LEARN THE REPERTOIRE

Learn the Repertoire: See the Show is a unique program for dance students to learn repertoire from each of the Dance Bites performances in a workshop led by the presenting company. Following this, students will experience a matinee performance and post-show Q&A with the artistic team.

For more information regarding the FORM Education Program contact:

Email: admin@form.org.au or education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
Phone: +61 2 9806 5609


RECITAL, MASTERCLASS

Image: Ross Coulter

In this masterclass we will introduce the material from Recital, a  strange and mesmeric double act that is set in the orthodox world of a music and dance recital.

You will explore some of the games that Claire (APRA Art Music Award winning percussionist) and Richard (Helpmann Award winning dancer) play, and  learn excerpts of Richard’s solos exploring the themes of polyrhythm and phase. The masterclass will consist of a warmup, games, repertoire and a creative task relating to the repertoire. After the performance there will be a Q&A with the artists.

Dates & Times
Saturday 2 March
10AM Masterclass (Riverside Theatre-TBC)
12:30PM Schools Performance (Lennox Theatre, Riverside)

Suitable for Advanced Secondary  (yr 11 & 12) and Tertiary dancers
Education Bookings: education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
PH: 02 8839 3308

Masterclass (individuals): $18
Masterclass and Show (school bookings): $28

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FULL CIRCLE

Image: Dom O’Donnell

I want to create a work that highlights the tradition of storytelling in West Africa and how it was used to pass on and share knowledge. How this tradition was then adopted by hip hop culture as a tool for survival and a way of giving a voice to marginalised young people.” – Lucky Lartey

Sydney-based dancer and choreographer, Lucky Lartey, draws upon his knowledge of traditional rhythms and dance as well as his understanding of contemporary movement practices to explore the longstanding relationship between hip hop culture and West African storytelling traditions. In this new solo work, Lucky will take you and your students on a personal journey revealing how hip hop has travelled full circle to Africa.

Dates & Times
Friday 7 June
10AM WORKSHOP (Studio location TBC)
12.30PM Matinee Performance (Lennox Theatre, Riverside)

Suitable for Years 10 – 12
Education Bookings: education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
PH: 02 8839 3308

Student: $28 & additional teachers (supervising teacher free)
Student: $22 (matinee only)

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A NIGHT’S GAME

Image: Irven Lewis

Join us as the rising stars of contemporary dance, twin sisters Kristina and Sadé Alleyne (Alleyne Dance) bring their internationally acclaimed show to Australia for the first time.

Trained in African, Kathak and Latin dance, as well as hip hop and circus skills, the sisters combine moments of extraordinary physicality with grace and beauty to explore the prospect of incarceration.

In the workshop prior to the show, students will have the rare chance to experience the sisters’ fast-paced and dynamic movement technique inspired and developed from working with the likes of Akram Khan, Retina Dance Company and Ultima Vez.

Dates & Times
Friday 6 September
10AM Schools Workshop (Studio location TBC)
12:30PM Schools Matinee Performance (Lennox Theatre, Riverside)

Suitable for Years 10 – 12
Education Bookings: education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
PH: 02 8839 3308

Student: $28 & additional teachers (supervising teacher free)
Student: $22 (matinee only)

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MEA CULPA

Image: Alex Apt

In her new dance-theatre ensemble work, French born Australian based multi-disciplinary artist Cloé Fournier explores how we relate to technology and how our social interactions have evolved and continue to change.

Driven by its science fiction driven narrative Mea Culpa takes you on a journey to a futuristic society inhabited by a microcosm of seven female bodies, part human, part machines.

The workshop will provide an insight in Fournier’s choreography which blends contemporary and French folk dance vocabularies.

Dates & Times
Friday 18 October
10AM Schools Workshop (Studio location TBC)
12:30PM Schools Performance (Lennox Theatre, Riverside)

Suitable for Years 10 – 12
Education Bookings: education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
PH: 02 8839 3308

Student: $28 & additional teachers (supervising teacher free)
Student: $22 (matinee only)

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