Learning Curve Mentorship Program

In partnership with Dancehouse
Open to 2 NSW choreographers/dancers. EOIs due 1 February

Two places with honorariums will be provided for NSW choreographers. To apply, please submit an expression of interest outlining how the workshop relates to your current practice or future development.

What if our attention is not on what we do onstage but how we can be continuously enlarging our experience of dance as we dance? This question will be explored in this 1-week intensive workshop.

For forty-three years, Deborah Hay’s research has been based on the observation and realisation that we are all – both consciously and unconsciously – choreographed by culture, gender, politics, job, history, art, etc. Deborah’s interest as a choreographer is not to maintain or refine choreography, but rather to destabilise learned movements that keep us on a treadmill of replication. The material for her research is the cellular body, which she is the first to admit is impossible to grasp. Yet the translation of this material is the basis of her teaching, her practice and the subject matter of her performance.

Deborah Hay, 2009. Photo: Rino Pizzi

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