STRUT DANCE PROGRAM 2019 - "Unparalleled in reach, profound in impact and abundant in opportunity, it is truly game-changing what STRUT Dance is ...
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2019 STRUT DANCE PROGRAM "Unparalleled in reach, profound in impact and abundant in opportunity, it is truly game-changing what STRUT Dance is doing for the Australian contemporary dance sector." Independent Artist & STRUT Member
VISION CONTENTS STRUT Dance is the national centre for choreographic development, based in Perth, Western Australia. It is our 03 / Welcome 15 / The Terri-ann White Scholarship vision and privilege to continue making Perth a beacon of excellence, innovation and opportunity for independent 04 / STRUT Dance - An Overview 16 / The Lewis Major Projects Scholarship Australian dance and physical theatre artists. 06 / Membership 16 / The Rogues Program 07 / 2019 Core Activities 17 / Recurring Performance Opportunities 07 / The Master Workshop Series 19 / Major Performance Outcomes 08 / Hofesh Shechter 19 / SUNSET 10 / Crystal Pite 20 / Stephanie Lake & West Australian Opera 11 / The Collaborations Program 21 / Perth Festival Connect 12 / Collaborations: Melanie Lane & Adena Jacobs 23 / SEED Residencies 13 / STRUT Scholarship Program 24 / Professional & Public Classes 14 / The Feilman Foundation Pathways to Excellence 25 / Our Partners - Our Thanks
WELCOME 2019 STRUT_Dance Program_3 It is with extraordinary pride Blue Room Theatre and Co:3 Australia, for independent work, And Then Some, that I welcome you to the 2019 as new development and presentation in partnership with The Blue Room STRUT Program. partners across our program. Theatre and Co:3 Australia. Looking across the fantastic offering We also see the wonderful Victorian Our thanks to this incredible cohort of that we have in store for 2019, I cannot choreographer and recent Keir partners and artists who have helped help but cast my mind back five years Choreographic Award winner, Melanie make our 2019 program so rich, diverse to when it all began with that first Lane, join us with Adena Jacobs as our and nationally impactful. workshop program in 2014 with Ohad next Collaborations Program leaders Naharin's Batsheva Dance Company. and we are thrilled to have Ballet Id, the From our public class performances Salihara Arts Centre and Nan Jombang Access, right up to the Perth Festival’s I watched Ohad himself direct soloists Dance Company as new Indonesian presentation of Maxine Doyle’s from WA Ballet and Batsheva, dancing residency and exchange partners. SUNSET, from the studios in the King alongside graduates from WAAPA Street Arts Centre to the State Theatre and VCA. I thought, if this is just the We proudly welcome The Minderoo and the Sunset Heritage Precinct, beginning, how extraordinary is the Foundation and The Ungar Family I invite you to STRUT with us into 2019. potential reach and impact of the Foundation as exciting, new supporting STRUT program? What a unique partners as we do Prof. Ian Lawrance, partnership we have with Batsheva STRUT’s 2019 philanthropic campaign Dance Company. If this is how we start, ambassador. where can it all go from here? Yes, 2019 is all about celebrating new And indeed, where is it going? and exciting partnerships. However, we JON SMEULDERS recognize and honour all those artists, Chair STRUT Dance In 2019, STRUT Dance is all about funders, sponsors and friends who have forging new partnerships and pathways brought us to where we are today. STRUT Staff STRUT Board of opportunity for our members, Director Chair dancers and artists. The phenomenon of Hofesh Shechter Paul Selwyn Norton Jon Smeulders will strike not once, but twice in 2019, We extend a fantastic partnership with with a double workshop delivery and a General Manager Deputy Chair Perth Festival as the co-commissioner keen eye on the audition for his brilliant Alica Byfield June Moorhouse of SUNSET from Maxine Doyle, with work tHE bAD, later on down the track. Administration Franklin Gaffney more than 40 Australian creatives, Cindy Salgado returns to Perth to take Carly Armstrong Lisa Jackson technicians and management, employed the lead on the Crystal Pite program. Louis Mostert Finance Officer on a thrilling activation of the Sunset Stephanie Lake creates a thrilling new Michael Murphy 2019 Natalie Johnson Heritage Precinct. work for the West Australian Opera’s Ricky Arnold Pinnacles season. And our great friends Artist Members And as we wave goodbye to this unique at the State Theatre Centre, the home STRUT Brochure STRUT DANCE Amy Wiseman three-year partnership with Maxine, one of contemporary dance in WA, as Photography Emma Fishwick that has supported the development well as supporting our Collaborations Simon Pynt Laura Boynes of over 210 Australian artists, we say Program, will provide a new platform PROGRAM Dancers hello to the West Australian Opera, The Mel Tan Sarah Wilson Christopher Hill
STRUT AN 2019 STRUT_Dance Program_4 DANCE OVERVIEW A program of internationally benchmarked training, STRUT Dance offers independent choreographers, dancers and physical theatre practitioners the possibility to engage collaboration and performance opportunities with national and international masters, the chance to unique in the Australian landscape. work with collaborative partners in the making of their own performance and the opportunity to put their work in front of a willing and informed audience. As an organisation operating globally, STRUT’s programs are open to all and operate on four levels: BODY, COLLABORATION, PERFORMANCE & EXCHANGE BODY STRUT offers sustained exposure to world-class dance techniques and choreographic methodology to enrich the body’s range of practice and ignite development. Usually quarantined to major dance organisations, these aspirational programs are now available to the independent sector, exclusively through STRUT. 2019 will witness a deepening of our partnerships with some of the most pertinent and visionary artists around Australia and the world - Crystal Pite/Kidd Pivot (CA), Hofesh Shechter (IS/UK), Maxine Doyle (UK) and Stephanie Lake (AU). Sustained exposure to these techniques, as core ongoing training, will be supplemented by a focus on current contemporary technique, physical theatre disciplines and improvisation from the likes of Melanie Lane (AU), Adena Jacobs (AU), Dada Masilo (ZA), Michael Keegan-Dolan and Gideon Obarzanek (AU). The latter three artists are part of our ongoing relationship with the Perth Festival through its Festival Connect program.
2019 STRUT_Dance Program_5 COLLABORATION EXCHANGE Key to a choreographer’s development is learning how to STRUT recognises the value in reciprocal partnerships collaborate with other artists in readiness for the stage. We and continues to successfully align programs that build provide the resources, the space and the leadership to coach capacity with world-class local, interstate and international those artists into asking the right questions. organisations. These provide international residencies and exchange opportunities focusing on choreographic STRUT has developed a dynamic and responsive program development and research. that builds skills in collaboration. In partnership with the State Theatre Centre of WA, STRUT continues to provide pathways The Dance Sites Network (DSN) is one such model and is a to encourage future collaboration across all stage art forms. research and development vehicle that rotates international The 2019 Collaborations Program will see many kinds of artists and choreographic teams around Australia. DSN core innovative collisions between choreography, dance, theatre organisations include STRUT (WA), Dancehouse (Vic) and direction and acting. Critical Path (NSW). PERFORMANCE STRUT also regards international residencies as a pivotal Throughout the year, choreographers are offered the mechanism of support for choreographic development and opportunity to develop and present work with production has invited a consortium of international choreographic values at all levels. For maximum impact, the majority of these centres to develop a reciprocal, residency exchange performance opportunities aim to segue straight from training program on a rotating basis. In 2019, these include: or collaborative programs directly into the public arena, where key learnings can be implemented back into practice. From _ studio showings to full evening presentations at the State Korzo Theatre (NL) Theatre Centre of WA, all manner of platforms, sites and _ festivals are available for expression. Komunitas Salihara Art Centre (IN) _ A series of innovative presentation platforms have been The Banff Centre (CA) developed though new partnerships with The Blue Room Theatre with Winter Shorts, plus Co:3 Australia and the STRUT's $10,000 SEED Residencies can State Theatre Centre of WA with And Then Some. be used by successful members to undertake their residency with one of these partner 2019 will also witness a new journey with the West Australian organisations. (See SEED Residencies). Opera and Stephanie Lake and the final performance outcome of STRUT’s exclusive partnership with Maxine Doyle – SUNSET. Maxine Doyle is one-half of Punchdrunk, pioneers in site-based dance theatre performances the world over. Punchdrunk design large scale, immersive experiences for promenading audiences. The Drowned Man and Sleep No More are cited as some of the most attended and critically lauded performances in recent history. SUNSET will be presented during the 2019 Perth Festival. I was born in Perth and have watched the Festival from the side lines, my whole life…Now, I am dancing in the Festival with Maxine Doyle’s SUNSET. Thank you STRUT, this is all your doing! – Independent Artist and SUNSET creative
2019 STRUT_Dance Program_6 When artists over East talk MEMBERSHIP about what’s happening out West, what they really mean is what’s happening STRUT membership is worldwide, encompassing and encouraging a community of passionate, professional at STRUT? Here’s looking independent choreographers, dance and physical at you WA. theatre makers. – Independent Artist and STRUT Member To take full advantage of the STRUT Dance program, participants are invited to become members from January 2019 and engage with all of the following benefits: _ Access to master workshops, STRUT performance seasons, professional development opportunities _ Eligibility to apply for all levels of the STRUT program, including SEED Residency and performance opportunities in the studio and on stage _ Administrative advice for your own project _ Regular email news updates including the STRUT Member News _ Discounts at our various hospitality and local All this for $50 retail partners Who can become a STRUT member? So don’t wait. Anybody aged 18 or over, who is involved in professional dance and physical theatre practice, STRUT on in! cross disciplinary artists interested in the Collaborations Program and any STRUT fans wanting a more up close and personal experience. Join before 31 January to access the special Visit strutdance.org.au/memberships to sign early bird price of $40. up as a member!
2019 CORE 2019 STRUT_Dance Program_7 ACTIVITIES STRUT’s program provides a robust and holistic range of core activities to underpin professional choreographic and physical theatre practice: STRUT is the Netflix of Dance. Every year Choreographic Training - SEED Residencies the quality of the program is phenomenal The Master Workshop Series The STRUT Scholarship Program and we don’t have to leave home to Collaborations Program The Rogues Program access it…it all just comes to us! Recurring Performance Opportunities –Independent Artist and STRUT Member Professional / Public Class Major Performance Outcomes THE MASTER WORKSHOP SERIES These exclusive training intensives, delivered by some of Taster the most visionary national and international artists and Master workshops usually follow a two-week full day format. This organisations, build cumulatively into unique performance year, we continue to offer access to these great artists for those outcomes of their own and offer the independent sector participants who are unable to make a two-week commitment models of artistic excellence and aspiration that are usually – the Taster. Each Taster will offer a single half-day event quarantined to major company structures. comprising professional class and a two hour workshop. 2019 will witness a deepening of our partnerships with the Look out for the Taster within each workshop description. Hofesh Shechter Company (UK) and Crystal Pite (CA). The international Master Workshop Series will be interwoven with Australian masters, including interstaters Stephanie I adore coming to Perth to share the artistry Lake, Melanie Lane and Adena Jacobs. of Hofesh Shechter with STRUT. There is just so much hunger and vitality in the room… Australian dancers, you rock! – Hofesh Shechter Master Workshop Leader
HOFESH 2019 STRUT_Dance Program_8 SHECHTER STRUT Dance is thrilled to be developing May Workshop August Workshop With thanks to the its partnership with the internationally following partners: renowned Hofesh Shechter Company, Dates Dates inviting leading members of the company May 6 - 17 Aug 12 - 23 to deliver a series of two-week workshops in May and August 2019. Showing Showing May 16 / 6:30pm Aug 22 / 6:30pm These workshops provide a rare opportunity to delve into Hofesh Workshop Price Workshop Price Shechter’s unique choreography, sharing $400 $400 and exploring his movement fundamentals and imagery through past works - Taster May 11 Taster Aug 17 a fascinating insight into Hofesh’s Price $40 Price $40 creative process. Venue all activities Venue all activities This master workshop series will lead to King Street Arts Centre, Perth State Theatre Centre of WA a bespoke performance of tHE bAD in 2020, re-designed for STRUT by Participation for Workshop May / August Hofesh’s creative team. Details of the Registrations open Feb 1 and payment will be accepted on a first application and audition process are on come first served basis. the following page. Register for the May Workshop HERE. Due to the demand for this artist, STRUT will again hold two Hofesh Shechter Register for the August Workshop HERE. workshops in 2019. Scholarships There are ridiculous amounts of people filling up Scholarships to cover the $400 workshop fee through The Feilman Foundation Hofesh’s intensives in London and Europe and literally Pathways to Excellence Scholarship thousands at his auditions. But with STRUT, I am Program are available for this workshop. These scholarships are only open to able to get right up to the bone of Hofesh’s vision and recent dance graduates from Victoria consequently have a much more valuable experience. and Western Australia. – Independent Artist and STRUT Member The Lewis Major Projects Scholarship provides a financial contribution towards workshop fees and expenses. See STRUT Scholarship Program Image: Gabriele Zucca
HOFESH 2019 STRUT_Dance Program_9 SHECHTER Audition for Hofesh Shechter’s tHE bAD In 2020 Hofesh Shechter will be re-creating a bespoke version of tHE bAD for STRUT Dance. Access to this opportunity will be through a formal audition process. The rehearsal and performance seasons for tHE bAD will be in early 2020. Audition Dates Aug 24/25 - directly after the August workshop Audition criteria This opportunity is open to all professional dance artists and tertiary students who will have graduated by 2020. Audition applicants will have to be able to demonstrate that they have undertaken a minimum of two Hofesh Shechter Company master workshops with STRUT or equivalent intensives overseas. Audition application Please supply your CV with a clear head shot and a short EOI detailing your experience with, or future commitment to, Shechter workshops/intensives. These documents should be combined into a single pdf and forwarded to: firstname.lastname@example.org ** NOTE: Multiple PDF documents will not be accepted. Audition applications close Fri 2 Aug 2019. A mature and magnificent work …sulphurous, visceral and surprisingly tender –Neil Norman, The Stage (tHE bAD) Image: Gabriele Zucca
2019 STRUT_Dance Program_10 CRYSTAL PITE Image: Michael Slobodian STRUT is honoured to continue its partnership with this Scholarships Canadian visionary who continues to build a global reputation Scholarships of $1000 to cover the workshop fee and as the choreographic leader of Kidd Pivot. Crystal's work sits in travel/accommodation expenses through the Terri-ann the repertoire of some of the most significant dance companies White Scholarship are available for this workshop. This the world over. Cindy Salgado, a founding Kidd Pivot member, opportunity is open to all professional Australian dance returns to STRUT to lead a two-week master workshop on the artists, including recent graduates and previous Terri-ann principles governing Crystal’s repertoire White Scholarship recipients. and choreographic methodology. Scholarships to cover the $400 workshop fee through Workshop Dates Taster Nov 23 The Feilman Foundation Pathways to Excellence Nov 18 - 29 Price $40 Scholarship Program are available for this workshop. These scholarships are only open to recent dance Workshop Showing Venue all activities graduates from Victoria and Western Australia. Nov 28 / 6:30pm State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth The Lewis Major Projects Scholarship provides a financial Price contribution towards workshop fees and expenses. $400 See STRUT Scholarship Program. Participation Registrations open Feb 1 and payment will be ** Applicants can apply for any of the scholarship accepted on a first come first served basis. opportunities for the Crystal Pite program, but can only receive one. Register HERE. With thanks to the following partners: I have participated in all the Pite workshops since the get-go and yes, there is no stopping me now. I am going all the way to the magnificent finishing line. – Independent Artist and STRUT Member
THE 2019 STRUT_Dance Program_11 COLLABORATIONS PROGRAM Resources do not often allow for collaboration across art forms at an early developmental level. STRUT has devised dynamic and responsive programs for choreographers that build skills in collaborative processes. In partnership with the State Theatre Centre of WA, STRUT designs pathways to encourage future collaboration across all stage art forms. We feel that these conversations should This was a brilliant opportunity commence at ground zero and be continually nurtured. The aim to really share, discover and is to provide all parties with the necessary vernacular and skills to develop performance works of greater resonance and depth then dream together! I am now and deliver these to the public. making my third work with the choreographer who I met in the Outcomes include: _ 2016 Collaborations Program. Young artists learning about collaboration across stage art – Independent Music Composer forms and having the opportunity to implement that learning directly back into practice on stage, in order to prepare them for future creative development _ Artists and participants being able to network across art forms for future creative collaboration _ Artists learning about the realities and demands of the stage environment _ Building capacity around marketing and promotion: helping artists talk about their work at all stages of development _ Young artists discussing opportunities to present their own activity with the State Theatre Centre of WA _ Building capacity around audience development for contemporary dance
2019 STRUT_Dance Program_12 COLLABORATIONS Melanie Lane & Adena Jacobs Choreography and Theatre Direction Join recent Keir Choreographic Award winning choreographer Melanie Lane and Fraught Outfit artistic director Adena Jacobs in a two-week exploration of the intersectionality of dance and theatre practice. A space that invites and unpacks processes of interdisciplinary collaboration, collisions and co-creation. The workshop will offer participants: _ Dialogue that interrogates the parallel practices between theatre and dance _ Methods and principles for transforming narrative into physical practice _ Processes of generating material around imagery and narrative Workshop Dates Taster Sept 7 Sept 2 - 13 Price $40 Participation Registrations open Feb 1 and payment will be Workshop Showing Venue all activities accepted on a first come first served basis. Sept 12 / 6:30pm State Theatre Centre of WA Register HERE. Price $400 Scholarships Scholarships to cover the $400 workshop fee through The Feilman Foundation Pathways to Excellence Scholarship Program are available for this workshop. These scholarships are only open to recent dance graduates from Victoria and Western Australia. The Lewis Major Projects Scholarship provides a financial contribution towards workshop fees and expenses. See STRUT Scholarship Program. With thanks to the following partners: I asked STRUT when they were finally going to bring Melanie Lane to Perth and now here she comes. It is so great when an organisation just listens… – Independent Dance Artist and STRUT Member Image: Gregory Lorenzutti
2019 STRUT_Dance Program_13 STRUT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM STRUT recognises the financial challenges facing independent artists when trying to sustain an ongoing practice. In response, we have developed avenues of access into the Master Workshop Series through an annual scholarship program. This program is underpinned by the generous support of foundations and individuals who believe and champion STRUT’s objective to develop independent choreography and dance-theatre across Australia. The STRUT Scholarship Program offers four pathways: _ The Feilman Foundation Pathways to Excellence _ The Terri-ann White Scholarship _ The Lewis Major Projects Scholarship _ The Rogues Program Image: Rahi Rezvani
THE FEILMAN 2019 STRUT_Dance Program_14 FOUNDATION PATHWAYS TO EXCELLENCE The Feilman Foundation was established in 1976 by Mrs Ethel Feilman to make donations to causes which were important to her family and in recent times has grown with addition of the estates of Margaret and Patricia Feilman. In recognition of the valuable role that STRUT plays in dance sector development, the Feilman Foundation continues to provide recent graduates avenues of access into our 2019 Master Workshop Series. This will take the form of scholarships to cover workshop fees, which we understand can be a struggle for students who are just stepping into the industry. Scholarships are available across the Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter and Melanie Lane & Adena Jacobs workshops and are limited, at this stage, to graduates of West Australian or Victorian tertiary programs. If you are a recent graduate and are interested in applying for one these scholarships, please follow the link HERE. This scholarship made all the Applications close COB Fri 18 Jan 2019. difference in enabling me to come over to Perth and work with Hofesh Shechter – thank you STRUT and I With thanks to the following partner: know that I am not alone in my thanks. – Independent Artist and Feilman Scholarship Recipient
2019 STRUT_Dance Program_15 THE TERRI-ANN WHITE SCHOLARSHIP Terri-ann White, publisher and writer, has generously Eligibility: agreed to continue providing scholarship pathways into _ STRUT’s Master Workshop Series in 2019. The focus of Applicant must be a STRUT member this scholarship is to provide access to the Crystal Pite _ November workshop. This opportunity is open to all professional Australian dance artists, including recent graduates and previous Terri-ann The scholarship will provide Australian dance artists with White Scholarship recipients $1000 each to cover the workshop costs and travel/ _ accommodation expenses. Access to this opportunity will be Applicants can apply for any of the scholarship opportunities through an EOI process to be reviewed by a panel to include for the Crystal Pite program, but can only receive one Terri-ann White and industry experts. Applications are now open. Download the application pack HERE. Applications close COB Fri 18 Jan 2019. I am not exaggerating when I say that it Terri-ann White is the director of UWA Publishing and a writer. (Crystal Pite) was perhaps the single most She is fiercely interested in dance and has always been fascinated by what happens when artists working in significant workshop I have undertaken in different forms come together to make work. my dance career to date. I left Perth with STRUT thanks Terri-ann White for her generous support a renewed interest in dance theatre and a in enabling the ongoing development of independent Australian artists. wealth of knowledge and inspiration that will help drive my own creative practice. – Scholarship recipient
2019 STRUT_Dance Program_16 THE ROGUES PROGRAM THE LEWIS An initiative to create opportunities for artists who have taken a more idiosyncratic or non- institutionalised pathway into dance. STRUT’s desire MAJOR is to draw from a culturally and artistically diverse pool of dancers who, in turn, help build a more robust cohort of STRUT members and Australian artists. PROJECTS Rogue scholarship recipients are given free access to all of STRUT’s Master Workshop and Collaborations programs. SCHOLARSHIP To this date, STRUT has successfully supported 6 Rogues through parts of the 2014-18 program. Any individual or organisation may nominate a Rogue for consideration. If you have someone in mind, come and talk to us… Lewis Major Projects has generously created a bespoke opportunity for a South We congratulate Callum Mooney who has Australian artist to engage with the master been nominated as a 2019 Rogue. workshop series. $1000 can be applied across fees for any of the workshops (up to two in total), STRUT membership and expenses. Applications are now open and comprise a CV and 250 word motivation letter in single PDF format to: email@example.com ** NOTE multiple PDFs will not be accepted. Being a Sydney based performer, Applications close COB Fri 18 Jan 2019. opportunities to connect with This opportunity is only available to graduated international and national dance and physical theatre artists who are residing in South Australia. choreographers are quite slim. Having this opportunity as a Rogue with STRUT will really help me STRUT thanks connect with these choreographers and establish greater networking within the dance world. So, I am happily heading to Perth for 2019! – Callum Mooney
2019 STRUT_Dance Program_17 RECURRING PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES IN SITU In partnership with Tura New Music In SITU is an annual season of original site-specific works. It is a unique opportunity for dance and music artists to explore an exciting model of presenting independent performance in enticing and unexpected locations throughout the cities of Perth and Fremantle. STRUT and Tura New Music offer a facilitated and co-creative space for choreographers and composers to share practice, resources and presentation platforms. Beginning as a pop-up performance in Uncle Joe’s Mess Hall in King Street in 2014, In SITU then travelled to Fremantle Arts Centre, the Courtyard of the State Theatre Centre of WA, St George’s Cathedral and most recently, the Old Girls School in East Perth. In SITU also provides the opportunity for WA emerging producers to flex their muscles around site-based curating. To date Unkempt Dance, Emma Fishwick and Kynan Hughes have held this post. In 2019, the In SITU baton passes to a SHORT CUTS new team of curators: Serena Chalker, Daisy Sanders and The popular platform of independent choreographic work Geordie Crawley. where artists are provided with resources to develop and present new ideas in a studio setting. Performance Dates Dec 4 - 7 Performance Dates Apr 11 - 13 Venue To be announced later in the year. Venue Studio 3, King Street Arts Centre Participation EOI and selection procedure by a panel of industry experts Participation and In SITU production team. EOI and selection procedure by a panel of industry experts. With thanks to the following partner: It all started with Short Cuts. Such a wonderful springboard into the independent scene! – Independent Dance Artist and STRUT Member
2019 STRUT_Dance Program_18 RECURRING PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES WINTER SHORTS AND THEN SOME Work considered for And Then Some will be drawn from the A new partnership between The Blue Room Theatre and A new partnership pathway between STRUT Dance, Co:3 following pathways or programs: STRUT Dance. A program of four short choreographic works Australia, the State Theatre Centre of WA and The Blue Room _ selected from STRUT’s 2019 Short Cuts and The Blue Theatre. An initiative to increase the pipeline of development Short Cuts – the 2019 program Room Theatre’s micromove seasons, underpinned with extra and presentation opportunities for the independent dance _ development, technical and marketing support, Winter Shorts sector. And Then Some is core to these organisations’ Winter Shorts or micromove – either of the 2019 seasons will be presented as part of The Blue Room Theatre Winter commitment to developing pathways for independent artists _ Nights program. to present longer work with higher production values. STRUT SEED Residencies – all SEEDs from 2018 and 2019 undertaken prior to the EOI are eligible Performance Dates In 2019, And Then Some will be a fully produced evening of _ Jul 23 – Aug 3 independent contemporary dance – a double-bill from two Co:3’s Co:Lab and associated programming – from either the choreographers/choreographic teams in the State Theatre 2018 or 2019 development programs Participation Centre’s Studio Underground. The intention is that And Then _ EOI and selection procedure by a panel of industry experts Some will become an annual offering to the sector, with one Independent choreographic developments funded through and stakeholders. of the works selected to receive a further development and external sources and organisations, with development presentation opportunity as part of Co:3 Australia’s 2020 undertaken in either 2018 or 2019 Performance Season on the Heath Ledger Stage. ** NOTE: works presented in both Short Cuts and micromove Performance Dates have two pathway options – either directly into And Then Some Oct 30 – Nov 2 or through the Winter Shorts platform. Selection for each will be dependent on project readiness and will be panel driven. Venue Artists may choose to apply for both opportunities. State Theatre Centre of WA - Studio Underground 2020 Co:3 Performance Season Opportunity: And Then Some Application Curated from the 2019 And Then Some season by a panel EOI and selection procedure by a panel of industry experts of program stakeholders. and program stakeholders. With thanks to the following partners:
MAJOR 2019 STRUT_Dance Program_19 PERFORMANCE A STRUT and Perth Festival co-commission world premiere. OUTCOMES SUNSET By Maxine Doyle Presented in association with Tura New Music. Leave your comfort zone and enter a mysterious world where you wander with the spirits of Perth’s colourful past. Discover forgotten secrets in the dusty shadows of one of our city’s most intriguing and significant heritage sites, Sunset down by the iconic Swan River. From the renowned UK director-choreographer Maxine Doyle (co-director of Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man, Sleep No More) comes a visceral dance-theatre performance that is epic in reach but intimate in experience. Inspired by the riverside precinct’s rich and unique history and the bushland that surrounds it, SUNSET transforms the former Sunset Old Men’s Home into a waiting room between worlds, where classical myth collides with WA stories and local heroes can waltz with gods. SUNSET will bring together a stunning cast of Australian artists, an original score by WA composer Rachel Dease, set and costume design by Bruce McKinven and light design by Matt Adey. SUNSET also will be the inaugural event to launch the We thank the following partners: Heritage Precinct as a new performance venue for Perth and is the outcome of STRUT's three-year partnership with lead artist Maxine Doyle; an exclusive artform development program that, since 2016, has seen more that 210 artists from all over Australia engage with Maxine’s vision and methodology. Performance Dates / Times Venue Feb 7 / 8pm Sunset Heritage Precinct, Feb 8 - 10 / 8pm & 9.15pm Nedlands Feb 13 / 8pm Feb 14 - 17 / 8pm & 9.15pm Price $59 - $65 Duration 60mins Book HERE. Pre Show Conversation Thu 14 Feb 7pm Image: Simon Pynt With special thanks to Prof. Ian Lawrance and the STRUT Donor Circle.
2019 STRUT_Dance Program_20 MAJOR PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES STEPHANIE LAKE AND STRUT celebrates its partnership with Stephanie Lake - a brand new commission in collaboration with the West Australian Opera’s Opera in the Pinnacles. WEST AUSTRALIAN Stephanie’s choreography plays out in the exquisite collision of highly wrought dance and theatrical ingenuity. For the WAO season, Stephanie will weave a series of signature and dynamic duets through some of the most spectacular arias in the WAO repertoire. OPERA Performance Date Apr 27 This performance is part of Opera in the Pinnacles presented Location by Act-Belong-Commit and the Minderoo Foundation. Nambung National Park More information West Australian Opera is committed to bringing magical operatic West Australian Opera moments to all Western Australians. Join us for Opera in the Pinnacles We thank the following partners: WAO Opera in the Pinnacles partners: and relish an evening of heart-racing, heart-breaking, heart-warming opera where the power of the human voice set against this iconic desert landscape makes for a memorable experience like no other. – West Australian Opera
Image: Simon Pynt Image: Sarah Walker 2019 STRUT_Dance Program_21 PERTH FESTIVAL CONNECT Every year the Perth Festival creates a program of fantastic dance artists to engage with. As part of the Festival Connect Program, STRUT will host free workshop intensives with the following artists. MAXINE GIDEON DOYLE OBARZANEK Who Maxine Doyle Who Gideon Obarzanek Date Sat 9 Feb Date Sun 10 Feb Time 12 - 2:30pm Time 1 - 2:30pm Venue Sunset Heritage Precinct Venue King Street Arts Centre Maxine Doyle is the co-director and choreographer of Join choreographer and director Gideon Obarzanek, Punchdrunk's seminal creations Sleep No More and The accompanied by members of Dancenorth. Drowned Man and is the director and lead creative on the STRUT Dance / Perth Festival co-commissioned world Gideon returns to Perth Festival with One Infinity, a cross- premiere of SUNSET. cultural music and dance work he directed. One Infinity came from a collaboration between Australia’s recorder virtuoso Maxine and her team will lead a bespoke workshop Genevieve Lacey and China’s Jun Tian Fang Ensemble, with unpacking the principles that have governed the creation and dancers from Dancenorth and Beijing Dance Theater. performance of SUNSET. The workshop will take place at the Sunset Heritage Precinct on set and is open to dance artists, directors, actors and physical theatre practitioners. With thanks to the following partner:
Image: Colm Hogan Image: John Hogg 2019 STRUT_Dance Program_22 PERTH FESTIVAL CONNECT How to Connect These workshops are free - register your interest HERE. With thanks to the following partner: MICHAEL DADA KEEGAN-DOLAN MASILO Who Michael Keegan-Dolan Who Dada Masilo Date Feb 16 Date Feb 28 Time 12 - 3pm Time 2:30 - 4pm Venue State Theatre Centre of WA Venue His Majesty’s (access stage door) Over more than two decades, Michael Keegan-Dolan has Join Dada Masilo and company in class, in which she will teach developed a unique and energetic style of dance and theatre - her unique choreography. Her classes are fast and eclectic - working with dancers alongside singers, actors and musicians fusing Flying Low, Forsythe, ballet and African dance. in many of his productions. Dada was born and bred in Johannesburg, South Africa and In this class, learn how these processes integrate in play. trained at The Dance Factory, where she is now Artist-in- Rather than technical analysis, focus on the act of doing; work Residence. After training abroad at P.A.R.T.S in Brussels, with different energetic dynamics; explore the skillful use of the she returned to South Africa and presented three commissions senses and their application to work, rhythm and musicality. from the National Arts Festival including Romeo and Juliet (2008), Carmen (2009) and Swan Lake (2010), which have This workshop is open to dance artists, actors, musicians, since toured extensively throughout Europe. directors and choreographers.
2019 STRUT_Dance Program_23 SEED RESIDENCIES at home and abroad Four artists/artistic teams per year are to receive residencies New SEEDs / New Partners of up to $10,000. STRUT Dance and the Komunitas Salihara Arts Centre in Jakarta are beginning a new partnership to create pathways These residencies have been successful in offering financial of exchange with shared artists and collaborators. To launch and administrative resources to choreographers so that they this initiative, STRUT and Salihara are supporting the can really knuckle down into a new process. Many SEED choreographic team of Natalie Allen and Samuel Harnett- I'm super excited to recipients have gone on to receive further support and develop Welk to undertake the first Indonesian SEED. full evening works presented on festival platforms. spend six weeks at STRUT congratulates Natalie and Samuel and wishes them Komunitas Salihara Arts We accept applications from all over Australia, however the an enriching experience. WA/Interstate allocation mirrors STRUT’s own state to federal Centre with Samuel funding ratio of three to one. This SEED was made possible with the support of the Harnett-Welk to do some Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Selection is by formal application to be reviewed by an Arts, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the serious investigating independent panel of industry experts and stakeholders. Australia Indonesia Institute. into our improvisational 2019 successful SEED applicants are: The 2020 SEED Residency applications will open in June 2019. practices. We anticipate that the great amount of Emma Fishwick We thank the following partners: Scott Elstermann inspiration and cultural Eliza Sanders and James O’Hara exchange by the local Yilin Kong and Michael Smith artists, the environment STRUT congratulates these six artists and wishes them a wonderful journey SEEDing their next creation. and history will richly feed our creation of Alternative Universes. Natalie Allen – Indonesian SEED recipient
PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC 2019 STRUT_Dance Program_24 CLASS CLASS Aspirational training for professional dancers and physical STRUT continues to open its doors to those who just theatre practitioners. feel the need to join us on the dance floor. Our public contemporary classes are geared at an amateur level – for STRUT recognises the necessity of technical training as beginners and intermediates – but are led by professional part of a dancer’s physical maintenance and preparedness artists, with an emphasis on technique, musicality and joy. to work. STRUT is committed to providing the sector with inspirational dance teachers and mentors from all over Open to anyone over 18 with any level of experience Australia and abroad. This is mostly focused during Master in dance. Workshop Series and any performance outcome delivery. Once a year STRUT public class participants present So please check the dates of the Master Workshop Series their own studio performance, Access, platforming the to make sure that you are up to date and able to engage. techniques and training that participants have been playing with across the year. STRUT sometimes offers professional classes outside So much fun and the these times. So please check the STRUT classes CLASSES teachers are really website page. When Beginner: 5:40 - 6:55pm, Tuesdays engaged! I am a diehard When Intermediate: 7:00 - 8:15pm, Tuesdays Access dancer! 9:30 - 11.00 am Mon - Fri Venue – Public Class participant King Street Arts Centre Venues King Street Arts Centre Participation State Theatre Centre of WA Click HERE to find out more and to book your place in these classes. Check the STRUT website for details Access - Public Class Performance Price A performance invitation for public class participants $12 per class for STRUT Members to STRUT up and dance in work co-choreographed $16 per class for non-members by public class participants and teachers. $90 for 10-class card (for STRUT Members only) Date Oct 4 Participation Time 6:30pm Open to all professional-level dancers and physical Venue King Street Arts Centre theatre practitioners. ** STRUT is committed to supporting independents who want to hold their own professional training outside of STRUT’s regular schedule. Get in touch to discuss possibilities.
2019 STRUT_Dance Program_25 OUR PARTNERS OUR THANKS
STRUT plays a vital role in introducing Australian artists to the global benchmark of contemporary choreographic masters. It is so exciting to now see the organisation collaborate with an international innovator like Maxine Doyle on a bold new site- specific work in Perth. – Wendy Martin, Artistic Director of Perth Festival STRUT Dance First Floor King Street Arts Centre 357-365 Murray Street Perth WA 6000 PO Box 7011 Cloisters Square Perth WA 6850 T | 61 8 9321 4066 strutdance.org.au
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