INCITE expands with new professional training for HSC students
Thanks to the generous support the NSW Government through Create NSW, we are excited to announcement the expansion of our INCITE program: INCITE Youth will be a three-year program of targeted workshops for young people and teachers across NSW.
INCITE Youth is the latest component of our INCITE professional training program, a theoretical and practical skills development program unlike any other currently available in Australia. Since its inception two years ago, INCITE has become the driving force behind the continued development of dance theatre as an art form in Australia.
“The development of the next generation of artists is a foundation pillar of Force Majeure and we are so excited to be able to extend the success of INCITE to incorporate a youth program. INCITE has quickly grown to be recognised as an invaluable addition to artistic professional development in Australia”, said Jo Dyer, Chair of Force Majeure.
“It’s extremely exciting to support Force Majeure in opening up their incredible multi-disciplinary movement-based theatre to youth audiences in this way,” said NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin.
“This program will integrate with and expand on the NSW high school curriculum, allowing students in Years 10 to 12 to push their artistic boundaries while acquiring skills directly applicable to their studies.
“I’m delighted to be able to offer this support through Create NSW’s Strategic Fund which is designed to allow us to address arising needs and opportunities across the NSW arts and cultural sector outside of our scheduled competitive rounds,” he said.
The curriculum-linked intensive one-week performance training program has been developed by Force Majeure Artistic Director Danielle Micich in consultation with education experts to provide a unique opportunity for young people looking to build their performance making skills and confidence.
“We are opening up our doors to share our expertise with the next generation” said Micich. “I know first-hand the benefits of bringing professional training into the lives of young people. I cannot wait to share Force Majeure’s devising process with young people, to build their artistic confidence, and to create pathways into the professional industry.”
A special first pilot program is open to NSW-based students and will be delivered in partnership with Carriageworks during the July 2019 school holidays.
Schools interested in being a part of the pilot program are encouraged to get in touch with Force Majeure at mailto:email@example.com