DADS, image: Heidrun Löhr
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DANCE BITES 2016
DANCE MAKERS COLLECTIVE
For their latest production, Dance Makers Collective are seeking advice from their dads, on how to make dance. ‘Dad dancing’ is much derided, but ask a dancer’s father, “when is it ok to dance?” or “why bother dancing?” and the answers are not what you’d expect. Enter a world of secret solo dance practice, gender bending, philosophising and joyful experimentation. As contemporary dancers take their artform for a walk back through their family history, they investigate the cultural relevance of dance and its timeless ability to nurture collective experience.
About Dance Makers Collective
Dance Makers Collective is a group of Sydney based dancers and choreographers. With a fluid, collective structure DMC aims to support the development of new dance work by its members, from research stages right through to production, building vibrant and highly collaborative working relationships.
“Dance Makers Collective has imagination, thoughtfulness, individuality, performing ability and commitment. Even a sense of humour ” Jill Sykes– Sydney Morning Herald
DEVISORS AND PERFORMERS: MATT CORNELL, ANYA MCKEE, SOPHIA NDABA, KATINA OLSEN, MARNIE PALOMARES, MELANIE PALOMARES, CARL SCIBERRAS, MIRANDA WHEEN AND ROSSLYN WYTHES
2 – 5 NOVEMBER 8PM
LEARN THE REPERTOIRE
4 NOVEMBER 10AM
SEE THE SHOW
12.30PM MATINEE WITH Q&A
SHOW ONLY $20
Seniors Week – Social Dancing Workshop
During Seniors Week 2016, Dance Makers Collective offered a workshop for seniors to learn and explore social dance, with a contemporary twist, in a fun and supportive environment. This year, Dance Makers Collective will premiere their newest stage production DADS, which takes a look at contemporary dance through the lens of our fathers, whose ideas about dancing are not always what you’d expect. To involve the community and share this work DMC invited local seniors to come and dance with them at Riverside Theatres.
This workshop was led by DMC members Matt Cornell and Anya Mckee, who will taught group social dancing from research conducted with fathers and grandfathers with vastly different perspectives on dance. Where ‘old time’ meets ‘grooving’ to hit music from Johnny Cash to Michael Jackson, this dance hall was suited to anyone looking for a great time – mums, dads, grandparents and friends!