2022 Program

2022

Critical Path’s research and development program spanning across 2022 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

2022 Critical Path Research Artists

2022 Critical Path Research Artists

Alan Schacher & Weizen Ho, Cloe Fournier, Holly Craig, Laura Osweiler

Critical Path is supporting four artist/artist duos in 2022 in artist-led research residencies. These research projects focus on explorations of new ideas, process or practice development without a pre-determined product outcome.  The recipients of the 2022 Critical...

Alan Schacher & WeiZen Ho

Alan Schacher & WeiZen Ho

2022 Research Residency

Alan and WeiZen are performers, devisors and creators who investigate questions regarding interculturality, ceremony, embodied spaces, and methods of animation, inhabitation and activation. They work both individually and in collaboration. In this project the artists...

Cloe Fournier

Cloe Fournier

2022 Research Residency

For the 2022 Critical Path Research Residency, independent choreographer and dancer Cloé Fournier together with physical theatre director David Clarkson, and digital artist Matthew Hugues will combine forces to explore the complex relationship between digital...

Holly Craig

Holly Craig

2022 Research Residency

Exploring belonging, connection, community and place, Queer Blind dance artist and maker Holly Craig works collaboratively, opening and holding space for a collective experience of dance that is not centred upon visual sight. For their 2022 Critical Path Research...

Laura Osweiler

Laura Osweiler

2022 Research Residency

Choreographer, performer, scholar, teacher and producer Laura Osweiler`s research is based upon sharing and expanding her current practice beyond herself. Her research builds upon her current choreographic and performance practice that interweaves dance, movement,...

Australia – Asia Relations

A Strange Place

A Strange Place

Elysa Wendi and Rhiannon Newton

A Strange Place describes Elysa Wendi and Rhiannon Newton's collaboration that has evolved since they first met in Campbelltown in 2018. Their collaboration is grounded in conversation, which is understood as a kind of choreography that materially connects their...

DIGITAL

Ceguva 2.0

Ceguva 2.0

Ceguva meaning ‘to breathe’ in Vosa Vakaviti is a collaborative & explorative digital residency led by Tokelauan Fijian storyteller, Emele Ugavule. In 2021 three expert Oceanic movers and choreographers were invited to be in conversation with emerging...

Taiwan and Australia Choreography Exchange Program

Taiwan and Australia Choreography Exchange Program

Critical Path has partnered with The Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB) and the Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney, Australia, to co-organise the 2022-2024 Taiwan and Australia Choreography Exchange Program. This program is...

First Nations Projects

Bundanon First Nations Lab

Bundanon First Nations Lab

A First Nations focused lab with artists Henrietta Baird, Shana O’Brien, Amy Flannery, Josh Staines and Jasmin Sheppard. Henrietta and Shana (with Amy) will be working on their current projects while exploring shared concerns around relationship to the environment....

Indigenous Dramaturgy in Dance

Indigenous Dramaturgy in Dance

“Dramaturgy in First Nations Contemporary dance can be a good thing. IF WE SET THE AGENDA”. (excerpt Raymond D. Blanco opening remarks) An initiative to interrogate Indigenous Dramaturgy in Dance  is being  hosted by Critical Path and supported by First Nations...

Regional Hub Gatherings

Bundanon Regional Practitioner Gathering

Bundanon Regional Practitioner Gathering

In April Critical Path is hosting a Regional Practitioner Gathering at Bundanon for artists who are all based in the Hunter Valley/Central Coast area of NSW. The residency-lab is part of a series of activities to nurture networks of regional practitioners and to...

Sector Support

2022 Experimental Choreographic Residency EOI

2022 Experimental Choreographic Residency EOI

PARTNERSHIP WITH PERFORMANCE SPACE

The Experimental Choreographic Residency (ECR) supports the development of innovative, bold and experimental approaches to choreography. Established in 2016, the residency supports an artist or collaboration to spend two weeks developing their experimental...

Doing Dramaturgy

Doing Dramaturgy

Critical Path is providing two places for NSW-connected practitioners to join Critical Path First Nations Producer Jasmine Gulash as participants on DOING DRAMATURGY a course with Lou Cope, founder of CoAD. Geraldine Balcazar, Brian Fuata and Jasmine will attend the...

[CP]3 with Dance Nucleus

[CP]3 with Dance Nucleus

Dance Nucleus is running a second edition of the Certificate Programme for Critical Practice in Contemporary Performance, April to October 2022. [CP]3 is a distance-learning program for the development of critical praxes in contemporary choreography and performance...

MARCH DANCE: BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE SPACE GRANTS AND BURSARIES

MARCH DANCE: BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE SPACE GRANTS AND BURSARIES

As part of our March Dance program, Critical Path has offered the following Space Grants and Bursaries to artists to contribute to the 2022 festival curation strand BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE   Space Grant Recipients 7 to 10 March - Sarah Aiken Drawing on the physical...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Sue Healey

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   In February, Sue Healey will spend six days at The Drill Hall as part of the Space Residency. Sue is a choreographer, filmmaker, and...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Azzam Mohamed

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   Azzam Mohamed received a 5-day space grant at The Drill Hall in January. Dancer, performer and educator Azzam Mohamed undertook a...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Lexy Panetta

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   Alexandria (Lexy) Panetta is one of the recipients of Critical Path’s February Space Residency. Lexy Panetta is a Sydney based dancer,...

March Dance 2022

March Dance 2022

1 – 31 March 2022 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...

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