Past Programs

Program

2023 Critical Path Research Fellowships

2023 Critical Path Research Fellowships

Amy Zhang, Geraldine Balcazar, Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal and Jo Clancy

Monday 19 December - Saturday 31 December, 2022

Critical Path delivers artist-led practice-based research and professional development across NSW. In 2023, Critical Path offered four Choreographic Research Fellowships under Critical Path’s four guiding ‘constellations’. Australia-Asia Digital First Nations Regional...

Articulating Practice – Sapphire Coast

Articulating Practice – Sapphire Coast

Saturday 19 November - Sunday 27 November, 2022

Critical Path is offering four artists a paid opportunity to attend a three-day development project from 20 - 22 November*, at Gunpowder Trading Post in Wolumla. Artists participating in the project will explore and share where they find themselves in their practice...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Nicola Ford

Saturday 1 October - Wednesday 5 October, 2022

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   Nicola Ford is a regionally based artist who will be spending 5 days in The Drill in December developing her choreographic work; "My goal is to...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Daniela Zambrano - Plonova Dance

Saturday 1 October - Wednesday 5 October, 2022

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   REGRESS is a project that describes how Guillain-Barre Syndrome can forge many changes in a human’s lifestyle, such as giving up activities we...

Michelle St Anne RESEARCH – live and online dance intimacy

Michelle St Anne RESEARCH – live and online dance intimacy

Thursday 1 September - Sunday 4 December, 2022

Michelle St Anne’s practice interrogates collaboration and devising to re-write bodily and societal scripts. Her work exists at the intersection of social justice and artistic practice, drawing on the rich traditions in western and south Asian cannons to reveal the...

Physical Futures Digital Exchange Residency

Physical Futures Digital Exchange Residency

Monday 1 August - Friday 12 August, 2022

Physical Futures Digital Exchange Residency is a 2 week residency from 1st to 12th of August 2022 as part of the ongoing 2022-2024 TAIWAN AND AUSTRALIA CHOREOGRAPHY EXCHANGE PROGRAM in which invited artists from the previous Digital Enchantment Lab and Choreographic...

Space Grant Opportunities at The Drill

Space Grant Opportunities at The Drill

Thursday 28 July - Saturday 31 December, 2022

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   Currently we have no Space Grant opportunities available.   Stay up to date, subscribe to our e-news, or follow us on socials,...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Gemma+Molly

Wednesday 6 July - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   gemma+molly will spend 6 days in The Drill for their continued development of their new interactive dance performance LUSH....

Choreographic Expansion Lab

Choreographic Expansion Lab

Monday 27 June, 10am - Friday 1 July, 2022 8pm

  This one-week lab is catered towards digital artists who collaborate with dancers or who incorporate choreography in their work. It will support artists to expand their choreographic vocabulary and work more discerningly when leveraging dance in digital...

CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS Critical Path Research Fellowships 2023

CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS Critical Path Research Fellowships 2023

Friday 24 June - Friday 12 August, 2022

APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED 10AM, MONDAY 25 JULY 2022  Critical Path is offering 4 Choreographic Research Fellowships for early 2023. Each Fellowship offers up to 26 days of space in-kind at the Drill, in Sydney and $12,000 Artists with a choreographic practice are...

Digital Enchantment Lab

Digital Enchantment Lab

Monday 20 June, 10am - Saturday 25 June, 2022 8pm

This one-week lab supports dancers and choreographers who leverage digital affordances in their work to more deeply interrogate digital creation and experimentation within a choreographic agenda. It will also extend to discussions of data sovereignty, cultural...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Juliet Saito

Sunday 29 May - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   Juliet Saito was a recipient of a 3 day Small Space Grant in May. "The past cannot be seen as the future also cannot. Each reaches...

Small Space Grant

Small Space Grant

Sophia Ndaba

Tuesday 24 May - Saturday 28 May, 2022

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   Sophia Ndaba was in The Drill for a five day Space grant in May for her choreographic research "I'm compelled to make dance work that...

Bundanon Regional Practitioner Gathering

Bundanon Regional Practitioner Gathering

Monday 18 April, 12am - Sunday 24 April, 2022 12am

In April Critical Path hosted 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 provide...

Bundanon First Nations Lab

Bundanon First Nations Lab

Friday 1 April - Thursday 30 June, 2022

A First Nations focused lab with artists Henrietta Baird, Shana O’Brien, Josh Staines and Jasmin Sheppard. Amy Flannery could not attend due to Covid. Henrietta and Shana worked on their current projects while exploring shared concerns around relationship to the...

Ceguva 2.0

Ceguva 2.0

Friday 1 April - Saturday 31 December, 2022

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

Monday 28 March - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

This artist callout has now closed and the lab series and artist exchange residency are unfolding. Please read more about the program and the inspiring people involved by heading over to our 2022 - 2024 Taiwan & Australia Choreography Exchange Program Page.  ...

Indigenous Dramaturgy in Dance

Indigenous Dramaturgy in Dance

Saturday 19 March - Saturday 31 December, 2022

“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...

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...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Lexy Panetta

Tuesday 1 February - Saturday 5 February, 2022

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,...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Sue Healey

Tuesday 1 February - Sunday 6 February, 2022

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

Thursday 13 January - Monday 17 January, 2022

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...

A Strange Place

A Strange Place

Elysa Wendi and Rhiannon Newton

Saturday 1 January - Saturday 31 December, 2022

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...

Rosalind Crisp and Lizzie Thomson

Rosalind Crisp and Lizzie Thomson

Saturday 1 January - Sunday 24 July, 2022

Rosalind Crisp and Lizzie Thomson will be completing their two week residency with Critical Path in July. Lizzie will be in person at The Drill and Ros will be joining on-line. Rosalind Crisp and Lizzie Thomson started dancing together in Omeo Dance studio, Newtown,...

2022 Critical Path Research Artists

2022 Critical Path Research Artists

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

Tuesday 30 November, 2021 - Saturday 31 December, 2022

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...

Laura Osweiler

Laura Osweiler

2022 Research Residency

Tuesday 30 November, 2021 - Friday 30 December, 2022

Choreographer, performer, scholar, teacher and producer Dr Laura (Amara) Osweiler’s research is based upon sharing and expanding her current practice beyond herself. Her project builds upon her 30 years as a Traditional and Contemporary Middle Eastern Dancer and...

Alex Craig

Alex Craig

2022 Research Residency

Tuesday 30 November, 2021 - Saturday 31 December, 2022

Exploring belonging, connection, community and place, Queer Blind dance artist and maker Alex 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...

Alan Schacher & WeiZen Ho

Alan Schacher & WeiZen Ho

2022 Research Residency

Tuesday 30 November, 2021 - Saturday 31 December, 2022

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

Tuesday 30 November, 2021 - Saturday 31 December, 2022

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...

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...

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