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TABLE TALKS

Table Talks offers artists and producers the opportunity to meet with Dance Massive delegates from Australia, Europe, North America and Asia. You can find a list of the delegates attending Dance Massive online here: The event format, similar to an Open Space session, invites presenters to propose topics which are important to them and facilitate conversations around this with artists …

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WORKSHOP: Writing Critically on Dance

Led by the New York Times dance critic Roslyn Sulcas, this week-long workshop will explore the components of writing a dance review, develop tools to approach a range of different dance forms and look at the importance and impact of cultural context when writing about any art form. Participants will be asked to review Dance …

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SITE RESPONSIVE SHOWCASE

The SITE RESPONSIVE SHOWCASE program is a unique event showcasing some of Australia’s leading choreographers. The showings at the Abbotsford Convent are conceived as a program that expands opportunities for choreographers to interrogate form and inspire audiences by creating and presenting work that sits outside of traditional performance venues. This exciting showcase presents works by …

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OPEN STUDIOS

At OPEN STUDIO, nine contemporary dance choreographers and dance artists will introduce their latest work through live performance excerpts and/or video presentations. *Sessions are only open to Dance Massive 2019 delegates, visiting national / international presenters and industry professionals. Stay tuned to learn how to register your interest. Session I: Fri 15 March 12:00pm – …

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TOUR READY WORK: Meet & Greet sessions

At TOUR READY: Meet & Greet, 14 of Australia’s leading dance companies and artists will pitch their tour-ready works. These events are great opportunities to connect with them to discuss their latest work and touring plans. Following the pitches, participants* are invited to join the artists for an informal networking session with refreshments. *Sessions are only …

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MASTERCLASS

Choreographer James Batchelor’s workshop will explore some of the processes behind his latest creations. Since his involvement as a voyage artist on an expedition to sub-Antarctic Heard and McDonald Islands in 2016, James has been questioning how the body participates in spatial inquiry; how it senses, measures and maps the unknown. Together with his collaborators …

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MASTERCLASS

Marrugeku’s co-artistic directors, choreographer/dancer Dalisa Pigram and director/dramaturg Rachael Swain will introduce their devising approaches drawing on personal and cultural backgrounds to create contemporary movement. They will experiment with techniques to layer and structure movement, ideas, characters and cultural influences. The workshop will draw from the processes Marrugeku used to create Le Dernier Appel / …

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MASTERCLASS

In this workshop Kristina will share methods and processes in making work that deals with environmental change. Addressing how to translate an idea to an embodied state, Kristina asks, how can we work beyond the limitations of our human form to achieve transformation in performance? Based on her work A Faint Existence, she will lead the …

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MASTERCLASS

Lucy Guerin’s workshop will be based on ideas and methodologies that have been employed in current works. Recent interests include purely choreographic and rhythmic dance phrases and improvised material based on narrative, drama and conflict. One is purely physical and experiential, where the other brings different qualities into the body through imagination, emotional states and …

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I am aware of myself, my connection to mother earth, the space around me and all energies in the room, physical and spiritual. How do you connect with a lineage that stems thousands of years into the past whilst simultaneously branches far into the future? Thomas E.S. Kelly will provide the tools to develop an …

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