Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub

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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PROPEL CHOREOGRAPHIC RESIDENCY
PROGRAM

Propel fosters experimentation, and artistic interchange, creating a platform for research, practice, and performance; linking artists in capital cities with Hunter artists.

TIME, EXPERIMENTATION &
ARTISTIC RISK-TAKING

PROPEL provides crucial infrastructure including: studio-time, wages, mentoring,
administration, marketing, and production support. At the conclusion
of each residency, showings and performances, incorporating artist talks, helps build audience capacity for innovative, multi-disciplinary dance practice.

"Through collaboration with renowned choreographer Craig Bary, I expanded my skillset, professional network & integrated knowledge of cross-disciplinary practice. The broadening of these have already led to new engagements that would not have previously been possible without the platform provided by Propel."

DALE COLLIER MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTIST

“As an experimental artist based in Newcastle, I recognise that the chance to work with established choreographers is paramount to the on-going professional development of my arts practice, especially as a regional artist. Catapult Dance Choreographic residency program ‘Propel’ provides an extensive opportunity for artists like myself to collaborate with industry leading professionals on a peer to peer basis.”

DALE COLLIER MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST

PROPEL fosters experimentation, and artistic interchange, creating a platform for research, practice, and performance; linking artists.

PROPEL curates established national & international choreographers to collaborate with Newcastle’s professional dance and multidisciplinary artists, providing time and space, to experiment across art-forms.

PROPEL produces new contemporary dance works that are presented locally, nationally and internationally.

PROPEL has generated support from partners, locally, nationally and internationally including: Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle Civic Theatre, The Lock-Up, Museum & Art: Lake Macquarie, Force Majeure, Critical Path, Ausdance NSW, Form Dance Projects, ilDance (Sweden), Dance-Base (Scotland), Hong Kong International Choreography Festival and Independent Choreographers Association of Israel.

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