Newcastle’ renowned professional contemporary dance company Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub’s new site-specific commission to be performed in the iconic Civic Park Fountain at the New Annual Festival in February 2021, supported by the City Of Newcastle
Performed Live in February 2021:
New Annual Arts Festival
Supported by The City Of Newcastle
Photo Credits: Paul Dear
Choreographer: Adam Blanch
Dancers: Brayden Gallucci
Film Direction: Ashley de Prazer
Producer: Cadi McCarthy
Supported by Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub & Civic Theatre, Newcastle 2020
IN YOUR FACE
PROPEL DIGITAL RESIDENCY: ISRAEL ALONI (ilDANCE: SWEDEN)
COLLABORATORS: ALEXANDRA FORD & MIKAYLA NANGLE
26th MAY – 19th June 2020
This Digital focused PROPEL residency offers Israel Aloni a 4 week residency with Catapult professional artists: Alexandra Ford & Mikayla Nangle
IN YOUR FACE experiments with extrapolations of identity and the confrontational aspects of negotiating one’s presence in a context which is already so overtly dominated by social and political symbolism.
JASMIN SHEPPARD & GAMBIRRA ILLUME
PROPEL RESIDENCY: JASMIN SHEPPARD & GAMBIRRA ILLUME
CHOREOGRAPHER: JASMIN SHEPPARD
COMPOSER: GAMBIRRA ILLUME
SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2020
PROPEL offers artists a 3 week residency at Catapult including crucial infrastructure: study time, wages, mentoring, administration, marketing and production support. At the conclusion of the residency a showing, performance & master-class will be offered incorporating an artist talk and Q and A.
CRITICAL PATH RESIDENCY EXCHANGE
CHOREOGRAPHERS/COLLABORATORS: ALLIE GRAHAM & SKIP WILLCOX
PARTNERS: CRITICAL PATH, CREATE NSW
MESS captures the glamour, melodrama & absurdity of the golden era. The work explores the dichotomous persona of the femme fatale and the ingenue. MESS is the sweetness and wild physical discomfort, all hidden beneath the laboured pursuit of beauty and heady mythologised love.
CRITICAL PATH RESIDENCY EXCHANGE
CHOREOGRAPHERS/PERFORMERS: MIKAYLA NANGLE & ALEXANDRA FORD
PARTNERS: CRITICAL PATH,NEWCASTLE ART GALLERY, CITY OF NEWCASTLE, CREATE NSW
RE/COLLECT unveils the notion of our inherent susceptibility to the distortion of memories throughout our lives. How our perception of events can change through retrospect, We are able to alter and further create meaning to these memories, despite them being fixed in time.
THE LONELINESS PROJECT
INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL PROPEL CHOREOGRAPHIC PROGRAM – SECOND STAGE DEVELOPMENT
CHOREOGRAPHER: RACHEL ERDOS (ISRAEL/BRITAIN)
COLLABORATORS: TOMER GIAT (ISRAEL), ALEXANDRA FORD, ALLIE GRAHAM, MIKAYLA NANGLE
Award-winning independent British-Israeli choreographer: Rachel Erdos received a Catapult International /Regional residency in Dec 2019, seeding the work The Loneliness Project with Newcastle based professional artists: Allie Graham, Alexandra Ford & Mikayla Nangle, and Israeli artist Tomer Giat.
The Loneliness Project will have a second-stage residency in December 2020, premiering as part of the Double Bill program at the Newcastle City Hall & Form Dance Projects (Sydney) in February 2021.
This Project is supported by the Embassy of Israel, City of Newcastle & CreateNSW
SOMETHING TO DO, SOMEONE TO LOVE, SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TOO
INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL PROPEL CHOREOGRAPHIC PROGRAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ILDANCE (SWEDEN) – SECOND STAGE DEVLEOPMENT
CHOREOGRAPHED BY LEE BRUMMER (SWEDEN)
DANCERS/COLLABORATORS: SKIP WILLCOX, ALLIE GRAHAM (NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA), ALMA MICHOLD, HAMPUS BERGENHEIM (SWEDEN) & LUCASZ PRZYTARSKI (POLAND)
THANKS TO CREATE NSW, CITY OF NEWCASTLE, THE LOCK-UP, & ASHLEY DE PRAZER FOR SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT.
In DEC. 2018, Lee Brummer (Associate Director: IlDANCE) Seeded The new work: SOMETHING TO DO, SOMEONE TO LOVE, SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TOO as part of a International/Regional residency. This initial residency included 2 x catapult dancers: Skip Wilcox & Allie Graham & 3 x International artists: Hampus Bergenheim, Alma Michold (Sweden) & Lucas Przyarski (Poland).
In 2021, (POSTPONED IN 2020 DUE TO COVID-19) This exchange has a second-stage program in Sweden incorporating: residency & presentation at DANSPLATS SKOG: GAVLEBORG; residency at REGIONTEATER VAST: BORAS; pre-premiere at VARA KONSERTHUSET: VARA, and performances at KONSTEPIDEMIN: GOTHENBURG & DANSMUSEET: STOCKHOLM.
IN 2020/2021 This work will have a final stage at Catapult, with the cast returning to Newcastle, with presentation as a Double-Bill program at Newcastle City Hall (CIVIC THEATRE: SUBCRIPTION SEASON) & Form Dance Projects (SYDNEY).