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Performance Summer Laboratory 2024

We look for dancers, performers, actresses or actors from either Hesse (Germany) or Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France) in the age between 18 and 30. This performance summer intensive program takes place from the 22nd August till the 20th September 2024 in France and Germany.

This year's Performance Summer Laboratory will run from August 22nd to September 20th, 2024, spanning across Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, and Hesse, Germany, with a short break in between.


It's a cultural exchange initiative centered around performance research and exploration, occurring annually during the summer. The program welcomes young artists from Germany and France in the field of dance, performance, theater, music and the like. Young professionals, performing arts students as well as experienced individuals from other backgrounds with dedicated interest can apply.

The project covers the costs of participation, including accommodation, meals and workshops throughout the entire project duration, except for a registration fee of 200 Euros, should the application become successful. Travel expenses up to 190 Euros per person will also be reimbursed. The seats are limited to ten participants.


The project is for those who look for an intensive time of developing oneself in the field of dance/improvisation/performance/cultural education. The project entails 25 days of residency/rehearsal as a constant group in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France) and in Hesse (Germany), including public performance presentations.


Performance Summer Laboratory is organised by interdisciplinary theater initiative T-LAP (Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany) and its French cooperation partner Compagnie Bela & Côme (Belhade, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France). The project is part of the partnership program between Hesse and Nouvelle-Aquitaine, supported by Hessische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Pôle Europe et International of Nouvelle Aquitaine, Das Deutsch-Französische Jugendwerk and Frankfurts Kulturamt, among others.

Project Titel: Performance Summer Laboratory // Deutsch-Französische Performance Werkstatt

Artistic Titel for 2024: “Je suis venue!von irgendwo – Ein performatives Projekt über das Kommen und Gehen”

Schedule: August 22nd evening to 31st morning in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, and September 4th evening to 20th morning in Hesse, Germany. The dates include travel days. We welcome only those who would take part through the entire project period.


Required language skill: English 
as well as either French or German


Côme Tanguy (Compagnie Bela & Côme)

Ferenc Kréti (T-LAP: Tanz | Theater | Laboratory | Cross-over Productions)

Jungyeon Kim (T-LAP: Tanz | Theater | Laboratory | Cross-over Productions)


Documentation of the project in past years:
film documentary 2023
written documentary 2019
written documentary 2018
film documentary 2015


Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until all seats are filled. Upon submission, applicants will receive a confirmation and may be invited to an online interview. Only those able to take part for the entire project duration may apply.

Please send us your application as a single PDF file containing the following information:
– Full name, age, city of residence, phone number, and email address

– CV

– Letter of motivation (approximately one to two pages)


to: applicationsummerlab(at)gmail(dot)com (Ferenc Kréti, Jungyeon Kim, Côme Tanguy)


Mail at Jungyeon Kim kmjykmjy(at)gmail(dot)com, in case you are interested in the project, cannot make it this year and wish to be informed in advance for the project in Summer 2025.

Photos of this page: Ferenc Kréti