2021 Program

2021

Critical Path’s research and development program spanning across 2021 involve several strands as listed below. Our program will grow as the year continues, also including public events and Critical Dialogues, our bi-annual publication.

Research Residencies

Research Residencies 2021

Research Residencies 2021

Alice Weber, Amaara Raheem, David Huggins & Lauren Eiko, Vicki Van Hout & Raghav Handa

Critical Path is supporting a number of artist/artist duos in 2021 in artist-led research residencies. These research projects are focusing on explorations of new ideas, process or practice development without a pre-determined product outcome. Our artists are Alice...

Vicki Van Hout & Raghav Handa

Vicki Van Hout & Raghav Handa

Research Residency

no man’s land ‘no man’s land’ is not situated between two opposing trenches – it is a space yet to be revealed. Is it a contested territory? This research aims to visit that which is deemed “too touchy”. Together, Vicki and Raghav will revisit past material; ‘Dance...

David Huggins & Lauren Eiko

David Huggins & Lauren Eiko

Research Residency

Collaborators David Huggins and Lauren Eiko will investigate the fictions and non-fictions inherent in the ongoing discovery and construction of personal cultural identities, through a choreographic framework. Additional collaborators are ‘teacher’ Akashi-Suma, Ryuchi...

Amaara Raheem

Amaara Raheem

Research Residency

Belonging/s: Sites of Burning and Burial In a creative / cultural exchange with Preethi Athreya (Chennai), Amaara will research and build a museologically inspired ‘collection’ of gestures from handling objects sourced in each of their family homes. The research will...

Alice Weber

Alice Weber

Research Residency

Dream Cellscapes exhibition and performances Alice Weber recently completed her two-week Research Residency at Critical Path, researching her ongoing project Dream Cellscapes. The residency then led into a three-week solo exhibition of the same name at Cement Fondu,...

Australia – Asia Relations

Australia-Taiwan Online Residency Exchange

Australia-Taiwan Online Residency Exchange

HORSE, Bare Feet Dance, Stella Chen, Kristina Chan & Timothy Ohl, WeiZen Ho, Strange Attractor (Adelina Larsson & Alison Plevey)

From October 2020 to October 2021, Critical Path is working with HORSE and Bare Feet Dance Theater (Mauvais Chausson) in Taiwan for an online residency exchange between Australian and Taiwanese artists. The intention is to create the basis of bilingual materials...

DIGITAL

Open Tab

Open Tab

What is Open Tab? The Open Tab project is a sharing of methodology and insights from artists working at the nexus of choreography and digital - in the form of a wiki. "A wiki is a hypertext publication collaboratively edited and managed by its own audience directly...

Digital Drill

Digital Drill

Critical Path has as part of its next four-year vision made the creation of a Digital Drill – a new ‘place’ where digital tools and online space can be harnessed for artistic research and development – a priority. In the last two years, Critical Path has worked to...

First Nations Projects

Blackform Lab

Blackform Lab

21-26 June 2021

Critical Path in collaboration with BlakDance  and in support of the BlakForm online Marketing program, will deliver a 6-day Lab intensive with 7 First Nations artists at the Drill Hall. Each of these artists come to the Lab with valuable insights to their own dance...

BlakForm

BlakForm

First Nations Projects

Blakform is a platform for mid-career artists to further develop form and presentation opportunities for work. It is an intensive incubator and accelerator for artists and their producers. This year, BlakForm artist participants will spend one week at The Drill as a...

Regional Hub Gatherings

Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub Residency Exchange

Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub Residency Exchange

Alexandra Ford, Mikayla Nangle

The Critical Path/Catapult ‘Studio Exchange’ aims to facilitate the movement of artists between the two organisations and between metropolitan Sydney and regional Newcastle. The visiting artists use this opportunity to invite connections with local artists and open up...

Articulating Practice – Northern Rivers

Articulating Practice – Northern Rivers

Call Out – Practice Articulation Workshop

Critical Path supported by NORPA is offering 5 artists a paid opportunity to attend a 3-day Development Project based in Lismore. Artists participating in the three-day project will explore and share where they find themselves in their practice now, their connections...

Regional Hub Gatherings

Regional Hub Gatherings

Critical Path has been building a number of relationships with regional organisations since 2016; BMEC Bathurst, Dance Integrated Australia, Mirramu Arts Centre, NORPA, Catapult and Cementa. We have continued our partnership with Bundanon Trust and engaged with a...

Sector Support

Space Grant

Space Grant

Weizen Ho

Weizen Ho will be in residence with Critical Path (space grant) for two weeks. “I use hair in different ways, as metaphor, to transform physical and social spaces, within which I access different entity-embodiment processes through movement, gesture and voice.  From a...

Experimental Choreographic Residency

Experimental Choreographic Residency

Partnership with Performance Space

The Experimental Choreographic Residency (ECR) is presented by Critical Path and Performance Space. The ECR supports a 2-week period of research & creative development that explores experimental or interdisciplinary approaches to choreography.  This year, the ECR...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   Niv Rajendra was a recipient of a 5-day space grant at The Drill Hall in February. Niv is a spiritual and ecological artist working...

Dean Walsh

Dean Walsh

Space Grant

Dean Walsh has a two-week space residency at The Drill Hall leading up to his presentation of Context Is Everything in March Dance. Starting in 1990 with his first work, Homme Fatale, this “performed archive” functions as a fascinating tour guide of some of the more...

Set Piece

Set Piece

At The Drill

The Experimental Choreographic Residency (ECR) is presented by Critical Path and Performance Space. The ECR supports a 3-week period of research & creative development that explores experimental or interdisciplinary approaches to choreography. In 2020, the ECR was...

WHY IS THIS MINE? Choreographic Lab

WHY IS THIS MINE? Choreographic Lab

Partnership with PYT Fairfield

Critical Path and PYT Fairfield have partnered on a choreographic lab since 2018. The aim of the lab is to give Western Sydney dance artists and choreographers an opportunity to deepen their research into their own practice, while co-sharing the studio and exchange...

March Dance 2021

March Dance 2021

1 – 31 March 2021 March Dance is a project of Independent Dance Alliance (IDA) a collaboration between Critical Path, DirtyFeet and ReadyMade Works who have joined forces with other companies and organisations to support artists’ participation in this month-long dance...

Others

Charemaine Seet

Charemaine Seet

Responsive Program 2020

Charemaine Seet was a recipient of Critical Path’s 2020 Responsive Program Residency. For her Responsive Residency, dancer and choreographer Charemaine Seet was to travel to Singapore to study the movement vocabulary of Teochew opera. She was to learn xiaosheng and...

Rhiannon Newton

Rhiannon Newton

Responsive Program 2020

Rhiannon Newton was a recipient of Critical Path’s 2020 Responsive Program Residency. To wrap up her research as part of her Responsive Residency, Rhiannon will hold a 3-day lab at ReadyMade Works in April 2021. The invited artists working with Rhiannon in this lab...

Henrietta Baird – Associate Artist

Henrietta Baird – Associate Artist

Critical Path Associate Artist 2020-2021

As one of Critical Path’s initiatives to build leadership capacity within the dance community we invite an independent choreographer, with experience of supporting other artists and initiating sector development projects to be the Associate Artist for up to two years....

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