OVERTURE MASTERCLASS 

  SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

This stimulating workshop will expose participants to Jo Lloyd's current choreographic interests, with a focus on the methodologies she developed to create OVERTURE.

Participants will be given the opportunity to integrate these approaches, under the direction of Jo into their own practices, encouraging individual movement tendencies and potential.

Jo will conduct a thorough progressive warm up to prepare the body for choreographic  investigations, which will use language to stimulate the imagination and physical interpretation.

One of Jo’s interests is in the possibility for dance to reside in all bodies and her choreographic methods allow for the dance to appear through each individual.

This workshop is suitable for practicing artists of all career stages who have a physical performance or movement practice. It is not suitable for people without prior performance experience or a professional practice.

How to take part

Applications to this Masterclass will be via expression of interest (EOI). Please send your artist biography and a short statement outlining your interest in the class, how it will benefit your practice and what you hope to draw from the session.

Send your EOI as a single PDF by midnight Friday 13 March to Tulleah Pearce, Associate Producer (Artist and Sector Development) tpearce@sydneyoperahouse.com, with ‘Jo Lloyd Masterclass’ in the subject line. All applicants will be notified of outcome by 16 March, 2020. If you have any questions please address them to the contact above.

Jo Lloyd Biography

Jo Lloyd is an influential Melbourne dance artist. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, she has choreographed, performed and taught extensively in Australia and overseas for 20 years. She received an Australia Council Fellowship for 2018 and is a Resident Artist at The SUBSTATION.

Jo has taught extensively in Australia and overseas for; Akram Khan Company, Jacobs Pillow, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, STRUT Dance Perth, Bangarra, ADT, Tasdance and regularly for Chunky Move, VCA and Lucy Geurin Inc.

Her latest work OVERTURE will be performed at the Sydney Opera House as part of its UnWrapped season, from 25 - 29 March. https://www.marchdance.com/overture

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