PROPEL CHOREOGRAPHIC RESIDENCY
Propel fosters experimentation, and artistic interchange, creating a platform for research, practice, and performance; linking artists in capital cities with Hunter artists.
TIME, EXPERIMENTATION &
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."
“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.”
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.