DirtyFeet is dancing a little differently in 2021. We have made it through the challenges of 2020, and have taken some time to reflect and reimagine how DirtyFeet will operate in the new year. It is important we invest in our future and we have had to make some changes and focus on our core values.
In response to our dance artists and their needs our key focus will be on providing inclusive dance opportunities for artists with and without disability. This will mean some changes for us, with a stronger emphasis on our Right Foot and Out of the Studio programs.
provides a safe environment where early career professionals can come together to explore their creative practice. The Lab builds relationships between artists, facilitates the development of methodology and skills, and can be the first steps towards the creation of new work.
The Choreographic Lab provides a safe environment where early career professionals can come together to explore their creative practice. The Lab builds relationships between artists, facilitates the development of methodology and skills, and can be the first steps towards the creation of new work.
Previous Choreographic Lab recipients have included:
Ashley Barton, Audrey Burton, Sofie Burgoyne, Ian Colless, Bonnie Curtis, Matt Cornell, Renata Commisso, Elle Evangelista, Sarah Fiddaman, Alysha Firbank, Emily Flannery, Emi Forster, Cloé Fournier, Kirsty Fromholtz, Leeke Griffin, Emma Harrison, Riana Head-Toussaint, Brianna Kell, Thomas E.S. Kelly, 'Lucky' Lartey, Chanel Leaudais, Laura Levitus, Rob McCredie, Jodie McNeilly, MakeShift Collective, Venettia Miller, Rhiannon Newton, Gabriella Green Olea, Kathryn Puie, Carl Sciberras, Chimene Steele-Prior, Jeni Sutton, Tamarah Tossey, Tanya Voges, Kassidy Waters, Ivey Wawn, Patricia Wood, Alice Weber, Rosslyn Wythes and Miranda Wheen.
The Choreographic Lab has been proudly supported by Shopfront Arts Co-Op and ReadyMade Works.
"Thank you for a wonderful year of exploration with DirtyFeet last year! Reflecting back it was such an awesome experience. It has given me that extra confidence to create myself and to meet such amazing and talented people with interesting ideas, was very inspiring."
Natalie Pelarek, DirtyFeeter
"I had an amazing week and I learnt so much about my own practice. I really appreciated the relaxed, open, respectful environment and felt comfortable attempting everything that was asked of us."
Kirsty Fromholtz, DirtyFeeter
DIRTYFEET CULTIVATES CREATIVITY AMONG EMERGING CONTEMPORARY DANCE ARTISTS WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITY