At ReadyMade Works being artist-led and dance-focused is what keeps us moving. Creating space where artists define what they do and how they do it is key. In the coming months we are excited to be holding space for extraordinary visiting and local artists to share their practice through workshops and ongoing weekly opportunities to meet on the dance floor.
We are delighted to again be hosting Rosalind Crisp for a workshop series this July. Early-bird rates close 30 June. Don’t miss this chance to learn from one of Australia’s most acclaimed and seriously fun artists!
Our new regular Wednesday morning Shared Practice program continues. In July we welcome two international guest artists, Jill Crovisier (Luxembourg) and Rebecca Scheinberg (UK). See below for more information about the practices they will be sharing. Along with the great list of artists lined-up for weekly Independent Dance Classes, there is no shortage of opportunities to stay warm and dancing this winter!
Image: Clare Hawley
WORKSHOP SERIES 2019
For over thirty years Rosalind Crisp has been dancing with and from the materiality of her body, developing tools for choreographic responsiveness in a continual feedback loop with gravity, flesh, breath, contents, imagination, attention and how things are constantly changing.
WORKSHOP ONE, 19–20 JULY, 11AM–5PM
In this 2-day practical workshop Rosalind shares her current dancing-thinking… “forensic obsession to detail versus mass of blubber / simple principles for swimming with the chaos / slipping your grip and hey presto! / performing at home…”
* open to all those interested in dance as arts practice *
WORKSHOP TWO, 19–22 JULY, 11AM–5PM
These 4-days include Workshop One and continue into guided personal practice and facilitated inquiry. *Please note on Monday 22 July the workshop will conclude at 4pm.
Call-outs for Expressions Of Interest for ReadyMade Works Moving Ideas Residencies open soon. Four funded residencies, including travel support for a regionally-based artist, will be available between October 2019 and March 2020. Follow ReadyMade Works on Facebook and Instagram and keep an eye on our website for more information. EOI’s open 1 July and close 31 July 2019.
Image Credit: Anna Kuroda / Murasaki Penguin by Matthew Syres
Shared Practice is a new weekly opportunity at ReadyMade Works to engage in the practice of different local and visiting choreographers. The sessions are a special chance to work with artists in a creative, workshop-style format. Each session includes a form of warm-up before moving into improvisation and/or choreographic practices particular to the artist. The sessions are facilitated by established local dance artists and visiting national and international guest artists. Shared practice is open to anyone who is interested in engaging in dance and choreography based practices.
June 26: Adelina Larsson
July 3: Adelina Larsson
July 10: Jill Crovisier (Luxembourg)
July 17: Rebecca Scheinberg (UK)
ADELINA LARSSON is a Swedish/Australian choreographer, curator, producer, performer and educator, based in Australia since 2007. She is the founder of the interdisciplinary research lab Strange Attractor, and was Artistic Associate at Critical Path 2017–19. For Shared Practice Adelina shares improvisation processes relating to her past and current projects.
JILL CROVISIER is a dancer and choreographer from Luxembourg who has presented her work throughout Europe and Asia. Jill dances for Cie Mirage (FR), Hannah Ma dance (DE), Andrea Hackl Projects (NL) and is currently touring her works Zement, the solo, SIEBEN, MATKA and The Hidden Garden. For Shared Practice Jill offers a dance session that allows the dancer to warm up their body, self-awareness in space and to surpass themselves. Jill will guide the dancers to explore different methods of creating movement based on improvisation, the use of different techniques and structured exercises. Working on the JC movement, a personalised choreography signature, the session allows you to discover some knowledge of it while keeping the importance of individuality. Watch video.
REBECCA SCHEINBERG (UK) was born in Sydney, Australia. On completion of her studies in 2008, Rebecca traveled to Israel to dance with Batsheva Ensemble. She also participated in the joint project of Riksteatern and Batsheva Dance Company in Sweden, performing Ohad Naharin’s Kamuyot. Rebecca has been teaching Gaga since 2009. Since 2011 Rebecca has been a photographer, working editorially and commercially in London, UK. For Shared Practice Rebecca will be sharing her practice of Gaga. Gaga originated from Ohad Naharin’s need to communicate with his dancers and his curiosity in the ongoing research of movement. Gaga classes are predicated on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensations.
ReadyMade Works is an ideal and affordable venue for running workshops and classes. Check out the below workshops that will be taking place at ReadyMade Works in the coming months for great opportunities to develop your practice and range of skills with experienced artists.
MOBILISE: DANCE TRAINING PROGRAM
26–30 August 2019
Presented by Dance Makers Collective and Alleyne Dance
Supported by FORM Dance Projects and Parramatta Artist Studios More Information
29–30 June 2019
De Quincey Co. at Articulate Project Space present a collection of short performances, installations, artworks and extraordinary music across three levels of the gallery. More Information
GENERATIONS AT PACT
10–13 July 2019 Olympia Olympia: Theatre collective Big Muscles Sad Heart turn the sporting spectacle on its head. Arena: Award-winning choreographer Martin del Amo joins forces with performance powerhouse An-ton. More Information
DIRTYFEET: CALL OUT FOR DANCERS
Due 8 July 2019
Expressions of Interest are currently open for DirtyFeet’s final two Choreographic Lab’s for 2019 with Renata Commisso & Gabriela Green at Readymade Works. More Information
Image: Alleyne Dance
About the Author
The ReadyMade Works Caretakers are: Rhiannon Newton & Adelina Larsson. More about them here.