In Development

FORM Dance Pojects & Riverside Theatres present
in RESIDENCE

FORM believes in the importance for artists to access studio space in order to play with ideas, collaborate, develop work and rehearse. FORM welcomes artists on a need basis for  up to two-week residencies in its Parramatta-based studio pending on availability and relevance to FORM’s program.
Priority is given to artists developing work towards presentation in Dance Bites seasons.
Requests should be directed to production_form@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au or call 9806 5672


MURMURATIONS
OBSCURED CREATIVE LAB

Image Credit: Fearless Fat, instant photograph 2019, by M. Sunflower

Led by Director Sarah-Vyne Vassallo and Mentor Liz Martin, two performing artists, Briana Kell and Margot Politis, a multimedia artist, M.Sunflower and two sound designers, Annabel  Tan and Glenn McKenzie will collaborate in an experimental workshop process fusing artforms of Movement, Sound, Photography and Video.

Obscured Creative Lab will explore and reflect on the obscurities and invisibilities of unseen disability and illness.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Sarah-Vyne is a director, choreographer, writer and arts consultant with a career spanning 20 years in the Arts and Entertainment industry. Her practice intersects with dance, theatre, screen, visual arts, music and design engaging with some of the most prestigious arts companies in Australia.

11- 15 November


ANTON with SYDNEY ART QUARTET
FOUND

Image: Kristie Pike

Found is a new short dance work commissioned by Sydney Art Quartet, Choreographed by Anton with dancers Cass Mortimer Eipper and Kristie Pike. Found is a celebration of human spirit and connection. Out of the depths of darkness two souls find, protect and rebuild each other. Together they explore a intertwined and intimate dance of warmth, protection and joy.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Anton is a Sydney based arts professional who has navigated dance for 20 years. He successfully has worked in the industry as a performer, choreographer, artistic, movement and rehearsal director as well as a dance teacher. His vast experience includes major Dance and Theatre Projects, Art Festivals Projects, Live TV Events, Dance of Film, TV Commercials, Music Videos and Multimedia Dance Projects.

18- 25 November

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DEAN WALSH

Image: Freya Ludowici

Dancer and choreographer Dean Walsh is the inaugural recipient of the Create Space Dance Residency. The residency is a partnership initiative between AusdanceNSW, the Sydney Opera House and FORM Dance Projects, to provide supportive residency space for artists who identify as living with disability.

Dean will use the two-week opportunity to continue developing his (rather epic) solo work, EgoSystem. It was first presented, as Threshold: NRC, on a double bill with Cloè Fournier, for the inaugural ‘Generations’ program, at PACT centre for emerging artists in June 2018. As with several performative and choreographic aspects of the first ‘outing’ last year, the name has been changed / developed to better describe this more fully realised and funded version.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Dean has been a major influencer within the contemporary dance/performance, queer performance practice and disability arts access communities for the past 3 decades. He’s done a lotta stuff!

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15-26 July 2019


RHIANNON NEWTON

Image courtesy of DirtyFeet

Artist Rhiannon Newton has resided in Form’s studio prior to heading to Luxembourg for “Dance is a party” programme (3 May). During this time she prepared for her research residency, wherein she is planning to further develop a solo work which explores the interactions between memory and movement, through a focus on the female torso, as well as exercises of repetition and improvisation.

15-18 April _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

PEPA MOLINA

Image: Joshua Morris

FORM welcomes back Flamenco dance artist Pepa Molina for the development of her new work Perceptions. Pepa’s residency follows her 2018 “Without Borders Residency” supported by Blacktown Arts at the Residential Gardens, Sydney’s only Spanish speaking aged care facility. Pepa will return in the studio later in May and June.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Pepa Molina is an award winning Australian Flamenco artist with Andalusian heritage and a respected international profile. Her Flamenco productions have toured main theatre circuits in Spain, International music & dance festivals as well as Flamenco festivals across Europe, America and Asia, placing her amongst the leading international contemporary Flamenco dance companies.

4-8 March 2019


ALEXANDRA KNOX

Between 13-22 February, Australian dancer Alexandra Knox spent time in FORM’s studio, exploring possible collaborations with other artists.

“Recently I have had the rare pleasure of working with my mother Jennifer Barry (who worked with American choreographer Eleo Pomare and became one of the signature dancers of Australian Dance Theatre and Sydney Dance Company). I just recently completed a production entitled ‘Dancers with Dirty Feet’ which explores original repertoire of Eleo Pomare and Australian Dance Theatre, supported by the Australian Dance Theatre foundation, the Lincoln Centre Institute and the Eleo Pomare foundation (New York City). Since this time I have reflected on my own voice creatively and what it means to me personally.” Alexandra Knox

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Alexandra is a choreographer/dancer who has relocated to Sydney from Adelaide and has worked between the independent sector and companies such as Leigh Warren Dance Hub and Australian Dance Theatre.

13-22 February 2019


NARCI-FIXION

ANTON AND BRIANNA KELL

Following Supermodern Dance of Distraction presented by FORM in 2012, Anton is back in the studio for the seed development of a new work with Brianna Kell and composer Jai Pyne. NARCI-FIXION theatrically explores modern human narcissist tendencies prevalent in today’s, me, self-obsessed, tap and scan superficial society and is a mix of the serious and the super obtuse. The duet will delve into the psychology of ego and super ego and is a deep physical dance exhibition that investigates riotous movement, physical characters and humorous theatricality.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Anton is a Sydney based arts professional who has navigated dance for 22 years. He has successfully worked in the industry as a performer, choreographer, producer, project director, movement director, rehearsal director and dance teacher. Also based in Sydney, Brianna has performed and worked with companies The Farm in collaboration with Co3, TASDANCE, Limosani Projekts, DirtyFeet, and Murmuration. Anton 45 and Brianna 29 first met in 2012 at TASDANCE. From that point both knew they had an exceptionally strong mutual artistic connection that has grown from strength to strength. Over 2018 Brianna and Anton spent time in the Bangarra and Brand X studios pursing, pushing and exploring ideas for a new collaboration.

7-24 January 2019 (this residency was shared with ReadyMade Works)