Sandi woo & Collective
Sandi Woo is a Brisbane-based independent producer, dance artist, community development facilitator and teaching artist. For over 20 years, Sandi has worked in the arts industry both as a freelancer and with established organisations in WA, NSW and now Queensland.
Open Practice with Sandi Woo and Collective
An open space for practitioners to facilitate and research movement practices drawn from their current interests and explorations relating to creative practices. This is an exploratory, laboratory environment where we get to try out, or try on, new ideas and ways of thinking about dance.
Open Practice welcomes anyone who is interested in investigating and reflecting on the possibilities of bodies moving (or not) in the studio space together. We encourage everybody to come along as a way to explore and exchange together in a supportive and nourishing environment.
Of particular interest within the Supercell Festival PARTICIPATE program, the group is keen to investigate:
- Ways to document / write about / reflect on practice
- The value of play / exploring / failing
- The cultivation of a space not geared towards ‘dance making’
The Open Practice session will consist of a range of improvisation frameworks and reflective practices that will allow the individual to lead and explore their own interests in more depth.
DATE: Thursday 15 February
TIME: 1 - 4PM (3 Hours)
LOCATION: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
*plus transaction fee of $5.95
sandi woo - facilitator
Sandi is a Brisbane-based independent producer, dance artist, community development facilitator and teaching artist. For over 20 years, Sandi has worked in the arts industry both as a freelancer and with established organisations in WA, NSW and now Queensland. In 2013 she was awarded the WA Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Regional and/or Community Dance for her project YouTubeMeDance working with the young people of Broome.
Sandi’s work aims at providing opportunities for artists and community to engage with movement and contemporary dance to develop their creative voice. Highlights for 2017 include delivering Ausdance Queenland’s 2017 Regional Dance Workshop program Community Bounce; working as a Teaching Artist on the QPAC, Royal Ballet and Micah Projects community project We All Dance and as a Producer for Annette Carmichael’s community dance project The Beauty Index (Denmark, WA). Most recently, Sandi initiated a studio-led research residency, eMErgence, at MetroArts to deepen an understanding of how dance and improvisation can foster mindfulness and provide personal and creative insights.
Emma Wilson - Facilitator
Emma is a choreographer and dance artist. She feels most alive when moving through nature, watching babies move and dancing with kids. Her daily movement medicine is a mishmash of somatic movement practices including BMC, Body Weather, Bartenieff Fundamentals, yoga and improvisation, all of which her partner generally describes is rolling around on the floor and making strange sounds.
Emma's most recent performance work, CARDp, frames the body as a series of inconvenient questions within the public space. CARDp explores a collection of reflective and performance practices which claim that what we think and feel about what we do, and how we articulate our involvement in what we are doing, are a mode of artististic expression in themselves. Emma has an ongoing investment in Open Practice, a movement based laboratory meet up. Her interest in Open Practice is to advocate for a space for artistic practice to exist untethered by conditions of production.