Beyond the Training

Beyond the Training is an annual series of skills sharing and professional development workshops aimed at exploring beyond the technique of dance classes. The series supports the Responsive research program at Critical Path, and expands upon the regular contemporary dance class program delivered by Ausdance NSW.

Open to choreographers/dancers. EOIs due 10 Feb

The making of a dance has always been the result of a complex set of relations, information and desires. Dancers contribute to the creative process in myriad ways, utilising embodied and experiential knowledges to generate movement vocabularies, develop methodologies and frame conceptual questions. What if we say that authorship is not the exclusive domain of the choreographer? What if we decide that creative hierarchies are fluid? What happens then? Whose work is this? In this workshop we’ll frame some activities exploring authorship, autonomy, collaboration and interpretation. We’ll research and experience some historic scores and practices; we’ll collaborate on a folk dance of us, now, and work on dancing it together; and we’ll talk with each other about anything that arises from these particular dancing experiences.

Rebecca Hilton is a Melbourne based performer, teacher, choreographer and director. Rebecca’s choreographies have been presented by companies including Lucy Guerin Inc, BalletLab, Chunky Move, Laborgras (Ger), Mestizas (Arg) and La lagrima (Mex). She teaches extensively for companies, schools and in festivals through out the world including Sasha Waltz and Guests (Berlin), Impulse Tanz (Vienna), Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne), PARTS (Brussels), and Movement Research (NY).

For queries contact Ausdance NSW on 02 9256 4800 or [email protected] |

$95 Ausdance NSW members | $185 Non members |


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