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Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub, based in Newcastle is a professional arts organisation for mid-career choreographers, emerging choreographers, multi-disciplinary artist, young people and the community

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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

Ghostlight

 

Choreographer: Adam Blanch
Dancers: Brayden Gallucci
Film Direction: Ashley de Prazer
Producer: Cadi McCarthy

Supported by Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub & Civic Theatre, Newcastle 2020

ISRAEL ALONI

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.

MESS

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.

Re/Collect

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)

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).