Dancing Labs are residency environments that bring together two or more artists who normally do not have the time or privilege to be in dialogue. A Dancing Lab is a space for rigorous play and positive failure around an issue, idea, or field-wide trend.

The Dancing Lab model helps NCCAkron subvert the prevailing lottery system approach to supporting artists. Connecting across geographical distances and subsidizing creative time without an expectation of a final product, artists share their working knowledge with each other and develop new ideas through body-based studio practice, personal introspection, and group reflection. 

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Physically Integrated - AXIS and Dancing
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BLKMENMOVES Charles O. Anderson, Jean Appolon, Kevin Lee-Y Green, and Dominic Moore Dunson
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Expansion of Labs - Screendance (2018) -
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Cultural Diplomat Lab - Ariel Freedman,
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Photo credits: Cunningham: Mike Crupi; Screendance: Dale Dong Photography.