Past Programs

Program

Misuse/Displace: Strategies for Installation and Performance

Misuse/Displace: Strategies for Installation and Performance

Monday 18 November - Friday 22 November, 2013

Open to 10 Australian choreographers/dancers. Honorarium provided. Expressions of interest due 1 September. Participants in this lab are invited to attend the SEAM Symposium, registration fee waived. Working in the studio and out in the local area, participants will...

SEAM 2013 Audience Authorship Curation

SEAM 2013 Audience Authorship Curation

Friday 15 November - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Cultural production through collectives, cultural funding initiatives and free education in the 70’s and 80’s, created idealist environments for arts production. However, by the 90’s to the present day, these ideals have shifted increasingly towards institutionalised...

Doing Things

Doing Things

Monday 11 November - Friday 15 November, 2013

Open to 10 Australian choreographers/dancers. Honorarium provided. Expressions of interest due 1 September. Participants in this lab are invited to attend the SEAM Symposium, registration fee waived. During the workshop participants will work collectively and...

Eyes Wide Open Dance Platform

Eyes Wide Open Dance Platform

Wednesday 6 November - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Dance Sites is a newly formalised network between long-time collaborators Critical Path, Dancehouse and STRUT dance. A first of its kind in Australia, Dance Sites is a mobility network stemming from the partners’ shared commitment to support the independent dance...

Performance Space

Monday 28 October - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Sue Healey undertook a 2 week Performance Space residency at the Drill Hall, Critical Path. During this time Healey developed her new performance installation On View with artists Martin del Amo, Raghav Handa, Benjamin Hancock, Nalina Wait and cinematographer Judd...

Impossible Bodies: A Choreographer’s Toolbox

Impossible Bodies: A Choreographer’s Toolbox

Friday 18 October - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Open to 15 Australian choreographers/dancers. Expressions of interest due 1 September. Associated event: Colette will be in residence at Critical Path from 14 to 27 October developing a new solo work where she will consider the agency of the non-human and the...

Impro-Exchange 2013

Impro-Exchange 2013

Thursday 10 October - Saturday 12 October, 2013

In partnership with The Weather Exchange, an initiative of De Quincey Co. Open to Australian choreographers/dancers. Expressions of interest for February lab due 31 January; for October lab due 1 September. Building on previous laboratories between 2006 and 2012,...

The Emerging Choreographers’ Mentorship

The Emerging Choreographers’ Mentorship

Saturday 21 September - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

21 Sep - 6 Nov Research Period 1 2013 Henrietta Baird chosen to work with mentor Marilyn Miller.  Henrietta’s project involved travelling to her Kukuyalandji country, Wujal Wujal community to work with Kukuyalandji women to document her family stories, sharing her...

Responsive Residency

Responsive Residency

Monday 16 September - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Appearing We begin with curiosity to move further toward something unknown… To go in close means forgetting convention, reputation, reasoning, hierarchies and self… risking incoherence, even madness. For it can happen that one gets too close and then the collaboration...

Beyond the Training

Beyond the Training

Saturday 14 September - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Cost per series: $70 Ausdance NSW members $90 Non members Open to 15 dance practitioners per series. An annual series of skills sharing and professional development workshops aimed at exploring beyond the technique of dance classes. The series supports the Responsive...

Dance Sites Network

Dance Sites Network

Sunday 4 August, 2013 - Monday 4 December, 2017

WHAT IS IT Long-time collaborators Critical Path (NSW), Dancehouse (VIC) and STRUT (WA) collectively formed the DANCE SITES NETWORK (DSN) in 2012. DANCE SITES is a unique mobility network stemming from the partners’ shared commitment to support the independent dance...

UNSW Residency

UNSW Residency

Monday 15 July - Friday 2 August, 2013

Critical Path and the CPL work in partnership to provide dance research residencies in the Io Myers Studio at UNSW. The CPL supports research and analysis in performance and cross-media practice in SAM and the residencies provide invaluable opportunities for academic...

The Emerging Choreographers’ Mentorship

The Emerging Choreographers’ Mentorship

Monday 1 July - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

1 July - 31 December Research Period 1 2013. In partnership with Marrugeku Eric Avery chose to work with mentor Vicki Van Hout.  He explored ways to use his Ngiyampaa language as the basis for developing dance movement.  Eric’s goal is to preserve and cultivate new...

Artist Talk/ Installation

Artist Talk/ Installation

Friday 21 June - Friday 21 June, 2013

A single channel, interactive video installation for one viewer, Three Angles creates a personalised, intimate and direct engagement between the performer on-screen and the viewer. The work aims to create an affective loop between the viewer and performer’s body,...

Writing

Writing

Tuesday 18 June - Thursday 20 June, 2013

This workshop will introduce Myriam’s system of body training focussed on respiratory techniques and her use of digital scoring in composition. “When composing and writing my choreographic scores, I use abstract processes and data. I sit at my table and I write in a...

The Dancing Body of the Future, Pt II

The Dancing Body of the Future, Pt II

Tuesday 18 June - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Since 2010 Paul has been collaborating with French/UK artist Paul Granjon on the Experimental Body Extension Manufacturing Unit, which premiered at the Campbelltown Arts Centre, Oct 2012. EBEMU is a project where ideas about physical body extensions are explored and...

Motion Capture Open Lab

Motion Capture Open Lab

Saturday 15 June - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Interactive performance engages technologies from Motion Capture (MoCAP) to video tracking, bio-sensors, to simple accelerometers. These may control or generate music and visual content for a performance. Such practices raise a number of fascinating issues, pertaining...

Research Room Residency

Research Room Residency

Saturday 1 June - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Jun, Jul, Dec An Australia Council Dance Board Fellow in 2012–2013, Sandra is engaged in the research and development of a series of installation works from the perspective of a choreographer. Using combinations of movement, video and sound, her work aims to explore...

Responsive Residency

Responsive Residency

Monday 20 May - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Ghenoa’s research project centres on her desire to make her own imprint, challenging her very self and her songs, dances, language and culture, and asking: What cultural protocols are imbedded within her Torres Strait culture? Through this three-week residency...

Responsive Residency

Responsive Residency

Monday 13 May - Friday 20 December, 2013

13–19 May, 9–20 Dec This research is a reinvestigation of Meryl’s The Oracle through technology and builds on the questions raised in the original choreography: to explore those most human of conditions – the conflicting forces of nature and man, masculinity and...

First Run, Sydney

First Run, Sydney

Saturday 20 April - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Curators of Lucy Guerin Inc,’s First Run, Luke George and Brooke Stamp, will join Critical Path’s Artist Representative Latai Taumoepeau to present a Sydney edition of First Run: a platform for sharing new explorations in current practice that are rough, raw, full of...

Beyond the Training

Beyond the Training

Tuesday 16 April - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

In partnership with Ausdance NSW Cost per series: $70 Ausdance NSW members $90 Non members Open to 15 dance practitioners per series. An annual series of skills sharing and professional development workshops aimed at exploring beyond the technique of dance classes....

Responsive Residency

Responsive Residency

Monday 15 April - Sunday 5 May, 2013

During this residency Nick and his collaborators will reimagine the ritual of the cypher, a foundational element of hip hop culture, in particular breaking (breakdance). A cypher occurs when dancers form a circle creating space in the centre for the dancers to perform...

Re/Inventing Traditions

Re/Inventing Traditions

Monday 4 March - Friday 8 March, 2013

This exchange brought together Nelly Benjamin, Julie Gray, Garry Lang, Rita Price, Ade Suharto, Latai Taumoepeau, Nick Power, Patrick Thaiday and Anandavalli all independent choreographers working with traditional or classical forms in contemporary practice. Kaal, I...

Research Room Residency

Research Room Residency

Friday 1 March - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Mar, Apr, Aug In 2009, Deborah devised a distributed, dancing memorial for the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen protests, based on the steps of the man who held off the tanks after the protest was crushed by the Peoples Liberation Army. The choreography was developed...

Responsive Residency

Responsive Residency

Monday 18 February - Sunday 15 September, 2013

18–24 Feb, 2–15 Sep Normally walking in parallel coordination is an awkward experience, the same arm as leg moving forward in a bizarre Frankenstein manner. But believe it or not, this is the basis for a Yolngu (Northern Territory indigenous) woman’s ‘balancing’ step,...

Impro-Exchange 2013

Impro-Exchange 2013

Thursday 7 February - Saturday 9 February, 2013

In partnership with The Weather Exchange, an initiative of De Quincey Co. Open to Australian choreographers/dancers. Expressions of interest for February lab due 31 January; for October lab due 1 September. Building on previous laboratories between 2006 and 2012,...

Responsive Residency

Responsive Residency

Monday 4 February - Sunday 8 December, 2013

4–6 Feb, 11–13 Feb, 2–7 Apr, 2–8 Dec  Space Grant What would we defend to the death? How have we responded to the death of people who have been significant in our lives? How do we feel about our own death? Is it important? Are there any elements of reincarnation that...

Artists’ Salons

Artists’ Salons

Sunday 6 January - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Artists’ Salon: Raimund Hoghe January 6 The Drill Hall In partnership with Sydney Festival Critical Path Artist Representative Martin del Amo led an informal conversation with Raimund Hoghe. Hoghe talked about his piece in the Sydney Festival Sacre - The Rite of...

Associate Artist

Associate Artist

Tuesday 1 January, 12am - Tuesday 31 December, 2013 12am

Paul continues in his second of two years as Critical Path’s inaugural Associate Artist, a position initiated in 2012 to support longer-term development opportunities for practitioners. Paul worked full-time with Critical Path over eight weeks, taking a leading role...

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