Open Workshops in movement and vocals

Our Associate Artist Adelina Larsson will be at The Drill in September  developing her research project Carmen et Error.

As part of her research, Adelina is running a 3-day free workshop together with Andrew Morrish and Nate Gilkes which will focus on improvisation, experimenting with a range of movement and vocal scores tangential to the creative development of Carmen et Error. Sessions include Monday 12th 10am – 12pm, Tuesday 13th 10am – 12pm and Wednesday 14th 10am – 12pm.

Participants should have a practice and interest in movement, vocal work and improvisation. Preferably attend both sessions

If you are interested, please email an EOI and short Bio (100 words) by 30 Sept to [email protected]
Should you have any questions please email Adelina.

Carmen et Error is a choreographic research and creative development of a new choreographed choral work which reprises Ovid’s tragic aetion – or origin story – of the diving bird, an unfinished episode in the Metamorphoses. The team of artists are Andrew Morrish (Performer), Amelia McQueen (Dancer), Nate Gilkes (Choral Director), Maria Lurighi (Vocal Ensemble Leader/Performer), Anthony Coxeter (Playwright), Fausto Brusamolino (Lighting designer), Sebastián Silva (Architect) and Adelina Larsson (Choreographer).

Carmen et Error is a large-scale hybrid choreographic/vocal work which reprises Ovid’s tragic aetion – or origin story – of the diving bird, an unfinished episode in the Metamorphoses.

With dance legend Andrew Morrish as the complex figure of Aesacus, Carmen is a parable commemorating the revocation of Ovid’s exile by Rome 2,000 years after he was banished by Emperor Augustus to a remote coastal town by the Black Sea in 8 AD. There, the broken poet lamented the reason for his exile as ‘a carmen et error’ (lit. a poem and a mistake).

Andrew Morrish is a freelance performer, researcher, facilitator and teacher of improvisation working between Austalia and Europe. He began improvising with Al Wunder’s “Theatre of the Ordinary” in Melbourne Australia in I982. In 1987 he formed “Trotman and Morrish” with Peter Trotman. He was appointed as a Visiting Research Fellow in the Drama Division of the University of Huddersfield (U.K.) from 2008-2013. He was awarded the Australia Council for the Arts, Dance Fellowship for 2016-2017. Since  2000 he has undertaken the development of his solo performing and also teaching extensively in Australia and Europe.

Nate Gilkes is an artist working across many disciplines of theatre, music and performance. As theatre maker, director, music director and performer, Nate’s artistic practice sits at the colliding points of music theatre and opera. He performed in Oedipus Rex/Symphony of Psalms (Sydney Philharmonia Choirs/Sydney Festival 2010; Director Peter Sellars). He did Music Direction for Hipbone Sticking Out (Big hART, Melbourne International Arts Festival) & Blue Angel (Big hART, Tasmanian Arts Festival)

Adelina Larsson has choreographed & performed for performing arts companies presenting at Melbourne Arts Festival, Sydney Opera House, The State Theatre Centre of WA, Australian Institute of Sport, The Canberra Theatre Centre, PICA, The Lock Up, Newcastle and Fremantle Arts Centre. She is Associate Artist with Big hART and the founder and director of Strange Attractor – a platform for artists who work with experimental practices in trans-disciplinary spaces. Currently she is Associate Artist of Critical Path.

Images: Adelina Larsson, Monsoon Australia. Photo by Matt Cornell

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