Learning Curve is a Dancehouse mentoring and further training program that brings dancers/choreographers together with an established facilitating artist in a concentrated and intimate studio experience.

Tony Yap

TONY YAP, born in Malaysia, has a background is in the visual arts, physical theatre and dance. Tony was one of the principle performers with IRAA Theatre (1989-1996) and has worked extensively in Australia and overseas including Agamemnon Festival Colline Torinese, Italy, and The Trojan Woman, Vienna International Art Festival. Tony has collaborated with many companies and individuals in Australia, Indonesia, Austria, Italy, France, Malaysia, Denmark, China, Vietnam, South Korea and Japan.
Tony has received numerous nominations and awards including his solo work The Decay of the Angel which won him a Green Room Award for Best Male Dancer. Tony received two Asialink residencies to work in Indonesia in 2005 & 2013, and in 2008 he received a Dance fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts to develop and produce a major body of solo work, The Buddha Body Series, which culminated in the recent work 'Rasa Sayang'.  Tony is the founding Creative Director of Melaka Arts and Performance Festival.

This year Tony is returning to Indonesia to deepen his understanding of traditional Javanese forms. He will undertake masterclasses with R.Ay Sri Kadarjati Ywandjana to incorporate philosophical ideas into his own dance practice. He continues to facilitate workshops to investigate the bridging of existing traditional/contemporary dichotomies; and psycho-physical 'raw' trance practices.

More information about Tony Yap can be found here

Learning Curve 2013

Tony is committed to the creation of an individual dance theatre language informed by three interconnecting forms: psycho-physical; Asian shamanistic trance; and butoh.

In Learning Curve 2013 with Tony, participants will explore, presence, states of being, and various emotional elements in relation to movement and performing.

Learning Curve was originally set up as an initiative to support the development and broaden the experience of emerging artists, however dancers of all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.

When:   Week 1) Tue 2 – Sat 6 April
               Week 2) Mon 8 – Thu 11 April - PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED!
Time:    9.30am - 1.00pm, and on Thu 11 9:30am - 5pm (lunch break)

Participants will need to be available to attend all sessions

Participation is by application and free of charge. Participants will need to be a Dancehouse member or become one.

To apply please use this application form

DEADLINE: Friday 15 March, 5pm

For further questions please contact:
Olivia Millard, Program Producer
Ph 03 9347 2860