The weekly sessions are a chance to work with different leading local and visiting dance artists in a creative, workshop-style format. Each session includes a form of warm-up before moving into the improvisation and/or choreographic processes of the facilitator. 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.
Please get in touch if you would like more information about the sessions or are interested in leading a Shared Practice session:
Time: 10am–12 noon
When: Wednesday mornings
Where: RMW Studio, Ultimo
Images by Clare Hawley
BROOKE STAMP is a performer and choreographer. Her career spans a body of process driven, cross-disciplinary collaboration and experimentation, - bridging movement, improvisation, sound, installation and text for theatre and museum spaces. She's developed a legacy as a teacher and dramaturgical mentor to emerging artists over the past two decades. Currently based in Sydney, Brooke was awarded Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship for Dance in 2017, and has an MFA from the UNSW Art and Design School.
SHARED PRACTICE: The session will be geared toward synthesising practices of somatic engagement with choreographic strategies for dance and cross-disciplinary thinking. I will share how my own movement practices have been guided by principles of authentic movement and improvisation, vocalising and drawing. Together, we will explore how these practices can extend the experiential, toward languages, images and score articulations that become useful in flow across collaborative artistic contexts, and theatre and museum-based performance.
OMER BACKLEY-ASTRACHAN is a NSW based dancer and choreographer. Originally from Israel, Backley-Astrachan has worked extensively overseas with an array of choreographers and dance companies such as Kamea Dance Company, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company 2, Idan Cohen Dance Company, Jerusalem Dance Theatre, Maya Levi, Sally-Anne Friedland, Rotem Tashach and more.
SHARED PRACTICE: Let’s make a new [temporary] world together. Join me for an imaginative-collaborative-responsive improvisation play which focuses on internal and external narratives. Through this shared practice, boundaries will be expanded and an ad-hoc culture can emerge.
In this physical playground, our subjective perception of narrative stipulates the next move, provoking a responsive action where movement is driven by forces rather than meaning. Through our shared practice, I am hoping to discover a unique set of rules or logic through which alternate story-lines can emerge.