WE ARE HERE, July Weekend Inclusivity Intensive
Continued Process, Altered Location (CPAL) by Gabriela Green Olea

WE ARE GABI is a 2-day inclusivity intensive with creative artist Gabriela Green Olea. Participants will join Gabriela’s CPAL creative process that looks at the creation of art being a part of the community and just as valuable as a finished product.

“This ongoing project pays homage to Yvonne Rainer and Robert Morris’ 1969-1970 work ‘Continuous Project, Altered Daily’. Their practice sought to break down the barriers between everyday living and artistic creation. It treats art not as a product, but as a way of existing in the world. My project works within the realm of live dance theatre or in a residence performance style model. The work deconstructs art as product to greater reveal the creative process.

The first iteration of CPAL took form in a basketball court in Bega in 2017 and the second instalment took place in a park in Newcastle for the This is Not Art Festival 2018. In this third instalment I will continue the process with the WE ARE HERE Company and guests.

At its heart CPAL is about people coming together and argues that art is not something that should be created behind closed doors but is part of and about community. It postulates the idea that the doing and practising of art is just as valuable as the finished product. It is within this new relationship where we will establish a unique experience that exists only in the space and time of that event.”

Dancers and non-dancers welcome, CPAL is an inclusive space for all people.
Age 18 years or over
Capacity max 20 participants.

Saturday 3 July 10am-5pm
Sunday 4 July 12pm-4pm

Northmead Studio, Elizabeth Crescent, Northmead, NSW 2152 (corner of Northmead Reserve)

WE ARE HERE artist (included in term fee)

General Public Fee
Both days $80
Saturday Only $50

To book please email your details to: weareherecom20@gmail.com

Gabriela Green Olea

Gabriela is an activist and dance artist who works across many mediums, with all people and within inclusive environments. As a daughter and granddaughter of a refugee family, her work responds to the ideas of cross-cultural identity and the transitional space of belonging to community and place. Gabriela graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2014 and post uni has learnt so much from spending time dancing with many great artists including Becky Hilton, Ros Crisp, Emma Saunders, Ngioka Bunda-Heath, Oscar Poncell, Sarah-Vyne Vassallo, Vicky Malin (UK), Shana O’Brien, Riana Head-Toussaint, Holly Craig and Imogen Yang. Most recently, Gabriela presented ‘Memoria Del Cuerpo Vivo’ at Dancehouse Melbourne 2021 responding to her family’s history and the current unrest in Chile and how dance allows access to these stories. Gabriela is now interested in Dance as Activism and is facilitating COPE FLOW a multidisciplinary artist lab at Four Winds on Djiringang Land for First Nations artists and artists of colour working in regional NSW. Gabriela will continue to dive into Dance as Activism in 2021 through an Ausdance Residency and a PACT solo artist residency. Gabriela currently resides in Western Sydney and loves working in diverse ways with FORM Dance Projects, Dirtyfeet and PYT Fairfield. In 2020 Gabriela performed at the Sydney Festival in ENCOUNTER commissioned and produced by FORM Dance Projects, directed by Emma Saunders, and continues to work with Emma and FORM in the WE ARE HERE Company and curated program. Gabriela is excited to facilitate WE ARE GABI in June this year.

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