Past Programs

Program

Experimental Choreographic Residency

Experimental Choreographic Residency

Partnership with Performance Space

Tuesday 1 December, 2020 - Sunday 28 February, 2021

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

‘Mysteries’ Lab

‘Mysteries’ Lab

Gabrielle Bates, Latai Taumoepeau, Leo Cremonese, Peter Swain, WeiZen Ho, Alex Wisser

Monday 21 September - Friday 25 September, 2020

Is there a place for magic in contemporary dance? Critical Path, in partnership with Cementa, have invited a group of artists to explore this question in our upcoming ‘Mysteries’ Lab. The lab, held in Kandos from 21-25 September, will focus on sharing, research,...

5-Day Space Grants

5-Day Space Grants

Friday 11 September - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Critical Path opened up The Drill for 5-day space residencies in September and October 2020 to artists needing urgent space for choreographic research and exploration. Natasha Sturgis: 11 - 15 September 2020 "I am currently in development creating an interdisciplinary...

Applications Open for 2021 Research Residencies

Applications Open for 2021 Research Residencies

2021 Research Residencies

Tuesday 8 September, 12am - Saturday 10 October, 2020 10am

APPLICATIONS EXTENDED: NOW CLOSING 10AM, THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER 2020 Critical Path is offering 4 funded artist-led research residencies in 2021. Artists with a choreographic practice are invited to propose research projects that focus on explorations of new ideas,...

Space Residency

Space Residency

Karen Kerkhoven & Collaborators

Monday 24 August - Saturday 29 August, 2020

On the Cusp to the Future The latest iteration of On the Cusp will be going online internationally through collaborations with existing artist residencies and Atelier Pilar Güell, Barcelona, Spain from October 16 – 18 2020. There will be some material from On the Cusp...

Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories

Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories

Anandavalli’s Story in an Interview with Martin del Amo

Tuesday 11 August - Thursday 31 December, 2020

During Anandavalli’s 2017 Dancing Sydney residency at Critical Path, Anandavalli and Martin del Amo had the idea to record the highlights of her career with an interview. Martin says: 'I have very fond memories of doing this interview with Anandavali. She is an...

Critical Path & PYT Fairfield – ‘Why Is This Contemporary?’ Lab

Critical Path & PYT Fairfield – ‘Why Is This Contemporary?’ Lab

Artists in Discussion

Tuesday 11 August - Monday 31 August, 2020

In June, Critical Path and PYT Fairfield invited three Western Sydney artists Anna Kuroda, Eliam Royalness and Neda Taha to participate in WHY IS THIS CONTEMPORARY? lab facilitated by Martin del Amo. Through this lab artists examined and expanded their individual...

Critical Path Associate Artist

Critical Path Associate Artist

Henrietta Baird

Monday 10 August - Friday 14 August, 2020

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....

da:ns Lab 2020

da:ns Lab 2020

Co-immunity: How to Dance When We Are All Ill

Thursday 9 July - Sunday 12 July, 2020

The theme invites participants to reflect on what has been disordered amidst the global crises and health emergencies. Adrianne Semmens, Gabriela Green, Matt Cornell, Mish Grigor, Patricia Wood, Raghav Handa, Rakini Devi, Reina Takeuchi and Taree Sansbury and Claire...

Space Residency

Space Residency

Alice Weber

Monday 6 July - Friday 10 July, 2020

During her time at the Drill Hall, Alice will develop her research around digital and long-distance intimacies, signification and scale. Through a variety of choreographic forms, from online dance class to public signage, Alice will explore how desire and the banal...

Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories

Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories

Rakini Devi, Martin del Amo & Anandavalli

Friday 3 July, 12am - Thursday 31 December, 2020 12am

The Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories is a skills development program for independent Sydney dance makers to explore best practice in archiving their processes for future audiences, and what a reflection on their archive might mean for their...

Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories

Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories

Martin del Amo

Friday 3 July, 12am - Friday 3 July, 2020 12am

MARTIN DEL AMO'S THOUGHTS ON HIS 2017 DANCING SYDNEY ARCHIVE PROJECT RESIDENCY SHARING During my 2017 Dancing Sydney residency at Critical Path, I became interested in the idea of ‘physically archiving’ previous work. For this purpose, I revisited a 15-minute solo, A...

Infinite Item – Open Studio and Live Stream Performance

Infinite Item – Open Studio and Live Stream Performance

Dean Walsh

Monday 29 June - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Choreographer, performer, educator and movement researcher, Dean Walsh’s latest production, Infinite Item, is his largest scale work that focuses on intersections between art, environmental science, Climate Change, and also foregrounds this global pandemic as a moment...

Infinite Item

Infinite Item

Dean Walsh

Monday 22 June - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Choreographer, performer, educator and movement researcher, Dean Walsh’s latest production, Infinite Item, is his largest scale work focusing on environmental themes, since he began his research into this thematic base in 2007. This work has had several, quite...

Critical Path & PYT Fairfield Lab – ‘Why Is This Contemporary?’

Critical Path & PYT Fairfield Lab – ‘Why Is This Contemporary?’

Anna Kuroda, Eliam Royalness, Neda Taha, Martin del Amo

Monday 15 June - Friday 19 June, 2020

15-19 June 2020 @The Drill Hall 22-26 June 2020 @ PYT Fairfield Critical Path in partnership with PYT Fairfield are delivering the second lab of their three-year project that explores contemporary dance practice in Western Sydney. This year’s ‘WHY IS THIS...

Space Residency

Space Residency

Adam Linder

Friday 12 June - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Adam was at the Drill Hall for three days of research in June 2020. During this time, he worked on further developing some of the dance material derived from his exhibition at MoMA earlier in 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

Dancing Sydney: AN ARCHIVE OF OUR UN/SPOKEN

Dancing Sydney: AN ARCHIVE OF OUR UN/SPOKEN

Alan Schacher

Monday 1 June - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Callout for Contributions - by Alan Schacher For Critical Path’s Dance Archiving Project, rather than a map of trajectories of works I have made, I wish to unearth an even more fragile trace, that of the collective thoughts and unfinished sentences that pass amongst...

Responsive Residency

Responsive Residency

Patricia Wood

Sunday 31 May - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Choreographer Patricia Wood and composer Benedict Carey will work together, remotely, for a collective research, under the framework of Mimetic/Memetic Practice for their Critical Path Responsive Residency. Through a physical process of exchange, they will look...

Body as a Vessel

Body as a Vessel

Priya Mistry

Wednesday 20 May - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Four Australia based artists Nikki Lam, Melissa Gilbert (Offerings), Frauke Huhn and Kate O’Boyle joined Priya Mistry in an exploratory week of grief, celebration, anger and beginnings. They met online for over 4 days. Central to their time together they explored “The...

Space Residency

Space Residency

Matt Cornell

Wednesday 20 May - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Matt Cornell will work at the Drill Hall to extend his Critical Path Responsive Research Residency. He will continue dancing with his collaborators as a process for thinking through liquidity as it impales fresh water and human bodies, financialising them into global...

Responsive Residency

Responsive Residency

Sarah Pini

Friday 15 May - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Interdisciplinary researcher, anthropologist and choreographer Sarah Pini for her Critical Path Responsive Research Residency will work remotely with collaborators Jestin George, biolotechnologist and visual artist, and Melissa Ramos, visual artist and filmmaker....

Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories

Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories

Rakini Devi

Thursday 7 May - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Rakini Devi in her online article discusses the activities undertaken during the Dancing Sydney archive process in 2018 and the Critical Path Responsive Residency Research in collaboration with video and sound artist Karl Ockelford that followed in 2019. Rakini says...

Talking Dance: Dance Ecologies

Talking Dance: Dance Ecologies

Martin del Amo and Featured Artists

Thursday 7 May - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Initiated and led by choreographer Martin del Amo, Talking Dance: Dance Ecologies centres around a series of conversations, designed to explore more deeply the way independent choreographers work within the Australian arts sector, and how Critical Path relates to that...

Research Room

Research Room

whatsthebigmistry - Priya Mistry

Monday 20 April - Thursday 23 April, 2020

whatsthebigmistry is Priya Mistry, multidisciplinary artist, socially engaged practitioner and creative producer. Priya’s work straddles performance, dance, live and visual art, working locally across the U.K and internationally. After receiving a DYCP (Developing...

Space Grant

Space Grant

Jodie McNeilly-Renaudie

Monday 9 March - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

A Conversation Between Coal As part of March Dance 2020, Jodie McNeilly-Renaudie will spend 2 days at The Drill undertaking a Critical Path Space Residency. Coal gets a bad rap in the history of human's exploiting it in our industrialist march of the past and economic...

Dancing the Drill Responsive Residency

Dancing the Drill Responsive Residency

Jane McKernan

Friday 28 February - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Sydney based choreographer and member of The Fondue Set, Jane McKernan will investigate how to continue as a mid-career middle-aged dance artist in Sydney after living in the UK for 4 years. Her research has several strands, the first being research into coming back...

Space To Fail 2020

Space To Fail 2020

International Residency Exchange

Tuesday 18 February - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Space to Fail is an international residency ‘exchange’ that through its focus on dance-making processes sits in opposition to the sector’s priority of product / performance-making, by allowing time and space for artists to simply work without fear of failure. The...

Dancing the Drill Responsive Residency

Dancing the Drill Responsive Residency

Rhiannon Newton

Monday 17 February - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Rhiannon will continue her research into questions relating to making sense of, and with, the world. Following on from recent somatic practice studies she will explore how touch-based technologies, cybernetic models, biological storytelling and feeling-led knowledge...

Responsive Residency

Responsive Residency

Yolande Brown

Monday 17 February - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Yolande Brown will collaborate with harpist, Mary Doumany to research the technical and physical possibilities between dancer and harp: the interplay of physical and aural resonance, and culture. Being a Bidjara woman, Yolande is drawn to not only researching her own...

Research Room

Research Room

Patricia Wood

Tuesday 28 January - Friday 7 February, 2020

Patricia Wood will spend two weeks in the Research Room consolidating her recent embodied research in relation to transmission, temporality and Trisha Brown. Photo credit: Cleo Mees

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