THE HOW

This is the place where both facilitators and participants let their hair down.

Time to sweat, dive deep into the mechanics of the moving body and find new ways to do what you do.

 
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Let it FLOW, ages 16+

Hsin- Ju Ely (aka Raw) | Taiwan

TIME: Tuesday 2 April, 9.15 - 10.45AM

SKILL LEVEL: Some experience required

VENUE: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Performance Space.

PRICE: $15 *plus fees and charges*

ABOUT: The class builds progressively from deep and static stretching to physical and dynamic phrases. Some of the main focuses of the class are the explorations of fluidity in the body and how to contact floor in a relatively effortless and released way, treat the floor as dance partners.  Finding a balance between what you control and what you let happen, how to recycle the energy of a movement into another.

ABOUT RAW: Born in Taiwan, QUT graduated. Raw joined Dancenorth from 2006-2009 under the direction of Gavin Webber and has worked with guest choreographers such as Antony Hamilton, RossMcCormack and Sarah Jayne Howard. Between 2009-2014, she worked as a freelance dancer and has worked with Stalker Theatre Company on a large-scale production called Shanghai Lady Killer, Gavin Webber’s Rock Show, in collaboration with Australian rock band Regurgitator as part of Q150 and Lisa Wilson’s Lake which toured regionally in Australia in 2014.
In 2015, she joined The Farm which based at the Gold Coast and has performed The Last Blast as part of Bleach Festival in 2016. Same year, she also performed in Seeing Place Productions TimeCapsule, Do You Speak Chinese in Shanghai Festival with Melbourne based artist Victoria Chiu and You Should Be Dancing for Brisbane Festival. Raw recently performed The Ninth Wave as part of Festival 2018.

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Movement and Qi, ages 16+

Wayson Poon | HK

TIME: Wednesday 3 April, 9.15 - 10.45AM

SKILL LEVEL: Professional experience required

VENUE: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Performance Space.

PRICE: $15 *plus fees and charges*

ABOUT: The workshop draws inspiration from Qigong, floor work with other somatic practices that support our sense of weight in motion. Trying to discover and develop a personal way of moving, I encourage personal expression and personal differences to exist. By using Forsythe improvisation methods and emphasizing to focus on the proper use of our breathing. The movement sequence or group improvisation at the end of class provides space for experiencing the Qi around us. The connection to fellow dancers and the pure pleasure of moving together.

ABOUT WAYSON: Hong Kong award-winning choreographer Wayson Poon dedicates himself to explore and develop a movement language that is unique to everyone's body. Guided by "Qi" from Taoist scriptures, Liquid Body and Five Rhythms, Wayson's movement and creations have combined oriental spirit and western methodology, and deciphered the essence of body from different aspects.

www.onthewayson.com

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T.H.E Dance Company Class, ages 16+

Anthea Seah | Singapore

TIME: Thursday 4 April, 9.15 - 10.45AM

SKILL LEVEL: Professional experience required

VENUE: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Performance Space.

PRICE: $15 *plus fees and charges*

ABOUT: T.H.E Dance Company Class by Anthea Seah This class is based on Anthea's practice, through her experience of dancing with T.H.E Dance Company. Through a combination of exercises and tasks, you are invited to listen and move with the body's innate expression, flow and dynamics.

ABOUT ANTHEA: Trained in Chinese dance, street, jazz and contemporary dance, Anthea Seah graduated in 2015 with a BA (Hons) dance degree from LASALLE College of the Arts, where she worked with various local and international dance artists. She was a member of T.H.E Second Company before joining T.H.E Dance Company as a professional dance artist in April 2015. She has also been involved in several projects with local dance collective, Sigma. Anthea was appointed assistant to Artistic Director in August 2017. Anthea is currently a main company artist of T.H.E and assistant to the artistic director.

T.H.E Dance Company Ltd

www.the-dancecompany.com


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Two Left Feet? ages 14+

Travers Ross | Australia

TIME: Friday 5 April, 9.15 - 10.45AM

SKILL LEVEL: No experience required

VENUE: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Performance Space.

PRICE: $15 *plus fees and charges*

ABOUT: Fall in love with the highest technology you could ever dream of! YOUR BODY and all ITS GAGETS - Connect to you, all of your senses in absolute presence and dance with them to create AWE. Dance is a story, a dream and transforms into sounds in lyrics from the inside out. Find the gift in your unco-ness and unlock your super sonic shapeshifting abilities to become something beyond yourself. Being yourself isn’t good enough so let me show you a deeper you if you will let me or just stay happy in the body and mind you have been all this life. Travers name represents where cross roads meet. He is a bridge for many worlds to meet and it is another level of respect beyond this White Supremacy.  

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ABOUT TRAVERS: Travers currently works as the founder of a creative production agency called AWE MILL but is a National and International focussed business growing. Awe Mill strives to bring more art, film, performance and creative events to the land down under and take ours O.S. From Awe Mill Mr Ross has started his own dance company called S.O.A, The very first show "CALLING TO BELONG” Debuted at Splendour in the Grass 2017, Had a documentary filmed on the process which went to the Event Cinema’s Gold Coast and was then taken to perform on the main stage in Surfers Paradise Beach for the Commonwealth Games FESTIVAL 2018 to name one of the plenty things Travers contributes to the arts and culture of the this continent.

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Land Connections, ages 8+

Katina Olsen | Australia

TIME: Saturday 6 April, 9.15 - 10.45AM

SKILL LEVEL: No experience required

Our Saturday workshops are open to the general public and professionals encouraging all ages and abilities to join in on the Supercell fun! We hope you can join us!

VENUE: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Performance Space.

PRICE: $15 *plus fees and charges*

ABOUT: Something for everyone, for the young as well as young at heart; together finding what it means to connect ourself to country and our heart to the earth. The class takes us through some simple but joyful sequences to ground ourselves whilst finding our belly / heart to earth connection. A chance share the experience of having fun, breaking a sweat and finding pleasure for our body and spirit through dance.

ABOUT KATINA: Katina’s choreographic interests interrogate her cultural dance and story through various forms including theatre, moving sculpture, film and installation. Choreographic highlights include Mother’s Cry for Sydney Dance Company’s New Breed, Yalu Dad and namu nunar for Festival 2018, Cleverman 2, Walking into the Bigness and Min Min for QUT’s Dance ’17.