2014 Bessie Lab with John Jasperse

Bessie Lab provides choreographers with the opportunity to hone their craft in an intensive, process-based experience led by a well-established choreographer. This year's Bessie Lab will be led by John Jasperse. The 5-day intensive will endeavor participants to further explore their individual processes of making work by stepping back to examine fundamental components of form and how they function within their individual work. Critical analysis is key to ascertaining when a choreographic process is useful and when it has become a habit that impedes our growth as an artist. Since we are artist practitioners rather than theorists, we will privilege doing over speaking about doing, but we will engage in both in an effort to open up further space for possibility in our practices. To read more from John Jasperse about this year's Bessie Lab, click here.