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INCITE - MASTER CLASS with Danielle Micich

INCITE MASTERCLASS: NEWCASTLE

INCITE is Force Majeure’s professional artist development program that offers invaluable training in the company’s devising process. This two-day INCITE masterclass is for mid-career and established artists. It will be led by Force Majeure’s Artistic Director and INCITE Creator Danielle Micich, in collaboration with Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub

6th & 7th July 2020

10am – 3pm

$150

The two-day masterclass is open to theatre practitioners, directors, choreographers and professional dancers.

This workshop is limited to 10 participants.

Register today by emailing Cadi McCarthy at director@catapultdance.com .au

Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub
880 Hunter St, Newcastle West

 

DANIELLE MICICH – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: FORCE MAJEURE

Danielle Micich is a highly-awarded choreographer, director and performer of dance theatre. She makes new work for festivals, theatre productions, opera and film, alongside site-specific and community work. After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts and relocating to Perth as a company dancer for 2 Dance Plus, she was appointed Artistic Director of STEPS Youth Dance Company. Her independent work extends nationally and internationally, working with companies such as Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Perth Theatre Company, Night Train Productions, Steamworks Arts Productions, Dwhani Dance Company (India), Barking Gecko Theatre Company, Pinchgut Opera and Monkey Baa Theatre. Danielle’s ambition is to contribute to making new Australian work through storytelling that reaches audiences by exploring themes and issues relevant to contemporary culture; reflecting, embracing and challenging community attitudes and ideals.

CRAIG BARY - INTENSIVE

CRAIG BARY – INTENSIVE PROGRAM

Are you looking to audition for New Zealand School of Dance or another Tertiary Institution such as VCA, WAAPA, QUT or Pre Professional Year at Sydney Dance Company then this is the workshop for youo

Dates: 16th & 17th July

10am – 3pm

$150

Open to participants aged 15 +

Advanced Contemporary Training A Pre-Requisite

Contact Cadi McCarthy: director@catapultdance.com.au to register

Limited to 15 participants only

CRAIG BARY IS ONE OF NEW ZEALAND’S MOST RESPECTED CONTEMPORARY DANCERS.

Craig was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand, 1977. He attended the New Zealand School of Dance from 1996 – 98. During his studies he was twice awarded the Poul Gnatt Scholarship, was the recipient of the Anne Rowse Scholarship for Modern Dance, and seconded to both Footnote Dance and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Craig graduated from the NZSD at the end of 1998 with a Diploma in Dance Performance. For his graduation performance Craig had the honour of having a solo, Rhapsody, created for him by renowned choreographer Michael Parmenter.

Since graduating, Craig’s career has flourished. He has worked with numerous companies and choreographers in New Zealand and internationally, including Garry Stewart’s Thwack Dance Company, Australian Dance Theatre, Douglas Wright Dance Company, Tasdance, Raewyn Hill’s Soapbox Productions, Gideon Obarzanek at Chunky Move, Sue Healey Company, and Leigh Warren and Dancers. Craig has also choreographed; his short work Tetrad receiving the Dance Australia magazine critics choice award for most promising choreography in 2001. Craig was recognised internationally with a nomination for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

 

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.

Terrain HSC workshops

TERRAIN HSC WORKSHOP

MONDAY 16TH MARCH (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)

NEW DATES TBC- TWO NEW WORKSHOP DATES will be added

Working with Yolande Brown, former senior artist and original cast member of terrain, we will explore this core appreciation prescribed work, from the perspectives of the creative team, while acknowledging the work of the cultural consultants who guided the process. As a work that is often described as an homage to country, this work is relevant to a number of learning areas including: arts (Dance, Design & Music), Humanities & Science. This workshop will include film excerpts. presentation, discussion and practical tasks.

Whose World Is It Anyway?

WHOSE WORLD IS IT ANYWAY?

MUSEUM OF ART AND CULTURE: LAKE MACQUARIE

(DUE TO COVID-19) WHOSE WORLD IS IT ANYWAY WAS POSTPONED

THE PERFORMANCE HAS NOW BEEN MOVED TO OCTOBER 2020 – DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

A site-specific work in partnership with the Museum of Art & Culture: Lake Macquarie linked to the HSC exhibition: First Class. The Flipside Project: Senior & Junior Ensembles will create in collaboration with choreographers: Cadi McCarthy, Mikayla Nangle & Alexandra Ford, a series of dance installations focused on youth responses to environment  impacts, the health crisis, political concern and issues facing our planet.

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).