We will explore processes of generating and returning to movement material.
The act of returning to movement material is considered to be a mode of enquiry where the relationship with such material can deepen and develop.
The LAB is intended to offer space where one can ‘begin from scratch’ or work with existing material.

‘Sandwich Structure’

Three stages will ensure participants make the most out of the LAB

  • 8am-10am :

Time for you to prepare. The  Studio will be available from 8am for your own preparation and practice, kitchenette and garden also available for less physical prep.

  • 9.30am:

Latest arrivals

  • 10am-1pm:

Artist/company led session

  • 1pm-2pm:

Over lunch there will be a chance to reflect and discuss the LAB with the lead artist/company and all participants; this will be facilitated by Caroline Salem. Please bring some lunch for yourself and / or something to share , teas / coffee will be available,

Where: Caroline Salem’s Space Clarence Mews, 40 Clarence Mews, Hackney E5 8HL

Who: Professional performance makers and recent graduates working in any discipline/genre

Book: with the subject ‘Makers LAB’ 

Cost: £10.00 per Makers’ LAB. Book three for £25.00. 

£8.50 for those currently part of a Clarence Mews programme.