Hosted annually by established guest artists from the Asia Pacific region, Choreolab is Chunky Move’s professional development workshop program.

This year’s Choreolab will be led by Chunky Move’s 2023-2024 Choreographer in Residence, Melanie Lane. She will share her “ongoing exploration of the mythic body, conjuring strategies for the material and immaterial, enchantment and magic”.

Interested in speculative fiction as a mode for generating new choreographic languages, Lane offers a space to embrace the uncanny and supernatural as a state of resistance, reflection and transformation.

Choreolab will take place from February 5 to 9, 2024, at the Victorian College of the Arts Dance Studios. Silken red cloud billows from a women lying on a grey surface, a hand and two legs in grey pants emerge from the vibrant centre.