Current Program

2021

March Dance 2022

March Dance 2022

1 – 31 March 2022 March Dance is a project of Independent Dance Alliance (IDA) a collaboration between Critical Path, DirtyFeet and ReadyMade Works who have joined forces with other companies and organisations to support artists’ participation in this month-long dance...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Azzam Mohamed

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   Azzam Mohamed received a 5-day space grant at The Drill Hall in January. Dancer, performer and educator Azzam Mohamed undertook a...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Lexy Panetta

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   Alexandria (Lexy) Panetta is one of the recipients of Critical Path’s February Space Residency. Lexy Panetta is a Sydney based dancer,...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Sue Healey

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   In February, Sue Healey will spend six days at The Drill Hall as part of the Space Residency. Sue is a choreographer, filmmaker, and...

A Strange Place

A Strange Place

Elysa Wendi and Rhiannon Newton

A Strange Place describes Elysa Wendi and Rhiannon Newton's collaboration that has evolved since they first met in Campbelltown in 2018. Their collaboration is grounded in conversation, which is understood as a kind of choreography that materially connects their...

Indigenous Dramaturgy in Dance

Indigenous Dramaturgy in Dance

“Dramaturgy in First Nations Contemporary dance can be a good thing. IF WE SET THE AGENDA”. (excerpt Raymond D. Blanco opening remarks) An initiative to interrogate Indigenous Dramaturgy in Dance  is being  hosted by Critical Path and supported by First Nations...

Doing Dramaturgy

Doing Dramaturgy

Critical Path is providing two places for NSW-connected practitioners to join Critical Path First Nations Producer Jasmine Gulash as participants on DOING DRAMATURGY a course with Lou Cope, founder of CoAD. Geraldine Balcazar, Brian Fuata and Jasmine will attend the...

Bundanon Regional Practitioner Gathering

Bundanon Regional Practitioner Gathering

In April Critical Path hosted a Regional Practitioner Gathering at Bundanon for artists who are all based in the Hunter Valley/Central Coast area of NSW. The residency-lab is part of a series of activities to nurture networks of regional practitioners and to provide...

[CP]3 with Dance Nucleus

[CP]3 with Dance Nucleus

Dance Nucleus is running a second edition of the Certificate Programme for Critical Practice in Contemporary Performance, April to October 2022. [CP]3 is a distance-learning program for the development of critical praxes in contemporary choreography and performance...

Bundanon First Nations Lab

Bundanon First Nations Lab

A First Nations focused lab with artists Henrietta Baird, Shana O’Brien, Josh Staines and Jasmin Sheppard. Amy Flannery could not attend due to Covid. Henrietta and Shana worked on their current projects while exploring shared concerns around relationship to the...

2022 Experimental Choreographic Research Residency

2022 Experimental Choreographic Research Residency

PARTNERSHIP WITH PERFORMANCE SPACE

The Experimental Choreographic Research 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...

Ceguva 2.0

Ceguva 2.0

Ceguva meaning ‘to breathe’ in Vosa Vakaviti is a collaborative & explorative digital residency led by Tokelauan Fijian storyteller, Emele Ugavule. In 2021 three expert Oceanic movers and choreographers were invited to be in conversation with emerging...

Small Space Grant

Small Space Grant

Sophia Ndaba

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   Sophia Ndaba was in The Drill for a five day Space grant in May for her choreographic research "I'm compelled to make dance work that...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Juliet Saito

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   Juliet Saito was a recipient of a 3 day Small Space Grant in May. "The past cannot be seen as the future also cannot. Each reaches...

Rosalind Crisp and Lizzie Thomson

Rosalind Crisp and Lizzie Thomson

Rosalind Crisp and Lizzie Thomson will be completing their two week residency with Critical Path in July. Lizzie will be in person at The Drill and Ros will be joining on-line. Rosalind Crisp and Lizzie Thomson started dancing together in Omeo Dance studio, Newtown,...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Gemma+Molly

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   gemma+molly will spend 6 days in The Drill for their continued development of their new interactive dance performance LUSH....

CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS Critical Path Research Fellowships 2023

CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS Critical Path Research Fellowships 2023

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 10AM, MONDAY 25 JULY 2022 Critical Path is offering 4 Choreographic Research Fellowships for early 2023. Each Fellowship offers up to 26 days of space in-kind at the Drill, in Sydney and $12,000 Artists with a choreographic practice are invited to...

2022 Critical Path Research Artists

2022 Critical Path Research Artists

Alan Schacher & Weizen Ho, Cloe Fournier, Holly Craig, Laura Osweiler

Critical Path is supporting four artist/artist duos in 2022 in artist-led research residencies. These research projects focus on explorations of new ideas, process or practice development without a pre-determined product outcome.  The recipients of the 2022 Critical...

Alan Schacher & WeiZen Ho

Alan Schacher & WeiZen Ho

2022 Research Residency

Alan and WeiZen are performers, devisors and creators who investigate questions regarding interculturality, ceremony, embodied spaces, and methods of animation, inhabitation and activation. They work both individually and in collaboration. In this project the artists...

Cloe Fournier

Cloe Fournier

2022 Research Residency

For the 2022 Critical Path Research Residency, independent choreographer and dancer Cloé Fournier together with physical theatre director David Clarkson, and digital artist Matthew Hugues will combine forces to explore the complex relationship between digital...

Choreographic Expansion Lab

Choreographic Expansion Lab

  This one-week lab is catered towards digital artists who collaborate with dancers or who incorporate choreography in their work. It will support artists to expand their choreographic vocabulary and work more discerningly when leveraging dance in digital...

Holly Craig

Holly Craig

2022 Research Residency

Exploring belonging, connection, community and place, Queer Blind dance artist and maker Holly Craig works collaboratively, opening and holding space for a collective experience of dance that is not centred upon visual sight. For their 2022 Critical Path Research...

Digital Enchantment Lab

Digital Enchantment Lab

This one-week lab supports dancers and choreographers who leverage digital affordances in their work to more deeply interrogate digital creation and experimentation within a choreographic agenda. It will also extend to discussions of data sovereignty, cultural...

Laura Osweiler

Laura Osweiler

2022 Research Residency

Choreographer, performer, scholar, teacher and producer Laura Osweiler`s research is based upon sharing and expanding her current practice beyond herself. Her research builds upon her current choreographic and performance practice that interweaves dance, movement,...

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...

MARCH DANCE: BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE SPACE GRANTS AND BURSARIES

MARCH DANCE: BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE SPACE GRANTS AND BURSARIES

As part of our March Dance program, Critical Path has offered the following Space Grants and Bursaries to artists to contribute to the 2022 festival curation strand BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE   Space Grant Recipients 7 to 10 March - Sarah Aiken Drawing on the physical...

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