Are you interested in working with people with disability through dance and movement?
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a workshop for dancers, teachers, theatre workers and interested others
The workshop will be lead by Janice Florence, Artistic Director of Weave, an inclusive Melbourne dance theatre company exploring and innovating in inclusive dance for 17 years.
The workshop will focus on the use of improvisation in creating choreography and improving dance technique. We will look at various provocations for improvisation and how they can work with diverse participants.
This is a practical workshop where you participate actively.
Weave Movement Theatre is a dance/movement based performance company, formed in 1997. Weave comprises performers with and without disability, combining dance, physical theatre, spoken word, pedestrian movement and physical humour. Weave’s work subverts audiences expectations and challenges conventional ways of seeing dance performance and disability.
Weave has worked with many guest teachers and directors including Sally Smith, Born in a Taxi, KAGE Physical Theatre, Dianne Reid, Kat Worth, Michelle Heaven, Caroline Bowditch and Yumi Umiumare.
Janice Florence is a dancer with a disability. She has been dancing for many years before and after becoming paraplegic in 1987. She has trained in dance in Australia and the USA. Her dance explorations have spanned many years and many places, with improvisation techniques a strong focus. She was a member of the company State of Flux teaching, researching and performing Contact Improvisation for 10 years. She has been Artistic Director of Weave for 17 years.
Date: Saturday February 14 2015
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: Northcote Town Hall
Cost: $50 full / $35 concession
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0400 031 418