We are offering 2 NSW artists a free place on American Dancer and Choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones’s workshop as well as the costs for the return flights to Melbourne.
THEM is Ishmael Houston-Jones’s seminal work examining intimacies and violence between men, made amidst the rising tides of the AIDS epidemic in the mid-’80s. Through the process of reconstructing and transmitting THEM to a younger generation of dancers, Houston-Jones will excavate unregistered details about the work and the context in which it was originally created, in resonance with the Australian context, while uncovering powerful resonances with the present.
this workshop is open to choreographers, dancers and other practitioners with a movement-based practice
this program is a partnership with Dancehouse, Melbourne.
Part of the DANCEHOUSE 2018 KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARD PUBLIC PROGRAM
Project in partnership with Philip Adams BalletLab
Ishmael Houston-Jones is a choreographer, author, performer, teacher, and curator. His improvised dance and text work has been performed in New York City, across the US, and in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Latin America. Houston-Jones and Fred Holland shared a Bessie Award for their piece Cowboys, Dreams and Ladders. He also revived THEM, his 1985 collaboration with writer Dennis Cooper and composer Chris Cochrane for which he was awarded his second Bessie Award. He has curated Platform 2012: Parallels and Platform 2016: Lost and Found, both at Danspace Project. He is a recipient of the 2016 Herb Alpert, a 2015 Doris Duke Impact and a 2013 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Artists Awards.
Ishmael Houston-Jones is a 2018 KCA Jury member.
Image: THEM, photo by Dona Ann McAdams