A laboratory designed for professional artists who are currently working on a solo!

Maybe you have just formulated the initial concept, maybe you already started the actual creation or maybe you are close to completing the work, but questioning the montage, the dramaturgy or the time/space aspects related to the act of performing the work?

In this laboratory we will jointly dissect the conceptual, compositional, and dramaturgic aspects of a solo work. We will sharpen the scenic translation of a given idea and strengthen the physical as well as the performative vocabulary. We will work together and separately. We will exchange ideas and sketches. We will expand the range of possibilities and challenge the choreographic thinking.

You might be a choreographer, dancer, theatre-maker, visual or circus artist etc.. You might work cross disciplinary or strictly within one genre, but as long as your body is one of the major driving forces in the unfolding of your idea into a solo performance, this laboratory is relevant to you.


Send a description of your solo work idea/concept and your CV to Two weeks after, at the latest, we will let you know if you got a place or if you are on a waiting list. (Max. 10, min. 6 participants).


2.400 Danish kr. to be paid in two rates. The first one of 500 kr. by 1st of September. This first rate is a “no-show fee,” which will not be refunded in case you do not attend the laboratory. The “no-show fee” is of course refunded in case of cancellation of the laboratory. The second rate of 1.900 kr. must be paid at by the 1st of November at the latest.


18th -22nd of  November 2024 (Monday  09.30-15.30, Tuesday  09.30-15.30, Wednesday 12.30-16.30, Thursday  09.30-15.30 and Friday  09.30-15.30).


HOTSTEPPER studio (the former Dansens Hus)

Hørsholmsgade 20, A, 1st floor, Nørrebro, Copenhagen.

KITT JOHNSON: Raised to be a runner. Came out as a performer, dancer, choreographer, curator, and facilitator of creative processes. Artistic director of the cie Kitt Johnson X-act, the biannual circus arts festival C!CAF and the international site-specific project MELLEMRUM. Kitt Johnson’s trademark is solo performance, but her repertoire is broad and also includes many ensemble works, contemporary circus and site-specific works as well as productions designed for children and their families. For more than 30 years she has been developing her own, very particular, artistic universe; a universe that is minimalist, expressive, and innovative. Her artistic practice is centered on the aspiration of becoming a vessel, navigating between realities, materialities and states of being – subterranean, submarine, subconscious and sometimes just subversive.

(photos: Per Morten Abrahamsen and Erato Tzavara)