Upcoming Events

Crawling through Mud –

Kristina Chan

Commissioned by Newcastle Art Gallery through Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub.

Ticketed event, limited tickets available


On Saturday 2 March 2019 at 7:00pm

Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300

Performance duration: 40 minutes, commencing at approximately 8:00pm
Refreshments provided.

Image Credit:  Jessica Coughlan

Award-winning Australian choreographer and performer Kristina Chan presents a commissioned work inspired by the seminal 1955 performance Challenging Mud by Kazuo Shiraga.

Writhing in a pile of mud, Shiraga performed Challenging Mud at the Ohara Kaikan Hall in Tokyo, creating a work that was both performance and painting. In this contemporary response piece, Chan continues a dialogue which started over sixty years ago; exploring the relationship between elemental materials and the human body.

This event is supported by the Dobell Exhibition Grant, funded by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW.


Get back into Dance with Catapult’s Summer Series

JANUARY 21st – 25th @ 6pm – 7.30pm

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Classes, Stretch and Floor Barre, Cunningham -Inspired Class and More

Register through: enquires@catapultdance.com.au

Class card – 5 classes for $50 or $15 per class

International/Regional Propel Choreographic Residency

Lee Brummer (ilDance Sweden) has collaborated with two Australian dancers: Skip Willcox  & Allie Graham, plus International Dancers: Alma Michold & Hampus Bergenheim to seed the new work:

Something to hold, Someone to Love, Something to look forward too…


Wednesday December 19th  @ 7.30pm

Catapult Choreographic Hub – 880 Hunter St, Newcastle West

$15 at the door – Limited places at the door



The Speed of Forgetting

Hunter Seed Propel Residency

Skip Willcox (Choreographer), Alma Michold (International Choreographer) & Belinda Howden (visual artist)

Friday November 30th & Saturday December 1st @ 8pm

Catapult Choreographic Hub – 880 Hunter St, Newcastle West

$15 at the door





image: Alison Laird


Sunday June 17th
10am – 2pm
$60 – register now: enquiries@catapultdance.com.au

A Contemporary dance and Repertoire workshop taught by the award winning Israeli choreographer Idan Cohen.
This Master class encourages versatility, technical and artistic ability influenced and based on Idan Cohen’s unique and acclaimed method of artistic work.

The class offers contemporary technical warm up that focusses on virtuosity and strength, and aims to improve the dancer’s physical abilities alertness and performance quality.
The workshop will continue with a repertoire session of Idan Cohen’s work.

*** Parents are invited to enjoy a showing at the end of the workshop.


Newcastle Art Gallery @ 6.30pm

Catapult Dance presents a new work choreographed and performed by Skip Willcox





Newcastle Art Gallery

Saturday 7th July @ 6pm

Catapult dance’s youth initiative: The Flipside Project’s latest project, and will be presented at the Newcastle Art Gallery in response to the exhibition PATRICIA WILSON ADAMS: stain me with the intensity of black.

Three works by Kristina Chan, Skip Willcox and Cadi McCarthy will be presented by the Senior Flipside Ensemble and two works choreographed by Natasha Rogers and Johnny Brown will be performed by The Senior Aboriginal Ensemble and performed as part of NAIDOC week celebrations.

The piece Found by renown choreographer Kristina Chan, will respond directly to a new installation by Patricia Wilson-Adams. The work by Cadi McCarthy will tour to Adelaide the following week to be performed at the World Dance Alliance: Dance and the Child International Conference.

Come and support these exceptionally talented young people, on their pursuit to explore contemporary dance practice in alternative settings.

Proudly supported by CreateNSW, Newcastle Art Gallery and the NSW Department of Education: Public Schools