This season, our first as Curators at Dancemakers, marks a change in course. As a curated organization, we’re now hosting a multiplicity of artistic perspectives and opening our doors to a range of people, expressions, and activities. Everything that we’re doing as a centre for dance comes back to those questions that we’re most interested in asking — ‘what is dance?’, ‘why are you dancing?’, and ‘how do you define what you are doing, right now?’
Over the coming months, we’re harbouring and presenting artists who are rigorously attempting to tackle these concepts. Our first ever Resident Artists, Dana Michel and Zoja Smutny, each blow apart the assumptions and trends around these questions. They are working in spaces that re-think originality and re-work the fabric of performance itself. Later in the season we present the extraordinarily political/absurd Keith Hennessy alongside the magical Andrew Tay and provocateur Eroca Nicols, all artists interrogating the form of dance while continuing to embrace the infinite possibilities offered by the live body in space.
And along with this, there’s something here for you. If you like dance film, we have a festival for that. If you’ve never danced outside of your bedroom, you can learn some moves from our Resident Artists. For professionals, you can train with us, show new work and have a say in our programming. And if you’re an artist working in any form, we want to have conversations with you about what dance is and can be.
Join us to see new work as it’s made, be swept away by performances, chat over coffee and biscuits and have a dance. Welcome to our house.
TWO (APRIL 28-MAY 16)
ONE (January 21-31)