Held at the Teatro Circo Price de Madrid and organised in association with the school Carampa, the CRECE Laboratory is an annual, intensive creation lab that brings recent circus graduates together with an established director to produce – and present – a show.
For this fourth edition, the organisers are looking to draw together a team of fifteen hardworking artists who are competent in their speciality, who have good stage skills (particularly dance), and who are open to new interpretations of circus language, to work with the project's director, dancer and choreographer Roberto Oliván. Ideally they want 'performers with a personal and evocative manner of understanding circus, artists who want to search for the areas of the scenic arts where nobody has walked, and which only the circus dares to explore'. The Lab will run 22 August – 2 October 2011, with three weeks of creation followed by two weeks of public performances at the Teatro Circo Price (a permanent roundhouse in Madrid).
To apply you have to either be finishing, or to have recently graduated from, professional training in a high-level circus school. There's no cost associated with the Laboratory, and participants have their living expenses paid in Madrid, receive some money for travel expenses, and are paid a weekly stipend (before tax) of 280€. The deadline to apply has been extended to 15 June 2011. More info and details of how to apply here.