Learn the Repertoire – See the Show

Dance Bites is FORM Dance Projects’ curated signature program of contemporary dance works produced by some of the most innovative and exciting independent choreographers and companies. Learn the Repertoire, See the Show offers dance students a unique opportunity to learn repertoire from each of the Dance Bites works in a workshop led by the artists followed by a matinee performance and a post-show Q&A.

LOCATION
LENNOX THEATRE

DURATION
Workshop: 60 mins (no break)
Shows: 50-90 minutes (plus 20 mins Q&A)

PRICE
Show and Workshop Package $32 per student and additional teachers
Show and Q&A only $25 per student and additional teachers


FAR FROM HOME, FRIDAY 17 MARCH 2023
ALLEYNE DANCE (UK)

Far From Home is a hard hitting, atmospheric, abstract narrative dance production exploring the topic of immigration. This workshop offers dance students an opportunity to learn and experience the Alleyne sisters’ fast paced and dynamic movement technique inspired and developed from working with the likes of Akram Khan, Retina Dance Company and Ultima Vez. After the workshop, students will see a matinee performance and participate in a post-show Q&A with the artistic team.

Packaged with performance and Q&A at Riverside Theatres, FORM offers the alternative option of off site workshops to be hosted at your school/studio from 6 March – 10 March 2023 with a minimum participants of 20. Contact admin@form.org.au for availability.

“The Alleyne sisters workshop helped me understand contemporary dance in how you can use feelings to make movement instead of movement to feelings” NAISDA student, 2019 Learn the Repertoire, See the Show.

For students years 9-12
Workshop at 10am
Show and Q&A at 12.30pm

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Image: Alleyne Dance, Far From Home, Photo: Camilla Greenwell


VALUE FOR MONEY FRIDAY 5 MAY
GUTS DANCE//CENTRAL AUSTRALIA
Toured by Artback NT

Led by collaborating performers and GUTS Director’s Frankie Snowdon and Madeleine Krenek, the workshop will begin with a warm up followed by an introduction to improvisational tools used within the process of creating Value For Money, designed to build trust, consideration and high level listening between bodies. Finally, students will learn a portion of repertoire from the work that is concerned with uniformity and masking of the individual, both as movement and conceptual concerns.

Learn the Repertoire, See the Show offers dance students an opportunity to learn from the artists and gives the student insight to GUTS Dance. After the workshop, students will see a matinee performance and participate in a post-show Q&A with the artistic team.

Packaged with performance and Q&A at Riverside Theatres, FORM offers the alternative option of off site workshops to be hosted at your school/studio on 2 May 2023 with a minimum participants of 20. Contact admin@form.org.au for availability.

Please note the matinee will be a clothed performance.

Suitable for Years 9 – 12
Workshop at 10am
Show and Q&A at 12.30pm

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Image: Value for Money, Photo: Ivan Trigo Miras


PERCEPTIONS FRIDAY 21 JULY
PEPA MOLINA (Australia/Spain)

Perceptions sees flamenco dance artist Pepa Molina return to the Riverside stage following Bush Bailando premiered by FORM in 2016. Bush Bailando earned the artist the 2016 Dance Australia critic’s choice for Most Interesting Artist. In her new work, Pepa will surround herself with renowned performers from Spain exploring the intricacies, superstitions and cliches in Flamenco’s past and present.

The workshop will introduce students to the art of Flamenco and its cultural history, a wonderful blend of entertainment and education. Students will learn how Flamenco music, song and dance all relate to each other with demonstrations of the varied Flamenco instruments and techniques involved in Perceptions such as castañuelas (castanets) & Flamenco dance (Baile).

Suitable for Years 9 – 12
Workshop at 10am
Show and Q&A at 12.30pm

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Image: Compañía Pepa Molina, Photo: Joshua Morris courtesy of Blacktown Arts & Paco Villalta

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