SUMMER SOLO SERIES
Joel Fenton and Collaborators
21 February 2014 - 23 February 2014
Image credit: Travis Cherry
Summer Solo Series is an exciting and unique dance project, that provides a valuable opportunity for dance artists to create, develop and perform short new solo dance works. Every participant in Summer Solo Series choreographs a 3-5 minute solo on a dancer and performs a solo choreographed by another participant. Summer Solo Series is dedicated to creating opportunities for dance artists to develop skills as a choreographer and dancer, explore creative new ideas, expand artistic networks and continue building a stronger, diverse and inclusive dance community.
What makes Summer Solo Series unique is the chance selection process at the beginning of the project. Once the applications close in early December, participating artists are randomly assigned partners to choreograph for and be choreographed by. Rehearsals begin at the end of the draw and continue until the performances at Dancehouse. This process gives participants an opportunity to expand their artistic networks through working with people they might not normally work with.
The dream for SSS is for it to become an annual event occurring every summer, providing a supportive platform for dance artists to develop their skills whilst establishing new artistic partnerships within the various dance communities.
Fri 21 Feb - 8pm
Sat 22 Feb - 5pm
Sat 22 Feb - 8pm
Sun 23 Feb - 5pm with a Q&A session afterwards
Where: Sylvia Staehli Theatre (wheelchair accessible)
Cost: $15 - $25
Bookings: click here
Tickets are also available as rewards for supporting the Summer Solo Series 2013-14 Pozible Campaign. VIP tickets are only available through supporting the SSS Pozible Campaign. The Summer Solo Series 2013-14 Pozible Campaign finishes at 12pm (midday) on Thursday February 20th. Support the Pozible Campaign here.
Image credit: Hayley Raw
Producer: Joel Fenton
Joel is a contemporary dance artist who works as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, producer, researcher, rehearsal director and passionate advocate for dance.
He has performed with Tasdance and in independent projects throughout Tasmania, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra, as well as on national television as a Grand Finalist for Australia's Got Talent. He has taught contemporary dance, improvisation and choreography classes and workshops throughout Australia. In 2013 he was awarded an Australia Council's JUMP Mentorship where he was mentored by Artistic Director and Choreographer Shaun Parker. Whilst in his final year of university at QUT in Brisbane, he produced Dance Photography Exhibition, featuring the work of 9 photographers and 50+ dancers. In 2011, he researched the 30 year history of Tasdance into an online archive which can be found at www.tasdancearchive.com.au
Choreographers/Dancers: Amanda Lever, Anna Seymour, Ashlee Barton, Bianca Mason, Celia Hepburn, Chloe Halmkin, Hannah Peake, Helen Smith, Joel Fenton, Kaci Hillis, Kathleen Gonzalez Villamizar and Ruby Dwyer.
Videographer: Elanor Webber www.melbournevideographer.com
Photographer: Gregory Lorenzutti www.gregorylorenzutti.com
DANCEHOUSE OPEN SEASON
Our Your Way! program is a way of offering support to productions outside our curatorial program. In offering the Your Way! program, we aim to contribute to advancing dance practice and performance by giving artists access to professional presenting opportunities. Twice per year (April and September/October during the Fringe festival) we host a limited number of non-curated productions.
Support: Everyone involved in Summer Solo Series, would like to thank Dancehouse for their incredible support in presenting Summer Solo Series 2014 as part of the Your Way Open Season. We would also like to extend a thank you to Elanor Webber, Gregory Lorenzutti, Ausdance Victoria, Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc and Yellow Wheel for their support for Summer Solo Series.