NORPA and Critical Path are working together across two years to create a development space that will explore and extend dance theatre practice in the Northern Rivers region. The partnership aims to create a space for opening up ideas and broadening skills at the intersection of dance and theatre making. A series of workshop-labs will consider how dance and choreography can underpin an embodied approach to theatre and provide different methodologies for performance making.
The first session will take place 29 May to 2 June in Lismore and will bring guest artist Nat Cursio to engage with a group including some of NORPA’s Associate Artists, those involved in current creative development Wildskin and others connected to or living in the Northern Rivers region. The small group will explore and play together for a week and includes NORPA’s Artistic Director Julian Louis and Associate Director Kirk Page.
NAT CURSIO is an artist working with dance and the body, incorporating choreography, curation and consideration of models that develop and re-consider artistic practice, production and communication. Her choreography has been presented internationally, and she has been invited to contribute to dance and cross-disciplinary projects across Australia, Asia and Europe. Nat’s projects have garnered respect for their sophisticated and inventive propositions, dramaturgy and delivery.