Summer Intensive /
— CHAMPDACTION/LABO / Johnny Lloyd i.a.

Registration and selection through ChampdAction
Week 2


CHAMPDACTION/LABO 2017 - International interdisciplinary arts project in deSingel in collaboration with Summer Intensive by Eastman - is the successor of the biennial project LAbO (succesfully organized 5 times these last ten years by ChampdAction in the international Arts Centre deSingel in Antwerp and in collaboration with the Royal Antwerp Conservatory, gathering about 50 up to 80 talented arts students each edition). From 2017 on CHAMPDACTION/LABO will be organized as a summer project, on an annual base and in close collaboration with the Summer Intensive of Eastman, dance company of the internationally acclaimed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. CHAMPDACTION/LABO is conceived by deSingel based new music- and sound-art platform ChampdAction in collaboration with the international Arts Centre deSingel in Antwerp. Its goal is to immerse music- (both performers and writers/composers), dance- and fine arts students as well as young professional artists in the world of contemporary and multidisciplinary art forms for 5 days, with a strong emphasis on communication between the different art forms. The participants receive practical experience in an ideal and experimental setting with coaches such as Marko Ciciliani (Au), Irving Douglas Repetto (USA), Matt Wright (UK) and others.  We will work closely together with Eastman and Johnny Lloyd (USA) on the central themes of voice and body percussion.

Who can inscribe?

ChampdAction welcomes students of every art school (in Belgium and abroad), as well as other interested artists. Just send us your cv and a motivation letter to participate. Note that the registration is NOT part of the Eastman Summer Intensive. The selection, registration and payment will be processed by ChampdAction.

Price per person: 150 euro

Not included are lodging and catering. There is a possibility to eat affordable lunch and/or dinner in deSingel. We can provide you with info about cheap lodging as well.

Included in the price are: 5 days workshops, coachings, lectures, concerts etc - incl: technical, audio and video material, some instruments like percussion, synths ao, a nice hall to work in, technical support by specialized technicians (video, audio, other) in several halls in the building, water and coffee during the day.

Deadline subscription

Deadline first selection: 30 March 2017

Deadline second selection: 30 June 2017 (unless fully booked)

Places are limited, so the sooner you subscribe the better.

Send your cv and motivation letter to

More info about CHAMPDACTION/LABO:

For 15 years Johnny Lloyd has been traveling the world as a Lindy Hop and Charleston teacher. His genres eventually expanded to include most of the dances coming from African American dance culture including the various forms of Hip Hop. In 2003 he created his first full length solo Accidental Artist, which was praised by critiques. After self producing several more evening length dance productions, he started receiving support from the German Culture Office to create large scale dance production in coproduction with Kampnagel in Hamburg. In 2007 he was picked up by the popular German contemporary choreographer Antje Pfundtner. He also started choreographing shows and music videos for avante garde German Hip Hop artists like Fettes Brot, Die Ärtze, Sammy Delux and Juli. In Germany he created over 10 feature dance productions, all of them critically acclaimed, and worked as a guest choreographer for various Stadttheater. In 2011 he was invited to Fontys Dansacademie as a guest lecturer to help co-create a profile for curriculum for the Contemporary Urban department. In 2012-2013 he toured with the co-creation Unpunished, made together with Guilherme Miotto and Bodies Anonymous. In 2013 Johnny started dancing for the renown choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. He danced in M¡longa and Genesis, and in 2014 worked as assistant choreographer for Sidi Larbi in the current Cirque du Soleil creation Kurios. He recently danced for Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for the trio Fractus (Work in Progress), commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the Pina Bausch company, and the Opera Shell Shock for La Monnaie in Brussels. In 2015, Johnny started the production process for the full version of Fractus V. In 2014 Johnny created the contemporary hip hop piece Traces, in collaboration with Andre Grekhov and Parktheater. The next piece, entitlted Other Tales from the Underground premiered at Parktheater in 2016 and stars the amazing dancers: Ksenia Parkhatskaya, Ruben Garcia Arabit, Nemo Oeghoede and Andre Grekhov.

Find more information about the other coaches (Marko CicilianiIrving Douglas Repetto, Guy Cools) and the program through the following link: