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Professional Dance Theatre Intensive
INCITE is Force Majeure’s professional dance theatre intensive for mid-career and established artists. It is a two week-long, full time program offering invaluable training in the company’s devising process. Led by Force Majeure’s Artistic Director, Danielle Micich, the INCITE program will continue in November 2018 and will again include additional mentorship by international guest artist Ellen Lauren, renowned Co-Artistic Director of New York’s influential SITI Company.
After many years of experience as a maker, performer and mentor, Danielle Micich has spent the last three years developing and refining INCITE. The program provides artists with the requisite tools to maintain their practice and hone their creation process as dance theatre makers. It is specifically geared towards performers from multi or inter-disciplinary backgrounds who work with both text and movement. The training prepares the artist, physically and mentally, with an understanding of how to work within the art form of dance theatre.
The two week-long, small group intensive will focus on three key components in the process of devising dance theatre: training, improvisation and creation.
The training will incorporate simple and effective exercises that demonstrate how to work with the breath and the moving body. It combines skills for actors and dancers, in addition to artists working across multiple disciplines. The training improves performer focus, body awareness and prepares the performer for the ‘ready body’; a concept created by Danielle Micich.
Improvisation sessions will explore everything from how to talk about movement, to how to generate movement with text. Participants will delve into the very intention and purpose of movement with narrative, improvising through partner and ensemble work and practising how to work as a company.
Over the course of INCITE, each participant will become part of a company structure for the week. Danielle Micich will demonstrate how to work collaboratively on the creation of new ideas and how to make constructive decisions in the creative process of devising new work.
WHO CAN APPLY
INCITE is open to professional dancers, actors and makers with demonstrated industry experience and an existing practice. Experienced directors and writers seeking a deeper understanding of the dance theatre art form are also encouraged to apply. INCITE is not suitable for beginners or recent graduates. Please see our Masterclass schedule for more training options.
DATES, TIMES, COSTS
Dates: Monday 5 – Friday 16 November 2018 (Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 will be days off)
Times: 10am – 6pm daily
Cost: $950 AUD (payments can be made in instalments)
The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 27 April 2018. Participants will be notified by Friday 25 May.
There are 20 places available for this intake of INCITE.
Nuala Furtado, Associate Producer