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As part of our March Dance program, Critical Path has offered the following Space Grants and Bursaries to artists to contribute to the 2022 festival curation strand BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE


Space Grant Recipients

7 to 10 March – Sarah Aiken

Drawing on the physical assemblages with our own bodies (micro biome and bacteria), and the ecologies we exist within, Sarah’s work uses scale to consider our position in these assemblages and disrupt assumed hierarchies.

The work follows on from a short form live performance in 2019 called Piece for Pieces with Amrita Hepi and Hillary Goldsmith (LGI/The Substation), as well as digital explorations from lockdown; this residency will delve deeper into some of the ideas from the work to create new physical, conceptual and digital materials with the intention of creating a full length work and materials for exhibition as well as digital presentation. Throughout the residency i will share ideas online , keeping the process and presentation porous and deepening my relationships with the dance community in NSW. 


14 to 18 March – Brian Fuata
Apparitional (CONTENT) is a performed sharing of a week-long residency working towards a new improvisation work, ‘Sāmoa’ (CONTENT), ruminating on the notion of Identity.

Brian Fuata will be presenting APPARITIONAL (CONTENT) on Saturday 19 March at ReadyMade Works as part of Happy Hour, a night of ten-minute improvisational works curated by Brooke Stamp and Amaara Raheem.
For more info for Happy Hour, please visit ReadyMade Works.


21 to 25 March – Juliet Saito
Juliet Saito will further her research into the concept of reaching. Previously She have related this idea to physical matter but as she continue on she is interested in how we reach towards ourselves in the past, present, and future and how these versions of ourself reach towards each other. She is interested in how reflection and nostalgia play a role in how to cope with certainty and uncertainty. She will share my process photographically accompanied by some writing.


28 to 31 March – Patricia Wood
Trish + Trisha is a solo project that is based on my fictitious friendship with seminal choreographer Trisha Brown. It also encompasses spinning, messages sent out into the aether via a pirated CB radio, and a fervent hope Trisha and I can hang out (perhaps in her archival footage?). Whilst at Critical Path, I will work with composer Benedict Carey to edit and release a broadcast in relation to the performance practice. 


Bursaries Recipients

Amy Zhang, throughout the Month of March, will explore the body’s ability to connect through sharing cultural knowledge and experiences in the digital space and ultimately, how we can form genuine, intimate connections through our bodies via a screen.


Gabriela Green Olea will use the March Dance bursary to support her Ausdance DAIR residency at Bankstown Arts Centre for her project CALLE. CALLE uses collaboration through the body’s experience to explore ‘Dance as Activism’.




As part of our March Dance program, Critical Path is offering Space Grants and Bursaries that address the 2022 festival curation strand Bodies of Knowledge.

Across the next three festivals we have identified a discreet area of focus that supports artists with particular interests, experiences and practices to participate.

For 2022 we are exploring:

Bodies of Knowledge – looking at the interface of different knowledge areas and dance (or related embodied practices).



Space at the Drill Hall

  • 7 to 10 March
  • 14 to 18 March
  • 21 to 25 March
  • 28 to 31 March

Bursaries for activities that use digital space and/or methodologies by artists living or working in NSW, which can be shared within March Dance. There are two Bursaries of $1500 available.

All opportunities are for practitioners working with choreography and addressing the Bodies of Knowledge focus

You can apply for both Space and a Bursary for your activity. You can apply for up to 10 days space.



Please use the form below to address the following

  • Who you are and your connection to Sydney / NSW (200 words or 1 minute audio/video)
  • What you would like to do and how you would share it in March Dance (500 words or 3 minute audio/video)

As well as

  • Which opportunities you want to be considered for 


Critical Path will notify applicants by end of 11 February.

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Critical Path

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