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Propel Choreographic Residency - International/Regional: Kate Weare Company

Kate Weare Company  (New York) collaborates with Catapult
An exciting choreographic development happening in the studios –
Catapult director Cadi McCarthy is collaborating with choreographer Kate Weare, from the Kate Weare Company based in New York. Due to the travel restrictions, our International Propel Project couldn’t go ahead as planned, so artists in New York and Newcastle are experimenting with movement via video and Zoom.

The VOID - Propel Aboriginal Choreographic Residency: Jesse Murray mentored by Daniel Riley

VOID: Propel Choreographic Residency
EMERGING Wiradjuri Choreographer Jesse Murray will create a new work in response to the exhibition VOID at Newcastle Art Gallery
Newcastle Art Gallery
Void Exhibition
Friday 16th & Saturday 17th April
Free Event
Bookings Are Required
Limited Space Available
This incredible residency provides Jesse with two mentors: Daniel Riley & Craig Bary
Jesse delves into the stories behind the artworks as inspiration for his physical research, finding influence within his own movement vocabulary. Looking for variation in his physicality while referencing the exhibition is challenging but inspirational.
Daniel Riley (mentor) a Wiradjuri man from New South Wales, AUS, has an extensive, and critically acclaimed, career as a dancer (Leigh Warren & Dancers, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, New Movement Collective, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Chunky Move), and choreographer (QL2 Dance, QUT, Third Row Dance Company, Louisville Ballet, VCA, Sydney Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Dancenorth). He has held the positions of Associate Producer (2019-2020) and Creative Associate (2020-2021) at ILBIJERRI Theatre Company. Daniel is a Lecturer in Contemporary Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts where he directs the Kummarge First Nations Mentorship Program. He works as an Independent Artist and sits on the Board of Chunky Move.
Supported by Create NSW, City of Newcastle, and the Newcastle Art Gallery
Void: Newcastle Art Gallery
Void brings together contemporary Aboriginal artistic practice from across the country. Curated by Emily McDaniel, the exhibition features existing works across the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, video and photography by artists including Pepai Jangala Carroll, Jonathan Jones, Mabel Juli, John Mawurndjul AM, Hayley Millar-Baker, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, Mr R Peters, Doreen Reid Nakamarra, Andy Snelgar, Dr. Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher AO, Freddie Timms, James Tylor, Jennifer Wurrkidj, and Josephine Wurrkidj.
Image Credit:
Jesse Murray from Ngoenakap, performed by NAISDA Dance College at Carriageworks 2019
Directed by Sani Townson.
Photography by Jamie James.

ISRAEL ALONI

IN YOUR FACE

PROPEL DIGITAL RESIDENCY: ISRAEL ALONI (ilDANCE: SWEDEN)

COLLABORATORS: ALEXANDRA FORD & MIKAYLA NANGLE

The Lock-Up

Friday MAY 21st 2021

This PROPEL second stage residency offers Israel Aloni a 3 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

AUGUST – OCTOBER 2021

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.

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)

JANUARY 2021

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).