Past Programs

Program

MARCH DANCE: BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE SPACE GRANTS AND BURSARIES

MARCH DANCE: BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE SPACE GRANTS AND BURSARIES

Wednesday 2 February, 2022 - Sunday 7 February, 2021

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...

Our Unspoken

Our Unspoken

Alan Schacher

Monday 15 November - Friday 31 December, 2021

This video work was commissioned by Critical Path for the Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories project 2019. Alan Schacher, "Through a series of Covid-related hiccups the project was completed nearing the end of 2021. I was invited to work on an...

Ceguva

Ceguva

Monday 18 October - Friday 31 December, 2021

Ceguva meaning ‘to breathe’ in Vosa Vakaviti is a collaborative & explorative storytelling digital residency led by Tokelauan Fijian storyteller, Emele Ugavule. Throughout this movement residency about process, three expert Oceanic movers and choreographers are...

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)

Friday 1 October - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Australian and Taiwanese artists started their online residency by filming introduction videos where they talked about their practice and then met online together. For their second session they had online group meetings, shared their dinner/lunch and discussed about...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Reina Takeuchi, Amy Zhang, William (Billy) Keohavong and Jeremy Santos

Monday 20 September - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   Reina Takeuchi, Amy Zhang, William (Billy) Keohavong and Jeremy Santos was a recipient of a 5-day space grant at The Drill Hall in...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Amy Zhang

Monday 13 September - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   Amy Zhang was a recipient of a 5-day space grant at The Drill Hall in September. Amy is a movement artist currently focused on...

CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2022 RESEARCH RESIDENCIES

CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2022 RESEARCH RESIDENCIES

Tuesday 24 August - Monday 22 November, 2021

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 10AM, TUESDAY 19 OCTOBER 2021 Critical Path is offering 4 funded artist-led research residencies in 2022. Artists with a choreographic practice are invited to propose research projects that focus on explorations of new ideas, process or practice...

Experimental Choreographic Extension Residency

Experimental Choreographic Extension Residency

Ivey Wawn

Sunday 1 August - Sunday 31 October, 2021

Critical Path in collaboration with Performance Space has been supporting the development of new presentation outcomes of Ivey Wawn’s In Perpetuity project. During her residency at the Drill, Ivey created live and recorded materials for her project. The developed...

Articulating Practice – Northern Rivers

Articulating Practice – Northern Rivers

Practice Articulation Workshop

Saturday 17 July - Monday 19 July, 2021

Critical Path supported by NORPA is offering the following artists the opportunity to attend a 3-day Development Project based in Lismore. The selected artists are Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal (NSW), Juliet Burnett (QLD), Matthew Day (NSW), Mitch King (NSW), Nadia Milford...

DIGITAL RESIDENCY: SU YU HSIN AND ANGELA GOH

DIGITAL RESIDENCY: SU YU HSIN AND ANGELA GOH

Monday 5 July - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Su Yu Hsin (Taiwanese artist) and Angela Goh (Australian choreographer) are in residence at the Drill Hall (and online) researching their work "Tidal Variations" (working title) which will premiere later this year in Australia, Taiwan and online. Image courtesy of the...

SLOW TALK

SLOW TALK

One-to-one conversations between practitioners

Wednesday 23 June - Friday 31 December, 2021

23 July 2021 Lismore, NSW As an antidote to speed networking we are offering up to 30 practitioners the chance for a conversation with sector peers, advisors and leaders. The idea is not to network, not to sell or to buy, not to SPEED anything. A conversation amongst...

Blackform Lab

Blackform Lab

21-26 June 2021

Monday 21 June - Wednesday 26 May, 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...

Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub Residency Exchange

Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub Residency Exchange

Alexandra Ford, Mikayla Nangle

Tuesday 1 June - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

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...

Space Grant

Space Grant

Weizen Ho

Monday 31 May - Friday 11 June, 2021

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 2021

Experimental Choreographic Residency 2021

Rebecca Jensen

Tuesday 18 May - Sunday 30 May, 2021

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...

Open Tab

Open Tab

Thursday 1 April - Friday 30 April, 2021

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...

March Dance 2021

March Dance 2021

Monday 1 March - Wednesday 31 March, 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...

Research Room

Research Room

Friday 26 February - Friday 5 March, 2021

Critical Path offers the use of our Research Room to artists where it might be available.   Diane Busuttil is in the Research Room in February and March 2021. Diane Busuttil is a physical performer who trained as a dancer at the University of Western Sydney,...

Dean Walsh

Dean Walsh

Space Grant

Thursday 25 February - Thursday 11 March, 2021

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...

WHY IS THIS MINE? Choreographic Lab

WHY IS THIS MINE? Choreographic Lab

Partnership with PYT Fairfield

Monday 15 February - Friday 26 February, 2021

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...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Niv Rajendra

Tuesday 9 February - Saturday 13 February, 2021

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...

Alice Weber

Alice Weber

Research Residency

Friday 1 January, 12am - Friday 31 December, 2021 11pm

Alice Weber, during the two-week Research Residency at Critical Path in April, researched her ongoing project Dream Cellscapes. The residency then led into a three-week solo exhibition of the same name at Cement Fondu, in April and May, as part of the 'Textbook for...

Amaara Raheem

Amaara Raheem

Research Residency

Friday 1 January, 12am - Friday 31 December, 2021 11pm

Belonging/s In a creative / cultural exchange with Preethi Athreya (Chennai), Amaara researches and builds a museologically inspired ‘collection’ of gestures from handling objects sourced in each of their family homes. The research  weaves these lines of enquiry:...

David Huggins & Lauren Eiko

David Huggins & Lauren Eiko

Research Residency

Friday 1 January - Friday 31 December, 2021

Collaborators David Huggins and Lauren Eiko 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...

Vicki Van Hout & Raghav Handa

Vicki Van Hout & Raghav Handa

Research Residency

Friday 1 January - Friday 31 December, 2021

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...

Digital Drill

Digital Drill

Friday 1 January, 12am - Friday 31 December, 2021 11pm

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...

BlakForm

BlakForm

First Nations Projects

Friday 1 January, 12am - Friday 31 December, 2021 12am

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

Regional Hub Gatherings

Friday 1 January - Friday 31 December, 2021

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...

Henrietta Baird – Associate Artist

Henrietta Baird – Associate Artist

Critical Path Associate Artist 2020-2021

Friday 1 January - Friday 31 December, 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....

Research Residencies 2021

Research Residencies 2021

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

Friday 1 January - Friday 31 December, 2021

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...

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