CHOREOGRAPHIC LAB

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. 


DirtyFeet provides:
  • 2 weeks of studio space at ReadyMade Works, Ultimo NSW;
  • A NSW-based mentor to offer guidance;
  • Professional photographic documentation;
  • Basic film documentation of your showing;
  • A small studio sharing hosted by DirtyFeet on the final Friday of your Lab, 5 - 6pm;
  • Any number of dance artists via an expression of interest process:
  • Administration and management support.

Guidelines/selection criteria:
  • The program is aimed at early career choreographers (in their first 5 years of practice);
  • The project should be based in contemporary dance practices, and can include collaborations with other disciplines;
  • The project can be at any stage of development, but preference is given to research or the creation of new work;
  • The artists involved should be NSW-based artists, or artists who have a demonstrated practice in NSW.

ALICE WEBER 

2020
READYMADE WORKS

A choreographic practice that explores the desire and disembodiment in everyday contemporary regiments. Rather than remedying, the process follows the inconsistencies of being bodily to absurd ends, highlighting that even in the most rigid structures, desire is always overflowing.

Open to artists with and without disability

AUDREY BURDEN

2020
READYMADE WORKS

In the darkness of bedrooms around the globe, parents are performing a unique and intimate dance. This duet is danced by an adult, informed by the baby in their arms. We explore the movement qualities that comfort and lull our smallest humans to sleep. What is the choreography of comfort?

BONNIE CURTIS


2020
READYMADE WORKS

Bonnie will explore the physicality and experiences of the individual body. This choreographic lab will be used to research and dissect the limitations placed on our bodies by society and the individual. People of all genders, cultural backgrounds and diverse physical training methods are encouraged to apply.

Open to artists with and without disability

RIANA HEAD-TOUSSAINT


2020
LEGS ON THE WALL

Riana is an emerging choreographer with disability, who uses a wheelchair for mobility. She will use the lab to explore and develop a choreographic communication toolkit for herself; so she has a variety of ways to convey her choreographic ideas and instructions. Movers with experience in acrobatics, parkour and creative use of alternate movement modes (e.g. wheelchairs, crutches, skateboards, bikes, etc) are encouraged to apply.

Previous Choreographic Lab recipients have included:

Ashley Barton, Sofie Burgoyne, Ian Colless, Matt Cornell, Elle Evangelista, Sarah Fiddaman, Alysha Firbank, Emi Forster, Cloé Fournier, Kirsty Fromholtz, Leeke Griffin, Emma Harrison, Brianna Kell, Thomas E.S. Kelly, 'Lucky' Lartey, Chanel Leaudais, Laura Levitus, Rob McCredie, Jodie McNeilly, MakeShift Collective, Venettia Miller, Rhiannon Newton, Kathryn Puie, Carl Sciberras, Chimene Steele-Prior, Jeni Sutton, Tamarah Tossey, Tanya Voges, Kassidy Waters, Ivey Wawn, Patricia Wood, Rosslyn Wythes and Miranda Wheen.

For more information regarding The Choreographic Lab visit our Facebook Page or contact Program Manager Zoe Morgan.

The Choreographic Lab is 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

A NOT-FOR-PROFIT DANCE ORGANISATION SUPPORTING EARLY CAREER DANCERS, CHOREOGRAPHERS AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITY.

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