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HOW TO LIKE DANCE with WITNESS

A DANCEHOUSE 2018 KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARD PUBLIC PROGRAM

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Every work of art is an invitation, but sometimes we don't know how to respond. We have expectations about what art is and what it expects from us, often without being conscious of them, that get in the way. Fully responding to work can be a process of unlearning, putting away our expectations so we can get closer to our own experience. This is a workshop series for general audience members who would like to do some unlearning as they learn, programmed around the performances of the Keir Choreographic Awards. We'll be beginning with some basic questions: What does it mean to be an audience member? How do we experience performance? And how do we articulate our experience afterwards? Join Alison Croggon and Robert Reid, co-editors and founders of the critical website Witness Performance, in a series of workshops designed to enhance your experience of performance. READ MORE

 

Where: Dancehouse

Date: 4-11 March

Time: 1-4pm (March 4 & 11), 6:45pm-9:45pm (March 6 & 7)**
Price: $60 (this workshop will entitle participants to complimentary KCA tickets for the 6 and 7 of March)*

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*In order to be considered for this workshop, you must be or become a Dancehouse Member.

**Audience members should arrive 15 minutes prior to performances on the 6th and 7th and expect the post-show conversation to go for 45-50 minutes.

 

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Alison Croggon is an award winning fantasy novelist, poet and critic who lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is the author of several novels, including the acclaimed young adult fantasy quintet, The Books of Pellinor, several collections of poems and libretti written for composers Andree Greenwell, Michael Smetanin and Iain Grandage. Until 2012 she published reviews and critical texts on her blog, Theatre Notes, and in 2009 was named the Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year. With Robert Reid, she is co-founder of  the curated critical website Witness, which launches in March 2018. More information on Alison Croggon can be found on her website.

Robert Reid is a playwright, director and academic. His award-winning plays have been produced by the Melbourne Theatre Company and his own independent companies. He is artistic director of the games-based performance company, Pop Up Playground, and his Platform Paper on theatre and digital marketing was published by Currency Press in 2011. He recently completed his PhD in Australian Theatre History.

 

The Keir Choreographic Award Dancehouse Public Program is presented by Dancehouse in partnership with Faculty of the VCA and MCM | University of Melbourne, Abbotsford Convent, Lucy Guerin Inc., BalletLab and Temperance Hall, City of Yarra, Critical Path, Goethe Institut Australia and The Mill.

Dancehouse would like to warmly thank the Keir Foundation for making this public program possible.