In collaboration with Tura New Music, Deborah May and Adelina Larsson Mendoza led an immersive film, sound and choreography workshop for dancers and musicians/sound artists, in which makers of sound and dance explore musical/movement ideas and collaborate in creating sound and choreography for the camera. 

Beginning with improvisation, creating sound with moving bodies and movement, and inspired by sound, the workshop encouraged imaginative and innovative ways of making and capturing movement and sound with consideration to light, sound, space, time and environment. 

Recording and filming all stages and exercises, participants delved into the requirements and rigours of filmmaking, the richness of cinematic language, sound design and dance movement, plus experience the exhilaration of devising, making and completing a short film of their own. 

8 dance artists/choreographers (STRUT members) and 4 sound artists/musicians supported by Tura New  participanted in this workshop.

Artists may wish to submit material created during the Dance Film Sound Lab to our 20th anniversary Dance Film Retrospective, held later in the year.


June 7-17
Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm


King Street Arts Centre



This workshop has been delivered and is therefore no longer accepting appications.

  • Tell us a little about yourself, your interests and your artistic practice (150 words)

  • Why are you interested in working with film, movement and sound? (150 words)

  • Short Bio (150 words)

  • Headshot

  • Contact Details


Selection Criteria

  • Dance artists must be a current STRUT Dance member to apply

  • A demonstrated and authentic interest in expanding your artistic practice into the film and digital media sphere

  • A genuine openness and curiosity to explore, discover and share with colleagues

  • Potential benefit to artists’ own practice

All EOIs will be assessed by leading artists, Deborah May and Adelina Larsson Mendoza, with the composer applications assessed by Tura New Music. Note: STRUT Dance will not be part of any selection process for Dance Film Sound Lab. 


Notification Dates

EOI opens: 26 Apr 2022

EOI closes: 10 May 2022