Call for Participants & Guest Curator: Lucy Suggate COSMIC SCULPTURES

The body is an articulation of complexity and grace, a 3 -dimensional model that can fold, construct, collapse, manipulate and re vision the future. We are Dancing in the shadow of our own humanity balanced precariously between advancement and disaster- the only way to respond is to move, move together like swarms to transcend, transform and rebuild the dancing body.

Using the infectious nature of the beat, the ancient and enduring relationship between Dance and Music and the transformative qualities of both. COSMIC SCULPTURES interweaves primal, dreamlike, physical and digital surfaces to expand the perceptions and actions of the doer and the spectator. Raising answers to the questions what are we watching for and why do we do?

Dance Base is looking for individuals who are interested in participating in this project which is FREE of charge and is part of Dance Base’s continued Professional Development Programme.  Applicants need to be available for all 6 days.

The project will take place from the 18-22 January 2016 at Dance Base, 14 – 16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU with a public performance of the work on Saturday 23 January 2016 at 20.00.  

Interested applicants must submit a CV, photograph and personal statement outlining why you would like to take part in the project to Deadline for interest is Wednesday 16 December at 12.00. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be informed by email by Friday 18 December 2015.


The informal result of the COSMIC SCULPTURES residency with Lucy Suggate will be part of Dance Base’s Spring 2016 Showcase taking place on Saturday 23 January 2016 at 20:00, and Dance Base are currently seeking a Guest CuratorThere is a fee of £250.00, plus you would be mentored by Morag Deyes (Artistic Director of Dance Base) and supported by Dance Base’s Programming and Marketing team. It is a fascinating chance to gain an insight into your dance community and the programming process, and good for professional development too.

The curation process includes writing a callout to the professional community and advertising it online, disseminating through social media and your own contacts, artistic programming, liaising with dance artists, managing the artist fees budget

If you would like to apply for the role of Guest Curator, please send your CV to The deadline is 18 December 2015 at 12.00 and successful and unsuccessful applicants will hear back by Monday 21 December.