Up Close | An afternoon in the studio with EDC


Masterclass: Experience the new direction of EDC – Collaborative creative process + Q&A: Artistic Director Amy Hollingsworth

In this 1.5 hour masterclass, participants aged 16+ will be invited to experience some of the creative process from EDC’s upcoming international collaboration which will tour China and Australia, premiering at QPAC in November. This ambitious season will feature multiple choreographers including Artistic Director Amy Hollingsworth. The masterclass begins with a contemporary technique warm up led by an EDC ensemble member. Amy and the ensemble members will then share an insight into the company’s new creative processes through improvisation and collaborative creative tasks. One of the most exciting elements of this new season is its embracing of cross disciplinary partnerships including cutting edge AI technology. This is the perfect opportunity to be one of the first to experience the new direction of EDC collective.

After the class, join in a 1 hour Q&A session with EDC’s new Artistic Director, Amy Hollingsworth. Learn more about her, discover the new vision for the company and have your questions answered about all things dance, collaboration and nurturing a new collective.

Book now, as spaces are limited.


Saturday 30 March 2019

Masterclass: 12:30pm – 2pm | Q&A : 2pm – 3pm

Duration: 2.5 hours (attending both)


EDC Studio – Level 4, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts


Masterclass : $15 | Q&A : FREE

A few words from our industry partner

Amy Hollingsworth, AD

Expressions Dance Company

As the new Artistic Director of Expressions Dance Company, it’s my pleasure to articulate my support for Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance and its vision with genuine passion. I believe it is profoundly important to cultivate a strong arts community. Community gives us strength and gifts us like-minded individuals and visionaries to debate with,to make sure our ideas are robust enough, and that our creative fire burns brightly enough to capture the imaginations of many. Supercell strongly exemplifies these goals.

I’m proud to say that this drive is also at the very core of EDC’s new vision. We are committed to a new level of profound investment both in the development of collaborative, collective art and the artists creating it. We want to nurture the creative capability of future generations, encourage dance literacy and to balance challenge with engagement.

I am also very proud of the fact that Supercell has an incredibly strong all female producing team. As the third woman at the helm of EDC, I am passionate about the visibility of women in leadership roles. It is incredibly important for inspiring the future generations of female leaders: showing them what they can achieve and the impact they can have not only in the arts but also in their communities as leaders.

With such aligned sensibilities, we look forward to cultivating a significant and enduring partnership with Supercell and watching this festival truly thrive.