Critical Path offers small space grants to artists in need where The Drill Hall might be available for short periods of time.
Azzam Mohamed received a 5-day space grant at The Drill Hall in January.
Dancer, performer and educator Azzam Mohamed undertook a week-long creative and research development for his new dance work Katma.
“Katma” – is a slang term used back home in Sudan to describe our parties, meaning “suffocation/no room for breathing”. ‘Karma aims to explore party and club culture, drawing inspiration from parties back home, parties in Sydney (Soul of Sydney, Freedom Session), and parties from back in the day (The Loft parties in New York, Warehouse Parties in Chicago, and the rave parties in UK).
Katma explores elements from those parties, translating the essences of this cultural movement into a dance theatre context. The project started as an experimental idea during his WHY IS THIS MINE? Choreographic Lab at Critical Path and PYT Fairfield in 2021.