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INCITE Intensive 2019
Professional Dance Theatre Intensive
INCITE Intensive is Force Majeure’s professional dance theatre program for mid-career and established artists and it will continue in November 2019. It is a two week-long, full time program, led by Force Majeure’s Artistic Director Danielle Micich, that offers invaluable training in the company’s devising process.
After many years of experience as a maker, performer and mentor, Danielle Micich has spent the last four years developing and refining INCITE Intensive. 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 Intensive, 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 Intensive 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 Intensive is not suitable for beginners or recent graduates. Please see our INCITE Masterclass 2019 schedule for more training options.
DATES, TIMES, COSTS
Dates: Monday 4 – Friday 15 November 2019
(Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 will be days off)
Times: 10am – 5pm daily
Cost: $950 AUD (payments can be made in instalments)
Applications for INCITE Intensive 2019 will open soon. Please keep an eye on this page for details.