Current Program

2021

Spaces for Street Dance

Spaces for Street Dance

A Research and Feasibility Study Project

Spaces for Street Dance (unincorporated group) has grown out of recent conversations, supported by Australia Council for the Arts, to ensure the Street Dance community was part of the consultation on a National Arts Policy. From this process has come the desire to...

Blak Camp

Blak Camp

FIRST NATIONS PRACTICE LAB – INDIGENOUS DRAMATURGIES

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,...

2023 Experimental Choreographic Residency – Call for proposals

2023 Experimental Choreographic Residency – Call for proposals

PARTNERSHIP WITH PERFORMANCE SPACE

The Experimental Choreographic Residency (ECR) supports the development of innovative, bold and experimental approaches to choreography. Established in 2016 in partnership with Performance Space, the residency supports an artist or collaboration to spend two weeks...

Kristina Chan

Kristina Chan

Part of Reconfiguration Action Research Project

Kristina Chan (Lake Macquarie) 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...

CONVERSATION: What happens in the pause?

CONVERSATION: What happens in the pause?

Part of March Dance 2023

In this conversation with dance and movement-makers, we will consider the value of rest, pause, and stillness in creative practice and within dance. How do we, institutionally, come to recognise pause as an integral part of the creative process? How do we create space...

Nicole Schild

Nicole Schild

Part of Reconfiguration Action Research Project

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

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

Regional Action Research Project

Regional Action Research Project

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

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...

March Dance 2023

March Dance 2023

1 – 31 March 2023 Kicking off March 1, the 2023 March Dance festival includes over 100 artists, 10 companies, 11 organisations and 27 venues coming together from across Sydney to connect and showcase the vibrant and resilient Sydney contemporary dance scene.  The 2023...

EOI: Expanding Practice

EOI: Expanding Practice

at the Gunpowder Trading Post

Followed the our recent successful joint program - Articulating Practice - Sapphire Coast last year in November, Critical Path and Gunpowder Trading Post is offering a week-long residency for a dance maker/choreographic artist at the Gunpowder Trading Post, Wolumla....

Amy Flannery – Critical Path First Nations Mini Bursary recipient

Amy Flannery – Critical Path First Nations Mini Bursary recipient

Part of March Dance 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...

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

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)....

One Day for Dance

One Day for Dance

Part of March Dance 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,...

Patricia Wood and Alex Karaconji

Patricia Wood and Alex Karaconji

Part of March Dance 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....

Propel Projects Emerging Performers Residency (PROPEL)

Propel Projects Emerging Performers Residency (PROPEL)

Claire Hicks (Director of Critical Path) will be working with visual artist Katya Petetskaya between February and July 2023 as part of Propel Projects Emerging Performers Residency.   Propel Projects Emerging Performers Residency Four emerging artists have been...

Michelle St Anne

Michelle St Anne

Space Grant

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...

Celestial – creative practice workshop

Celestial – creative practice workshop

Part of March Dance 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...

FIRST NATIONS TRUTH TELLING RESEARCH RESIDENCY

FIRST NATIONS TRUTH TELLING RESEARCH RESIDENCY

Call for proposals

RESIDENCY DATES 22 May – 2 June 2023 Calling First Nations dance makers! Do you have a truth-telling project or idea which needs dedicated, supported research time, both in and out of the studio? Critical Path is partnering with AIATSIS and will link you up with the...

2023 Experimental Choreographic Research Residency

2023 Experimental Choreographic Research Residency

PARTNERSHIP WITH PERFORMANCE SPACE

Critical Path, with Performance Space, is thrilled to announce Devika Bilimoria as the recipient of the 2023 Experimental Choreographic Residency!  Based in Naarm, Devika is a multi-disciplinary artist working across performance, video, photography, and installation....

2023 Critical Path Research Fellowships

2023 Critical Path Research Fellowships

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

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...

Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal 

Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal 

2023 Critical Path Australia-Asia Research Fellowship

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...

Amy Zhang

Amy Zhang

2023 Critical Path Digital Research Fellowship

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

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

Geraldine will work with dramaturg Ira Ferris and Stella Chen to explore what a new relationship to TIME offers her practice and a different way to make work. What shifts/transformations in the individual and social body could occur if we decolonise time and slow down...

2022-2024 Taiwan and Australia Choreography Exchange Program

2022-2024 Taiwan and Australia Choreography Exchange Program

Critical Path has partnered with The Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB) and the Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney, Australia, to co-organise the 2022-2024 Taiwan and Australia Choreography Exchange Program. This program...

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