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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
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
OUT OF THE STUDIO, DIRTYFEET
EMMA HARRISON & CALLUM MOONEY
Madonna, Director: Emma Harrison
Out of the Studio is offering emerging choreographers an opportunity to begin the development of new dance works. Emerging choreographers are supported to take risks, explore their ideas in a theatre context and, open up their work to an audience. FORM Dance Projects continues it partnership on this program by providing studio space.
Director: Emma Harrison
Performers and Collaborators: Emalyn Knight, Mikayla Nangle and Emma Harrison
Sound and Music Designer: Luke Minness
Outside Eye: Kay Armstrong
MADONNA is a dissection of the iconography of specific women, deities and legends and a celebration of the relationship between the sacred and the profane.
Director: Callum Mooney
Performers: Kristie Pike, Jayden Wall and Neale Whittaker
Projection Artist: Carla Zimbler
COSMOS is a dance work exploring the idea of the human consciousness, dreams, death and the after-life. Through movement, projection mapping and sound design the three levels of consciousness are visualised as varied worlds within the brain.
9-27 September, 2019
Image courtesy of Pact Centre for Emerging Artists
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!
15-26 July 2019
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.
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
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
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)