During 2016 there will be two separate Hotbed workshops to form part of the Keir Choreographic Award Public Program led by two visiting international artists. The first workshop taking place on the first weekend of April will be led by Chrysa Parkinson, the second workshop at the end of April by Sarah Michelson. Both workshops will be on application and limited to only 15 participants.

THERE ARE TWO SEPARATE APPLICATION FORMS FOR THESE WORKSHOPS. APPLY ONLINE – LINKS BELOW.
2016 HOTBED #1 WITH CHRYSA PARKINSON
Part of the 2016 Keir Choreographic Award Public Program
Presented by Dancehouse in partnership with Lucy Guerin Inc

Dates: Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd April 2016
Times: 11pm – 5pm
Venue: Lucy Guerin Inc studio, 28 Batman Street, West Melbourne
PRICE: $60 for the two days
APPLY ONLINE NOW
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm MONDAY 21ST MARCH | Places are VERY limited and decided on application ONLY.
ABOUT CHRYSA PARKINSON
Chrysa Parkinson is a dancer living in Brussels and Berkeley, California. She lived in New York for many years and performed with Tere O’Connor Dance, Irene Hultman, Mia Lawrence, Jennifer Monson and Mark Dendy, among others. She began traveling to Belgium in 2000 to work on improvisational performance with Zoo/Thomas Hauert and David Zambrano. Since then she has also performed with: Adrian Heathfield, Veli Lehtovaara, Remy Heritier, Boris Charmatz, Andros ZinsBrowne, Rosas/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jonathan Burrows, Mette Ingvartsen, Phillip Gehmacher , Eszter Salomon , John Jasperse, Deborah Hay, Alix Euynadi , Meg Stuart and Joaquim Koester. She has taught in the US, Europe and Australia, and yearly at PARTS (be) since 1998. Chrysa’s writing and films have been published and distributed internationally. Her most recent project, The Dancer as Agent Collection, is available at Oralsite.be. She is the Director of the New Performative Practices MFA program at DOCH/Uniarts in Stockholm.
INFO FOR PARTICIPANTS
This workshop aims at adding to the ongoing process of skilful perception by engaging with submerged fictions, performance modes and movement through physical performance practices. The mornings will focus on movement scores and the afternoons will involve memory, discussion, writing and reading in relation to the mornings’ work. We will work to find ways for each individual to document their own experiential authorship in a way that allows for the potential of looking forward to looking back. The performer’s experience can be considered as an ongoing series of events: looping back, rebuilding, erasing, uncovering, disenchanting, replacing, and stumbling into unknown territory. A performer represents or produces temporary roles and identities as part of a contained continuity – their own experiential authorship. This type of authorship is not necessarily progressive, doesn’t necessarily improve or devolve. It has plasticity. It’s a continuity that accepts and resists form, folds and swells, is flexible and forceful. The question of how to document the complexity of the performer’s experience is central to the workshop. Language will be engaged for its ability to distinguish one thing from another. Physical experience will be useful for its ability to humble and destabilize these distinctions. Performance experience will be useful.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM TO APPLY.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm MONDAY 21ST MARCH

NOTE: In order to participate in these projects you must be a Dancehouse Member (or become a member online)

Email: claire@lucyguerininc.com if you have any questions.

The 2016 Keir Choreographic Award is presented by Dancehouse, Carriageworks and the Keir Foundation and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
2016 HOTBED #2 WITH SARAH MICHELSON
Part of the 2016 Keir Choreographic Award Public Program | Presented by Dancehouse in partnership with Lucy Guerin Inc

DATES: Thurs 28th April – Sun 1st May 2016
TIMES: Half days time tbc
VENUE: Lucy Guerin Inc studio, 28 Batman Street, West Melbourne
PRICE: $60 for the four part-time days
APPLY NOW ONLINE
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm MONDAY 21ST MARCH | Places are VERY limited and decided on application ONLY.

ABOUT SARAH MICHELSON
Choreographer Sarah Michelson’s work has been presented by The Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA, BAM, PS 122, The Kitchen, The Walker Art Center, Chapter Arts (Cardiff, UK), On the Boards, Venice Biennale, SommerSzene Salzburg, Tanz im August (Berlin) and Zurich Theater Spektakel Festival. She has received three Bessies, 2012 Bucksbaum Award, 2012 Doris Duke Artist Award, 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2008 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award, 2006 Alpert Award in Dance and Der Foerder prize. Sarah Michelson has created several evening-length works and modular works including her most recent works tournamento (2015) for the Walker Arts Center, 4 for The Whitney Museum of American Art (2014); Devotion Study #3 (work in progress), MoMA for the Some sweet day series curated by Ralph Lemon (2012); Devotion Study #1, The American Dancer, The Whitney Museum of American Art (2012) and Devotion, which premiered at The Kitchen, New York (2011).
INFO FOR PARTICIPANTS
This workshop will be a chance for us to spend some time together try to understand what our intentions are in this moment in relation to dance making and choreographic practice.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm MONDAY 21ST MARCH
NOTE: In order to be considered for this project you must be a Dancehouse Member (or become a member online)

PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM ONLINE.
YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL OF THE OUTCOME BY THURSDAY 7TH APRIL.

Email: claire@lucyguerininc.com if you have any questions.