Critical Path

Australia’s leading centre for choreographic research and development


Supporting independent Australian choreographers to push the boundaries of contemporary practice.


Cloe Fournier



Five selected movement-artists will come together over a week-long process to explore shared themes of grief, ritual, submerged histories, and modalities of the more-than-human.

The selected artists are:
Lucy Doherty
Lian Loke
Rhiannon Newton

Lorcan Power
Natalie Quan Yau Tso

The LAB will be facilitated by choreographer and artist Victoria Hunt, and will culminate in an informal showing on Saturday 6 July. 

The Experimental Choreographic LAB is our partnership with Performance Space.

Wayout in Kandos

EOI OPEN: Truth Telling Residency

Calling First Nations dance makers!

Do you have a truth-telling project or idea which needs dedicated, supported research time, both in and out of the studio?

Through partnering with AIATSIS and connecting you with the Collections Department First Nations at Powerhouse Museum, Critical Path’s First Nations Truth Telling Research Residency is designed to support your research and choreographic exploration of a truth telling idea.

This is a funded opportunity.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 11pm AEST Saturday 3 August 2024

Emele Ugavule

2024 ECR: Jessie Rose McCall

Critical Path, with Performance Space, is thrilled to announce Jessie Rose McCall as the recipient of the 2024 Experimental Choreographic Residency.

Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand, Jessie is a pākehā movement artist whose choreographic practice searches for unexpected modes of queering – how might we generate newness in uncanny and life-giving ways, through acts of disruption?

Jessie will be in the Drill Hall from 17 to 30 June engaging with the research for ‘Shred Event’ – a new multimedia performance work that queries what needs to be destroyed to make way for the new. 

In this process, Jessie will collaborate with fellow movement practitioner Sofia McIntyre and 2yr old Marcel Ngahuia Ziogas-McCall.


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Critical Path

The Drill, 1C New Beach Rd,
Darling Point (Rushcutters Bay), Sydney

Critical Path respectfully acknowledges the Gadigal, the traditional custodians of the land where the organisation is based.

Critical Path respectfully acknowledges the Gadigal, the traditional custodians of the land where the organisation is based.

We acknowledge and uphold the UN Declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples, which states that; “Indigenous peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.”

We support the freedom of First Nations expression and decision making within our organisation and acknowledge that First Peoples have been dancing, creating, and forging important research on these lands for time immemorial.