Dancehouse

2018 PUBLIC WORKSHOPS

Dancehouse regularly plays host to workshops run by local and international practitioners. Bookings should be made through the contact details on each listing.

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5-Day ActionTheater Intensive Workshop taught by Licensed ActionTheater Practitioner
Danielle Cresp

22 - 26 January 2018

 

ACTION THEATER™ is a starting point for body-oriented theatre improvisation. It's a physical theatre training method and an artistic practice all rolled into one. In ActionTheater, the improviser follows the constantly changing interior of their imagination and responds with movement, sound and/or language.

DURING THE TRAINING participants will work alone and with others in physical & vocal exercises. Exercises isolate and invite exploration of the formal elements: time, space, shape and dynamics. These explorations quiet the conceptual mind and hone awareness. Other exercises strengthen and expand skills of performance: movement, voice, composition, listening and relationship. Participants increase their ability to hold and express emotion, enliven imagination, and recover lost personal material. Every exercise enlightens the relationship between intention, awareness and action as well as engaging the heart and mind.

This workshop is for performing artists who have previously done ActionTheater training or extensive physical theatre trainings in other styles. It's for artists wishing to engage deeper with embodied presence in movement, sounds and language. All EOI's from artists with a regular physical practice are welcomed!

Danielle Cresp is a Melbourne based ActionTheater Practitioner, Director and Improvisation Artist. 

Danielle became a Licensed ActionTheater Teacher under the watchful eyes of Ruth Zaporah herself in the heat of the New Mexican desert in 2011 and has been successfully teaching around Australia and Europe ever since. Her focus as a teaching-artist, director and improviser is on physically embodied presence. For the past 15 years Danielle has worked as a self-funded independent artist. Her passion for improvisation performance, shared artistic exchange, practise and directing has taken her to trainings, festivals and performance events across Australia, Europe and America.

Dates: 22-26 January 2018
Time: 9.30am-4.30pm
Cost: $550 waged; $400 unwaged; $350 earlybird (book before 10 Dec 2017) 
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/SYTR
Contact: Danielle Cresp
Email: mail@daniellecresp.com
Website: www.actiontheater.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/542000382815331/

 

TROPHIES with Boomers & Company
Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 February

 

Boomers & Company welcomes your participation in an exciting workshop called TROPHIES. The workshop is for mature adults who want to move their bodies, unleash their creativity and contribute their story to a worldwide project.  

 it will be fun
no experience is needed
move your body, challenge your mind, refresh your soul
meet other people
contribute creatively to the world

TROPHIES workshop explores through movement your feelings and thoughts about your prized possession (it could be your house, spouse, children, pet, car, stamp collection...). Boomers & Company lead artists Wendy McPhee and Glen Murray will guide participants through the 2 day workshop, unleashing creativity in a safe, supportive and enjoyable environment. 

Wendy McPhee has held positions as dancer, performer, rehearsal director and teacher with contemporary dance companies nationally and internationally since graduating from the Australian Ballet School in 1981.

Glen Murray is the Artistic Director of Invisible Practice and the founder and former Artistic Director of MADE. Glen has been a member of a number of Australia's foremost dance companies primarily the Australian Ballet and Sydney Dance Company in a career spanning over 17 years.

Boomers & Company is a global project of performance artists who delight in pushing the boundaries. We expand minds, energise bodies and nourish souls. We are courageous, bold and generous. Our focus is on mature people developing and enriching creativity through workshops, training and artistic outcomes. We generate content prolifically, with humour, creating a sense of belonging with participants. We want everyone to feel like we do when we're creative... joyous, enriched, alive!

Dates: Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 February 2018
Time: 1.00-6.00PM
Cost: $180 per person
Enrol: goo.gl/WVSQQC
Contact: Glen Murray
Email: boomersandco@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/boomersandcompany/
Mobile: 0417372242

 

Hoop Dance with Donna Sparx
Saturdays & Sundays, monthly

Hula hoop dance classes are all about fun, fitness, flow and freedom. A great way to tone up, tune in and take time out. Classes focus on finding connection with the hoop and self as a means to learning foundational hoop dance moves and tricks. Participants will be encouraged to play, explore, discover and develop their own individual hoop dance style. Using group and individual instruction, choreography, improvisation, practice and games, these sessions are for both beginners and hoopers at any stage of their hoop dance journey.

Donna Sparx is a hula hoop dancer, maker, facilitator and lover with a passion for bringing dance into the hoop and sharing the freedom found in play and flow. Having trained with Hooplovers and the Women's Circus as well as international hoopers from the UK and USA, Donna has facilitated hoop dance and shared the hoop sparkle for the past couple of years. When not making new playlists and hooping, Donna can be found training in German Wheel, dooping (hooping at the dog park – yes, it's possible to hula hoop, drink coffee and throw a ball for the dog at the same time), or deciding which leggings will best reflect her mood.

Dates: 10 Feb, 18 March, 29 April, 20 May, 30 June 2018
Time: 11.30-1.00PM & 11.30-3PM
Contact: Donna Sparx, 0404 291 425
Email: donna@hoopsparx.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoopsparx/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/donnasparx/

 

2-Day ActionTheater Workshops taught by Licensed ActionTheater Practitioner 
Danielle Cresp
Tuesdays & Wednesdays

ActionTheater is an improvisational physical theatre training and performance method created by Ruth Zaporah.

To read more about ActionTheater look at Ruth's website: www.actiontheater.com

In 2011 in the heat of the New Mexican desert, surrounded by adobe huts and the nightly call of coyotes, Danielle (under the watchful eye of Ruth Zaporah herself) became a Licensed ActionTheater Teacher.

Danielle has been teaching in Australia and Europe ever since! These ActionTheater classes are directed towards actors, performance artists, performers, dance practitioners, improvisers and other artists with a regular practice who are keen to engage with a greater awareness of their own physical state of presence in actions, sounds and words.

Dates: Tue 6 Feb & Wed 7 Feb - Tue 15 May & Wed 16 May 2018
Time: 9.30am-4.00pm
Contact: Danielle Cresp
Email: mail@daniellecresp.com
Website: www.actiontheater.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/542000382815331/

 

2-3 Day ActionTheater Workshops taught by Licensed ActionTheater Practitioner 
Danielle Cresp
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

ActionTheater is an improvisational physical theatre training and performance method created by Ruth Zaporah.

To read more about ActionTheater look at Ruth's website: www.actiontheater.com

In 2011 in the heat of the New Mexican desert, surrounded by adobe huts and the nightly call of coyotes, Danielle (under the watchful eye of Ruth Zaporah herself) became a Licensed ActionTheater Teacher.

Danielle has been teaching in Australia and Europe ever since! These ActionTheater classes are directed towards actors, performance artists, performers, dance practitioners, improvisers and other artists with a regular practice who are keen to engage with a greater awareness of their own physical state of presence in actions, sounds and words.

Dates: Fri 23-Sun 25 March | Sat 21-Sun 22 April | Fri 25-Sun 27 May
Time: 9.30am-5.00pm
Contact: Danielle Cresp
Email: mail@daniellecresp.com
Website: www.actiontheater.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/542000382815331/