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...

Movement, Movement: One Day for Dance

Movement, Movement: One Day for Dance

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 2022. One Day For Dance will see one organisation per month provide a studio space free of charge for 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,...

How Will We Take Our Bodies With Us Into The Future?

How Will We Take Our Bodies With Us Into The Future?

Is an evocation and publication. Via private WIKI, a diverse team of inspiring choreographically and digitally involved artists have imagined SciFi futures and subsequent physical realities for our human bodies. Launch party was held on the 13th of November 2022 at...

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...

[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 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...

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...

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...

Doing Dramaturgy

Doing Dramaturgy

Critical Path provided 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. The course was delivered virtually across April/May/June. The...

Physical Futures Digital Exchange Residency

Physical Futures Digital Exchange Residency

Physical Futures Digital Exchange Residency is a 2 week residency from 1st to 12th of August 2022 as part of the ongoing 2022-2024 TAIWAN AND AUSTRALIA CHOREOGRAPHY EXCHANGE PROGRAM in which invited artists from the previous Digital Enchantment Lab and Choreographic...

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...

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....

Ozfrank Nobbs Suzuki Praxis Workshop Series 2022

Ozfrank Nobbs Suzuki Praxis Workshop Series 2022

Ozfrank is bringing to The Drill a workshop series of theatre’s most dynamic physical training system, the Nobbs Suzuki Praxis (NSP) From Sunday 6 October through to Sunday 16th October, Ozfrank is running a series of six Nobbs Suzuki Praxis workshop sessions....

CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS Critical Path Research Fellowships 2023

CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS Critical Path Research Fellowships 2023

APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED 10AM, MONDAY 25 JULY 2022  Applications are currently being assessed 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...

Space Grant Opportunities at The Drill

Space Grant Opportunities at The Drill

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   Currently we have no Space Grant opportunities available.   Stay up to date, subscribe to our e-news, or follow us on socials,...

Articulating Practice – Sapphire Coast

Articulating Practice – Sapphire Coast

Critical Path is offering four artists a paid opportunity to attend a three-day development project from 20 - 22 November*, at Gunpowder Trading Post in Wolumla. Artists participating in the project will explore and share where they find themselves in their practice...

Element #14: Step into a World

Element #14: Step into a World

Alternative Paths for Street Dance

Supported by Critical Path and Dance Nucleus exchange, led by Hwa Wei An and Nick Power, ELEMENT#14: STEP INTO A WORLD brings together dance artists working between street and contemporary dance in Singapore and Sydney in conjunction with da:ns Festival 2022....

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Nicola Ford

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   Nicola Ford is a regionally based artist who will be spending 5 days in The Drill in December developing her choreographic work; "My goal is to...

Sapphire Coast Open Space Technology

Sapphire Coast Open Space Technology

With Navigate Arts

Saturday 26 November. A day of thinking, talking, sharing, planning and action... In partnership with Navigate Arts Participants will self-organise to create their own agenda on the day, allowing a dynamic and immediate response to the issues at hand. The process...

Michelle St Anne RESEARCH – live and online dance intimacy

Michelle St Anne RESEARCH – live and online dance intimacy

Michelle St Anne’s practice interrogates collaboration and devising to re-write bodily and societal scripts. Her work exists at the intersection of social justice and artistic practice, drawing on the rich traditions in western and south Asian cannons to reveal the...

Slow Talks on the Sapphire Coast

Slow Talks on the Sapphire Coast

One-to-one conversations between practitioners

Friday 25 November at the PeaNut Eatery, Bega, NSW As an antidote to speed networking we are offering practitioners the chance for a conversation with sector peers; artists, producers, curators, managers. We invite you to sign up for a day of slow conversations... The...

Massaged by the Medium

Massaged by the Medium

Inventories of Affect

Massaged by the Medium. Inventories of Affect. Is a book project by artists across UTC +7 through +12 working to make felt the embodied effects of our (chronic) digital condition. It asks, What is what we’re doing, doing back to us? Click here to download PDF public...

Small Space Grants

Small Space Grants

Daniela Zambrano - Plonova Dance

Critical Path offers small space grants to artists where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.   REGRESS is a project that describes how Guillain-Barre Syndrome can forge many changes in a human’s lifestyle, such as giving up activities we...

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...

Alex Craig

Alex Craig

2022 Research Residency

Exploring belonging, connection, community and place, Queer Blind dance artist and maker Alex 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 Dr Laura (Amara) Osweiler’s research is based upon sharing and expanding her current practice beyond herself. Her project builds upon her 30 years as a Traditional and Contemporary Middle Eastern Dancer and...

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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