TalentLAB goes QuattroPole
In 2022, we welcome the seventh TalentLAB. Since launching in 2016, it has established itself as a pillar of the Théâtres de la Ville’s artist development programme and has become an essential date for emerging talent. Intended to encourage new forms of theatre-making and progress ideas, TalentLAB is above all a laboratory, a platform of exchange and communication where dialogue, training and research are at the forefront. Multidisciplinary in character and festival in flavour, it provides a break from the day to day, to refresh and reflect
on something new.
In 2021, TalentLAB provided one of the highlights of an emotional 20 • 21 season marked by challenging twists and turns in all areas. From May 28 to June 6, 2021, TalentLAB was able to bring together artists from various disciplines and backgrounds around a particularly eclectic festival programme, under the banner of the red bridge project. At the end of ten laboratory days, shows, workshops, round table discussions and master classes, the leaders and teams of that season’s six selected projects shared their work in a 20 minute scratch performance
each in front of an audience. Each project was quite different and all were brimming with fresh, creative energy.
In this same spirit, TalentLAB 2022, held from June 2 to 12, 2022, aims to provoke encounters, encourage dialogue between disciplines and stimulate discussion between artists and audiences. As it coincides with Luxembourg City’s presidency of QuattroPole, the 2022 edition will also be an opportunity to bring together partners from Trier, Saarbrücken and Metz, and shine a light on the Greater Region.
The teams selected for 2022 will have the opportunity to share ideas with other participants and to develop their projects under the expert guidance of established artist mentors recruited from the theatre’s long-standing international collaborators. The workshops, master classes, round table discussions and shows will allow them to meet the public, and discover other artists and their working methods.
We therefore encourage you to take the plunge and respond to our latest call for projects. Applications can be submitted individually or by a collective of artists until Friday, November 12, 2021. Project leaders will be informed of the choice of the jury, composed of professionals from the performing arts world, on 10 January, 2022.
We look forward to learning about your project soon!
Your TalentLAB team