CARRIAGEWORKS KEIR PUBLIC PROGRAM

9 - 14 March |  CARRIAGEWORKS 

OVERVIEW

The Keir Choreographic Award Public Program is presented in both Sydney and Melbourne and expands the profile, debate and audience engagement with choreographic practice in Australia.  The program includes projects such as performed lectures, workshops and masterclasses and connects important international practitioners and theorists with Australian artists and industry members.

Carriageworks have invited choreographer and dancer Brooke Stamp and artist Sarah Rodigari to be Guest Curators for the public program in Sydney.

NOTE FROM GUEST CURATORS

The program aims to create opportunities for Sydney-based artists and audiences to gain access and insight to the international scope of discourse presented by the jurors. We’re interested to create proximity to physical practice and critical discourse, and explore embodied knowledges, global pedagogical lineages and changing curatorial relationships with dance and choreography.

Our interest is to develop and support opportunities for a particularly ‘Sydney’-based ecology of dancers and non-dancers, queer and first nations artists, writers, thinkers and performance-makers through a series of workshops, panel discussions, lectures and morning classes.  

SARAH RODIGARI AND BROOKE STAMP

SARAH RODIGARI

Sarah Rodigari is an artist, writer and curator whose practice addresses the social and political potential of art. Her method is site responsive; employing, durational live action, improvisation, and dialogical methodologies to produce text-based performance and installations. As a result, her works encompass a variety of shifting forms and modes, embracing the complexity, ambiguity and slippages of both performance and language in an aesthetic style that is often minor in scale and poetic in address. Her work also takes the material form of printed matter, scripts, posters, publications and digital website interventions. Rodigari has worked with and within various contexts and institutions. These include the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), the 20th Biennale of Sydney, MUMA, Melbourne International Arts Festival, ACCA, The Poetry Project (NYC), Cemeti Arts House (Indonesia), PACT Zollverein (Germany) and SOMA (Mexico City). She holds a PhD in Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong and is member of the collective Field Theory.  Most recently Sarah co curated and published Timely Readings: A Study Guide to Live Art in Australia for the Live Art Development Agency, London.

 

BROOKE STAMP

Brooke Stamp is a Sydney-based artist and choreographer, working at the intersection of dance and visual arts.  Since 2009, Stamp has pursued a practice working at the experimental edge of dance, sound and visual art. Her key works include: Limits of Expression, with Anna McMahon, Campbelltown Arts Centre (2018); Pulling down from the Ephemeral, MFA project, Bombo Headland Geological Site, NSW (2017); A satellite, a letter, a rock, a score, a commission for Barco Dance Collection, Sweden with Critical Path, Sydney (2017); 1992, Spring 1883 Art Fair, QT Hotel, Sydney (2015); Tearaway Part One: The Crater of Motor Power, inaugural Keir Choreographic Award (2014); And All Things Return to Nature, Balletlab’s inaugural Choreographic Commission (2013); Time will perfect: Magnetic flip for damned air, commissioned in 2013 for Action/Response, curated by Hannah Mathews for Dance Massive; Venus Devotional, MCG Stadium, Next Wave Festival (2010); and Orbit Score for Yoko, a commission for Pieces for Small Spaces, Lucy Guerin Inc (2009).


Alongside, Stamp has pursued strong interests in cross-disciplinary collaboration; developing a significant, body of work with visual artists: Agatha Gothe-Snape, Sally Smart, Anna McMahon; sound artists: Tom Smith, Shota Matsumura, Abel Korinsky, Kevin Lo, Brian Ritchie, Garth Paine; and most recently with Berlin/New York perfumiers, Folie ÀPlusieurs.


In 2016 she was awarded an Australia Council Fellowship for Dance, and in 2017 completed her Master of Fine Arts, UNSW Art & Design.


TOUCH OF THE OTHER WORKSHOP AND PRESENTATION WITH TAKAO KAWAGUCHI


Takao will conduct a three-day workshop entitled Touch of the Other, for a group of up to 10 people of any genders and sexualities, and of any discipline and skill level. The workshop, which will conclude with a public presentation on the third day will use the manuscripts of Dr. Laud Humphreys, the US sociologist who researched M2M sex in public toilets during the late 1960s, of who’s data is now collected at the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles. Participants will explore the manuscripts and re-enact some scenes of toilet cruising along with personal experiences and fantasies, to examine how human relationships are explored, shared and/or witnessed. 


DATE:  9-11 MARCH 2020

TIME:   2-5PM

PLACE:  TRACK 3

 

TAKAO KAWAGUCHI

Takao Kawaguchi) was a member of the famous Japanese multimedia performance company Dumb Type from 1996 to 2008, during which time he also worked independently with sound and visual artists to produce video works such as: DiQueNoVes (Say You Don't See), 2003, D.D.D.- How Many Times Will My Heart Beat Before It Stops?2004, Good Luck   2008 and TABLEMIND  2011.  From 2008, he began the solo performance series a perfect life which still continues. His piece About Kazuo Ohno ― Reliving the Butoh Diva’s Masterpieces 2013 has been performed 70 times at over 30 cities around the world including Berlin, Melbourne, Los Angeles and Paris. Latest works include: TOUCH OF THE OTHER , Los Angeles 2015; Tokyo 2016, which was based on the archive materials of sociological studies of male-to male impersonal sex in public places from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives in LA; and solo BLACKOUT 2018, Tokyo.

PENELOPE SLEEPS: AN OPERA BY METTE EDVARDSEN & MATTEO FARGION

An opera in essay form, Penelope Sleeps deconstructs the myth of the Odyssey by reconsidering the long years separating Penelope from the return of Ulysses. Acclaimed Norwegian choreographer Mette Edvardsen working with composer and performer Matteo Fargion, approach opera as a departure point, without incorporating any of its traditional narrative devices and grand gestures. Dangling on a border somewhere between opera and dreams, Penelope Sleeps makes and unmakes the configurations expected between women, others and the world.

DATE:    10-11 MARCH

TIME:     8PM

PLACE:  BAY 17


METTE EDVARDSEN

The work of Mette Edvardsen is situated within the performing arts field as a choreographer and performer. Although some of her works explore other media or other formats, such as video, books and writing, her interest is always in their relationship to the performing arts as a practice and a situation. She has worked for several years as a dancer and performer for a number of companies and projects, and develops her own work since 2002. She presents her works internationally and continues to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and as a performer. A retrospective of her work was presented at Black Box theatre in Oslo in 2015, and the focus program Idiorritmias at MACBA in Barcelona in 2018. Her project Time has fallen alseep in the afternoon sunshine is ongoing since 2010, and has its base now at the headquarters of osloBIENNALEN FIRST EDITION 2019 - 2024 in Oslo. Mette Edvardsen is structurally supported by Norsk Kulturråd (2017 - 2020), BUDA Arts Centre Kortrijk (2017 - 2020) and apap-Performing Europe 2020 – a project co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. She is associated artist at centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie (France) for the period 2019 - 2021. She is currently a research fellow at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

MATTEO FARGION

Matteo Fargion studied composition with composers Kevin Volans and Howard Skempton. He has been a close collaborator of Jonathan Burrows for 28 years, sharing equally the conception, creation and performance of their work, including 11 duets and several larger scale works.  He has also collaborated extensively with other choreographers, most notably his long association with Siobhan Davies, and his recent collaborations with Mette Edvardsen  (Oslo, Penelope Sleeps) Andrea Spreafico (Vive la Phrance, We Have To Dress Gorgeously)  and Claire Croize (Flowers).   Fargion has also developed a composition workshop for dancers, which continues to be invited widely internationally.

CHOREOGRAPHY AS WRITING A WORKSHOP WITH METTE EDVARDSEN


Many of Mette Edvardsen’s recent works have been developed using language as material, looking into the relationship between writing and speaking, between language and voice. Mette Edvardsen is working on the verge of the visible, considering choreography as writing. This workshop will explore some of her methodologies and scores.

DATE:    THU 12 MARCH 2020

TIME:     2-4PM

PLACE:  TRACK 3

METTE EDVARDSEN

The work of Mette Edvardsen is situated within the performing arts field as a choreographer and performer. Although some of her works explore other media or other formats, such as video, books and writing, her interest is always in their relationship to the performing arts as a practice and a situation. She has worked for several years as a dancer and performer for several companies and projects and develops her own work since 2002. She presents her works internationally and continues to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and as a performer. A retrospective of her work was presented at Black Box theatre in Oslo in 2015, and the focus program Idiorritmias at MACBA in Barcelona in 2018. Her project Time has fallen alseep in the afternoon sunshine is ongoing since 2010 and has its base now at the headquarters of osloBIENNALEN FIRST EDITION 2019 - 2024 in Oslo. Mette Edvardsen is structurally supported by Norsk Kulturråd (2017 - 2020), BUDA Arts Centre Kortrijk (2017 - 2020) and apap-Performing Europe 2020 – a project co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. She is associated artist at centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie (France) for the period 2019 - 2021. She is currently a research fellow at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

TIME HAS FALLEN ASLEEP IN AFTERNOON SUNSHINE BOOK LAUNCH

Lizzie Thomson Sydney based choreographer and performer will host an in conversation with Mette Edvardsen to launch her publication of Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine. A book on reading, writing, memory and forgetting in a library of living books.

Mette Edvardsen, Kristien Van den Brande, Johan Sonnenschein, Bruno De Wachter, Lizzie Thomson

Sébastien Hendrickx, Victoria Pérez Royo, Jon Refsdal Moe, Bojana Cvejić, Melanie Fieldseth, Jeroen Peeters

Lara Khalidi, Emiliano Battista, Thomas Bîrzan, Susanne Christensen, Olivia Fairweather, Laurence Rassel

Edited by Mette Edvardsen, Kristien Van den Brande, Victoria Pérez Royo, Runa Borch Skolseg

Published by Mousse Publishing & osloBIENNALEN

 DATE:    THU 12 MARCH 2020

TIME:     6-7.45PM

PLACE:  TRACK 3

 METTE EDVARDSEN

The work of Mette Edvardsen is situated within the performing arts field as a choreographer and performer. Although some of her works explore other media or other formats, such as video, books and writing, her interest is always in their relationship to the performing arts as a practice and a situation. She has worked for several years as a dancer and performer for several companies and projects and develops her own work since 2002. She presents her works internationally and continues to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and as a performer. A retrospective of her work was presented at Black Box theatre in Oslo in 2015, and the focus program Idiorritmias at MACBA in Barcelona in 2018. Her project Time has fallen alseep in the afternoon sunshine is ongoing since 2010 and has its base now at the headquarters of osloBIENNALEN FIRST EDITION 2019 - 2024 in Oslo. Mette Edvardsen is structurally supported by Norsk Kulturråd (2017 - 2020), BUDA Arts Centre Kortrijk (2017 - 2020) and apap-Performing Europe 2020 – a project co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. She is associated artist at centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie (France) for the period 2019 - 2021. She is currently a research fellow at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

LIZZIE THOMPSON

Lizzie Thomson is a choreographer, performer and researcher living and working on Gadigal and Wangal lands of the Eora Nation. Over the past 20 years, she has performed throughout Australia and Europe with artists including Rosalind Crisp, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Mette Edvardsen, Jane McKernan and Marina Abramovic. Her choreographic work is driven by interests in affinities between dance and language, as well as in the political potency of practices of attention. Lizzie is undertaking a PhD in dance theory at the University of NSW. Her writing on dance has been published in books, journals and exhibition catalogues. Lizzie has performed as a book in Mette Edvardsen’s ongoing project Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine in the Sydney Biennale (2016) and the Oslo Biennale (2019). She has written a text about her experience performing this work in Edvardsen’s new book Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine: A book on reading, writing, memory and forgetting in a library of living books.


CREATIVE DIFFERENCES - WORKSHOP WITH CLAUDIA LA ROCC0

This is a writing workshop. It is open to anyone who wants to play with words, to see what they can do, and how. How does language live in time and space, whether on the stage, the page, in the body and the mind? Critical writing, creative writing, performance texts… are they really such different creatures? The four-hour session will include some combination of moving/writing warm up; exercises for people to do alone and in pairs; quiet time; and discussion around people’s questions, concerns, experiences, and etcetera. No one need have movement training; everything we do will be adaptable to different abilities and comfort levels. Please wear clothing that you feel good moving and being still in, as well as something to write with and on that isn’t a machine.

 DATE: FRI 13 MARCH 2020

TIME: 2-6PM

PLACE: TRACK 8

CLAUDIA LA ROCCO

Claudia La Rocco’s work explores hybridity and improvisation, moving between criticism, poetry, fiction, and performance. Her books include the selected writings The Best Most Useless Dress (Badlands Unlimited) and the sf novel petit cadeau (published in print, performance, and digital editions by The Chocolate Factory theater). With musician/composer Phillip Greenlief she is animals & giraffes, an experiment in improvisation that performs with artists from different disciplines and has released the albums July (Edgetone Records) and Landlocked Beach (with Wobbly; Creative Sources). She edited I Don’t Poem: An Anthology of Painters (Off the Park Press) and Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets, the catalogue for Danspace Projectʼs PLATFORM 2015, for which she was guest artist curator. La Rocco has received grants and residencies from such organizations as the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation, and Headlands Center for the Arts, and her work has been presented and anthologized widely. From 2001-2015 she was a critic and reporter for The New York Times, and she is Editorial Director of Open Space, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s live and online commissioning platform.

PUBLIC LECTURE AND EXPANDED CONVERSATION WITH SERGE LAURENT

Serge Laurent will give a short presentation on his history of curatorial practice within the performing arts at institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Following this, a broader discussion about curatorial practices for dance and museums will take place with Dr Erin Brannigan, Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of New South Wales, Hannah Mathews Senior Curator at Monash University Museum of Art, Choreographer and Dancer Shelley Lasica and Louise Lawson, Time-based Media Conservation Manager at Tate Modern.

DATE: SAT 14 MARCH 2020

TIME: 10AM-12PM

PLACE: BAY 20

 

SERGE LAURENT

Serge Laurent studied Art History before beginning his career at the Artier Foundation as deputy curator. After four years of curating their exhibitions program, he was appointed curator of the performing arts program and initiated the famous Nomadic Evenings, which quickly became a staple in the experimental multi-disciplinary arts ecology in Paris and continue today. From 1997- 2002, he was the inaugural director of the Dijon Art Dance Festival, Nouvelles Scenes and in 1998, he curated the first performing arts program at the Printemps de Cahors Festival – a video and photographic art festival. He later became the Director of Performing Arts at the Centre Pompidou, Paris until April 2019, when he was appointed Director of Dance and

Arts Programs at the Maison Van Cleef et Arpels, Paris.

 

HANNAH MATHEWS

Hannah Mathews is a Melbourne-based curator with an interest in contemporary art and performance. She is currently Senior Curator at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), where key curatorial projects have included Shapes of Knowledge (2019), Alicia Frankovich & Lili Reynaud Dewar (2018) and The humours (2017). Prior curatorial positions include the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) (2008–16); Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (2005–07); Next Wave Festival (2003–04); and Biennale of Sydney (2000–02). At ACCA, she curated presentations by Ulla von Brandenburg (2016), Derek Kreckler (2015) and Ryan Gander (2015), and the group exhibitions Framed Movements (2014), In the Cut: Contemporary Collage (2013) and Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art (2011). Mathews teaches in curatorial programs and serves on the boards of the National Association for the Visual Arts, City of Melbourne Arts & Culture and International Art Space, Perth.

 

LOUISE LAWSON

Louise Lawson is Conservation Manager for Time Based Media Conservation at Tate. She is responsible for the strategic direction, development and delivery of all aspects relating to time-based media conservation at Tate. This requires working across a wide range of projects and programmes: exhibitions, displays, acquisition, loan-outs and collection care initiatives such as the development of a digital repository for the long-term preservation of digital artworks. Her current research is focused on the documentation and conservation of performance-based artworks within Tate Collection. With a growing number of performance artworks in the Tate collection, this research explores how to preserve and document such works, developing strategies that respond to and answer the challenges emerging from different types of performance-based artworks.

 

ERIN BRANNIGAN

Dr. Erin Brannigan is Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of New South Wales and works as a writer, academic and curator. She has published monographs, book chapters and journal articles internationally. Her current research projects include The Persistence of Dance: Choreography, Art and Experimental Composition (a monograph), and 'Precarious Movements': Choreography and the Museum (a research project).


SHELLEY LASICA

For more than 30 years, Shelley Lasica has pushed the confines of dance, choreography and performance. Her practice is defined by an enduring interest in the context and situations of presenting choreography. Throughout her career, she has been making solo performances that function as a means and a reason for showing work. This practice provides the basis for generating ensemble works that question the collaborative and interdisciplinary possibilities of choreography.


FIRST NATIONS DANCE

The conversation will explore contemporary dance in Australia through a First Nations conversation, and expand on ideas of legacy, pedagogy, embodied modes of sharing and decolonising contemporary practice.

 

DATE: SAT 14 MARCH 2020

TIME: 2-4PM

PLACE: BAY 20


THIS IS WHAT WE DID, THIS IS WHAT WE ARE DOING

CONCEIVED OF BY CLAUDIA LA ROCCO AND CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH LEE SERLE

Co-existence: adjacent things colliding and departing, cycling through. Strange and intimate bodies: whose work is it anyway? A conversation between languages, pasts, and presents.


DATE: SAT 14 MARCH 2020

TIME: 5-6.30PM

PLACE: BAY 20


CLAUDIA LA ROCCO

Claudia La Rocco’s work explores hybridity and improvisation, moving between criticism, poetry, fiction, and performance. Her books include the selected writings The Best Most Useless Dress (Badlands Unlimited) and the sf novel petit cadeau (published in print, performance, and digital editions by The Chocolate Factory theater). With musician/composer Phillip Greenlief she is animals & giraffes, an experiment in improvisation that performs with artists from different disciplines and has released the albums July (Edgetone Records) and Landlocked Beach (with Wobbly; Creative Sources). She edited I Don’t Poem: An Anthology of Painters (Off the Park Press) and Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets, the catalogue for Danspace Project’s PLATFORM 2015, for which she was guest artist curator. La Rocco has received grants and residencies from such organizations as the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation, and Headlands Center for the Arts, and her work has been presented and anthologized widely. From 2001-2015 she was a critic and reporter for The New York Times, and she is Editorial Director of Open Space, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s live and online commissioning platform.

LEE SERLE

Lee Serle is a Sydney based choreographer, creating dances for the stage, site-specific, participatory performance, and within the gallery, engaging a broad range of artistic collaborators. He has been commissioned to create new works for Lucy Guerin Inc, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Sydney Dance Company, Dancenorth, Lyon Opera Ballet (France), Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative (USA), and Colombian visual artist Mateo López. Lee Serle began his career performing for Lucy Guerin and Chunky Move in numerous award-winning productions touring worldwide. Lee Serle has performed in the work of many independent Australian choreographers notably, Shelley Lasica, Antony Hamilton, Stephanie Lake, and Internationally for Trisha Brown (USA), Tere O’Connor (USA), and Kota Yamazaki (Japan).


MORNING CLASS

Carriageworks have partnered with ReadyMade Works Inc.; a not-for-profit organisation that provides programming and studio space support for the independent dance community in Sydney to present a series of free morning classes held each day at Carriageworks. In an effort to galvanise the dance community through direct practice and conversation with practitioners, five dance artists will be invited to lead morning class.

DATE: 9-13 MARCH 2020

TIME: 10 -11.30AM

PLACE: TRACK 3

JANE MCKERNAN

Improvisation for an uncertain future: This class will use the tools of dance improvisation to pay attention to the present moment, take notice of sensation and impulse, respond to the space and each other, and open up the potential to move differently into the future. It is open to anyone interested, regardless of dance experience.


Jane McKernan is a choreographer and performer. She is a member of the collaborative dance trio The Fondue Set, with whom she has co-created six evening length theatre works, including the Green Room Award winning, No Success Like Failure (2008). Her own dance work includes Mass Movement (2014), commissioned for the Keir Choreographic award and Audience Choice winner; Opening and Closing Ceremony (2012), and Teacher Training (2019), performed at The Riley Theatre, Leeds. She has just returned from 4 years in the UK, where she was a lecturer at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, teaching improvisation and choreography.

 

DATE:  MON 9 MARCH 2020

TIME: 10 -11.30AM

PLACE: TRACK 3


LEE SERLE

Lee’s class will guide the body via imagery, mapping the skeleton and joints to build the body from the ground up in preparation for dancing. Focusing on weight and momentum we will work to find efficient movement pathways within the body, and how this can be applied to complex phrase material and improvisation.

Culminating in a group improvisation we will share and question our processes when choreographing in the moment. Abandoning predetermined outcomes, we will attempt to find clarity within our practice through the consideration and application of our embodied histories, rapid fire decision making, removing judgment and desire for outcome. Lee’s class open to varying levels of experience.

Lee Serle is a Sydney based choreographer, creating dances for the stage, site-specific, participatory performance, and within the gallery, engaging a broad range of artistic collaborators. He has been commissioned to create new works for Lucy Guerin Inc, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Sydney Dance Company, Dancenorth, Lyon Opera Ballet (France), Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative (USA), and Colombian visual artist Mateo López. Lee Serle began his career performing for Lucy Guerin and Chunky Move in numerous award-winning productions touring worldwide. Lee Serle has performed in the work of many independent Australian choreographers notably, Shelley Lasica, Antony Hamilton, Stephanie Lake, and Internationally for Trisha Brown (USA), Tere O’Connor (USA), and Kota Yamazaki (Japan).

DATE: TUE 9 MARCH 2020

TIME: 10 -11.30AM

PLACE: TRACK 3

RHIANNON NEWTON

Rhiannon will share her movement practices and creative work through a class that journeys from focused embodied work through to more virtuosic physical and creative movement. The class focuses on how different parts of the body connect and move one-another, emphasising how weight, release, attention, and imagination affect capacity and sensation. The class brings somatic-work into improvised explorations, before developing into floor-work that practices simple pathways for integrating the whole body. It progresses to standing explorations and sequences, which focus on momentum, fluidity and movement through the space. With good beats, sweating and influences of somatic and release techniques, the class prioritises the sensation and pleasure of moving.


Rhiannon Newton is a dancer and choreographer. Her work brings together practices of embodiment, memory, sensation and repetition to attend to the webs of relation bodies exist in, with and as the world. Rhiannon’s works have been presented in various Australian and international festivals, exhibition and performance contexts, including Dance Massive, Dancehouse, First Draft, Brisbane Festival, Under the Radar, Tanzhaus Zurich (Switzerland), Trois C-L (Luxembourg), Nagib On Stage (Slovenia) and Judson Church (USA). She has developed her practice in residencies throughout Europe, South-East Asia and North America and been a part of international exchange projects involving Croatia, Singapore and Switzerland. Rhiannon also works as a performer and collaborator with artists such as Mette Edvardsen, Martin Del Amo, Amrita Hepi, and Rosalind Crisp; caretakes the artist-run-space ReadyMade Works in Sydney; and facilitates platforms such as Talking Bodies and First Run.

DATE: WED 11 MARCH 2020

TIME: 10 -11.30AM

PLACE: TRACK 3

SHELLEY LASSICA

Shelley will be leading a class that focusses on the idea of choreography in relation to dancing, using techniques of body awareness, spatial recognition, and developing attention: generating movement and articulating processes through the development of ideas and vice versa. A technique class that recognises the range of abilities required for performance.

For more than 30 years, Shelley Lasica has pushed the confines of dance, choreography and performance. Her practice is defined by an enduring interest in the context and situations of presenting choreography. Throughout her career, she has been making solo performances that function as a means and a reason for showing work. This practice provides the basis for generating ensemble works that question the collaborative and interdisciplinary possibilities of choreography.

DATE: THU 12 MARCH 2020

TIME: 10 -11.30AM

PLACE: TRACK 3

VICKI VAN HOUT

Vicki's class consists of a dynamic progressive sequence of exercises reflective of diverse Australian Indigenous vocabularies including those languages developed from both desert and coastal remote communities. This distinctive language has been the primary aesthetic underpinning recent NAISDA graduates, many of whom have secured places with Bangarra including Wanengga Blaco, Ryan Rearson and Beau Dean Riley Smith and by notable Australian independents including Thomas Kelly, Caleena Sansbury, Henrietta Baird and Raghav Handa.

 Vicki Van Hout is a Wirradjerri woman born in Wollongong on the NSW south coast - and a senior interdisciplinary indigenous performer/performance maker who uses dance as an entry point to explore other fields including spoken word and song. Vicki Van Hout trained at the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) and the prestigious The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York. She has performed with and choreographed for major Australian Indigenous dance companies - Bangarra Dance Theatre and the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre - and independent artists, including Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo and Hans Van den Broeck (Belgium). She has created eight full-length works, including plenty serious TALK TALK Long Grass, Briwyant and My Right Foot Your Right Food. Directed Stolen (Jane Harrison) for National Theatre of Parramatta (2016), created Les Festivities Lubrifier for Performance Space’s Liveworks program (2015) and has been awarded several international residencies including Cite des Arts residency (Paris, 2015). In 2019, she was awarded the Australia Council Award for Dance.

 DATE: FRI 12 MARCH 2020

TIME: 10 -11.30AM

PLACE: TRACK 3


RUNNING DOG AND RUNWAY JOURNAL

Carriageworks has invited the Sydney based online arts platforms Running Dog and Runway Journal to take part in the public program. Participants will attend workshops, talks and performances and respond to the programs and conversations around the work as well as the four new commissions themselves.



MONDAY

9 MARCH

2020

TUESDAY

10 MARCH

2020

WEDNESDAY

11 MARCH

2020

THURSDAY

12 MARCH

2020

FRIDAY

13 MARCH

2020

SATURDAY

14 MARCH

2020







MORNING

CLASS/JANE MCKERNAN

10-11.30AM

TRACK 3

MORNING

CLASS/LEE SEARLE

10-11.30AM

TRACK 3

MORNING

CLASS/ RHIANNON NEWTON

10-11.30AM

TRACK 3

MORNING

CLASS/SHELLEY LASICA

10-11.30AM

TRACK 3

MORNING

CLASS/VICKI VAN HOUT

10-11.30AM

TRACK 8

SERGE LAURENT

PUBLIC LECTURE

10AM-12PM

BAY 20

TOUCH OF THE OTHER: TAKAO

KAWAGUCHI

WORKSHOP

2-5PM

TRACK 3

TOUCH OF THE OTHER: TAKAO KAWAGUCHI WORKSHOP

2-5PM

TRACK 3

TOUCH OF THE OTHER: TAKAO KAWAGUCHI WORKSHOP

2-5PM

TRACK 3

CHOREOGRAPHY AS WRITING: METTE EDVARDSEN WORKSHOP

2-4PM

TRACK 3

CREATIVE DIFFERENCES: CLAUDIA LA ROCCA WORKSHOP

2-6PM

TRACK 8

FIRST NATIONS DANCE 2-4PM

BAY 20


PENELOPE SLEEPS

8PM

BAY 17

PENELOPE SLEEPS

8PM

BAY 17

TIME FALLS ASLEEP IN THE AFTERNOON SUNSHINE BOOK LAUNCH

6-7.45PM

TRACK 3


CLAUDIA LA ROCCO WITH LEE SEARLE

5-6.30PM

BAY 20


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