SHARING IS PROFOUND AND LACKS PROTECTION

DURING THREE DAYS IN FEB, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DANCE TEACHERS AND DIRECTORS WILL GATHER AT THE FARMHOUSE ON THE GOLD COAST.

BONES WILL BE LAID BARE AND THEY WILL SHARE WHAT THEY KNOW AND WHAT THEY DON'T

 

SARAH JAYNE HOWARD, SIMONE TROUNG, KATE HARMAN, JOSH TOMPSON, LAURIE YOUNG, GAVIN WEBBER, ALICE KELL and others WILL MOVE FROM CLASS TO CLASS, SOMETIMES GUIDING, SOMETIMES FOLLOWING. 

THE FESTIVAL WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE MORNING CLASSES, CONTINUE INTO MORE INTENSIVE RESEARCH WORKSHOPS FOR THE BARE BONES PARTICIPANTS DURING THE DAY, AND THEN IN THE EVENINGS, THE FACILITATORS WILL BE INVITED TO SHARE EXCERPTS FROM CURRENT OR PREVIOUS WORK WITHOUT THEATRICAL ARTIFICE. BY SHARING EXCERPTS DEVOID OF LIGHTING DESIGNS, SET OR OTHER TECHNICAL TRICKS, WE WILL GENERATE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE CORE QUESTIONS THESE ARTISTS ARE WORKING ON.

IT'S only 150 bucks, and it's HAPPENING ON THE GOLD COAST IN SUMMER, SO WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE?

APPLY HERE

Images: Claudio Kirac

 

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“Their teamwork was amazing, their approach to the world inspiring, and their creative processes are mind blowing.

After they visited, I couldn’t help but brag and share my experience” 

Sarah Wang, Senior Student

 

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WORKSHOPS

GREENHOUSE - A YOUTH WORKSHOP BY THE FARM

Photo by Darcy Grant

 

Join the Gold Coast’s first professional dance company in a two day workshop in how to be a farmer. No, we’re not talking about working a plow. We’re talking dance - Farm style. The Farm have a national and international reputation for making some of Australia’s most exciting dance and physical theatre and we would like to share our knowledge, enthusiasm, dance moves, improvisation, partnering and imagination in a fun two day workshop for anyone aged 12 to 22.

 

This workshop will be run by The Farm’s  professional performers onboard to facilitate a program ranging from improvisation to Farm repertoire in a supportive and engaging environment. It’s a great way to discover what makes The Farm tick and why our work has been seen all over the world.

 

GreenHouse: A Youth Workshop encourages and inspires students to be themselves and to find their own artistic voice. It starts with a warm up and investigates not only how your body moves but why. Trust is crucial so we train partnering skills (something we’re very good at!) to develop camaraderie and teamwork - hallmarks of our creative process. Improvisational games will develop the participant's own imaginations and challenge them to find their spontaneity. Finally repertoire from specific Farm productions will be referenced and taught to give a window into our reasons and enjoyment for doing what we do.

 

Hurry places are very limited so secure your spot at The Farm!

 What: GreenHouse: A Youth Workshop by The Farm

When: September 24 & 25 2016

Where: The FarmHouse, 7/18 Mountain View Ave, Miami

Who: Anyone between the ages of 13 and 22 with a yearning to learn about contemporary dance, physical theatre and the creative process.

How much: $80 (+bf)  for two days including lunch.

Book Here for September Tickets

For more information please contact julia@thefarm.company


Yoga Chi Gung Movement

Yoga Chi Gung is a blend of teachings from India, China, Japan and Tibet mixed with the movement experience from The Farm’s Co-Director Gavin Webber. The class offers a way of unblocking life energy, increasing and condensing it and encouraging it to flow freely and smoothly. Like all internal arts, it works on catalysing self-awareness, mental clarity, emotional strength and stability, and physical vitality. It works on the systems, meridians and chakras in the body and is expressed through a fluidity of movement and the inner force of chi energy in the body.

Gavin Webber trained as a Yoga Chi Gung teacher with Grant Woolven in Brisbane and has taught yoga and dance classes all over the world. He combines his love of movement with the power and simplicity of Yoga Chi-Gung, utilising over 20 years of teaching experience, to create a profoundly beautiful way to wind up the day.
 

 What: Yoga Chi Gung Movement with Gavin Webber

When: Tuesday 23rd August 6pm - 7:30pm

& Monday 29th August 6pm - 7:30pm

Where: The FarmHouse, 7/18 Mountain View Ave, Miami

Who: Anyone of any age!

How much: suggested donation of between $10-$20

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a towel.



The Corner dance Lab 2016

Want to challenge your perceptions of what dance is with some of Australia’s leading dance makers? The Corner Dance Lab 2016 Expressions of Interest are now open!

SWEAT. PLAY. SHOW.

Creative Director of Dance Integrated Australia, Philip Channells and Co-Director/Choreographer of The Farm, Gavin Webber established The Corner Dance Lab in 2013. The 9-day dance Lab is suitable for artists wanting to challenge themselves physically, intellectually and artistically.

Based in Federal in the Byron Bay Hinterland, The Corner Dance Lab attracts local and international artists from diverse backgrounds, different embodiment and life experiences who want to challenge themselves to work in an inclusive dance environment.

The Corner Dance Lab engages renowned teachers that will instruct daily routines, practice, ideas and experiments for an intensive program encompassing technique classes and improvisation to Yoga and choreographic practice.

The Corner Dance Lab promotes the individual while occupying a supportive participatory environment and encourages constant dialogue and communication to feed the artist.

Be prepared to challenge yourself to find out what it is that is unique about you and what you have to say. No matter what type of dance you are interested in, without knowing your own voice you will never be able to speak.
— Gavin Webber

For artists selected to develop their choreographic practice at The Corner Dance Lab, they will be mentored and assisted to realise the beginnings of their creative ideas. There will be an opportunity to show their work in progress at The Main Event showing.

Keep checking back as applications for The Corner 2017 will open soon.

 

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW and Arts Northern Rivers through the Ministry for the Arts (IVAIS program). Dance Integrated Australia is an Associate Organisation of Ausdance NSW 2016 – 2018.