Past Programs

Program

Space Residency

Space Residency

Noha Ramadan

Monday 13 January - Sunday 26 January, 2020

During her Space Residency, Noha will continue developing a long-term video, dance and textiles project which explores the phenomenological and philosophical themes of orientation, proximity, braiding, weaving and visibility/projection. Noha will use her time at the...

Research Room

Research Room

Chloé Déchery

Monday 6 January - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Chloé Déchery spent a week in the Research Room developing one component from her new umbrella research performance project, “Première", that encompasses a solo performance piece, a film of interviews with senior female artists and a lecture-performance. During her...

Space Residency

Space Residency

Monday 16 December - Sunday 22 December, 2019

figurescapes During a week-long research residency at Critical Path, Matthew will excavate the existing catalogue of choreographic scores, rehearsal notes, and archival records of Figures for Landscapes. Figures for Landscapes is an ongoing choreographic project which...

Why Dance Matters Now…

Why Dance Matters Now…

Thursday 5 December, 2019 - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Critical Path, in partnership with Delving into Dance, invited those engaged in dance (in whatever capacity) to share thoughts as to why dance matters now… Together we have commissioned texts for publication from Australian artists and writers. These diverse texts...

Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories

Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories

Alan Schacher, Fondue Set, Narelle Benjamin and Vicki Van Hout

Sunday 1 December, 2019 - Thursday 30 April, 2020

The Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories project is a skills development program for independent Sydney dance makers to explore best practice in archiving their processes for future audiences.  The project is held at the University of Sydney with...

Research Room

Research Room

Monday 25 November - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Scotland based artist Luke Pell has worked for a number of years with artists who are on and in the edges of things, art forms, communities, experience. Luke’s practice as a maker re-maps, re-remembers and re-imagines people, places, politics, and communities through...

Space To Fail

Space To Fail

Wednesday 20 November - Friday 29 November, 2019

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...

Responsive Research

Responsive Research

Monday 18 November - Saturday 30 November, 2019

For their Critical Path Responsive Residency, Kirk Page and Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal will spend time at Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA) and Critical Path to develop the choreography of movement and vocal duets for SMOKE*. Asking what is the pivotal role of smoke...

Research Room

Research Room

Monday 18 November - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Flamenco-contemporary dance practitioner and maker, Annalouise Paul, will spend a week in the Research Room and Drill Hall to reflect on her recent 6-week arts residency at Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia, supported by Asialink, and a 4-week working trip to India - Kerala,...

Central West Regional Practice Residency

Central West Regional Practice Residency

Monday 18 November - Saturday 30 November, 2019

Previous Body As Material and Interchange Festival artist Alison Plevey, is undertaking a residency at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre to reflect on Move to Zero, a project she developed through Australian Dance Party (ACT) in 2018 encouraging zero emissions...

Responsive Research

Responsive Research

Saturday 2 November, 9am - Saturday 16 November, 2019 5pm

During his Critical Path Responsive Residency, choreographer Martin del Amo will conduct research into the choreographic potential of the trio form. His collaborators are dancers Kristina Chan, David Huggins and Miranda Wheen, as well as Justine Shih Pearson in the...

Indigenous Dance Development Workshop

Indigenous Dance Development Workshop

Saturday 21 September - Monday 23 September, 2019

5 First Nations Australian Artists will come to the Drill Hall in September to participate in a three-day development workshop. Together the group will explore and share where they find themselves in their practice now, their connections and responsibilities to...

‘Why Is It Art?’ Lab

‘Why Is It Art?’ Lab

Monday 16 September - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Critical Path has partnered with PYT | Fairfield to deliver a three year project that explores contemporary dance practice in Western Sydney and aims to make space for different movement practices in our culture to share and work together. In 2019 Victoria Hunt will...

Responsive Research

Responsive Research

Tuesday 3 September - Saturday 14 September, 2019

WeiZen Ho and Joshua Pether draw on stories, experiences and imagination on how ceremonies from traditional societies set up space as a way of accessing their sensitivities.  Through using the concept of Transmission, they will investigate the body as a transmittable...

INFORM workshop-lab #3 with Julian Louis & Alexandra Harrison

INFORM workshop-lab #3 with Julian Louis & Alexandra Harrison

Monday 2 September - Friday 6 September, 2019

INFORM is a 2 year program partnership between NORPA and Critical Path which aims to explore and extend dance theatre practice in the Northern Rivers region, NSW. The program creates a space for opening up ideas and broadening skills at the intersection of dance and...

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR RESPONSIVE PROGRAM 2020

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR RESPONSIVE PROGRAM 2020

Friday 2 August, 12am - Thursday 5 September, 2019 4am

Applications for the Critical Path 2020 Responsive Program Residencies are now CLOSED. DEADLINE: 4PM, THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2019 Information for applicants including application form, eligibility requirements and assessment criteria are available to download on the...

Responsive Research

Responsive Research

Monday 1 July - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Kristina Chan, Donna Sgro (experimental fashion designer) and Clare Britton (visual artist and designer) will be researching the integration of the choreographed body and textiles. Developing visual and spatial outcomes that speak to environmental change, this...

Research Room

Research Room

Monday 24 June - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Long Sentences – Rhiannon Newton Rhiannon Newton is in residency in the research room in June and July. Her research will give concentrated thought to her new work, 'Long Sentences', in preparation for a residency at HIAP in Helsinki from September to November. Long...

Digital Residency

Digital Residency

Saturday 22 June - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Jacob and Eddie’s digital residency has just started and is precisely two meetings in! The project looks at models for the making and presentation of socially engaged and responsible work. Jacob’s current research is looking into the United Nations climate change and...

RESEARCH ROOM

RESEARCH ROOM

Monday 17 June - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Research Room: Joel Bray And Bernadette Lewis In this residency, Joey and Bernadette aim to reconnect with collaborators and make additions to their, “palette”, of which each factor encompasses four components; a task, a physical texture in the body, a proximal...

Responsive Research

Responsive Research

Monday 10 June - Friday 21 June, 2019

In her Responsive Residency, choreographer Sue Healey will delve into current states of play; in the microcosm of her kitchen, locally in Sydney and more globally in the current Trumpian Dystopia. This exploration through movement and image making will relate to five...

Catapult/Critical Path Studio Exchange

Catapult/Critical Path Studio Exchange

Saturday 1 June - Friday 9 August, 2019

The ‘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 dialogue around their...

Research Room

Research Room

Monday 29 April - Friday 10 May, 2019

Research Room: Nick Power Nick Power will spend two weeks furthering his exploration of elements of hip hop culture and his interest in intercultural exchange. Nick Power is an Australian B*boy and Choreographer whose work draws on the rituals and culture of hip hop...

Experimental Choreographic Lab

Experimental Choreographic Lab

Friday 12 April - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

As part of the Experimental Choreographic Residency Ivey will undertake the development of In Perpetuity; a work in progress investigating the demands of capital on bodies, human and non-human. Ivey is interested in the way that wage labour fractures and abstracts...

Responsive Research

Responsive Research

Wednesday 3 April - Thursday 18 April, 2019

The Body as Archive By employing the body as the receptacle of memory, choreographer and performance artist Rakini Devi will focus on key works that marked her journey in dance. The residency extends her concept of "tradition as transgression", that has been a...

Central West Reflections

Central West Reflections

Monday 1 April - Friday 31 May, 2019

The Central West Project was a choreographic residency and network program connecting artists working in dance and choreography to the Central West NSW region, with the intention of supporting more regional arts development. Following her participation in the 2018...

But in time something

But in time something

Friday 29 March - Sunday 31 March, 2019

It is vital that artists to have time and space to consider their practice, to forge relationships and alliances and to take themselves out of everyday circumstances to create breathing space, and producers & programmers have those needs as well. It is in that...

Residency

Residency

Monday 25 March - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Byström Källblad will be in residence at Critical Path from 25 March - 4 April. Artist Helena Byström and choreographer Anna Källblad share a desire to tell stories from and based in collaboration and exchange with specific places and its people. Byström is a visual...

Residency

Residency

Monday 25 March - Sunday 31 March, 2019

As part of a research visit to Australia, Maria Nurmela and Kalle Ropponen (both artist from Finland) and Renae Shadler (AUS/GER) will take forward their project 'Susurrus' with a residency at Critical Path, 25 - 31 March, and research visits to Dance Massive...

theWAVE jams

theWAVE jams

Friday 22 March, 6pm - Friday 22 March, 2019 8pm

Facilitated by Renata Commisso A monthly jam session for multi-disciplinary artists, founded in Montreal in 2017 by Quantum Collective Danse, returns for the second time to Sydney. This is a space where professional artists of all backgrounds - dancers, actors,...

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