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RECIPIENTS OF THE 2024 RESPONSIVE RESIDENCIES

RECIPIENTS OF THE 2024 RESPONSIVE RESIDENCIES

Friday 8 December, 2023 12am - Tuesday 31 December, 2024 12am

We congratulate Keila Terencio, Paul Walker, and Victoria Hunt for being selected as our 2024 Responsive Residents. We received a large number of applications and thank all artists who have applied, once more demonstrating the crucial role supported research and...

RESEARCH ROOM Residencies (2024 – term 1)

RESEARCH ROOM Residencies (2024 – term 1)

FROM 2 WEEKS UP TO 2 MONTHS, BETWEEN 26 FEBRUARY AND 30 JUNE

Thursday 7 December, 2023 12pm - Sunday 30 June, 2024 12am

Do you need a dedicated time and space to undertake a comprehensive research for your new choreographic project? Time to read, write, collate images, sounds, video footage. Time to go through and make sense of previously written notes and/or recorded materials....

EOI: Critical Dialogues issue 15 (TIME)

EOI: Critical Dialogues issue 15 (TIME)

Wednesday 8 November, 12am - Sunday 31 December, 2023 12am

The 15th edition of our bi-annual publication Critical Dialogues will focus on the editorial theme: 'TIME' We are calling for contributions from those engaged in dance (in whatever capacity) who are interested in reflecting on TIME as a choreographic tool, concept, or...

CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS

CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS

Critical Path Responsive Residencies 2024

Tuesday 5 September, 2023 - Monday 2 September, 2024

APPLICATIONS CLOSE MIDNIGHT, MONDAY 16 OCTOBER 2023  Critical Path is offering 3 Responsive Residencies for 2024. NSW artists with a choreographic practice are invited to propose research projects that focus on explorations of new ideas or practice development without...

GRAFTING Space Grants (2023)

GRAFTING Space Grants (2023)

Tuesday 5 September, 2023 - Monday 2 December, 2024

In botany grafting is a horticultural practice in which a branch or bud of one plant is attached to the stem or a root of another plant so that a union is formed and the partners continue to grow. This October, we have invited three dance artists/teams to spend a week...

RESEARCH ROOM residents (2023)

RESEARCH ROOM residents (2023)

Thursday 3 August, 2023 - Monday 2 December, 2024

From mid August till mid November 2023, our RESEARCH ROOM will be a beehive of choreographic research with seven selected artists reflecting on their past practices and/or brainstorming and consolidating ideas for their future projects. Their areas of research cover:...

RESEARCH ROOM Residencies (2023)

RESEARCH ROOM Residencies (2023)

FROM 2 WEEKS UP TO 2 MONTHS, BETWEEN 14 AUGUST AND 24 NOVEMBER

Thursday 29 June, 12pm - Sunday 31 December, 2023 12am

Do you need dedicated time and space to undertake a comprehensive research for your new choreographic project? Time to read, write, collate images, sounds, video footage. Time to go through and make sense of previously written notes and/or recorded materials....

Research Room: Nikki Heywood

Research Room: Nikki Heywood

In residence: June 2023

Wednesday 14 June, 12am - Sunday 16 July, 2023 12am

Nikki is researching and thinking about a new performance work generated through embodied writing practices. The project straddles spoken word and extended vocal sound arising through breath and gesture, touching on the limits of perception and precarious transitional...

RECHARGE Space Grants (Winter ’23)

RECHARGE Space Grants (Winter ’23)

Wednesday 31 May, 2023 - Friday 31 May, 2024

We are delighted to open The Drill Hall in this cooler and darker winter months to a group of artists whose choreographic explorations range from cultural dancing roots to autumnal phase of life, from co-existence within the land, waterways and skies to...

RECHARGE – Winter season Space Grants at The Drill

RECHARGE – Winter season Space Grants at The Drill

From June to August 2023, our Drill Hall is available for your choreographic research and development

Friday 28 April, 12am - Tuesday 16 May, 2023 12am

This winter season, we are offering a range of either one or two-week long residencies and invite you to come keep the space warm whilst exploring and experimenting with your choreographic ideas and research, without the pressure of an outcome.  The residency is open...

Celestial – creative practice workshop

Celestial – creative practice workshop

Part of March Dance 2023

Saturday 25 March - Sunday 26 February, 2023

A creative practice workshop with Naarm (Melbourne) based choreographer Zoë Bastin to develop a new project Celestial. We'll be working with scored improvisation, Creative Dance techniques and imagery from renaissance painting. Across the two days there will be...

Reina Takeuchi and Tom Kentta – Critical Path Start-up Commission recipient

Reina Takeuchi and Tom Kentta – Critical Path Start-up Commission recipient

Part of March Dance 2023

Monday 20 March - Friday 31 March, 2023

Reina Takeuchi and Tom Kentta will work on the development of Peripheries, a collaboration between football freestylers, skaters and movers. Coming together to create shared movement, Peripheries explores the casual beauty of the suburbs, from pigeons, to youths...

One Day for Dance

One Day for Dance

Part of March Dance 2023

Friday 17 March - Friday 17 March, 2023

Cultural organisations in NSW have joined forces to offer dance artists space to create, connect and share their practice once a month from March – December 2023. One Day For Day will see Bangarra, Bankstown Arts Centre, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Carriageworks,...

Dr Laura (Amara) Osweiler – Creative development of Weighted in Time

Dr Laura (Amara) Osweiler – Creative development of Weighted in Time

Part of March Dance 2023

Monday 13 March - Thursday 16 March, 2023

Creative development of Weighted in Time. Dr Laura (Amara) Osweiler and collaborator Paul Osborne share Laura’s story of living with Cataplexy (when the body goes into REM stage but the mind is awake), a symptom of Type 1 Narcolepsy (a neurological sleep disorder)....

Amy Flannery – Critical Path First Nations Mini Bursary recipient

Amy Flannery – Critical Path First Nations Mini Bursary recipient

Part of March Dance 2023

Monday 6 March - Thursday 9 March, 2023

Amy Flannery is the recipient of Critical Path First Nation Mini Bursary recipient. Amy will work with dancer Aroha Pehi to explore the creation of a new dance work, Sap (working title) with a research focus on tree sap, its uses and benefits, as well as exploring its...

Patricia Wood and Alex Karaconji

Patricia Wood and Alex Karaconji

Part of March Dance 2023

Wednesday 1 March - Friday 31 March, 2023

Choreographer, Patricia Wood, and visual artist, Alex Karaconji, will spend the time in the Research Room exploring visual and embodied possibilities for the textual slippage, using hand drawn animations, diagrammatic sentencing, and Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis....

Michelle St Anne

Michelle St Anne

Space Grant

Monday 20 February - Friday 24 February, 2023

In February and March, Michelle St Anne works with Sue Jo Wright and a sound ensemble for a development which is a continuation of the research project - Live and Online Dance Intimacy in 2022. Sunday 19 March 2023, 4 - 6PM, at the Drill Hall THE TABLE TEST // Sharing...

Regional Action Research Project

Regional Action Research Project

Kristina Chan, Nicole Schild, Helene Markstein, Geraldine Balcazar and Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal

Monday 6 February, 12am - Sunday 31 December, 2023 12am

In 2023 five artists/collaborations will take forward their independent research activities within Critical Path’s program with support from Create NSW, engaging as an at distance action research group, alongside First Nations Research Fellow Jo Clancy. Our five...

Blak Camp

Blak Camp

FIRST NATIONS PRACTICE LAB – INDIGENOUS DRAMATURGIES

Monday 30 January - Sunday 31 December, 2023

Indigenous Dramaturgies in Dance Lab BLAK CAMP First Nations Practice Lab will support a group of young independent dance makers to explore, articulate and extend their practice and creative methodologies. The Blak Camp lab participants are Amy Flannery, Jye Uren,...

Kristina Chan

Kristina Chan

Part of Reconfiguration Action Research Project

Monday 30 January, 12am - Monday 30 January, 2023 12am

Kristina Chan (Biripi Country) will work with composer, music researcher, founder of experimental arts publication ADSR Zine James Hazel, and with dancer, choreographer Sophia Ndaba. Kristina asks what does it mean to work with the more-than-human forces of a...

Nicole Schild

Nicole Schild

Part of Reconfiguration Action Research Project

Monday 30 January, 12am - Saturday 30 December, 2023 12am

Nicole Schild (Central Coast & Dandenong Ranges) works with academic, musician and installation artist Louisa Magrics (Newcastle) In this project. Nicole will explore the new possibilities for choreographic methodology enabled by a ground-up interweaving of dance...

Helene Markstein

Helene Markstein

Part of Regional Action Research Project

Monday 30 January - Saturday 30 December, 2023

Helene Markstein (Blue Mountains) performance maker and designer-scenographer, in collaboration with dance artists Anca Frankenhaeuser and puppeteer Fiona James. Helene has Parkinsons Disease and will be exploring this ‘authentic body movement as a way to write...

Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal 

Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal 

2023 Critical Path Australia-Asia Research Fellowship

Monday 19 December, 2022 - Sunday 31 December, 2023

Jade Dewi is collaborating with artists Ria Soemardjo, Justin Shoulder, Mathew Stegh and dramaturg Rachel Swain, focusing on water ecologies and experimenting with intimate audience-performer relationships.  Embodying the fluid evolution of lifeforms from ocean to...

2023 Critical Path Research Fellowships

2023 Critical Path Research Fellowships

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

Monday 19 December, 2022 - Sunday 31 December, 2023

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...

Amy Zhang

Amy Zhang

2023 Critical Path Digital Research Fellowship

Monday 19 December, 2022 - Sunday 31 December, 2023

The world of online dating and virtual AI companions has sparked Amy’s interest in how we connect in the digital space and questions about what role IRL (in real life) interactions plays in building intimacy. With collaborators William (Billy) Keohavong and Toshiya...

Jo Clancy

Jo Clancy

2023 Critical Path First Nations Research Fellowship

Monday 19 December, 2022 - Sunday 31 December, 2023

I have been looking for space and support to sit with Country, to be guided by the songs that come when I do this, the movement and dance that resonates through me during this practice, the conversations that follow with the Matriarchs who surround me and the sharing...

Geraldine Balcazar

Geraldine Balcazar

2023 Critical Path Regional Research Fellowship

Monday 19 December, 2022 - Sunday 31 December, 2023

Geraldine Balcazar is collaborating with Ira Ferris and Stella Chen to explore what a new relationship to time offers her practice and a different way to make work. They are asking, what shifts/transformations in the individual and social body could occur if we...

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