Dancehouse

Spring Workshops

OCTAVIO CAMPOS
Movement Imaging

How does an image make you a better mover? When does dance feel like theater? What qualities contribute to the dynamic momentum of a movement story? Contrasts between extreme spatial extension and sensorial memory is the zone where this movement based improvisational technique class departs from.

Taking physical risks and playfully handling the body through different types of release will be explored through imagery and focus. Each class will consist of a rigorous warm up loosely inspired by the Gaga technique, German Expression and Laban analysis concluding with instant compositions for creating and executing dance theater in an open research situation. This workshop is open to dancers and actors with a curious and dedicated experience in bodywork.

Date & Time:
CANCELLED

Cost: $30 / $25 / $20
To book call 9347 2860 or email, info@dancehouse.com.au

Octavio Campos is a Miami born Cuban-American transdisciplinary artist. He studied dance and composition at the State University of New York at Purchase, Martha Graham School, Folkwang Schule of Pina Bausch and the Lincoln Center Director's Lab. Octavio's work has been performed in theaters and opera houses throughout Europe, North and South America. He has collaborated within the works of Robert Wilson, Vivienne Newport, Birgitta Trommler, Philip Glass, Los Carpinteros, Honeygunlabs, and currently with Rosie Herrera. Campos was honored at the Berliner Theater Treffen in 2001 for his choreography, a Miami Choreographers Fellowship recipient for 2005 & 2009 and Interdisciplinary Arts Fellow 2010 for the State of Florida. He has given master classes and workshops worldwide, notably at the Florida Dance Festival, Catholic University Belgium, Centro Cultural Lima, Frankfurt Schule de Darstellender Kunst, The Theater Offensive, St. Petersburg Music Hall in Russia, Broward Correctional Institute for Women in Florida at the New World School of the Arts and is founding artistic director of Camposition. (www.camposition.org)

Octavio Campos will also be teaching as a part of the Spring Training intensive at Dancehouse. Click here for more information.

 

ANTONY HAMILTON
Choreographic Workshops

Antony will introduce participants to his current methods of devising choreography. Utilising movement and voice, a keen awareness of space and the relationship to bodies and objects within it, the workshop will be physically and mentally challenging. Work will focus on the whole body as an apparatus to generate dynamic and rhythmic patterns. Utilising random number counting sequences combined with autonomous moving body parts, complex phrases and improvisations that explore the idea of perpetual motion are created. These are layered with vocal arrangements that have direct and indirect relationships to the movement. These expand the complexity of the movement tasks and the mind and body's ability to keep up with the them. Further complexity will be explored with the use of spatial coordinates mapped and physically articulated between bodies and objects.

Dates & Times:
Monday October 3 and Tuesday October 4
12pm - 2pm

Cost: $30 / $25 / $20 per single session OR $55 / $45 / $35 for both sessions

To book, call 9347 2860 or email info@dancehouse.com.au

Sydney born choreographer Antony Hamilton began breakdancing as a six year old in 1984 but began formal dance training in ballet, folk and jazz in 1987. This was balanced alongside a rigorous pursuit of the visual arts. At 18, he was accepted into both the National Art School in East Sydney, and The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Pursuing dance as his first priority, he maintained a presence with his painting through street art and small hybrid arts exhibitions. Since 1999 he has performed with the Australian Dance Theatre (Garry Stewart), Kage Physical Theatre (Kate Denborough), Chunky Move (Gideon Obarzanek) and Lucy Guerin Inc (Lucy Guerin) extensively throughout Australia and overseas.

As choreographer, he has worked both in Australia and abroad creating works for The Lyon Opera Ballet, Chunky Move, ADT, Dancenorth and others. In 2008 Antony directed and choreographed his first independent full-length work Blazeblue Oneline, a trailblazing and adventurous mash-up of dance, street art and design and in 2009 it received two Greenroom Awards. Other commissioned works include RGB (2010) for the Australian Dance Theatre, I Like This (2007) for Chunky Move co-directed by Byron Perry, The Sleeping End (2006) for Dancenorth, Black Project lll (2010) for the Lyon Opera Ballet as well as a number of short works for The Victorian College of the Arts, Stompin, Rogue and LINK. Antony's most recent independent work Drift (2011) was a dance/drive-in performance held at an undisclosed site in inner city Melbourne presented as part of Dance Massive.

Antony was the inaugural recipient of both the Russell Page Fellowship in 2004, and the Tanja Liedtke Fellowship in 2009 which included a choreographic residency at RadialsystemV, Berlin. He was also winner of the Greenroom Award for Best Male Dancer in 2005, and the Helpmann Award for Best Male Dancer in 2009. Other notable work includes collaborations with Director's Bureau film director Kris Moyes for music video and television, and choreography for multiple ARIA award-winning band The Presets. He was also nominated for the prestigious Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative in 2008.

 

We will also be holding morning classes from 27 September - 7 October. For more information, Click here