Gill Clarke has been an inspiration to me, and to so many of us, for as long as I can remember: first, as an extraordinary dancer who has the capacity to captivate audiences with the purest and simplest of movements; second, as a generous mentor, guide and font of quiet wisdom to fellow artists; and third as a remarkable teacher, choreographer and investigator of human movement. Her processes are always rigorous, challenging and stimulating, and her perspective on dance and the human body is always a revelation. I know that the Lab will be a unique experience for everyone involved as well as a significant and lasting contribution to dance. Deborah Bull CBE, dancer, writer, and broadcaster and Creative Director of the Royal Opera House