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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 course virtually across April/May/June.

The goals of the project are to help practitioners to

  • deepen their practice and mission
  • examine their making strategies
  • explore structure, composition, form, content and context
  • share experience, questions and challenges
  • build relationships with each other


Lou Cope is one of the world’s most prolific and well-respected dramaturgs, with 20 years of experience working with some of the top choreographers in the world, (including Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Garry Stewart, Birmingham Royal Ballet) and sections of it will be created in direct response to the needs and practices of the participants.


Geraldine Balcazar is a dancer, movement artist and mother working on research-based choreography. She is currently studying in the B.M.C Somatic Educator Training with Alice Cummins, dancing in conversations with Meredith Elton, sharing practice and motherhood with Ade Suharto and making time and space to have regular slow conversations on creativity. Geraldine lives on Bundjalung Country in Regional Northern NSW.

Brian Fuata has a 15-year practice in the improvisation of movement, text and speech, using characters such as the faun or the ghost as a narrative device to produce and structure content within timed periods. This body of work was supported by a restricted vocabulary of compositional techniques where over the last 3 years, this “body” of work has undergone an intense process of conceptual autophagy- the results of which are still only emerging.

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